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Data Support: LANDUSE DIVISION NRSC HYDERABAD

Management of natural resources, especially land resources, is the key to attain food, water and environmental security. This has special relevance since per capita availability of agricultural land in India is decreasing rapidly due to population growth, industrialization and urbanization.

Amongst the various options available for improving land productivity, development of wastelands is one of the most viable options. This calls for preparing comprehensive spatial database on wastelands, their types and spatial distribution that helps in greening, reclamation so that more land is available for productive use.

Remote Sensing data has an important role to play in wasteland inventory, planning and monitoring. The information obtained from satellite platform is timely, reliable, accurate and cost-effective. Also, due to its availability on a repetitive mode, it is useful for monitoring the status periodically.

INDIAN NATIONAL SPACE SYSTEMS

COMMUNICATION

REMOTE SENSING

INSAT SERIES OF SATELLITES

IRS SERIES OF SATELLITES

METEOROLOGY, RADIO/TV BROADCAST, DISASTER WARNING

NATURAL RESOURCES MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT

SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING APPLICATIONS


AGRICULTURE
CROP ACREAGE AND PRODUCTION ESTIMATION RS-BASED CROP YIELD MODELS CROP CONDITION ASSESMENT, AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT ASSESSMENT

SOIL RESOURCES
SOIL MAPPING AT DIFFERENT SCALES GENERATION OF LAND CAPABILITY, LAND IRRIGABILITY MAPS SOIL MOISTURE ESTIMATION USING MICROWAVE DATA

LAND DEGRADATION
MAPPING AND MONITORING WATER-LOGGED AREAS, SALT-AFFECTED SOILS, ERODED LANDS, SHIFTING CULTIVATION

LANDUSE/LAND COVER
LANDUSE/LAND COVER MAPPING DISTRICT-LEVEL WASTELAND MAPPING URBAN SPRAWL STUDIES GROWTH CENTRE ANALYSIS

FORESTS
FOREST COVER MAPPING AND MONITORING INPUT FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN FOREST FIRE AND RISK MAPPING BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDIES GRASSLAND PRODUCTIVITY AND POTENTIAL

India has a total geographical area of 31,66,414 sq.km Total wasteland area of India is 4,67,021.16 sq.km

Wasteland area: 14.75%

Study Area: Warangal District

Warangal: Total Geographical Area 12,846 sq.km Total wasteland area 1,353.39 sq.km Wasteland area: 10.53%

Sl No

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Wasteland Class Gullied and/ or ravinos land (Medium) Land with Dense Scrub Land with Open Scrub Land effected by Salinity/Alkalinity Under Utilized/ Degraded Forest (Scrub Domin.) Under Utilized/ Degraded Forest (Agriculture) Degraded Land under Plantation Crop Sands - Riverine Barren Rockey/ Stony Waste
Total

Area (Sq.km)

2.53 225.38 345.63 17.55 453.11 220.11 0.32 1.99 86.77


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METHODOLOGY
Landuse Map

Meteorological Data

Hydrogeomorphology Map

Soil Map

Satellite Image

Action Plan Map


Conventional Source
Slope Map

Socio-economic Profile

NRSC/DOS

Warangal: Mandals

Warangal: Villages

Warangal :Wasteland (without base details)

Warangal :LULC

Warangal :LULC

Agricultural Labour

Warangal :Selected Wasteland

Warangal :Selected Wasteland

SDK

Language

Decision Models

Database

Class Libraries

While Remote Sensing is used for the Wasteland mapping and change detection through temporal data, GIS plays a vital role in the Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of development aspects of wastelands in collaboration with advanced technologies like ICT and sDSS.