Satellite imagery used for eco-restoration of areas around Taj Mahal

Satellite imagery used for eco-restoration of areas around Taj Mahal

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Recently the Supreme Court in India accepted the report of a committee appointed by it to suggest measures for eco-restoration of the areas surrounding the Taj Mahal in view of the damage caused by a Taj Heritage Corridor Project. The committee report had, after conducting a detailed study with the help of satellite imagery of the project area, said that undoing the activity undertaken during the project could loosen the soil in the area, making it prone to erosion. Instead, it suggested that the entire disturbed area be converted into a “dense green belt and rain harvesting system” with minimum construction relating to these activities.