Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 145–154 | Cite as

Temporal studies of land use/land cover in varaha river basin, andhra pradesh, india

  • K S R Murthy
  • V Venkateswara Rao


Land use/land cover investigation have been carried out in Varaha river basia (VRB) using remote sensing data of 1986 and 1992 and the changes in land use/land cover during the period are estimated Visual interpretation techniques have been followed to delineate various land use/laad cover categories It is inferred that the land use/land cover pattern of the area is controlled by local topography, climate and resourees, The tesults revealed significant changes in the area of built-up land irrigated land, plantation degraded forest and upland over a period of six years.


Remote Sensing Irrigate Area Areal Extent Rural Settlement Irrigate Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K S R Murthy
    • 1
  • V Venkateswara Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geo-EngineeringAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnam

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