The broad objectives of the Centre as given in the Memorandum and Rules of the association are:
i. To undertake, promote, guide, co-ordinate and aid research and development in the field of remote sensing.
ii. To carry out surveys for monitoring and assessment of the entire gamut of natural resources using remote sensing techniques.
iii. 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.
iv. To develop efficient data acquisition and retrieval system and to act as repository (data bank) of various natural resources data.
v. To provide consultancy services and arrange airborne survey facilities to user agencies on actual cost basis.
vi. To act as a nodal organization in respect of formulation and execution of projects on natural resource mapping and monitoring using remote sensing technology.
vii. To provide research and developmental support to the teaching and research organizations of the state in specified areas of remote sensing technology.
viii. To organize training facilities, lectures, seminars and symposia for advanced study and research in remote sensing technology and its applications.
ix. To co-operate and collaborate with other national and overseas institutions and international organizations in the field of remote sensing and allied disciplines
x. To bring awareness amongst the planners and decision makers regarding role of remote sensing in efficient management of natural resources at state level.