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North East will no longer be remote: Zeliang

Nagaland Chief Minister T. R. Zeliang has expressed hope that the geographical isolation and remoteness of the North East will soon become a thing of the past through better development and use of space technology.

“Physical distances, remoteness of geographical locations, and poor physical connectivities, etc can be overcome to a large extent through internet.

Broadband internet connectivity is indeed going to become a new super-highway, that can overcome or at least compensate all these physical constraints being suffered by the people of the North East,” he said.

The Chief Minister was addressing a special session during state level meet on “Promoting Use of Space Technology and Application in Governance and Development” organised by the Nagaland GIS & Remote sensing Centre, together with ISRO and North East Space Application Centre (NESAC), Department of Space, Government of India, here on Wdeneday

“Let us be thankful to our pioneer space scientists, who had the foresight and vision about the usefulness of space technology for our everyday’s life,” he said.

Internet is now one of the most essential services, which can greatly be improved and expanded through increasing use of space technology and satellite, he added.

Meanwhile, the meeting, as an outcome, has identified a total of 102 key areas for use of space technology in governance and development of Nagaland.

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