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Amrita joins hands with ISRO for rural development

6 July, 2005 at AMRITA University Campus in Coimbatore Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary University is collaborating with ISRO, India’s foremost agency for space technology and research, to launch the AMRITA-ISRO VRC Satellite Network, (centers that connect) a comprehensive Satellite-based Rural Transformation Initiative ISRO’s vision of the VRC (Village Resource Center) initiative is to […]

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Boats given to fishermen of Tamil Nadu

3 July 2005 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu The Honourable Union Finance Minister, Sri. P. Chidambaram, handed more than of 210 brand-new FRP boats, outboard engines and fishing nets to the fishermen of Nagore, Pattinacherry. The beneficiaries include fishermen from Samanthampettai, Tharangambadi, Nambiar Nagar as well as from Nagore-Pattinacherry. The Ashram has already distributed nearly 150 […]

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President of India to launch AMRITA-ISRO VRC Network

3 July 2005, Coimbatore. The President of India, His Excellency, Bharat Ratna, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam would launch, “AMRITA- ISRO Village Resource Center (VRC)” an innovative project for rural transformation to be jointly carried by Amrita and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 6th July 2005 at 9.00 AM at the Coimbatore Campus of Amrita […]

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New boats to the tsunami victims

As a part of the tsunami rehabilitation project, 25 newly constructed boats were distributed to villagers in the Kollam and Alappuzha Districts who had lost theirs in the tsunami. Each boat cost 1.25 lakh to build, and came equipped with a 9.9 Yamah outboard engine (costing 70,000 Rs.), 110 kg of fishing net (worth 37,000 […]