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ANGRAU to set up National Rice Research Institute in Srikakulam dist

ANGRAU to set up National Rice Research Institute in Srikakulam dist
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Acharya N G Ranga Agriculture University will set up National Rice Research Institute at Naira in Srikakulam district and changed the name of the rice research institute at Bapatla as Agriculture Research Institute in Guntur district, according to university ViceChancellor Dr Vallabhaneni Damodar Naidu

  • It will come up at Naira
  • The agriculture university has earlier set up maize research institute at Vijayarai in WG district
  • ANGRAU VC Dr Vallabhaneni Damodar Naidu says soon vacancies will be filled up in the university

Guntur: Acharya N G Ranga Agriculture University will set up National Rice Research Institute at Naira in Srikakulam district and changed the name of the rice research institute at Bapatla as Agriculture Research Institute in Guntur district, according to university Vice-Chancellor Dr Vallabhaneni Damodar Naidu.

He said a maize research centre was set up at Vijayarai in West Godavari district. He hoisted the national flag at ANGRAU premises in Guntur city on the occasion of Republic Day on Saturday.

Speaking on this occasion, he said that steps should be taken to promote research in agriculture. He said university buildings were constructed at a cost of Rs 135 crore and solar power system was introduced in the university.

He pointed out that the agriculture scientists of the university visited the Titli cyclone affected agriculture fields in Srikakulam and provided suggestions and advise to the farmers.

The university released new seeds of paddy, black gram, sugarcane and groundnut and imparted training to the farmers to improve their skills.

He said that steps will be taken to soon fill the vacant posts in the agriculture university.

ANGRAU board member Mekala Lashminarayana said that they have taken up construction of buildings in the research centres at a cost of Rs 31.5 crore which was sanctioned under Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.

He said that they will give 40% of the seats to the children of the farmers. Earlier it was meant to children of ryots who had three acres of land and now it has been reduced to one acre.

He further said that they increased dress code allowance to the SC,ST students from Rs 200 to Rs 600.

ANGRAU Registrar Dr D Bhaskar Rao, scientists Dr L V Naidu, Dr K Yella Reddy, Dr L Uma Devi and Dr S R Koteswara Rao were among those who participated.

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