Satellite Communication Network (SATCOM)
To utilize potentials of Satellite Communication in training and extension activities of line departments, Government of Rajasthan established SATCOM in collaboration with Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India, Ahmedabad. Science and Technology Department is the Nodal Agency for it. For effective utilization and operation a Coordination Committee under Chairmanship of Chief Secretary with Principal Secretaries / Secretaries of various line departments as members was formed. Under the network.
Integrated Uplink Station (HUB) has been established and operational at IGPRS, Jaipur, providing connectivity to Edusat, Telemedicine and Gramsat. Satellite Interactive Terminals (SIT) (two way audio and video) have been installed at 32 Zila Parishads and 44 Edusat Sites. One way video and two way audio, Receive Only Terminals (ROTs) have been installed at 247 Panchayat Samitis Head Quarters, 233 Govt. Senior Secondary Schools and 19 colleges of the State and 13 Deputy Director Education Offices sites.
SATCOM Studio at IGPRS is operational for live telecast of programme. The studio was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minsiter of the state and the Central Science & Technology Minister on 18th February, 2010.