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Agriculture museum at IGKV to be inaugurated on Monday

PTI Raipur | Updated on January 16, 2018

An agriculture museum will be inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) here tomorrow and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.

“Well equipped with the latest information and communication techniques, it is the country’s biggest modern agriculture museum set up in an agriculture university,” IGKV’s Vice Chancellor Dr S K Patil said today.

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Chief Minister Raman Singh and state agriculture minister Brijmohan Agrawal will be present at the inauguration ceremony.

Set up at a cost of Rs 4.92 crore, the museum aims to provide information about special agricultural techniques, agriculture-related problems and their solution, and villagers’ lifestyles, Patil said.

It also displays the agriculture and tribal culture of Chhattisgarh. Modern techniques of farming are displayed in an interactive manner.

At least 12 touch screens have been installed at the museum which provides information on subjects like climatic conditions, soil quality, and rainfall variations. A mobile application ‘Crop Doctor’, designed by the university for the farmers, will also be launched, the Vice-Chancellor said.

The new Agriculture Science Centre for Raipur district will also be inaugurated on the occasion. Besides, the university will be holding its 8th convocation tomorrow where 1,197 students will be awarded degrees.

Published on September 11, 2016

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