This study demonstrates the application of remote sensing, GIS and GPS for preparation of sustainable land and water resources development action plans for Pathri Rao sub-watershed in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. High resolution IKONOS satellite imagery was used for detailed land use/cover mapping on 1 : 12,500 scale.

A study on land degradation in the upper catchment of river Tons, a tributary of Yamuna river, in Uttarkashi district of the Uttarakhand state, was carried out using on-screen visual interpretation of IRS LISS-III + PAN merged data. The study area, which is largely mountainous, includes Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park.