On Wednesday Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will boost development projects in the Northeast. They will also be delivering prime utilization of satellite imaging and other space technology for the better achievement of targets.
Singh in a high-level meeting with senior officers of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and ISRO scientists said six out of the eight states of the Northeast have already sent their proposals for undertaking by the ISRO, while the remaining two, Sikkim and Assam, will send their proposals soon.
Well, the ISRO is already monitoring and geo-tagging 67 projects at 221 sites in all eight states funded by the Ministry of DoNER and the NEC. With this, it comes to be the first of its kind in the whole nation where there is an institutionalized interest of the ISRO in mapping and sharing data for developmental projects.
Also, The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) at Shillong has obtained several proposals from the Northeastern states. Further, it would be examining the feasibility and desirability of all such projects and all such projects are likely to be sponsored jointly by respective states and the NESAC.