National GIS-Enabled Land Bank System Launched

News: Union Commerce and Industry Minister has launched the ‘National GIS-enabled Land Bank’ system.


  • National GIS (Geographic Information System) enabled land bank system: The system aims to help investors to get real-time information about the availability of industrial land and resources.
  • The system has been developed by integrating the Industrial Information System(IIS).
    • IIS portal is a GIS-enabled database of industrial areas/clusters across the states.

Additional Facts:

  • GIS: It is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface.GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map such as streets, buildings, and vegetation.This enables people to more easily see, analyze and understand patterns and relationships.