Center for Satellite communication (SATCOM)

The Institute has been designated as the nodal organization for setting up of the Satellite Communication (SATCOM) hub. The SATCOM with its deep penetration will reach distant rural population both for awareness and training, to the State Government officials, elected representatives for training, student sfor their education, and the common man for awareness. The establishment of SATCOM is being done under the technical guidence of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), and financial assistance from both ISRO and Ministry of Rural Development, GOI. The project includes setting up of SIT (Satellite Interactive Terminala) at identified Regional/ District Institutes of Rural development, and District Institutes for Education and Training (DIETs). In the first phase, 6 Departments namely Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Land & Water Conservation, Women & Child Welfare, Health and Education will be participating in the facility. The network of terminals will be at district level i.e. all 71 districts, and later expanded to the block level.