Union Minister Narendra Tomar during the virtual programme
Jhansi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Tomar, unveiled the statue of Rani Laxmibai, along with laying the foundation stone for the construction of 800-seated auditorium, 100-rooms boys hostel and girls hostel, besides dedicating newly constructed boys hostel and a residential complex here, at Rani Laxmibai Central Agriculture University virtually, on Thursday.
Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Chancellor Dr Punjab Singh, MP Jhansi-Lalitpur, Anurag Sharma, along with Sadar MLA Ravi Sharma were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the guests on this occasion, Tomar said that the central university is a big boon for the farmers of Bundelkhand since the region has immense opportunity in the farming sector. The Ken-Betwa River linking project, along with the upcoming Bundelkhand Expressway will further help the farmers of this region to prosper at multiple levels.
Earlier to this, while welcoming the guests, Vice Chancellor Dr Arvind Kumar said that the university is committed to extend all kinds of benefits to the farmers of Bundelkhand, along with the latest technical knowhow. He informed that the university is utilising 30% of its electricity consumption through solar energy.