Application of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques for Detection and Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Changes in Land Use and Land Cover in Rampurhat Block-II, Birbhum, Eastern India

Document Type : Original Article




ABSTRACT :-The terrestrial surface of the earth constitutes a finite portion of the biosphere,

referred to as "land," that encompasses a complex array of attributes immediately above or below

the surface, including the near-surface climate, soil and terrain typology, surface hydrology (such

as shallow lakes, rivers, marshes, and swamps), near-surface sedimentary formations and

associated groundwater reserves, vegetation and faunal populations, human settlement patterns,

and physical evidence of past and current human activities (FAO, 1995, p. 6). It is well

acknowledged that land serves as the foundation upon which human civilization has been

constructed and flourished, as it is the most elementary resource of human society. However, the

quantifiable amount of land available is unalterable, thus necessitating the judicious and

scientifically informed utilization of this precious resource for the preservation of human

existence. In light of this, the examination of land use patterns assumes paramount importance

for resource planning, cultural development, and regional or national economic growth. The

present study endeavours to analyse the trend of land use and land cover changes in the

Rampurhat CD Block -II from 2000 to 2020, a crucial task in view of the current global scenario

of changing land use patterns.


Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 24 April 2023
  • Receive Date: 17 February 2023
  • Revise Date: 18 April 2023
  • Accept Date: 23 April 2023