India: Satellite Survey System Being Strengthened for Crop Forecast

Government of India (Sep. 4, 2012) | Government of India is implementing a Central Sector Scheme on “Forecasting Agricultural Output using Space, Agro-meteorology and Land based observations (FASAL)” since 2006. Under the scheme, remote sensing methodology for national level crop forecast has been developed for crops like rice, wheat, winter potato, jute, rapeseed, and mustard. Besides, the Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre has been during 2012-13 with a view to prepare in-season crop forecasts using state-of-the art techniques and methodologies for selected major crops.