An Examination of Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Muvattupuzha River Basin using GIS
Shaina Beegam N1, Prince ArulRaj2 , J Brema3
1Shaina Beegam N, Research Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engg,Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Prince Arul Raj, Professor and Dean (E&T), Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
3J. Brema, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg. ,,Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 10 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 16 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7957-7960 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6642098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6642.098319
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Abstract: Land is the most important natural resources as far as human beings are concerned. The utilization of land is changing due to the emerging growth of population. The consequences due to change in land use not only affect human beings but at the same time affect the ecosystem also. The emerging effect of change of land use due to urbanization results in flooding and drought condition. This study has been carried out to understand the land use and land cover changes using GIS in a semi-arid region, Kerala, India. For this, the study area has been selected as Muvattupuzha River Basin. Land use land cover changes studies are very much important for planners as well as economists for better land utilization. It has been concluded from the study that built up area has increased during the study period from 110.9 km2 to 504.42 km2, which indicates that urbanization is the main factor which causes the bi-variational changes of land and flood occurrence.
Keywords: GIS, Land Cover, Land use, Resource
Scope of the Article: Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS