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Globe award for ISRO's commercial arm

Shri P G Diwakar & Dr. B.K. Ranganath of ISRO with Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2007 along with the Globe Sustainability Research Award. Photo: ISRO

BANGALORE (PTI): Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO, has been conferred the prestigious Globe Sustainability Research Award 2010 by the Globe Forum, Stockholm, Sweden.

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.

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