Bengaluru: In order to solve water crisis, Karnataka Government today said that ISRO would map villages to identify availability of water resources in the state.
"ISRO will map villages to find out availability of water resources to solve the water problems of the state," Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister HK Patil told reporters in Bengaluru.
He said a systematic database of villages generated using space technology will help government take appropriate steps to conserve and augment water resources in villages.
The Minister said he and his team had already met noted scientist and honorary professor at ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Sivathanu Pillai and held discussions in this regard.
In the next round of talks, he would meet ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar, Mr Patil said adding that he was ready to meet him even today "if the ISRO chief is available now."
The engineers and officials have been instructed to submit a report on the villagesa which are facing acute water shortage by March 2.
Mr Patil said government would furnish it once the report was submitted and a plan charted out.