Understanding the rate of land use changes in time and space and to find out the drivers behind this, is very useful in preparing the model for regional spatial pattern of the area and future prediction of implications of the changes for sustainable development, especially in a state like Kerala having low per capita land, high population density and limited resource availability. Owing to the population explosion and poor management of land use, the natural resources in the State are being degraded at alarming rate.
A. Krishnakumar, Revathy Das and Dhanya.T. Dharan (2017); Land Cover Change Analysis with Special Reference to Forests and Paddy Wetlands of Neyyar and Karamana River Basins, Kerala, SW India Using GIS and Remote Sensing;
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