A Satellite-based Information Kiosk (SBIK) developed by the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) was today inaugurated at the North Eastern Council (NEC) headquarters here.
NEC secretary Ram Muivah inaugurated the kiosk, considered as one of the unique initiatives of NEC executed by NESAC in close collaboration with State Remote Sensing Applications Centres of North Eastern Region to showcase the capability of Space Technology inputs for developmental planning activity through single window system.
He said the kiosk was launched with an objective to strengthen the planning and monitoring mechanisms of the projects funded by NEC and other organizations of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and various Central Government Departments in the NER.
Similar kiosks have been installed at the chief secretary's offices of all eight NE states and also at the NEC office in Delhi, Muivah said.
He said the kiosk would contain information on land use land cover (LULC), wetlands, wastelands, forest working plan, land degradation map (LDM), roads, drainages and settlements, soil map on each of the states.
It will also have ground water prospect map, wetlands infrastructures, inputs for disaster managements support programme, using space technology inputs for satellite data coupled with intense ground truth for different periods and scales.
It is installed in a Touch Screen Based System and allows users to get live weather updated from MOSDAC site of ISRO and Bhuvan Satellite and Base Data. It is also linked with the Geoportal - North Eastern District Resources Plan developed by NESAC, he said.
The kiosk has become one of the important tools for a large number of Line Departments of North Eastern Region.