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First Indian forestry satellite in 2013

Pune, India: The first Indian forestry satellite will be launched by ISRO in 2013, said Jairam ramesh, Environment and Forest Minister, Govt of India.

“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. Further, he added that protecting forest cover in the country was a serious challenge that had to be met by changing mindset of people.

During an interactive session with public representatives, he invited suggestions on the draft, Green India mission plan.

Source: TOI