Stop discrimination against agricultural students
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Central government vide Notification in Feb 2016 made Professional degree in agriculture as mandatory qualification for getting new license and or renewal of license for sale, stocking and distribution of pesticides and inputs with the intention to involve youth in agriculture for providing relevant information to farmers for getting job opportunity and for overall development of agriculture. The existing traders/dealers were given two years period for continuing their license i.e. upto feb 2018. As per revised rules under the Insecticide Act, all new and renewal of license were to be given to agriculture graduates w.e.f Feb 2018. AIASA (All India Agricultural Students Association) raised the issues of allowing only professional degree in agriculture and allied sciences.
The senior officials of agriculture Ministry meanwhile amended rules in Feb 2017 by allowing one year diploma in agriculture /horticulture for getting license and given direction to all agricultural universities alongwith crores of funds to give one year diploma for traders/dealers in 48 hours study i.e . one hour lecture in each Sunday for all traders/dealers with having 10th class pass. The four years professional degree equated with one year diploma in 48 hours by fradulently amending essential qualifications. This is nothing but cheating to agriculture communities to debar youth in agriculture for getting license for pesticides and inputs. AIASA Central Coordination Committee has decided to submit detailed memorandum to Prime Minister of India in continuation of previous memorandum dated 24.3.2017. AIASA central coordination committee also decided to initiate social mobilization on facebook, twitter of PM, Radha mohan Singh and Parsotttam Rupala w.e.f 19 April 2017 by posting enmass comments for immediate withdrawal of one year diploma in 48 hours as essential qualification for traders/dealers for having 10th pass for getting license. All agricos throughout India be ready for social war for pressing their legitimate issues of keeping degree in agriculture and allied only for getting license for pesticide and input sale, distribution and stocking/dealership. AIASA has also decided to initiate social war for establishment ACI on the pattern of MCI, VCI etc and CREATION OF CENTRAL AGRICULTURE SERVICE immediately after resolving removal of diploma from eligibility.
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