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ISRO constantly enlarging its role in development activities in the last seven years: Dr Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Department of Space Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is no longer confined mainly to the launching of satellites.

He said, it has been constantly enlarging its role in development activities in the last seven years. He was interacting with senior officials of ISRO.

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ISRO scientists briefed him about the widespread application of Space Technology in fields like agriculture, soils, water resources, land use, rural development, earth and climate studies, geosciences, infrastructure, disaster management support, forestry and ecology and Using Geo-spatial Technology as a tool for enabling Decision Support Systems.

Striking a note of appreciation, Dr Singh said that it is not widely known that ISRO had provided Liquid Oxygen continuously on a large scale to several State Governments from their own manufacturing facilities or from the existing stock during the COVID pandemic.

He added that ISRO also engaged in repurposing existing resources, scaling up of capacity of their facilities and transferring technology to supplement the country’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19.

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