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 estimation of evapotranspiration and soil moisture using geospatial technology and establishment of eddy covariance flux tower and soil moisture probes.
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 tremendous increase of ground water in several basins. There is a need to study on the status of ground water increase in the state under various basins and its utility for agriculture he said.
This effort is as part of National Hydrology Project (NHP), funded by Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakthi. Under the NHP, 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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