Evaluation of land cover changes in Banni grassland using GIS and RS Technology-A Case Study

  • Abhinav Mehta
  • Munmun Sinha
  • Rohit Chaudhary

Abstract

Banni grassland is a seasonal wetland in Kachchh,
Gujarat covering an area of 2617 km2 with its rich biodiversity.
This area harbors a good shelter for several
wild species of animals and avifauna. Landcover of
Banni grassland has changed significantly due to anthropogenic
pressure. The present study was carried
out by using Remote sensing and GIS techniques and
it was assessed that in Banni grassland, barren land has
significantly increased covering up to 43% in 1989, 58%
in 1999 and 68% of the total area. Supervised classification
and accuracy assessment makes this study very
informative and important with the details of change
classes and accurate classified areas. There has been
increase in the rate of loss of vegetation of this region
which may be a matter of concern in near future as it
will affect the biodiversity of the area and the ecological
balance.

Published
2014-09-29
How to Cite
MEHTA, Abhinav; SINHA, Munmun; CHAUDHARY, Rohit. Evaluation of land cover changes in Banni grassland using GIS and RS Technology-A Case Study. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 4, p. 18-27, sep. 2014. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/56>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
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