Itagar, June 12: Lok Sabha MP from Aruchal Pradesh Ninong Ering has expressed displeasure over the proposed move to shift the agriculture college from Pasighat in East Siang district of the state.
The rumour about the shifting of the college has forced the East Siang district administration to convene a meeting here Thursday with Ering and representatives of College of Horticulture and Forestry, an official comminiqur said here today.
Ering informed that Chief Minister bam Tuki and Agriculture Minister Chow Mein had already committed to waive off revenue for the alloted land as a special case for larger interest of the state.
Advocating Pasighat as one of the best and suitable places for the said college, the Congress MP said that the site is well connected with tiol Highway, Railway up to Murkong Selek (Joi) and airport is on the verge of completion. Further Bogibeel Bridge is expected to be completed by 2017 next, Ering informed. “I will take up the issue with the chief minister and agriculture minister immediately. While infrastructure development is under process, academic sessions are running smoothly, the attempt to shift the college indicates immature proposal and threat to democracy. Center should not force us to launch democratic movement against the move,” said Ering.
Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Nidhi Srivastava informed that the foundation stone of the said college was laid two years back by the then Union Minister and accordingly 86.20 acre of land has already been allotted by the administration for establishment of the said college.
She further apprised that academic session had also been started since 2013 and the third batch is likely to take admission in July this year. The allotted land has been developed and security fencing around the land has been constructed.
Infrastructure development is being carried out and presently College of Horticulture & Forestry is providing technical and academic supports to the students, the release added.