ISRO’s help sought for preparing environmental database

October 27th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS  

ISRO New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board Wednesday asked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to help in preparing an integrated environmental database using the Geographical Information System (GIS).

“We will ask ISRO to help us in preparing environment impact statement (EIS) using GIS, which will be of great help to policy makers,” said CPCB chairperson S.P. Gautam.

The central pollution monitoring agency Wednesday released compendium ‘Studies on Pollution Mitigation’, comprising of 133 research papers on various facets of pollution related matter.

Former ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair, who was present at the function, said he will take up the matter with ISRO chief K. Radhakrishnan.

“India has not paid much attention on pollution monitoring. Monitoring environment is necessary as forest cover, level of ground water, status of water bodies, land cover is key input for national planning,” said Nair.

The compendium incorporates the research papers of scientists and engineers from various institutions in the country.

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