ANTRIX, ISRO bags Globe Sustainability Research Award


ANTRIX Corporation Ltd., ISRO has been conferred with the most prestigious Globe Sustainability Research Award 2010 by the Globe Forum, Stockholm, Sweden (Video). Globe award is an international award founded by Globe Forum, with the purpose of fostering sustainable development in the society. The award was conferred on ANTRIX for its outstanding contribution to improve sustainable livelihoods amongst rural poor while reducing their vulnerability to climate risks. ANTRIX, ISRO demonstrated the use of space technology and Information Technology (IT) solutions to effectively reach out to grassroots through Sujala Watershed development programme in Karnataka which was implemented during 200209 in five districts.

Shri P G Diwakar & Dr B K Ranganath of ISRO with Prof Mohan Munasinghe along with the award

The Chairman of the Jury that selected Antrix Corporation for this prestigious award, Prof Mohan Munasinghe, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2007 and Vice-Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), opined that ANTRIX Corporation Ltd., fully deserved the Globe Sustainability Award for its exceptional contribution through innovative use of space technology for Watershed development in India, which has yielded significant benefits with respect to all the three aspects of sustainable development economic, social and environmental.

At a function organised today (May 14, 2010) at Antariksh Bhavan, the headquarters of ISRO, senior state government officials including present and previous commissioners of the Watershed Development Department, Government of Karnataka involved in SUJALA project were felicitated by Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO/ Secretary, Department of Space and Shri S V Ranganath, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka.

Dr K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO, Shri S V Ranganath, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka and other dignitaries who attended the function

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