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Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Award 2017

To recognise individuals and institutions that have risen above the ordinary by accepting no limits, thinking innovatively and driving positive change in the field of agriculture.

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, the market leader in the Indian Tractor Industry with two large brands, Mahindra and Swaraj, is the world’s top Tractor Company. Mahindra & Mahindra has been at the forefront of the Indian Agri space through its Mahindra Samriddhi initiatives.

Mahindra Samriddhi is committed to enhance agri productivity in Indian farms and drive prosperity in the farming community; because at Mahindra, we believe that agri-prosperity is the key to strengthening the nation’s growth on the world socio-economic map.

In keeping with Mahindra’s core purpose of RISE, Mahindra & Mahindra has instituted the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards. The three pillars on which RISE is built are accepting no limits, driving positive change and alternative thinking. These awards are a platform that recognises purposeful contributions, made by individuals and institutions, who have risen above the ordinary by accepting no limits, thinking innovatively and driving positive change in the field of agriculture. The award trophy reflects the remarkable achievements of the change leaders in agriculture: a golden wheat stalk design that represents the golden harvest in Indian farms and the aspirations and accomplishments of the Indian agriculture community.

Now in its seventh edition, these awards are instituted to acknowledge the best practices across nine categories, at national and regional levels, and a lifetime achievement award as a tribute to the heroes of Indian agriculture. These awards are an endeavour of Mahindra & Mahindra to acknowledge the best in Indian agriculture and bring forth and share the commendable practices in Indian agriculture for the benefit of the community at large.


ANAND MAHINDRA’S MESSAGE


Indian Agriculture is on the cusp of a new wave. In the First Wave, immediately after independence, land reforms changed the face of Indian agriculture as the zamindari system was abolished and tillers became owners of the land. In the Second Wave, we had the green revolution which scientifically brought in quality seeds, fertilisers and mechanisation and increased output enormously. We are now on the cusp of the Third Wave, where technology and innovation will transform agriculture making it more productive, more diversified and more competitive. A new agricultural revolution is in the offing – and it will be technology-led.

The Government has the declared goal of doubling the income of every farmer by 2022. This Third Wave of Indian Agriculture is going to convert that goal into a reality. That is why the theme for the year is ‘Farming 3.0.’

Our vision in the Mahindra Group has always been to provide technology to farmers through our products and services, to enable them to RISE. Our Samriddhi Centres have transformed our dealership networks into one-stop shops that actively promote innovation and deliver technology in the field of agriculture. Our technological focus will intensify with the advent of the Third Wave. We will do everything we can to marry technology and agriculture, so as to enable farm productivity, drive mechanisation, give farmers greater access to information through mobile and web-based applications and use technology platforms like Trringo to connect the farmers directly to consumers and eliminate the middle man.

The Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards have now become an established platform for recognising agricultural achievements and sharing success stories on a national platform. I am delighted that this year too so many empowered individuals will be taking the centre stage. They are living examples of our RISE philosophy in action. I congratulate all the award winners and wish them and the entire agricultural community in India great future success in riding the Third Wave.

Farmer of the year – Male

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/- (one)

Regional Award: Rs. 51,000/- (three)

Recognition for farmers who have been instrumental in driving sustainable, measurable and scalable innovation by leveraging Innovative Farming Technology (IFT) in agriculture, thus changing the agriculture scenario. The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


 

Mr. Bujabali Banappa Hallur

Location: Belgaum, Karnataka

Crop: Sugarcane

Member of Gram Panchayat and other various organisations’ such as Primary Krishi Pattina Bank, Eco-Agri Research Foundation, Organic Farmer association, etc. Mr. Bhujabali Banappa Hallure is known to encourage innovative practices in agriculture. With 30 years of experience in farming, Mr. Bhujabali Hallure cultivates crops such as Sugarcane, Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Turmeric, Marigold and Green Gram. He is highly revered for his expertise in sugarcane cultivation.

He was bestowed with the Krishi Pandit Award on behalf of Government of Karnataka. He also received the Best Innovative Farmer and Model Organic Grower of Turmeric from U A S Dharwad.

Some of the new practices introduced by him includes the use of single eye bud technology, installation of drip irrigation system as well as fertigation, increased plant spacing from 4 x 2 ft. (R x P) to 8 x 2 ft. (R x P) and introducing new compost known as ‘Jeevamruth’ (A mixture of cow dung, cow urine and curd).

