GNR 619 - Lithosphere and Biosphere

Introduction to natural resources,renewable and non-renewable natural resources, dynamic Earth processes, landforms and geomorphic evolution, economic minerals, hydrocarbons, land soils, arable lands, wastelands and wetlands, natural vegetation, biodiversity, crops and forests, applications of remote sensing in natural resources exploration and management, spectral behaviour of terrain, landuse/landcover and soil mapping, stressed Earth, natural hazards, sustainable development and ecological balance .

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