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Change detection of Wastelands of Jhajjar District, Haryana using Geo Informatics

Author Affiliations

  • 1SG, Haryana Space Applications Centre, HARSAC, Hisar, Haryana, INDIA
  • 2 D.E.S. (AF) KVK, Fatehabad, CCS HAU Hisar, Haryana, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (5), Pages 42-46, May,22 (2015)


The challenge to provide food security to our country’s increasing population is a big task. The stretches of land lying waste, in Haryana it is necessity to use that land for farming purpose. We can convert these wasteland into agricultural land by using some practical efforts.. It has been rightly pointed out that these lands are not “waste” lands but “wasted” lands. To convert the wastelands to cultivable land, it is necessary to estimate and monitor the area under wastelands. The digital data for the years 2005-06 and 2008-09 of three seasons i.e. Kharif, Rabi and Zaid of IRS-IC/ID LISS-III was used. Change analysis matrix shows that the wasteland was 109.38 sq. km. in 2005-06 which decreased to 107.24 in 2008-09. It was found that degraded grazing land in the district is 57.99 followed by open scrub other classes like stabilized sand dunes, waterlogged, mining area etc. were also observed.


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