Result:

The yield increased from 75 tonne/acre to 122 tonne/acre. It saved one month in the nursery of cane plants. Additional Rs. 35000/acre received through intercropping of Marigold. Due to wider spacing of 8 ft., aeration and sunlight availability was enhanced which resulted in less pest incidence. Soil got enriched with natural fertiliser and resulted yield has increased by double.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Bhujabali Banappa Hallure by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Balmukand Dhagi

Location: Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Crop: Garlic + Pumpkin (Relay)

A dedicated farmer from last 12 years, Mr. Balmukand Dhagi is a well-known farmer and expert for the Relay Crop. He has been awarded many times by the government institutions and others. Mr. Dhagi does a lot of experiments with crops and identifies different positive combinations. He also has a good knowledge of crop agronomy, plant protection and advanced technologies in agriculture and having the skill of farm mechanisation.

Some of the new practices introduced by Mr. Balmukand Dhagi includes deep ploughing and land levelling by rotovator, pumpkin relay crop with garlic, use of Neem Khali with FYM, and use of pesticides & fertiliser for disease, insect and pest control. More than 10-15 farmers adopted this practice.

Result: 

The yield increased from 15000 kg to 35800 kg. The cost of cultivation has reduced from Rs. 60000 to Rs. 30000. Got two productions on the same land – Garlic (5800 kg) and Pumpkin (30,000 kg). Long harvesting period as compared to old technology.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Balmukand Dhagi by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Bodumba

Location: West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh

Crop: Kiwi

Lack of education has certainly not stopped Shri Bodumba from innovating and experimenting. In the 19 years of his farming career, Shri Bodumba trains farmers & Agri Students of Arunachal, Assam & Nagaland for the cultivation of temperate fruits. He actively participates & organises agriculture technology dissemination activities with the help of Agriculture department & NGO’s of North East. He has been bestowed with many accolades and also his success story is being printed in ‘The Arunachal Times & Echo of Arunachal’ and in ‘The Assam Tribune’.

With his own experience, he started to plant kiwi in such a way that 2 numbers of the plant are planted in between 2 numbers of ‘T’-Bar at a spacing of 4 mtrs X 4 mtrs. He minimised the spacing of kiwi and started more plantation in between iron angle of ‘T’-Bar.

Result:

Kiwi yield increased from 9240 kg/acre to 13860 kg/acre due to more number of plants per acre. Timely training and pruning resulted in healthy plant growth which gave quality fruits per plant. Also, net income from the same unit increased from Rs. 4,06,800 to Rs. 7,59,330.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Shri Bodumba by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


REGIONAL AWARD – WEST


 

Mr. Dinesh Patidar

Location: Dhar, MP

Crop: Chilli
Category: Less than 5 acres

Mr. Dinesh Patidar has pioneered many agricultural techniques. He was bestowed with many accolades such as State Level Best Farmer Award on behalf of the Depart. of Agriculture, MP, Costales Natures Farms Certificate on behalf of Costales Natures farms at the Philippines and many others. He introduced new practices such as Drip Irrigation and Plastic Mulching for growing of Chilli crops, use of integrated pest management practices such as pheromone traps, light traps, neem oil, yellow sticky traps, blue sticky traps, etc. Also use of integrated nutrient management practices like cow urine, vermicompost, biogas slurry, neem oil cake, etc.

Result:

The yield increased from 2000 kg to 4200 kg. Mulching suppressed the growth of weed hence reduce the cost of weeding. Up to 50-60% water is saved through drip irrigation.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Dinesh Patidar by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Arvind Baburao Nimbalkar

Location: Pune, Maharashtra
Crop: Colour Capsicum
Category: 5 to 20 acres

Mr. Arvind Baburao Nimbalkar has successfully implemented his theoretical knowledge for the cultivation of crops like Colour Capsicum, Tuberose, Sugarcane, Pomegranate, and Ginger. He guides more than 3000 farmers about hi-tech farming. He introduced new practices such as the installation of vermicompost unit, mulching practice using sugarcane trash, growing colour capsicum under Green House (controlled condition). In the year 2014, he was bestowed with the ICAR SMART Farmer Award on behalf of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Baramati (Pune).

Result:

The yield increased from 38000 kg/acre to 45000 kg/acre due to timely branching and thinning of colour capsicum plant. Improvement in quality due to maximum use of organic fertilisers.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Arvind Baburao Nimbalkar by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Dilip Deshmukh

Location: Thane, Maharashtra
Crop: Jackfruit
Category: 5 to 20 acres

A B.A. graduate, Mr. Dilip Deshmukh is the role model for many farmers in his district. He has given employment to more than 30 people from his village. Along with farming, he has developed Agro tourism on his farm which gives him extra income when crop fails due to natural factors. He is best known for implementing innovative farming technologies in this district. Some of the new practices introduced by him includes the usage of farm yard manure, vermicompost, Panchamrut (Cow dung, Cow urine, Jaggery, Curd and Water). Prepared stop dam for soil and water conservation and adopted multi-cropping pattern across slope for soil water conservation.

