ISRO To Assist Development Projects In NE Through Space Technology

By Ahmedabad Mirror

Indian Space Agency ISRO Will Assist Development Projects In The Northeast Through Space Technology, Offering Optimum Utilisation Of Satellite Imaging And Other Technology Applications For Better Accomplishment Of Infrastructural Projects In The Region, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh Announced On Wednesday.

This would be first of its kind initiative in the whole country where there will be an institutionalised involvement of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in mapping and sharing of data for developmental projects

The ISRO is already monitoring and geo-tagging 67 projects at 221 sites in all the eight northeastern states funded by the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Ministry.

In the meeting, attended by senior officers of the Ministry and ISRO scientists, the Minister said that six out of the eight states of the northeast have already sent their specific proposals for execution by ISRO, while tSikkim and Assam will also send their proposals soon.

Noting that the project can become a model for other states too, Singh said in the last seven years, the ISRO is no longer confined mainly to launching of satellites, but has been constantly enlarging its role in development activities and contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission of “Transforming India”.

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