India: The Karnataka state government is using satellite data from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to detect underground water sources in drought-affected areas, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H.K. Patil said on Monday.
It is worth noting that the state is facing a severe drought condition and therefore, to review drought relief works in the state, a meeting was called by Mr. Patil, who said that the data received from satellite has helped them immensely in divining five new sources of water in Indi taluk of Vijayapura district.
“We have got yields of one to two inches of water. The project will be extended to all water scarce areas, if need be,” he said. Mr. Patil said that there was no dearth of funds for relief works and panchayat bodies had been instructed to accord priority to them.