The Gazetteers contain information of great strategic importance. Their great
importance is clear from the fact that the Prime Minister of India in his speech in the Lok Sabha
(April 28, 1965) quoted from different Gazetteers to corraborate the fact that the Rann of Kutch
formed a part of India. So the Gazetteers, whether it is District Gazetteers, or State Gazetteers or
Indian Gazetteers, are indeed of a national asset .
It offers considerable scope for research. As aptly
pointed out by the International Documentation Centre, Sweden, “The Indian Gazetteers are as
incomparable collection of research material and a necessary source of information for all studies
concerning the History and Culture of India.’’ The Documentation Centre of some foreign countries
have spent a large sum of money on microfilming the entire series-old and new-of Gazetteers is thus
recognised even in foreign countries.