With the continuously increasing population and rapidly decreasing natural resources, there is a need to use optimization to create a balance between both. To cater this challenge, technology plays a significant role. General perception among the people is that science and technology leading to industrialization or globalization is responsible for the exploitation of nature. But can we solve this problem without using Science and Technology? – No.
I remember the days when JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, hosted a National Symposium on Geomatics for Digital India & Annual Conventions of ISG & ISRS in 2015, where I had an opportunity to meet with several scientists from ISRO, including the then Chairman-ISRO, Shri A. S. Kirankumar. They talked about how satellites are being used in improving human life. The data received from a number of satellites is huge and they need academic institutions to use this data for analysis and making it useful for society. ISRO then signed MoU with JKLU and marked the beginning of a project. Another incident comes to my memory, where the Union Finance Minister, Government of India, Shri Arun Jaitley was presenting budget in the parliament post-demonetization and he used the word ‘Data Mining’ in his speech and referred to it as a potential tool to solve several income tax related issues.