Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 363–372 | Cite as

Water resources development action plan for sasti watershed, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra using remote sensing and geographic information system

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Today the world is facing the biggest crisis for water. The available both surface and groundwater resources are not sufficient to meet all the water requirements for all purpose. The optimal and sustainable development of the resource is a prerequisite so that it is assessed reliably to avoid any future problems regarding its qualitative and quantitative availability. The interpretation of remote sensing data in conjunction with ancillary data and sufficient ground truth information makes it possible to identify and outline various ground features such as geological structures, geomorphic features and their hydraulic characters, that may serve as direct or indirect indicators of the presence of ground and surface water. Remote sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) have emerged to meet ever-increasing demand for more precise and timely information. These techniques permit rapid and cost effective natural resource survey and management. Remotely sensed data provides unbiased informations on geology, geomorphology, structural pattern and recharging conditions, which logically define the groundwater regime and help to generate water resources development action plan. The present study is an attempt to prepare a water resource development action plan for Sasti watershed of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra using remote sensing and G1S.


Deccan Trap Artificial Recharge Groundwater Potential Zone Rainwater Harvesting Barakar Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Postgraduate Department of GeologyNagpur University Law College CampusNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of SpaceRegional Remote Sensing Service CentreNagpurIndia

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