Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Parliament that administrative reforms have boosted the country’s space sector.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Rejecting the opposition’s proposal to free the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from bureaucratic influence, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Rajya Sabha that a former senior official of the US space agency NASA has criticized the Indian government’s management efforts. Criticized. Improvements in this direction are appreciated.

Nirmala Sitharaman was speaking in Parliament on India’s glorious space journey.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was intervening in the debate in the Upper House on the topic of ‘India’s spectacular space journey and successful soft landing of Chandrayaan 3’. He said that during the discussion on the subject, a member of the opposition demanded that bureaucracy should be kept away from science and ISRO should be freed from the influence of bureaucracy. He said that Mike Gould, a former senior official of the US space agency NASA, has said that reforms in the bureaucracy in the space sector in India have helped the sector to grow rapidly.

India’s Chandrayaan Mission was Economic – Finance Minister

The Finance Minister said that the bureaucracy is not hindering the sector but the reforms have helped the sector to develop rapidly. Referring to comments about Chandrayaan-3 taking longer to reach the moon, the finance minister said that in fact ISRO has chosen an unconventional and innovative route for the mission to consume less fuel during the journey and complete the mission. The journey can be completed. Full. The mission should be economical.

Chandrayaan 3 mission cost is only Rs 615 crore.

He said that India’s Chandrayaan 3 mission is not competing with any country to reach the moon faster. He said the cost of the mission was around Rs 615 crore, which was much less than the budget of many space-based films. He said that the government’s policy has been to open various sectors including space for private entrepreneurs and for this several schemes including Self-sufficient India scheme have been launched. He said that its benefits are beginning to be seen and private companies have contributed significantly to the Chandrayaan 3 mission.

Women scientists also have an important role in the Chandrayaan 3 mission – Finance Minister

The finance minister said that women scientists also played an important role in this mission and more than 100 women were working in the entire team. He said that women scientists have proved that if they get a chance, they can become empowered in the field of science.

Now India is launching satellites of different countries- Nirmala Sitharaman

Talking about the country’s space journey, he said that in 1975, the country’s first satellite Aryabhatta was launched with the help of the then Soviet Union and now India is launching satellites of different countries. He said that by July 2023, India had launched 431 satellites from 34 countries. He said that despite the failure of Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-II, ISRO did not stop and improved by learning from the failure. He said that though the Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-II missions were not fully successful, important information was obtained from both the missions.

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