A three-day training program on “Formulation of GIS based plans for AMRUT cities” for decision makers (Tier-I participants) was organized during 06th – 08th April, 2022 at NESAC outreach facility. A total of 21 state government officers representing four states of India viz., Uttar Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka & Chhattisgarh attended the training. The inaugural session was chaired by Smt. D. Thara, Addl. Secretary (AMRUT), MOHUA, Govt. of India, New Delhi, who was the Chief Guest of the session. She urged the participants from the different states to take the benefit of the training provided at NESAC.
Dr. S. P. Aggarwal, Director NESAC welcomed all the participants to the training. In his address, he emphasized the importance of geospatial technology and navigation systems in our day-to-day life. Shri N. K. Dhiran, Chief Town Planner, TCPO, New Delhi and the Guest of Honour in the program offered his gratitude to Director, NESAC for conducting the training course. In his address, he called upon the participants for effective utilization of such advanced technology in successful implementation of the AMRUT program. Dr. J. M. Nongkynrih, Sci/Engr. SF, NESAC gave an overview of the course and the inaugural session ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Shri Shantanu. Das, Sci/Engr. SD, NESAC.
The training program ended with the valedictory function. The participants shared their views on the usefulness of the training program. They also requested for field trip to nearby urban centres to have a firsthand understanding of the master plan formulation.