WT 24 Desk
The Jatiya Sangsad today passed the Khulna Agriculture University Bill, 2015 in an amended form. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid proposed passage of the bill with a view to establishing a new agriculture university in Khulna to impart higher education in agriculture. According to the bill, the establishment of the university will help impart higher education in agriculture to students side by side with carrying out research and studies on the subject.
The proposed law will also pave the way for innovating new technologies aimed at increasing agriculture production in the country. On June 1, 2015 the parliamentary standing committee on education ministry placed the report on Khulna Agriculture University Bill, 2015 in the Jatiya Sangsad. Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education Ministry M Afsarul Amin placed the report under the Rule 211 of the Rules of Procedure of
Earlier, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid introduced the bill in the House on March 9, 2015. The cabinet approved the draft of the Khulna Agriculture University law on 18 May 2014, BSS reports.