Govt proposes to set up a new launch pad for ISRO in Tamil Nadu

Central Government has proposed to set up a new launch pad for ISRO in Tamil Nadu due to increase in launches of rockets from ISRO. Nowadays ISRO is launching satellite for both for domestic and international customers.

“Government has proposal to set up rocket launching pad near Kulasekarapattinam in the State of Tamil Nadu,” said Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 28 November, 2019. 

Source: PIB

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has already started the land acquisition for its second rocket launchpad in Kulasekarapattinam in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu.

Tuticorin District Collector Sandeep Nanduri told IANS news agency on 29 November, “The land requirement is about 2,300 acres and The land acquisition process for launching pad has already begun.”

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