Gilgit-Baltistan: GIS Mapping for All Villages of GB

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GILGIT (ET): Chief secretary has said that the government intends to start GIS based mapping of all villages in GB. In a briefing to journalists, Dagha said the mapping would help point out infrastructural lacking in every area of GB.
“One of the new initiatives is that we are going to conduct is GIS based mapping of all villages in G-B, which will tell us which villages lack infrastructure like hospitals and schools.” As the markets in much of GB closed on Tuesday to protest the withdrawal of the wheat subsidy, the chief secretary hinted at bringing back ration cards to mitigate shortages.
“The data of every family is being collected from NADRA in this regards,” said Dagha.
To minimise corruption and theft in food department, Dagha said they were working on introducing “targeted subsidy” to better help the poor.
Development works. Speaking about up coming development works in GB, Dagha spoke about projects which are due to be completed and others which will begin soon. He said that they are setting up a day to day monitoring of under construction power project to ensure 10 megawatts of power are added by June.
Further, Dagha said they intend to link GB to the national grid to overcome the power crisis permanently .
To improve the sewage system of Gilgit, a plan worth Rs1.5 billion is expected to commence from March 31. In health sector, more than 80 per cent households in G-B have been accessed to ensure vaccination of children.

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