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Application Of GIS And Remote Sensing For The Impact Assessment Of Integrated Watershed Management Program: A Case Study Of Bassi Block, Jaipur District

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Garima Sharma, Dr R.N. Sharma



Ground Water Resources, Remote Sensing, Land Use Pattern, Vegetation, Watershed Management



Jaipur district is characterized by low rainfall, degraded natural resources and scarcity of water resources. In Bassi block of Jaipur district, Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP) was implemented to effectively manage the natural resources of the area and to rehabilitate the degraded lands. This paper discusses the impact of IWMP on the land use pattern, soil moisture, vegetation and ground water resources. The assessment of the impact of the program is done with help of Geographic informative system (GIS) and remote sensing. For impact evaluation LISS-IV 5.8 m resolution satellite images are used for pre and post project impact assessment of the watershed area. The results indicate that the availability of water resources has increased in the area which changed the cropping pattern. There is significant change in the ground water level and soil moisture. The irrigated area has increased along with the decrease in the wasteland in the area. This watershed intervention in the area has improved the biodiversity and land degradation. Overall, the IWMP program at Bassi block has proved to be an effective solution for soil and water conservation.



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