The concluding workshop of the project “Geo-tagging of assets created under NERTPS programme of CSB in North Eastern Region” was jointly organized by NESAC and Central Silk Board at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati on 19th April, 2022. About 60 Scientists and officials from CSB, State Directorates of Sericulture, State Remote Sensing Applications Centre and NESAC participated in the workshop.
The workshop started with the welcome note by Dr. Jonali Goswami, Scientist, SF, NESAC. She coordinated the felicitation of the guests with Smt. Pratibha T. Das, Scientist-SF, NESAC. Shri R.R. Okhandiar, IFS, Member Secretary, CSB was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session, while, Shri H. Singson, Commissioner & Secretary (Sericulture), Nagaland was the Guest of Honour and Shri B.P Pradhan, IFS, Secretary (Science & Technology), Sikkim and Shri D.K, Bora, Secretary (Handloom & Textiles), Govt. of Assam were the Special Guests. Dr. V.K Rahmathulla, Scientist-SD, CSB gave an overview on the NERTPS programme of CSB, which was followed by the overview of the geo-tagging project by Dr. B.K Handique, Scientist-SF & Project coordinator.
The Project Atlas was released by Member Secretary, CSB and the ‘SeriGeoTag’ dashboard was released by Secretary (Science & Technology), Govt. of Sikkim. Dr. S.P Aggarwal, Director, NESAC and Project Director, in his address highlighted the applications of geospatial technology in sericulture development in NE states and gave an overview of the activities of NESAC in various domains for the holistic development of NER.
In the technical session, Focal Scientists from State Remote Sensing Application Centres presented the outcome of the geo-tagging exercise their respective states followed by the remarks from the State Sericulture Departments. This was followed by a demonstration of the ‘SeriGeotag’ dashboard by Shri Nilay Nishant, Scientist-SD, NESAC. As a part of the workshop, training on GAGAN based Seri Geo-tagging mobile app and dashboard system for officials from CSB and State Sericulture Departments was conducted by Shri Avinash Chouhan, Dr Pradesh Jena and Dr. Francis Dutta, with the support of Project Assistants from NESAC. The program ended with the Vote of thanks offered by Dr. Chandan Goswami, Scientist-SE, NESAC.