Punjab government has approved setting up of a veterinary science college and hospital in Bathinda district of the state.
The institute, which will also house a livestock farm complex, will come up on a sprawling 25 hectares of land in Rampura Phul area of the district.
A decision to this effect was taken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during a meeting with senior officers of the animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries department, an official spokesperson said here.
The college and hospital will be built over 5 acres of land besides other facilities. The college will be affiliated with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), which will undertake the project.
Badal also asked the Vice-Chancellor GADVASU to prepare a comprehensive plan for initiating new short-term diploma courses for the proposed college, besides the regular degree courses.
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