Applications of Geospatial Tools & Techniques in Agriculture and Allied Areas

Space technology applications in agriculture and allied areas in north eastern states took big leap after the establishment of NESAC. A number of user specific and R&D projects were initiated since 2002. The North-Eastern Region of India, comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, has a total cropped area of 5.3 million hectares and a population of around 45.6 million. The region is characterized by difficult terrain, wide variations in slopes, altitude, land tenure systems and diverse cultivation practices. Shifting cultivation is common in NER and a large number of tribal ethnic minorities are practicing shifting cultivation. In certain parts of this region it is practised not only by the tribal minorities but also by the landless people and lowland migrants.

Following are the few major areas of remote sensing applications in Agriculture and allied areas.