India: Farmers from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) will soon be able to improve the quality of their land and better farm practices. The state government is preparing a database of agricultural land using remote sensing and GIS technologies.
The digital maps of the agricultural land will help identify waste, degraded, gullied and waterlogged land in UP. The agriculture department would then work on land reclamation and help farmers to increase farm production.
The data is being compiled by the Remote Sensing Application Centre (RSAC). The agricultural land in all 75 districts of the state would be digitally mapped for this purpose. So far, work has almost been completed in 25 districts, including Bundelkhand region and Etawah, Kannauj, Agra and Ghazipur. The remaining districts would be digitally mapped in about a year.