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28 May 2020, Gateway House

Gateway House Webcast: Satellite Solutions for India’s Agriculture

Chaitanya Giri, Fellow, Space & Ocean Studies Programme, Gateway House, was in discussion with Wing Commander Satyam Kushwaha, Chief Geospatial Officer, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India and Dr. Marco Bressan, Chief Product Officer, Satellogic, a Remote Sensing Satellite Technology Company , on Satellite Solutions for India's Agriculture.

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The discussion encapsulated topics ranging from opportunity for both agriculture and space and accessibility and affordability of data.

In this Webcast, which was recorded earlier this week (May 21), the speakers make four main points:

1. Demand for satellite data needs to be created driven by public demand.

2. Data must be democratized and be made available to start-ups.

3. Affordability is key to making this data available to a lot of people. End-user technology is complex. GIS software is still very difficult to use.

4. India needs an ecosystem of data majors that will work with this data.

This video was recorded on Zoom during the seventh episode of the Gateway House Webcast which took place on 21 May 2020.