E-Linkage of Krishi Vigyan Kendras under ICAR

Under an MoU, ERNET India has established a dedicated VSAT Hub and deployed Information Technology Infrastructure at 200 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs)/ Zonal Project Directorates (ZPDs) under ICAR to develop them into Information Hubs. E-Linkage of the remote 200 KVKs/ZPDs has been established with the VSAT Hub at ICAR Headquarters in New Delhi. The scientists and officials at each of the KVK/ZPD can access Internet, e-mailing and web services on 24X 7 basis. The e-Linkage network is enabled for Video Multicast and IP telephony which allows each KVK/ZPD to watch Video sessions broadcast from the Hub and to have voice interaction among each other and the center. The facility is being used for scheduling talks and lectures delivered from the Hub by domain experts on weekly basis for officials of the KVKs/ZPDs.