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May 23rd, 2012
Indian Government to Use Satelltie Technology for Crop and Drought Assessment

The government will use inputs of the recently set up Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre ( NCFC) to prepare multiple in-season crop forecasts. The centre prepares forecast data by using temporal satellite imageries as well as satellite based weather data. These forecasts will act as inputs to be used along with econometric and agro-meteorological parameters and ground observations to make estimates of area and yield of selected crops.
The government will also use Remote Sensing techniques to monitor and assess the drought situation in the country at national as well as state and district level. Read More