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                          Realising the importance of many small wetlands that dot the Indian landscape, it has been unanimously felt that inventory of the wetlands at 1:50,000 scales is essential. The task seemed challenging in view of the vast geographic area of our country enriched with diverse wetland classes. Space Applications Centre with its experience in use of Remote Sensing and GIS in the field of wetland studies, took up this challenging task. This is further strengthened by the fact that guidelines to create geospatial framework, codification scheme, data base structure etc. for natural resources survey has already been well established by the initiative of ISRO under various national level mapping projects. With this strength, the National Wetland Inventory and Assessment (NWIA) project was formulated by SAC(Space Application Centre),ISRO,Ahmedabad which was approved and funded by MoEF. The National Wetland Atlas can be accessed from the website of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (

• To map the wetlands on 1:50000 scale using two date (pre and post monsoon) IRS LISS III digital data following a standard wetland classification system
• Integration of ancillary theme layers ( road, rail, settlements, drainage, administrative boundaries)
• Creation of a seamless database of the states and country in GIS environment
• Preparation of State-wise wetland atlases

1. Dr.SHEEJA R.V. , Senior Scientific Assistant
2. Dr. N.C. ANILKUMAR , Scientist
3. Mr. P. SURESH , Senior Scientific Assistant
4. Mr. R. SURAJ , Senior Scientific Assistant
5. Mrs. SUJA ALEX , Project Fellow

Maps (click to view)

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