Realizing the potential of remote sensing techniques, the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, India took the lead in establishing the first state level Remote Sensing Applications Centre, U.P. at Lucknow. Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Uttar Pradesh was formally established by the Government of Uttar Pradesh as an autonmous organization in May, 1982, registered under the Societies. Registration Act, 1960, for the purpose of utilizing the newly developing technology of remote sensing in better management of the entire gamut of natural resources. The fundamental aim of establishing the Centre was to use the emerging technology of aerial and satellite remote sensing in conjunction with conventional methodologies in different natural resources management programmes. This Centre was also aimed to act as an interface between the high technology of remote sensing and the actual end user.