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Himachal Pradesh gets Krishi Karman Award for increase in food grain production

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New Delhi , 17 Mar 2018

Himachal Pradesh has been conferred with Krishi Karman Award for its landmark achievement in showing highest production of food grains.Agriculture  Minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda received 'Krishi Karman Award' for year 2015-16 from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremony organized at  New Delhi, today.The award consists of a trophy, citation and cash prize.Besides, two progressive farmers of the state including a woman farmer also  received the prizes.Congratulating the Agriculture department for this outstanding achievement, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Dr. Srikant Baldi  said this feat had been achieved due to dedicated efforts of the department in extending technological inputs and services to the farmers of the  state.The total food grains production in the state increased from 14.94 lakh tonnes to 16.40 lakh tonnes during last five years. Besides, the  department has also done commendable work in promoting poly-house cultivation, crop diversification, micro irrigation, organic farming and soil health  management.Krishi Karman Awards were instituted by the Union Ministry of Agriculture in 2010-11 to reward the best performing States in production of  rice, wheat, cereals, pulses and total food grains.



Tags: Narendra Modi , Dr Ram Lal Markanda



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