Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry of India, launched the National GIS-enabled Land Bank system.

Industrial Information System (IIS) with the help of GIS systems developed the National GIS-enabled Land Bank.

Mr. Piyush Goyal held a virtual meeting on Thursday 27th August 2020, with the industry ministers of states, the Union Territory administrators, and the senior officers of the central and state governments, where he e-launched this project

This project is only a prototype and will be monitored closely for further development with help of all the states to make it more effective and beneficial for those who want to procure land for establishing any industry in a very transparent manner. 

“This is a prototype only and will be developed further with inputs from States, to make it an effective, transparent mechanism of land identification and procurement,” an official release quoted the Minister.

This National GIS-enabled land bank will keep the records of various lands that can be used for the purpose of setting up the manufacturing industries. As per the need of the industrialist they can identify the area available on this portal. This will help in boosting the local manufacturing unit.


Highlights of the e-launch
  • The project was launched for six states as of now.
  • Rest of the States and Union Territories are likely to be brought on board by December 2020.
  • Project is basically launched as a prototype or a model, that will be developed further with the help of various states and union territories.
  • IIS portal is a GIS-enabled database of industrial areas or clusters across the states. 
  • On the system, it is reported that more than 3,300 industrial parks across 31 States or Union Territories covering about 475,000 hectares land have been mapped. 
  • Forest, drainage; raw material heat maps related to agricultural, horticulture, mineral layers; multiple layers of connectivity, etc are also been reported on the system.
  • Resource optimization, industrial up-gradation, and sustainability, etc methods have been adopted by the Industrial Information System (IIS).
  • Invest India, 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) support this project.
  • This project has been launched with an idea of increasing industrial manufacturing in the nation and also to attract investment.
  • The idea of ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) is behind the project National GIS-enabled Land Bank system.
  • It promotes the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ movement.
  • This project is a step towards making India a manufacturing powerhouse.
  • This project will assist the state and the districts to identify their uniqueness and strength, which in turn will help them to realize their true potential.
  • In the meeting, it was discussed it will give the economy the much-needed boost to grow and will assist in creating employment and rural entrepreneurship.
  • States have been advised to identify products with market potential for import and export, and also to establish forward and backward market linkage channels. The Centre will provide the help in case of packaging, branding, and global marketing of such products.
  • To promote the districts as export hubs, States and Union Territories have been requested to recognize the district’s unique product and requested them to merge the same with state-level export.


Hope the project serves its cause of making the Country a Manufacturing hub and also to create employment and improve the economy.

Edited by Minu Mishra

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