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 DIMI in Barddhaman                                                                                  

It is essential that there exist a uniform system of information flow between the gram panchayats, blocks (which are the administrative units of the district), the district and the state for all round development of the district. It has also been realized that the GPs can play a critical role as the source of information. However the present information flow that exists at the block and the district level lacks in a number of ways. As different line departments collect data at different levels, it becomes increasingly difficult to fix up a single unit, which will act as the primary source of information. GIS for Integrated Governance in Barddhaman will attempt to build up the capacity of the Block development officers and the elected members of the panchayat samitis in electronic information exchange and thereby transforming the blocks into the nodal units of collating and disseminating information.