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Remote Sensing Application Centre


Introduction

Recognizing the significance of Remote Sensing Technology in planned development of its vast under-developed and inaccessible areas, the Government of India has drawn up an ambitions space programme which is being executed by the Department of Space, Government of India.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, aware of the vast potential of natural resources in the state and eager to develop a scientific system of monitoring and management of its resources established a State level Remote Sensing Application Centre at Bhopal under the umbrella of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology in 1984. This centre has grown into one of largest state centres in the country.

Objectives

  • Survey and mapping of natural resources using remote sensing technique, research and development work, training of scientists/officers/ faculty members and students in the field of remote sensing.
  • To assist Madhya Pradesh sate in the development and management activities/programmes related to crop monitoring, land use mapping, water resources, mineral resources survey, ground water targeting, monitoring of watershed development programme, forest mapping, analysis of environmental impact etc. using remote sensing and GIS techniques.

Divisions

The Remote Sensing Application Centre (RSAC) is one of the major scheme undertaken by the M.P. Council of Science & Technology. Presently, it has nin divisions :

  1. Agriculture & Soil Science Division
  2. Earth Resources Division
  3. Forestry & Environmental Science Division
  4. GIS Image Processing Division
  5. Land Use & Urban Survey Division
  6. Madhya Pradesh Resource Atlas Division
  7. Remote Sensing Data Library
  8. Water Resources Division


Introduction and Objective


Recognizing the significance of Remote Sensing Technology in planned development of its vast under-developed and inaccessible areas, the Government of India has drawn up an ambitions space programme which is being executed by the Department of Space, Government of India.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh, aware of the vast potential of natural resources in the state and eager to develop a scientific system of monitoring and management of its resources established a State level Remote Sensing Application Centre at Bhopal under the umbrella of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology in 1984. This centre has grown into one of largest state centres in the country.



Agriculture & Soil Science


Today Madhya Pradesh is facing new challenges due to continued population growth pressure and stagnation in farm level productivity. The rapid and continuing increase in population implies a great demand for food.It is obvious economy of Madhya Pradesh is based on agriculture/agriculture industries. In the agriculture productivity state is too below to the national average therefore the planners must keep it on priority, so that the productivity can be achieved around national average.The techniques are needed that can facilitate the integration and utilization of inter disciplinary knowledge in solving agricultural problems at field, farm and regional scale and thus increase the efficiency in improving the production.



Earth Resources




Forestry & Environmental Science


Introduction

The Remote Sensing Application Centre of the Council is aware of the vast potential of the natural resources of the state and eager to develop a scientific system of monitoring and management of its resources. The Centre has Eight major divisions. Forestry & Environment is one of them. This division is engaged in projects related to forestry & environmental sciences.

During the recent past tropical forests of different bio-geographic provinces of India have witnessed severe anthropogenic pressure due to grazing, tourism, wildlife pouching, forests cutting and exploitation of medicinal and other minor forest produce which has threatened the existence of key wildlife species and its habitat. In view of this, concerted efforts are needed to develop rapidly using high-resolution satellite data, ground surveys and GIS. This will provide framework to policy makers for protection and formulation of Biosphere Reserve/Wildlife management plan for, wildlife and its habitat.

Forests are ecological as well as socio-economic resources. These have to be managed judiciously not only for environmental protection but also for various products & industrial raw materials. The judicious use & management of forest resources need to be based on the mapping & inventory of the forestry and environment.



GIS Image Processing


The Remote Sensing Application Centre has established a Division for GIS and Image Processing. This division has taken four major areas for work viz : products, support, data creation and processing and data sharing.

Major activities of the division are :

  • GIS Data Management and Maintenance.
  • GIS Application Development and Analysis
  • GIS Training and assistance
  • Cartography and presentation


Land Use & Urban Survey


Our multiplying population is faced with the immense challenges of apportioning the limited lands for a variety of lands are not equally resourceful; some are good and some are wasted. Moreover, unplanned growth had unprecedented pressure on urban and rural systems including wetlands. Remote sensing has helped in analyzing these problems at root level and helpful in suggesting remedial measures.

Rapid and unplanned urbanization results in economic development on one side but also causes unguided expansion city and created problems of infrastructure planning and management. The details provided by high-resolution satellite data are ideal for mapping/updating the base maps of a city, which is a potent tool for guiding urban development activity. The division having all facility for data analysis.

