6 Automatic Climate Centre units installed in Kodagu

ISRO plans to install 9 more ACC units in the district



ACCs are installed at Madapura Durgadevi Estate, Kodagu Planters Association, Madapura Chennamma PU College, Ajay Gopal’s farm at Karadada, Koverkolli TATA Coffee Estate and at Koovkodi in Somwarpet taluk. Remaining 9 ACCs will be installed at various places in the district soon.

ACCs will provide information including temperture, wind direction, speed, rain quantity and pressure in atmosphere of the region to farmers through ‘Kalpana’ and INSAT-3A satellites.

The Space Application Centre located at Ahmedabad in Gujarat will collect the information and update in websites, source from ISRO said.

ISRO also has plans to provide detailed climatic information to newspapers after the completion of 15 ACC installations in Kodagu district. The ACC technology, which was developed by ISRO, was handed over to Hyderabad based company Astra Microwave Products Limited for installations at required places.

The equipment, which was costing around Rs 10 to Rs 20 lakh in Western Countries, has been developed by ISRO at a cost of Rs around Rs 50,000.

Satellite based education

ISRO will extend its Tele Education Service to 5 Government Schools in Kodagu district. Primary Education will be imparted to students through the Satellite based Education programme.

A telemedicine facility was also opened by the ISRO at Ammathi TATA Coffee Hospital, sources said.

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