AP : Union Minister Promises More Research Institutions. The Centre will bear 50 pc of remunerative price of oil palm
Vijayawada : Union minister for agriculture Radhamohan Singh on Monday assured Chief Minister N. Chandrababu of allotting more research institutions for the State. Union minister Radhamohan Singh interacted with the CM at his camp office and discussed various issues regarding development of the state. On the occasion, the union minister promised to CM Chandrababu Naidu that the Centre would sanction more agriuculture research institutions associated wings for AP.
The central government would extend all possible support for micro irrigation, he said and hailed the officials concerned formaking AP occupy the top position in marine products, which saw 46 pc hike recently.
The Union minister said a ‘National Breed Bank’ would be allotted for AP for developing fish seed, apart from a Breeder Multiplication Centre for development of prawn seed.
The regional centre of central Institute of fisheries education at balabhadrapuram near kakinada would be developed to a central-level institution, he said and also agreed to allot Centre for Brackish Water Aqua culture for Andhra Pradesh. The State should provide the required land for thenur. pose in coastal area, he said.
Central Fresh Institute of Water Aqua Culture (CIFA) would be established at Penamaluru on the outskirts of of Vijayawada. At present, it is functioning in Bhubhaneswar in Odisha.
A sub-centre for the Central Rice Research Institution has been allotted for Srikakulam district, he said and promised that the Centre would pursue the proposal for setting up of Indian Institute of Rice Research Institute. On the request of the state government over remunerative prices for oil palm, the minister said that the Centre would bear 50 per cent, if the State also comes forward to share the remaining amount. He said that the Centre will help the State in all possible ways in the coming days, Several officials and prominent TD leaders were present.