Mr. Ikko Watanabe, First Secretary (Food & Agriculture) of Embassy of Japan in India, New Delhi visited NESAC on 5th May, 2022 to get acquainted with the space technology applications in agriculture and allied areas carried out at NESAC. During his visit, Dr. S.P. Aggarwal, Director, NESAC briefed about NESAC and activities undertaken under the agriculture and allied areas at the centre. A detailed presentation on space technology applications in agriculture and allied areas at NESAC was given by Dr. B.K Handique, Scientist ‘SF’.
Mr. Ikko Watanabe lauded NESAC for its commendable work on the usage of advanced geospatial technology in Agricultural sector. In the brainstorming session, he expressed his keen desire for collaborative works with Japan Embassy and Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA). He also expressed the keen interest of Japanese Government in fostering entrepreneurship through start-ups in the areas of Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV), Farm Mechanization and Precision Farming. He desires NESAC to join the bandwagon of such activities for holistic growth and development of the country.