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A Geospatial Analysis  of Anthropogenic Activities and their Impacts on River Narmada in India                
  • Sonal Tiwari
Sonal Tiwari
Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
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Abstract

River Narmada is said to the lifeline of Central India. It provides drinking water, fertile plains, rich forests to the people there. Almost four states are benefitted by water supply for irrigation and drinking. Continuous anthropogenic activities have severely degraded the ecosystem of River Narmada. The research figures out the causes of degrading environment of river Narmada. The continuous water flow of once Perennial River is broken at numerous times of a year. The objective of the paper is to enlist different anthropogenic activities and identify their relation in degradation of ecosystem. A literature review based mapping is done to identify and map the various stressors. A review of literature to historically map events has been done. Mapping is done in GIS platform and linkages of causes and impacts are studied. Detail study of one site is done.Land use land cover changes are studied by satellite imagery and topographical sheets.