Every year Esri India honors the work of Esri users in India via awards such as: Making a Difference, Special Achievement in GIS (SAG), GIS for Citizen Impact and Excellence in Image Analysis awards. Organizations that are honored span multiple domains from agriculture, forestry, cartography, climate change, defense and intelligence, economic development, education, government, health and human services, telecommunications, and utilities.
Making a Difference award recognizes users who are doing a remarkable and extraordinary application for benefit of our society.
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur (UASR) has worked on Sujala III project to tackle the water scarcity in seven drought-prone districts of Karnataka by improving watershed management to help communities in rainfed areas to increase area under agriculture and income.
Mr. Rajesh NL, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Soil science & Agricultural chemistry, Agriculture College, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
SAG awards recognize users who have applied geospatial technology innovatively to address the needs of their industries and communities while defining GIS best practices.
Madhya Pradesh Forest Department
Madhya Pradesh Forest Department (MPFD) has creating central dashboard for forest monitoring, mapping entire forest boundaries and correcting it vis-a-vis revenue boundaries, utilising mobile based GIS for data collection, incident management and tracking beat guard movement.
Mr. Anurag Shrivastava, APCCF IT, MP Forest Department and Team
Airtel is using GIS for its Airtel Open Network program which has defined a new benchmark of customer service and experience for the entire Telecommunications industry.
Odisha Space Applications Centre
Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC) has implemented GOiPLUS (Government of Odisha’s Industrial Portal for Land Use and Services) project which is a web enabled platform to display real time information with regards to land bank, utilities and infrastructure around land banks besides information about existing industries
Dr. Sandeep Tripathy, IFS - Chief Executive, Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC)
India Meteorological Department
IMD has created a central portal ‘District Rainfall Forecast’ that generates near real time forecast at district level which is utilized for generating agromet advisories to farmers who are registered on the m-kissan portal of Ministry of Agriculture.
Mr. Rahul Saxena, Scientist-E, India Meteorological Department
Excellence in Image Analysis award recognizes users who have applied image analysis and remote sensing technologies to address the needs of the industries and communities, defining Imagery / GIS best practices.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute is using imagery and remote sensing techniques extensively in the area of image applications for drought monitoring and agriculture physics.
Dr. P. Krishnan – Head, Division of Agricultural Physics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute