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Set up separate division agriculture education: Deshmukh

Vilasrao Deshmukh has stressed the need for establishing a separate department for agriculture education in Maharashtra on the lines of technical and health education.

Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 00:12 AM IST

Maharashtra: Union Minister for Heavy Industries Vilasrao Deshmukh has stressed the need for establishing a separate department for agriculture education in Maharashtra on the lines of technical and health education.

He was speaking at a function at Ambajogai in Beed district last evening. A new building of the Government College of Agriculture was inaugurated by Deshmukh. Agriculture Minister Balasaheb Thorat presided over the function.

Deshmukh further said the State Government should start post-graduate courses in the agricultural colleges. Three agricultural colleges had been established at Badnapur in Jalna district, Ambajogai in Beed district and Osmanabad city under the Marathwada Development Scheme, he said.

Speaking about the proposed railway line between Ahmadnagar and Parli Vaijnath, the former Chief Minister assured to provide sufficient fund for its early completion.

PTI