Agriculture Institute Thesis Synopsis

November 26, 2017 | Author: Samanyu Bhatnagar | Category: Urban Agriculture, Agriculture, Public–Private Partnership, University, Science
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Agri Institute Thesis Synopsis situated in Pune...


synopsis Agriculture Commerce and Education Centre samanyu bhatnagar 31/09

introduction  Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in India  It contributes to only 14.4% of GDP and 10.23% of all exports  The cradle of the success has been the establishment of institutions of higher agricultural education  Worldwide agriculture is becoming competitive. Price and brand equity have become more prominent than before  Infusion of frontier science, good practices of trade, market intelligence techniques have become more important to promote efficiency, awareness, equity, and competitiveness in agriculture

About The Organization The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture. Established in 1929, the organization has 99 institutes and 53 universities spread across the country. It has played a major role in promoting excellence in education and research in agriculture.

 Most of the ICAR Universities have slackened owing mainly to inadequate modern infrastructure for education and research  The present situation demands a renewed thrust and relevance  Development and institutionalization of easily accessible and user-friendly knowledge systems to support decision making by various client groups has become necessary  It has become important to generate globally competitive human resource

Organization Motives Effort of poverty reduction Economic development must address the problems being faced by the agricultural sector To turn the challenges into economic opportunities for the urban poor To address both the emerging areas of agriculture which would be: Consolidating technology gains Improved farming experiences.  To fulfill the need for agricultural graduates and provide a class of services such as diagnostic laboratories, advisories on new innovations and markets.

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Location Pune has also emerged as a business centre. The hinterland of Pune witnesses intense farming of sugar and grapes, horticulture, and floriculture. Given the distinctive characteristics of this industry, many value-added industries like food processing have flourished in and around Pune. Pune has a locational advantage, being close to several demand driven markets such as Mumbai, Nasik, Nagpur, and Aurangabad.

Poona – The Queen of Deccan Pune, derived from its ancestral name Poona. A city which now is a technological hub of India has always served the empires as a centre due to its location and accessibility. The Mula and Mutha rivers which crosses the city right from the centre was the reason for agricultural land and the active agricultural activities present in the region.

 Its development index is one of the highest in India  The literacy rate of the town according to Census 2011 was 81.6%  The climate is variable yet suitable for multiple types of crops to grow  The abundance of farmers in the proximity  The advent of foreign capital particularly in research oriented, agriculture based industries  Successfully emerged as a Modern Architecture hub




Migration is the most crucial component for growth of any city.


Working Population










37% 63%

1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011

Total Working Population Total Non Working Population


The 90’s witnessed huge changes on the economic front which were reflected in the speedy expansion of the Agriculture sector • Addition of 38 villages in the limits of Pune Municipal Corporation • Dependency directly or indirectly on agriculture • Noticeable increase is observed in the workers’ proportions in primary and secondary sectors


 Sufficiently high demand for competent human resource in the area of Agro Business Management  Increasing the scope and effectiveness of networking with educational institutions and research organizations and their integration  As proposed by the ICAR, the Centers of Excellence (30-35 in number pan-India) will be developed with Agriculture Universities

To start with is the Pune Agriculture College:  Intake in Agriculture particularly in institutes of Maharashtra Also that the earliest known Agriculture Research Institute was in the old Poona University during British reign Outlay of Rs. 25 crore to each of the three old historical colleges Funding by the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India for developing Regional Research Complex.

 Modernization of AU Farms.  This new mega program was started in 2010-11 with the State Agricultural Universities and Central Universities with Agriculture Faculty.  Infrastructure will be given a boost to support the Horizontal Agriculture Beds and a Waste Remediation Building  Usage of new age technology through architectural elements will be incorporated for the modernization

The support from the XII Plan scheme laid out by ICAR in the National Agricultural Education Project - 2012 is thus: • Agricultural education will be concentrating mainly on market research oriented development • Need to shift from primary to secondary agriculture and non land based activities • Rs. 15.00 crore for 5 years per Centre for equipment, infrastructure, consultancy and training (both national and international)

The methodology is the systematic approach to be followed in two phases such that the end result will be authentic.


Phase II

Brief Outlook • Understanding the proposal

Research • In depth study from the books and the internet

Phase I

Interpret • Derive some first hand conclusions

Implementation • Indulge in Concept generation on the basis of compiled research data



• Refer to research and combine the ideas with the knowledge thus attained

• Evolve and take forward to bring about a final product


 Need for integrating agricultural education with job creation  Setting up of Agri-clinics and Agri-business Centers across the length and breadth of the country in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP)  A holistic program including farmers and consumers would be on the relevance and utility of agricultural S&T activities and programs  Agricultural Education will need to be enriched with real life subjects and an exposure to the market

Provide the campus with a Research Institute Development of a large scale Commercial plaza Make a high-end research laboratory Develop a Waste Re-mediation Centre Creating a Greenhouse Development Centre Develop a compressed urban farming landscape Bringing together the services Self sustainable typology study and its needs Integration of the Processing and Storage facility Obtain a socio-cultural development program Work on the following elements during design: Green Roof Systems Evolve Lighting Techniques for the plaza Interactive spaces



 Integration of a set of mixed use elements which include the Institute, the Commercial Plaza and the Research Facility should be separated yet accessibly together  With a whole new program and specific public community to target, the efforts will go into making people aware of it and reap its benefits  Developing well adaptable spaces out of a mixed use building typology  Use of the commercial plaza to attract the public  Usage of surroundings to our advantage

objectives  Focus on a programme oriented research institute  Ensuring a well connected campus  Increase the green edifice of the city that has faced a transformation into a concrete jungle  Giving the region a new distinctive atmosphere  All-round growth by following the ICAR Education Department guidelines  Transformation of the commercial activity  Develop a community level recreational space

NEED FOR THIS TYPOLOGY  Ever decreasing arable lands and increasing distances to those that remain  Depleted and missing farms leave larger and larger urban populations at the mercy of supply disruptions  The advent of an increased farmer input in the district ADVANCED OBJECTIVE - UNIFYING IDEA  Produce>market>income>growth>profits>research virtuous cycle  Co-individuals and groups will work on the properties and within the urban farm space to refine technologies and methods  To improve and sustain quality of higher agricultural system  To reap the profits and finally give it back to the farmers

 The National Agriculture Education Project Report; By - ICAR Education Department (2011)  Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Draft Development Plan (2007-2027)  Old PMC Development Report;  By - Pune Municipal Corporation (2011)  “” for Pune Laws


 Control Regulations for Development Plan (Amended)- 2013, Pune; By - Pune Municipal Corporation  Compressed Agri Initiative - North Dakota State University; By - Thomas Homic (2013)  Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture & Food Security (RUAF), Hyderabad; By - RUAF Foundation India (2011)  Urban Farming for India, an article by “The Nourishing Planet-2011” By - Matt Styslinger  The Hyderabad Declaration on Wastewater use in Agriculture (2002); In - Seronica Journal Vol. 3 No. 2, May 2012  Environment Status Report 2008-2009, PMC  Gokhale Institute Demography Report-2011

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