Dr Amrita Patel has been conferred with the Mahindra Samriddi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Aear-Krishi Shiromani Samman in New Delhi.
- Dr Patel is the current Chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal
- She is the former Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and served as its chief from 1998 to 2014
- Dr Patel had played an important role in the implementation of Operation Flood, the largest developmental programme in the world.
- The programme helped to promote, finance and deliver a variety of supporting services to a national cooperative dairy structure that transformed the lives of millions of marginalised and small farmers and milk producers
- She was conferred with the award by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh
- The award was presented to her for her contribution that made a difference in the field of agriculture to increase productivity and rural prosperity
Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards
- The Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards were instituted by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Farm Equipment Sector.
- The lifetime achievement award is presented to a renowned personality in the agri space whose contribution is recognized at national and international levels.
- The awards are a platform to share best practices in agriculture for a larger community benefit