Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Kiren Rijiju, had a meeting with the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, Lt. KT Parnaik (Retd.), at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar. The discussion revolved around developmental initiatives and the application of the latest advancements in science and technology.
During the meeting, the Governor emphasized the importance of using satellite data to improve agricultural and horticultural productions. He also highlighted the significance of monitoring infrastructure development, especially roads, and keeping an eye on areas prone to landslides and floods. The Governor requested the Union Minister to support the state government by providing real-time data.
He further mentioned that various parts of the state are frequently affected by heavy rains, thunderstorms, cyclonic winds, hailstorms, cloudbursts, and floods. To address this, the Governor proposed establishing an observation center in the state. This center would serve as a platform for sharing information and technologies related to earth system science, benefiting society in terms of socio-economic development. Additionally, the Governor suggested conducting geophysical exploration to gather critical information about the subsurface geology and mineral deposits in the state.
The Union Minister responded positively to the Governor’s suggestions and expressed his willingness to provide the necessary assistance to the state. The meeting concluded with both parties looking forward to implementing these initiatives for the betterment of Arunachal Pradesh.