Rajnath Singh launches GIS-based automatic water supply system for cantonment councils
The Geographic Information System (GIS) -based “Automatic Water Supply System” for residents of cantonment councils was launched by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on the occasion of the Succession Day of the defense 2021, the Defense Ministry informed on Monday. According to the ministry, the GIS-based water supply system module for cantonment councils was developed by the Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG) under the leadership of the Secretary of Defense and the Director General of Defense Estates, Delhi.
According to the ministry, it is a simple and fast application to provide a water connection to the citizens of the cantonment. It is fully automated, which allows its citizen to identify the location of the connection to the water supply, automatically determine the nearest water pipe, set the capacity of all water supply pipes. water, to calculate the distance depending on the location and the amount payable by the applicant, including connection fees can be paid online. The module further facilitates the penalty for in-line water connection. Once the system has issued a sanction, the relevant department of Cantt’s board of directors will ensure the actual connection to the water within the allotted time. The system is very user-friendly, efficient and transparent.
This GIS system is the first of its kind in the country. It is based on “minimal government and supports the concept of“ maximal governance ”as there is no manual intervention for the authorization / sanction of the water connection. In a conventional water supply system, citizens turn to local agencies and the demand is addressed which takes time. Loads must be deposited offline and no time period is defined for granting the water connection. BISAG has successfully implemented the GIS module and its integration with the e-Chhawani portal is carried out by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).
Defense Estates Day was celebrated on December 16, 2021 by the CEO of Defense Estates. (ANI)
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