The scientific programmes of the Centre are guided by the needs of the region and are reviewed by NESAC Society and GC. In addition, a High Power Committee (HPC) has recommended a Master Plan of Action (MPA) for utilization of space technology in the developmental process of the NER. Sixteen major thrust areas have been identified for implementation by NESAC over a period of five years during the 11th Five Year Plan period. During the current year, NESAC has taken up and completed several projects covering the NER states in the areas of natural resources management, infrastructure planning, health, education and space science research.. The Centre has implemented a number of applications projects sponsored by user agencies in the region, national/regional projects coordinated by ISRO-DOS Centres and research and developmental projects under Earth Observations Applications Mission (EOAM), Satellite Communications, Disaster Management Support (DMS) and Space Science Programmes.