College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry inaugurated in Nagaland

Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry at Jalukie village in Peren District of Nagaland under the aegis of the Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said the Union Government had established the CAU in the region in 1992, taking into account the need for agricultural education. The university has so far established seven colleges.
Recently, the 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 provided suitable land free of cost to establish the college. The Minister expressed the hope that the new college would try to maintain higher standards of education and help Nagaland make rapid development and advancement in term of agriculture and allied sciences and human resource sector.
He acknowledged that animal husbandry practices have been playing a pivotal role in supplementing family income and generating employment to the rural poor apart from efficient utilization of agricultural products and by-products suitable for human consumption.
Mr. Singh also inaugurated a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Peren. He said a seed hub was being established under the aegis of CAU, Imphal and another in ICAR Research Complex at Agartala. One KVK
Mr Radha Mohan Singh also inaugurated KVK in Peren. He further stated that one Seed Hub is being established under the aegis of Central Agricultural University (CAU), Imphal and another in ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre located in Agartala. One KVK would be established this year in Kifre district he said.
Front line demonstration of pulses and oil seeds would be conducted in 60 hectares and 220 hectares, respectably in the state this year, he added.


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