SDG 15: Case Study – Land-Use Modelling for Micro (Block)-Level Planning

  • Dilip KumarEmail author
  • R. B. Singh
  • Ranjeet Kaur
Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)


Spatial information technology is an important tool for micro-level planning. Remote sensing provides unbiased information whereas GIS plays an important role in the decision-support system for spatial analysis and database management of natural resources. It has the ability to integrate spatial and non-spatial databases for proper management of natural resources. The present study deals with the application of remote sensing and GIS in micro-level planning for sustainable development. Indian Remote Sensing Satellite-based databases of various natural resources were used. An overlay analysis technique was used to integrate all the thematic maps. Decision rules were prepared by analysing individual and combined thematic maps to suggest alternate land-use models for agricultural land, wasteland and forest land of the Ferozpur Jhirka block of Mewat district in Haryana.


Decision-support system Sustainable land management Hydro-geomorphology Land-use model Agro-horticulture Agro-forestry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Delhi School of EconomicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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