Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said, private sector will be allowed to use Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO facilities and other relevant assets to improve their capacities. Briefing about country’s achievement in the field of Space Technology during the first year of the second term of the Narendra Modi Government, the Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Singh yesterday said, the Modi Government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ roadmap towards self-reliant India envisages the initiative to boost private participation in Space activities.
He said, Indian private sector will be a co-traveller in India’s Space sector journey. He said, private companies will be provided level playing field in satellites and Space based services. He said, future projects for planetary exploration will be open for private sector. Informing about India’s first ever Human Space Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ to be undertaken by ISRO, Dr Singh said the selection of the astronauts was accomplished and their training in Russia had also started but got interrupted because of the Corona pandemic. He said the project would be followed up soon.