This study aimed to create a complete GIS base database for the entire sanctuary using ancillary data of the sanctuary as well as using recent technology i.e. Remote Sensing and GIS, habitat characterization pattern of Barnadi WLS, create a decision support system (DSS) of Barnadi WLS using geo-informatics and analyze the change detection of habitat pattern in Barnadi WLS.

The main aim of this study are: to identify, map and determine the extent of vegetation cover and its condition in the coal mined and unmined areas; to find relationship between spatial distribution of vegetation including its condition and mining; and to assess the impact of coal mining on vegetation and to provide evidence for the hypothesis that mining influences the spatial distribution, compo