Result:

The yield increased by 12000 kg/acre (from 36000 kg to 48000 kg/acre). Also, the cost of cultivation reduced by 24000/- (from Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 66000) by using own produced manure like vermicompost and composts.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Dilip Deshmukh by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


REGIONAL AWARD – EAST


 

Mr. Sanjit Kumar Mohanty

Location: Puri, Odisha

Crop: Mushroom
Category: Less than 5 acres

Mr. Mohanty is one of the largest supplier of mushrooms to Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. Being in farming for more than a decade, Mr. Mohanty has established 30 seated residential Utkal Farmers Training College for Mushroom farmers. Also, he has been appointed as a mushroom growing Trainer by APICOL, ATMA and Directorate of Horticulture. He developed a low-cost electric operated Straw Cutting Machine exclusively for straw mushroom cultivation. He used banana leaves and water hyacinth for the cultivation of mushroom. He used heating torch connected with the gas cylinder to disinfect the inoculation chamber.

Result:

The yield of mushroom has increased from 10836 kg/acre to 15480 kg/ acre due to a decrease in spawn contamination. Contamination of the spawn bottle is reduced from 15% to 3%.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Sanjit Kumar Mohanty by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Kamarul Hossian Mondal

Location: Murshidabad, West Bengal
Crop: Jute
Category: 5 to 20 acres

With 20 years of experience in farming, Mr. Mondal has many feathers in his cap. He is the Chairman of Unique Farmer Club, Nowda, Murshidabad, a member of village Panchayat and gives on-farm training to farmers on his field under the presence of SMS/scientists from ADO, Kolkata, NABARD, CRIJAF. Some of the new practices introduced by Mr. Mondal includes the strip cropping/intercropping of Jute, Green Gram and mixed cropping of Amaranthus with the integrated farming approach. Cultivation of Tossa jute variety JRO204 (Suren).

Result:

The yield increased from 1350 kg/acre to 1800 kg/acre. The intercropped crop i.e. Moong produced 450 kg/acre and Amaranthus 600 kg/acre as an extra income source. The cost of cultivation reduced due to the usage of a new variety of Tossa jute.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Kamarul Hossian Mondal by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


REGIONAL AWARD – NORTH


 

Mr. Ramesh Verma

Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Crop: Broccoli
Category: Less than 5 acres

Member of Gram Panchayat and other various organisations’ such as Primary Krishi Pattina Bank, Eco-Agri Research Foundation, Organic Farmer association, etc. Mr. Bhujabali Banappa Hallure is known to encourage innovative practices in agriculture. With 30 years of experience in farming, Mr. Bhujabali Hallure cultivates crops such as Sugarcane, Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Turmeric, Marigold and Green Gram. He is highly revered for his expertise in sugarcane cultivation.

He was bestowed with the Krishi Pandit Award on behalf of Government of Karnataka. He also received the Best Innovative Farmer and Model Organic Grower of Turmeric from U A S Dharwad.

Some of the new practices introduced by him includes the use of single eye bud technology, installation of drip irrigation system as well as fertigation, increased plant spacing from 4 x 2 ft. (R x P) to 8 x 2 ft. (R x P) and introducing new compost known as ‘Jeevamruth’ (A mixture of cow dung, cow urine and curd).

Result:

The yield increased from 75 tonne/acre to 122 tonne/acre. It saved one month in the nursery of cane plants. Additional Rs. 35000/acre received through intercropping of Marigold. Due to wider spacing of 8 ft., aeration and sunlight availability was enhanced which resulted in less pest incidence. Soil got enriched with natural fertiliser and resulted yield has increased by double.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Bhujabali Banappa Hallure by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. Omkar Lal

Location: Jhalawad, Rajasthan
Crop: Chilli
Category: 5 to 20 acres

Mr. Omkar Lal has been awarded as the Best Farmer by ATMA, Rajasthan in the year 2016. During his 20 years in farming, Mr. Omkar Lal has grown many crops such as chilli, maize, soybean, groundnut, onion, chana, orange, and vegetables. Some of the new practices introduced by him includes the use of Hybrid F1 chilli, covered by marigold and irrigated by drip irrigation. Use of shade net (25*10 Ft.). Also, applied all farm based natural products to maintain organic balance.

