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Uttar Pradesh to set up disaster management university

Uttar Pradesh government intends to set up a disaster management university with Japan’s help. The issue came up for discussion during a meeting with minister for economic and development in Japanese consulate Kenko Sone with chief secretary Rajive Kumar .

lucknow Updated: Dec 21, 2017 16:55 IST
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Chief secretary Rajive Kumar directed the officials to conduct a site survey and carry out necessary formalities for establishing the university in collaboration with Japan.
Chief secretary Rajive Kumar directed the officials to conduct a site survey and carry out necessary formalities for establishing the university in collaboration with Japan. (HT File Photo)

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government intends to set up a disaster management university with Japan’s help. The issue came up for discussion during a meeting with Minister for economic and development in Japanese consulate Kenko Sone with chief secretary Rajive Kumar here on Wednesday.

Kumar directed the officials to conduct a site survey and carry out necessary formalities for establishing the university in collaboration with Japan. Presently, the National Institute for Disaster Management under the Union Home Ministry takes care of relief and other operations in cases of natural disasters and calamities with the help of their state counterparts.

Kumar sought Japanese help and collaboration in setting up educational centres in underprivileged areas of Ambedkar Nagar and upgradation of medical facilities and equipment at Fatima Hospital in UP CM’s hometown Gorakhpur.

Kenko told Kumar how Japan was helping in Swachch Bharat and Clean Ganga Action plan and had recently inked Kyoto-Varanasi pact for construction of a state-of-the-art Varanasi Convention Centre after Japanese premier Shizo Abey’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said now that Japanese language was being taught in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), prospects had improved of better coordination and collaboration with IIT (Kanpur) and Tokyo University for technology transfer in the field of infrastructure and overall development. Kumar extended an invitation to the Japanese team to participate in the upcoming UP Investors’ Meet on February 21 and 22 and invest in State’s industrial and infrastructure development.