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Research/Academic Highlights :

  • Main area of research: Agro-informatics and Rural Development

  • Expertise: Geo-Spatial Technology in Rural Extension Activities; Rural-Informatics in decision making; Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems in the study of soils, rural land-use planning and watershed / conservation management

  • Independently carried out research projects on Agro-Informatics/Rural-Informatics (Principal Investigator) : 6
    # Watershed management information systems
    # Village Level Information System
    # SDSS/LUP
    # WebLUP / WebLUSA
    # GramyaVikas
    # GeoSense
  • With group (Co-Principal Investigator) : 10 Natural resources /wastelands/agricultural land use pattern/desertification/drought

  • Attended and presented results in international symposia / meetings and published in international refereed journals (about 40)

  • Tools Developed:
    # Stand-alone SDSS/LUP 2001
    # prototype WebLUP 2003
    # Off-the-shelf VLIS 2004
    # WebLUSA - 2007
    # GramyaVikas - 2008/09
  • Geo-ICT Tools/Models Recognition:

    IBSRAM (now IWM):
    # Rule-based soil erosion- 1999
    # SDSS/LUP 2001

    MoRD:
    # GramyaVikas
  • Our prototype models (1) Rule-based soil erosion (of the watershed management information system-WATMIS); and (2) SDSS/LUP) are included in the Land Management computer tools from the developing regions (http://203.209.62.252/landman/about.html)

  • Academic Courses Taught:
    # Natural Resources Management,
    # Rural-Informatics,
    # Remote Sensing & GIS in Soils/Agriculture/Land Use

  • Board Member, Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Japan (http://www.jsai.or.jp/afita/); and Executive Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology (http://www.insait.org)

  • Future Activities:
    # ICDS through multi- mode technologies (GeoICT / Mobile telephony / Village Resource Centers)
    # Precision Agriculture
    # Geo-data mining/ geo-visualization
    # Workshops/ Conference in India/Japan on GeoSense

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