ISRO sets up 291 VRCs to benefit rural India

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has established 291 Village Resource Centres (VRCs) to provide integrated services, including tele-education, tele-medicine, natural resources information and skill development in rural India.

ISRO has established centres on the need and interest shown by various state and central government departments, institutions and NGOs in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Puducherry. Under its project titled, Gramsat programme, ISRO has established Satcom networks at number of locations in the states of MP, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The programme has already established in 518 districts and blocks of MP, 350 of Orissa, 176 of Karnataka, 550 of Gujrat, two of Rajasthan, 320 of West Bengal and nine districts and blocks in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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