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Radha Mohan Singh inaugurates veterinary college in Nagaland

KOHIMA: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry in Jalukie village, Peren District, Nagaland under the aegis of the Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal.

The Minister while inaugurating the College said that agricultural education plays an important role in ensuring food security and human resource development in any society, wherein the role of Universities is pivotal.

Considering this need, the Government of India established Central Agricultural University in the region in 1992. The University has so far established seven colleges. Keeping in view the advancement of human resource and agricultural and allied sciences, during the Twelve Five Year Plan, the Government of India added six more colleges in the region.

The College is also one of the colleges added during the Twelve Five Year Plan. Recently, Union Cabinet has approved the amendment of CAU Act, 1992 to include the state of Nagaland under the jurisdiction of the Central Agricultural University, Imphal.

The state Government of Nagaland has provided land free of cost to establish the college. The Union Minister said that this new college would maintain higher standards of education and help the state of Nagaland to make rapid development and advancement in the field  of agriculture and allied sciences and human resource sector.

Singh also inaugurated KVK in Peren. T.R. Zeliang, Chief Minister of Nagaland, Farmers of Peren District, Officers, Faculty, Staff Members of the University were present on this occasion.