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PM addresses National Meet on “Promoting Space Technology based Tools and Applications in Governance & Development”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the National Meet on “Promoting Space Technology based Tools and Applications in Governance & Development” at a function organised in New Delhi today. The one-day National Meet provided an opportunity for interaction amongst ministries/departments and state governments towards enhanced utilization of the space technology in governance and development. The basic objective of the meet include harnessing the benefits of space technology in planning and development process, preserving eco-system, better managing and conversing country’s natural resources and improving disaster management support through synergy of Remote Sensing, Communication and navigation based solutions. It also aims to help the states by building state level geospatial data repository and delivering state specific applications.
Emphasizing upon the need of using space technology for the benefit of common man, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that no space should be left between the common man and the space technology. The technology should be utilised for the benefit of the common man. Technology is a driving force with huge impact. He asked all departments to from one cell for technology where the youth with scientific temper can work for the promotion of technology. He also said that capacity building can be done through human resource development for which ISRO can work in coordination with HRD Ministry and state governments. He also called for “Start-up India, Stand-up India” initiative to be implemented with regard to science. The Prime Minister appealed to the youth with scientific temper for “start-up” in the field of technology.