Earth Resources Division

GENERAL BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES OF THE EARTH RESOURCES DIVISION


  • Earth Resources Division of the RSAC-UP has been carrying out 1:10,000 scale channel migration and detailed geomorphological mapping for the important river catchments of Uttar Pradesh. Further this division has also been an important stakeholder in the ‘Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy’ for the landslide affected states and union territories of India. Earth Resources Division has been on the forefront in the adoption of cutting edge geospatial technologies and is in the process of adopting  UAV mapping techniques.
  • Recently the Earth Resources Division in collaboration with Directorate of Geology and Mining, Govt. of U.P., has carried out landuse/land cover mapping in the 500 meter buffer area of a number of mining leases of hard rock terrain of Jhansi and Mirzapur districts under mining surveillance system.  This division has also completed the digital database creation work for two mining leases of Sonbhadra district on pilot basis using RS & GIS techniques.  
  • In the past the Earth Resources Division has undertaken and completed a number of Remote Sensing and GIS technique based projects. Some of the important projects completed by Earth Resources Division include creation of geospatial database of geomorphology and lineaments on 1:50,000 scale for entire Uttar Pradesh under National Geomorphology and Lineament Mapping Project. Natural Resources Information System Project, Phase-II for entire Uttar Pradesh The results of this study could be crucial inputs for surface and ground water management and for suitable site selection for civil engineering projects such as road / rail alignments /bridges and barrages and also for the geotechnical investigations, geoenvironmental analysis and geo-hazard studies including seismo-tectonic investigations in parts of Uttar Pradesh in the near future. Natural Resources Information System Project, Phase-II for entire Uttar Pradesh, mineral targeting studies in Lalitpur and Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh. 
  • Earlier the Earth Resources Division  accomplished the task of Hydrogeomorphological mapping for all the districts of Uttar Pradesh on 1:250,000 scale under National Drinking Water Technology Mission Programme. The  studies pertaining to  channel configuration of major rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Ramganga, Rapti, Ghaghra in U.P and  Brahmaputra River  in Assam aimed at assessing  the channel migration, bank erosion and consequent impact on existing and new infrastructure projects (such as bridges and gas pipelines etc) were also completed. Some other studies completed by this division include Ganga-Yamuna and Ganga-Ramganga confluence dynamics, geoenvironmental studies in Sonbhadra, Mahoba and Lalitpur districts, critical facility, infrastructure, urban density and landuse/landcover mapping for disaster risk reduction in and around Lucknow city and wetland mapping for entire Uttar Pradesh.  Earth Resources Division has carried out landslide hazard zonation studies in parts of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim and also completed National.
  • Further, the Earth Resources Division has also completed the work of  Space Based Information Support for Decentralized Planning (SIS-DP) Project aimed at creation of digital database of landuse/landcover, infrastructure and slope themes on 1:10,000 scale for entire Uttar Pradesh. Scientists of Earth Resources Division since its inception have so for published altogether 106 research papers/ science articles/abstracts in various international and national journals, hindi and english language science magazines and in proceeding and abstract volumes of international and national conferences. These include 17 research papers in peer reviewed international journals and 06 articles in ISSN numbered popular science magazines.  
  • The following thrust areas have been identified for taking up future studies in earth resources domain.
  • Meso Level 1:!0,000 scale user friendly Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping on Pilot basis in collaboration with GSI, SoI and NDMA GoI.
  • UAV based mapping of  geoenvironmental parameters.
  • Geospatial database creation for geomorphology and structural lineament on  1:10,000 scale
  • River dynamics studies aimed at selection of suitable sites for bridge, barrage,  gas pipeline, road and rail alignment.
  • Geo hazard & geo-engineering investigations
  • Mineral targeting studies

Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal

Dr. Aniruddha  Uniyal
Designation Scientist-SE; Head, Earth Resources Division & Scientific Adviser to Hon. Chairman GB RSAC-U.P.
Educational Qualification PGDRS, PGDDM, D. Phil
Technical Reports/Atlases /Plans

50 (43 Technical /Scientific Reports, 05 Landslide Atlases & 02 Disaster Management Plans)

Area of Specialization

Geosciences with proficiency in applying satellite remote sensing and GIS techniques for landslide management, natural resources management, geoenvironmental assessment, site suitability analysis for civil engineering projects and action plan formulation for sustainable development and also for disaster management at state level. Presently, Member NDMA Task Force for Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy.

Professional Experience 24 Years
No of Publications 62 Research papers/Articles and 02 two books
E-mail ID aniruddhauniyal@yahoo.com

