Innovative use of Geo-informatics Technology in e-Governance for District Urban Development Agency (DUDA), Narmada District, Gujarat State

Rakesh Shankar, Jinkal Prajapati, Ajay N. Patel, Krunal Patel, Manik H. Kalubarme, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.263)


In order to make the process of monitoring government schemes and municipal activities more rational and transparent, geo-informatics based Municipality Decision Support System (DSS) has been developed by creating the database of all the municipal activities. The municipality DSS is a dynamic web-based system aimed at supporting decision makers take optimal decisions on various municipality activities such as resource prepositioning, gap analysis, prioritization, and resource optimization along with the day-to-day tasks to be accomplished by concerned officials. The main purpose of this software was to help the municipal authorities for various operations like: i) planning and development, ii) transparency of operations, iii) equal distribution of public funds, iv) implementation of various schemes under direct supervision of the municipal authorities. In the present study, Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) LISS-III (24 m resolution) and LISS-IV (5.8 m resolution) data covering the study area have been used for preparation of various thematic layers. Good governance is being recognized as an important goal by many countries across the world. Gujarat is a frontline State in the implementation of e-governance policies & projects and setting up of key infrastructure for e-Governance. The major vision of e-governance in Gujarat state is Minimum Government, Maximum Governance and institutionalizes ‘Digital Gujarat’ – towards the fulfillment of the larger vision of ‘Digital India’. Every urban area needs GIS – a comprehensive map-based Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that powers urban planning and urban management. Therefore, the major vision of DUDA GIS was to develop a decentralized Ward Level e-Governance System and Web Based Monitoring System for the Municipality. For this purpose municipality needs a detailed and reliable digital database in Geographical Information System (GIS).


e-Governance; Digital Gujarat; Decision Support System (DSS); dynamic web-based system; Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) LISS-IV (5.8 m resolution); sustainable development and inclusive growth of the State

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