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Village knowledge Centre & Village Resource Centres

  1. 1. VKC & VRC Presentation By : Mr. Bai Koyu 1st Year, 2nd Semester Agricultural Extension CAU/CPGS/AGEXT/M13/01
  2. 2. VILLAGE KNOWLEDGE CENTRES : • 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.
  3. 3. VKC Implementation : It was started at Villianur, a village in Pondicherry in 1998. The cost of project is completely borne by MSSRF. The VKC project uses a Hub & Spokes model. The hub is a “Village Resource Centre” Which is typically connected to 20-30 VKCs spread over a 60Km radius.
  4. 4. OBJECTIVE : • For promoting single window delivery of need-based services viz. rain water harvesting, nutritional information. • Including primary processing of fruits and vegetables • Rural sanitation, preventive and curative aspects of health and hygiene, • Skill development and linkage with market requirements etc.
  5. 5. • Location : Rural areas • Target group : Economically disadvantaged sections of the society, SHGs • Stake holders: CAPART, NGO, District Administration, Village Panchayats, Local Communities.
  6. 6. Specification ( Technical & Functional Central Site : The originating point of information dissemination. Remote Site : The receiving point of information from the central site. Connectivity : WiMax/VSAT/Leased Line/ISDN Technologies
  7. 7. The central studio, from where the speaker will deliver the interactive real time, will have :  audio/video systems, Computers, Printers, UPSs, CPCB certified Diesel Generator Sets and Wireless Broadband radio link /VSAT/Leased Line/ISDN lines
  8. 8. 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 Line/ISDN lines. It will also have a Windows XP enabled PC with TV tuner card. for digitizing, archiving , conducting playback input from video conferencing.
  9. 9. VILLAGE RESOURCE CENTRES: • It has been evolved by ISRO and implemented through a partnership with RRSSC. • VRCs was inaugurated in 2004. • The VRC is a totally interactive VSAT based network. • The network uses one of the Extended C- band transponders of the INSAT-3A satellite.
  10. 10. Contd... 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 women empowerment
  11. 11. VTCs Services : Tele-education Tele-healthcare Land & Water Resources Management Interactive Advisory Services Tele-fishery e-Governance Services Weather Services
  12. 12. VRC - Status and Future Plan: During the past two years, over 275 VRCs have been set up in the country across 16 States. In association with about 40 partner agencies. These VRCs have conducted over 3,000 programmes benefiting over 200,000 people.
  13. 13. Contd... • In the coming years, the VRC programme will be expanded. • 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.
  14. 14. Thank You Kingsoft Office published by www.Kingsoftstore.com @Kingsoft_Office kingsoftstore

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