10-02-2022:Surveyor General of India Shri Sunil Kumar called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan
Rajbhawan, Dehradun, 10February, 2022
Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) asked the Surveyor General of India Shri Sunil Kumar to organize a seminar of stakeholders related to survey and mapping at Raj Bhawan. This seminar will focus on the topic of making the public aware about the contribution of Indian explorers and surveyors. Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh (Retd) held a detailed meeting with SGI and senior officers of Survey of India at Raj Bhawan on Thursday.
Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) said that Survey of India has to maintain its glorious history as the Chief mapping agency of the country and contribute continuously in the development of the country in future. He said that necessary maps and data are being provided by the Survey of India for various programs and schemes of the government. The rural population should get the benefit of the technology based solutions of Survey of India. The Governor said that mapping is very necessary for the integrated development of the country so that all the resources can be used for the progress, prosperity and security of the country.
Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) said that Survey of India should communicate with other departments. During the meeting, officers of the Survey of India made a presentation on the technological and digital transformation in this prestigious organization to meet the mapping needs of the entire country. Officials informed that at present, high resolution with the latest technology is being used in mapping by the Survey of India. Officials also gave information about the work of Survey of India in various national level projects like Swamitva Scheme, National Hydrology Project, mapping under Namami Gange Project etc.
Governor Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (Retd) appreciated the achievements of the Survey of India, especially the survey to measurement of the height of Mount Everest and the trigonometric survey work of India.
In the meeting, Deputy Surveyor General Shri Pradeep Singh and Additional Surveyor General Brid. B Sareen were also present.