Cabinet may approve Central Agri varsity in Bundelkhand
Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University (CAU) at
Jhansi in Bundelkhand
Cabinet will consider a proposal to set up Rani Lakshmi Bai Central
Agricultural University spread over 70,000 square km at Jhansi in the parched
Bundelkhand region, on Wednesday in its meeting.
Cabinet will discuss and may approve the proposal to set up Rani Lakshmi Bai
Central Agricultural University (CAU) at Jhansi in Bundelkhand," a source said.
Earlier, the government had introduced 'Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural
University Bill, 2012' in the Rajya Sabha last year in May by the Agriculture
Minister Sharad Pawar.
The bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture
by Lok Sabha Speaker in June 2012.
The Committee in its report submitted in March this year, had recommended,
"...From all points of view Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh, qualifies to be the
most appropriate location for the proposed CAU rather than Jhansi."
The bill was opposed at many stages and even the Committee pointed out that
"coming to the legal position of the Bill, the Committee have been hugely
disappointed by the lack of clarity about the Entry under which the proposed CAU
should be established".
Courtesy : Zee News