Adoption of Village by ISRO under CSR responsibility

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Adoption of Village

As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, Antrix Corporation Limited, a Public Sector Unit under Department of Space and the commercial arm of ISRO, has adopted Brahmasandra Village, Tumukuru district, Karnataka.

Adoption of Brahmasandra village is through Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF), an NGO, empanelled by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, New Delhi. Various activities planned include rain water harvesting, tank rejuvenation, construction of water harvesting structures, skill development, income generation, women empowerment, construction of household toilets, Anganwadis, services to livestock and fodder development. These activities are expected to improve agricultural productivity, availability of drinking water, sanitation facilities, ground water table, milk production, children’s education, women empowerment and formation of a vibrant village development community for sustaining the benefits. Overall, the project aims to improve the quality of life of farmers and to address the basic needs of the village community. Adoption of more number of villages has not been envisaged at present.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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