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Space start-ups urge govt to create fund akin to that for agri-techs

They also urged the department so simplify usage of Isro facilities with an online portal for requisitioning, booking and approvals

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They also sought a single window clearance for all licensing requirements including spectrum, operating satellites/ground stations etc. Representative Photo: Shutterstock

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Start-ups in the space sector have urged the government to create a special fund along the lines of the recent allocation by the Ministry of Agriculture to support 112 new enterprises in agri-tech business. 

The community also asked for simplified usage of Isro facilities, clear licensing guidelines, and removal of GST for launch of satellites manufactured in India in order to help start-ups and the private sector participate in Indian space programmes and make PPP in the space sector a success.

The Space Federation of India (SPACEFED), a non-profit initiative created by a few start-ups in the space sector, has collected views

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First Published: Aug 20 2020 | 8:17 PM IST

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