VCRC is one of the permanent institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research established in 1975 at Pondicherry. It is a centre of excellence for research and training in vector-borne diseases and control and a WHO collaborating Centre for Research and Trainining in Lymphatic Filariasis and Integrated Methods of Vector Control.
A campaign to encourage the use of LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs was launched at Valavil and Parakkal villages at Mahe by home minister E Valsaraj on Saturday. Under the campaign, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are being replaced with 22-watt LED bulbs by the Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry (REAP). According to a press release from the REAP project director, the government is sp