PM Modi to address national meet on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a national meet of top officials of different Ministries and State Governments tomorrow on use of space applications in daily governance.

The one-day meeting organised by Department of Space (DOS) will see Central and State Ministers, officials from PMO and Cabinet Secretariat, Secretaries and Senior Officials of all the Ministries/Departments, Chief Secretaries and Senior Officials of all States/Union Territories, in attendance.

The meet is aimed at wider deliberations on use of space technology and applications in governance and development, an official release said.

The focus would also be on collaborative research, utilisation of space technology tools to enable functional effectiveness and enhancements required in Space and Ground Segment.

More than 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the National Meet, which will be inaugurated by Arvind Panagariya, the Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog with Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (PMO) and Cabinet Secretary.

The Prime Minister had during his address at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), Sriharikota on June 30, 2014, urged the DOS to pro-actively engage with all stakeholders to maximise the use of space science in governance and development.

Subsequently, Cabinet Secretary has asked all Secretaries of Central Ministries/ Departments to assess the current utilisation of space technology-based tools in their Ministry/ Department and explore new potential application areas.

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