Vigyan Ashram is a centre for educating young people in agriculture practices, such as raising livestock or aquaponics, as well as agricultural technology and frugal innovation development. Its large workshop for wood and metalwork also houses a FabLab. It is a popular site for students to attend Fab Academy, as the projects must be oriented to benefit the residents of the ashram and/or the local residents of Pabal, which is largely agricultural. Engineering students who have studied at e.g. Mumbai or Pune take further training at the FabLab in order to learn how to materially realize projects and deal with local clients.
Students learn how to set up and maintain large aquaponics systems for growing food, cooking and baking, animal husbandry and other agricultural skills.
Geodesic domes are also built as used as housing, for growing mushrooms and for other experiments in self-sufficiency.
Vigyan Ashram has a large workshop building for the metal and wood workshops, where students work on rural technology development.
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