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February 6th, 2012
Satellite Mapping to Update Forest Cover Data in JK

With dwindling forest wealth becoming a major challenge for Jammu and Kashmir, the Government has asked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to conduct satellite mapping to ascertain the exact ground impact of afforestation projects implemented across the State during past two decades. Sources said through this measure, Government also intends to demarcate the total area under green cover and initiate preventive measures to save it from further encroachments. Read More