Govt to set up Rural University

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Hyderabad, Oct 11 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Government is planning to establish a Rural University in the State, in order to implement the ongoing rural development programmes more scientifically and rapidly.

A decision to this effect was taken in a high level meeting held here today, according to a release.

Former Vice-Chancellor of Chitrakut University of Madhya Pradesh and Gandhigram Rural University, Chennai, Karunakaran made a detailed presentation on the salient features of the Rural University.

The Chief Minister suggested that the present Sri Ramananda Tirtha Rural Institute should be upgraded. He instructed the officials of education department and rural development to workout a model to give a final shape to the issue of establishing the Rural University.

The Government was also planning to establish a Rural Museum to showcase the rural culture and heritage of the State.

UNI

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