The government is making efforts to introduce agriculture as a subject at middle school level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed during his address while inaugurating college and administration buildings of the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University in Jhansi on August 29. While launching the university Modi interacted with students and motivated them on making the agriculture sector atmanirbhar (self-reliant).
“We are trying to sync research with agriculture. Our aim is to make scientific research available to the smallest of small farmers. The university, young researchers, and students can play a great role in it,” said Modi in his address. “Agriculture as a subject should be introduced at the mid-school level. It is important to take education related to agriculture and its practical application to schools,” said PM.
Inaugurating College and Admin Buildings of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi. https://t.co/RUdfhvKGfQ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 29, 2020
The university was launched in 2014, however, is formally inaugurated today. It was operating from the Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi due to lack of infrastructure.
Today, the Education Minister, formerly known as Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also virtually lay the foundation stone of the Central University of Odisha.
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