The centre is being established jointly by the NEC and Department of Space (DOS), Government of India at an estimated cost of Rs.25 crores at Shillong in Meghalaya as an autonomous Centre under the DOS.
The Centre's main activities will be to work with the N.E. states towards establishing:
- An operational remote sensing based natural resources information generation facility to assist management activity.
- An operational satellite communications application segment for the region.
- Promote space science research activities in the region and network with the academic institutions in the region.