New Delhi: As a first step towards establishment of Veterinary University Training and Research Centre by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has given its approval for transfer of 50 acre of land from Central Sheep & Wool Research Institute (CSWRI) in Tonk, Rajasthan to the Government of Rajasthan on free of cost basis.
The approval given in the Cabinet meet held on March 23, 2016, however, is on the conditional basis. The transfer of land shall be subject to an undertaking by the Government of Rajasthan that the transferred land will be used exclusively for the stated purpose and CSWRI and Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) will extend the needed technical support (without any financial involvement) for carrying out research in the area of Veterinary and Animal Science in Rajasthan. If the Training centre is discontinued in future, the said 50 acres of land will be returned back to CSWRI along with the available infrastructure free of cost for Veterinary and Animal Science research purpose.
Establishment of the Centre at Avikanagar in the Tonk District is expected to strengthen collaboration between the University and the CSWRI for mutual benefit. The Centre will impart training to rural masses, especially women for enhancing livelihood security and gender equity leading to empowerment. Further, it will showcase and transfer area specific, low cost, eco-friendly and sustainable technologies for enhancing productivity and profitability from livestock rearing.