Shri Sangharsh Rao

Shri Sangharsh Rao
Designation

Scientist-SD

Area of Specialization Remote Sensing & GIS/Archaeology
Experience in Years

09 Years

No of Publications

11

E-mail ID sangharshrao@yahoo.com sangharshrao@gmail.com
Project Title : Generation of Meso Level 1:10,000 Scale User Friendly LHZ Maps and Landslide Inventory for Tapovan-Vyasi Corridor of  Haridwar - Badrinath National Highway, Uttarakhand
User Agency : National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi
Duration : Two years (from June, 2018 ongoing till date)
Objectives :
  • Creation of high resolution satellite data based thematic maps/GIS layers of geo-environmental and terrain parameters .
  • Creation of  1:10,000 scale user friendly LHZ maps and Landslide Inventory through the integration of thematic layers of geoenvironmental parameters.
Study Area : 500 meters corridor on the either side of Tapovan-Vyasi sector of Haridwar - Badrinath National Highway, Uttarakhand.
Task accomplished :
  • Thematic layers of drainage, settlement, landslide incidence, lineament, landuse/land cover and anthropogenic factor have been created .
  • Reconnaissance survey has been completed.
  • Verification of thematic layers of landslide incidence and anthropogenic factor (prepared from the satellite data of  2018)  has been completed .
  • Progress of the work has been presented in front of the Ist coordination committee meeting of the project.
Principal Investigator : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Project Title : UAV Mapping Project
User Agency : Department of Planning, Govt. of U.P. 
Duration : 2018-2020
Objectives :
  • Preparation of Technical specification s for the UAV, mounting camera and operating software.
  • Acquisition of UAV, mounting camera and operating software.
  • Training and capacity building  in UAV applications.
  • Pilot studies in UAV applications.
Task accomplished :
  • Detailed technical specifications of UAV, mounting camera and operating software have been prepared.
  • UAV, mounting camera and operating software have been purchased.
  • Arrangements are being made for the capacity building  in UAV applications.
Project Manager : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Co-Project Manager : Alok Saini
Project Title : High resolution satellite remote sensing and GIS based river migration study of Ganga River between Kanpur and Ballia.
Funding Agency : Department of Planning, Govt. of U.P. 
Duration : One year (2018 –2019)
Objectives : High resolution Cartosat 1,  LISS IV and Landsat  satellite images 
Study Area : 10 Km area on the either side of Ganga river bank between Kanpur and Ballia.
Summary : Detailed channel dynamics maps of the study area have been  prepared and based on the examination of these maps the  river channel changes during the recent times are being identified. Furthermore, the dynamic and relatively stable stretches of  Ganga River between Kanpur and Ballia are also  being identified.
The results of this study will be important inputs for feasibility studies on selection of suitable sites for civil engineering projects such as bridges and barrages across River Ganga and also for the structural mitigation measures for flood control and soil conservation.
Project Title : High resolution satellite remote sensing and GIS based geomorphological mapping and river migration study ofGanga River and between Rishikesh and Kanpur.
Funding Agency   Department of Planning, Govt. of U.P.
Duration : One year (2017 –2018)
Objectives : High resolution Cartosat 1 and LISS IV satellite images
Study Area : 10 Km area on the either side of Ganga river bank between Rishikesh and Kanpur.
Summary : Detailed geomorphological and channel dynamics maps of the study area were prepared and based on the examination of these maps the  river channel changes during the recent times were identified. Furthermore, the dynamic and relativelystable stretches of  Ganga River between Rishikesh and Kanpurwere identified.
The results of this study provide  inputs for feasibility studies on selection of suitable sites for civil engineering projects such as bridges and barrages across River Ganga and also for the structural mitigation measures for flood control and soil conservation in Rishikesh- Kanpur sector.
Project Manager : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
 Project Title : Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy
UserAgency   National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi
Duration : From August, 2016 to March 2018
Objectives : To formulate strategy for (i) Component I: Generation of user friendly Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) Maps & (ii) Component IV: Capacity Building and Training of stakeholders.
Study Area : Landslide prone states  and union territories of the country.
Task accomplished : Detailed inputs for draft strategy aimed at Generation of user friendly Landslide Hazard Zonation Maps submitted to National Disaster Management Authority. These inputs include introduction, identification of problems, review of past literature, identical gaps: National level, Recommendations, Input thematic layers. LHZ maps at Meso & Micro level, Quality Standards, Landslide Unic code, Implantation Strategy, Implementing Agencies and Financial Publications Monitoring Mechanism.
Draft Document on Generation of User Friendly Landslide Hazard Maps.  Draft for Component IV: Capacity building and training of stakeholders in Landslide Risk Management.
Regular Manpower Involved   Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
(as member of NDMA Task Force for Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy)
 Project Title : Mining Surveillance System- Digitization of Mining Leases (MSS-DML)
UserAgency   Department of Geology and Mining, Govt. of U.P.
Duration : November, 2017 to October, 2018 (eleven months)
Objectives :
  • To digitize the mining leases from cadastral maps.
  • To prepare the landuse/land cover maps in the 500 meter buffer area of mining leases.
Study Area : Parts of Jhansi and Mirzapur districts and small parts ofLalitpur district
Task accomplished : Mining leases from a number of cadastral maps of Jhansi, Mirzapurand Lalitpur districts were digitized after georeferencing them inGIS. More than 40 maps of  landuse/land cover indicating inferred mining activity  in the 500 meter buffer area of mining leases in Jhansi, Mirzapurand Lalitpur districts were prepared   by the joint teams of DGM, U.P. and RSAC-U.P., in the lab facilities ofRSAC-U.P., and submitted to the user department i.e. DGM, U.P.
Regular Manpower Involved   Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Project Title : Mapping of Seriously Polluting Industries of Uttar Pradesh
Funding Agency   Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board
Duration :  2015-16
Objectives : The main objective of the Project is creation of district wise maps showing locations of Seriously Polluting Industries (SIPs) for which latitudes and longitudes are to be provided by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board.
Study Area : Districts of Uttar Pradesh having Seriously Polluting Industries (SIPs)
Salient Results : On the basis of the latitudes and longitudes of Seriously Polluting Industries as provided by U.P. Pollution Control Board the GIS maps showing locations of Seriously Polluting Industries have been created for 51 districts of U.P., namely for Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amethi, Auriya, Azamgarh, Badaun, Baghpat, Barabanki, Basti, Bhimnagar, Bijnor, Bareily, Bulandsahar, Chandauli, Faizabad, Farrukhabad, Fatehpur, G.P. Nagar, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Jhansi, Jalaun, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat, Kushinagar, Lakhimpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Mau, Meerut, Mirzapur, Moradabad, Muzaffar Nagar, Pilibhit, Raebareily, Rampur, Saharanpur, Shahjahanpur, Shamli, Sitapur, St. Ravidas Nagar, Unnao, Varanasi and Sonbhadra. These maps have been provided to U.P. Pollution Control Board in hard copies as well as in soft copies.
Project Manager : Sri S. Rao
Project Title : Space Based Information Support for Decentralized Planning (SIS-DP)
Funding Agency   NRSC, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Duration : Three years and three months
(From January, 2011 to May, 2016)
Objectives :
  • Generation of ortho-rectified data products and DEM using Cartosat-1 stereo data & LISS-IV data.
  • Thematic mapping of landuse/lancover, infrastructure, drainage and slope etc. on 1:10,000 scale for creation of digital database for the entire state of Uttar Pradesh in a seamless mosaic.
  • Linkage of legacy data and spatial and non-spatial data of stake holding departments with the digital database for further use of such information for developmental activities at panchayats-level on scientific basis.
Study Area : Entire Uttar Pradesh.
Salient results : Under SISDP project seamless thematic layers of landuse, settlement, road, rail, canal and drainage lines have been created on 1:10,000 scale for the entire state of Uttar Pradesh and district wise as well.This GIS database has been created using high resolution orthorectified Cartosat 1 and LISS IV data. Further, the legacy data that was made available by stake holing departments was linked with the digital database.
Aimed at assets mapping at the village level a GIS based pilot study for development block Mal in Lucknow district was taken up.Asset mapping of all the revenue villages of Mal Block of Lucknow district was completed and capacity building of PRIs in this block was also done.
The thematic layers and spatial and non-spatial data under this project would be used by different stakeholding departments of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh for planning and implementation of different welfare schemes for the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Regular Manpower involved :  Sri Sangharsh Rao & formerlyDr. V. Rajamani andSri P. N. Shah
  Project Title : National Geomorphological and Lineament Mapping Project
Funding Agency   National Remote Sensing Centre, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India
Duration : Three years (2011 to 2014)
Objectives : LISS-III satellite data and field based geomorphological and lineament mapping of entire Uttar Pradesh on 1:50,000 scale and creation of geodatabase of geomorphology and lineament themes along with their field information.
Study Area : The geomorphological and lineament mapping of entire country was carried out by different agencies under this project. Earth Resources Division of Remote Sensing Applications Centre-U.P., Lucknow was involved in the geomorphological and lineament mapping of entire Uttar Pradesh on 1:50,000 scale..
Salient Results : Geospatial database of geomorphology and lineament themes for entire Uttar Pradesh state covering 426 Topographical Map sheets (fully or partially) was created under this project. This geospatial database of geomorphology and lineaments is having level 3 classification indicating origin type and subtype of the feature. This database is crucial input for surface and ground water management and for suitable site selection for civil engineering projects such as road / rail alignments /bridges/ barrages and also for geotechnical investigation, geoenvironmental analysis and geo-hazard studies including seismo-tectonic investigations.\
Starting Date   Jan, 2011
Closing Date   May, 2014
Project Manager : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Project Title : Digital Mapping for  user departments
Funding Agency   Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Mathura
Duration : 2014
Objectives : Creation of landuse/ landcover drainage, road, rail, canal and administrative boundary maps for 5 to 10 km radius around Mathura Refinery.
Study Area : Around Mathura Refinery
