National Agricultural Land Use Mapping

Net sown area is an important information required for national planning and identification of potential areas to achieve food security. To provide near real time net sown area of the country on an annual basis at 1:250,000 scale, multi-temporal AWiFS datasets are being used since 2004-05 onwards

Nine cycles of assessment from 2004-05 to 2012-13 completed.Temporally explicit spatial distribution and variation of the net sown area and crop recurrence are brought out clearly. Entire 8 cycles data is organised in Bhuvan for visualization and dissemination. Using GIS, the frequency of occurrence of kharif and rabi crop has been computed using the 8 cycle LULC outputs

National Agricultural Land Use Mapping