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Madhya Pradesh short-listed for Krishi Karman Award for 3rd consecutive year

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has been short-listed for the prestigious Krishi Karman Award of Government of India for the year 2013-14. The state has been securing this award for the last two consecutive years on account of remarkable achievements in agriculture sector. Madhya Pradesh is among five major states short-listed for the award apart from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Punjab.

The Union Ministry of Agriculture has invited Madhya Pradesh to New Delhi on October 14, 2014 to give a presentation before the screening committee headed by Union Agriculture Secretary. The presentation for year 2013-14 will comprise food grains and oilseed production and the strategy and measures adopted by the state government for these achievements.

It has also been asked to give information in the presentation about methods adopted for coordination between concerning departments including Energy, Irrigation, Food, credit etc. Madhya Pradesh is securing Krishi Karman Award for consecutive last 2 years. The award given by the President carries Rs 2 crore.

Despite heavy losses to crops by hailstorm and frost this year, situation of agriculture is very sound in the state due to agriculture and farmer-friendly policies of Madhya Pradesh government. That is why Madhya Pradesh has been short-listed for Krishi Karman Award among 5 big states.