National technology day is observed in India on 11th of may, commemorating the breakthrough achieved by India in the field of defense by successfully testing the nuclear weapon in Pokran, Rajasthan. The figure shows the soil moisture map of Pokran as on 14th March 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
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