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Shri Radha Mohan Singh to Visit Patna, Bihar on 25th of this Month

Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, will visit Patna, Bihar on 25-01-2015 to address the issue of establishing a Central Agriculture University in Pusa named Rajendra Central Agriculture University. An MOU in this regard will be signed by Agriculture Education and Research Department of Government of Bihar and ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture.

Shri Singh expressed his happiness and complimented Bihar Government for responding positively to his letter dated 19-01-2015. In his communication vide letter dated today, addressed to Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi, Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Singh mentioned that Bihar is considered to be storehouse of knowledge in various sectors including Science and Agriculture from ancient times.

Since long, demand for establishing a full fledged Central Agricultural University in Bihar was being made and present Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa was identified for making it into Central Agriculture University. Planning Commission had provided in-principle approval in 2009 to State Government’s proposal. During 12th Five year plan, an amount of Rs 400 cr has been proposed in this regard.

GG:SB Shri Radha Mohan Singh visit to Bihar 22.01.2015

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