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Fund crunch hits CSA varsity auditorium work

RENOVATION OF the auditorium at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and Technology University (CSA) proved to be an unproductive investment. Even after spending Rs 1 crore it could not be made suitable for holding seminars and symposia.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 00:19 IST
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RENOVATION OF the auditorium at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and Technology University (CSA) proved to be an unproductive investment. Even after spending Rs 1 crore it could not be made suitable for holding seminars and symposia.

The All India Agriculture Research Council (AIRC) had allocated a fund of Rs 1 crore about two years back and a government organization was given the contract to complete the renovation work. During this period, the auditorium remained under renovation work. Though the total AIRC fund was spent, the air-conditioning system at the auditorium could not be introduced. As per proposal the AC was to be done within the allotted funds but the whole amount was spent in re-cementing the walls and correcting the sound echo system.

Since, the CSA has no extra budget for such construction, it was seeking financial assistance from the governments to complete the auditorium as per specifications. It is worth mentioning that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had announced a grant of Rs 2.5 crore while inaugurating the Centenary Year Celebrations of the CSA on January 2 , 2006  but the grant could not be released till date.

On the other hand Rs 9 lakh grant issued by the AIRC for renovating various laboratories in coordination with the Jal Nigam. But the renovation work could not be started till now. As per schedule, the renovation had to be completed by June this year.

Besides, delay in government directives for filling up the vacant posts has been causing problems for the students.

First Published: May 23, 2006 00:19 IST

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