Rubber Research body uses satellite derived maps to delineate rubber plantations

Truman Slate

The Rubber Study Institute of India has properly delineated rubber plantations into very low, medium and large landslide risk groups using satellite-derived maps of the distribution of rubber plantations and the district-sensible landslide susceptibility zones designed by the Kerala Condition Catastrophe Administration Authority.

These landslide susceptible zones had been prepared by integrating numerous databases like topographical maps, remote sensing facts, floor truth and geo-technological investigations. The landslide zones had been analysed geo-spatially with satellite-derived rubber plantation maps.

“We can advocate growers to undertake excellent agricultural methods at a location in accordance to its vulnerability to landslides as effectively as cultural operations that should really not be carried out to minimise the effects of landslides”, the officers explained.

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