India: Spatial platform for forests in Himachal Pradesh

In a combined action to provide decision making tools, the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh, a north Indian state, have developed a new portal that brings all the spatial data on forests in Himachal Pradesh under a platform. This portal provides a SMS gateway, which facilitates communication between the Forest Department and the group of users from forest guard to the Headquarters level, helping for example, to check wildfires by sending bulk messages to the lowest field functionaries.

The ultimate goal of this portal is to provide information on governance, planning and implementation of HP State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).