Madhya Pradesh (MP) has been selected for Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for highest production of wheat. MP has been selected for this award fifth time in a row.
- Wheat production in MP stood at 184.10 lakh tonnes in 2015-16, marking a 7.64% rise as compared to 171.03 lakh tonnes production in 2014-15. In the coming year i.e. 2016-17, the production figure for wheat is expected to be around 212 lakh tonnes. Wheat productivity grew to 3,115 kg/hectare in 2015-16 as compared to 2850 kg/hectare in 2014-15.
- To honour this feat, MP State Govt. will be given a trophy, citation letter and a cash reward of Rs 2 crore.
- In addition to this award, two farmers from the state will be felicitated with “Agriculture Minister’s Krishi Karman Award for Progressive Farmers”, which includes a citation and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh. The farmers will be selected on basis of their contribution to production and adoption of innovative farming practices.
Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Tripura chosen for Krishi Karman
- Tamil Nadu has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category I – where food grains production is higher than10 million tonnes. Tamil Nadu had produced 130 lakh tonnes of food grains in 2015-16, which marks 2% rise as compared to 127.95 lakh tonnes in 2014-15. This is the fourth time.Tamil Nadu has bagged Krishi Karman Award in this category.
- Himachal Pradesh has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category II – where food grains production is between 1 – 10 million tonnes. Himachal Pradesh produced 16.34 lakh tonnes of food grains in 2015-16 as compared to 14.94 lakh tonnes in 2014-15.
- Tripura has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category III – where food grains production is lesser 1 million tonnes. Tripura produced 825,000 tonnes of food grains in 2015-16. This is the second time Tripura has bagged Krishi Karman Award in this category.
- Meghalaya has been selected for commendation award for total food grains production. Commendation Awards are given to those States which achieve higher production and productivity in current year as compared to previous 4/5 years, yet could not qualify for Krishi Karman Awards in other categories.
About Krishi Karman Awards:
- Instituted in: 2010-11
- Instituted by: Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
- Objective: To honour best performing States in production of food grains and individual crops of Rice, Wheat, Pulses and Coarse Cereals
- Award Amount: Rs. 5.00 crore for total food grains category, Rs. 2.00 crore for individual crops category and Rs. 1 crore as Commendation award