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New vegetation type map of India prepared using satellite remote sensing: Comparison with global vegetation maps and utilities

P.S. Roy, M.D. Behera, M.S.R. Murthy, Arijit Roy, Sarnam Singh, S.P.S. Kushwaha, C.S. Jha, S. Sudhakar, P.K. Joshi, Ch. Sudhakar Reddy, Stutee Gupta, Girish Pujar (+87 others)
2015 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
A seamless vegetation type map of India (scale 1: 50,000) prepared using medium-resolution IRS LISS-III images is presented. The map was created using an on-screen visual interpretation technique and has an accuracy of 90%, as assessed using 15,565 ground control points. India has hitherto been using potential vegetation/forest type map prepared by Champion and Seth in 1968. We characterized and mapped further the vegetation type distribution in the country in terms of occurrence and
more » ... n, area occupancy, percentage of protected area (PA) covered by each vegetation type, range of elevation, mean annual temperature and precipitation over the past 100 years. A remote sensing-amenable hierarchical classification scheme that accommodates natural and semi-natural systems was conceptualized, and the natural vegetation was classified into forests, scrub/shrub lands and grasslands on the basis of extent of vegetation cover. We discuss the distribution and potential utility of the vegetation type map in a broad range of ecological, climatic and conservation applications from global, national and local perspectives. We used 15,565 ground control points to assess the accuracy of products available globally (i.e., GlobCover, Holdridge's life zone map and potential natural vegetation (PNV) maps). Hence we recommend that the map prepared herein be used widely. This vegetation type map is the most comprehensive one developed for India so far. It was prepared using 23.5 m seasonal satellite remote sensing data, field samples and information relating to the biogeography, climate and soil. The digital map is now available through a web portal (
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.03.003 fatcat:ijq37ydp65hrpk4fin7f2ojvsm

Adding to economic growth in India through commercialisation of cricket-A case study

Ravi Bhushan, B Ed, M Ed, M Phil, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Ravi Correspondence, B Bhushan, M Ed, M Ed, Phil, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Ravi Bhushan
2017 327 International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health   unpublished
Subrato Roy-led Sahara had to settle for an amount of $370 million for Pune Warriors two years down the line.  ...  Cricket was to experience the phenomenon of Indianisation of the sport and the rise of a non-western power in the cultural sphere to an extent that led Ashish Nandy to proclaim 'Cricket is Indian game  ...