R'than trader offers Rs 100 cr for govt medical college

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A businessman from Ganganagar district in Rajasthan has stunned everyone by offering a cheque of Rs 100 crore to stake a claim for a government medical college in the district.

People in Ganganagar have been agitating under the banner of Medical College Banao Sangharsh Samiti for a long time demanding a government medical college.

But the government has been dragging its feet citing  budgetary constraints.
The sangharsh samiti approached Agarwal to create a corpus fund for the project.
On Wednesday, the businessman B D Agarwal, chairman and managing director of WSP group of companies, handed over a cheque for Rs 100 crore at a small function held by Panchayati Dharmshala to the sangharsh samiti members.

According to sources, he has contributed for the construction of a medical college and Arts and Science college at Siwani in Haryana in 1976.

Agarwal whose group is engaged in the guar gum extensively in the US for oil extraction has distributed free of cost quality guar seeds worth Rs 95 crore to farmers.

He had helped in the establishment of a sewerage treatment plant worth Rs 10 crore by the municipal council and distributed Rs 48 crore scholarships to meritorious poor students.

He also donated Rs 2 crore for the construction of building for the traders association in Ganganagar district.

 Agarwal said, “if there is need for more money I will not be found wanting.”
 The businessman said he could have started a private medical college and hospital with the money, but he wanted a government college to come up here so that the best doctors passing out of school could serve the local people.

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