Author: P Nag
Publisher: Ministry of Sceince and Technology
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Mapping of resources of the country and an evaluation of their present status and future potential is a national issue in which the Planning Commission of Inddia has been highly interested. Accordingly, National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Orgnisation of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India took up compilation of several atlases depicting the basic resources of the country. This book is a part of the series of resources atlases of India prepared by this organisation.
Changing scenario of resources through time and space is a matter of great importance to spatial development of the country. Within the gamut of resources, land resource deserves special significance, as it provides the fundamental base for all the resources.
Our economy being largely land based, it becomes absolutely essential for us to know the capabilties and potentialities of these resources belonging to each of the regions of the country. Moreover, with the increasing pressure of population on land, judicious approach has to made in order to ensure propoer utilisation of resources without disturbing the ecological balance. It is with this objective in mind, detail monitoring and mapping of land resources has become imperative.
This atals encompasses twelve multi-coloured paltes, each showing a specialized theme of land resources at the scale of 1:6 M accompanied by insets (Scale 1: 18M), wherever needed. Judicious use of colours, screens and symbols has been made in compilation and printing of the plates. Modern cartographic techniques have been adopted to make the maps meaningful and attractive to the users. A special feature of the atlas is the introduction of analytical notes supplemented by useful statistical tables for each plate for a clearer appraisal of the themes.
Rocks and Minerals
Cropping and Farming Types
Status of Land Resources
Grid and Sectorwise Indicators