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Central Ground Water Board & IIRS signed MoU

Central Ground Water Board & IIRS signed MoU to facilitate a collaborative study to assess the impact of ground water abstraction in India.

Jul 10, 2014 13:47 IST
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Central Ground Water Board and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) on 9 July 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate a collaborative study to assess the impact of ground water abstraction on land subsidence in Northern India.

The study involves use of state of art technologies such as Space borne Geodetic observations on land subsidence, predictive modelling, inter-comparison of land subsidence, ground water depletion and space based gravity anomaly etc.

The Project results include land subsidence information for selected cities of northern India and regional groundwater depletion scenario along with recharge assessment.

About Central Ground Water Board
Central Ground Water Board is one of the scientific organisations in the Ministry of Water Resources. The organisation’s responsibility is to advise the Ministry on all matters related to Ground Water Resources in India.

About Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
• IIRS formerly was known as Indian Photo-interpretation Institute (IPI).
• It was established in 1966, with the collaboration of the Government of The Netherlands along with the help of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands).

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