Srinagar: A webinar on “Role of Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing” was organised at Aryans Group of Colleges.
As per the statement issued here, Dr. Akhlaq Amin Wani, Associate Professor, Natural Resource Management, Sher- e- Kashmir University of Agriculture Science & Technology (SKUAST), interacted with the Aryans students of B. Sc. Agriculture, Diploma Agriculture, B.Tech and Polytechnic. Dr. AnshuKataria, Chairman, Aryans group presided over the event.
It said that Wani while interacting said that droughts, floods, swarms of insects and poor farming techniques have plagued the agricultural community for centuries. Improvements have been made to insure the safety and gain of crops worldwide and yet these factors and many more continue to make or break individuals and communities affected by them, he added.
He further said that GIS are incredibly helpful in being able to map and project current and future fluctuations in precipitation, temperature, crop output, and more.
GIS can analyze soil data combined with historical farming practices to determine what the best crops to plant, are where they should go, and how to maintain soil nutrition levels to best benefit the plants, highlighted Wani.