Groundwater accounts for half of Indian urban water use. However, little is known about its sustainability, because of inadequate monitoring and evaluation. We deployed a dense monitoring network in 154 locations in Bengaluru, India between 2015 and 2017. Groundwater levels collected at these locations were analyzed to understand the behavior of the city’s groundwater system. […]
In order to understand the impact of climate change on vegetation and soil on the groundwater system comprehensively, complex coupled models that require a series of estimated parameters were run in a distributed framework for a catchment. The simple and general approach used to investigate the potential impact of climate change on groundwater fluxes forces […]
The current study examines the status of the availability of water to crops during Kharif, 2017 in the state of Uttar Pradesh using the satellite remote sensing. This post is in continuation of earlier post providing the status to the state of Maharasthra, which can be read here. The satellite estimated daily soil moisture is […]
Karnataka is facing third consecutive drought in significant parts of the state1. The over-use of groundwater in past2 has left little water in aquifers to mitigate the impact of drought. A considerable portion of the state has already crossed the safe limit of groundwater exploitation3. In such scenario, the prudent use of groundwater could have […]
Groundwater accounts for approximately 30% of the global freshwater and is a major source of drinking water in both urban and rural areas. It is also an important source of water for the agricultural and industrial sector. The groundwater dynamics is controlled by several factors e.g. recharge due to rainfall, recharge due to leakage in […]
In India, 72 % of the farmers hold less than 2 ha of land, out of which approximately two-third has less than 0.5 ha of land, based on the latest available agriculture census (see Figure 1). With more than a lakh farmers falling in this category, the regular maintenance of the farm records (farming type, […]
Our services for crop insurance settlement are: Identification of suitable site for CCE. Monitor the CCE sites for any sudden change. Crop yield estimation. Claims estimates.
Our services for crop insurance are: Identification of no-sowing area. Identify area impacted by localized risks of hailstorm, landslide, and Inundation affecting isolated farms in the notified area. Prevented sowing failures (e.g. due to very low soil moisture). Analysis of weather indices. Periodical (fortnightly) crop health monitoring. Mid term loss reports. Identification of post-harvest perils […]
Our services for crop insurance underwriting are: Trend analysis of historical crop yield data and acreage. Weekly soil moisture and crop growth for past 14 years at a spatial resolution of 500 m are useful for village level applications. Application of satellite soil moisture to compute the risk associated with crop yield. Analysis of soil […]
The satellite soil moisture can provide the estimate of evaporation and transpiration. The information on the evaporation from the land surface and transpiration from plants can be used to enhance the short and medium term weather forecast. The weather forecast would help us in preparing for the calamities like flood and in short-term irrigation planning.