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MHRD team visits Andhra Pradesh to select tribal university site



Committee checks land for tribal university

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) site selection committee for establishment of the tribal university visited various places in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram districts.

The team, headed by Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, joint secretary in the HRD ministry, visited two sites in Sabbavaram mandal of Visakhapatnam district and two more sites in Kothavalasa and Vizianagaram mandal in Vizianagaram.

In Visakhapatnam district, the team visited Antakapalli which has a plot of around 400 acres and Vangali which has 430 acres. However, district officials said both the plots seemed at least hundred acres less than the requirement for the university.

Another hurdle in the Antakapalli site was that 300 acres of the plot had earlier been allocated to the state veterinary department. The department has not used the land for any construction. District officials said if the area was now chosen as the site for the tribal university, the allotment to the veterinary department will be nullified.

In Vizianagaram, the committee checked 526 acres in Relli village, where a part of the area was hilly and undulated. It also visited Gunkalam village where it was shown a 504-acre plot.

Municipal minister P Narayana, who accompanied the team members, said chances were that the tribal university would be set up in Vizianagaram soon with academic sessions beginning from 2016, reported ToI.

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