Home  
At a Glance Government People and Culture Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh Biodiversity Directory
ycol.gif (4491 bytes)
Documents Services
Forms Schemes
Documents Forms
Forms Acts
Acts Rules & Regulations
Rules & Regulations Documents & Notifications
Forms Tenders
Acts Announcements
Rules & Regulations Weblinks
 
 
   
 
Concerned State : Arunachal Pradesh
Concerned Department : Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Title of Announcement : Union Minister laid foundation stone of Agricultural College at Pasighat
Concerned Date : 27 / 11 / 2013
Details :
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar laid foundation stone of a permanent campus of the first ever College of Agriculture at Pasighat in East Siang district. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Agriculture & Horticulture Minister Setong Sena, Fisheries Minister Rajesh Tacho, Education Minister and local legislator Bosiram Siram were also present on there.
Pawar said his ministry has almost doubled the allocation to Arunachal Pradesh under various windows as compared to year 2007-08. He disclosed that he had promptly extended the National Food Security Mission (NFSM)-rice component not only for Arunachal Pradesh but the entire North Eastern states after Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and the Agriculture Minister Setong Sena requested him last year.
"In fact, the credit of having NFSM in NE states goes to your chief minister who rightly pointed out the need to have food security within the region," he said.
The Union Minister informed that this year his ministry has allocated more than Rs 15 crore for National Food Security Mission (NSFM), Rs 32 crore for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) and Rs 48 crore for Horticulture Mission for Arunachal Pradesh. "I am extremely liberal while supporting this state and have told my officers that if the state is ready to absorb more funds, we should readily provide the same," he said. Pawar also offered assistance from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in building cold chains, modern slaughter houses and many processing units.
In fact, last week only, the ministry had sanctioned a grant of Rs 9 crore for establishment of a modern slaughter house at Itanagar besides approval for a Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Anjaw and in two more districts, he informed. He further assured support in development of fisheries sector including establishment of neat and clean fish markets, poultry sector and Mithun rearing.
The College of Agriculture, which materialised in record time, in fact has already started its academic session from this year with 20 students. With the first batch of B.Sc (Agriculture) already in place, Pawar said this must be the first case in the country where a college has been sanctioned and operationalized in such short span of time.
Expressing gratitude to the Union Minister on behalf of the people, Tuki, in his speech sought further cooperation from the Union Ministry and requested establishment of a veterinary college and a fishery college in the state. He also sought enhancement in intake capacity of students in the College of Agriculture to 30 with 50% reservation for Arunachalee students.  The meeting was also addressed by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering, Agriculture Minister Setong Sena, ICAR Director General Dr S Ayappan and Central Agriculture University, Imphal, Vice Chancellor Prof S N Puri.
Legislators Techi Kaso, Ralom Borang, J K Pangeng and Tako Dabi, Chief Secretary H K Paliwal, PS to Union Minister Prashant Lokhande, officials of the Agriculture and Horticulture department, district administration, professors, lecturers and students of College of Agriculture, and College of Horticulture & Forestry, Panchayat leaders and progressive farmers were also present on the occasion.
 
<< Back
Photo Gallery | Arunachal Statistical Map   | Census documents
ycol.gif (4491 bytes)

Designed & Developed  by National Informatics Centre, Arunachal Pradesh State Unit
Content owned by Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Contents Service Provider: Luminous Infoways

<Disclaimer> <Feedback>