Centre to introduce Commercial Space Activities Bill in Budget session

The Space Activities Bill will facilitate participation of non-governmental stakeholders in space activities

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV-C42 carrying two foreign satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, lifts off from first launchpad of Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar)(PTI9_16_2018_

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The Centre is likely to introduce a Bill to commercialise space activities in the budget session next year.

The government, responding to a question raised by Poonam Mahajan, said the Space Activities Bill 2017 aims to “facilitate the overall growth of space activities in India with higher order participation of public, non-governmental and private sector stakeholders.”

It will help the Centre establish a regulatory mechanism through an appropriate body to authorise and license space activities.

First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 07:59 AM IST

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