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Bihar CM offers Rs 30,000 Annual Stipend for Agriculture Colleges

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday (10 Aug) said his government would provide an additional stipend of Rs 30,000 per annum to each boy and girl of state-run agriculture colleges to increase number of students in agriculture colleges. Of the total amount, Rs 2,000 per student will be paid on monthly basis while the rest Rs 6,000 on annul basis for purchasing books.

The CM said technological advancement is must for overall growth in agro sector and for technological advancement the state needs high-standard agriculture institutions to carry out research works.

"My government decided to open three agriculture colleges in three different districts to ensure that research works are carried out on the basis of climate of different areas. Now, maximum number of youths should come in the field of agricultural research to enhance agro products in the state," Nitish said.

State agriculture minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, in his address, said the second green revolution in the country would be possible only with the contributions of eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar. Similarly, in Bihar any green revolution would be possible with development of its north-eastern parts like Kosi and Seemanchal.

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