GIS Enabled Land Bank gaining popularity. Its website has seen a 30% increase in views.
About GIS Enabled Land Bank
- The India Industrial Land Bank (IILB) is a GIS-based portal – a one-stop repository of all industrial infrastructure-related information.
- It has information related to connectivity, infra, natural resources & terrain, plot-level information on vacant plots, line of activity, and contact details.
- It was developed by the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade.
- It was developed by integrating the Industrial Information System (IIS) portal with the state GIS System.
- The initiative is being supported by
- Invest India
- The national investment promotion & facilitation agency
- National Center of Geo-Informatics (NCoG)
- National e-Governance Division (NeGD)
- Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and
- Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG).
- Industrial Information System (IIS) aims to provide:
- Information on available land for prospective investors looking at setting up units in the country.
- GIS mapping of industrial clusters.
- The system also holds the information about the existing external and internal infrastructure such as rail, road, air and port connectivity and other common facilities in and around the manufacturing clusters.
- Links to State GIS portals and State land banks.
- The system has been integrated with industry-based GIS systems of 17 states.
- It is planned to achieve pan-India integration by December 2021.
- It provides updates on land availability and plot level information to investors anywhere in the world on a real time basis and helps them make informed decisions.
- Information available includes forest, drainage; raw material heat maps (agricultural, horticulture, mineral layers); multiple layers of connectivity. National GIS-enabled Land.
- Information on Land bank is also accessible via the Homepage of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
- Currently, the IILB has approximately 4000 industrial parks mapped across an area of 5.5 lakh hectare of land, serving as a decision support system for investors scouting for land remotely.
A land bank is an entity created by the government to help manage and dispose of land so that it can be redeveloped for a better, more productive use. Land banks act as a legal and financial mechanism to transform land properties. While a land bank provides short-term fiscal benefits, it can also act as a tool for planning long-term community development