Pawan Kalyan backs protesting Andhra agriculture students, asks state to rethink GO
The students are protesting against the controversial Government Order No 64.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:14
Actor turned politician, Janasena Chief Pawan Kalyan took on twitter in support of Andhra NG Ranga Agricultural University students and appealed to the AP government to follow the required standards in promoting the agricultural students and asked not to encourage individuals without necessary accreditation from entering agriculture department.
He said, â€śAllowing individuals from colleges without Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR ) accreditation and adding to that, allowing fake degree holders will ruin farmers and economy.â€ť
The students are protesting against the controversial Government Order No 64. Students are saying that applying GO No 64 will open up the practice of fake certificates, and unprofessional candidates will enter the agricultural sector which will impact students as well as farmers of the state according to reports
This move came after students from 11 agricultural colleges, who are protesting since the past 25 days, had approached
Pawan Kalyan on Tuesday explaining the implications of GO no 64, which may negatively impact the careers of as many as 3,000 students pursuing agricultural studies.
In his series of tweets, he also reminded the government, "We have achieved Green Revolution by the efforts of those experts and scientists of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research."
GO No 64
Following the state bifurcation, the Andra Pradesh government has chosen to replace GO No 16 with GO No 64, while the Telangana government continued with GO No 16.
GO No 16, which was released in 2000, makes the accreditation from ICAR as a mandate.
The GO No 64, which came into existence in the state of Andra Pradesh following the bifurcation, has allegedly removed the words â€śaccredited by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research", which results in a free flow of individuals into government agricultural services without acquiring valid degrees.