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09 November 2011

MP Agriculture institute ties up with Dutch varsity for technical know-how

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By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh will get technical know-how on increasing agriculture produce from an agriculture university of Holland (Netherlands).

An understanding was reached in this regard between the state agriculture department and Holland Agriculture University at the meeting held in New Delhi on Monday. The meeting was held between Dr. M.J. Croff, vice president and Rector of Wageningen Agriculture University, J.N. Frogens, Coordinator for Asia, and Wan Wikel, Chairman Quality Management, and Director Research Dr. H.S. Yadav of Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agriculture University and P.K. Dash, Managing Director of M.P. Trifed, and Prof. R.S. Sharma of Agriculture University, an official spokesman said.

It was agreed at the meeting that the students of state Agriculture University will go to Agriculture University of Holland for technical know-how with regard to agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, food processing etc. Along with the students of Agriculture University, professors, teaching staff will also visit Holland for study and research work to increase agriculture production in state.

Holland Agriculture University will select students and professor and give them scholarship for higher studies and research. Short term and long term training will be organised to give them necessary training in the required field. Apart from Agriculture Holland also has the expertise in the field of Horticulture, Floriculture, Food Processing etc.

Director Research Mr. Yadav of Rajmata Scindia Agriculture University informed that about 300 students have graduated, 192 post graduate and 36 students are enrolled for their Ph.D. A team from Agriculture University will be visiting Holland next year in Feb to meet with the Agriculture Scientist to discuss the future plans with regards to study exchange programme. Exam will be organised for selection of students going to Holland Agriculture University.

It may be mentioned here that a high level delegation from Madhya Pradesh visited Holland from November 1 to 5. The delegation included Industries Minister Mr. Kailash Vijayvargiya and officials of the state Agriculture Department.

[Pervez Bari is a Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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