Salient Results : Landuse/ landcover drainage, road, rail, canal and administrative boundary maps for 5 to 10 km. radius around Mathura Refinery.
Principal Investigator : Sri S. Rao
Project Title : Mineral Targeting in Lalitpur District
Funding Agency   Dept. of Planning, Govt. of U.P.
Duration : One year (April 2012 to March, 2013)
Objectives : High resolution satellite remote sensing based investigations for demarcation of geomorphic and structural anomalies as probable indicators for economic deposits in Lalitpur district.
Study Area : The area under investigation lies in Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India and is bounded by Madhya Pradesh from east, west and south. However, Jhansi district lies in the immediate north of Lalitpur district.
Salient Results :  During the course of present study detailed geomorphological and lineament maps of southern part of Lalitpur district were prepared using LISS-III and LISS-IV images and orthorectified Cartosat-1 and LISS-IV images. Further, the quartz reefs were also mapped in this study area. The major finding of this study was identification of geomorphic and structural anomalies in Pinsari, Sonrai, Berwar and Girar areas of southern part of Lalitpur district. The geomorphic and structural anomalies identified during the course of this study can be indicators of host rocks for economic deposits and are valuable inputs for different departments and researchers interested in detailed mineral investigations in this area.
Principal Investigator : Dr. Aniruddh Uniyal
Project Title : Thematic Mapping and Hazard Zonation Study of Landslides along Rishikesh-Badrinath-Mana; Rishikesh-Gangotri and Dharasu-Yamunotri Route Corridors of Uttarakhand and Wangtu-Puh-Kaurik Corridor of Himanchal Pradesh
Objectives : The objectives of the present study are given below :-
  • Thematic mapping of landslide parameters on 1:50,000 scale
  • Generation of Landslide Hazard Zonation (LHZ) and Landslide Hazard Management (LHM) maps on 1:50,000 scale.
Study Area : The study area covers 3.0 km corridor on the either side of Rishikesh-Badrinath-Mana; Rishikesh-Gangotri and Dharasu-Yamunotri route of Uttarakhand and Wangtu-Puh-Kaurik route of Himanchal Pradesh
Data Used : The study has been carried out using Survey of India topographical mapsheets and IRS-LISS-III & LISS-IV satellite data of 2005-2009 period along with available geological maps and field information.
Salient Results : This Landslide Hazard Zonation & Landslide Hazard Management study was based on thematic mapping of 18 geoenvironmental parameters and base features through interpretation of IRS P6 LISS-III and LISS-IV satellite data and on screen digitization in ARC GIS software. This was followed by field reconnaissance, verifications of thematic maps, ground truth data collection and post field corrections in thematic maps.Thematic layers of geoenvironmental parameters were assigned weightages according to their importance in enhancing landslides. Finally, Landslide Hazard Zonation and Landslide Hazard Management maps were created through integration of thematic layers in Landslide Information System Software. Landslide Hazard Zonation maps were also created through integration in ArcGIS software version 10.0 Recommendations for management of landslide hazard zones include structural mitigation, soil conservation and biotechnical measures. minimization of anthropogenic intervention and need for immediate slope stabilization work in the recently widened stretches of Rishikesh-Badrinath-Mana; Rishikesh-Gangotri and Dharasu-Yamunotri routes in Uttarakhand and Wangtu-Puh-Kaurik route of Himanchal Pradesh
Starting date : October, 2009
Closing date : March, 2012
Project Manager   Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Regular Manpower involved : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal, Sri Sangharsh Rao & Sri P.P.S. Yadav and  formerly Sri P. N. Shah
Project Title : Remote Sensing and GIS Based Database Creation for Disaster Risk Reduction in and around Lucknow City
Objectives :  The objectives of the present study are listed below:
  • High resolution satellite data based landuse/ land cover, infrastructure and urban density mapping.
  • Recording of geo-coordinates of critical facilities such as hospitals, fire brigade stations, veterinary hospitals, schools and creation of critical facility maps through conjunctive use of high resolution satellite images and GPS coordinates.
  •  Interaction with various line departments for supply of data pertaining to available resources and manpower.
  • Linking the available resource data (supplied by different line departments) with the critical facility maps for creation of GIS based database.
Study Area : The area under investigations covers entire Lucknow city and its peripheral areas and is bounded between latitudes 250 40’N to 270 0’N and longitudes 80049’ E to 8105’ E. Lucknow city is the state capital of Uttar Pradesh and is witnessing urbanization at a fast pace.
Data Used :
  • IRS-P6, LISS-IV data of February, April & May, 2009; Quickbird PAN & multispectral merged data of March,2006 and June/ September, 2008;Cartosat-1 PAN data of April, 2009 and Cartosat-2 PAN data of May & June, 2009 and Survey of India topographical mapsheet of 1:25,000 scale
  • Available resource data supplied by line departments such as Medical department, Animal husbandary, Higher Education, Police and Fire Brigade.  
Salient Results : Examination of high resolution LISS-IV, IKONOS QUICKBIRD, Cartosat 1 & Cartosat 2 satellite data based landuse/landcover and infrastructure maps has revealed that even minor details of the terrain and landuse/landcover pattern can be depicted on these maps and these can certainly prove to be vital inputs for City Disaster Management Action Plan. In the event of an emergency and or disaster situation in Lucknow city, the decision makers can utilize the critical facility database and maps for timely mobilization of resources.
The health facility database of Lucknow city can be utilized for knowing the location of government hospitals and available paramedical staff, number of ambulances and medicare facilities available in each of the hospital. Similarly, the maps and database pertaining to veterinary hospitals in Lucknow city and surrounding area can provide a detailed information about the location and available resources of each of the veterinary hospital. Location of critical facilities such as fire brigades stations, hospitals, veterinary hospital shown on the base map of Lucknow can help the decision makers and disaster managers of Lucknow to know about connectivity of these facilities to various localities of Lucknow. Fire Brigades station, Health facility and Veterinary Hospital location maps and database of their available resources can be utilized by disaster managers to rapidly mobilize the manpower and available resources in an emergency situation or even during disaster situation.The information on these critical facilities when combined with the urban density map of the city can certainly be used for setting up new facility and upgrading existing ones.
Sponsoring Agency : RSAC-UP Plan project
Starting date : April, 2009
Closing date : August, 2012
Regular Manpower involved : Sri  P. N. Shah, Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal, Sri Sangharsh Rao
Project Title : River Confluence Study
Objectives : The objectives of the present study are listed below:-
  • To monitor the dynamics of confluence point of Ganga – Ramganga river confluence and bankline shift, bank erosion along the 10 km upstream stretch of the Ganga and Ramganga and 10 km downstream stretch of the Ganga riverin parts of Hardoi, Kannauj and Farrukhabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • To monitor the dynamics of confluence point of Ganga – Yamuna river confluence and bankline shift, bank erosion along the 10 km upstream stretch of the Ganga and Yamuna and 10 km downstream stretch of the Ganga river in parts of Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Study Area : Ganga-Ramganga river confluence lies in parts of Hardoi, Kannauj and Farrukhabad districts of Uttar Prades and is located between 27˚10΄ N and 27˚30΄ N latitude and between 79˚38΄ E to 79˚55΄ E longitudes.
Ganga-Yamuna river confluence lies in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh and is bounded between longitudes81043’ E to 81055’ E and latitudes 25025’ N to 25033’ N
Data Used : Ganga-Yamuna river confluence was studied using Survey of India topographical maps available on 1:50,000 scale for preparing base maps surveyed in 1974-75 andIRS P6 PAN and LISS III data of 1999, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Ganga-Ramganga river confluence was studied using USGS Map no. NG4402 on 1:250,000 scale surveyed in 1922-23; Survey of India topographical maps surveyed in 1974-75 and LISS III data of 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2012 .
Salient Results : Ganga–Ramganga confluence has been very dynamic during past nine decades between 1923 and 2012. There was about 13 km upstream shift of the Ganga–Ramganga river confluence point between 1923 and 1975 and thereafter, there has been a downstream shift of the confluence point of the order of 1.96 km between 1975 and 1998. Presently, this river confluence is disposed about 10.76 km upstream from its position in 1923. The Ganga river is incised and has witnessed few changes. It is the dynamic nature of Ramganga that is causing migration of this confluence point. The peculiar oscillatory migration pattern of Ramganga riverhas effected a number of villages due to lateral erosion in Dahilia–Tera Parsauli stretch of the river in the immediate upstream of the confluence. Chandrampur on the right bank and Nandana village on the left bank are witnessing lateral erosion by Ramganga river and are highly prone to flooding particularly during rainy season. This study may prove to be useful in formulating a strategy to mitigate the impact of bankline shift, channel migration during monsoonal floods in the nearby villages in parts of Kannauj, Hardoi and Furrakhabad districts which witness loss of life and property in the event of this disaster.
Multidate satellite data and Survey of India toposheets based study of Ganga -Yamuna river confluence at Allahabad has reveled that during the period of 1973-2008 this confluencewitnessed an overall northwesterly migration of the order of 700 meters due to westerly sift of Ganga channel of about 700 meters. This westerly migration of Ganga further increases near Faizullahpur where from it has shifted about 2.5 km westward towards Allahabad during the period of 1973-2008.Yamuna channel at and near its confluence with Ganga has witnessed few changes and is more incised and entrenched and has witnessed bankline shift at a few places as compared to Ganga river during the period of 1973-2008. Contrary to this the Ganga channel has been very dynamic. Westerly shift in Ganga in the future may cause bank erosion and bankline shift of Ganga towards eastern part of Allahabad.
Protection work is required in the north of Allahabad city as the northerly shift of Ganga channel near Phaphamau bridge may cause wear and tear to the abutments of the bridge. Further, downstream at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna additional protection work is required along the western bank of Ganga river in the immediate upstream of Sangam.
Further the results of this study can also be used for suitable location of civil engineering structures viz. bridges or barrages and gas pipelines etc, across Ganga and Ramganga and Ganga-Yamuna river stretches near their confluence and also for the Sangam area development of these two river confluences. 
Sponsoring Agency : RSAC-UP Plan project
Starting date : April, 2008
Closing date : July, 2012
Principal Investigator   Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Project Team Scientist : Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal, Sri Sangharsh Rao & Sri P. N. Shah
