Agriculture education budget witnesses record hike
NEW DELHI: Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh , while addressing people on the 8th convocation ceremony of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) Monday, said that the Union Government has increased the agriculture education budget from Rs.405 crores (2013-14) to Rs.570 crores which is a record increase of 40.5%.
The Union Minister also added that the Union Government has made agriculture education practical and employable by implementing the recommendations of the 5th Dean Committee in the universities all across the country.
Singh inaugurated 21st Krishi Vigyan Kendras in Chhattisgarh and assured to establish more Kendras in the remaining six districts.
Singh further said, “Changes are fast taking place in the farming methods with the development in technology. Chhattisgarh displays a unique combination of agriculture and cooperation in the country”.