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Day 49 – Q 2.What advantages would India’s proposed manned mission to space bring to the society? Examine.

2. What advantages would India’s proposed manned mission to space bring to the society? Examine. 

भारत के प्रस्तावित मानव अंतरिक्ष मिशन से समाज को क्या फायदे होंगे? जाँच करें।


India’s first Indian human mission will be launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by 2022. This will be the most ambitious space programme undertaken by ISRO till date.

ISRO has developed some critical technologies required for manned mission which have been demonstrated successfully through the Space Capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-2007), Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE-2014) and Pad Abort Test (2018).


ISRO has so far been second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society. In the same way, proposed manned space mission is likely to bring following benefits to society as a whole.  

  • Employment generation of around 15000.
  • Technological advancement will enhance India’s standing in the world given only few countries have achieved this feat (USA, Russia, China).
  • Inspire nation’s youth to take up scientific research. Can even attract foreign talent.
  • Increase foreign investment in the field leading to better infrastructure.
  • Using ‘space’ as a tool in foreign policy and diplomacy.
  • Bringing in innovative transportation systems.
  • Resources to mankind: The ISRO is looking to tap Helium which is present in abundance on the Moon through its future missions which will be very useful for clean nuclear power generation.
  • Technological spin-offs from the mission to have positive impact on various sectors like telecom, power.

Like any other Space missions, Gaganyaan is criticised for huge project costs (appx 10,000 crore) which diverts limited resources of Government. It is said that Government should focus on improving social indicators by spending more on welfare measures. However, it must be remembered here that Space advances will only Benefit Humanity.


At a time when several private players are entering the space field because of the potential use of human explorations to bring the best part of space to Earth. Definitely, India cannot keep quiet and must also join, as otherwise, every other country will take away the benefits.

Best answer: Raam Ki

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