International Journal of Agriculture and Sustainable Development <p>IJASD (2618-1193) is an international peer reviewed and Open Access journal that explore advancements in agriculture for sustainable development. It provides an advanced forum to researchers to publish their field observations related to Plant Production, Plant Genetics, Entomology, Crop protection, Soil analysis, Ecology, Crop water requirements, Crop ash and environment, Agricultural economics, Crop Machinery &amp; Instruments, Irrigation systems, Remote Sensing/GIS, Sustainable agriculture and Food security.</p> <p>Frequency : 4 Times annually.</p> <p>Why IJASD????</p> <p>Open Access: This journal provides Open Assess to readers on payment of “Article Processing Charges” by authors or their institutions.</p> <p>Rapid Publication: IJIST provides first decision to authors in <strong>18 days</strong> after submission and <strong>5 days</strong> for publishing Online First in current issue. Time from Article submission to final publication is 1 month.</p> <p>Discount for reviewers: The reviewers will get speedy publications and discount in APC.</p> en-US (Prof Dr Syed Amer Mahmood) (Iqra Nazeer) Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:07:29 -0400 OJS 60 Assessment of Temporal Changes in Gilgit City using Multisource Datasets: Way forward up to 2030 <p>Urbanization has become a hot issue in context of environmental and socio-political scenarios which has become a point of discussion at every forum globally. The aims of this research was to detect the changes in land use and land cover in Gilgit city by using remotely sensed data. Comparative and temporal analysis was done to detect the changes in built-up area, vegetation cover, water bodies and barren land from year 2003 to 2020 by taking satellite images of the year 2003, 2013 and 2020 the result of overall changes in area for the three classes: build up land, vegetation cover and barren land. From the year 2003 built up land was 3.37, water body was 4.01, vegetation cover 19.83 and barren land was 25.37 A significant change was observed in area of these classes in 2013, where an increase in builtup was observed up to9 and water body covered 4.01 which was almost constant as compared to 2003 while vegetation cover declined to 19.43 and the barren land was also declined to 20.33 The time span from 2013 to 2020 shows a change in buildup land which was observed increased by17</p> Zafar Ali, Nasir Abbas, Sehzad Sarfraz, Iqra Bano Copyright (c) 2020 50Sea Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400 CRITICAL STUDY OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY OF METROPOLITAN LAHORE USING GEO-SPATIAL TECHNIQUES <p>Lahore is famous for its rapid urban growth providing bread and butter to around 11 million population. Availability of clean drinking water to general public is the responsibility of the state. Pakistan ranks at 80 in terms of providing standard drinking water to people. This research is based on monitoring the temporal changes in water quality of various towns of Lahore for the years 2009-2019. Various water quality parameters e.g., pH, alkalinity, calcium, magnesium, hardness, turbidity, chloride, Total Dissolved Solid (TDS), Electric Conductivity (EC) and hardness were examined, and the spatial trend was mapped. Primary data about these parameters was collected from water and sanitation authority Lahore and the interpolation was applied to examine trend in variations of various levels of these parameters for a period from 2009 to 2019. The results show that pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity levels in most of towns were below the acceptable limit in comparison to World Health Organization permissible standards. We found that industrial boom, poor sanitation, seepage of sewerage water and its addition in ground water has declined the overall quality of drinking water. Local government must take blunt steps to improve the quality of drinking water otherwise the overall situation may lead to become drastic in near future.</p> Muhammad Hussain Tahir, Sajid Rashid Ahmed, Rana Waqar Aslam, Israr Ahmad, Hameed Ullah, Aqsa Aziz, Muhammad Hamza Zubair, Ali Imam Mirza Copyright (c) 2020 50Sea Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0400