Guwahati, October 7: Indian Space Research Organisation Research Centre will soon be establishing in Assam. ISRO Chairman Dr AS Kiran Kumar disclosed the great news saying that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has embarked upon an ambitious plan to set up a research centre for startups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs in Assam. Soon MoU will be signed between Assam government and ISRO.
On Thursday, the meeting was held to discuss about this ambitious plan with the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam government in a statement said that it is for the first time that ISRO is setting up such an exclusive research facility in Assam to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology which includes data generated through Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Satellite Remote Sensing for expediting development of Assam.
The ISRO also intends to use the remote sensing technology for accurate flood warning system, prevention of soil erosion and landslide. CM Sonowal also announced that his government would provide land to the ISRO free of cost for opening the research centre.
Along with other objectives, the proposed research centre will be mandated to be used extensively for collecting and interpreting satellite data over the last few decades, which can be made accessible to research scholars through this Centre in Guwahati. CM Sonowal also sought ISRO’s help to use space technology for drawing a broad remote sensing map to stop the alleged illegal trade of the natural resources. He also sought ISRO’s help to use space technology as a deterrent against deforestation, which is largely responsible for sedimentation and siltation of the river bed.