Several studies have been undertaken by Landuse & Urban Surveys Division of Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MPCST) in the area of Landuse & Urban Planning and Wetland Management.



MP Resource Atals


The M. P. State Resource Atlas programme emphasizes on incorporation/presentation of district wise data on various physical, natural, socio-economic and infrastructure resources viz. Historical background, Culture and Tradition, Soil, Water Resources, Forest, Agriculture, Human Resource, Power, Health, Transport and Industry. Using the GIS capability these data are represented in the form of maps, tables and charts. All the maps, tables and charts are interpreted and analyzed in text form highlighting the rich endowment of resources in the state.

The District Resource Atlas is aimed to highlight the resources of each district incorporating data at Tahsil level. The atlas will consist of various maps on Land use/ Land cover, Rivers & Water bodies, Lithology, Geomorphology, Soil, Physiography and Slope prepared using remote sensing and GIS technique. Besides these secondary data collected on area and production of various crops (cereals, pulses etc), operational landholdings, livestock, rainfall, climate, education and health infrastructure and demography parameters will be presented in the form of maps, tables and charts. All the maps, tables and charts will be interpreted and analyzed in text form highlighting the rich endowment of each district in the state.

In the process of making Atlas at different levels especially district and regional level, the intention of Council is to develop human resources and expertise in the State involving participation of academic institutes/colleges/scholars at district, tahsil and even local level also.



Remote Sensing Data Library


Data Library of Remote Sensing Applications Centre is responsible for procurement, dissemination and security of Satellite data of Indian and Foreign Satellites / Topo sheets of SOI / Aerial Data / Processed Maps procured from National Remote Sensing Center Hyderabad (DOS), Survey of India (GOI) and other government agencies. These raw data is used to extract information related to natural resources, mapping, planning and being used for development of state. Some of the data is also available for Researchers and Academicians with nominal charges.



Water Resources




Rural Technology Application Center


Introduction

Science & technology, Playing significant role for the Socio-economic upliftment of the rural society. Most of the population in state lives in villages and far-flung areas. Rural people especially tribal’s are highly rich in traditional knowledge. In view of this a step in this direction was taken by initiating Rural Technology Application Centre under the M.P. Council of Science & Technology. Now this centre is engaged in promoting Rural Technologies for the benefit of the Society in a Scientific manner.



Objective


The objectives of the centre are :

To identify, preserve and promote rural innovative brains and practices. To apply these for the benefit of society in a scientific manner. To integrate traditional and ancient technology and practices with modern scientific Knowledge base with an aim to provide value addition to age long traditions and practices. The emphasis would be on”action through participation”



Projects


  1. Workshop on “Prospects of Development by Scientist Former Reconciliation” was being held on 18 March 2012 in Tumda kheda village, District Raisen (M.P.).
  2. An agreement latter has been signed by the directors of MPCST & AMPRI Bhopal organization for working jointly on Tech village Scheme.
  3. Under the RuTAC scheme of Madhya Pradesh council of science technology Bhopal Karigar Congress 2012 program was held. In this programme 26 national experts & 212 artisans from Natural Fiber, Natural Colors, Black Smith, Bell Metal, Lakh, Leather Craft,& Pottery themes were invited . After the Inauguration session joint Technical session of all invited artisans and experts has been held On 17th sep 2012. After this Technical session of all invited artisans & expert of different-different themes were conducted separately On 18thsep.2012.


Achievements




Climate Change Research Center


Introduction

Climate change is a major global environmental problem and challenge nowadays. Worldwide research and attempt is being made to know the various factors causing global warming and its impact on the environment. Impact has been observed on all the sectors viz. social, natural and economic, which needs to be addressed and remedial measures are to be made. In the context of Madhya Pradesh, a land locked state having vast natural resources like forest, water and minerals, studies related to climate change becomes more pertinent especially vulnerability adopted and mitigation measures.

The M.P. Council of Science & technology has proposed to established Climate Change Research Centre at it Head Quarter in Vigyan Bhawan.



Objective


The objective of the centre is simulation of Climate Change to assess the impact and vulnerability of climate change develop, adaptation strategies in the basis of vulnerability assessment at state/regional level.



