Mapping and Analysis of Wasteland in Machilipatnam Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India by using Geographical Information System

Madhu T., Naresh Kumar D., Pratheep A.


The report of this project is mapping and analysis of wastelands in Machilipatnam Mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh by using Geographical Information System. The wastelands of the Machilipatnam has identified and categorized through the satellite images, SOI Toposheets, field checking and Final interpretation. Results have been summarized according to wasteland type as per Survey of India (SOI) code. The study has shown that 5 different categories of wastelands are investigated and those total coverage area having 184.774 Km2. Apart from the above mentioned wastelands, we have identified different categories areas like., Salty affected land, and Coastal and Waterlogged/Marshy land are most dominated type, land with/without scrub and sand Riverine moderate and less dominated is barren land. This type of research in Mandal level is very useful for Ground water development, subsequent use of cultivation, forestry development, determination of degrading wasteland and various reclamation measures.


GIS; Land Affected by Salinity/Alkalinity; Coastal/Inland; Satellite Data and Visual Inter Pretation

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