Innovations in technology need to address issues in NE, says Guv

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Wednesday said that space technology assumes significance in the case of the North East in view of the logistical difficulties in conducting on-ground observation due to topographical variations and difficulties.
Inaugurating the national symposium on ‘Innovations in Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development with the special emphasis to the North Eastern Region’ at the NEHU multi-use convention hall on Wednesday, Roy said that innovations in space technology and geospatial technology need to address issues and challenges of the North East.
Roy also said that private means of transport are becoming a hazard for the capital city of the country.
“Everyone is aware about what is happening Delhi as the capital city is smothering in smog but fortunately there is no smog in Shillong due to the topography,” Roy said.
He however said that Shillong experiences horrible traffic jams.
Roy also observed that there will come a time when people will have to rely more on public transportation.
Around 300 participants from diverse geospatial backgrounds such as scientists, researchers and students from across the country participated in the national symposium organised by the Indian Society of Geomatics and Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
Others present on the occasion included NEHU vice chancellor SK Srivatava and the chairman of the organising committee, PLN Raju.

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