Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 29 January 2015 launched the Taluka Planning Atlas (TPA) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
The TPA seeks to enable the local administration in taking effective decisions about the development in respective regions by providing precise information about the current status of various facilities and schemes.
The TPA has been prepared by the Gujarat Planning Department with the help of Director of Economics and Statistics of Gujarat and Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG).
Characteristics Features of the TPA
• It leverages Geographic information system (GIS) technology to empower taluka level development, speed up rational decision making process and improve transparency.
• It is an online system with details on 300 indicators of development which can be utilised and shared to prepare village level atlas.
• It comprises of 100 maps that showcase various facilities as well as government schemes at village level in each taluka.
• It provides information on number of facilities such as number of primary and secondary schools, health centres, dairies, cold storages, post offices dairy, veterinary clinics, cold storage, drinking water and banks in each taluka.
• It has scope for further updates of details. This would strengthen the decision makers at taluka and district level.
In 2010, Gujarat Government began the process of preparing a village profile based on 300 indicators of development.
Then, the government prepared Atlas for one taluka each in 33 districts and showed it on state government portal GSWAN for district, taluka and panchayat officials.
Finally all the data was reorganized and Taluka Planning Atlas was made on 1 April 2014.
When: 29 January 2015