The University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) will inaugurate a unique museum on its Bengaluru campus on August 3, aimed at educating students and the public about the evolution of agriculture practices.
This initiative is particularly important due to the disconnect caused by urbanization, as many younger generations are unaware of rural India’s farming methods.
The museum’s inauguration will be conducted by Minister of Agriculture N. Cheluvarayaswamy and Pro-Chancellor, UAS-B.
S.V. Suresh, Vice-Chancellor of UAS, revealed that the expansive 963 sq.km agriculture museum will feature live models and the history of agriculture. Spread across six rooms, it will cover diverse aspects of agriculture, showcasing the evolution of farming practices, soil science, crop cycles, and information on crop diseases and microbes.
The museum, constructed over a decade at a cost of ₹1.5 crore, aims to educate visitors about agriculture and provide them with the opportunity to interact with scientists for further insights. Sections dedicated to secondary agriculture, poultry, and animal husbandry will be featured.
Additionally, the museum will address vital topics such as the impact of climate change, prevention strategies, and potential solutions.
Alongside the museum, a skill development center will be inaugurated, offering free accommodation to trainees and providing courses related to agriculture to farmers and other agricultural workers.