Village knowledge Centre & Village Resource Centres
VKC & VRC
Presentation By :
Mr. Bai Koyu
1st Year, 2nd Semester
• Village Knowledge Centre (VKC) serves as
information dissemination centre.
• It provides instant access to farmers about
latest information/ knowledge available.
• Basically in the field of agriculture, starting
from crop production to marketing.
VKC Implementation :
It was started at Villianur, a village in
Pondicherry in 1998.
The cost of project is completely borne by
The VKC project uses a Hub & Spokes model.
The hub is a “Village Resource
Which is typically connected to 20-30 VKCs
spread over a 60Km radius.
• For promoting single window delivery of
need-based services viz. rain water
harvesting, nutritional information.
• Including primary processing of fruits and
• Rural sanitation, preventive and curative
aspects of health and hygiene,
• Skill development and linkage with market
• Location : Rural areas
• Target group : Economically disadvantaged
sections of the society, SHGs
• Stake holders: CAPART, NGO, District
Administration, Village Panchayats, Local
Specification ( Technical &
Central Site : The originating point of
Remote Site : The receiving point of
information from the central site.
Connectivity : WiMax/VSAT/Leased
The central studio, from where the speaker
will deliver the interactive real time, will have :
Computers, Printers, UPSs, CPCB certified
Diesel Generator Sets and
Wireless Broadband radio link /VSAT/Leased
The remote location i.e. Village Knowledge
Centre will have
Audio / video system, printer, UPS and CPCB
certified DG set and
Wireless Broadband radio link/VSAT/Leased
It will also have a Windows XP enabled PC
with TV tuner card.
for digitizing, archiving , conducting playback
input from video conferencing.
VILLAGE RESOURCE CENTRES:
• It has been evolved by ISRO and
implemented through a partnership with
• VRCs was inaugurated in 2004.
• The VRC is a totally interactive VSAT based
• The network uses one of the Extended C-
band transponders of the INSAT-3A satellite.
Users located at one node of this network can
fully interact with others located at another
node through video and audio links.
Two facets of VRC have been envisaged:
One is Governmental domain.
The second is the Public domain.
Provide information on health, education,
nutrition, gender issues, legal services and
VRC - Status and Future Plan:
During the past two years, over 275 VRCs
have been set up in the country across 16
In association with about 40 partner
These VRCs have conducted over 3,000
programmes benefiting over 200,000 people.
• In the coming years, the VRC programme will
• To cover the entire rural and semi-urban parts
of the country.
• Together with the initiatives of other agencies,
the benefits of VRCs will be able to reach all
the villages in the country.
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