Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India has launched the Project Monitoring Portal on 4th May, 2022 during the valedictory ceremony of North East Festival organized as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati in the gracious presence of Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Hon’ble Governor of Assam and Nagaland, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways & AYUSH, Shri Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice, Shri G. Krishan Reddy, Minister of DoNER and Shri B.L. Verma, Hon’ble Minister of State DoNER. The Hon’ble Chief Ministers of NE states, Hon’ble Ministers of Assam State Cabinet, Hon’ble Members of Parliament of NE states, Chief Secretary of Assam and other senior dignitaries from various State and Central Departments have attended the event. The launch programme was attended by Dr S.P. Aggarwal, Director, NESAC along with Dr Dibyajyoti Chutia, Project Head, Shri PS Singh, Shri Victor Saikhom, Shri Avinash Chouhan and Shri Nilay Nishant of NESAC.
Project Monitoring Portal developed under the project “GeoTagging and Monitoring of NEC/MDoNER funded Projects/schemes in NE region using Geospatial Technology and Tools” is one of the unique applications developed by the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) with the support of North Eastern Council (NEC) and Ministry of DoNER (MDoNER) using IT-enabled Geospatial Technology with a lot of innovations towards enhancing the Governance process. Currently, total 588 projects spreading in more than 1664 locations are being mapped and monitored using the above platform. This also includes 37 major projects of MDoNER distributed in 90 sites across NE region. State Remote Sensing Applications Centres (SRSAC) of NER have been engaged in geotagging of the project sites on ground.