Govt to speed up research on livestock in IGCARL
Kadapa: The buildings of Indira Gandhi Centre for Advanced Research on Livestock (IGCARL) at Pulivendula, which were in a dilapidated condition, would...
Kadapa: The buildings of Indira Gandhi Centre for Advanced Research on Livestock (IGCARL) at Pulivendula, which were in a dilapidated condition, would be renovated soon with the government showing interest on it. The government that has spent Rs 210 crore on this Centre till now, requires another Rs 50 to 60 crore for completing the buildings. The people of the district also believe that the government could complete the constructions for this Centre if it showed sincerity of purpose and commitment. The construction of the buildings of the research Centre was started four years ago. However, the buildings were in an extremely bad shape and repairs were urgently needed. The foundation stone for the building was laid in the year 2007 on a 600 acre site at an estimated cost of Rs 380 crore. It was ready by 2009 and several research activities were conducted here on live stock animals and medicines were manufactured accordingly. There are no facilities to carryout research activities. The buildings relating to the guest house, residential quarters for scientists, and cattle sheds were still under construction and the activities have come to a halt due to lack of sufficient funds. The government has inked a deal with the GVK Industries under Public �Private Partnership to complete the works relating to buildings constructions. Land was also allotted for this purpose by the government. However, even the GVK industries was not able to complete the works pertaining to research or building constructions and it alleged that the government did not cooperate with them properly. According to reliable sources, information was doing rounds that the government had entered into a pact with a Bangalore-based private agency to carry out research speedily. According to an official of the IGCARL, in order to provide uninterrupted power supply so that studies would be conducted without any hitch, 3 transformers would be setup near the building and the works relating to them would be taken up in another one month. If there were no power cuts, research would be carried out smoothly. People of the district expressed the view that the Rs 50 crore, which was allotted to the Centre, should be released soon and works taken up fast.
12 Dec 2019 8:00 AM GMT