Haryana to conduct largescale base mapping of towns

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Chandigarh, Feb 26 (UNI) The Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) plans to go in for a largescale base mapping of towns in the state and introduce certificate or diploma or degree courses in the field of Geoinformatics to meet the increasing demand of qualified manpower in this area.

A spokesman for the Haryana Department of Science and Technology said the Centre had already completed projects like wasteland mapping, channelising and remodeling of Badshahpur drain, environment impact assessment of Aravali hills, road information system for Hisar and Digitisation of Mussavies for Rori Kanungo.

The other projects which were under way included crop acreage and production, cropping system analysis, study of quarry pools in the Aravalies, Santhi Paddy estimation, multi crop inventory, water shed monitoring, land degradation mapping and cadastral mapping in Sirsa and Hisar districts.

He said the HARSAC had been involved in the mapping, monitoring and management of natural resources and had completed 65 projects.

It had also been designated as the nodal agency by state government for remote sensing and geographical information system related activities in the state.

He said the Centre for Research and Application in Plant Tissue Culture (CRAPTC) had now been named as Centre for Plant Biotechnology, Hisar and had developed technology for commercial multiplication of sugarcane, safed musli, guava, aloevera, banana, stevia, eucalyptus and bamboo through tissue culture techniques.

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