HSHRC was given the task of conducting mapping of urban slums in order to plan the Urban Health Mission in Haryana. After making inquiries about the process from other states like Orissa it was decided to do the process by means of GIS mapping. For this work it was decided to involve HARSAC (Haryana Remote Sensing Organization) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for which meeting was held with the Principal Secretary of the DST.
A proposal was invited from HARSAC for preparation of City Maps. After discussion it was felt that since HARSAC have already prepared digital maps on village boundaries they can also map the political boundaries of each health centre.
In the mapping exercise of city maps there was a need to conduct a detail mapping of spatial distribution of urban population. There is lack of detailed information at the state level about the existing urban slums (notified and non-notified) and vulnerable, deprived and excluded populations along with health delivery infrastructure at city/town level.
Objectives of Urban Slum Mapping:
1)Listing, Identification and plotting of listed & unlisted slums on administrative /political level, along with spatial extension.
2)Plotting population distribution in space on GIS maps.
3)To identify the geographical location of the health facilities from Sub-centre level to District Hospital along with the area being served and transport network for access to particular facility.
4)The mapping process will include the mapping of slums (notified and non-notified), the under-served urban pockets and urban colonies. There are large number of existing health centers, started at different times by different agencies like HUDA dispensaries, RCH centers under NRHM, Post Partum centre’s for Family Planning services and ESI dispensaries. These will be put on the digital map to aid in planning and resource allocation for optimum results.
Deliverables of this activity:
- I. District wise Geo-referenced Digital Maps of Slums and Government Health Facilities and a state level integrated map.
- II. All maps will contain the following thematic layers in addition to the above:
- Latest available settlements map layer
- Latest available Transport Network map layer.
- Latest political boundary layer of health centres.
- Integration of health Data on the GIS maps.