Flagship programmes using space tools
Q. Which of the following schemes uses space tools?
1) Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
2) Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana
3) MGNREGA- Published on 30 Dec 16
a. 2, 3
b. 1, 2
c. 1, 3
d. All of the above
ANSWER: All of the above
Department of Space is working closely with various Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments towards maximizing the use of space technology in the various areas viz. Natural Resources Management, Energy & Infrastructure, Disaster & Early Warning, Communication & Navigation, e-Governance & Geo-spatial Governance and Societal Services.
Many flagship programmes namely, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation; Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana; Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana; National Mission for Clean Ganga, Digital India & MGNREGA are also utilizing space-based tools.
In a nutshell, ISRO is enabling the space applications in tune with the requirements of Ministries/Departments to enhance functional effectiveness, facilitate planning and decision making to improve governance and development.