About Aapah Innovations

Aapah Innovations is an Earth Observation and Engineering Consultancy company having its office in Hyderabad, India. We strive to leverage cutting edge Research and Technology for developing practical, sustainable and innovative solutions for agriculture and water resources (surface, soil moisture, and groundwater) for improving the environment to create a better tomorrow.

Aapah has created an eco-system of talent from premier research institutions of India and abroad for hydrology, hydraulics, crop science, remote sensing, environmental engineering, data science, and software application development.

Aapah has developed solutions for wide ranging industries such as agriculture, crop insurance, marine, land management, disaster management, water management and weather for the national and global market.




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Groundwater well

Groundwater model

We have developed a distributed groundwater model. The model has been tested in agricultural and urban conditions.

Actual Evapotranspiration

Satellite Actual Evapotranspiration

Satellite estimated actual evapotranspiration with the following specifications:
(i) Duration: 2003 to present
(ii) Temporal resolution: daily
(iii) Spatial resolution: 500 m

optimal water

Samyak Sechan Tool

Samyak Sechan tool uses the observation of soil moisture and crop specific Maximum Allowed Depletion (MAD) to quantify the optimal irrigation requirement. The observation of soil moisture required for tool could come from ground station or from satellite. The tool also provides guidance on optimal time for the application of fertilizer and pesticides.

Soil water

Satellite Soil Moisture

We have developed the algorithms to retrieve soil moisture from microwave remote sensing satellites having all-weather capabilities. The algorithms have been tested with RADARSAT-2, RISAT-1, ENVISAT, Sentinel-1 and ALOS-PALSAR satellite sensors. The algorithm combines the strength of active and passive microwave to provide a higher spatio-temporal resolution soil moisture product. Further, the algorithms do not require site-specific calibration and hence can be easily applied over larger areas. By combining multi-satellite data, we provide customized daily (surface and root zone) soil moisture products at the following scales:


Granularity Spatial resolution
District 25 km
Taluk/Tehsil/Mandal 10 km
Village 500 m
Farm 30-100 m
Satellite rainfall

Satellite Rainfall

We use the rainfall data from multiple satellites and combine them to provide optimal output. This product is available in near real time and can be used to augment the weather stations network data.


Crop health monitoring

Our satellite remote sensing based crop health monitoring product provides the following information for policy makers and farmers:

  • Irrigation monitoring and management
  • Area under different crops
  • Pest/disease attack
  • Crop water stress
  • Nutrient stress
  • Flooding
  • Crop health
  • Likely crop yield
  • Monitoring of floods
  • Monitoring of droughts
  • Identification of planting and harvesting dates

Our Value Proposition


Our Solutions

☆ Innovative solutions to natural resources related issues
☆ Ability to provide processed satellite data in near real time
☆ Better-faster-cheaper


Our Team

☆ Strong ecosystem with talent from premier academic institutions of India
☆ Pool of professionals from premiere institutions of India
☆ Highly experienced and trained personnel from the fields of Remote Sensing, GIS, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Urban Planning, Agriculture and software development.


Project Delivery

☆ Reliable delivery mechanism and project management
☆ Automation leading to project duration compression
☆ Long term support for all projects during all phases of projects


Our Products

☆ Competitive pricing for all products and services
☆ Tailored products and services to match customers’ footprints
☆ Only company with higher spatial resolution soil moisture products

Working with


Our Core Team

Technical Director

Dr. Sat Kumar Tomer received Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has worked as a Research Associate at the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO), Toulouse, France for 3 years. He is an expert in using the remote sensing technology for the management of water resources.

Dr. Tomer has published 20 articles which include 15 journals, one book chapter, one book and three conference proceedings. Based on Google Scholar, his total citation count is 170; h-index and i10-index are seven. His published articles range from the laboratory to the larger basin scale (approximately 1 million square kilometres).
View his Google Scholar profile by clicking here.

Agriculture specialist

Mr. Madan Mohan Gupta has more than thirty years of experience in agricultural innovation.

Dr Yukti Gill

Dr. Yukti Gill earned her Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University in 2014. She has worked as an Assistant Professor in Banasthali University. She is an expert in understanding the data to find out the underlying patterns.

Dr. Gulab Singh
Technical Advisor

Dr. Gulab Singh is Assistant Professor at Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He received the Ph.D. degree with best thesis award from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India in 2011 and ronbun hakase (≈ Dr.-Eng.-habil.) in Electrical and Information Engineering from Niigata University, Japan in 2013. His expertise includes the development of general radar polarimetric methods for analysing fully polarimetric data, development of the inversion techniques for retrieving geophysical parameters and remote sensing of the cryosphere.

Technical Advisor

Dr C. T. Dhanya is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi. She received PhD with best thesis award from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2011. Her expertise includes assessment of climate change on water resources, data mining, modelling land surface processes and hydro-climatology.

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Technical Advisor

Prof. Bimlesh Kumar is Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He received PhD with best thesis award from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2010. His expertise includes Sediment Transport, Stirred Tank System, River Hydraulics, Turbulent Flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Pump-pipeline Surge analysis.

Charu Rawat
Managing Director

Charu has senior management experience with her working as Managing Director of a company for many years providing leadership and strategic direction.

Application Engineer

Thiyaku received M.Tech (Remote sensing and GIS) from NIT, Warangal in 2016. His expertise includes value added product development and dissemination using the open source technologies.

Application Engineer

Miral completed M.Tech. in computer science. Her expertise includes the application of satellite remote sensing for providing the solution in Agriculture.



Soil Moisture Map for the state of Punjab

The image shows the soil moisture map for Punjab state. The map is prepared by merging microwave and optical satellite data using the algorithm developed by us. The soil moisture maps are available daily at a spatial resolution of 500 m. The developed near real time soil moisture is helpful for: Early warning of agricultural […]


VATI – watch your region in real time through our new App

Making it easier than ever to stay in touch with our selective innovative products and information which allows to observe earth in near real time. We have not only built the new flagship app but taken everything you would like i.e. more intuitive, smarter and dramatically simplify your remote sensing experience. VATI (Value Added information […]


Air quality monitoring in Delhi

Poor air quality is caused by motor vehicle emission, fires on agricultural land, dust from construction sites, burning garbage, industrial activities etc. Aapah innovations have been monitoring the air pollution in Delhi using remote sensing data. In this analysis, we used daily Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) at 0.55 micron, which was extracted from MODIS MOD04_3K […]

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