A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here today between Central Ground Water Board and Indian Institute of Remote Sensing signed to facilitate a collaborative study to assess the impact of ground water abstraction on land subsidence in Northern India. The study involves application of state of art technologies such as Space borne Geodetic observations on land subsidence, predictive modelling, inter-comparison of land subsidence, ground water depletion and space based gravity anomaly etc. Deliverables include land subsidence information for selected cities of northern India and regional groundwater depletion scenario along with recharge assessment.
“The study will be first of its kind in India and will have great significance in identification of hotspots affected by over exploitation of ground water” said Shri Sushil Gupta, Chairman, Central Ground Water Board.
The MoU was signed by Shri Sushil Gupta, Chairman, Central Ground Water Board and Shri YVN Krishnamurthy, Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing