Agri Scholarship: Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Agriculture Graduation Students
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan informed that from this year to boost rural entrepreneurship, central government will provide Rs 3,000 per month scholarship to agriculture graduation students under a new scheme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rural Entrepreneurship Development Scheme last year, now it is being implemented from 2016-17.
At Mahatma Phule Agriculture Vidyapeeth, Singh said “to impart opportunities for attaining experience as well as entrepreneurship skills on part of agriculture graduates, this new programme is launched and under this scheme, the agriculture graduation students will be granted a scholarship of Rs 3,000 per month.”
The idea behind this scheme is to augment knowledge as well as skill as per the requirements of the private sector and to create competence among undergraduate students to initiate their own enterprise. For first time the degrees imparted by agriculture university in Maharashtra have been given professional status.
The Minister said that the central government has approved the recommendations of the ICAR- constituted 5th Dean Committee and all agricultural universities are expected to enforce it at the earliest to improve agri-education.