National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) programme
Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II and III – Natural hazards and disaster; Disaster Management
- Geological Survey of India has launched and undertook a national programme on landslide susceptibility mapping – Macro scale (1:50,000) National Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (NLSM) with an aim to cover the 0.42 million sq. km landslide prone areas of the country. This national programme was formally launched in 2014.
Aims and Objectives
- To create a dynamic National Landslide Susceptibility Geodatabase for India
- To prepare GIS – based seamless Landslide Susceptibility Maps of India on 1:50,000 scale
- To prepare a nation-wide repository on GIS-based Landslide Inventory