14 September 2016 Current Affairs: An agriculture museum inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.
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, villagers' lifestyles.
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 in the museum which provides information on subjects like climatic conditions, soil quality, rainfall variations. A mobile application 'Crop Doctor', designed by the university for the farmers, will also be launched.
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.