NESAC has signed an MoU with Assam Agriculture University (AAU), Jorhat, on 20th April, 2021 at AAU Jorhat in presence of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, AAU, recognizing the importance of research and development in the areas of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Atmospheric Sciences and other relevant areas, with space technology based inputs. The signatories were by Dr. A. Bhattacharyya, Director of Research (Agri.), AAU and Shri PLN Raju, Director, NESAC. Heads and senior faculties of various Departments attended the ceremony.
In his address, Dr. B.C. Deka, Hon’ble VC, AAU, Jorhat mentioned about the scope and opportunities of the applications of the space technology for development of flood affected and silt deposited areas of Assam. He opined that the use of Space technology in the studies of soil properties has edged over the destructive methods. He also emphasized on the need of application of remote sensing tools in studying insect-pest dynamics, disease management and in precision agriculture. He urged upon the Scientists to take necessary action for development of technology that will give early sign of hail storm and lightening using Space technology.
The MoU Signing ceremony was followed by a Brainstorming Session, where NESAC team comprising of Dr. B.K. Handique, Dr Jonali Goswami, Ms Pratibha T. Das and Dr Francis Dutta made detail presentations on scope of space technology for research and applications in various domain of agriculture and allied sectors. A large number faculties took part in the discussions and suggested different areas for collaborative research.