Only research benefiting farmers will be recognised: HP Gov

SHIMLA: Researchers and students in farm universities in the state will no longer be able get the doctorate or higher degrees on the basis of abstract and survey-based research with no link to the issues concerning the farmers on field.

Governor Acharya Devvrat, who is Chancellor of Dr Y S Parmar University for Horticulture and Forestry (Solan) and CSK Agriculture University (Palampur) and also an exponent of organic farming, has instructed the authorities concerned that only basic and applied research is promoted and its result should be visible on the ground.