PM addresses United Nations World Geospatial International Congress

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“PM addresses United Nations World Geospatial International Congress” published in the PIB on 11th October 2022.

“India’s geospatial economy is expected to cross Rs 63,000 crore by 2025 at a growth rate of 12.8% and to provide employment to more than 10 lakh people” published in the PIB on 11th October 2022.

What is the News?

The Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UN-WGIC) 2022 was recently held in Hyderabad.

About the Second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UN-WGIC)

Aim: To promote a broad dialogue on global geospatial information management with all relevant governments, non-governmental organisations, academia, and the private sector.

Theme: ‘Geo-Enabling the Global Village: No one should be left behind’

Hosted by: Ministry of science and technology.

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About United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC)

Objective: Enhancing international collaboration among the Member States and relevant stakeholders in Geospatial information management and capacities.

It is conducted every four years. The first UNWGIC was organized by China in October 2018.

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What is the status of India’s geospatial economy?

India’s geospatial economy is expected to cross Rs 63,000 crore by 2025 at a growth rate of 12.8% and to provide employment to more than 10 lakh people.

More than 250 Geospatial start-ups in India working across a range of domains like waste resource management, forestry, urban planning and mapping of roads to demonstrate the applications of Geospatial Technology.

Geospatial Science and Technology and trained manpower will help develop an international GIS services market for the Indian geospatial industry.

Read more: Challenges and opportunities of geospatial sector in the country?
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