The department of space (DoS) has drafted a new Space Remote Sensing Policy (SRS Policy-2020). The policy is focused on creating ‘ease of data access’ aimed at unlocking the immense potential of remote sensing data. The policy aims to continue its efforts on pushing private participation in the sector. It promises easy dissemination of data and services originating from space-based remote sensing systems. This means that private firms will soon have access to all earth observation data except “sensitive data”. It will be defined as “very high resolution data having ground sampling distance of better than 50cm”. The DoS will restrict and use this category of data due to national security considerations.