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ICAR – NBSS&LUP inks MoU with JSWM on Land Resource Inventory of Three Selected Watersheds

28 June 2024, New Delhi: ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jharkhand State Watershed Mission, Govt. of Jharkhand for the project Land Resource Inventory of Three Selected Watersheds, Jharkhand (under PMKSY 2.0), for Land Use Planning using Geospatial Techniques, today.

The MoU was signed to inventorize, characterize, and map the land, soil & water resources through detailed land resource inventory for three selected watersheds in Ranchi, Khunti, and Deoghar districts in Jharkhand. The project, supported by the Jharkhand State Watershed Mission, aims to provide detailed information and maps on land, soil, and water in selected watersheds. The LRI-based land evaluation and site-specific land management strategies will aid planners and stakeholders in developing suitable land use models for future sustainability and ecosystem profitability.

Mr. Awadh Narayan Prasad, Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development, Dr. Lakhan Lal Mahato, State GIS Expert, JSWM, Mr. N. K. Mishra, State Technical Expert, JSWM, Govt of Jharkhand, and other Officials from the Rural Development department of were present during the programme.

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