Biotech Kisan Hub - ANGRAU
Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) was established under the name of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University (APAU) on the 12th of June 1964 through the APAU Act 1963. Later, it was renamed as Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University on the 7th of November, 1996 in honour and memory of the noted Parliamentarian and Kisan Leader, Acharya N. G. Ranga.
At the verge of completion of Golden Jubilee Year of the ANGRAU, it has given birth to a new State Agricultural University namely Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University with the bifurcation of the state of Andhra Pradesh as per the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act 2014. The ANGRAU at LAM, Guntur is serving the students and the farmers of 13 districts of new State of Andhra Pradesh with renewed interest and dedication.
Train human resource needed for Agriculture and allied sectors for the development of the State of Andhra Pradesh (Education).
To generate technologies for improving Agriculture, Agril.Engineering, Home Science and allied sectors (Research).
Transfer of Technology through the dissemination of knowledge in collaboration with the Development Departments of the Government (Extension).
Twelve constituent colleges & Six affiliated Agricultural Colleges, Two Post Graduate Centres, 19 constituent polytechnics and 81 affiliated polytechnics offering UG, PG, Ph.D and Diploma courses in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Home Science faculties.
Six Regional Agricultural Research Stations across 6 Agro climatic zones, 30 Research stations,one Farmers Call Centre and 36 AICRP Centres.
Thirteen District Agricultural Advisory and Transfer of Technology Centres (DAATTCs), 13 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), Agriculture Information and Communication Centre, Electronic Wing and Farmers Call Centre.
BIOTECH KISAN HUB
As a part of the Government’s focus on the development of programmes that aim to directly and positively impact people’s lives rapidly, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been at the forefront in many of these initiatives. Two Farmer-Centric initiatives of this Ministry are Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics.
The Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan shared details on these new initiatives with the Press in New Delhi today. The two programs are intended to have major impact on rural livelihood through science. The Minister in his address stated that the Prime Minister’s emphasis on the importance to work on the problems faced by our farmers is a great motivation factor for the scientist community.
Biotech- KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network) Empowering Small- and Women- Farmers with Science Implementation
Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers, especially women farmers. Cash crops and horticulture can be a major source of income but the vagaries of climate, disease and market often prevent this. Farmers are eager to use scientific tools that can mitigate these factors. The Department of Biotechnology is partnering to stimulate these exciting directions.
The Scheme is for farmers, developed by and with farmers, it empowers women, impacts locally, connects globally, is Pan-India, has a hub-and spoke model and stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers.
·For Farmers: The Biotech-KISAN is a Farmer centric scheme launched by of the Department of Biotechnology, where scientists will work in sync with farmers to understand problems and find solutions.
·By Farmers: Developed in consultation with the farmers. Soil, Water, Seed and Market are some key points that concern small and marginal farmers. Biotech-KISAN aims to link farmers, scientists and science institutions across the country in a network that identifies and helps solve their problems in a cooperative manner.
Biotech Kisan Hub - ANGRAU, biotech, kisan, hub,angrau