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Badal gives nod to enhance monthly scholarships

PTI  Chandigarh, May 08, 2014
First Published: 17:54 IST(8/5/2014) | Last Updated: 19:08 IST(8/5/2014)

In a bid to encourage students to pursue professional courses in agriculture and allied farming sectors, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday approved enhancing the amount of monthly scholarships given to these students from existing Rs. 600 to Rs. 750.

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The students who are studying in Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) can avail the enhanced scholarship.

A file in this regard was cleared by the CM, an official said here.

This scholarship is given by the Punjab agriculture and marketing board to encourage the students from the rural areas studying in both these institutes, with an objective to to be gainfully employed in the agriculture and allied farming sector, he said.

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