Rajnath Launches Portal For Defense Land Management System, November 19 With almost 9,800 acres of military land having being encroached upon across the country, the Ministry of Defence today launched a land management system to have better efficiency. This will integrate several mapping tools into the existing “Raksha Bhoomi” software, which was launched with the data updated in 2011. The LMS developed by the Department of Defence in conjunction with the Director-General Defence Estates and the Armed forces was formally launched by Rajnath Singh on Thursday.
Software, apart from capturing the textual details of all proposals relating to defense management, integrates these details as well as other relevant aspects, including satellite imagery of the area and other amenities. The intranet portal will digitize all requests of defense land management received by the department in the future. It is also in process of progressively capturing archival data into the system.
All data for cases since 2016 have already been captured and are available in the portal. Progressively, data of the prior period will also be entered in the portal which is meant only for departmental use and is not open for the public. — TNS. With the integration of GIS (Geographic Information System) based tools, it will improve the decision-making process by removing duplication and unnecessary communication between various stakeholder groups involved in the decision-making process, the statement said.
“The technical support for this GIS-based system has been provided by BISAG (Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics), India’s premier organization in GIS-based informatics,” the statement said. “The software, apart from capturing the textual details of all proposals relating to defense management, integrates these textual details with Raksha Bhoomi software as well as other relevant GIS-layers which include satellite imagery of the area, other amenities,” it noted.