Hajipur: The National Research Centre for Banana would be set up at Goraul in Bihar’s Vaishali district, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Sunday.
As per reports, Singh, said that the centre will be set up soon as the land for setting up banana research centre was allotted when Jitan Ram Manjhi was the Chief Minister.
The announcement was made by Singh who was accompanied by Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, while inaugurating a two-day ‘Horti-Sangam’ 2016.
The event was organised by National Horticulture Board at Hajipur, the district headquarters of Vaishali.
Farmers from more than a dozen states put fruits, vegetables, flowers and processed items on display and for sale at the event.
The process of taking over Rajendra Agriculture University in Bihar, which got Central University status recently, will be completed within a month or two, Singh said.
A bill to upgrade the university to a Central university was passed in the last session of Parliament.
Stressing that the state’s atmosphere and land are fit for horticulture development, Paswan said, a food processing industry would be set up in Hajipur or its adjoining area, provided the state government cooperates on this.
(With PTI inputs)