For Sale India
At long last, the government budges. On December 15, science and technology minister Kapil Sibal announced that educational institutions can now procure digital copies of declassified aerial photos from the map sales offices of the Survey of India. The government had so far paid no heed to requests of scientists, while aerial maps from foreign satellites are available on the Internet (see, 'The Real Picture,' Down To Earth, December 15, 2004).
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