Minister of Animal Husbandry of Karnataka Prabhu Chauhan today expressed his happiness for being successful in getting cabinet approval today for an additional cost of Rs 36 crore for the development work of Veterinary College at Athani in Belagavi district.
The development of the Veterinary College, which is already functioning in Athani, has been in vogue for many years and development works were moving in slow pace due to which admissions have not begun so far. In this regard, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa taken special interest and approved additional Rs.36 Cr. B S Yediyurappa had sanctioned the Veterinary College for Athani in his last tenure, which was later neglected, by the successive governments. However todays cabinet decision will speedup the work said Laxman Savadi.
The first and second phase of College is completed and the minimum infrastructure required for MSVE (Minimum Standard of Veterinary Education Regulation 2016) is Rs. The minister said that the minimum infrastructure required for the university was Rs 137 crore for practical equipment, furniture and other amenities of which Rs 50 crore had already been released and 36 Cr has been approved in today’s cabinet meeting and remaining amount to be approved soon.
The Minister said that the College of Veterinary at Athani would help in the development of the Mumbai Karnataka region and the employment opportunities for the unemployed youths and women in this area.