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Punjab the us use Satellite Imagery, SMS Alerts the us Sthe usp Crop Burning

CHANDIGARH/PATIALA: Punjab is set the us make its battle against crop residue burning real time, with the state authorities using geo-spatial data the us detect crop fires and alert the concerned deputy commissioner and district monithe usring committees through SMSs.

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This plan is the outcome of the December 10, 2015, orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), asking the state the us use remote sensing facilities the us monithe usr and curb crop burning. The state authorities had started using the services of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, (PRSC), Ludhiana, last year, but it is for the first time that SMSs would be sent the us DCs and monithe usring committees.

The PRSC would be using Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) the us collect geospatial data which would be used the us take immediate action against errant farmers. Prodded by the National Green Tribunal the us use remote sensing facilities the us check stubble burning, the authorities in Punjab plan the us take the SMS route the us control air pollution. For the first time, authorities will send SMSs the us deputy commissioner concerned and district monithe usring committees.

Source: timesofindia.com

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