GSLV Successfully Launches India’s Latest Communication Satellite GSAT-6

ISRO had successfully deployed the India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched GSAT-6, the country’s latest communication satellite, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

The launch took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India. This was the fifth developmental flight of GSLV and the third to carry the indigenous CUS.  GSLV-D6 was intended to further test and qualify the CUS developed by ISRO.

The antenna is one of the most advanced features of GSAT-6 satellite and will be utilized for five spot beams over the Indian mainland, which exploit the frequency reuse scheme to increase frequency spectrum utilisation efficiency.

The satellite provides communication through five spot beams in S-band and a national beam in C-band for strategic users. The satellite’s life expectancy is nine years.

ISRO also said, the third orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the satellite’s onboard motors for nine minutes.

Soon after its injection into GTO, the two solar arrays of GSAT-6 were automatically deployed and the Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka took control of GSAT-6.

In the coming days, GSAT-6’s orbit will be raised from its present GTO to the final circular Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing the satellite’s Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) in stages. The satellite will be commissioned into service after the completion of orbit raising operations, deployment of its 6 m wide sieve shaped unfurlable antenna, the satellite’s positioning  in its designated orbital slot of 83 degree East longitude in the GSO and in-orbit testing of its communication payloads. Flight of GSLV underscores the success of ISRO in mastering the highly complex cryogenic rocket propulsion technology.

Nellore District Administration making elaborate arrangements for Rottela Panduga

Rottela Panduga or the Roti festival which is an annual religious event organised at Bara Shaheed Dargah in Nellore is getting ready to celebrate this festival this year too.

State government has declared Rottela Panduga as state festival last year and is making proposals to spend Rs. 50 lakhs towards developing basic facilities for the devotees. Mayor Abdul Aziz and corporator Nume Mallikarjuna Yadav visited the dargah premises and asked the officials to initiate steps for providing basic facilities like sanitation and drinking water.

Devotees from different religions exchange rotis in the knee-deep waters of the tank after their wishes are fulfilled.

Nellore gained unique distinction for having highest number of e-toilets

Nellore is the first district in the country with the highest number of e-toilets in its schools. Nellore has got the unique distinction for having 461 self cleaning toilets.

Eram Scientific Solutions which is a Kerala based manufacturer of electronic toilets has deployed automated and self cleaning e-toilets across Nellore schools as part of corporate social responsibility initiatives of TCS. This automatic model will wash the floor automatically, has automatic exhaust fan, ceiling light, which has in-built sensors to conserve electricity and water.

This system works on both solar and electric grid and costs Rs 1 lakh which comes with one year warranty and insurance coverage.

Chairman of the Eram Group, Mr. Siddek Ahmed said that they are happy in creating a profund impact on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by providing technology enabled sanitation which was unheard of in the country before.

Eram Scientific has received over 38 national and international awards for their innovative intervention in sanitation.

Nellore e-toilets

Digital library was launched by Cyient Foundation in Nellore school

To gain access to educational resources by underprivileged student the Cyient foundation has launched a digital library at Akshara Vidyala School.

Akshara Vidyalaya is run by Swarna Bharat Trust, Chennai-based non-profit organisation which was started 14 years back. This digital library is expected to benefit more than 900 students.

This library helps students with their classwork, and provides different types of educational materials in different formats which will be in interest of students.

This library has been named after former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam.

BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and Trustee, Cyient Foundation said, “Digital formats are enabling democratisation of information, which India needs to embrace. Such technologies can benefit and uplift the bottom of the pyramid by providing access to information resources and repositories irrespective of users’ status or location.

Kobelco to start its second unit at Sricity

kobelco cranes india sricity sez nellore

Kobelco Cranes India Pvt. Ltd (KCI), a part of Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd (KCL). Japan has commenced the commercial production of its hydraulic crawler crane manufacturing plant in India in February 2012. The facility located at Sri City SEZ near Tada in Nellore District (75 kms north to Chennai), produces 100 units comprising 100 -Ton, 150-Ton and 260-Ton class cranes.

Kobelco is going to start its second manufacturing unit at Sricity.  Kobelco has laid foundation to start construction of its second manufacturing unit at Sricity. This function was attended by Kobelco President, KCI President, Director Yutakha Goto,and Sricity managing director Ravindra Sannareddy. Kobelco group is the first Japanese company which has started its production at Sricity.

485 acres allotted for International leather complex in Nellore

State government has allotted 485 acres of land to International leather complex limited in Nellore. Land was allotted at Kothapatnam village in Kota mandal.  Its decided to give the land for the project at the price of  Rs 3lakh per acre.

Tata International Leather Products and Fashion Club Global have come forward to set up the units in the state. More than 40 companies have come forward to set up units at Krishnapatnam leather complex. It’s expected that these companies create 15000 jobs and also increase the investments up to Rs2000 crores.

Center’s approval for Nellore Tourism Circuit

narasimha konda temple in nellore

The ministry of tourism under Swadesh Darshan Scheme, has approved a Coastal Tourism Circuit for Nellore district to be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 100 crore.

Mr.R.Amarendra Kumar, the Executive Director of Projects, AP Tourism Development Corporation told that the centre has approved the project in principle. The team is in Delhi to discuss about the mega project. According to him the idea is to develop the district as a leading coastal and eco-theme tourist circuit of India. The project will enrich tourist experience and enhance employment opportunities.

The proposed tourism circuit in this region envisages linking all the attractive features like the Pulicat Lake (B V Palem, Irakkum and Venadu Islands, Atakanitippa), the Nelapattu Birds sanctuary, the Kandaleru reservoir, Nellore tank bund, the Kothakoduru and Mypadu beaches, Ramatheertham temple and beach, Iskapalli beach, Udayagiri Fort and Krishnapatnam cruise terminal.

It is proposed to develop a floating jetty, tourist amenities and a handicrafts display centre at B.V.Palem in Tada. Strengthening of Nellore cheruvu, children’s parks and play areas, and water sports and also developing activity based infrastructure at tank bund. Upgrading of Tourism information centre and developing watch towers at flamingo resting places at Atakanitippa. There also proposal of developing floating jetty, boating, a tourist interpretation centre, water front promenade with lightning, landscape, a rock garden and water sports at Kandaleru reservoir.

Nellore is well connected to Chennai, Tirupathi and Bengaluru and it has Kottakoduru and Mypadu and tourists a lot. Iskapalli beaches which attract and it is destination of heritage and cultural importance. This region is home to ancient temples, historic dargahs, virgin beaches, enticing waterfalls, migratory birds’ sanctuaries, vast water bodies and lush green paddy fields.  The tourist spots in Nellore region are quite peaceful and pleasant extending an invitation to you to explore them further. Pulicat bird sanctuary is located in 500 sq kms of wetlands spanning Nellore (Andhra Pradesh) and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) districts  in India. It is close to Sathish Dhavan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota. The sanctuary is famous for migratory birds like flamingo, pelican and others.

Historic Sites

Bird Sanctuaries

Lakes and reservoirs