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PM pitches for utmost use of space technology in governance

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narendra_modiPrime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Department of Space to pro-actively engage with all stakeholders to maximise the use of space science in governance and development.

“Subsequently, Cabinet Secretary has asked all Secretaries of all Central Ministries/ Departments to assess the current utilisation of Space technology-based tools in their Ministry/Department and explore new potential application areas,” an official statement said.

Further, in order to hold proactive interactions with the Central Ministries, 18 expert teams were constituted within ISRO. These teams conducted one-to-one interactions with the Ministries/ Departments and joint action plan on “Effective Use of Space Technology” was prepared with 60 Central Ministries/Departments.

“About 170 projects across various Ministries/Departments have emerged in the areas of Natural Resources Management, Energy & Infrastructure, Disaster & Early Warning, Communication & Navigation, e-Governance & Geo-spatial Governance, Societal Services and Support to Flagship programmes.,” the statement added.

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