June 16, 2017
Former Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Santha Sheela Nair today visited Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and interacted with scientists on various activities of the varsity.
She held a brief discussion with TNAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. K. Ramasamy and visited the insect museum and acknowledged the contribution of the varsity for the benefit farming community.
The Insect Museum, built in an area of 6,000 sq. ft at a cost of Rs. 4.7 crore, was funded by the Planning Commission and National Agricultural Development Programme, Government of Tamil Nadu.
It starts with a lobby indicating the theme of the museum viz., “Bugs are kings”.
In the exhibit area there are seven radial walls on the right side and undivided wall on the left side. Each radial wall exhibits four thematic charts and their respective exhibits and 56 charts depicting the role of insects in different environments.
Themes on the radial wall are insect diversity, insect biology, beneficial insects insect pests, cultural entomology and theme on the left wall is Insect diversity of all the order.