VasantraoNaik State Agriculture Extension Management Training Institute; popularly known as VANAMATI is an apex training institute of Department of Agriculture Government of Maharashtra. The institute was established on date 1st July 1992 vide GR No-(PR BHE PA) 1092/CR-2(A)/17-A dated 12.05.1992. The operational area for the Apex institute is entire State where as for Regional Institutes; the respective Regions namely Nagpur, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nasik, Pune, Kolhapur and Thane (Khopoli).
The apex institute is located at its new campus at VIP Road Dharampeth Nagpur and it has the responsibility to impart Capacity Building Training to middle and senior level officials of State Department of Agriculture and Allied Sector. The principal lines of activities for institute revolves round the Training and Development and as such, the Thrust Areas for the organization are, Agriculture Extension Management, Human Resource Development & Information and Communication Technology
The institute is also entrusted with the responsibilities of carrying out training and development activities under World Bank assisted projects such as MWSIP, MACP etc… In line with its stated objectives, institute conducts various training programmes throughout the year and enable intended trainees develop desired competencies so as to improve performance in the field thereby supporting farmers in realizing their dreams.