New Delhi: In a move to strengthen poll campaign launched by the Congress scion, Rahul Gandhi, in Uttar Pradesh ahead of assembly elections, the ruling dispensation has announced to establish Central Agriculture University in Bundelkhand.

In a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, it is likely that the proposal for establishing an agriculture university in UP under the parliamentary laws will get a green signal. 

The Rs 500 crore Centrally-funded University will have its head office in Jhansi and for that 300 acres of land will be acquired. According to the proposal, four colleges under the University will be opened. Out of which, two colleges on agriculture and forest and horticulture will be set up in Uttar Pradesh while the other two on Veterinary and Fish department will be in Madhya Pradesh.

As the UP elections inches closer, the Congress is constantly declaring new policies to woo voters in the state.

Recently, the Congress-led UPA government has announced to give special financial package to weavers in the state and also allocated Rs 1200 crores for the MNREGA despite its tussle with the ruling BSP government in UP.

JPN/Bureau