National Agricultural Science Museum
National Agricultural Science Museum (NASM), situated in the National Agricultural Science Centre campus of ICAR in New Delhi, is the first of its kind in the country. Spread over a two storey specially designed building of floor area of 23,000 sq ft, the museum portrays the development of agriculture in India since prehistoric time and the present state-of-the-art technology in agriculture in our country, with a futuristic projection.
Agriculture and animal husbandry have been the backbone of Indian economy since prehistoric time. Even today, about 65% of the Indian population directly or indirectly lives on Agriculture. Agriculture has also shaped the literature, creed and culture of the Indian Society. The rich agricultural wealth of the country attracted hoards of migrants to arrive and settle in India.
Ancient literature and archaeological excavations have provided us with innumerable evidences of agricultural practices in ancient and medieval India. After Independence, utmost emphasis was laid on agriculture in the consecutive five-year plans. As a result, India achieved green revolution and self-sufficiency in food production. Today, we can not only feed a billion people, but also have enough potential to Copeup with the future challenges. Thus, the story of agriculture is the story of Indian society. This story has been documented in a popular form at the National Agricultural Science Museum. The museum has 150 exhibits which are displayed in 10 major sections viz. Six Pillars of Agriculture, Agriculture in Prehistoric Era, Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic & Post Vedic Era, Sultnat & Mughal Era, Advent of British, Advancement of agricultural sciences in Independent India, Global Issues related to Agriculture, Towards a Food-Secure Future, and Children's Section.
General Information about the Museum
|Address||:||National Agricultural Science Museum
NASC Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg Opp. Dasghara,
Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012
|Timing||:||10.30 A.M. to 04.30 P.M.|
|Environment||:||Pollution free, spacious and full of greenery|
|Entry Fee||:||Rs. 10 Per Individual.|
|Free entry for School, College students and Groups of farmers|
|Holiday||:||Mondays and National Holidays|
|Parking||:||Ample & Free|
|Telefax No.||:||+91 11 25846375|