Trichy: Bharathidasan University (BDU) has now not been referred to in the listing of granted popularity for the programs presented through open and distance learning mode. However, Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) have made it to the listing.
A listing mentioning 14 institutions became released through the distance schooling bureau of the UGC on July 31. Distance education programs of those establishments, including universities like MKU and MSU from Tamil Nadu, had been identified with the aid of the UGC. However, BDU, which acquired remarkable grades inside the latest assessment via countrywide accreditation and assessment council (NAAC), has not been noted of the listing.
The BDU management officers said that the university turned into not able to use for reputation via online mode to distance education bureau (DEB) of UGC before acquiring NAAC grade. Meanwhile, MKU, which is but to go through NAAC assessment in the revised framework, and MSU, which has scored less than 2.25, have controlled to get reputation from UGC for their programs. BDU vice-chancellor P Manisankar said that both the colleges had given an undertaking to relax the desired rating in the upcoming NAAC evaluation.
When requested whether BDU couldn’t have given a similar challenge, Manisankar said they selected to go for NAAC evaluation instead of giving a project. Manisankar assured that the absence of popularity might now not affect its distance studying programs as they have got speedy-tracked the procedure to get popularity and could get it with the existing NAAC rating. Trichy: To comprise the impact of fall armyworm on maize crop which affected each yield and manufacturing of the crop badly across few districts in primary vicinity closing 12 months, the agriculture department has taken various measures to tackle the scenario.
Officials have requested the sphere stage officials to be in touch with farmers to create awareness and endorse measures to combat the threat. Farmers from Thottiam, Musiri, T Pettai, Thuraiyur, Mannachanallur, Pullambadi, Uppiliapuram Vaiyampatti, and a part of Manapparai raise maize on about 30,000 acres every yr. However, the cultivation has not picked up in all the areas in a full-fledged way. The agriculture government has asked area-level officers to put together an action plan to address the hassle from the sowing degree itself.
“Unlike final 12 months, we have taken quite a few precautionary measures to preclude the fall armyworm and additionally gain the desired volume of manufacturing,” joint director of Agriculture branch, Trichy R Santhanakrishnan, stated. “This 12 mo, nths we’ve arranged for 14 periods by way of the farm schools to encourage farmers to soak up maize cultivation. The lessons might be performed in Pullambadi and Thura, wherein resin progressive farmers attend the classes to create attention to other farmers.
The agriculture branch has the desired quantity of bio-pesticides, neem oil, and other essential insecticides and pheromone traps, light traps for the farmers to contain the infestation of fall armyworm in the early ranges of the crop”, he said. Field-level agriculture officials have been requested to be vigilant in their respective areas and guide the farmers to the ones that might enhance the crop. If the farmers observe whatever the agriculture branch advocates, there would not be any threat of crop loss and next revenue loss, he added.
Farmers who had raised the crop in Trichy, Perambalur, Ariyalur, and Karur lost heaps of acres of maize crop because of fall armyworm assault. Farmers claimed that they incurred an extreme loss due to the pest assault and demanded compensation from the authorities. CM Edappadi K Palaniswami introduced Rs 186.25 crore as compensation to the maize farmers through the first week of July this year.