Remote Sensing in India has developed in the last twenty – five Years. India entered the space age in 1972 with the establishment of the Department of Space. Since then, there has been a systematic growth of this program resulting in a well integrated system having space, ground and application segments.
After the success of the first Indian Satellite, Aryabhatta, in April, 1975, a program was initiated for launching experimental remote sensing satellite Bhaskara I and II ( June 7, 1979 and November 20, 1981 respectively ).
The experience gained through these two satellites and Apple, the experimental phase was over. The situation was ripe for launching operational remote sensing satellite. Simultaneously, data reception station was established in Sadh Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
Why Remote Sensing :
The concept of National Natural Resources Management System ( NNRMS ) was mooted to find possible solutions of the pressing problems in India concerning the increasing population and diminishing resources.
Such a step was necessary because of phenomenal growth of population. Obviously there was pressure on natural resources which got reduced.
The productive utilization of wastelands was considered as a possible option to meet the demand of the teeming population.
In order to bring more land under production, it is necessary to assess the status of different natural resources such as water, land, soils, vegetation etc.
At this juncture, remote sensing became an essential tool for management, development, and planning.
Application in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics :
||Mixed - crop discrimination and inventory.
Large area crop inventory.
Crop stress detection monitoring.
||Types and species discrimination.
Forest stock mapping. Biomass Estimation.
||Environmental Impact Assessment ( EIA ).
Monitoring sitting applications.
||Town and city mapping.
||Land use / Land cover mapping.
Erosion Prone Mapping.
||Geological Mapping. Geomorphologic Mapping.
||Surface Water Monitoring.
Ground Water Targeting.
Command Area Management.
Slope / aspect.
||Flood Damage Assessment. Flood Relief Measures.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
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