Gujarat makes maximum use of Space Technology for Long Distance Education, Grievance Redressal and for the Management and Research in Land-Water

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International Congress INCA-2008- Space Technology Mapping begins

Inaugurating the International Congress on Mapping and Space Technology-INCA-2008, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi claimed that Gujarat has been pioneer in utilising Space Technology for ameliorating the living standard of the common men. Welcoming the delegates, he highlighted the innovative initiatives under which Government explores space technology to bring about quality changes in good governance and also for developing infrastructure facilities.

The 28th International Congress is jointly organised by International Cartographic Association and ISRO, as many as 400 delegates from India, America, Australia, Germany and other countries are going to undertake brainstorming sessions over Satellite Image Technology and Collaborative Mapping, also about the cutting-edge research.

Chief Minister handed over the awards to the winners of All India Inca Map Quiz School level Competitions; he also urged to inculcate enthusiasm for Satellite Mapping and Images in to the Students. Chairman ISRO, Shri Madhavan Nayar released the souvenir. Elaborating the rich contributions of our saints and sages in the sphere of Planetary and Vedic Science, Shri Modi said that Aryabhatt had dedicated the theory of movements and orbits of the planets to the world.

Chief Minister said, Toddermall had selected Gujarat for the survey of Land Records and Land Mapping, Gujarat is far ahead in the management and discovery of Water Resources and its management through Remote Sensing. Gujarat has opened up new frontiers in Tele-Medicines and Distance-Education by providing Broad-Band Connectivity up to the Villages. Around 20000 class-rooms of schools and colleges are covered under the Edu-Sat. Disaster Management, upgrading Land-Water Resources, by exploring the avenues of Space Technology; Gujarat is pioneer in Water resources Mapping, Land-Records Reforms, and Satellite Mapping Systems.

Gujarat has created National Hub BISEC-with the help of ISRO, added the C.M.

Shri Narendrabhai Modi outlined the various breakthroughs that have percolations up to grassroots in terms of Water Resource Map and 3-D Map at Panchayat level.

Emphasising the need to explore Microwave Imaging System for the discovery of the minerals, Chief Minister said that the technology can address the issues like global warming and climate change.

Gujarat has been making use of Space Technology for People's Grievances Redressal “Which is a Model-and also for other innovative initiatives in Watershed Management, Fisheries and various sectors.

Chairman ISRO Shri Madhavan Nayar elaborated the successful launching of the Chandrayaan and the exciting avenues opened up. He dwelt upon the Surveillance Planetary Science that has opened up with the Moon-Mission. The Indian Space Scientists have a proud privilege to enter the Six Nations Club.

Shri Madhavan Nayar observed that Shri Modiji is an excellent Chief Minister having vision of development, which had inspired and congratulated the ISRO team after the successful launching of Chandrayaan. To preserve and nurture the natural resources, for consistent and sustainable development the Satellite mapping technology is very crucial. He cited the landmark breakthroughs in water conservation, ground water recharge, and other people centred and people oriented welfare potential of the technology. He elaborated the disaster preparedness, Web Base Global Image and Map services.

Chief Minister felicitated Shri Madhavan Nayar with a memento for the breakthrough achieved in the Mission-Chandrayaan.

Chairman INCA Dr P.K.Shrivastava outlined the theme of the conference.

Principal Secretary to the C.M. Shri K.Kailasnatahn, top officials, scientists, students of the Space Science Faculty were among the others who attended the inauguration ceremony.

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