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“The budget seems to have a lot of promise for GIS industry, the investments announced in Urban Jal Jeevan Mission, waste management, road infrastructure, electricity distribution, city gas distribution are the steps in the right direction and are likely to give boost to the usage of geospatial technologies in these key sectors.”

Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Kumar further states that the budget presented by Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman offers a number of good news for the Geospatial Industry. Following are some of them:-

The government has announced additional investments to the tune of Rs 2.38 lakh crores in 2021-22 in the budget to expand HMIS and health infrastructure, GIS can help in planning, execution, and monitoring of these initiatives.

Geospatial technologies can play an important role to support the execution of the Urban Jal Jeevan Mission program for providing water supply to urban households in 4378 ULBs and liquid waste management in 500 AMRUT cities where the government has announced an investment of Rs 2.86 lakh crore over 5 years and Urban Swachh Bharat and clean air in 42 urban centers with over 1 million population investment of Rs 2217 crore.

Esri India has a special focus on the education and skill-building sector. The focus and investment announced by the finance minister will further boost the collaboration between institutions of learning and private organizations.

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