Cabinet clears land transfer for vet training centre

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet, at a meeting chaired by chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the transfer of 50 acres of land in Tonk district to the Rajasthan government for establishing a Veterinary University Training and Research Centre.

An official statement said if the proposed centre was discontinued in the future, the land will be returned to its original owner, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, along with available infrastructure free of cost for veterinary and animal science research purpose.

Establishment of the centre at Avikanagar by the Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences will strengthen the collaboration between the university and the institute.

The centre will impart training to rural masses, especially women, for enhancing livelihood security and gender equity leading to empowerment of rural people, especially women,” the statement added.

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