In order to develop a permanent campus for the Agriculture College at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the transfer of 21.93 acre of land belonging to the Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Rajahmundry to the Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad.
The Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University had established a new agriculture college at Rajahmundry in East Godavari district during the academic year 2008-09 to train agricultural graduates for acquiring advanced agricultural knowledge associated with Godavari Delta.
At present, the agricultural college is temporarily running from rented accommodation of local Arts and Science College (SKVT College). After transfer of the land, the college would be able to develop its own permanent campus. Establishment of a new agriculture college at Rajahmundry is expected to go a long way in development of agricultural research and education in Godavari delta and also help the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to fulfill one of its mandates including agricultural education, research and extension.
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