The chief minister presented a bouquet to him. Industries Secretary N Muruganandam and Kakarla Usha, Secretary/Chairperson/MD, TIDCO, were present on the occasion.
TMC MP Saugata Roy objected to the decision of the government to provide additional funds to the Department of Space over the alleged 'failure' of Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Senior advisor says ‘discovery’ defies common sense as crash site will resemble a crater
It had gone incommunicado minutes before attempting a soft-landing on the moon on September 7.
ISRO Chairman Sivan and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director S Somanath couldn't be contacted however, sources said was informed by NASA about the findings before it went public.
The NASA posted images clicked by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, showing the site's changes on the Moon and the impact point before and after the spacecraft had made a hard-landing.
A committee constituting many institutions, organisations and senior scientists has been working to study the issues of Chandrayaan-2 and the reason behind its hard landing, as per ISRO spokesperson.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the PMO said the first phase of descent was performed nominally from an altitude of 30 km to 7.
ISRO had constituted a high-level committee to prepare a report on the proposed Chandrayaan-3.
Modi insisted that scientific discoveries might not be of immediate help to the present generation but could be beneficial in the future.
However scientists believe there is nothing earth shattering about the finding as the isotope of Argon (40AR) is also found on earth and around the moon.
Replying to media's query if the ISRO would attempt another landing on Moon's south pole, ISRO Chief K Sivan replied, 'Definitely'.
On September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the uncharted lunar south pole, before losing communication with the lander.
NASA said that its camera team is still evaluating images and it should know more about the lander in the next few days.
A NASA official had earlier told IANS in New York that on October 14, its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) would fly over the site, where Vikram might have landed.