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NRSA working on land mapping

Written by: Staff

Tiruchirapalli, Mar 28: The National Remote Sensing Agency(NRSA) at Hyderabad is preparing a nationwide land-use and land-cover mapping for scale one to quarter million (1:250000), according to NRSA Deputy Director A Perumal.

In an informal chat with newspersons here yesterday, Dr Perumal said the project, which will take three years to complete, will bring out information and data on land degradation also.

The NRSA had already completed preparations for mapping the desert region of Raichur district in Karnataka for disseminating integrated resources information and systems.

Similarly, the agency had already made maps revealing ground water availability and resources in the states of Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh with the help of remote sensing satellites of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The NRSA had also completed the landslide mapping of the Himalayan region.

Dr Perumal said the National Resources Repository (NRR), a joint venture between Space Department and Geological Survey of India (GSI) had entrusted the preparation of geo-morphological mapping of five zones to GSI and NRSA.


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