Published On: Fri, Mar 16th, 2012

Haryana agricultural University gets Rs 50 cr for R&D

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The Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) has received a grant of Rs 50 crore in Budget 2012-13 for strengthening its research and development.

“We are quite thankful to the Union Finance Minister (Pranab Mukherjee) for providing grant (of Rs 50 crore)…Though we have been demanding funds for the last several years,” HAU Vice-Chancellor Krishan Singh Khokhar told PTI.

The university is planning to spend the grant on developing high-yielding and climate resistant crop varieties, he said.

“We will focus on carrying out research activity in strengthening our breeding work in wheat to develop heat resistant varieties…. We will also emphasise on increasing productivity of oilseed, rice and maize crops,” he said.