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CM promises funds for Horticultural varsity

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
CM promises funds for Horticultural varsity
CM promises funds for Horticultural varsity

Hyderabad, Sept 16 :

 The Chief Minister, K.Rosaiah, on Wednesday said the Government will positively consider the urgent financial requirements of the Horticultural University in the State. He held a review meeting on the issues of Horticultural University with minister and officials at Secretariat today.

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Started in August 2007 with its headquarters at Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari District, the Horticultural University integrates teaching, research and extension for the development of Horticulture in the entire State.  It has four colleges, five polytechnics and 29 research stations in the entire state. 

The Chief Minister was told that in all 1,110 students are studying for Degree courses and 104 in the PG courses in the University. He was told that it is a fact the University lacks suitable infrastructure and faculty.  Buildings with inadequate amenities were hired for colleges and hostels and managed during the last two years. Since all the colleges are located in rural areas, adequate and suitable accommodation are not available for the additional 390 students admitted this year. 

The Chief Minister was requested for an additional grant of Rs.10.00 crores towards contingencies and Mr Rosaiah agreed to positively consider the request. Minister for Horticulture and Agriculture, N Raghuveera Reddy, Principal Secretary, Horticulture, Pankaj Dwivedi, Vice Chancellor, Horticulture University, Dr.Shikhamani and other officials attended the meeting.