Use space data for devp: ISRO chief tells NE states

SHILLONG, Jan 23: ISRO Chairman Dr K. Sivan today emphasised that the Northeastern states should use space data for development and also to address various challenges.
Speaking to media persons during a rare visit to the city on Saturday, the ISRO Chairman said space data was of paramount importance to the region since it has a difficult terrain.
He said that ISRO and NESAC will coordinate with the respective governments here so that the space data can be effectively used by the NE states.
“Space data has the potential to revolutionise how we understand a wide array of industries and environmental phenomena. In agriculture, farmers can make use of satellite data to better understand what factors influence the growth of crops – weather patterns, exposure to sunlight, air quality or pest activity. Space data can also be used to monitor flooding or sinkholes and, with access to historical data, help to predict future areas that may be at risk,” Dr Sivan said.
He expressed optimism that ISRO would launch Chandrayaan-3 within this year. “We are working on it,” Dr Sivan added.

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