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‘GIS transforming the traditional agricultural practices’

Hyderabad: Another session on Geo-Agriculture was held on the third day of the India Geospatial Forum 2014. Dr. R.S. Hooda, Chief Scientist, Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC) gave a detailed description on the use of geoinformatics by their organisation for agricultural applications in the Indian state of Haryana.

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Girish Jain, Business Head – Machine Control Division, Elcome Technologies, India talked about the technologies for accurate levelling of farm lands. While, Amit Bhardwaj, Dy. Head (Research & Analysis), Indian Sugar Mills Association talked about satellite mapping of sugarcane crop acreage.

Dr. MVR Sesh Sai, Group Director – Agriculture, National Remote Sensing Centre gave an insight about the use of geospatial technologies in agriculture. He focused on the application of remote sensing data in agriculture.

Dr. Rowan Barling, Group Manager Government and Environmental Agencies, Sinclair Knight Merz Australia highlighted upon the tools and techniques for exploring water allocation and nutrient limit setting in the Tukituki catchment, New Zealand.

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The day ended with the panel discussion with the focus on bridging the gap between scientific research and innovations in technology. The eminent personalities representing the industries like Trimble Navigation India Pvt Ltd, Navayuga Spatial Technologies Pvt Ltd and scientists from user organisations like National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land use Planning, Indian Sugar Mills association were a part of the discussion.

Source: Our Correspondent