Better patrolling, prevention measures, growing awareness and rain cited as reasons

CHENNAI: There has been a considerable decrease in the number of forest fires in the State this season.


Sub-watersheds in border areas not to be covered
With the Survey of India (SoI) and the Ministry of Defence reluctant to grant permission for the digitisation of restricted maps, the Forest Department has decided to go ahead with the finalisation of integrated catchment area treatment plan for the Sutlej basin sans the sub-watersheds falling in border areas.

The finalisation of the catchment a

Taking part in relief and rehabilitation work in flood-hit areas, FACES Pakistan - a non-profit and non-governmental organisation - has handed over 10 modern houses to affected families in tehsil Kandhkot of district Kashmor, officials of the organisation announced here on Sunday.

During a briefing at the FACES head office in Cavalry Ground, Syed Mubashir Ali, a board member of the organisation

If one goes by the Master Plan proposals of the HMDA, by 2031 Hyderabad will be the second-largest city according to area. In the forthcoming Master Plan, replete with a Geographical Information System, the city

The objectives of this scheme are: To develop urban infrastructure facilities such as transport, drinking water, sewerage, drainage and solid waste management etc.

Manpower to battle bushfire.
This summer, the state is going to depend on traditional methods to fight forest fires after its brush with the geographic information system (GIS) last year failed to yield the desired results.

Among the customary methods the forest department is set to adopt this summer is setting up of multiple fire tracking teams in each forest division.

The teams, comprisin

This national wetland atlas prepared by SAC, Ahmedabad as a part of the project on National Wetland Inventory & Assessment presents wetland status of each State/Union Territory through text, statistical tables, satellite images,maps and ground photographs.

The objectives of this study are: To assess the cumulative impact of commissioned, under construction and proposed hydro power projects in Alaknanda and Bhagirathi basins; To estimate the extent to which hydropower potential identified in the basins should be developed without risking stability of landforms and environment; and Restrictions, if any, that need to be placed in the development of

The present work accentuated the expediency of remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications in groundwater studies, especially in the identification of groundwater potential zones in Ithikkara River Basin (IRB), Kerala, India.

The India Remote Sensing data on 1:50,000 scale revealed the occurrence of permanent waterlogging in low-lying flats and depressions of the Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojona (IGNP) command area. Such data also indicated seasonal dynamics of waterlogging and soil salinization in irrigated areas.