Rajasthan govt rooting daughters to soil, promote agri studies for girls

A provision has been made to give Rs 15,000 per annum for up to three year to do a PhD in an agriculture-related subject.

Ashok Gehlot
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

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The Rajasthan government, to ensure women’s empowerment and further their participation in farming activities, is running a promotion scheme for girl students studying agriculture.
 
Women play a leading role in agriculture -- from sowing to harvesting, irrigation, plant conservation, removing weeds, and storing.
The state government wants girls to study the latest techniques in agriculture and get formal training in them.
 
Agriculture Department Joint Director G L Kumawat said under this scheme, girls studying agriculture in classes XI and XII were given Rs 5,000 a year while those with subjects such as horticulture, dairy, agriculture, engineering, and food processing in graduation

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 11:13 PM IST

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