The state government is taking initiatives to turn the newly set up Agriculture College near Mati Tirtha in Burdwan to a “centre of excellence”.
Top agro-scientist will be visiting the college to take lesson. Initiatives have also been taken for better research work and facilities will be provided to students to work in the adjacent Mati Tirtha as well. Students can implement their “new ideas” when they will get to do field work in Mati Tirtha.
There are also plans to turn the college into a university in future. Steps have been taken to organise regular activities in Mati Tirtha which has come up on a plot of 15 acre.
A high level meeting held in Nabanna on Wednesday in this regard. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced at Mati Tirtha while inaugurating Mati Utsav that discussions on various aspects of agriculture, horticulture, fishery and animal husbandry will take place on regular basis.
Steps will also be taken for rain water harvesting at Mati Tirtha.
Necessary steps have also been taken to organise farmers’ training camp there at least twice a month. There will also be an administrative building to monitor the entire programme.
It may be mentioned that Mati Tirtha is a dream project of the Chief Minister and she had taken the initiative to help farmers know new methods and technologies of farming.