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Infrastructure Today Magazine | Now digital mapping for Varanasi's water and wastewater resources
Now digital mapping for Varanasi's water and wastewater resources
Jul 24, 2018
Varanasi Nagar Nigam (VNN) will install Geographical Information System (GIS) and Management Information System for the city under the Ganga Action Plan-II. The project is part of the institutional development program, financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
With the implementation of this project, VNN will be able to access comprehensive details of the water connections and supply and wastewater resources on a digital map-based online system, allowing all city civic services and planning departments to work more effectively and efficiently.
Citizens too will have easy access to information about their utility bills and taxes online and will be able to make payments online. Further, an online database of all commercial and residential properties of the city will be developed to provide owners with access to details about their property and enable them to pay taxes. Accurate revenue and property records will help VNN collect taxes accordingly and contribute significantly to the government’s revenues.
A Government of India initiative, led by the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation. The project is expected to be completed
within 12 months
. Cyient will continue to maintain the system for a period of three years to ensure uniterrupted services.
For this project, VNN has selected in Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services to global industry leaders as a consultant.
The project aims to achieve sustainable operation and maintenance of the current and future water supply and sewerage assets of the Jal Kal Vibhag (JKV), VNN, and the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam’s (UPJN) Ganga Pollution Prevention Unit. This, in turn, will improve the water supply and sewerage services for the people of Varanasi. The project is focused on developing a strong asset management plan and decision support system for VNN and JKV.
As part of the project, Cyient will undertake multiple field surveys to create a geo-referenced database of water and wastewater utility assets, and compile consumer database and property enumeration. The company will utilize a proven GIS platform to develop the web GIS applications, reports, and dashboards.
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