29 march 2006: Tiruchy district is one of the five districts in India selected for a national geo-morphological study. This was disclosed by Hyderabad National Remote Sensing Agency Deputy Director A Perumal at the Bharathidasan University (BARD) while addressing the national conference on Disaster Mitigation and Management Using Space Technology, organised by BARD School of Geo-sciences, Centre for Remote Sensing, on 27 March. The five districts are: Tiruchy (granitic terrain), Jalore (desert), Himachal Pradesh (Himalayan terrain), Mahanadhi delta (coastal terrain) and Madhya Pradesh (Deccan trap). The imageries would be utilised for the development of the economy. The study will be conducted by the National Resources Repository in association with the Geological Survey of India.