First one in Bihar, Rajendra Agriculture University granted central university status

The university dedicated to the agriculture education and technology research was given the new status through a bill passed in the Parliament recently

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New Delhi: Union Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Minister, Mr Radha Mohan Singh, has revealed that the Rajendra Agriculture University, PUSA, Samastipur has been given the status of Central University. He added that with this, long pending demand of the people of Bihar has been fulfilled.

Parliament cleared Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University Bill-2015, on May 11th. First, Rajya Sabha and then Lok Sabha, passed the Bill, unanimously. Subsequently President of India, Mr Pranab Mukharjee cleared it by signing it.

After passing the bill in both the Houses, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister said that Central Agriculture University is a big gift for the people of the state. Mr Singh said that this University will be known as Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University. This is the first Central Agriculture University of the State and the second Central Agriculture University of the country.

University will be now known as Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University.

Mr Radha Mohan Singh said that efforts were on for the last 7 years to get the status of Central University. “After getting the status of central university, the centre has opened two universities, namely Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari and Central Agriculture University, PUSA, within a period of two years and with this Modi Government has given a great gift to the people of Bihar,” said the minister.

Minister added that with this the controversy, going on since 2009 between the State and the Government of India has now come to an end with a splendid gift for farmers and agriculture.