GNFC bags order from ISRO for supply of VSAT systems

Mumbai: The IT division of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers Company (GNFC) has bagged a turnkey project order, for supplying VSAT systems, from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Every VSAT system will have a 2.4-metre motorised antenna. The vital aspect of the VSAT system design will be its lightweight, small-size, quick-assembly and dismantling features. The design is also cost effective as compared to the total imported system.

GNFC has emerged as a leading provider of VSAT, Internet services and networking solutions to a host of corporates in Gujarat and is actively focusing on developing the IT industry infrastructure in the state with a planned investment and active support of the Gujarat state government.

The government is actively considering the use of such VSAT systems for rural communications and e-governance at village, taluka and district levels, essentially with a focus of supplying information to farmers and villagers.

Says GNFC executive director P B Nanavati: "GNFC has always strived to excel in all its operations. The order entrusted to us by ISRO only reiterates our quality and commitment."

After GNFC was incorporated in 1976, the company diversified into industrial products and today has to its credit India''s largest methanol, formic acid, concentrated nitric acid and acetic acid plants. GNFC is India''s only manufacturer of glacial acetic acid by the cutting-edge methanol route.