Krishi Karman award goes to HP

Q.  Which state government has been conferred the Krishi Karman award for highest production of food grains in 2014-2015?
- Published on 17 Apr 17

a. HP
b. AP
c. MP
d. None of the above

In a major boost to Himachal Pradesh’s Congress government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conferred ‘Krishi Karman Award.”

This is 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.

The award was received by Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania, who led a team of senior officers including Additional Chief Secretary (Agri) Upma Chawdhry.

The award consists a trophy, citation and cash amount of rupees one crore.

The Union Ministry of Agriculture had selected Himachal Pradesh for the award under total food grains category-II of the Krishi Karman Award.

During last three years, total food grains production had increased to from 15.41 lakh in 2011-12 to 16.73 lakh tonnes in 2014-15.

The department had also done commendable work in promoting poly-house cultivation, micro-irrigation, organic farming and soil health management.

This feat has been achieved due to dedicated efforts of Agriculture Department in extending technological inputs and services to the farmers.

Himachal Pradesh: Know More
  • Area: 55,673 km²
  • Capital: Shimla
  • Population: 6.856 million (2012)
  • Chief minister: Virbhadra Singh
  • Language: Hindi

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