64 Acres of Land Allotted to Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi University Missing
Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), a prestigious and nameable education institute in Arunachal Pradesh has been receiving remarkable government aids and funding for its infrastructural and overall development. However, despite the fund allotments, the university authority seems to be disinterested in utilizing them. A latest incident of carelessness comes into light when RGU Vice-Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha holds a meeting with media persons on Sunday.
It was found that an allotment of Sixty-four acres of land is missing which was made for the purpose of establishing Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) back in 1986.
Prof Kushwaha said, “It is made to understand that around 64 acres of land are missing from the actual allotment for the purpose of the university, which was allotted way back in 1986.”
Stating the seriousness of the issue and the need to take up an immediate action on it, Prof. Kushwaha added, “This is a grave issue. The campus has been inspected by the district administration and the local administration, and several rounds of talks have previously taken place regarding construction of a boundary wall and safety and security in the campus.”
Notably, a total of 302 acres had been allotted for the university back in 1986 and now, as per the recent findings, 64 acres of land are missing and this indicates a clear sign of land encroachment. Stating more on the turtle-speed of development taking place in the university, the VC adds, “and so far we have been able to complete only 10 kilometres of RCC boundary wall. The issue is lying pending with the district administration, and we hope for a resolution.”
The VC further highlights the issues faced by the university which includes infrastructure development, security, upgrading of departments, staff quarters, starting of various departments, and the creation of avenues for business and employment. He stressed on the solution of these issues first as then only the university can hope for an overall development and growth.
His efforts in building a good communication with the HoDs, faculty members and students, and further steps towards formulating policies and programmes in conjunction with the administrative officers and the administration has also been highlighted y the Vice Chancellor. Some other initiatives like starting an innovation centre for skill development, commencing new agriculture, horticulture and nanoscience departments along with building a law college and a pharmacy too are some of the notable plans that have been made so far and the VC’s efforts to uplift the stature of the university is praiseworthy in the true sense.