Project Title : Temporal Variations in Ganga River Configuration near Phaphamau Bridge, Allahabad based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques
Objectives : (i) To monitor the Ganga river channel changes in the immediate upstreamand downstream of rail and road bridges near Phaphamau, Allahabad using multi-date satellite data.
(ii) To integrate Ganga river channel configuration of different years using GIS.
(iii)To prepare geomorphological map of the study area.
Study Area : Stretch of the Ganga river i.e. 10 km upstream of Phaphamau and 10 km downstream of Phaphamau near Allahabad and surrounding area of 2.5 km on the either side (left and right banks of the Ganga river).
The area under investigation lies in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh and is covered in Survey of India topographical map sheets no. 63G/14 and 63G/15 and is bounded between longitudes81043’ E to 81055’ E and latitudes 25025’ N to 25033’ N
Data Used : Survey of India topographical maps available on 1:50,000/1:25,000 scale for preparing base maps.
SOI topographical map sheet no. 54M/11, M/15 & N/16 on 1:50,000 scale surveyed in 1974-75 along with USGS Map no. NG4402 on 1:250,000 scale surveyed in 1922-23 have been used for delineating configuration of theGanga, Ramganga, Kali, Gambhiri river and their tributaries
Survey of India Digital topographical map sheet surveyed in 1972-73 and IRS P6 LISS-III digital data of March, 1999, February, 2002, February, 2006, October 2006, March 2007, October 2007, March 2008 and October 2008 have been used during the course of present study
Salient Results : Present study was aimed at assessing the dynamics of Ganga river channel in the immediate upstream and downstream of road, rail and bridges across Ganga river at Phaphamau, Allahabad using multidate satellite data sets (IRS P6 LISS-III data) of March 1999, Feb. 2002, Nov. 2004 and pre and post monsoon data of 2006, 2007 and 2008 period. Survey of India Topographical Map Sheets of 1973 period were also used to make a comparison in channel configuration over the past 35 years (1973 and 2008). Field investigations were also carried out in association with officials of Flood Works Division, Allahabad along the northern bank of Ganga river at Phaphamau.
Comparative examination of SOI digital topographical map sheets of 1972-1973 and satellite data of 1999-2008 period has revealed thatthe Ganga river channel stretch 1.00 km upstream of the Phaphamau bridge has witnessed a northerly shift of more than 265 meters. The waterlogging in the immediate west (upstream) of Phaphamau bridge and associated oxbow lake are relict of the new pathway carved out by Ganga river during the recent years. These recent relict channels may again serve as easy pathways for flood waters of Ganga river during coming monsoon. To add worst to it are the small channels which are juxtaposing the main Ganga river channel on its northern bank in Tikari-Muhammadpur stretch. Channel avulsion near Chhapri or Muhammadpur in the upstream of Phaphamau bridge may lead to the flow of significant amount of flood water of Ganga river along its northern bank. The linear stretches of relict channels transforming into minor active channels during rainy season may serve as path ways for excessive flood water during rainy season and this may in turn increase wear and tear on the northern embankments of Phaphamau bridge and may also cause a northerly shift of Ganga river channel in the upstream of Phaphamau bridge. In view of this additional protection work is required in the immediate west of Phaphamau bridge.
Multidate satellite data has been used to understand the dynamics of Ganga and Yamuna rivers at their confluence in Allahabad. During the period of 1973-2008 this river confluence at Allahabad has witnessed an overall northwesterly migration of the order of 700 meters due to westerly sift of Ganga of about 700 meters. This westerly migration of Ganga further increases near Faizullahpur where from it has shifted about 2.5 km westward towards Allahabad during the period of 1973-2008.Ganga channel in Phaphamau-Faizullahpur-Jhusi stretch has witnessed straightening and decrease in sinuosity.Here the NNW-SEE trending subsurface fault may be controlling the drastic westerly migration of Ganga.
Yamuna channel at and near its confluence with Ganga has witnessed few changes and is more incised and entrenched and has witnessed bankline shift at a few places as compared to Ganga during the period of 1973-2008. Contrary to this the Ganga channel has been very dynamic. Westerly shift in Ganga in the future may cause bank erosion and bankline shift of Ganga towards eastern part of Allahabad.
Protection work is required in the north of the city as the northerly shift of Ganga channel near Phaphamau bridge may cause wear and tear to the abutments of the bridge. Further downstream at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna additional protection work is required along the western bank of Ganga at and in the immediate upstream of Sangam. 
Sponsoring Agency : Superintending Engineer, Sinchai Karya Mandal, Allahabad
Starting date : 2009
Closing date : January, 2010
Proj. Team Scientist : Dr. Aniruddh Uniyal, Sri Sangharsh Rao, Sri P. N. Shah
Project Title : Lineament Mapping using IRS P6 LISS IV Data and GIS in the Vicinity of Proposed Meja Thermal Power Plant Site in Meja Tehsil of Allahabad District, Uttar Pradesh
Objectives : The objective of the present study is to prepare the lineament map based on high resolution LISS-IV Satellite data of proposed project site and surrounding area of Meja Thermal Power Project in Allahabad district, U.P. Digital analysis of LISS-III and LISS-IV data has also been carried out for delineation of some of the structural lineaments.
Study Area : Meja Tehsil in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh, south west of Allahabad-Mirzapur highway.
Data Used : 1. Survey of India Topographical map Sheets on 1:50,000 scale.
2.Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS 1C/1D, LISS-III data of January, 2006  ofPath 101 and Row 55 (Plate No. 1 & 3).
3.Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS P6, LISS-IV Precision geocoded digital data of 17 April, 2005, 11 Dec., 2008 and 28 January 2009 (Plate No. 2 & 4).
4.Collateral Data and information provided by Meja Urja Nigam PrivateLimited.
Salient Results : Present study is based on visual interpretation and digital analysis of IRS 1C/1D LISS-III and IRS P6 LISS-IV images for identification of lineaments in Meja Thermal Power Plant site in Allahabad district. In spite of all limitations due to anthropogenic activities of stone quarrying and criss crossing unmetaled roads, almost non existent vegetation indicators and soil moisture, efforts were made to identify and map a number of lineaments in the study area and these were subsequently verified in the field. Most of the lineaments identified and mapped are not having any major displacement along them or are not displacing or truncating any major rock unit. Field investigations along with the geologist of GSI have revealed that there is no drastic change in the trend of rocks along the lineaments mapped in the study area. At certain places the displacement along a few lineaments are visible on satellite data due to the anthropogenic activities like stone quarrying particularly on one side of some lineament.
On the basis of visual interpretation and digital analysis of IRS P6 LISS-IV data the lineaments of the area were grouped into two classes based on their trend. They are NE-SW and NW-SE trending lineaments. Some NNE and SSW trending lineaments have also been mapped in the study area. All the lineaments demarked in this area still need to be correlated with the digital elevation modal and seismic data of the area by superimposing the microseismicity data over lineaments and digital elevation model of the area.
Sponsoring Agency : Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited, Allahabad
Starting date : January 2009
Closing date : May 2009
Principal Investigator   Dr. Aniruddha Uniyal
Proj. Team Scientist : Sri P. N. Shah, Dr. Aniruddh Uniyal, Sri Sanghaursh Rao
Project Title : Geoenvironmental studies in parts of  Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh
Objectives : (i)To prepare thematic maps of various geo-environmental parameters viz. geology,geomorphology, drainage, lineament, landuse/land cover etc.
(ii)To apply Digital Image Processing and GIS techniques in order to ascertain the landuse changes and obliteration of landscape (if any) owing to anthropogenic activities of mining.
Study Area : The study area is bounded between longtitudes 78 15’ & 79 0 and latitudes 24 15’ 24 45’ & and is covering major part of Lalitpur district of  U.P
Data Used : SOI topographical map sheets No. 54L/6, 54L/7, 54L/10, 54L/11, 54L/14 and 54L/15 on 1:50,000 scale. IRS 1C/1D geocoded  FCCs of 1998 and 2000 and Cartosat 1 digital data of 2006 is also being used in the above said study.
Salient Results : Examination of satellite images and field investigations have illustrated that granite quarries and stone mills in Lalitpur district are mostly concentrated in Kalapahar area in the west of Lalitpur township. The anthropogenic activity of stone quarrying has resulted in the obliteration of the landscape of the area. This is evident by a number of quarry ponds and large heaps of mining waste in the area. In the southern part of the district around Madanpurabandonedquarries of sandstone are noticed. Abandoned Sandstone quarries of Madanpur indicate that stone quarrying activity has had an adverse affect on the nearby Madanpur Reserve Forest as a large heaps of mining waste were dumped in the peripheral area ofMadanpur Reserve Forest. Abandoned phosphorite mines in the southern part of Lalitpur district have also obliterate the landscape and landuse of the area.
Lineament intersections in Girar area in the southern extremity of Lalitpur can prove to potential sites of detailed investigations for economic minerals viz. gold and iron.
Output   Thematic maps of geoenvironmental  parameters viz geology, lineament, geomorphology, drainage and water bodies etc. are beingprepared through study of satellite  images.
Sponsoring Agency : RSAC-UP Plan project
Duration of Study : 01.04.2006to31.01.2008
Project Cost :  Rs.10.00 Lakhs
Proj. Team Scientist :  Sri P. N. Shah andDr. Aniruddh Uniyal
Project Title : Lucknow Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) Area Mapping Project
Objectives :
  • To prepare detailed landuse/land cover maps on 1:12,5000 of the area acquired by Lucknow Industrial Development Authority (LIDA).
  • To prepare existing infrastructure, drainage and body maps.
  • To superimpose village boundary on (landuse), Landcover maps.
Study Area : The study area is bounded between longtitudes and latitudes and covers the route corridor between Gauri and Bantharain the southern part ofLucknow district parts of Unnao district will in the immediate south of Lucknow district will be taken up in the second phase.
Data Used : SoI topographical map sheets on 1:25,000 scale.
PAN and LISS III merged digital data of dt :13-02-2006.
Quickbird data (digital data) Pan (60cm resolution) and multispectral(2.44m resolution) merged of 21st March, 2006.
Salient Results/ Output : Large scale Landuse/Landcover maps of the area acquired by LIDA are being prepared (through digital analysis of Quickbird data) on 1:12,500 scale.
Sponsoring Agency : Lucknow Industrial Development Authority (LIDA)
Starting date : 01.02.2006
Closing date   30.09.2006
Project Cost :  Rs. 13.96 Lakhs (Received Rs. 8.50 Lakhs in Ist Phase)
Proj. Team Scientist :  Sri P. N. Shah, Shri L.I. M. Rao, Dr. A. Uniyal and Ms. Manisha
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LIST OF TECHNICAL REPORTS/DISASTER MANAGEMENT PLANS/ ATLASES PREPARED BY EARTH RESOURCES DIVISION TILL DATE