Projects




Achievements




Space Science Study Center



Planetarium


 M.P. Council of Science & Technology, Bhopal  has established first Hybrid (Combination of Optomechanical and Digital) planetarium at Ujjain. The main objective of  planetarium is  to create  awareness among general public and the students about popularization of Astronomy


Observatory


 M.P. Council of Science & Technology, Bhopal has established Astronomical Observatory at Dongla, Ujjain equipped with 0.5 meter Robotic Telescope and large Formet CCD Camera for research purposes. The main objective of this facilities to create astronomical research for Research Scholars and Students of Madhya Pradesh


Advance Research & Instrumentation Facility


Advance Research and Instrumentation Facility aims at extending advanced research in different disciplines of science and to cultivate the instrumentation culture among researchers, scientists, teachers and post-graduate students. The main objective behind this facility is to promotion/application and use of advance research for development. Presently ARIF provided by CEBT and QAL division.

The Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology (CEBT) is having full fledged laboratory with advance instrumentation like DNA Sequencer, Polymerase Chain Reacting (PCR), Gel Documentation System, Electrophoresis etc.

Quality Assurance Laboratory (QAL) is equipped with sophisticated analytical equipments essential for carrying out specific investigations from the research point of view. The equipments available at QAL are Gas Chromatograph, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph etc.

 



Introduction and Objective


Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing multi-disciplinary branches of science. The past couple of decades have witnessed a “Biotechnology Boom” worldwide in the form of development of a wide range of new products including antibiotics, recombinant and synthetics vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, microbial proteins, recombinant hormones and development of valuable transgenic and cloned animals. Genetic engineering and Human Genome project, propelled by Bioinformatics has opened new vistas of Genomics, Proteomics & Pharmaco-genomics research for healthcare, involving Gene Therapy and Stem Cell research. Looking at the tremendous importance of biotechnology for sustainable use and its wide application in biosciences, medical sciences and other fields, a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology (CEBT) has been established at the MPCST in 2008. The laboratory is well equipped and is also ISO (9001:2008) certified. 



Centre for Excellence In Biotechnology


Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing multi-disciplinary branches of science. The past couple of decades have witnessed a “Biotechnology Boom” worldwide in the form of development of a wide range of new products including antibiotics, recombinant and synthetics vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, microbial proteins, recombinant hormones and development of valuable transgenic and cloned animals. Genetic engineering and Human Genome project, propelled by Bioinformatics has opened new vistas of Genomics, Proteomics & Pharmaco-genomics research for healthcare, involving Gene Therapy and Stem Cell research. Looking at the tremendous importance of biotechnology for sustainable use and its wide application in biosciences, medical sciences and other fields, a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology (CEBT) has been established at the MPCST in 2008. The laboratory is well equipped and is also ISO (9001:2008) certified. 



Quality Assurance Laboratory


Introduction

Quality Assurance Laboratory (QAL) an ISO 9001-2008 certified, has been functioning under M. P. Council of Science and Technology since 1987 to benefit the State by extending analytical services mainly in the areas of Bioscience, Chemical science, Agriculture, Health and Environment. The analytical equipment is essential for carrying out specific investigations for research purpose keeping the view in mind at present Quality Assurance Laboratory is well equipped and functional to provide Instrumental and analytical facility and back up support of R&D services under the following objectives to scientific community of the State.



Prof. T.S Murthy Station of S & T


Introduction:-

Prof. T.S.Murthy Station of Science & Technology was setup during the year 1995-96 at obaidullaganj, District Raisen and is spread over 14 acres of land area. Station is having a plant tissue culture laboratory alongwith a medicinal garden as well as biodiversity conservation park. More than 200 species of aromatic and medicinal plants are conserved in the medicinal park. In the campus two big ponds are developed for ground water recharging alongwith green house & moist chamber & one good Distillation unit was setup for oil extraction from aromatic & medicinal plants. Organic farming practice was adapted since last 5 year in the campus. Use of any chemical fertilizers and pesticides is totally banned& successfully doing vermicompost production from organic garbage of campus and achieved self dependency toward fertilizer requirements of station. After getting another 10 acres of land from government, now campus spread over 24 acres of land, with the setup of well equipped rural technology centre along with spacious training hostel.