Agenda ISRO meet
In recent times India has made significant progress in Space technology
development and applications that have contributed significantly
in various fields such as communication, remote sensing, natural
resource management, disaster management, tele-medicine and tele-education
to name a few. In order to take the benefit of ever advancing space
and allied technologies to the common man at the grass-root level,
the Hon’ble Prime Minister had initiated a gigantic year long
exercise of exploring the opportunities and prospects of applying
space and allied technology in national development which culminated
in a national meet entitled “Promoting Space Technology Based
Tools and Applications in Governance & Development”organised
by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Department of Space
at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on September 7, 2015, wherein almost
all secretaries of Govt. of India and nine Chief Secretaries presented
plan of action to implement space technology for national development
in various sectors such as agriculture, tourism, mining, infrastructure
development, disaster management, environmental monitoring etc.In
the same meet, an action was emerged to organize a similar Meets
at state level. Therefore, it is envisaged by HPRSC and ISRO team
to jointly organize a one day state meet at H.P. Secretariat, Shimla.
This state meet is intended to provide an opportunity for interaction
amongst state Departments/Directorates/Boards towards enhanced utilization
of the space technology in governance and development.
The basic objectives of this meet are to:
• To harness the benefits of Space Technology in planning
and development process, preserving eco-system, better managing
and conserving state’s natural resources.
• Work together to enhance the efficacy of state missions/schemes
targeted towards Food and Water Security, infrastructure building
in rural and urban areas, health, education and livelihood etc.
• Enhance space technology absorption leading to institutionalization
and internalization within Departments.
• Facilitate various departments by building state level geospatial
data repository and delivering specific applications.
• Improve disaster management support through synergy of Remote
Sensing, Communication and Navigation based solutions.
• Promote Space Applications in the academia and research
institutions to generate newer ideas for addressing future challenges.
Major outcomes expected of this meet are:
• Awareness on use of Space Technology and applications in
governance & developments
• Identification of areas where IIRS can provide capacity
building and training
• To increase effectiveness and facilitate betterdecision-making
• Identification of thrust areas for collaborative research
among the state Departments/agencies.