RTI reveals no map of Assam published by SoI since independence23 Sep, 2012
In response to an application filed under the RTI Act seeking a copy of the map of Assam just after independence, it has been informed that the Survey of India (SoI) has not published any map of the State of Assam after 1947. In 1984, the SoI published a combined map of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on the scale 1: 1,000,000.
Set up in 1767, the SoI is India’s principal mapping agency is entrusted with the responsibility of mapping the country's domain. It explores and provide base maps of geographical limits of the country and also of the States and Union Territories for development work with the help of 19 directorates spread across the country.
Meghalaya attained Statehood in 1972, and the map of Meghalaya was published in 2009 for the first time by SoI on a scale of 1:4000000.