New Delhi, Jan 1 (PTI) The Indian Society for Remote Sensing Tuesday conferred the National Geospatial Award for Excellence to IIT professor Jayanta Kumar Ghosh for his contribution towards the development of geospatial science and applications.Also Read - Delhi Govt Launches New E-Portal For Self-Assessment of Dust Control Norms | Details Here

Ghosh, a professor at the civil engineering department of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Roorkee, was felicitated on December 5, a release issued by the institute said. Also Read - Sanitation Worker Injured After Boundary Wall Collapses in Delhi's Rajender Marg

He was conferred the National Geospatial Award for Excellence-2017 (Life Time Achievement Award) at the Space Application Centre in Ahmedabad. The award comprised a citation, a medal and Rs 1 lakh, it said. Also Read - Bio-Decomposer, Smog Towers: How Delhi Plans to Bring Air Pollution Under Control During Winter

The Indian Society for Remote Sensing is an organisation known in the area of space science, remote sensing and geo-spatial technology, the release said.

Ghosh said the award was an acknowledgement of the scientific contributions.

“I am glad that the members of the award committee have liked and acknowledged my work towards development of geo-spatial systems and applications,” he said.

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