Why deregulation of map-making is a big deal for the corporate sector

In geography classes in schools across India, generations of students were often asked to mark out in outline maps sites where coal, oil or iron ore reserves were located. It turns out, at the national level, the diligence of the exercise was hardly different from those crude school maps. In 2016, when the Government of India tried to pinpoint the locations of energy resources, officers found there was no consolidated energy map of India. That is why the government’s decision to deregulate map-making and enable companies to freely map India is such a big deal for corporations. Cons.....

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