Thursday, 19 February 2015

PM Modi praises MP’s agriculture miracle

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh received Krishi Karman award for maximum wheat production for third consecutive year in Suratgarh, Rajasthan on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the award to state for maximum increase in wheat production. Award comprises Rs 2 crore, trophy and citation. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was scheduled to receive this award, but he could not fly to the venue due to inclement weather, an official spokesman said. 

Senior officers of Union ministry of Agriculture received the award on behalf of state. 

Modi also gave away Individual Krishi Karman awards to two farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal district's Manohar Patidar and Khandwa district's Rekha Soni got the award for registering maximum increase in wheat production. 

Prime Minister, on the occasion, said that Madhya Pradesh has managed to get rid of BIMARU tag under leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. State has made miraculous achievements in agriculture sector and area under irrigation has increased manifold. Besides, modern farming techniques and methods have been promoted. 

"Due to its agriculture growth, Madhya Pradesh has surpassed states in Ganga and Yamuna basins in agriculture sector, he added. 

Madhya Pradesh was conferred this award for excellence in overall food grains production in years 2011-12 and 2012-13. Krishi Karman Award for year 2013-14 has been conferred on Madhya Pradesh for excellence in wheat production.

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