In view of the prevailing situation in Manipur, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has sought for an interim arrangement for the students of Meghalaya pursuing their fourth year of BSc in Agriculture at the Central Agricultural University in Imphal, Manipur.
Sangma yesterday met Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and President of the ICAR Society, Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi and submitted a letter to him in this regard.
The chief minister in the letter sought the intervention of Tomar for making arrangements that the students of fourth year B Sc in Agriculture can conduct their Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) programme in Meghalaya.
According to Sangma, the students should be allowed to conduct their RAWE programme under the aegis of the CAU Kyrdemkulai, a consistent agricultural college of the CAU Imphal.
He also appealed to the Union minister to relocate all the students from Meghalaya from CAU Imphal to the CAU campus in Kyrdemkulai until normalcy returns to violence hit Manipur so that they are able to continue their education without any interruption.
Meanwhile, Sangma accompanied by Assembly Speaker Thomas A. Sangma and a delegation of ministers from the State met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.
The delegation discussed with Modi on a range of matters, including developmental initiatives, infrastructure projects, and the overall progress of the State.