| 10 Dec 2023
Raipur agri university gets clearance to start CR station

MUMBAI: The Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur, Chhattisgarh has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station with the information and broadcasting ministry.

A Letter of Intent had been issued to the institute after recommendations of Inter Ministerial Committee and seeking requisite clearances from various Ministries. The Community Radio Station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 54 in the country.

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) aims to help development in agriculture and allied fields by increasing quality manpower, providing relevant technological solutions, piloting their fields uses and supporting other related activities. The university has the objective to at least double the crop yields in the region with appropriate increase in livestock husbandry, fishery and agro forestry.

To make its mission possible the university strives continuously to provide quality education in the areas of agriculture and allied Sciences, to undertake basic, applied and adoptive research and to develop the most appropriate solutions and technologies that are relevant to the area and which can elevate the socio- economic conditions of the people. Through the Community Radio Station, IGKV also aims to provide direct and indirect education and technological support to the public in general and to farmers in the area in particular to improve agriculture productivity and the economic situation of the rural people. Commercial potential of the agriculture sector in the area would also be facilitated.