‘Data from satellites help in preserving environment’

March 25, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:46 am IST - Hassan:

The data derived from Indian Remote Sensing Satellites is world class and has been useful in policy formulation and decision making with regard to preserving environment, said Chandrashekhar Jha, group director of Forestry and Environmental Studies Division of the National Remote Sensing Centre of Indian Space Research Institute in Hyderabad.

He was speaking at an inter-centre Hindi seminar organised at Master Control Facility on Wednesday.

The remote sensing data acquired through satellites can be used for many purposes. Analysis of the data could help in conserving natural resources, environmental management, township planning, forest management, and search operations, he said.

S. Parameswaran, director of MCF, said space applications formed a vital part of the Digital India campaign.

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