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India: Isro satellites to map 500 AMRUT cities

12 Aug 2015, Live-Mint/Hindustan Times, HT Media Ltd.

The Indian Space Research Organisation will begin mapping 500 cities next month, highlighting the features that are expected to help urban planners devise master plans for them. The maps will use satellite images to show features such as land use, water bodies, geomorphology, urban sprawl, wastelands and floods hazards...


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 3.1 [PDF, 105Kb]Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders (through networks, development of information sharing systems etc)

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