Volume No. 11 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 626-631 January-March 2017
LAND USE LAND COVER OF AGRA TEHSIL OF INDIA : A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THIRTEEN YEARS
Gardner B. S.*, Brototi B. and Majeed P. A.
Department of Geography, St Johnís College, Agra (INDIA)
Received on : December 21, 2016
Land use and land cover of a region is affected by man and his socio-economic activities. Man has always altered the natural fabric through his capitalistic consummation of natural resources. Land has been an immediate recipient of this approach due to immense population practicing agricultural activities on it. Such information on the pattern of land use and land cover helps planners and environmentalists in analyzing and monitoring land use in accordance with the growing population. Keeping this in view the present study focuses on the nature of land use and land cover of Agra Tehsil of Uttar Pradesh state, between the years 2002 and 2015 using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Along with finding out the LULC of the study area for 2002 and 2015, a change detection analysis was performed to understand the nature and rate of increase and decrease in land use/land cover of the study area. Further through change detection matrix, the area transformation amongst the various classes in the span of 13 years was also studied.
Keywords : Agra, Population, Land use/Land cover, Remote sensing, GIS