20-JUL-2019: Training on 'GIS/GPS Mapping of Waqf Properties' starts in AMU
Aligarh, July 20: The Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) today started a two-day training programme on 'GIS/GPS Mapping of Waqf Properties? under the Central Government's '100 percent Geo-Tagging and Digitalisation of Waqf Properties' initiative and 'Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme' in which 25 nodal officers of the Waqf Board from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Delhi are participating.
Inaugurating the programme, the Chief Guest, Dr S A S Naqvi, Secretary, Central Waqf Council said that geo-tagging and digitisation of Waqf properties across the country will ensure better utilisation for social welfare.
Discussing the feasibility and implementation of Waqf Project, Prof Shadab Khurshid (Chairman Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications) pointed out that 20 students have been selected for the mapping project, who will be working with GIS/GPS surveyors to map 76000 Waqf properties in Bihar, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
He thanked AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor and Mr Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (Minister of Minority Affairs and Waqf) for their cooperation in running the project; Mr Janey Alam (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority and Waqf) for financial assistance and AMU Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS) for the MoU of the University with the Central Waqf Council.
Prof M Shakir (Dean, Faculty of Science) presided over the function.
Mr Javed Saeed Khan (AMU Court Member), Mr Naeem Ahmad (Technical Head, NIC, New Delhi) and Dr M Nazish khan also spoke on the occasion.
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