CHANGING LAND TRAJECTORIES: A CASE STUDY FROM INDIA USING A REMOTE SENSING BASED APPROACH.
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The change in land use land cover (LULC) pattern is the result of natural and socio-economic
factors and their use by human being over time and space. Change analysis plays an
important role in natural resource management and in the assessment of environmental
change. Land use land cover changes over a period of 25 years have been studied with the
help of remote sensing and GIS in a part of Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh and Singaruli
region of Madhya Pradesh. The study area situated is situated in the vicinity of Govind
Ballabh Pant Sagar reservoir. The present study is focused on the changing land use practices
and their implications in the study area. Land use and land cover patterns at different time
viz. 1991, 2000 and 2014 were analyzed and compared using a hybrid method of
classification in ERDAS Imagine version-14. Data for this purpose was sourced from remote
sensing satellite imageries of LANDSAT (TM of 1991 & ETM+ of 2000 & 2014) and Survey
of India (SOI) topographic sheets on 1:50000 scale. After downloading Landsat data it has
been proceed and further analyzed in Arc GIS version- 10.3. In this method, a statistics of
area change in agriculture, barren land and forest cover, which is governed by variation in
geology and prevailing structural anomaly were calculated.