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Less soil moisture over Haryana: A matter of concern for farmers

Haryana produces 12 percent of national wheat production and 3 percent of national rice production and hence less soil moisture over the state may be a great concern for farmers of the state. The image shows the soil moisture map for Haryana state as on 05-Mar-2018.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.

Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

Moderate soil moisture over Himachal Pradesh: Agricultural growth in cards?

Himachal Pradesh, the mountainous state of northern India, mainly cultivates wheat and rice as crops1. The agriculture sector in the state is crucial as 71 percent of its total population depends on agriculture for their income2.The soil moisture map for Himachal Pradesh state as on 6th March 2018 shows moderate soil moisture at most of the places.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.

Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapo-transpiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

      1. http://nfsm.gov.in/nfmis/RPT/CalenderReport.aspx []
      2. http://www.hpagriculture.com/about_us.htm []

Will Less Soil Moisture Perturb agriculture in Jharkhand ?

Jharkhand, the state covered with lush green forest has 80% of its rural population earning their primary income from Agriculture. The state practices mono-crop system (Kharif crops), mainly paddy and hence the yield mainly depends on soil moisture1. Soil moisture map of Jharkhand (as on 7th March 2017) shows less soil moisture in the northern part of the state, especially in districts – Giridih, Deoghar, Bokaro, Dhanbad etc whereas Godda, Sahibganji and Pakur shows good soil moisture. As June marks the beginning of the cropping season (sowing) in Jharkhand for Kharif crops, the decrease in soil moisture may be of great concern for the farmers. The problem should be addressed well before it worsens.

The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.
Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

      1. http://agri.jharkhand.gov.in/?ulink=dept/about.htm []

Dry spell over Bihar to continue?

Bihar, the state which is mainly dependent on agriculture as a source of income, is essentially a rural state as less than 11% of people resides in urban areas. Less soil moisture ( as on 14th March 2018) over the state may be of great concern for farmers and hence this issue has to be addressed well before it gets worsens.

The image shows the soil moisture map for Bihar state for 14-Mar-2018. The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.
Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

Less soil moisture in Madhya Pradesh: A matter of concern for Farmers

Madhya Pradesh, a state enriched with black cotton soil enjoys diverse climatic and soil conditions suitable for a broad range of agricultural products.1. Evaluating soil moisture conditions before sowing of Kharif crops(June and July) is of utmost importance as agriculture forms the backbone of the State’s Economy.It is clearly evident from the map shown above that the Soil moisture is less in the northern parts of the state compared to other parts which can be a matter of concern for the farmers

The image shows the soil moisture map for Madhya Pradesh state for 09-Mar-2018. The map is prepared by merging data from multiple satellites using the vikleda algorithm.
Some of the applications where soil moisture is useful are:

  • Optimal irrigation in farms
  • Identify areas being over-irrigated
  • Improved flood risk estimation
  • Monitor agricultural drought in near real time
  • Improved weather forecast
  • Analyse the impact of an irrigation project
  • Identify the irrigated area by an irrigation source
  • Automatic billing of farm based on the actual irrigation
  • Estimation of actual evapotranspiration taking place
  • Estimation of area getting degraded
    • To watch your region in real time, please check our app VATI.

      1. http://www.mp.gov.in/unlimited-potential-in-agriculture []