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ISRO sets up 473 Village Resource Centres for rural development through satellite technology

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ISRO sets up 473 Village Resource Centres for rural development through satellite technology .

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To demonstrate the potential of satellite technology for development of rural areas, ISRO established Village Resource Centres (VRCs) on a pilot scale, in association with selected NGOs, Trusts and State Government Departments. .

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VRCs have provided various space technology enabled services such as tele-healthcare, tele-education, natural resources information, advisories related to agriculture, career guidance to rural students, skill development and vocational training etc..

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About Rs 18 crores was spent for establishing 473 VRCs. .

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This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today..

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 00:20 IST