Strengthening State Land Use Board  (Outlay: Rs 147.00 lakh)

During 2023-24, the activities related to upgradation and strengthening of Geoinformatics laboratory will be continued. The laboratory will function to bring together the information available in different resource themes of various line departments and other sources into digital format for making the data more user-friendly for the planners, administrators, LSGIs and other users in managing and updating the data. GIS support will be given for the Haritha Kerala Mission, MGNREGS and other Government programmes by providing thematic data on natural resources. Geoinformatics lab will be strengthened to meet the challenges of implementing the new IT paradigm in all aspects of land resource planning. A spatial database on wastelands of Thiruvananthapuram and Idukki districts will be prepared during 2023-24. Water Resource Management and conservation plan for critical and semi critical blocks will be undertaken with the objective of improving the ground water status of the panchayats. Short term training programs on GIS for officials of line departments and in-service training for the staff of KSLUB, preparation of panchayat level natural resources data bank of 3 districts viz., Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, awareness programmes on the importance of natural resources conservation and technical support for the implementation of Jalasamrudhi project and document the activities of the project are also included during 2023-24.