Vigyan Ashram provides comprehensive instruction in four areas – Engineering, Energy & Environment, Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, and Home & Health – to 25 to 30 rural boys and girls in a residential setting. It is helping revitalize the rural Indian economy through appropriate training and education.
This is the computer center at Vigyan Ashram
Ashok Kalbag, my IIT Bombay classmate with a friend sitting in the main classroom
Ashok’s dad the late Dr. Shrinath S. Kalbag founded Vigyan Ashram in 1983 and moved to and stayed on its rural campus
Low cost LED based flashlight assembled from avaialble indigenous parts by Vigyan Ashram students
Food technology lab used to teach volume food preparation skills
The Pabal Dome – a low cost kit-based Geodesic dome that can be assembled in a day and costs Rs 150/sft
Students assembling a Pabal Dome that will be used as dorm at the Ashram
Ashram designed low cost tractor
Bicycle powered pump for water
Bicycle powered generators designed and made at the Ashram
Biogas digester used to power kitchen
The main road of the Vigyan Ashram Campus
I now know am not alone, I’ve always wanted to run a training place based on what I do-leathercraft using appropiate technology. I’d like to visit the center to learn and share ideas.