Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has approved the transfer of an unused land belonging to the Central Tobacco Research Institution (CTRI) at Rajahmundry for Agriculture University in the residual Andhra Pradesh city.

According to a press release, Naidu had addressed a letter to the Agriculture Minister on June 2 requesting to transfer the land measuring 21.93 acres land of CTRI, which was lying unused, for the Agriculture University at Rajahmundry on a long-term lease.

The Agriculture Minister promptly responded and met Naidu today to convey that the request has been acceded to and the transfer of land approved, the release added.

During the meeting, Naidu also brought to the notice of Singh that East Godavari, Visakhapatnam and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh and Karimnagar, Medak and Rangareddy districts in Telangana do not have Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and sought to establish KVKs in these districts.

The Agriculture Minister immediately agreed to positively consider KVKs in these six districts, the release said.