Training Programme on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Resource Management’ Organized

2nd December 2013, Nagpur

National Natural Resource Management System (NNRMS), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sponsored a 21 days training programme on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Natural Resource Management’ that concluded at National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP), Nagpur on 2nd December, 2013. The training Programme was started on 12th November, 2013.

Prof. Y.B. Katpatal, Professor, VNIT, Nagpur was the Guest of Honor of the valedictory function. In his address, he said that remote sensing, GIS and GPS applications have immense opportunities to address the various emerging challenges in the field of agriculture to meet the ever increasing demand from various sectors.

Dr. M.S. Ladaniya, Director, NRCC, Nagpur explained various opportunities of application of remote sensing, GIS and GPS in natural resource management in general and horticulture in particular.

In his valedictory address, Dr. Dipak Sarkar, Director, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur informed that during 2012-13, NBSS&LUP has so far organized seven NNRMS (ISRO) sponsored training programmes at NBSS&LUP, Nagpur and its Regional Centres located at Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Jorhat and Udaipur and trained 153 participants from ICAR institutes, SAUs, KVKs and state departments.

Dr. G.P. Obi Reddy, Senior Scientist and In-charge, GIS Section and Programme Coordinator informed that 24 participants from ICAR institutes, State Agricultural Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK’s) representing various states participated in the training.

The invited guest faculty from NRSC, Hyderabad; IARI, New Delhi; Mahalanobis National Forecasting Centre (ISRO), New Delhi and NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Kolkata delivered guest lectures in the training programme.

Shri Nirmal Kumar, Scientist, GIS Section proposed the vote of thanks.

(Source: NBSS&LUP, Nagpur)