Aga Khan to help Maharashtra agriculture sector | Business Standard News

Prof Ram Shinde, Cabinet Minister for Water Conservation and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra welcomes His Highness the Aga Khan at the Mumbai Airport. AKDN / Aziz Ajaney
Prof Ram Shinde, Cabinet Minister for Water Conservation and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra welcomes His Highness the Aga Khan at the Mumbai Airport. AKDN / Aziz Ajaney

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra.

Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

The Aga Khan said the AKDN is already involved with MIT and Harvard for a programme on Architecture and Design, and expressed keenness to work closely with the University of Mumbai.

He offered the AKDN’s assistance to the university in designing and developing degree or diploma programmes in heritage conservation.

The Aga Khan, currently on a visit to India to commemorate the ongoing Diamond Jubilee of his Imamat, was speaking after meeting Maharashtra Governor C.

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