Union Minister of State (I/C) for Development of North Eastern Region, MoS PMO, Personnel, Atomic Energy and Department of Space Dr. Jitendra Singh said that space technology has reached almost every house in five years under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said, “Our Prime Minister has a naturally scientific nature. He never fails to promote scientists and the example is Chandrayaan Mission. He was present to witness Chandrayaan’s landing.” The Minister was speaking during the inaugural session of National Conference on ‘System for Transforming India: Challenges and Opportunities’ at Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad today.
Emphasizing the use of space technology for the common people, the Minister said that there are some examples of the use of space technology such as road transport, railway, unmanned railway crossing and geotagging of works under MNREGA. He said that three to four years ago, there were reports of accidents at unmanned railway crossings. But the use of space technology has shown a significant reduction in such accidents. He further said that it was difficult to get the Fund Utilization Certificate in the North East region. With the use of space technology, it became possible to get such stuck fund utilization certificate of worth Rs. 7000 crore.