Students in Maharashtra schools will soon be able to learn two additional subjects related to agriculture as part of their curriculum.
The current curriculum offered in state schools will also introduce agriculture and agronomy (agricultural economics), as suggested during the recent meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of School Education. Gaikwad, the state Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bose and senior officials from the two departments made the decision during the meeting.
“Since more than 50 percent of the students study in schools located in rural areas of the state and belong to families dedicated to agriculture, offering this material will be an opportunity for them to learn more about agriculture,” said the Minister of Education Schoolboy, Varsha. Gaikwad said.
Accordingly, the Maharashtra Education Council Research and Training Institute (MSCERT) and the Maharashtra Agriculture, Education and Research Council (MCAER) have been instructed to start developing a suitable curriculum soon.
However, it is not clear in which academic year the two proposed subjects will be offered in Maharashtra.