Kanpur Nagar Nigam receives Special Achievement for the exceptional use of GIS technology for Property Taxation

July 2012

Esri embraces geographic information system (GIS) technology, to the organizations who have used GIS to improve our world—and set new precedents throughout the GIS community. The SAG Award ceremony is held every year at the annual Esri International User Conference and presided over by Jack Dangermond.

Kanpur Nagar Nigam with the help of NIIT GIS team develop required infrastructure, software, a property tax assessment list, online property tax calculation, and an information and payment system based on an geographic information system (GIS).

For the first time the e-governance is GIS enabled and forms a spatial decision support system in a local government. The system has resulted in enhancing the coverage by more than 50% and doubled property-based tax revenue compared to the system that existed prior to the introduction of the GIS-based application. The other positive fallouts of this endeavour have been the following:
  • Transparency in governance
  • Reduction in delays in government processing of grievances
  • Online tax payment and status verification facility, removing intermediary agents facilitating the same ; Better revenues for investments into civic facilities

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