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 AI agri varsity VCs' meet begins at Tirupati

TIRUPATI : The 40th All India Agricultural University Vice-Chancellors’ convention, focusing on the central theme — ‘Prepositioning
Agricultural Universities for Target Food Production by 2030’ began here at a posh hotel on December 2.

The event is being hosted by the Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University.

According to a newspaper report the convention will delve on topics such as agricultural education, research and extension to meet the changing demands along with deliberations centred on six sub themes : Reforming and Empowering State Agricultural Universities for Target Production, State Agricultural Universities as Centres for Research Excellence, Food Production Targets of the Country by 2030 - Preparedness of Indian Agriculture, State Agricultural Universities as Centres for Reaching the Unreached, State Agricultural Universities as Centres for Academic Excellence and Policy support and the way forward.

Deliberations arising from the event will also be sent to the respective State governments and the Central government for taking appropriate policy decisions in implementing the strategies relevant to agricultural development. State Ministers Prathipati Pulla Rao (Agriculture), Bojjala Gopala Krishna Reddy (Environment and Forests), Special Chief Secretary (Agriculture) P. Vijay Kumar, ICAR Director General S. Ayyapan, TTD Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao, Indian Agricultural Universities Association (IAUA) president Varshini and Executive Secretary R.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellors from 66 agricultural universities across the country, are taking part in the two-day event.

With the Indian population predicted to reach 150 crore by the year 2030 and the food requirement 170 million tonnes, the convention will focus on chalking out strategies to achieve the targeted production.

 

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