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Cabinet gives nod for 3-year action plan for Agricultural Education

Cabinet gives nod for 3-year action plan for Agricultural Education

New Delhi, June 13 (UNI) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with an outlay of Rs.2225.46 crore as salary component for AICRP-HS for strengthening and developing higher agricultural education in India.

This is aimed at strengthening and development of Higher Agricultural Education in India - Rs 2,050.00 crore; ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) - Rs. 24.25 crore and ICAR - Central Institute of Women in Agriculture (CIWA) including All India Coordinated Research Project on Home Science (AICRP-HS) - Rs.151.21 crore, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said after the cabinet meet.

The scheme is aimed to generate quality human resources from the institutions of higher agricultural education.It encompasses several new initiatives including, steps to attract talented students, reducing academic inbreeding and addressing faculty shortage.

It will also take care of green initiatives, mitigating faculty shortage, international ranking, alumni involvement, promoting innovations, inspired teacher network, reducing inbreeding, academia interface, technology enabled learning, Post-doctoral Fellowships, Agriculture Education Portal, Scientific Social responsibility etc. for quality assurance ranking of the agricultural universities has been linked to the financial support under the scheme along with accreditation.

Support for strengthening and modernization of infrastructure related to student and faculty amenities and capacity building of both faculty and students in cutting edge areas through Niche Area of Excellence programme will improve teaching and encouraging holistic development of the students, an official statement said.

This will lead to generation of competitive and confident human resource.

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