Centre to employ geospatial technology to build smart cities

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A common thread running in the urban development sphere, including Smart City Programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), AMRUT and HRIDAY, is the extensive use of ICT and geospatial information systems, he said.

The Centre, under the Housing for All (Urban) scheme, has envisioned that individual houses should be tracked through geo-tagged photographs for effective monitoring. The Urban Development Ministry has entered into a MoU with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad for this, Naidu added.