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PM Confers Himachal Pradesh with Krishi Karman Award

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred Himachal Pradesh with the ‘Krishi Karman Award’ for its landmark achievement in showing highest production of food grains in year 2014-15, despite adverse weather conditions and rain-fed farming in the state.

Flash points

  • The award was presented at the Krishi Unnati Mela, a three day event which began in New Delhi
  • Six other states receive the Krishi Karman Award for their valuable contribution to AgricultureHimachal Pradesh with Krishi Karman Award
  • The award to Himachal Pradesh was received by the Agriculture minister of the state Sujan Singh Pathania
  • A team along with senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Agri) Upma Chawdhry were present at the ceremony held at New Delhi
  • The award includes a trophy, citation and cash amount of rupees one crore
  • Himachal Pradesh was chosen under the total food grains category-II of the Krishi Karman Award
  • Total food grains production of the state had increased to from 41 lakh in 2011-12 to 16.73 lakh tonnes in 2014-15
  • The Department of Agriculture had promoted poly-house cultivation, micro-irrigation, organic farming and soil health management
  • They also did a commendable contribution by providing technological inputs to the farmers

Key points:

Himachal pradesh

  • Capital: Shimla
  • Chief Minister: Virbhadra Singh
  • Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat