Bangalore: India would take the help of
satellite images to map tea gardens, their inventory and
land use and generate a detailed database.
Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS)
would be used for tea area development and management.
Indian Space Research Organisation has initiated a
nation-wide collaborative project on tea area development and
management in collaboration with Tea Board, under the Union
Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
In the first phase, the system would be implemented in
West Bengal and Assam, according to the latest annual report
of the Space Department.
"The scope of the project is to generate comprehensive
geo-spatial database on natural resources of tea gardens,
analysis and development of an information system for total
management solutions of the tea industry", it said.
Major work components of the project are to map the tea
gardens and create an inventory of all the tea gardens, and
generate the tea garden land use map, ISRO said.