Guwahati: North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) Director Dr. SP Aggarwal visited the Assam Survey & Settlement Training Centre (ASSTC) at Dakhingaon here on Thursday.

Assam Survey & Settlement Training Centre is a premier institute of Government of Assam vested with the responsibility of imparting training to administrative officials and staff in the field of land survey and settlement.

During his visit to the ASSTC, Dr. Aggarwal interacted with Assam Land & Revenue Service officials at an ongoing crash course on ‘Mission Basundhara’. He also attended a separate interactive session with Lot Mandals during a State Level Lot Mandals Capacity Building Programme on the Cadastral Survey of NC (Non- Cadastral) villages under Mission Basundhara at the centre.

In his address, Dr. Aggarwal elaborated on the advantages of using space technology in the land management systems and its usage for mapping of earth, especially of the natural resources on earth, apart from the mapping of agricultural, forest, revenue lands, etc., accurately as well as monitoring the changes in land.

He assured that the NESAC will provide support to the ASSTC towards capacity building and improving the performance of revenue officials and staff in the state.

Former director of NESAC P.L.N. Raju was also present during the visit.

Earlier, ASSTC Principal Pankaj Chakravarty welcomed NESAC Director Dr. Aggarwal and apprised him of the initiatives taken by the institute to create quality work in land management system using modern technology.

He also apprised the visiting guests about the MoU signed with the NESAC that will help upgrade the ASSTC into a center of cxcellence. It may be mentioned here that an MoU was signed between the ASSTC, Govt of Assam, and NESAC under Department of Space, Govt of India, in February this year.

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