Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part D (2019)
A block level Spatio: Temporal analysis of land use / land cover in Sirsa district of Haryana using Geo-Spatial technology
Land-use/land-cover change is an important field in global environmental change research. Inventory and monitoring of land-use/land-cover changes are indispensable aspects for further understanding of change mechanism and modeling the impact of change on the environment and associated ecosystems at different scales (Turner et al., 1995; William et al., 1994). Remote sensing is a valuable data source from which land-use/land-cover change information can be extracted efficiently. In the past two decades, there has been a growing trend in the development of change detection techniques using remote sensing data. A number of techniques for accomplishing change detection using satellite imagery have been formulated, applied, and evaluated. The pressures on the natural resources have tremendously increased over years by man’s greed for commercialization and livelihood of local people. Devoid of regeneration, population and wide scale tree felling depleted the natural re-sources to a level, which posed a problem for the very sustenance of man. Therefore, it is imperative to understand the consequences of manmade initiatives and to devise proper strategies to counteract these detrimental effects to keep a balance of the environment, ecology, green cover, and human livelihood. Since time immemorial Environment and Development are going together as two wheels of cart. The monitoring of resource and temporal utilization through the multi-temporal IRS-P6 AWiFS satellite data provides detailed information about the land use/land cover changes. This paper explores the temporal composition of the main Land-use/Land-cover (LU/LC) categories, examines the spatial configuration of the categories, and derives the probabilities of transitions in the Sirsa district of Haryana. The present study aims to investigate the monitoring of resource and temporal utilization using multi-temporal IRS P6 AWiFS satellite data (2005-06 & 2015-16) of Sirsa district and to identify the hot spots of land use changes pertaining to various categories. At the same time, land use and land cover transfer matrixes are used to assess the dynamic change trends for different land cover types. Sirsa district covers an area of 4268.20 sq. km area. Sirsa district have seven blocks that are Baragudha, Dabawali, Ellenabad, Nathsari Chopta, Odhan, Rania & Sirsa that covers 540.27, 832.66, 572.46, 724.59, 506.38, 543.10 & 548.71 sq. km area respectively. Built-up area, agricultural crops, agricultural plantation, wastelands & waterbody are major LU/LC classes that were observed in both years 2005-06 & 2015-16.
How to cite this article:
Mukesh Kumar, Dr. Priyanka. A block level Spatio: Temporal analysis of land use / land cover in Sirsa district of Haryana using Geo-Spatial technology. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(3):282-287.