The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shri Paban Singh Ghatowar has launched the Space Based Information Kiosk on North Eastern Region, SBIK-NER, here yesterday.
The main objective of the SBIK-NER is to provide relevant information on each of the eight states of North Eastern Region to the Minister for DoNER, Secretaries and officials as well as the visitors of the region in a touch screen based display panel through user friendly software environment developed by NESAC, North Eastern Space Application Centre. The Phase-I version of SBIK-NER contains state-wise information on land use land cover, wetlands, wastelands, land degradation map, roads and other valuable information. It also contains the state-wise imagery of Advanced Wide Field Sensor of IRS-P6 Satellite.
The Minister informed that the SBIK-NER is also linked with a portal namely-North Eastern District Resource Plans of Meghalaya, which aims to provide space technology inputs for preparing Detailed Project Report for the benefit of district administrations as well as concerned line departments. He also informed that the Phase-II version of SBIK-NER will contain more information at district level to all NER states along with block level details and finer resolution satellite imageries.