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NITI Aayog launches GIS-based Geospatial Energy Map of India

  • Category
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    25th Oct, 2021

Context

NITI Aayog launched a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Energy Map of India.

About

Abouy GIS-based Energy Map of India

  • The GIS map provides a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country which enables visualisation of energy installations such as
    • conventional power plants
    • oil and gas wells, petroleum refineries
    • coal fields and coal blocks
    • district-wise data on renewable energy power plants
    • renewable energy resource potential through 27 thematic layers
  • The map attempts to identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy and their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country.
  • It is developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the support of Energy Ministries of Government of India.

Significance of identification of energy sources

  • Effective organization of scattered data
  • Interactive and user-friendly
  • Better policy formulation and decision making
  • Better management of disasters
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