Top priority to agriculture, says Pocharam

Minister for Agriculture Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has said that the State government was according priority to agriculture and its allied sectors for the benefit of farming community.

Speaking after laying foundation stone for the construction of agriculture polytechnic college in Sardapur village of Sircilla mandal on Tuesday, the Minister said that the government was taking all measures for the fulfilment of promises made during the elections. He said that the government had named the Horticulture University in Gajwel Assembly segment as the Konda Laxman Bapuji horticulture university. Similarly, it had also named veterinary university as PV Narasimha Rao veterinary university.

He said that they would take all measures to start the college from the next academic year at the Agriculture polytechnic college in Sardapur village. Initially, they would allocate 30 seats for the first year. He said that the college building would be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.7 crore and the girls and boys hostel buildings at a cost of Rs 2.2 crore each. Minister for IT K Taraka Rama Rao, Zilla Parishad chairperson Tula Uma, Karimnagar Mp B Vinod Kumar and others were also present. Later, the Minister for Agriculture inaugurated the Seed testing laboratory on the outskirts of Karimnagar town. In the evening, the Minister convened a special Zilla Parishad general body meeting to discuss about the agriculture scenario in the district.

Source: The Hindu

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