ANGRAU gets land after five years

An extent of 21.93 acre was transferred to Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University (ANGRAU) and an MoU was signed to this effect on Wednesday.
Giving details to the media persons on Thursday, Prof. P. Jayarami Reddy, Associate Dean of the ANGRAU, said that they had started classes in VT College, Rajamahendravaram in 2008 as Agriculture College. He said without proper facilities they had run the show for three years and in 2011 they had identified a land near Katheru village, on the outskirts of Rajahamahendravaram, which belongs to Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI) .
The ANGRAU sent requisition to the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) to transfer the land to them to construct buildings for the university. The same was approved on April 19.
On Wednesday, CTRI Director D. Damodar Reddy and ANGRAU Associate Dean Prof. P. Jayaramireddy in the presence of Dr. A. Padmaraju and others signed an MoU for transferring the land with 50 years of agreement at Rs.1,000 rent per annum.
Speaking on this occasion, the ANGRAU Dean said that they were going to construct new buildings for the university in one year’s time and NABARD has sanctioned Rs.16 crore as first part of the total expenditure.
He thanked city MLA Akula Satyanarayna, rural MLA Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary and former Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. Padmaraju and others on the occasion.
MoU signed between CTRI, ANGRU for transfer of land at Katheru
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