A bill that parliament passed in a single day

Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha pass Rajendra Central Agricultural University Bill on same day

GN Bureau | May 13, 2016


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In what can only be described as rarest of rare case in Indian parliamentary history, the Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Bill was passed by both the houses on Wednesday. Not just that. President Pranab Mukherjee too gave his assent on the same day.

The legislation is meant for upgrading the existing Rajendra Agriculture University (RAU), Pusa, Samastipur in Bihar as a central university and it is Bihar’s first central agriculture university.

The bill was first passed by the Rajya Sabha and within hours, the Lok Sabha too passed it.

The Rajendra Central Agricultural University Bill, 2015 was introduced by minister of agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh, in the Rajya Sabha on December 23, 2015.  The bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture on January 11, 2016.

PRS India said that the bill declares the existing Rajendra Agricultural University in Pusa, Bihar which was incorporated under the Bihar Agricultural University Act, 1987 as an institute of national importance.  The university will impart education in different branches of agriculture.

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