Wednesday 27 October 2021
- Advertisement -
HomeEducationModi launches Indian Space Association: One window for all technology

Modi launches Indian Space Association: One window for all technology

It's time for exponential, and not linear, innovation — possible only when the government plays an enabler, not the handler, said PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October launched the Indian Space Association (ISpA) via video-conferencing. He interacted with representatives of the space industry on the occasion.

Prime Minister Modi said ISpA would act as a single-window and independent agency on matters related to space technology.

Modi laid out what he described as “four pillars” of space technology:

  • freedom for innovation in the private sector
  • a government that plays the role of an enabler and not the handler
  • preparing youngsters for the future and
  • treating the space sector as a resource for the progress of ordinary citizens

“This is the time for exponential, and not linear, innovation. This is possible only when the government plays the role of an enabler, and not the handler. Today, the government is sharing its expertise and providing launch pads for the private sector. The Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) is being opened for the private sector,” he said.

He emphasised how the space sector earlier used to be synonymous with the ruling dispensation, adding that it was his government that changed this mindset. “We introduced innovation to this field. We also gave the mantra of cooperation between the union government and start-ups,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Prime Minister Modi noted that ISpA’s launch was taking place on a day when the world celebrates the International Day of the Child. Recalling the celebrations of women scientists involved with India’s Mars mission, he said he was hopeful that reforms in the space sector would encourage more women participation.

ISpA is a private industry body to help boost space technology in India. The founding members of ISpA include OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Mapmyindia, Walchandnagar Industries and Ananth Technology Limited among others. ISpA will participate and work with and others on the issue of policy around space technology and domain. It will focus on capacity building and space economic hubs and incubators in India.

Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of its reports and articles to at least 100 a day, which will make us mainstream, which is necessary to challenge the anti-India discourse by established media houses. Besides there are monthly liabilities like the subscription fees of news agencies, the cost of a dedicated server, office maintenance, marketing expenses, etc. Donation is our only source of income. Please serve the cause of the nation by donating generously.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -