KSU deligation met union Minister Mr. Narendra discuss on Agri University at Kyrdemkulai

Shillong, March 30: A delegation of the khasi Student Union let by the general secretary Mr. Donald V Thabah along with others members along with Mr. Vincent Pala MP, Lok Sabha and Mr. Banteidor Lyngdoh Minister incharge Agriculture, Govt of Meghalaya met with Shri Narendra Singh Tomar  Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare today at a meeting in Vivanta by Taj Hotel in Guwahati at on the vexed issue of the proposed Central Agricultural University alloted to Kyrdemkulai, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya.

The KSU and Bah Banteidor submitted seperate memorandums on the issue to the Union Minister.

In the meeting the KSU leaders apprised the Union Minister tahat is sad to inform that as per the decision of the previous Central Government to reallocate the proposed CAU to another state, the current Government also decided to follow suit.

Despite the fact that land acquired in Kyrdemkulai of approx 200+ acres by the Central Government, the decision to establish CAU in Meghalaya has been revoked.

The KSU in this context appeals to the Minister that such a move will deprived the numerous students who are and are interested in pursuing Agricultural and allied courses and also will deny the benefits and schemes to the farmers of the state.

The Union Minister after a thorough discussion and deliberation assured the delegation that the matter will be looked upon and addressed properly. The KSU at this juncture demands that a CAU should be set up in the acquired land and the Minister replied that the grievances will be considered by him and he will take up the matter in Delhi.

The KSU would like to express its appreciation to Mr. Banteidor Lyngdoh and Bah Vincent Pala for vigorously pursuing this issued, Mr. Vincent Pala stated that at present CAU is present only in Manipur, therefore there is an urgent need to set up a CAU in a tribal state, and the best option is Meghalaya since land has already been acquired. Bah Banteidor stated that he has been meeting officers at various levels and is hopeful that the promised CAU will be fulfilled.

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