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HyderabadPJTSAU inks pact with NRSC

PJTSAU inks pact with NRSC

Published: 24th Jul 2021 10:39 pm

Hyderabad: Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad and National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research in the estimation of evapotranspiration and soil moisture using geospatial technology and establishment of eddy covariance flux tower and soil moisture probes.

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The MoU was executed by Dr S Sudheer Kumar, Registrar, PJTSAU and Dr V Venkateshwar Rao, Deputy Director, NRSC, Hyderabad. The MoU papers were Exchanged by Dr Jagadeeshwar, Director of Research, PJTSAU and Dr Venkateshwar Rao, NRSC in the
presence of Dr V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU.

Dr Praveen Rao said that due to large scale irrigation projects taken up in the State there is a tremendous increase of groundwater in several basins. There is a need to study the status of groundwater increase in the State under various basins and its utility for agriculture, he said.

This effort is as part of the National Hydrology Project (NHP), funded by the Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakthi. Under the NHP, the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), as one of the Implementing Agency is engaged with generation of geospatial products and services to support agriculture and water resources management and capacity building to NHP stakeholders, a press release said.

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