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The iconic project of solving the inter-state water disputes was carried out with data-driven insights from the LiDAR technology. The information collected helped in reducing water wastage and channelising the river to the states of Telangana and Maharashtra. The Kaleshwaram project initiated by the honourable Chief Minister of Telangana has laid the base for irrigation facilities that in turn make way for water availability for both the states.
LiDAR scanning was the sought-after method for topographical scanning as large areas of land had to be mapped for identifying the exact location of submergence for the two states. Additionally, LiDAR opened scope for avoiding human errors involved with manual surveying.
The Aerial LiDAR from Geokno was used to map about 100 to 200 square Kms of area per day. Moreover, a Heil-mapper aerial LiDAR was introduced to complete 3700 sqKms of area scanning. Nearly 4000 SqKms of area was mapped in the phase 2 of the project in a record time of 4 months. The data captured are highly accurate with the ability to scan in areas below vegetation and through the canopies. The extensive information forms the base of the irrigation planning and design with insights from the 3D visualization of the land.
Extension to solving the river dispute, multiple irrigation projects have been opened up benefitting many farmers enhancing their socioeconomic status. Also, 50,000 acres of land in the tribal and backward regions of Maharashtra has been irrigated which has improved livelihood for many people.
The core state road network in Mizoram required a complete revamp due to connectivity problems from the mainland, especially covered with mountainous terrain and rugged plains. The major concern is that it is hampering trade and development across the region. LiDAR technology has enabled accurate data collection even from inaccessible terrains that have helped in systematic planning of roadway projects.
Funded by the World Bank, the objective was to rebuild the entire road network in Mizoram, with seamless connection to the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, etc. This opened up multiple opportunities for trade and investment, improving the socioeconomic status of the people and the state.
Geokno’s LiDAR system contributes to the mission by sourcing reliable & highly accurate data in real-time for enhanced decision making. With regions of Mizoram covered with dense greenery around the area, advanced remote scanning helps overcome the challenges of the topography & climatic conditions.
Planning of road design of about 284 Kms was supported with the topographical survey through thick forests. Using the LiDAR reduced the time of the planning and implementation drastically.