thank Indian Space Research Organisation – Indian Institute of Science Space
Technology Cell (ISRO – IISc – STC) for financial assistance to carry out field
investigations and National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Hyderabad for providing
the satellite data required for the study.
We are grateful to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
and Indian Institute of Science for infrastructure support. We are thankful
to Mr. Joshua David for proof reading the manuscript and for suggestions.