Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has initiated a process of formulating a National Space Act for India for regulating space activities in India; facilitate enhanced levels of private sector participation and offering more commercial opportunities. Towards this, a two day national workshop was held at ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore during Jan 16-17, 2015 with the participation of experts across the country. The draft version of the National Space Act has been prepared and consulted with Space Law experts and internal experts within the Department of Space.
Department of Space has initiated the process of charting out a roadmap for the Country’s space programme addressing the short-term and long-term needs in the areas of Space Transportation Systems, Satellite Communication & Navigation, Earth Observation, Space Sciences & Planetary Exploration and Space-based applications for governance and development.
Towards evolving an action plan for completing all the approved projects, the Department has initiated a series of reviews focussing on progress achieved, identify the tasks to be completed and fix the targets for realising the missions in a timely manner.
This information was given by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in reply to unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.