21-day Remote Sensing and GIS training beings at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir on Monday inaugurated a 21-day training programme on “Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Natural Resources Management”.

The remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) training is being organised by the Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics lab, Division of Soil Science, Faculty of Horticulture under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K.

A total 28 students from various faculties of SKUAST-K, and some other institutions around the country are participating in the 21-day training for enhancing their skills in RS and GIS in natural resource management.

Vice Chancellor, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganie in his address, said remote sensing and GIS play an important role to monitor and manage natural resources and provide a supple environment for storing, analysing and displaying digital data. He emphasized about the importance of being digitally equipped for the latest trends in agriculture and natural resource management.

Further he highlighted that the new age agriculture needs a highly skilled innovative manpower, who can use the GIS and remote sensing for the sustainable natural resource management.

HoD Soil Science Prof Javaid Ahmad Wani provided a detailed introduction of the programme and its purpose. Course director of the programme, Dr Shabir Ahmed Bangroo, also spoke on the occasion and gave a brief outline for the 21 days Training Program.

The inaugural session was moderated by Dr. Shaista Nazir and the vote of thanks was given by Dr.Shakeel.A. Mir from the Division of Soil Science, Faculty of Horticulture, SKAUST-K.


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