Last Update June 22, 2023


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NATIONAL REMOTE SENSING CENTRE INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION (NRSA) was established as a registered society on 2nd September 1974 by Department of Science & Technology, based on a Union Cabinet approval dated December 13, 1973. The objective of organisation being undertaking and facilitating remote sensing activities in the country. Since the initial emphasis was on aerial surveys, NRSA took over the works and functions of Research Flight Facility of the Ministry of Defence. The NRSA Society's governing body was chaired by none other than the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. NRSA started functioning from hired premises in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh from mid April 1975.

NRSC is located at Balanagar and Shadnagar in Hyderabad. The Earth Station complex for receiving satellite data is at Shadnagar, about 60 km from Hyderabad. The aerial data acquisition and processing facilities are located at Hyderabad airport and at Jeedimetla in Hyderabad. Regional Remote Sensing Centres are located at Kolkata, Jodhpur, Nagpur and Bengaluru.

Regional Remote Sensing Centre, Central is strategically located at Nagpur, the second capital of Maharashtra, to cater the needs of users in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh which constitute around 23 % of the country geographical area.

Regional Remote Sensing Centre, West is located inside the campus of Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), a unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The centre is well connected with North Western railways. The Jodhpur city has its own airport which is only 10 km away from the centre.

Regional Remote Sensing Centre, South is located in ISITE Campus, Karthik Nagar, Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru. RRSC, South primarily focuses on the Southern States viz. Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in providing Remote Sensing (RS) & Geographical Information System (GIS) based solutions towards mapping and management of natural resources.

Regional Remote Sensing Centre, East is situated in BG-2, AA-1A, Jyothi Basu Nagar (New Town), Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It represents the Eastern and North Eastern regions of the country. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is 15 km from the centre.

National Remote Sensing Centre Indian Space Research Organisation (NRSA)

  • National Remote Sensing Centre, Dept. of Space, Govt. Of India, Hyderabad, India
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