Punjab Remote Sensing Centre

Projects

Keeping in view the priorities and needs of various user departments, the projects are formulated and got approved from the Technical Advisory Committee of the Centre. Key National/State level projects undertaken by the Centre are listed below:

Land Use/Land Cover Mapping

  • Districtwise Land Use/Land Cover Mapping inPunjabusing IRS Digital data on 1:250,000 under National Mission Project.
  • Land Use/Land Cover Mapping at District and Block Level on 1:50,000 scale under IMSD, NRDMS, NRIS, IT-SAP and Ministry of Agriculture (Govt. of India) Sponsored Projects inPunjabusing IRS data. The Database along with the Computer System is to be transferred to District Nodes.
  • Land Use/Land Cover Mapping in selected micro-watersheds in Kandi Belt ofPunjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Land Use/Land Cover Mapping in Notified Wetlands inPunjabnamely Harike, Kanjli, Ropar, Nangal, Keshopur have been completed using latest IRS P6-LISS-III or LISS-IV data.
  • Districtwise Wasteland Mapping inPunjab.
  • Temporal landuse change studies inAmritsar, Jalandhar,Ludhiana, Patiala & Mohali towns and peripheral areas for the years 2002-03, 2005-06.

Agriculture and Forestry

  • Cropping System Studies inPunjabusing Remote Sensing and GIS.
  • Crop Acreage & Production Estimation (CAPE) for Wheat & Cotton.
  • National Wheat Production Forecast using IRS – WiFS Digital Data.
  • Rice Acreage and Production Estimation using Microwave digital data.
  • Wheat yield in relation to climatic change in the semi arid zone of Punjab.
  • Mapping and Monitoring of Reserved/Protected Forests.
  • Application of Remote Sensing & GIS in Sericulture Development

Soil Resource Inventory

  • Soil Survey and Mapping in 17 districts of Punjab on 1:50,000 scale has been accomplished in collaboration with Department of Soil Conservation, Punjab and erstwhileAmritsar, Tarn Taran andPatialaby National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (Delhi Centre).
  • Mapping and Monitoring of Soil Salinity Associated with Water Logging inPunjab(1988 and 1996).
  • Soil Carbon Pool Assessment
  • Development of Spectral Reflectance  Methods & Low cost sensors for Real Time Applications of variable Rate inputs in Precision Farming

 Water Resources and Disaster Management Studies

  • Assessment of Ground Water Quality for Irrigation and Potability
  • Hydrogeomorphological Mapping in Punjab under Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking WaterMissionProject (2010).
  • Mapping of Drainage Network in Kandi Belt ofPunjaband parts of J & K and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Land use, Drainage Mapping and Morphometric analysis of selected watersheds inPunjab.
  • Wetland mapping inPunjabon 1:50,000 scale (2005-06) of Harike, Kanjli, Ropar, Nangal & Keshopur.
  • Hydrogeomorphological Mapping and Monitoring of Notified Wetlands of Punjab andChandigarh(Sukhna).
  • Mapping of shift in the courses ofRaviand Satluj rivers.
  • Extent of Flooding inPunjabduring September, 1988 and July, 1993.
  • Ground Water Targeting in Dhar Block District Gurdaspur and Talwara Block, District Hoshiarpur.
  • Demarcation and Codification of Subwatersheds in the Kandi Area ofPunjaband Haryana.

 Integrated Studies

  • IntegratedMissionfor Sustainable Development (IMSD) in Bathinda, Hoshiarpur and Sangrur districts ofPunjab.
  • National (Natural) Resources Information System (NRIS) in Bathinda and Faridkot districts andChandigarh(UT). Under this project whole state is being covered.
  • Integrated Study in Muktsar District under Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture Production inPunjab(IT-SAP) funded by UNDP.
  • Integrated Resource studies in Mansa district under NRDMS Project.
  • Integrated Studies in subwatersheds of Guni Khad in Himachal Pradesh.

Geographical Information System

  • Zoning Atlas for Siting of Polluting Industries inLudhiana,Amritsar, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (Punjab).
  • Creation of Digital Database of Administrative Boundaries (District, Tehsil,Block Village)
  • Siting of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) in Phillaur, Phagwara,Ludhianaand Jalandhar townships/cities ofPunjab.
  • Siting of location for shifting of existing stone crushers in parts ofPatiala, Gurdaspur and Rupnagar districts.
  • Mapping and monitoring of waterlogged areas in Muktsar district.
  • Demarcation of Roads inLudhianadistrict using IRS-1C/1D PAN Data.
  • Industrial Estate Planning in Kohara-Machhiwara area ofLudhianadistrict.
  • Updation and Digitization of Drainage and Canal network maps.
  • Development of Urban Information System for six towns in Punjab (Ludhiana,Amritsar,Patiala, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Pathankot) & U.T. Chandigarh
  • Temporal landuse change studies inAmritsar, Jalandhar,Ludhiana, Patiala & Mohali towns and peripheral areas for the years 2002-03, 2005-06.
  • Base map preparation and land use mapping of Planning areas of various towns inPunjab

Urban Studies

  • Development of Urban Information System for six towns in Punjab (Ludhiana,Amritsar,Patiala, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Pathankot) & U.T. Chandigarh
  • Temporal landuse change studies inAmritsar, Jalandhar,Ludhiana, Patiala & Mohali towns and peripheral areas for the years 2002-03, 2005-06.
  • Base map preparation and land use mapping of Planning areas of various towns inPunjab
  • Single Building Extraction using High Resolution satellite data (Worldview) in Ludhiana Municipal Area.


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