On 8th July 2020, The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, launched the Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS), a flagship development of the General Administration and Public grievances departments.
Odisha becomes the first state in India to use high resolution satellite imagery utilising space technology and artificial intelligence to monitor government lands.
Need of BLUIS:
The lack of transparency and accountability of the enforcement in the current mechanisms and the increasing encroachment of government lands in Bhubaneswar resulted in the development of BLUIS.
Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS):
i.BLUIS is a web and mobile based solution to monitor the unauthorised change of land use and to prevent the encroachment of government lands.
ii.The BLUIS, the geo tagged repository of all the government lands detects all the changes that are taking place over the government lands.
iii.The repository is made using the high resolution satellite imagery.
i.The BLUIS mobile application will provide an alarm to the authorities of law enforcement on account of any changes made on the government lands.
ii.The GPS of the system will provide the exact location to the enforcement authorities.
iii.The geo tagged video and image evidence is uploaded on the application and a case will be filed for removing encroachment.
iv.The application can be used by anyone to report any unauthorised changes on the government lands.
Launch of Litigation Management System:
i.Litigation Management System, an online application to record the legal cases and to enable the communication between the officials and the advocated during various stages of the case
ii.The system provides a solution to monitor a case from initiation, appointment scheduling and allotment of case to government advocate for preparation and submission of counter affidavit.
Chief Minister– Naveen Patnaik
Governor– Ganeshi Lal