Hon’ble Union Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat visited NESAC on November 03, 2022, and chaired a meeting on ‘Space Applications in Flood Management in the North Eastern Region’. The meeting was attended by Shri Rajiv Yadav, Chairman of the Brahmaputra Board, Shri Sher Singh, Vice Chairman of the Brahmaputra Board, Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Meghalaya, Deputy Commissioner, Ri Bhoi district, Meghalaya and other distinguished officials from Water Resource Department, Central Water Commission, NESAC, NERIWALM, Brahmaputra Board etc. Dr. S. P. Aggarwal, Director NESAC welcomed the Hon’ble Union Minister and all the distinguished delegates to the meeting. This was followed by a detailed technical presentation by Director, NESAC on various water resources and disaster related activities of NESAC with special focus on flood management activities including the Flood Early Warning System (FLEWS) in Assam and other parts of NER. Felicitation of Honble Union Minister Presentation of NESAC activities. In his remarks, Hon’ble Union Minister lauded the activities carried out by NESAC and stressed that NESAC should take the lead role in providing space technology support to all the sectors in the region, particularly floods, climate change, water security, spring shed development, drinking water sustainability, bio-engineering etc. He emphasized that the aim should be to make maximum use of modern science and technology to come up with a workable solution to the age-old problem of floods in the NER. He sought the support and cooperation of all the officials present in the meeting to coordinate the activities related to space technology utilization in their respective organization. This visit of Hon’ble Union Minister, Jal Shakti to NESAC was coordinated by Dr. K.K Sarma, Group Head, Remote Sensing Applications Group, NESAC and Dr. Diganta Barman, Head Water Resources Division, NESAC along with higher officials ofBrahmaputra Board.