Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh has described the 20 Lakh Crore rupees economic package as innovative, futuristic and bold. He said, the new economic reforms, offer a unique opportunity to India’s Space and Atomic capabilities to realize their full potential. Dr Singh said, for the first time under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Department of Atomic Energy has got an opportunity to realize its applications in diverse areas and for the benefit of our day-to-day life. He said, the production of medical isotopes in India will not only offer the option of affordable treatment for cancer and other diseases, but will also come to the service of humanity across the world. Similarly, the other atomic energy related reforms in the package relate to the use of radiation technology for food preservation and prolongation of shelf life.
The Minister pointed out that the economic package has put across reforms for accommodating private sector in Space and ISRO working thus providing a level playing field for private companies in satellite launching and related activities.