Foundation stone laid for first Horticulture University in Haryana

Apr 7, 2016 11:16 IST

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, on 6 April 2016 laid the foundation stone of Haryana State University of Horticultural Sciences at Karnal, Haryana.

The establishment of a fully fledged horticultural university will cater the needs to support the gap between teaching, research and extension activities in the state.

Key highlights of Haryana State University of Horticultural Sciences

The university will be built on 118 acres. It will meet the demand of skilled human resources.

The varsity will establish the convergence and synergy to disseminate latest technology and horticulture education to the young generation.

The university is expected to help in improving productivity levels and to adopt appropriate crop diversification to suit the agro climatic conditions of the region.

It will also act as a skill development centre to cater the larger demand for trained manpower in the production, post harvest and processing industries.

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