Odisha has bagged ‘Geospatial World Excellence Award-2018′ for successful IT application for tracking of mineral production, dispatch and value accrued on real-time basis through its i3MS web-based software. The award was presented by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y. S. Chowdary in the Geospatial World Forum Meeting held at Hyderabad recently.
The GPS-linked web-based software named i3MS has been designed by the scientists of ORSAC, Bhubaneswar, under the guidance of Steel and Mines Secretary Raj Kumar Sharma, ORSAC CEO Sandeep Tripathy and Mines Director Deepak Mohanty. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi has congratulated the ORSAC scientists, along with officers of Steel and Mines Department, for successfully designing, applying and using this IT model.
The union government also applauded the outcomes of this IT intervention by Odisha and has recommended the model to be followed in other states. All the stakeholders like lessees, dealers and government departments have been brought on to this portal. All the mineral transporting trucks have been put under GPS surveillance and the roads as well as mines have been geo-referenced.