Remote Sensing Technique Can Stop Conflicts


Remote sensing is the technique of aggregation and interpretation of the data by using sensors (detect the electromagnetic rays) mounted on a platform without being in contact with the subject of interest. 

When we peep into the history, the Remote Sensing Technique first came into use in the American Civil War, with the use of the newly invented Camera on the balloons to snap the trenches. During the first and second world wars the Remote Sensing Technique was fully used and it proved to be a beneficial tool for war mongers.During that time the technique was only used to intensify the strifes, there were just the baleful impacts of the utility of this technique. 

War resolving tool

The world was taken aback when the investigators first figured out the changes in the course of the river Volga (the national river of Russia). With the time progression people got to know about the worth of this technique and put its usage in every discipline. Earth Sciences,Biosciences, Natural and Material Sciences, all contrasting and diverse fields can be well understood by the utility of Remote Sensing Technique. 

The conflicts are of different types such as resource conflict, territorial conflict, religious conflict, man and the environment conflict, man and god conflict and so on. These discrepancies start from an iota of disturbance and end up at the highest level of annihilation. With the advancement of the Remote Sensing Technique the conflicts may stop or may be completely resolved.

The resource conflict prevails over the world. Either there is wrangle over mineral wealth or water resource between two states or countries. Management of water resource by Remote Sensing Technique can produce a lull in the resource conflict. The “Indus Water Treaty” linked news usually makes rounds on the internet and catches the attention of experts and commoners alike. The treaty was brokered by the World Bank and according to this treaty the control over the water flowing in the three eastern rivers- the Beas, the Ravi and the Satluj was given to India and the control over the Western rivers- the Indus, the Chenab and the Jhelum was given to Pakistan. 

There is always the exchange of bitter words between India and Pakistan over this treaty. The watershed management of these rivers by the usage of Remote Sensing may act as the reduction catalyst to the conflict between India and Pakistan over this treaty. 

The waters of Kaveri river have been the cause of conflict between states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Properties are being vandalised whenever the verdicts are given regarding the sharing of waters of Kaveri river. ‘Vandalism in the name of Kaveri’ becomes the common phrase that whirls around and around the heads of people of the country during agitation over Kaveri river waters. In June 2018 Caveri Water Management Authority (CWMA) was created by the centre. The Remote Sensing Technique if properly utilised for the watershed management by this authority could definitely produce a lull in the ongoing conflict between the two states.

Remote Sensing Technique is used to study the withering wallops of the war. It gives the information of economic and property loss. By the collation of timely images of the tumult hit area the drastic environmental changes can be observed. If the man ponders over the loss by the war,from the remotely sensed images, the turbulence may come to an end.So, the remotely sensed images may produce a lull in the territorial conflict.

If an Atheist keenly observes the remotely sensed image, he gets amazed by the well carved features, the gradual fluctuations in the nature, the breathtaking patterns that follow the geometric principles.He would definitely get immersed into the unfathomable cognition. The profoundness of creation and creator grips him and ultimately the conflict between him and god gets resolved.

In nutshell the Remote Sensing Technique has revolutionised the world and is unveiling the mysteries embedded in the features of Earth.——-



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