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Meghalaya proposes to set up 1st state-run Veterinary varsity

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister, Sanbor Shullai said the department has prepared the detailed project report (DPR) for the Rs 400-crore project.

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Shillong:  The Meghalaya government has proposed to invest Rs 400 crore to set up the first State government-run Veterinary university at Kyrdemkulai in Ri Bhoi district.

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister, Sanbor Shullai said the department has prepared the detailed project report (DPR) for the Rs 400-crore project.

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“The process for setting up the first ever State government-run Veterinary University is on and the proposal will be tabled in the Cabinet soon for approval,” Shullai said on Friday.

“Once the project is approved by the Cabinet, I will go to Delhi to get funds from the Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary for setting up the veterinary university,” he said.

Shullai, who also holds the portfolio of Department of Prisons and Correctional Services informed that the State’s Urban Affairs department would soon allot 25 acres of land to the prison department for the construction of a modern central jail at Mawdiangdiang, New Shillong Township.

“In principle, we have signed the resolution that 25 acres of land at Mawdiangdiang will be allotted to the prison department for the proposed construction of the central jail,” he said.

Shullai said the capacity of the proposed central jail will be for 5,000 inmates which includes 2,500 males and 2,500 females.

He also informed that the existing Shillong district jail will be handed over to the Urban Affairs department and the department has proposed to construct parking facilities, shopping complexes and others to create employment for the people.

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