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New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a vocal advocate of technology and digital innovations, on Monday stressed the need to promote space technology-based tools and their application in governance and development.

He further said that technology has the potential to improve the life of the masses.

Modi remarked, “technology is a driving force. It has a huge impact and has solutions for numerable problems”.

The PM was seemingly happy about the fact that various government departments showed enthusiasm in using space technology in their respective areas as he addressed a special session of the national meet on promoting space technology here.

“It’s important for us how do we come up with the new initiatives (in terms of utilizing technology) as new ideas and initiatives could do wonders,” he was quoted as saying.

In his trademark style of juxtaposing his childhood days and days as PM now, Modi talked about the example of an airplane. He said that earlier he used to wonder if technology could help reduce accidents on unmanned railway crossing. Now all of us know that an airplane has the technology at its disposal to know the information of weather and clouds coming up in its way.

Modi said that he discussed the issue with scientists and asked them to come up with some tool which would alert a railway engine driver about any unmanned railway crossing up to three to four kilometres ahead.

“Available technology, if used with new thinking and initiatives, could make life better for poorest of the poor,” he said.

Modi recalled eminent space scientist Vikram Sarabhai’s words on the cost of India’s space program that no effort should be spared in the objective of fulfilling the needs of India’s common man.

“There has been an ongoing debate if a country like India should get into competitive race of space technology. But our efforts (to improve life) must not lose the steam,” he said.

“There should be no space between the space technology and the common man,” he said, stressing the need to make maximum use of the available technology to improve life for all.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days

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Prime Minister Naredndra Modi on Monday appealed to all MPs at an all-party meeting to utilize the winter session of Parliament well as it will be the last full-fledged session before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing an all-party meet at Parliament House a day before the session commences, Modi said the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures and was open to the opposition’s inputs for better working of Parliament.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar briefed the media on what transpired in the meeting.

“The Prime Minister said that we all need to cooperate with each other on the issues of public interest. He underlined that in a democracy both the government and the opposition share their inputs for efficient governance,” Tomar said, quoting the Prime Minister.

“The Prime Minister also said that the government was ready to discuss all issues as per rules and procedures. If anybody wants to bring something to the government’s notice inside the House or even outside, we are open to it,” he added.

Tomar said that all the political parties present at the meeting have assured full cooperation in the smooth functioning of Parliament.

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Asked if the government was ready for a JPC probe in the Rafale fighter jets deal, he said the opposition had several issues including Rafale, farmers’ plight and economy “but they would have to prioritise things as the session was only four weeks long.

“These things can be settled in the Business Advisory Meetings,” he added.

The Minister said a legislation on Ram Mandir was “not the topic of today’s discussion”.

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“When something to this effect comes up, we will let you know,” he said.

He said the government had 46 items on the agenda including three ordinances, Supplementary Budget and government legislations.

The session would have 20 sittings spread over 29 days. (IANS)