First Indian forestry satellite in 2013: Jairam Ramesh

The first Indian forestry satellite will be launched by ISRO in 2013, Jairam Ramesh has said.

Pune: The first Indian forestry satellite will be launched by ISRO in 2013, Environment and Forest Minister Jairam Ramesh said here on Saturday.
"India will be one of the few countries in the world to launch a forestry satellite to monitor the green cover every day", he said here today.
Jairam, who was addressing an interactive session with public representatives inviting suggestions on the draft Green India mission plan, said protecting forest cover in the country was a serious challenge that had to be met by changing mindset of people.

PTI

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