Wednesday, October 15, 2014

AU URGES CM FOR AGRI VARSITY IN BALANGIR Thursday, 16 October 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar news published in the Pioneer

AU URGES CM FOR AGRI VARSITY IN BALANGIR
Thursday, 16 October 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Rajya Sabha BJD member AU Singh Deo has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up an agriculture university in Balangir district. In a letter written to the Chief Minister, Singh Deo pointed out that Balangir is a backward district in the KBK region. The per capita income of the people of the district is very low. Agriculture, being the main source of income for the people of the district, there is a need for some proactive initiative from the Government for its development and an agriculture university would serve it to a large extent.
Farmers need to have knowledge on use of modern technology to upgrade their farming activity and making it a profitable livelihood. Odisha, having just one agriculture university, needs at least one more university for growth agriculture. The BJD manifesto also promises to set up one more agriculture university in the KBK region, he said.
“I believe Balangir, representing the backward and western Odisha districts is the most suitable place for a second agriculture university,” he pointed out. Moreover, Balangir is also backward from the point of view of technical education, while nearby districts have been benefitted with several Government technical colleges.  Kalahandi has a Government engineering college and a medical college. Sambalpur has a university, medical college and an engineering university. Bargarh too has an engineering college. However, Balangir still has none, pointed out the letter further.
“I, therefore, would like to request you for taking appropriate initiatives for setting up a second agriculture university of the State at Balangir,” the MP urged.
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