Following technical reports were prepared by Scientists of Earth Resources Division:

    • Highresolution satellite data based Geomorphological mapping and river channelstudy in 10 km area on the either side of Ganga River bank between Rishikeshand Kanpur, submitted to Department of  Planning,Dept. of Irrigation, PWD, U.P. Bridge Corporation, Govt. of  U.P., 2018.
    • High resolution satellite remote sensingbased investigations for demarcation of geomorphic and Structural Anomalies asProbable Indicators for Identification of host rocks for economic mineraldeposits in Jhansi District, Uttar Pradesh, submitted to Department ofPlanning, Govt. of U.P., Department of Geology and Mining, Govt. of U.P. andDistrict Administration, 2017.
    • Report on pilot project for satellitedata and GIS based demarcation and digital database creation of mining leasesof two selected mining areas of  DistrictSonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, submitted to Directorate of Geology and Mining, Govt.of U.P., 2017.
    •  Report on High Resolution Satellite RemoteSensing and GIS based Geomorphological mapping of upper and lower sub catchmentof Rapti River in Uttar Pradesh, submittedto Irrigation Department, PWD, U.P. Bridge Corporation, Deptt. of Planning,Govt. of U.P. & District Administration, 2017.
    • Ghaghara Report on high Resolution Remote Sensing and GISbased Geomorphological Mapping along Ghaghara river stretch Between Bahraichand Faizabad”, submitted to Deptt. of Planning Govt. of U.P., Distt.Administration, 2014.
    • Geoarchaeological Investigations of Lucknow, Pratapgarhand Varanasi Districts, U.P., India submitted to Deptt. of Planning Govt. ofU.P., State Archaeology Deptt., 2014.
    • Report on high resolution satellite Remote Sensing  based investigations for demarcation ofGeomorphic and structural anomalies as probable indicators for identificationof Economic deposits in Lalitpur District, Uttar Pradesh”,  submitted to Deptt. of Planning, Govt. ofU.P., Deptt. of Geology and Mining, Govt. of U.P. and  Distt. Administration, 2014.
    • A report on evaluation of causes ofreduction in storage capacity of selected water bodies in Banda district andrecommendations for their revival using Remote Sensing and GIS technology. (ERD significantly contributed in thisreport of SWRD).
    • A report on evaluation of causes ofreduction in storage capacity of selected water bodies in Mahoba district andrecommendations for their revival using Remote Sensing and GIS technology. (ERD significantly contributed in thisreport of SWRD).
    • A report on evaluation of causes of reductionin storage capacity of selected water bodies in Jhansi district andrecommendations for their revival using Remote Sensing and GIS technology. (ERD significantly contributed in thisreport of SWRD).
    • A report on evaluation of causes ofreduction in storage capacity of Laxmi Tal Jhansi district and recommendationsfor its revival using Remote Sensing and GIS technology. (ERD significantly contributed inthis report of SWRD).
    • Report on thematicmapping and hazard zonation study of Landslides  along Rishikesh–Gangotri route corridor of  Uttarakhand.Unpublished Technical report of Remote Sensing Applications Centre - UP, LKO;submitted to GoI, 2014.
    • Report on thematicmapping and hazard zonation study of Landslides  along Rishikesh–Badrinath route corridor of Uttarakhand. Unpublished Technical report of Remote Sensing ApplicationsCentre - UP, LKO; submitted to GoI, 2014.
    • Report on thematicmapping and hazard zonation study of Landslides  along Wangtu-Puh-Kaurik  route corridor of  Himanchal Pradesh. Unpublished Technicalreport of Remote Sensing Applications Centre - UP, LKO; submitted to GoI, 2014.
    • Reportof Thematic Mapping and Hazard Zonation Study of Landslides alongDharasu-Yamunotri Route Corridor of Uttarakhand, January, 2013.
    • Reportof Remote Sensing and GIS based database creation for Disaster Risk Reductionin and around Lucknow city, August, 2012.
    • Reporton study of Dynamics of the Ganga-Ramganga river confluence using RemoteSensing & GIS techniques, July, 2012.
    • Reporton study of Ganga-Yamuna river confluence at Allahabad using Remote Sensing& GIS, July, 2012.
    • Reporton Geoenvironmental Studies in parts of Lalitpur District, Uttar Pradesh UsingRemote Sensing and GIS Techniques. April, 2010.
    • UttarPradesh State Disaster Management Action Plan for Thunderstorm/Squall (2010),Unpublished Plan submitted to Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration andManagement,Lucknow.
    • UttarPradesh State Disaster Management Action Plan for Earthquake (2010),Unpublished Plan submitted to Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration andManagement,Lucknow.
    • Reporton Geoenvironmental Studies in Mohaba District, Uttar Pradesh Using RemoteSensing and GIS Techniques. April, 2010.
    • Report on Study of Temporal Variations In Ganga RiverConfiguration Near Phaphamau Bridge, Allahabad Based On Remote Sensing And GISTechniques. February, 2010.
    • Report on Lineament mapping using IRS P6 LISS IV andGIS in the vicinity of proposed Meja thermal power plant site in Meja Tahsil ofAllahabad district, Uttar Pradesh. May, 2009.
    • Report on Landuse/Land cover andInfrastructure Mapping of Lucknow Industrial Development Area (LIDA) usingQuickbird satellite data. March, 2008.
    • Report on Geoenvironmental Studies InParts Of Sonbhadra District, Uttar Pradesh Using Remote Sensing and GISTechniques. October, 2007.
    • Report on Study of Burhi Rapti RiverChannel Changes near Muhchorva Ghat & Natural Waterlogged area in thevicinity  of Old Banganga river drain InSiddhartha Nagar district, U.P. May, 2006.
    • Report on Wetland Mapping of Bastiand  Sant Kabir Nagar district usingremote sensing and GIS techniques. September, 2005.
    • Report on Landslide Hazard Zonationstudy around Mussoorie in parts of Dehradun and Tehri Garhwal Districts ofUttaranchal using remote sensing and GIS techniques. September, 2005.
    • Report on Study of Landslide along Dahianala near Lambagar Chatti on Joshimath-Badrinath National Highway No. 58,Chamoli District, Uttaranchal. August, 2004.
    • Reporton Landslide Hazard Zonation Study in parts of Nainital and Almora Disctirictsof Uttaranchal using remote sensing and GIS techniques. June, 2004.
    • Report on Monitoring of GeoenvironmentalParameters leading to landslides in Sikkim area submitted to DTRL, GOI, Delhi.June, 2004.
    • Report onLandslide Hazard Zonation study in Malpa area of Pithoragarh Districts ofKumaun Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS techniques. December, 2003.
    • Report on landslide hazard zonationstudy in Agastmuni-Okhimath-Kedarnath area of Rudraoprayag & Chamolidistricts of Uttaranchal using remote sensing and GIS Techniques. July, 2003.
    • Report on Development of soil andterrain information system between Mellibazar and Lachung area in parts ofSikkim using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Submitted to DTRL, GOI, Delhi.February, 2002.
    • A report on Temporal monitoring ofdynamics of the Yamuna river in the vicinity of gas pipeline near villageSauri, Agra district, Uttar Pradesh using remote sensing and GIS techniques.Submitted to GAIL, Agra. February, 2001.
    • Interim report on Landslide HazardZonation in parts of Okhimath area of Garhwal Himalaya using remote sensing andGIS techniques.  July, 2000.
    • A report on Temporal Monitoring ofDynamics of the Ganga, Ramganga, Kali and Gambhiri rivers in the vicinity ofgas pipeline in parts of Farrukhabad and Hardoi districts, Uttar Pradesh usingremote sensing & GIS techniques. Submitted to GAIL, Auraiya. October,2000(Final).
    • A report on study of Brahmaputra riverconfiguration and extent of flood inundation in the vicinity of proposed roadand rail bridge alignment site near Bogibilgaon, Dibrugarh district, Assamusing IRS-1C/1D satellite data of 1998. Submitted to RITES, Ministry ofRailways, GOI, New Delhi. July, 1999.
    • A report on temporal monitoring ofdynamics of Brahmaputra river configuration in the vicinity of proposed roadand rail bridge alignment site near Bogibilgaon, Dibrugarh district, Assamusing remote sensing technique. Submitted to RITES, Ministry of Railways, GOI,New Delhi. July, 1998.
    • A report on Landuse/land cover patternon 1:25,000 scale in the vicinity of proposed road and rail alignment sites inparts of Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Sibsagar districts of Assam using IRS-1C, PANdata. Submitted to RITES, Ministry of Railways, GOI, New  Delhi. June, 1998.
    • A report on Temporal monitoring of theYamuna river configuration between Vrindavan and Mathura for selection offeasible site for plantation. Submitted to Social Forestry Division, ForestDepartment, Mathura. July, 1998.
    • A report on mapping of lithological,structural and geomorphological features in the area south of Babina in Jhansidistrict and north of Jakhaura-Bansi-Bar area of Lalitpur district fortargetting mineral deposits using satellite remote sensing technique. Submittedto Directorate of Geology and Mining, Uttar Pradesh. February, 1998.
    • A report on mapping ofhydrogeomorphological features for integrated study for sustainable developmentthrough remote sensing techniques in Bhakher watershed of Mirzapur andSonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. 1997.
    • Hydrogeomorphological mapping ofVaranasi and Mau districts on 1:50,000 scale using IRS, LISS-II satellite dataunder Natural Resources Database Management System.
    • Interim report on temporal monitoring ofthe Ganga river configuration in the vicinity of proposed Ganga barrage atKanpur, Uttar Pradesh through satellite remote sensing. Submitted to IrrigationDepartment of Uttar Pradesh. January, 1997.
    • A report on Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh:1991-92 status. Submitted to Space Applications Centre, DOS, Ahmedabad, MOEF,GOI and to the User’s Organisation of Uttar Pradesh, March. 1996.
    • A report on Monitoring temporal changesin a part of Rapti river chhannel near proposed bridge site at Kondarighat onHariharganj-Lalia marg in Gonda district using remote sensing technique.Submitted to Public Works Department, Uttar Pradesh. March. 1993.
    • A report on land erosion and forestdegradation assessment in the Tehri dam catchment area, Uttar Pradesh usingLandsat TM data. Submitted to Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd., NewDelhi. April, 1991.
    • Preliminary report on Assessment ofenvironmental degradation status in Tehri dam catchment area using satelliteremote sensing technique. Submitted to Tehri Hydro Development  Corporation Ltd., New Delhi. November, 1989.
    • A note on Assessment of surfacewaterlogging in the Sharda Sahayak Canal Command area of Uttar Pradesh throughdigital analysis of IRS-1A (LISS-I) data of February, 1989. Submitted toIrrigation Department, U.P. August, 1989.
    • A report on flood inundation mapping ofUttar Pradesh using LISS-I data of early September,1988. Submitted toIrrigation Department, U.P. November, 1988.

List of  DisasterManagement Action Plans

    • Draftof National Landslide Risk Management Strategy, Component IV: Capacity Buildingand Training of Stakeholders in Landslide Risk Management, submitted toNational Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi, 2017.
    • Draftof National Landslide Risk Management Strategy, Component I: Generation of userfriendly Landslide Hazard Zonation Map (LHZ) Maps, submitted to NationalDisaster Management Authority (NDMA), New Delhi, 2016.
    • Uttar Pradesh State Disaster ManagementAction Plan for Earthquake (2010), Unpublished Plan submitted to Uttar PradeshAcademy of Administration and Management, Lucknow.
    •  UttarPradesh State Disaster Management Action Plan for Thunderstorm/Squall (2010),Unpublished Plan submitted to Uttar Pradesh Academy of Administration andManagement, Lucknow. 

List  of Landslide Atlases of Himalayan Region

  • Atlas on Landslide Hazard Zonation and LandslideHazard Management Maps, Mussoorie area in parts of Dehradun and Tehri Garhwaldistricts of Uttaranchal (2005)
  • Atlas on Landslide Hazard Zonation and LandslideHazard Management Maps of parts of Nainital and Almorah districts, Uttaranchal,prepared by RSAC-UP, Lucknow (2004)
  • Atlas on Landslide in parts of Sikkim Prepared byRSAC-UP, Lucknow (2003).
  • Atlas on Landslide Hazard Zonation and LandslideHazard Management Maps of Agastmuni Okhimath – Kedarnath Area of Rudarprayag& parts of Chamoli Districts of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttaranchal. Prepared byRSAC-UP, Lucknow (2003)
  •  Atlas onLandslide Hazard Zonation Mapping in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal and HimanchalPradesh States using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, Volume 1:Uttaranchal byNRSA, Dept. of Space, GOI, Hyderabad (2001). (ERD of RSAC, U.P. alsocontributed in this atlas of NRSC)

