Remote sensing data are being used to
map/monitor/survey/manage various natural resources of the country under
National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS) programmes. Funded by
various user ministries and ISRO/DOS, these programmes have been generating
valuable spatial data assets and information solutions.
Several areas of application such as Agriculture, Soil, Bio-resources and
Environment, Ocean Resources, Water Resources, Rural Development, Urban
Development, and Disaster Management etc., which are of direct relevance to the
nation are executed by ISRO/DOS centers like National Remote Sensing Centre
(NRSC), Space Application Centre (SAC), Regional Remote Sensing Centres
(RRSCs), North Eastern - Space Application Centre (NE - SAC) and State Remote
Sensing Centers and State/Central Agencies.
These centres have sophisticated computer facilities for image analysis and GIS
to cater to the users needs and participate actively in areas like disaster
management, software development, agro-climatic planning, national drinking
water mission, national resources census, large scale mapping, etc, besides
taking up projects for various ministries and departments.