NRSA funds water management study in Maharashtra

NRSA funds water management study in Maharashtra

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Tiruchi, India, September 03, 2007: The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) has sanctioned USD 90, 000 (Rs. 36 lakh) to the Centre for Remote Sensing at Bharathidasan University for undertaking water management studies in southern Maharashtra.

The project aimed at finding solutions for the drinking water problems and to develop models for the augmentation of water resources in parts of Maharashtra. The study on providing solutions for the water problems for the southern parts of Maharashtra is unique and challenging, because the study area forms the southern part of the Deccan plateau formed by vast sheet of hot molten volcanic rocks which erupted repetitively during 60-65 million years back from the deeper part of the Earth and flowed laterally in all directions on the earth surface one after the other and thus formed a huge pile of layered sequence of flows presently exhibiting step like terraces and plateau said S.M. Ramasamy, Director, Centre for Remote Sensing and the Advisor of the project.