Department of Science, Technology & Environment (DSTE), Government of Tripura signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NESAC on 25th July, 2022 at Agartala, Tripura for collaboration in extensive utilization of space technology in the state of Tripura. The MoU was signed by Shri P. K. Chakraborty, Secretary, DSTE, Government of Tripura and Dr. S. P. Aggarwal, Director, NESAC. The MoU will facilitate joint execution of projects requiring Space Science and Technology intervention by different user departments in the state of Tripura. Tripura Space Applications Centre (TSAC) under DSTE will coordinate with all relevant user departments, institutions, agencies, and organisations in the state of Tripura to assess the requirement of space technology support for development planning, while NESAC will provide technical support in terms of assessing different project proposals, technical feasibility, budget, timeline, etc. and jointly execute such projects.
The MoU will help towards better coordination between NESAC and DSTE, Government of Tripura for successful and on time execution of 20 projects taken up as part of the Plan of Action (PoA) prepared for the state to utilize Space Technology inputs for development and Governance. The MoU will also help in capacity building in geoinformatics and other areas of space applications in the state.