ANTRIX ISRO bags Globe Sustainability Research Award

Globe award is an international award founded by Globe Forum with the purpose of fostering sustainable development in society.

The award was conferred on ANTRIX for its outstanding contribution to improving 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 implemented during 2002–09 in five districts.

The Chairman of the Jury that selected Antrix Corporation for this prestigious award, Prof Mohan Munasinghe, opined that ANTRIX Corporation Ltd. deserved the 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 at Antariksh Bhavan, the headquarters of Indian Space Research Organisation, senior state government officials including present and previous commissioners of the Watershed Development Department, involved in Sujala project were felicitated by ISRO Chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Department of Space and state Chief Secretary S V Ranganath.

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