The Omkareshwar reservoir had been planted for first filling during March 2008. However, before the initial filling, assessment of Rabi crop coming submergence was required for compensation purposes, if required.

Beginning 1975, ISRO has been involved in several indigenous space utilisation initiatives. We take a close look at two of them, Edusat and the IRS programme, to evaluate their efficacy

Despite achievements, India s space programme is still struggling with projects targeting rural India, finds out T V JAYAN

Benefits not remote H igh quality three-dimensional terrain maps of India will now be available at affordable prices, as the Indian Space Resaerch Organisation (isro) successfully put in

The formulation of a practical conservation policy will involve a fuller consideration of human needs also. Conservation plans need to be so developed that they minimize restriction on the people of area.

Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project, when completed, will transform parts of the southern coromandal coast qualitatively. Since historical times, this portion of the coast (Palk Bay, Adam’s Bridge) is used only to fleets of small crafts involved in coastal trading and fishing.

Analysis of multi-date satellite sensor data and maps indicated loss of 1836 ha of land during 1976–2001 along the Godavari deltaic coast resulting in displacement of coastal communities and mangrove destruction. Decrease in sediment loads from an annual average of 145.26 million tons in 1971–79 to 56.76 million tons during 1990–98, apparently due to construction of dams, largely diminished vertical accretion at the delta, while continued coastal subsidence that might have been accentuated by possible neotectonic activity and consequent relative sea level rise led to shoreline retreat.

Digital processing of the IRS-1D LISS-III image revealed a highly degraded state of the Kolleru lake.

Flood hazard is one of the most severe problems in the Himalayan river basins. Although floods are essentially hydrological phenomenon, the uneven distribution of floods in the river basin highlights the control of geomorphological and geological factors. A proper understanding of these factors is critical for a successful flood management programme. Remote sensing data is of immense value in evaluating the geomorphological and geological controls in flooding. The present paper highlights the control of geomorphology and neotectonics on flood hazard in north Bihar Plains, eastern India.

Archaeology is the science that studies the remains of past cultures by investigating and analysing the objects people leave behind. It is a serious attempt to record and understand the past. As an area of study, it demands much from other science and soc