Geospatial Energy Map of India launched - All you need to know!

The GIS-based Energy Map of India  will identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy along with their transportation/transmission networks to provide a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country. 

Geospatial Energy Map of India launched, Source: Twitter
Geospatial Energy Map of India launched, Source: Twitter

A Geographic Information System (GIS)-based Energy Map of India was launched by NITI Aayog on October 18, 2021.

The Geospatial Energy Map has been developed by NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and with the support of central government's energy ministries. 

What is the GIS map?

The GIS-based Energy Map of India will provide a holistic picture of all energy resources of the country. This will enable visualisation of energy installations across India including conventional power plants, petroleum refineries, oil and gas wells, coal fields and coal blocks and district-wise data on renewable energy power plants. It will include 27 layers of data from multiple sources.


The main aim of the map would be to identify and locate all primary and secondary sources of energy along with their transportation/transmission networks to provide a comprehensive view of energy production and distribution in a country. 

The map will integrate energy data scattered across multiple organizations and present it in a consolidated and more visually appealing and graphical form. 

According to NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, Dr Rajiv Kumar, the Geospatial Energy Map can be a great research instrument. This will add to the bouquet of efforts by NITI Aayog to improve data availability in the energy sector, he said.

How to access the GIS-based energy maps of India?

The Geospatial Energy Maps of India can be accessed through this website-

Key Benefits 

The Geospatial Energy Map of India will use the latest advancements in web-GIS technology and open-source software to make it interactive and user-friendly. 

It will be useful in policy development and planning and investment guidance for finance institutions and aid in disaster management using available energy assets.

According to Dr Rajiv Kumar, the GIS mapping of energy assets will be useful for ensuring real-time and integrated planning of India's energy sector. He added by saying that energy markets have immense potential to bring in efficiency gains and GIS-based mapping will be advantageous to all concerned stakeholders going forward and will help in accelerating the policy-making process. 

Dr Rajiv Kumar tweeted, "the Geospatial EnergyMap is a joint-endeavor of @NITIAayog & @ISRO, aimed at enabling a holistic, comprehensive information system to aid the formulation & evaluation of policies - for an evidence-led energy sector."

According to ISRO Chairman K Sivan, Geospatial Energy Map provides a holistic picture of the entire energy including visualisation of static data of 27 thematic layers along with the dynamic data coupled with interactive and user-friendly map navigation.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, "Geospatial Energy Map is the first example of what we planned on delivering under the liberalisation of the geospatial sector."

He further added saying, "Partnership with @ISRO shows our ability to deliver unique results through collaboration. This applies in great measure to GIS."

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