Dr.Susheela.B, I.A.S
Chief Executive Officer,
Zilla Panchayath, Dharwad

Today :20/04/2021

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    NRDMS is a programme initiated by Department of Science of Technology Government of India, implemented by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bangalore. Dharwad NRDMS Center was established during the year 1991 and is located in Zilla Panchayat Office, Dharwad.


    • To develop, demonstrate methods/techniques and tools for operationalsing the concept of "Decentralized (Local level) Planning" using geospatial technologies.
    • To provide value added information for district level planning using geospatial database.
    • Development of integrated digital database for generating
    1. Resource profiles
    2. Query-based information
    3. Static and dynamic outputs based on Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS).
    • Interaction through workshops with line department officials and stakeholders at multi-level to assess their information needs in implementing the schemes and capacity building.
    • To develop local specific applications using GIS tools.
    • To create awareness among end-users about the utility of GIS technologies by conducting regular training programs and workshops.
    • Documentation and dissemination.
    • To establish district NRDMS centers in all the districts to develop database and applications that are relevant to planning and administration.


    The center has computational facilities HCM color monitor, Color plotter hp design jet 500 plus, Canon Image Class MF4450 4 in 1 printer, Over head projector, HCM color monitor, modem and UPS etc., The center has various software to process the data like DBMS, Geographical Information System (GIS) like MAPINFO 9.0v and ARC VIEW 9v.


    NRDMS programme aims to analyze the evolution of methodologies and techniques for formulating development strategies. In a scenario of large diversity of data sets, data users and data generating agencies, the programme aims at developing and demonstrating the use of spatial decision support tools for integrated planning and management of resources at the local level. The NRDMS programme uses both maps and textual data collected from various data generating agencies and remote sensing sources. Maps are digitized and stored on a computer as a series of thematic data layers. Depending on the real unit of planning, maps on 1:250,000, 1:50,000 and cadastral scales are utilized. Data on natural resources, demography, agro & socio-economy and infrastructural facilities for a district form the core database. Those pertaining to specific problems of an area constitute the sectoral database. Textual data obtained from secondary sources are normally stored with village as a unit. Data gaps are filled in by limited primary surveys. Various decision support systems \ modules built into the system help process the data and generate alternative scenarios for making optimal planning decisions. Outputs in the form of thematic maps, tables and reports based on spatial analysis are obtained from the database as per the user requirements.

    The diagram below indicates broadly the methodology adopted in the NRDMS project.

  1. Geographical Information System [GIS]
  2. A geographic information system (GIS), captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that is linked to location. Technically, GIS is geographic information systems which includes mapping software and its application with remote sensing, land surveying, aerial photography, geo-positioning system, mathematics, photogrammetry, geography, and tools that can be implemented with GIS software. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations.

    GIS have taken advantage of rapid developments in Information technology over the past several decades to address the spatial challenges of storing and analyzing spatial data. GIS belongs to the class of computer systems that require the building of large databases before they actually become useful. Actually, the use of a GIS requires that large spatial database be created, appropriate hardware / software be procured and installed, applications be developed, installed, integrated and tested before users can use the GIS and realize the benefit.

    The role of a GIS in a government setup is more than simply automating a few obvious tasks for the sake of efficiency. A local government or zilla panchayath should view the GIS project as an opportunity to introduce fundamental change into the way its business is conducted. Just as MIS / EIS in corporate business world, the adoption of GIS effectively reorganises the data and information that the government collects, maintains and uses to conduct its affairs. This will lead to major changes in the institution both effectiveness and efficiency of operations. NRDMS uses corporate database concept to integrate GIS data for all units of Zilla Panchayath participating in a co-operative GIS program. Establishing the corporate database is much more a question of policy, management co-operation and co-ordination.

    An effective corporate database does require co-operation on the part of all users, both for collection and entry of data in the database and in developing applications in a shared data context. This may result in some individual applications or uses being less efficient, however the overall benefits to the organization can easily out weigh these inefficiencies. Greater emphasis must be placed on maintaining a high quality of data and services to users.


    Sl.No Departments and other organizations Details of Work done.
    1 DC Office. Prepared Road network Map of Dharwad District and submitted to DC office
    2 Jal Nirmal Project Department Prepared below 30 LPCD Map, Scheme wise map, Quality affected village map, Batch wise map. Submitted to Jal Nirmal Project Department
    3 Planning Dept. Z.P, Dharwad Prepared Gram Panchayat map of Dharwad district.
    4 Health Dept. Prepared PHC and Sub Centre wise map (Taluk wise)
    5 N.I.C, Dharwad Prepared Dharwad district map and Karnataka map.
    6 DSWO Department Prepared BCM Hostel facility Taluk wise map. Submitted to District Social Welfare Office
    7 Veterinary Department Prepared Veterinary Facility Taluk wise Map.
    8 HESCOM Prepared Belgaum Division Map. Submitted to HESCOM Department
    9 Health Department, Hubli National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Govt.of India Prepared PRE ART, ONART and ALIVE & ONART CENTERS for Hubli KIM’s ( Taluk wise). Submitted to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)
    10 Health department, DHO Office, Dharwad Prepared PRE ART, ONART and ALIVE & ONART CENTERS for Hubli KIM’s ( Taluk wise). National AIDS Control Organization (NACO),
    11 CEO, ZP, Dharwad Prepared Zillla Panchayat constituency map of Dharwad District
    12 FOREST DEPARTMENT Prepared Soil Map, Contour Map, Drainage Map, Watershed Map and Geological Map Of Dharwad District
    13 DDPI Prepared School Location Map taluk wise. Submitted to DDPI Office
    14 DDPI Prepared 5km radius map for each upper primary school for new school proposal. Submitted to DDPI Office
    15 KSCST, NRDMS, Bangalore Downloading Images Form Google Earth, Mosacing Using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 And Registration In Map Info Soft Ware (ON GOING PROJECT)


    Dharwad map
    Dharwad constituency map
    Network map
    Hobli map
    Drainage map
    forest map
    Education facility map
    BCM Hostel map


    Natural Resources Data Management System Centre (NRDMS) initiated a major programmed for generation of District natural resource data management system under the guidance and funding support of Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, and Government of Karnataka, and with the technical support from State NRDMS Centre, KSCST, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

    • GIS is rapidly becoming a key technology to support decision making of all kinds.
    • Near future GIS will be applied in a variety of fields i.e. Government and Private sectors at a staggering pace.
    • Field is wide open for students, Official and all the Peoples.


    Pratibha Project Associate District NRDMS Center Zillla Panchayt, Dharwad Office No: 0836-2445159


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