Rajesh Kumar MallProfessor
Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development
Banaras Hindu University, India
Under the operational component of FASAL programme of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, MNCFC regularly generates crop forecasts at District/State/National level for 9 major crops of the country, using the procedures developed by Space Applications Centre, ISRO. Both optical and microwave Remote sensing data is used for crop acreage estimation, crop condition assessment and production forecasting.