Drones to undertake Large scale Mapping of Village areas in Maharashtra

of India ,the national mapping agency of the country under the Min of
Science & Technology has signed an MoU with Department of revenue
& Land records, Govt of Maharashtra to undertake the Large scale
Mapping of Village Gaothan (Aabadi)  areas in the State of Maharashtra
using drones.
Minister of Maharashtra ,Shri Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the Drone
based Mapping Project being carried out by Survey of India at Nimgaon
Korhale in Ahmednagar district on 31st July, 2019. Minister
of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Gopinath Munde;
Surveyor General of India Lt Gen Girish Kumar, VSM; Commissioner Revenue
& Land Records; Commissioner Rural Development and Secretary, RDD
from Govt of Maharashtra along with other officials were also present
during the launch of the project. This large scale mapping project is
being carried out by Survey of India, Min of Science & Technology,
Govt of India for Dept of Revenue and Land Records, Govt of Maharashtra
using Professional Survey grade Drone covering more than 40,000 Village
Gaothan (Aabadi) areas in Maharashtra State. 
village Gaothan areas not been surveyed earlier will be mapped at 1:500
scale covering all land parcels in the village for preparing the
accurate revenue maps and GIS database. Drone survey will be pivotal to
fix locations of village boundaries, canals, canal limits and roads in
these villages.
A detailed presentation about this Large scale Mapping Project was also made in the National Workshop and Conference of Sarpanch and Upsarpanch organized
jointly by Department of Rural Development, Govt of Maharashtra and All
India Sarpanch Association Shirdi, Ahmednagar district on 31st July. This national conference was organized under the guidance of  CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis, presided by Minister
of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare Pankaja Gopinath Munde
and attended by other Ministers, MP, MLAs and other dignitaries. This
conference was attended by thousands of Sarpanch, Upsarpanch and farmers
across the country and the Maharashtra state.