Groundwater identified by satellite data to be tapped in India

Groundwater identified by satellite data to be tapped in India

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10 April 2006: Denizens of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India have decided to tap groundwater as well as harvest rainwater. It has been decided to map the entire campus geologically in order to identify sources of groundwater. A committee comprising experts from IIT, Delhi Jal Board and JNU was formed to work on it. The team began by collecting high-resolution satellite data to identify areas where water was available. Next, this data was processed through software mapped in the GIS format. The idea is basically to determine the depth of water at the sub-surface as well as the quality.