The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) has signed an agreement with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRCS) in Hyderabad to prepare satellite images of NCR towns to assess whether the norms laid down by the Board have been adhered to or flouted. The data collated through satellite images will also help in the review of the regional and sub-regional Master Plans and their supervision.
The study will enable mapping of the existing urban land use and land cover and changes between 1999 and 2012. It will cover 16 districts and four sub-regions of the NCR to review the land use proposals of the Regional Plan-2021.
The study will allow the NCRPB to review the total built up area, land use pattern, green cover extent, and other developmental works. “While the NRSC data gets ready, we have concurrently set up seven to eight study groups to work on various mandates, including study of demographic and economic profile of the NCR, transport plan, water and ground water plan, etc.”
Full Story: The Hindu
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