LIST OF RESEARCH PAPERS/ BOOKS/ ARTICLES OF EARTH RESOURCES DIVISION

  • Uniyal, A., (2018), “Human induced obliteration of landscape and some examples of geo environmental hazards in Himalaya and Peripheral bulge of Ganga plain (India)”, Invited Talk, International conference on Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, organised by Department of Geology, HNB Garhwal University Campus Badshahi Thaul, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India; October 26-28, 2018.
  • Uniyal, A., (2018), “Applications of Geospatial techniques in natural resources management and disaster management”, Key Note Address, National Seminar on Changing Dimensions of Natural Resourcesand Sustainable Development”,at Avadh GirlsDegree College, Lucknow, India, 29-30 March,2018.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah,P.N. & Rao, S., (2018), “Sectoral migration of Ganga river and its implications on the stability of Phaphamau Bridge near Allahabad, U.P., India”. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2018.
  • Verma, V.K., Prasad C. & Uniyal, A., (2017), Aspects of Earth Environment, Lambart Academic Publishing, Germany, pp 161.
  • Uniyal, A., (2016), “A Kedarnath-like Disaster Incubating at Yamunotri-Janki Chatti area of Uttarakhand Himalaya, India”, (India)”, International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and GIS,Vol. 3, Issue 2,pp 13-23.
  • Uniyal, A., (2016),”Anthropogenic Actions Worsen the Impact of Natural Disasters”, Key Note Address, National Seminar on Anthropogeographie: Contemporary Issues, Problems and Sustainable Development, sponsored byIndian Council of Social Sciences Research(ICSSR), organized byAvadh GirlsDegree College, Lucknow, India, Feb. 10-11, 2016.
  • Uniyal, A., (2016),”Quality Assurance in Higher Education : Role of Remote Sensing and GIS techniques”, Key Note Address, National Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education : Involvement of Information and Communication Technology,organized by Digamber Jain College, Baraut, Baghpat, U.P., India, March 2, 2016.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah, P.N.,Mohan, R. & Rao, S., (2015), “Image processing and GIS techniques applied to high resolution satellite data for lineament mapping of thermal power plant site in Allahabad district, U.P.,India”, Geocarto International, online issue in November, 2015.
  • Dwivedi, M., Uniyal, A. & Mohan, R. (2015), “New Horizons in Planning Smart Cities using LiDAR Technology”, International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and GIS. Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp 40-50.
  • Uniyal, A., Rajiva, M. & Shah, P.N., (2015), “Geoenvironmental Investigations in Southern Part of Lalitpur District of Bundelkhand Region, U.P., (India)”, International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and GIS, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp 1-15.
  • Uniyal, A., Mishra, D. & Shah, P.N., (2014), “Remote Sensing and GIS based Geoenvironmental Investigations in Mahoba District of Bundelkhand Region, U.P., (India)”, International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing and GIS,Vol. 1, Issue 1,pp 18-31.
  • Uniyal, A. and Mohan, R. (2015) “Lidar: surveying ki ek adbhut technique” (Hindi language article on “LiDAR: A Modern Technique of Surveying”), Vigyan, Issue 3, Vigyan Parished Prayag, Allahabad, pp 1-4.
  • Uniyal, A. (2015), “Remote Sensing ApplicationsCentre Uttar Pradesh: Past Present and Future” , Souvenir: National Seminar on Geospatial Technology & 3D Applications for Sustainable Development of Land Resources, RSAC, U.P., Lucknow and State Land use Board, Planning Dept., U.P. 12-13 March, 2015.
  •  Rajamani,V., Rao,S., Yadav, C.S., Hafijullah, Madhup,S., and Singh, Y.,       Generation of DEM for the State of Uttar Pradesh by Using Cartosat-1 Stereo Pairs. National Seminar on Geospatial Technology & 3D Applications for Sustainable Development of Land Resources, RSAC, U.P., Lucknow and State Land use Board, Planning Dept., U.P. 12-13 March, 2015.
  • Rajamani,V., Rao,S., Irshad,A.,Upadhyay,C., Yadav,C.S., Mishra,D., Singh,E., Hafijullah, Zaman,K., Yadav,M., Gupta,N.K., Singh,P.K., Khare,R., Singh,R., Sinha,R.,Gupta,S.,Upadhyay,S., Singh,S.,Madhup,S., Khanam,S.,Malik,S., &Mishra,V., (2015)State level Landuse/Landcover scenario : 10k Mapping for Uttar Pradesh, India. National Seminar on Geospatial Technology & 3D Applications for Sustainable Development of Land Resources, RSAC, U.P., Lucknow and State Land use Board, Planning Dept., U.P. 12-13 March, 2015.
  • Uniyal, A. and Shah P.N., (2013), Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS based Geoenvironmental Investigations in Bundelkhand area, Abstracts, Ist Lucknow Science Congress on ‘Innovations in Science for Better Tomorrow’ at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, pp 81-82
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N. and Mishra, D., (2013), Geo Hazard Studies in Himalaya and Ganga plain : A Remote Sensing and GIS based approach, Abstracts, Ist Lucknow Science Congress on ‘Innovations in Science for Better Tomorrow’ at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, pp 80-81
  • Uniyal, A. , Shah P.N. andRao, S., (2013), Assessment of River Confluence Dynamics through Remote Sensing and GIS techniques, Abstracts, Ist Lucknow Science Congress on ‘Innovations in Science for Better Tomorrow’ at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, pp 85
  • Uniyal, A. , Shah P.N. andRao, S., (2013), , Ganga channel dynamics near Phaphamau bridge, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Abstracts, Ist Lucknow Science Congress on ‘Innovations in Science for Better Tomorrow’ at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, pp 80
  • Uniyal, A., Shah, P.N., Prakash, C., Gangwar, D. S., Dhar, S., Mishra, S.P., Sharma, S. & Malik, G.S., (2012),“Anthropogenically induced mass movements along Dharasu-Yamunotri Route in Uttarakhand Himalaya”, Current Science, Vol. 102, No. 6, 2012, pp 828-829.
  • Shah, P.N., Uniyal, A., Goswami, P.K., Kumar, V., Jadaun, SPS and Ramchandra (2012), Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management study in parts of Nainital &Almora districts of Kumaun Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS techniques”, Indian Landslides, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012; pp 23-34. (published by National Institute of Information Management., Shillong, India)
  • Shah, P.N., et.al., (2012), Digital photogrametric processing for orthorectification of Cartosat-1 and LISS-IV data and generation of DEM for the State of Uttar Pradesh
  • P.N. Shah (2011), Remote Sensing & GIS Technologies for Monitoring Parts of the Rapti, Ganga, Ramganga, Kali, Yamuna & Brahmaputra River Stretches - A Case Study in Himalayan Foreland Basin, National Seminar on Late Quaternary Geology of the Himalayan Orogen and the Foreland Basin, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow. 
  • P.N. Shah (2011), Advantages of Remote Sensing & GIS Technologies for PreparingDigital Database forManagement and Sustainable Development of Natural Resources of Uttar Pradesh, National Seminar on Late Quaternary Geology of the Himalayan Orogen and the Foreland Basin, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., (2011), “Need for Strengthening Disaster Response Framework at the village level”, National Seminar on Late Quaternary Geology of the Himalayan Orogen and the Foreland Basin, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., Prasad, C., & Ravindran, K. V., (2011), “River channel changes of the Ganga between Haridwar and Bijnor (India)”, National Seminar on Late Quaternary Geology of the Himalayan Orogen and the Foreland Basin, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., (2011) “Bhuskhlan tatha badal phatne se utpann kichar ki baar se bachao”, (Hindi language article on “Public Awareness for safety from landslides and cloud burst induced mud flows”), Vigyan Pragti, June, 2011 pp 22-26 (ISSN0042-6075), Publishedby National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NASCAIR), New Delhi
  • Uniyal, A., (2011) “Aapda Prabandhan : remote sensingtatha GIS”, (Hindi language article on “Remote Sensing and GIS in Disaster Management”), Vigyan Pragti February, 2011 Issue, pp 33-37 (ISSN  0042-6075), Publishedby National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources (NASCAIR), New Delhi.
  • Uniyal, A., (2010), “Disaster management strategy for mass wasting hazard prone Kumarkhera area in Narendra Nagar township of TehriGarhwal district of Uttarakhand, India; Disaster Prevention and Management : An International Journal, Vol.19, No. 3, 2010, pp 358-369 (published by Emerald Publishing Group, U.K.)
  • Uniyal,A., Ravindran, K. V. & Prasad, C. (2010), “Tectoniccontrol on  alluvial fans, piedmont streams and Ganga river  in  western Ganga Plain(India): usingsatellite remotesensing data”. Current Science, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2010, pp 91-97
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N.,Agarwal, R,Kumar, V., Wadhodkar, M., Jadaun, SPS, Shukla, S., and Goswami, P.K. (2010), “Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management Study in Mussoorie, Thatyur and Dhanaulti area using high resolution point Geocoded PAN data and GIS Techniques, Indian Landslides, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2007; pp 7-18. (published by National Institute of Information Management., Shilong, India)
  • Uniyal, A., (2010), “Fear of Asteroids is expensive:Unmanned space missions can be as useful in garnering knowledge of outer space”, Down To Earth : Science and Environment Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 17, 16-31Jan.2010, p. 53(ISSN 0971-8079).
  • P.N. Shah (2010), Role of Remote Sensing & GIS Technologies for Preparation of LandslideHazard Zonation and Hazard Management Maps in parts of Uttarakhand and Sikkim Himalaya-A Review byP.N. Shah, Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • P.N. Shah (2010), “Impact of Dahia Nala Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway No. 58 near Lambagar Chatti village in GarhwalHimalaya”Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • P.N. Shah (2010), “ Recording of Scientific movie on occurances of Landslides on Badrinath-Rishikesh National Highway No. 58 in Garhwal Himalaya” Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • P.N. Shah (2010), “Monitoring Geoenvironmental Parameters leading to landslides in Sikkim area using Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques” Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • P.N. Shah (2010), “Study of Landslides in parts of Kailash Mansarovar route covering Tawaghat-Malpa-Garbyang area in Pithoragarh district of Kumaun Himalaya using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques” Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Shah P.N., (2010) Remote sensing Technologies for monitoring climate change & weather related phenomenon. Presented in Symposium on Climate Change: Issues and Imperatives held at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
