Brief History

 

                Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre started its venture, amongst the other state remote sensing organizations of the country as a small centre under the name of Mizoram State Remote Sensing Centre way back in 1988.  The centre was established under the administration of Science, Technology & Environment, Planning Department. The centre start off operations in the scientific filed as an agency for exploring the natural resources for planning and execution of various developmental activities using remote sensing and GIS technology. Ever since its establishment, despite its limited manpower, the centre has carried out various programmes for the State of Mizoram .

 

            For effective functioning and flexibility in management and execution of the projects, the centre was re-established as an Autonomous Government Institution under Science, Technology & Environment Wing, Planning Department (Notification No.B.13015/1/2007 – PLG, the 2nd September, 2008), and was registered under Mizoram Society Registration Act No. 13 of 2005 (Reg. No. MSR – 30 of 19.1.2007).  Henceforth, the centre came to be known as Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre (MIRSAC)

 

                MIRSAC is a nodal agency and apex organization in the State for advising and disseminating Remote Sensing Technology and Geographic Information System to various Departments in the State. It is also the sole centre in Mizoram that executes projects sponsored by Department of Space, Government of India. We are happy to learn that the data generated by MIRSAC are being utilized by various State Departments/Organizations, etc.  in their respective area of developmental activities.

 

Objectives

MIRSAC has 14 objectives out of which the seven main objectives are given below :

 

1. To act as a Nodal Agency and an Apex organisation in the State for advising and disseminating Remote Sensing Technology, Geographic Information System and related technologist to various user Departments/Agencies in the State.

2.To promote and diffuse knowledge in the area of Remote Sensing Applications and Geographic Information System (GIS) in various field of developmental activities undertaken by the Government of Mizoram/other Agencies.

3. To co-ordinate, interact and collaborate with other remote sensing organizations in the country and various user Departments/Agencies in the State to identify, formulate, initiate, promote undertake and implement projects related to Remote Sensing Application and GIS in different fields of developmental activity.

4. To provide useful information on natural resources as an input to the socio-economic development activities in the State.

5. To provide facilities for interpretation and analysis of Air borne as well as Space borne remotely sensed database to Government, Semi-Government and other organizations in various usable forms.

6. To provide Consultancy Service for preparation of project report on utilization and harnessing of natural resources using remote sensing technology.

7. To provide information and documentation facilities in remote sensing, disseminate information and furnish result of remote sensing investigations in suitable forms.

 

ORGANISATIONAL CHART  

LIST OF MIRSAC GOVERNING BODY
S.No Designation Designation in the Society
1.

Chief Secretary

Govt. of Mizoram

Chairman
2.

Principal Secretary/Commissioner/Secretary,

Planning Department,

Govt. of Mizoram

Vice Chairman
3. Addl. Secretary(Budget)
Government of Mizoram
Member
4. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Environment & Forest Department,Government of Mizoram Member
5. Engineer-in-Chief
Public Works Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
6. Engineer-in-Chief
Public Health Engineering Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
7. Engineer-in- Chief
Power & Electricity Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
8. Chief Engineer
Minor Irrigation Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
9. Director
Agriculture(Crop Husbandry),
Govt. of Mizoram
Member
10. Director
Horticulture Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
11. Director
Soil & Water Conservation Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
12. Director
Rural Development,
Government of Mizoram
Member
13. Director
Land Revenue & Settlement Department
Government of Mizoram
Member
14. Director
Disaster Management & Rehabilitation Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
15. Director
Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation Department, Government of Mizoram
Member
16. Director
Sericulture Department,
Government of Mizoram
Member
17. Chief Scientific Officer
Directorate of Science & Technology,
Government of Mizoram
Member
18. Project Director
Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre
Member Secretary
LIST OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
S.No Name & Designation Designation in the Society
1.

Principal Secretary/Commissioner/Secretary, Planning Department,

Govt. of Mizoram

Chairman
2. Chief Scientific Officer
Directorate of Science & Technology,
Government of Mizoram
Vice Chairman
3. Adviser
State Planning Board
Govt. of Mizoram
Member
4. Jt. Secretary(Budget)
Finance Department
Govt. of Mizoram
Member
5. Project Director
Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre
Member Secretary


Lists of Officers & Staff of MIRSAC