The Department of Space and Department of Land Resources (DoLR) on 29 April 2015 signed a MoU with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) for the development of Web Geo Portal Shrishti and Mobile App Drishti for monitoring the IWMP watersheds.
The MoU was signed by Sandeep Dave, Joint Secretary of DoLR and VK Dadhwal, Director of NRSC. The Department of Land Resources (DoLR) works under Union Ministry of Rural Development while National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) works under Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
As per the MoU, the NRSC, ISRO in partnership with DoLR will design and develop the required technological interventions for monitoring and evaluation of Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) watersheds through the Bhuvan Geo-Web portal - Shrishti.
The Mobile Application Drishti will integrate field level activities and their monitoring with Bhuvan portal.
About Drishti System
Drishti system is a sophisticated instrument for assessment of Runway visual range, which is a critical parameter for safe landing and takeoff of aircraft in poor visibility.
Web enabled health monitoring, remote control of the system from any location in the country for accessing the data and for maintenance are the other important features of this state of the art system.
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What: Signed MoU
When: 29 April 2015