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Four proposals submitted to the organisation

Tangible gains from foreign visit, says ANGRAU Vice-ChancellorMoU signed with seven U.S. varsitiesRs. 20 lakhs spent on the visit

HYDERABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has agreed to find donors for collaborating with Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University in response to four proposals submitted to it by the university officials during their foreign tour from April 13 to 28.

Briefing presspersons on Saturday on the outcome of the tour to Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the U.S., University Vice-Chancellor S. Raghuvardhan Reddy said the proposals pertained to establishment of a water technology centre (Rs. 40 crores), a centre for gender studies in agriculture (Rs. 3.5crores), land resource information system (Rs. 6 crores) and weather-based agro-advisory system (Rs. 12 crores).

Dr. Reddy, who headed the delegation, stated that MoU were signed with the Kansas, California, Auburn, Florida, Iowa and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Universities besides the International Fertiliser Development Centre on areas of mutual interest such as faculty/student exchange and capacity-building and collaborative joint research projects/programmes.