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Manipur CM receives Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister

Manipur CM receives Krishi Karman award from Prime Minister
Manipur CM recieving Krishi Karman Award 2017-18 from PM at a function in Bengaluru, Karanataka on Thursday. (photo CMO)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jan 2 | Publish Date: 1/2/2020 12:33:37 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday handed over the Krishi Karman Award 2017-18 to Manipur state as the best-performing state in overall food-grain production category-III.

State chief minister N Biren Singh accompanied by agriculture minister V Hangkhanlian, commissioner (agriculture) M Joy and director (agriculture) Laltanpui received the award from the Prime Minister in a glittering award distribution function held at Government Pre-University College, Bengaluru Honnavar Road, Tumakuru, Karnataka today.

Manipur was selected for the prestigious award as the best-performing State in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tone) for the year 2017-18. The award carries a trophy, a citation and an amount of Rs 5 crore.

Two progressive farmers of the state - Yenkhom Bishworjit Singh of Kakching Panji Leikai, Kakching district and Thingbaijam Johnny Chanu of Lamboikhul Awang Leikai, Imphal East district - also received the agriculture minister’s Krishi Karman Award for progressive farmers for highest production in rice and pulses during 2017-18 respectively.  The award consisted of Rs two lakh along with a Prashashti Patra each. During the year 2017-18, the state achieved highest production of rice and pulses to the tune of 2570 kg/ha and 960 kg/ha against the national average of 2475 kg/ha and 779 kg/ha respectively.

Governors, chief ministers, union ministers and agriculture ministers of different states attended the function that witnessed a mammoth crowd. The award winners were selected by a committee headed by top officials of the Union government on the basis of their assessment of performance regarding production outcomes, implementation of crop production programmes and innovative approaches adopted for effective service delivery.

The Prime Minister also presented Krishi Karman Awards to other selected progressive farmers apart from releasing the 3rd instalment of PM Kisan to approximately six crore beneficiaries on the occasion, a release of the CMO said.

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