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"A must to see"
Agricultural Science Museum, you can follow the evolution of agriculture in India
A touch of a button and there's thunder and lightning. And then there is rain. Water evaporates from the ground, clouds form and rain follows. After a 20-second downpour, everything goes quiet. Then, suddenly, there's a rainbow. This is not a lesson from a child's science book: it's a practical demonstration of a water cycle at the National Agricultural Science Museum in Delhi.
Spread over 23,000 sq ft, and set in the lush grounds of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Pusa, this museum inaugurated in 2004, is a specially designed building that documents the development of agriculture in India from prethe -historic period to the modern era. Upholding Jawaharlal Nehru's view that "everything can wait but not agriculture", this two-storey building houses 150 exhibits displayed in 10 sections with the purpose of providing a detailed understanding of the state of agriculture in India.
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