Application of GIS in Panchayati Raj System in India: A Case Study of Naugaon Village, Uttarakhand, India (An Initiative of Ggovernance)

Saurabh Kaushik, K.C. Kandpal, Arvind Pandey, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.301)


Panchayati Raj system is autonomous body of self-governance which deals with all aspect of village. Villages are the basic unit of administration, it is necessary to provide adequate power to villagers so that they have real sense of “Swaraj”. In this Present study Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technique has been used as problem solving tool to solve a real world problem which can influence villagers life’s directly. For the fulfillment of this objective filed survey has been carried out at Naugaon village, then long discussion with Sarpanch of village helps to identify problem of the village which can be solved with GIS technique. Shortage of water supply in some agriculture field has been treated as research problem. To solve this problem site suitability of water tank and canal has been done using GIS to provide adequate water supply to agricultural field. So in this way GIS can be used for scientific planning and decision making at village level.


Geo-spatial Technology; Site Suitability and G-Governance

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