Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Village Resource Centres

To provide services space allowed directly to the rural population, ISRO launched the Village Resource Centre (VRC) program in partnership with renowned NGOs / trusts and state agencies / central.

VRC 473 were established in 22 territories of the States / Union, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Pondicherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim. Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and A & N Islands.

The VRC is connected to the centers of knowledge / experts and agricultural universities, institutes of Skills Development and Hospitals. More than 6500 programs have been conducted by the VRC in the areas of skills development for agriculture / horticulture, fisheries, livestock, water resources, Tele health care, awareness programs, empowerment of women, education further, computer literacy, micro credits, micro finance / professional training for livelihood support, etc. So far, more than five lakh people have benefited from the services of VRC.