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State Atlas of Bihar

Prithvish Nag (Editor)
Synopsis This atlas on the state of Bihar is adorned with a fascicule of thirty six maps. Here an attempt has been made to portray the overall appraisal of the state’s environment and resources along with human impact. Keeping view of the information available, the thematic maps at suitable scales and layout have been chosen. In order to do so, authentic district and block level available data was procured from different government offices which have been analysed, categorized and symbolized.

Bihar is extended between 24 degree 15’ 06” N and 27 degree 30’ 36” N latitudes and 83 degree 18’ 36” E and 88 degree  16’ 48” E longitudes comprising thirty eight districts and 534 blocks having its headquarters in Patna. To appreciate physical conditions, relevant maps of relief, slope, soil, drainage and river basins and ground water have been prepared. Maps of annual and seasonal rainfall, annual temperature and forest and natural vegetation have been included as climate is determinant of natural vegetation and soil types. It also intimately affects human activities and welfare directly through agricultural production and creating suitable living environment.

The objective here is to provide the spatial information on different aspects of the state through maps. The spatial gaps have to be identified for immediate attention. The strength and weakness is to be understood for preparing a strategy for development of a particular sub-region or part of the state which will ultimately contribute to economic growth of the state as a whole. Bihar ahs to move forward with all its problems and potentials.    
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About the author

Prithvish Nag

Prithvish Nag, (b. 1951), M.Sc. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., is the Director of the national Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) of the Ministry of Science and technology, Government of India. He has been the President of the Indian National Cartographic Association, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information centre, Institute of Indian Geographers, Indian Institute of geomorpholists, Professor S.P. Chatterjee Memorial Foundation and Indian Geographical Foundation.

At the international Level, he was the Chairman of the International cartograqphic Association (ICA), Commission on Population Cartography, UN/PCGIAP Committee on Institutional Strengthening for Asia and the Pacific, International Steering Committee on Global Mapping (ISCGM), Working Group on data Standardization, and Full member of the International geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Population geography, and Member, Editorial Board, International Journal on geographical Information System.

Dr. nag was the Visiting member of the Staff of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is an Author and editor of over 35 boos and 110 research papers. His well known books are geography of Indian and Digital remote sensing. Dr. nag was UN Consultant in cartography in the Sultanate of Oman and the Surveyor general of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title State Atlas of Bihar
Author Prithvish Nag
Format Softcover
Date published: 14.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length x+4p., 72 Leaves; 36 Coloured Maps; 44cm.