‘Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Future and Development’ concludes at SKUAST-K

SRINAGAR: The valedictory function of 21-day NRDMS-DST sponsored summer school on “Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Future and Development”, from June 20 to 30, 2019, was held on Sunday at SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Nazeer Ahmed was the chief guest and Dr Shubha Panday, Scientist, DST (NRDMS), New Delhi was the guest of honour.
The summer school was attended by about 33 participants from various institutions of the State as well as from other states of the country. The objective of the summer school was to acquaint budding scientists/researchers/students with modern geospatial techniques. The participants were trained on public domain softwares on watershed delineation, interpolation, multivariate analysis, image registration, enhancement mosaiking and sub-setting applicable to all fields in modern life.
On the occasion, Prof Ahmed thanked the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for sponsoring the training programme and explained the beauty of geospatial technology and highlighted the importance and application of GIS&RS in agriculture for planning, assessing and achieving higher agricultural productivity by sustainable use of natural resources which have become more vulnerable to climatic extremes.
Geospatial tools can help raise productivity, improve efficiency across agriculture and allied sectors. Certificates were distributed among the participants of the workshop.