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PM launches ‘Village Resource Centre’

Posted by egovernance on October 18, 2006

PM launches ‘Village Resource Centre’

New Delhi, Oct. 18 (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today launched the ‘Village Resource Centre’, a single window facility to provide number of services for rural population, emphasising the importance of modern science and technology in removing mass poverty.

“Unless we take the benefits of modern science and technology to our villages, we cannot get rid of mass poverty which has afflicted millions and millions of our people”, he said launching the Centre through a video link from here.

Set up jointly by ISRO and Dr M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, the Centre provides through a single window, a number of facilities of particular relevance to the development of the rural population.

Singh described the mission as yet another saga of adventure and enterprise to bring the benefits of modern technology for the development of villages.

VRC, conceptualisd as community resource, aims to deliver space enabled, IT-based and e-governance related services in the backward region. Primary issues related to eradication of illiteracy, better health care, training on better jobs, enhancing agriculture productivity and ensuring proper drinking water management would be facilitated by digital connectivity and remote sensing.

ISRO and Department of Space have plans to set up VRCs in selected locations in the backward regions such as islands, mountainous terrains, tribal dominated areas. To start with, VRCs were being set up in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Wayanad and Palakkad in Kerala and parts of the North East.


One Response to “PM launches ‘Village Resource Centre’”

  1. Okay said

    Can u tell us where in the NE VRC may be started.

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