Integrated Land Use Planning of Aizawl District, Mizoram, India Using Geospatial Techniques

R.K. Lallianthanga, Hmingthanpuii .

Abstract


This paper deals with the land use planning for improved land use system in Aizawl district, Mizoram wherein an integrated approach of land use planning had been derived using geospatial techniques. As geospatial planning has emerged as an effective and reliable platform to assist in this process of developmental planning even at the grassroots level, the present study incorporates remote sensing and GIS techniques to map land use, land cover, slope, and soil, and also to formulate viable land resource management plans for improved land use system which will be more sustainable and productive. Integration of the thematic layers in a GIS system helped in formulation of different suitable land use scenarios with economic and biophysical benefits. The study further reveals that the district has a very good potential for Agro-horticultural systems and Agri/horticultural plantations which could increase productivity of land use systems.

Keywords


Aizawl; Geospatial; GIS; Land Use Planning; Remote Sensing

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