Thank you so much for supporting Save the Map ()
and sending your thoughts to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill. We manage to send over1700 emails to the MHA, and several organisations and groups sent feedback to them expressing disapproval of the current state of the bill.
As of the monsoon session the bill was not submitted to Parliament and seems to have been put on the back burner. There has been no official response regarding if they will change the draft and incorporate any of the feedback. So as of right now we are unsure if the bill will come back and what form it will take.
We will be continuing to monitor the situation and send updates when there are new developments. You can see some other responses/comments that have been sent to the MHA .
Again thank you for your support and quick action. We hope to continue working toward a good policy on geospatial information that supports individuals and businesses to continue to innovate in the space.
Sajjad for Save the Map team
* DataMeet – http://datameet.org/2016/06/
* FICCI – http://blog.ficci.com/
* Digital Empowerment Foundation –
* Center for Internet and Society –
* Medianama – http://www.medianama.com/2016/
* Internet Freedom Foundation –