7th Sept, 2018 : State Meet for Arunachal Pradesh was conducted jointly by State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC), Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam, Shillong and ISRO at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall, Itanagar

The State Meet for Arunachal Pradesh was conducted jointly by State Remote Sensing Application Centre (SRSAC), Arunachal Pradesh, North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam, Shillong and ISRO at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Hall, Itanagar on 7th September, 2018 with the active participation of various stakeholders including officials of the State and Central Government. The main objective of this meet was to promote maximum utilization of space technology to improve the socio-economic conditions of the region as well as sensitize decision makers and ground level functionaries for ensuring the benefits of governance are made available at the grass root level. The program consisted of inaugural session, two technical sessions, lead talks by senior scientists from NRSC followed by the demonstration of ISRO geoportals i.e. Bhuvan and North East District Resource Plan (NEDRP) followed by highlights of NESAC’s UAV applications and concluding the session. The event was attended by 129 total participants 85 of which were from 26 User Departments. Across 2 technical sessions, 26 User Departments proposed 77 projects.

Hon’ble Minister for RWD, IPR and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary Shri Satya Gopal, Chairman AP State Council for Science and Technology Shri Bamang Mangha, Secretary S&T, Er. Gaken Ete, Director SRSAC Shri H.K. Dutta, Director NESAC Shri P.L.N Raju, Director NRSC Shri Santanu Chowdhury, Dy Director, RSA, NRSC Dr. P.V.N Rao, and Group director LRLUMG, NRSC Dr. T. Ravishankar attended the meet. As a part of the proceedings, a Compendium on Applications of Space Technology for Governance and Development for Arunachal Pradesh was also released