The satellite, built and launched by the Indian Space Research Organization, meets India’s domestic needs only within domains. Not only that, its data is also used for US and Australian weather alerts, said Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, former director of ISRO’s Satellite Center.
In a virtual event titled “Independent India Science and Technology” organized by the Press Information Bureau, he said that the combined use of satellite data and drones has prevented the spread of locusts in some parts of northern India.
Dr. Mylswami Annadurai is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Council of Science and Technology. He spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was important.
On the Indian satellite, Annadurai said the ISRO-built satellite, used for weather forecasting, not only reduces damage during storms but also helps the international community through the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites. He added that satellites are being used to help fishermen stay in Indian waters and monitor the color of the sea and other parameters.