Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday inaugurated three new research and training centres of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai and Krishnagiri districts through video conferencing.
An official release said the centres, set up at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 lakh each, would impart training to cattle owners in modern technologies to improve their economic status.
Research centres would help in identifying problems and find solutions to them. Introducing modern technologies in raising milch cattle, goat and poultry would help in increasing the revenue and improving the living conditions in rural areas, the release said.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated two new technology development centres for fisheries in Nagapattinam and Ponneri in Tiruvallur districts for Fisheries University. Till the construction of new buildings, the centres would function in rented premises in both the districts. At the Ponneri centre, a certificate course on ‘Advance Techniques in Prawn Culture Management’ would be imparted and at Nagapattinam course on Ornamental Fish Development Technology would be imparted to students, the release said.
They will impart training to cattle owners in modern technologies