Agri, horti Universities will be established in the same way as IITs and NITs
On Friday, Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kakani Govardhan Reddy paid a visit to a stall set up by students at the Government Horticulture College in Anantarajupeta, Annamayya district.
Agriculture Minister Kakani Govardhan Reddy has stated that horticulture and agriculture universities in Andhra Pradesh will be established on par with IITs and NITs.
On April 29 (Friday), the Minister addressed students, professors, and farmers following the inauguration of new academic blocks, hostels, and dormitories for boys and girls on the campus of Government Horticulture College in Anantarajupeta in Annamayya district. The amenities were built at a cost of Rs. 15 crore.
He stated that Dr. YSR Horticulture University was making tremendous progress by implementing several farmer-friendly initiatives and putting research and development first.
‘To provide better services to farmers, the state government has established Rythu Bharosa Kendras.’ Many countries are attempting to emulate the initiatives. 147 agricultural laboratories are being built across the state. Horticulture and crops are heavily promoted. ‘Plans are being developed to provide farmers with fair prices,’ the Minister stated.
Korumutla Srinivasulu, MLA for Railway Kodur and Government Whip, said during the event that the region was home to horticulture crops and that it had been improved with the development of a horticultural college.
T. Janakiram, Vice-Chancellor of YSR Horticulture University, accompanied the Agriculture Minister. ‘The university is developing new technologies for fruit, garden crops, vegetables, flowers, and aromatic crops cultivation, plant protection, and post-harvest.’ Aromatic oil crops are grown in all 26 districts of the state, according to him.
The Minister distributed agricultural and coconut farming publications published by Ambaji Peta Research Station. Later, Mr. Govardhan Reddy walked around campus, inspecting the various stalls set up by students.