Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agriculture, Government of Punjab, is the apex body in the state for all Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) and related works. It is designated as a Nodal Agency by the Govt. of Punjab for geospatial needs of the state and also acts as the centralized hub for the geo-spatial data to all the user departments.

PRSC has been setup under the umbrella of National Natural Resources Information System (NNRMS) under the technical guidance of ISRO NNRMS.


Erstwhile Natural Resource Management System (NNRMS) established in 1985 is now SPACE APPLICATIONS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SAMS) from March2021. The SAMS frame work comprises of a Planning Committee of SAMS (PC-SAMS) supported by ten them specific standing committees. PC-SAMS as the apex body empowered to oversee the SAMS activities provide policy guidelines and endorse fund requirements for implementation of space applications. The PC-SAMS identify thrust areas, data and applications needs and mechanism to ensure maximal utilization of space technology in respective thematic areas.

PC-SAMS is chaired by Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India, with Secretaries and senior officials of the user ministries/Departments as Member. The standing committees are chaired by the Secretaries to the Government of India.

The Secretariat of PC-SAMS is located at Earth Observation Applications & Disaster management support Programme Office (EDPO), ISRO HQ, Bangalore. Director, EDPO is serving as the Secretary of PC-SAMS.

Office Memorandum


    The broad objectives of the Centre as given in the Memorandum and Rules of the association are:

  • To undertake, promote, guide, co-ordinate and aid research and development in the field of remote sensing.
  • To carry out surveys for monitoring and assessment of the entire gamut of natural resources using remote sensing techniques.
  • To carry out special temporal surveys to monitor changing land use and soil patterns, environment, irrigation systems, forest resources, agricultural resources, ground water resources and crop disease surveillance.
  • To develop efficient data acquisition and retrieval system and to act as repository (data bank) of various natural resources data.
  • To provide consultancy services and arrange airborne survey facilities to user agencies on actual cost basis.
  • To act as a nodal organization in respect of formulation and execution of projects on natural resource mapping and monitoring using remote sensing technology.
  • To provide research and developmental support to the teaching and research organizations of the state in specified areas of remote sensing technology.
  • To organize training facilities, lectures, seminars and symposia for advanced study and research in remote sensing technology and its applications.
  • To co-operate and collaborate with other national and overseas institutions and international organizations in the field of remote sensing and allied disciplines.
  • To bring awareness amongst the planners and decision makers regarding role of remote sensing in efficient management of natural resources at state level.


  • A nodal agency of Government of Punjab for Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS and related work.
  • 33 years of establishment.
  • Well experienced multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical experts.
  • Worked under the technical leadership and aegis of National Natural Resource Management System (NNRMS), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India (GOI) for technical guidelines, policies, norms and regulation which are must for RS & GIS based mapping and application projects in India
  • Long time assured support to the user departments/agencies.
  • Being a government enterprise no need of tendering process for Government to Government work , which save significant time and expenditure.

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PRSC Quality Policy

"Our Quality Policy specifies the Degree of Excellence as all activities of the Punjab Remote Sensing Center(PRSC) will be carried out in a systematic manner in accordance with define and documented Policies and Procedures, meet applicable legislative requirements, be visible and auditable, and meets the needs of stackholders, learners and staff."

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