At present, India has
13 earth observation, 3 meteorological, 13 communication and 7
navigational satellites in operation.
The data from earth observation and meteorological satellites in
conjunction with ground based information, and services derived from
communication & navigation satellites are being used towards Disaster
Management Support. The data obtained from meteorological satellites is
used for cyclone track, intensity & landfall predictions and forecasting
of extreme weather events. The data from earth observation satellites is
used for monitoring disaster events and assessing the damages. The
communication satellites help to establish emergency communication in
remote and inaccessible areas and navigation satellites are used for
providing location based services. The fishing sector is being supported
through advisories on Potential Fishing Zones and the ocean state
forecast generated using satellite data helps the shipping sector.
ISRO has planned future satellite missions in earth observation,
communication and navigation to ensure continuity of data and services
for operational applications as well as to address emerging needs of
The funds allocated towards satellite missions during the last three
years, year-wise are as under:
(Rs. in Crores)
The capabilities of earth observation, meteorological, communication and
navigational satellites are used to harness the benefits of space
technology for developmental activities in various sectors, including
strategic sector. Currently, ISRO is working towards the development of
23 satellites, approved by the government.
This information was provided 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 written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.