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GIS Technique to Highlight the Socioeconomic Factors for Integrated Micro watershed Development

Author Affiliations

  • 1G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Himachal Pradesh Unit, Mohal- Kullu, 175 126, Himachal Pradesh, INIDA
  • 2 Aryabhatta Geo-Informatics and Space Application Centre, AGiSAC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA
  • 3 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Derhadoon, Uttarakhand, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 43-52, April,14 (2015)


A watershed is a hydrological unit bounded by natural ridges and allows the runoff due to rainfall to drain in a well-defined drainage pattern of streams flowing within the watershed boundary. The present study reveals the socioeconomic factors for integrated watershed management at the sub catchment of the Beas River in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh for sustainable development. The use of field-based data, satellite images and quantitative GIS analysis is used for precise information of the study area. This study highlighted the socioeconomic issues for the sustainable development and management activities.


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