Organic Agriculture University To Come Up In Goa Soon

Organic Agriculture University To Come Up In Goa Soon

Organic Agriculture University to come up in Goa soon

 

PANAJI: Goa is soon likely to get an ”Organic Agriculture University”, which would primarily focus on studying organic crops that could be grown in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar said on Wednesday.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant gave an in-principle nod to the proposal during a meeting held on Tuesday, Kavlekar, who is also the state’s agriculture minister, told PTI.

“The government has set a target of one year to set up the university, the first-of-its-kind in the state,” he said.

The varsity will focus on research and study of various organic crops suitable for the Goan soil, he said.

Kavlekar said he recently visited the Pune Agriculture College and the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth at Rahuri in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district to seek inputs for setting up the organic agriculture university in Goa.