CLIMATE AND LAND USE/ LAND COVER CHANGE STUDIES IN SURANGI DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI (U.T)
The climate and Land Use/Land Cover maps have the capacity to illustrate the interaction between humans and the surroundings and are also available to see different conditions in the same or similar environments. Surangi village of Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT) study is used to produce Land Use/Land Cover maps, which show environmental and geological characteristics. The major objective of this research was to produce and compares climate and Land Use/Land Cover specific maps for the land around 5 km radial distance. To produce Land Use/Land cover maps the Remote Sensing Technology was applied, this is the practice of deriving information regarding the earth’s land and water surfaces using images. The images used to produce the maps were taken from space using a sensor called IRS P6 (2003) at 5 meter of spatial resolution. By using the images from IRS P6 it is possible to calculate the area. Using Environment for Visualizing Images (ENVI), the classification was exported to GIS and incorporated the shapefile with the catchment information. In a qualitative comparison, surangi village, Dadra & Nagar Haveli has more interaction with anthropogenic activities than Dadra. The ability to recognize, enumerate, and update these land use and land cover areas are valuable tools for future research and assure adequate management of the bioluminescent bays environment. . For future research, is suggested used older images and make Land use classification to determine changes in time and vegetation.