  • Shah, P.N., Uniyal, A.,Kumar, V., Jadaun, SPS, Ramchandra and Goswami. P.K. (2010, “Remote Sensing & GIS based Approach for Generation of Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management Maps in parts of Nainital & Almora district”, ). Ist Indian Landslide Congress, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • P.N. Shah., Uniyal, A.,Saini,A., Kumar A., SinghA.N., Dhar S., Mishra, S.P., Sinha, L.K., Verma,D.N., Pundir , S.K. and Pathank, B.K. (2010), “Remote Sensing & GIS based Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management study between Mellibazar-Gangtok-Lachen and Lachung-Yumthang area of Sikkim”, Ist Indian Landslide Congress Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N.,Kumar, V., Shukla, S., Jadaun, S.P.S., Agarwal,R. and Goswami, P.K. (2010), “Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management Study in Mussoorie and surrounding area using high resolution point Geocoded PAN data and GIS Techniques”, Ist Indian Landslide Congress Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Rao, S, (2010), Remote Sensing & GIS based Archeaological Information System of Middle Ganga Plain, International Workshop - Digital preservation of Archeaological heritage organized by IIT, Kanpur
  • Rao, S, (2010),“Comprehensive Geo Archaeological Investigations in Ganga Plain using Remote Sensing & GIS techniques, International Conference -Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS, IHCS, at University of Lucknow
  • Shah P.N., (2009) Remote Sensing & GIS for creation of Natural Resources, Amenities & Demography related database of Uttar Pradesh-a case study of Azamgarh district. Presented in Workshop on District Integrated Planning held at Yojana Bhawan, Lucknow, October 22-23, 2009.
  • Uniyal, A.,(2009), “Reading Indicators of major landslides through amalgamation of experiential learning based knowledge of communities and modern technical know-how to remote sensing, GIS and GPS”, National Conference on Quaternary Geological Processes, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, Univ. of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., (2009), “Upgrahiya sudoor samvedan tatha bhogolik suchna pranali”, (Hindi language article on “satellite remote sensing & GIS techniques”), Vigyan Vol. 9, December 2009, pp 1-3 (ISSN : 373-1200;published by Vigyan Parishad Prayag, Allahabad).
  • Uniyal, A., (2009), “Chandrama par manav bastiyan”, (Hindi language article on “Human settlements on Moon”), Vigyan PragtiNovember 2009 Issue, pp45-48 (ISSN 0042-6075),Publishedby NASCAIR, New Delhi.
  • Uniyal, A., (2009), “Chandrayan-1 mission se BhuVaigyanic jankariyan”, (Hindi language article on “Important Geological information from India’s Lunar mission Chandrayan – 1”), Vigyan Vol. 1, April 2009, pp 5-8 (ISSN : 373-1200),published by Vigyan Parishad Prayag, Allahabad.
  • Rao, S, (2009), “Utility of Modern Technology tools of Remote Sensing and GIS in Archaeological Studies” Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS, IHCS, at University of Allahabad.
  • Rao, S, (2009), “Remote Sensing and GIS based Archaeological Database of District-Chandauli, Eastern-UP. “Archaeological Glory of Eastern Uttar Pradesh” at DDU University, Gorakhpur.
  • Uniyal, A. (2008). “Prognosis and mitigation strategy for major landslide prone areas : A case study of Varunavat Parvat landslide in Uttarkashi township of Uttrakhand (India)”, Disaster Prevention and Management : An International Journal,. Vol.17 No.5, 2008; pp 622-644.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N. and Rao LIM (2008), “New Horizons in Land Use/ Land Cover Mapping : A Case Study of LIDA Area Corridor Based on High Resolution Remote Sensing”, International Seminar on Landuse Changes and Agro Biodiversity, International Geographical Union, National PG College, Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N., Kumar, V., Wadhodkar, M., Sarin, V. and Shukla, S. (2008), “Landslide Hazard Zonation and Management Study in Jangal Chatti -Kedarnath area of Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand : A Remote Sensing and GIS Based Approach”, Nat. Sem.on Glacial Geomorphology & Palaeoglaciation in Himalaya, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, Univ. of Lucknow.   
  • Ram Chandra, Kumar A., Shah P.N., & Singh A.N. (2008), Geohazards due to deglaciation in Gangotri valley, part of Bhagirathi river watershed, Uttarkashi district, Uttaranchal Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Proc. of National Seminar on Glacial geomorphology and palaeoglaciation in Himalaya. CASG, University of Lucknow, March 13-14, 2008. pp. 66-68.
  • Shukla S., Jadaun S.P.S., Srivastava A.K., Shah P.N. and Rajrajan K. (2008), A remote sensing and GIS based approach in assessing detailed landslide hazard zonation and management in a part of deglaciated Malpagarh valley in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Proc. of Nat. Seminar on Glacial geomorphology and palaeoglaciation in Himalaya. CASG, University of Lucknow, March 13-14, 2008. pp. 75-76.
  • Srivastava Ashwini K., Sinha Amit, Sarin V., Upadhyay R.K., .Jadaun S.P.S., Shah P.N. (2008), Application of digital remote sensing techniques in Land use/Land cover mapping of Siddharthnagar district. Abstract International Seminar on Landuse Land cover change and Agro Biodiversity, National P.G. College, Department of Geography, Lucknow, March  06-07, 2008. pp. 13.
  • Uniyal, A., (2008),“Ek Udan Chand ke nam” (Hindi article on “ India’s first Lunar mission Chandrayan-1)” , Hindustan : Lucknow Edition 22nd October, 2008.
  • Pande, R.K. and Uniyal, A., (2007). “The fury of nature in Uttaranchal: Uttarkashi Landslide of the Year 2003”, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journl, Vol. 16 No. 4, 2007; pp 562-575.   (ISSN: 0965-3562)
  • Pande, R.K. and Uniyal, A., (2007), “Preliminary investigations of Varunavat landslide (Uttarkashi) Uttarakhand Himalaya”, The Himalayan Geographer, Vol.1 No.1, 2007; pp 58-65.
  • Shah P.N. (2007), Lucknow viewed from space through high resolution images of Quickbird satellite. Pres. in National Seminar on Remote Sensing and Surface Processes, Centre of Advanced Study in Geology, Lucknow University, Lucknow, March10-11, 2007. pp. 60.
  • Shah P.N. and Kumar V. (2007), Wetland mapping in Basti & Sant Kabir Nagar district using multispectral satellite data & GIS techniques. Nat. Seminar on Remote Sensing and Surface processes, Lucknow University, Lucknow, March 10-11, 2007. pp. 10.
  • Uniyal, A., (2007), “Geographical Information System as decision support tool for disaster risk reduction: A case study”, Nat. Con. on Remote Sensing and Surface Processes, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, Univ. of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah P.N., Rao LIM and Kumar, M. (2007),“Utility of high resolution Quickbird satellite data in landuse/ landcover and infrastructure mapping of proposed industrial corridor along NH 25 between Gauri and Jajmau area in U.P.”, Nat. Conference on Remote Sensing and Surface Processes, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow..
  • Uniyal, A. and Shah P.N., (2007), “Geoenvironmental Impact Assessment of Coal Mining areas in the Western part of Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh: A study based on Remote Sensing & GIS Techniques”, National Conference on Remote Sensing and Surface Processes, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow,
  • Uniyal, A., Kumar, V., Wadhodkar, M., Shukla, S., Sarin, V. and Shah P.N. (2007), “Natural Disaster Mitigation: A Remote Sensing And GIS Based approach for Landslide Hazard Zonation in Madhyamaheshwar and Kali Ganga river valleys in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand”, National Conference on Remote Sensing and Surface Processes, Centre of Advance Studies in Geology, University of Lucknow.
  • Uniyal, A. and Prasad, C., (2006). “Disaster management strategy for mass wasting hazard prone Naitwar Bazar and surrounding areas in Upper Tons valley in Uttarkashi district, Uttaranchal (India)”, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol.15, No. 5, 2006; pp. 821– 837.
  • Uniyal, A. and Rautela, P., (2005).,“Disaster management strategy for avoiding landslide induced losses to the villages in the vicinity of the Himalayan township of Mussoorie in Uttaranchal (India)”, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal,Vol. 14, No. 3, 2005; pp.378 – 387.
  • Uniyal, A., Prasad, C., & Ravindran, K. V. (2005), “Evolution of geomorphic surfaces in northern Ganga plains and their groundwater prospects: a remote sensing and field-based study”,Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 2005, Vol. 32 (Sp. Issue), ABSTRACTS : Fifth Asian Regional Conference on Engineering Geology for Major Infrastructure Development and Natural Hazards Mitigation 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Shah P.N. (2005), Remote sensing for Geoenvironmental studies. Pres. in National Seminar on Changing Environment -A Global Agenda for Future. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedker University, Lucknow, February 28, 2005.
  • Uniyal,A., (2004),“Landslides at Karnaprayag: Another Uttarkashi in the making?”, Current Science, Vol. 87, No. 8, 2004; pp. 1031 –1033.
  • Uniyal, A., Pande, R.K. & Gupta, N.K. (2004). “Uttarkashi Landslide of Uttaranchal (India)”. World Congress on Natural Disaster Mitigation, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhil, 2004.
  • Uniyal, A. and Shah, P.N., (2004). “Satellite remote sensing and GIS based assessment of Ganga, Ramganga, Gambhiri and Kali river channel changes and vulnerability of gas pipeline in parts of Farrukhabad, Kanauj and Hardoi districts of U.P.” Convention of MSI and International    Seminar on Earth Resources Management Kuvempu University, Shankarghatta,Karnataka.
