Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests Announced Formation of National Forestry Information Network

“On 1oth January, 2010, a special meeting of the Minister with over 100 Indian Forest Service Officers with PhD degrees in forestry science was convened. A number of decisions related to upgrading the scientific capabilities of India’s forestry establishment were taken at this meeting. These included the institution of the following:

National Forestry Information Network:  A network is being established with a robust foundation using remote sensing, GIS and MIS.  All land based forestry interventions will be geo-mapped and monitored on a time scale, and will be put in the public domain. The process is being guided by a core group of forestry professionals.”

[Source: PIB press release]