- National Monuments Authority
Focus: GS II- Polity and Governance
Why in News?
NMA has recommended that Sankalp Bhumi Banyan tree campus in Vadodara, where Dr. Ambedkar had taken a resolve to eradicate untouchability on 23th September, 1917 be declared as Monument of National Importance.
- NMA has also recommended a place in Satara (Maharashtra) where B R Ambedkar received his primary education in Pratap Rao Bhosle High School to be declared as monument of National importance.
What is National Monuments Authority (NMA)?
- National Monuments Authority (NMA) under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India has been setup as per provisions of The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains AMASR (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010 which was enacted in March, 2010.
- Several functions have been assigned to the NMA for the protection and preservation of monuments and sites through management of the prohibited and regulated area around the centrally protected monuments.
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Focus: GS II- Governance
Why in News?
PARIMAN: The Geo-Portal for NCR made Public
- National Capital Region (NCR) is presently spread over 55,083 Sq. Kms and has four participating states (24 Districts and entire NCT of Delhi) as its constituent area.
- For the purpose of effective utilization of Remote Sensing and GIS technology, a web geo-portal has been developed through National Informatics Centre (NIC), initially for use by NCR Participating states and the Office of NCRPB.
- This Geo-Portal will help to improve decentralized planning and management in NCR region.
- The Portal consists of around 179 Layers presented as Line, Point & Polygon feature covering details of various sectors like Land Use, Transport, Industries, Water, Power, Health, Shelter, Heritage & Tourism, Disaster Management, etc.
- With an intent of optimum utilization of resources in Public interest, NCRPB has made the Geo-Portal open to Public.