Based on pioneering research done by the University of Agricultural Sciences, (UAS) Bangalore, it was established that human urine can be productively utilised in agriculture and can produce on par yields with chemical fertilizers. Resource substitution of the petroleum based and energy and water intensive artificial fertilizers is possible. With a view to continue these studies and to understand the long term impact of the application of human urine on soil and crops, the recovery of nutrients from human waste streams, Arghyam is supporting this research for the institutionalization of urine application research and research on closing of nutrient loop using humanure. The key objectives of Phase II are:
The University of Agricultural Science, Bangalore, is a premier college for teaching, research and extension programmes in agriculture that serves people in the state of Karnataka and the country. It is , an autonomous educational and R&D institution with a
number of Agricultural research Stations and Colleges under its control, has responsibility to undertake research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences, extension of such sciences to assist farming community of the state and imparting education and training.
The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the faculty of Agriculture, Master’s degree programmes in 45 specialized areas in the faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences. Doctoral degree are also offered in 34 specialized areas in the faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences.