Use satellite technology for water management

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The chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair, has called for the application of satellite technology for better water management in Kerala, India.

While delivering the lecture on 'Indian Space Programme, addressing the development needs', he said that scientific water harvesting would be the best solution for the water shortage in the State. He said that Karnataka had set a good example in this area. The Karnataka Government has implemented the Sujala Watershed Development Programme with the assistance from the World Bank. Satellite remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) are operationally working in this project. The unique feature of the remote sensing, GIS and Management Information System (MIS) are dynamically linked with impact assessment in terms of development of natural resources as well as socio-economic indicators.

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