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KISAN FORUM invites entries to a KISAN Home Design Competition. It is for the design of an autonomus home for a Farmer Family in Western Maharashtra. The competition is being conducted in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Architects, Pune Center.

These innovations in architecture and new thoughts in Home designs would be displayed to the audience of around two lakh farmers at KISAN fair. Later the same would be shared in digital format with over a million Rural population.

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Introduction to KISAN

KISAN FORUM, has been active in the realm of Agricultural extension for the past 25 years. Our objective is to keep farmers in tune with the latest developments in relevant technologies, and to harness these emerging opportunities in transforming their lives. As part of our efforts, we have worked on several large-scale projects towards this aim.



This Home should take the fullest advantage of what Nature Offers. It should be the Nature Friendly.

  • Energy independent : No connection from Electricity Board.
    BioGas, Wind, Solar energy (Any combination of renewable sources)
  • Nature : Use what nature offers to the fullest. Light, Ventilation, Solar water heater
  • Water efficiency : Rainwater harvesting. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
  • Waste management system
  • Security : CCTV, Fence, Burglar alarms..
  • Communication : State of art Technology + Farm Control centre
  • Plantation : Plan around the home.
  • Cost Estimate : For material, manpower & services.
  • Calculations of Carbon Footprint + Embodied Energy.*
    *Note : This will not be a criteria for judging the designs.

Who can participate

  • Team lead by an Architect*.
  • Team members can come from other vocations.
  • Team should have maximum 5 members.
  • Individual Architect* can also participate.
  • Team of students lead by a professional Architect.

Registration fees Rs. 500/- has to be paid while registering.

* Please Note : The Architect should be registered with the Council of Architecture, Govt. of India.
The enrollment number has to be shared while registering for this competition.