Images and data deciphered there from will help the State Government frame policies and farmers get precise inputs and quick disbursement of crop insurance.
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, calculated how much cultivated area was inundated, soon after the recent rains hit hard.
- University’s quick assessment and communication to State Government, using images obtained from European Space Agency’s Sentinel 1A satellite.
- The University’s access to the satellite images follows a tie-up under the Remote Sensing Information for Insurance on Crops in Emerging Economies project.
- The University uses the images to identify crops, estimate area of cultivation, prepare seasonality map, phenology map and yield map.