Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry is seeking assistance of National Remote Sensing Center, Hyderabad to use its technologies in its mission ‘Housing for All.’
It will make use of space technology tool, ‘Urban Geo-Spacial Database’ to monitor construction progress. Besides, the centre will also develop mobile applications for mapping the existing houses and to monitor the progress.
It was announced at World Habitat Day. The United Nations celebrates the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day with an aim to reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to shelter. This year the world is celebrating this day with a theme of ‘importance of public spaces in habitat’.
Speaking on the occasion at Vigyan Bhavan here, Secretary under the Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry, Dr N Chatterjee said that private sector can play an important role in maintaining public spaces.
She had said that the challenge was to maintain a safe, accessible and vibrant public space. This was the responsibility not only of the urban local bodies but also of the citizens, communities and private sector can play an equally important role in maintaining private spaces. She was speaking at a convention to mark the World Habitat Day at Vigyan Bhavan.
Public places can be drivers of economic progress as well planned and well managed public spaces act to boost the demand of nearby properties, she had further added.
According to her a well managed park near your house, raises the evaluation of the property, almost between 5 to 15 per cent. And that’s why it is very important to promote public spaces for urban regeneration in crowded neighborhood.