Antrix of ISRO bags award

The award has been instituted for fostering sustainable development in the society. The award was conferred on Antrix for its outstanding contribution to improve sustainable livelihood amongst rural poor while reducing their vulnerability to climate risks. Antrix 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 2002–09 in five districts.

The Chairman of the Jury,  Prof Mohan Munasinghe, winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2007, opined that Antrix 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.

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