AGI was invited to Neeranchal Planning and Design Workshop organised jointly by World Bank and Department of Land Resources. In the workshop four sub groups were created on each of the thematic areas led by a lead discussant and a facilitator. Each group involved experts on these specific themes to discuss and deliberate and present some key action areas that needs to be taken up in each priority area under Neeranchal project. AGI Fellow, Dr. Yogita Shukla represented AGI as Lead Discussant in the workshop for the sub group on Strengthening forward linkages for farmers and shared her thoughts in the plenary presentation.
The sub group then discussed in detail to formulate detailed guidelines to strengthen forward linkages for farmers and presented tangible recommendations on Strengthening forward linkages for farmers. The major recommendations were:
1. Creation of “Neeranchal Knowledge Bank” – Repository of best practices
2. Establishing “Neeranchal Innovation Forum” focused on forward linkages – Nurturing, recognizing and rewarding
3. Creation of forward linkage fund
4. Institutional Framework and capacity building- inclusive/ equitable
Department and Land Resources have expressed their desire to engage AGI as an advisor to them for Neeranchal Project as well as Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) Project.
AGI participated in Indian Road Congress held at Coimbatore from 9th to 11th January 2013. AGI interacted with the senior officials of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways such as Director General Roads, Additional Director General Roads, Chief Engineer Planning, Director (Technical), NRRDA and Superintending Engineers. AGI discussed with them regarding the strategies for using geospatial technologies in road transport and highways sector.
6th March 2013 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
We, Association of Geospatial Industries, and Ministry of Rural Development, (Department of Land Resources), organised a Strategy Workshop on Innovative Geospatial Solutions for National Land Records Modernization Program (NLRMP) on 6th March 2013 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The keynote address was delivered by Shri Bipin Bihari Srivastava, Secretary (DOLR).
The workshop was targeted to bring together a focused group of participants comprising of senior leaders in policy formulation, user departments and industry. This workshop was a forum where all stakeholders stood together, deliberate and debate jointly on possible solutions available, as well as see global experiences and successes showcased by industry. The workshop provided an opportunity to examine these in context specifically to India and the NLRMP project.
It was attended by the Principal Secretaries and key officials in the states from across the country as well as policy formulators’ from the Ministry and Department Of Land Resources. The key leaders from the geospatial technology Industry participated keenly and showcased world class solutions in the context of NLRMP as well as deliberate on the way forward for NLRMP in India.
This workshop contributed to the discussions and deliberations to a national strategy and framework for NLRMP project and the roadmap for implementation in conjunction with region/ state-wise specific requirements.
AGI members, senior leaders in policy formulation & Department of Land Resources discussed the need of close engagement from the pre RFP stage onwards. They also discussed the role and importance in drawing up as well as compliance with global specifications and standards.
It was decided in the workshop that AGI with the help of Department of Land Resources will come up with AGI white paper on focus areas discussed in this workshop.
Continuing on its outreach programme, Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) organised a networking reception in Mumbai on 29th September 2011 at Cricket Club of India. Individuals from local government departments and Geospatial Companies in Mumbai and Pune attended the event. As a formal Industry body AGI is now trying to reach out to Geospatial organisations and making them aware of the initiatives taken up by AGI.
Through these events AGI is trying to foster relationships with the Geospatial organisations working at the local level in any state or region. Through such forum AGI is also trying to understand challenges and concerns these Geospatial organisations are facing at the local level. It is presenting AGI as a platform to take up these issues formally through AGI by joining it and strengthening it. Sr. Vice President of AGI Mr. Rajesh Mathur presented a brief about AGI, its objectives and the benefits of joining AGI.
Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) organised a networking reception to continue with its outreach programme and increase the visibility of the organisation among different stakeholders of the Geospatial Community. About 21 persons including key office bearers from local government departments and Geospatial Companies in Kolkata attended the event. The event was organised in order to connect AGI with different Geospatial organisations in Kolkata. As an Industry body AGI is reaching out to Geospatial organisations and making them aware of the initiatives taken up by AGI and working towards creating suitable environment for adoption and usage of Geospatial technologies.
Through these forums AGI is getting in touch with the Geospatial organisations working at the local level in any state or region, trying to understand their challenges and concerns and providing them a platform to take up these issues through AGI by joining it and strengthening it. AGI Member, Mr. Kaushik Chakraborty, MD Intergraph & SG&I India Pvt. Ltd. presented a brief about AGI, its objectives and the benefits of joining AGI. He also said that considering the recent impetus given towards the growth of Geospatial technology in India, it is opportune time for the Geospatial industry in India to consolidate their efforts at national as well as local and regional level.
Most of the guests present at the evening agreed to the fact that Geospatial Industry in India needs to come together and work collectively to raise the profile of the Industry. The event at Kolkata is an effort to reach out to different stakeholders of Geospatial Industry in India, coordinate and collaborate with them to increase the integration of Geospatial technology in different application areas.
Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI) organised a networking reception to facilitate interactions among the various stakeholders of Indian Geospatial Industry. About 35 individuals including prominent officials from Government departments, key executives from Geospatial Companies and the Governing Council of AGI attended the event. Key office bearers from Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Information Technology, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, and others were present there. Companies such as Google Inc., Map My India, Pitney Bowes Mapinfo, RMSI, Stesalit, Digital Globe, IDS Technologies, Asim, Satpalda, and others attended the networking reception.
The event was organised in order to promote active communications between the government departments who are the users of Geospatial technology and the companies who provides software, services and solutions. AGI as an industry association is working to create enabling environment for adoption and use of Geospatial technologies. This networking reception is a step towards fulfilling the different objectives of AGI.