  • Shah P.N. (2003), Application of Remote sensing for delineation and development of wetlands. Proc. of National Symposium on Water Resources Management and Development in Ganga Basin, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.May 12, 2003. III-VIII.1 to 8.
  • Shah P.N. (2003), Remote sensing Applications for delineation and development of wetlands. Proc. of National Workshop on Waterlogging and Drainage in Gangetic Plains of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.April 4-5, 2003. III-VIII.1to 8.
  • Singh A.N., Shah P.N., Uniyal A., Kumar V., Wadodkar M., Shukla S. & Sarin V. (2003), “Remote sensing and GIS applications in landslide hazard assessment in Agastmuni-Okhimath-Kedarnath area of Garhwal Himalaya”, Seminar on ‘Disaster management with special reference to landslides and snow avalanches held at DTRL, DRDO, Delhi, 2003.
  • Uniyal, A., Pande, R.K., Gupta, N.K. and Rana, R.S., (2003), “Uttarkashi Landslide: Causes and Effects”, 20th Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists, Deptt. of Geology, HNB Garhwal University Srinagar, 2003.
  • Pande, R.K. and Uniyal, A., (2003). “Gyansu Landslide of Uttarkashi : Can the Disaster be Averted ?”,16th Conference of Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) on Mountain Geomorphology-Multi-Dimensional Approach , IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Uniyal, A., (2003), “Overview of mitigation strategy”, Workshop on State Disaster Management Strategy, Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre, Dehradun (August, 2003).
  • Shah, P.N. (2002), Digital image processing of Landsat TM and IRS, LISS-II data for enhancement of geological features in the northern part of Jakhaura-Bansi-Bar area of Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh. Proc. of Fifth Con. of the Int. Academy of Physical Sciences, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, April 07-09, 2002.
  • Shah, P.N., Uniyal, A. and Srivastava, N.K., (2002), “Monitoring Brahmaputra river configuration in the vicinity of proposed road cum rail bridge site near Bogibilgaon in Dibrugarh District of Assam using multidate satellite data”, Proceedings International Society Photogram. and Remote Sensing Commission VII Symp. on Resource and Environmental Monitoring, NRSA, Hyderabad, Vol. 34(7), 2002; 486-489.
  • Shah, P.N., Goswami, P.K. and Uniyal, A., (2002). “Land use/land cover mapping using IRS-1C PAN data in the vicinity of proposed road and rail alignment site in parts of Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Sibsagar districts of Assam, India”, Proceedings International Society Photogram. and Remote Sensing Commission VII Symp. on Resource and Environmental Monitoring, NRSA, Hyderabad, Vol. 34(7): 584-588.
  • Pande, R.K., Rautela, P., Pande, K.N., Uniyal, A., Gupta, N.K., Sharma, R. and Prakash, O., (2002), “Natural Disasters: Protecting and Assisting People in Emergencies: Guidelines on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management for Hospitals”, Disaster Management in Uttaranchal Vol. 1 (7): 40p. Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre., GoUA, Dehradun, 2002.
  • Shah, P.N. and Singh A.N. (2001), Remote sensing in Earth Sciences investigations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Proc. of  Nat. Symposium on the Role of Earth Sciences in Integrated Development and Related Societal Issues, Lucknow, November 1-3, 2001. GSI Pub. No. 65(1), 2001: 161-168.
  • Shah, P.N. (2001), Remote Sensing analysis for identifications of structural lineaments for exploration of mineral resources in Jhararghat-Baunala area of Lalitpur district, U.P., India. Proc. of International Conference on Remote Sensing & GIS/GPS (ICORG), Hyderabad, February 02-05, 2001. Pub. of Spatial Information Technology Vol. I: 635-640.
  • Shah, P.N. (2001), Hydrogeomorphological mapping for evaluation of ground water prospect zones in Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India, using IRS-1A, LISS-II data. Proc. of International Conference on Remote Sensing & GIS/GPS (ICORG), Hyderabad, February 02-05, 2001. Pub. of Spatial Information Technology Vol. II: 447-453.
  • Shah, P.N., Uniyal, A. and Goswami P.K., (2000), “Monitoring Yamuna river configuration between Vrindavan and Mathura for selection of feasible sites for plantation using multidate satellite data”, Proc. Annl. Conv. and Symp. Spatial Technologies for Natural Hazards Management ISRS, Kanpur, 2000; pp 208-215.
  • Uniyal, A., Shah, P.N., (2000), “Extent of flood inundation and study of morphological changes in  upper reaches of Brahmaputra river in the vicinity of proposed road and rail bridge site near Bogibilgaon Dibrugarh district, Assam using IRS data of 1998”., Nat. Sym. on Remote Sensing for Natural Resources ISRS, Bhubaneshwar.
  • Shah, P.N. (1999), Evaluation of Wetlands Status in Uttar Pradesh using Post & Pre Monsoon seasons IRS, LISS-I, satellite data. Proc. of Workshop on Wetlands of India, SAC, Ahmedabad, April 15, 1999.
  • Ravindran, K. V. & Prasad, C. andUniyal , A., (1999), “Upgrahiya pratibimbikaon ke madyam se Haridwar tatha Nazibabad ke madhya Ganga nadi ke bahav main aaye bahukalik parivartano evum bhuakrtiyon ka adhyayan”(Research paper in Hindi languageon “Study of river channel changes in Gangabetween Haridwar and Najibabad based on multidate satellite data” ), Technical workshop on New Dimensions of Science in 21st Century, IIRS, Dehradun, 1999.
  • Shah, P.N. (1997), Delineation of Wetlands in notified bird sancturies and National parks of Uttar Pradesh using IRS, LISS-I satellite data. Pres. in Workshop on Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh held at CST auditorium, Lucknow, May 15, 1997.
  • Shah, P.N. (1997), Mapping of Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh using post monsoon 1991 and pre monsoon 1992 IRS, LISS-I satellite data. Pres. in Workshop on Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh held at CST auditorium, Lucknow, May 15, 1997.
  • Shah, P.N. (1997), About the User’s Workshop on ‘Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh’. Pres. in user’s Workshop on Wetlands of Uttar Pradesh held at CST auditorium, Lucknow, May 15, 1997.
  • Shah, P.N., Mandal A. (1997), Monitoring the Rapti river configuration near proposed bridge site at Kondarighat in Gonda district, Uttar Pradesh using remote sensing technique. Proc. of Int. Conf. on Remote Sensing and GIS/GPS, June 18-21, 1997, Hyderabad. ICORG-97 Pub. on Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Applications pp 445-449.
  • Mohan, R, Shah, P.N., Rajamani, V., Govardhan, V., Gupta Sangeeta (1992), Study of land erosion and forest degradation in the Tehri dam catchment area, Uttar Pradesh using Landsat TM data. Proc. Nat. Symp. on Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development held at RSAC-UP, Lucknow, November 17-19, 1992 pp 187-192
  • Shah, P.N., Mohan, R., Vinayan P.K., Rao D.N, Rao MBS, Ravi Prakash S., Goswami N.K., Murty C.D., Agrawal A.K., Mukherjee S., (1992), Districtwise hydrogeomorphological mapping for sustainabledevelopment of groundwater in Uttar Pradesh using IRS-IA, LISS-II data. Proc. of Nat. Symp. on Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development held at RSAC-UP, Lucknow 17-19, 1992 pp 144-150.
  • Shah, P.N. (1991), Remote Sensing Applications in hydrogeomorphological  mapping in North eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. Proc. International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP) 264 Seminar on Geological applications of remote sensing with emphasis on spectral Properties held at University of Poona, Pune, December11-12, 1991.
  • Shah, P.N., Mathew, A.C. (1990), Digital image analysis of LISS-I data of IRS-1A for assessing the Status of Surface water logging in Sarda Sahayak Command area of Uttar Pradesh. Pres. in the Northern Regional Conference on Information Technology, a Key to progress held at ITI, Mankapur, Dist. Gonda (U.P.), October6-7, 1990.
  • Shah, P.N., Mathew, A.C. (1989), Assessment of the Status of Surface Waterlogging in Sarda Sahayak Command area of Uttar Pradesh, India using IRS-IA, LISS-I data, Proc. of Tenth Asian Conference on Remote Sensing held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 22-28, 1989.
  • Mathew, A.C., Chauhan S.S., Shah P.N., Tangri A.K., Murty C.D., Chaturvedi R.S. (1989), Mapping of flood inundated areas and delineation of zones of suspended sediments in the flooded river system of Uttar Pradesh using IRS-IA, LISS-I data. Pres. in Regional Workshop on IRS-IA Mission and its Application Potentials held at Yojana Bhavan, Lucknow, September 07, 1989.
  • Shah, P.N., Mathew, A.C.(1989), Temporal assessment of surface waterlogging in the Sarda Sahayak Canal Command area of Uttar Pradesh through digital analysis of IRS-IA (LISS-I) data. Pres. in Regional Workshop in IRS-IA Mission and its Application Potentials held at Yojana Bhavan, Lucknow, September07, 1989.
  • Shaikh, M.G., Nayak Shailesh, Shah P.N., Jambusaria B.B. (1989), Coastal landform mapping around the Gulf of Khambhat using Landsat TM data. Photonirvachak, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing Vol. 17, No.1, 1989.
  • Chaturvedi, R.S, Shah P.N., Tangri A.K. (1988), Evaluation of IRS-IA (LISS-I) and Landsat-5 TM data for assessment of suspended sediment in flooded Ghaghra-Ami-Rapti rivers in Uttar Predesh. Pres. in National Seminar on IRS-IA Mission and its Application Potentials held at NRSA, Hyderabad, December21-22, 1988.
  • Mathew, A.C., Chauhan, S.S., Shah P.N. et al. (1988), Flood inundation mapping of Uttar Pradesh using Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-IA (LISS-I) data. Pres. in National Seminar on IRS-IA Mission and its Application Potentials held at NRSA, Hyderabad, December, 21-22, 1988.
  • Mehta, N.S., Ghosh, R., Mehta R.L., Singh T.P., Shah P.N. et al. (1988), Evaluation of IRS,LISS-II data in mapping of wastelands. Proc. ofNational Seminar on IRS-IA Mission and its Application Potentials held at NRSA, Hyderabad, December21-22, 1988.
  • Desai, N.B., Jambusaria, B.B., Shah, P.N., Patel, S.C., Sahai Baldev, Singh T.P., Mehta N.S., Ghosh R., Mehta R.L. (1988), Mapping of Wastelands in Gujarat, India using remote sensing technique. Proc. of Ninth Asian Conference on Remote Sensing held at Bangkok, Thailand. November 23-29, 1988.
  • Nayak, S.R., Shah, P.N., et al. (1988), Application of remote sensing in studying evolution of the Mahi estuary. Proc. of National Seminar on Recent Quaternary studies in India held at Department of Geology, M.S. University of Baroda. February11-13, 1988