Bhopal, April 22: Madhya Pradesh has bagged the Krishi Karman Award for the consecutive fifth time. The Union Agriculture Ministry has informed the state government in this regard. This award has been conferred for the year 2015-16 in wheat production category. The Krishi Karman Award carries a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of two crore rupees.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan extending best wishes and congratulated farmers, all the officers of the agriculture department and organisations connected with agriculture development. Madhya Pradesh has become the leading state in the field of wheat production getting Krishi Karman award fifth time constantly. Agriculture growth rate of the state is estimated 25 percent this year.
Madhya Pradesh has left behind Punjab and Haryana states which are known for maximum wheat production traditionally in the country. An increase of 7.64 percent has been registered in wheat production in the year 2015-16 in comparison to 2014-15. Wheat production was 171.03 lakh tonne in 2014-15 which has gone up to 184.10 lakh tonne in the year 2015-16.
This achievement has been attained with the hard work of farmers and cooperation of agriculture scientists, experts and field team of agriculture department.
Wheat productivity has grown to 3115 k.g. per hectare in the state. It was 2850 k.g. per hectare last year. According to the directives of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan various kinds of facilities are being provided to the farmers. Irrigation, electricity, technical guidance, interest free loans, e-facility for procurement in mandis are proved mainly transformational.
Beside Krishi Karman award, cash reward of Rs. 2 lakh and citation letter to each one female and male farmer will be given to honour them as the best wheat producer farmers representing farmers’ community.