Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of HRD, inaugurated Amrita OceanNet, in the presence of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, on September 26, 2016.
OceanNet is an Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham project offering internet connectivity for fishermen at sea to help them stay safe and provides connectivity up to 60 km. Each boat’s coordinates, speed, course is tracked on a land-based server. SOS calls are also supported.
The minister spoke Live using OceanNet to Dhanesh, a project member of Oceannet, who was at that time on his boat in the Arabian Sea. Mr. Javadekar said: “Hello Dhanesh, you are 60 kms away in the ocean, but you are very close to Amma’s heart and you will always be protected by Amma.”