The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh has launched the EDUSAT satellite based educational programmes in Haryana, India.
While launching the EDUSA programme in Haryana, he said that the government was concerned about the poor functioning of government schools especially in rural areas. EDUSAT programme would be an important tool for improving science education in schools. The government has invested crores of rupees in good quality hardware. EDUSAT can also be used for a variety of purposes by district authorities, like teleconferencing, data transmission and so on. He hoped that EDUSAT programme will be used for promoting rural development.