Science & Technology - Nagaland

Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Sericulture Development

Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India was persuaded to use the application of satellite remote singing for sericulture development and Geographical information system for mulberry acreage estimation, garden condition assessment and for finding areas for introducing sericulture in the non-traditional States.

The main objectives are mapping and identification of the potential areas for development of silkworm food plants in non-traditional states on 1:50,000 scales, an appraisal survey to evaluate the progress the sericulture development for selected areas identified using LISS III / LISS IV sensor data and Development of network of sericulture Information Linkage and Knowledge System (SILK).

Under the project, 5 (five) districts of Nagaland was covered viz. Phek, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Kiphire and Zunheboto. The suitability analysis was done based on data integration of various layers such as slope, soil, climate, rainfall, etc.