×
E-PAPER ▾

E-paper

Nation

Govt clears three-year action plan (17-20) for agricultural education

| | New Delhi

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with an outlay of Rs 2225.46 crore for strengthening and developing higher agricultural education in India.

The fund will be used for strengthening agri-education being imparted by various institutes under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Central Institute of Women in Agriculture (CIWA), including All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science (AICRP-HS).

“The Cabinet has approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with an outlay of Rs 2,225.46 crore,” Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said after the meeting.

In a statement, the government said the purpose of the scheme was to generate quality human resources besides taking initiatives to attract talented students, address faculty shortage, international ranking, alumni involvement, promoting innovations, reduce inbreeding, academia interface, and technology enabled learning, among others. The scheme was also aimed at modernisation of infrastructure and capacity building of both faculty and students in cutting edge areas through niche area.

The ICAR undertakes planning, development, coordination and quality assurance in higher agricultural education through partnership with 75 Agricultural Universities established across the country.

The human resource developed by agri-varsities has played a pivotal role in transforming agricultural scenario to achieve self-sufficiency.

NAARM (National Academy of Agricultural Research Management) has played a key role in enhancing the capacities of individuals and institutions of National Agricultural Research and Education System (NARES) in agricultural research, education and technology management.

The Central Institute for Women in Agriculture has been providing a leadership role in empowering farm women as in the changing agricultural scenario the roles and responsibilities of women in agriculture are indispensable

 
 
 
 
 

TOP STORIES

Sunday Edition

View All

‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

Read More

STATE EDITIONS

View All

IN BRIEF

23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

Read More

Page generated in 0.1911 seconds.