Agartala: Tripura government has identified 21 projects on the advice of the North East Space Application Center, claimed Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at the meeting of NESAC in Shillong of Meghalaya on Saturday.
“Northeast region is rich in natural beauty, different species of plants, animals and traditional culture. Due to these resources, there is huge potential for the development of the tourism industry in the region, especially eco-tourism,” he said.
Chief Minister Deb said that the Tripura government has already prepared an action plan on the advice of the Union Home Minister and 21 projects have been identified on the advice of the North East Space Application Center.
The action plan also includes mapping of potential areas under agar cultivation, as increasing the amount of agar cultivation will have a positive impact on the economy.
The Chief Minister stated that it is very important to utilize the geo-special technology to showcase the tourism potential of all the states in the North East to the world.
Water harvesting in the right place is very important to increase ground water storage and conservation. So GIS and remote sensing technology play a very important role in creating water harvesting structures. The Chief Minister said 1825 check dams have been constructed in Tripura under the Integrated Watershed Management Project.
Deb said, the Tripura Space Application Center has conducted a comparative study based on satellite imagery of different places to see the gap between before and after the government took over. The results of this study are available on the Bhuvan Geo portal. He thinks that the states in the region will benefit more if these technologies are used more widely.
The Chief Minister said that in the North-East, jhum farming and sustainable agriculture is seen on flat lands and about three-fourths of the population subsists on agriculture and related activities. Geo-special technology can be used in the development of agriculture keeping in view the diverse geological character of the region.