Result:

The yield increased from 19000 kg to 45000 kg per acre. The cost of cultivation reduced from Rs. 39,250 to Rs. 26,700 per acre. In just 48 months more than 100 farmers have implemented these new practices.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Omkar Lal by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


REGIONAL AWARD – SOUTH


 

Mr. Banda Raghava Reddy

Location: Nalgonda, Telangana
Crop: Rice
Category: 5 to 20 acres

Mr. Banda Raghava Reddy is well-known for his breakthrough techniques in rice cultivation. His famous ‘Dry Seed Paddy Cultivation’ has revolutionised rice farming. He has developed Seedling Marker to transplant seedlings in SRI method. He got more income in one acre by reducing seed cost, transplantation cost and pesticides cost. For his groundbreaking ideas, Mr. Reddy has been honoured by the Asst. Director of Telangana, Agriculture Department. He also guides other farmers through his farm visits and motivational seminars.

Result:

The yield increased from 2450 to 2940 kg/acre. The total cost of cultivation decreased from Rs. 24000 to Rs. 14000. Soil fertility improved and pest infestation reduced due to proper spacing and good aeration.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Banda Raghava Reddy by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


 

Mr. B.R. Krishna

Location: Shimoga, Karnataka
Crop: Areca Nut
Category: 5 to 20 acres

Mr. B.R. Krishna is a progressive farmer of Shimoga district. During 26 years in farming, he has pioneered many agricultural techniques. He has given interviews to AIR Bhadrawati on Integrated Agriculture and to ETV Kannada on Papaya Farming. Some of the new practices introduced by him includes High-Density Multistoried Cultivation System, increased plant spacing from 9*9 ft. (R*P), alternate row planting of cocoa with a spacing of 9*18 (R*P), Alternate row planting of black pepper with spacing of 9*18 (R*P), organic mulching, organic cultivation and used sprinkler irrigation and water supplied from the fish pond.

Result:

Due to wider spacing of 9 ft., Black pepper, Cocoa and Areca Nut nursery plant got sufficient shade to grow and enriched the soil moisture and humus content. Also, due to high-density plantation the weed and insect disease infestation decreased.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. B.R. Krishna by awarding him the Krishi Samrat Sanman, 2017.


Farmer of the year – Lady

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Regional Award: Rs. 51,000/-

Recognition for lady farmers who have broken established stereotypes and been instrumental in driving sustainable and scalable innovation by leveraging Innovative Farming Technology (IFT) in agriculture, thus changing the agriculture scenario. The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


 

Smt. Varikuppala Nagamani

Location: Nalgonda, Telangana
Crop: Chilli

In a career spanning over 4 years, Smt. Nagamani is always keen in learning new and innovative farm techniques. She is very interactive and seeks advice from the scientists of Agril University, Dept. of Agriculture and Horticulture, etc. She follows all the agriculture programmes from mass media channels like ‘Annadaatha from ETV’ regularly.

Some of the new practices introduced by Smt. Nagamani includes deep ploughing, trellis method of cultivation, intercrop of chrysanthemum in chilli, drip irrigation, fertigation, mulching and as a part of IPM – used yellow sticky cards and eco-friendly technologies. Also, drying of chilli using the solar method.

Result:

The yield increased from 1800 kg/acre to 4950 kg/acre. Due to the usage of growth regulators, the crop period has prolonged, subsequently leading to increasing in yield thereby increase in income. Use of IPM and eco-friendly technologies assured good quality of produce.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Smt. Varikuppala Nagamani by awarding her the ‘Krishi Prerna Sanman, 2017’.


REGIONAL AWARD – EAST


 

Smt. Nitu Devi

Location: Banka, Bihar
Crop: Mushroom

In a career spanning over 12 years, Ms. Devi has successfully grown various crops like Mushroom, Wheat, Paddy, Maize Cabbage, Potato and Pea. She is known as Mushroom Didi in the village. She has formed a self-help group known by Maa Kali Swam Sahayata Samuh of lady farmers at the village level to help others financially . She is the Master Trainer for Mushroom Production technique and trained more than 3000 ladies till date. She introduced new practice such as the usage of Mango dry leaves instead of paddy or wheat trash for cultivation of Button Mushroom.

Result:

The yield increased from 300 kg/crop to 400 kg/crop due to the change in Mushroom variety. No mechanisation needed for crushing the dry leaves hence cost of cultivation decreased.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Smt. Nitu Devi by awarding her the ‘Krishi Prerna Sanman, 2017’


REGIONAL AWARD – WEST


 

Smt. Namrata Yadu

Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Crop: Oyster Mushroom

An M. Sc. in Chemistry, Ms. Namrata Yadu is known for her innovative approach to farming. Awarded as ‘Farmer of the year 2003’ by ASPEE Foundation, Mumbai, Ms. Yadu has trained more than 5000 women in mushroom cultivation. Some of the new practices introduced by Ms. Yadu includes, Vertical Farming System used for mushroom cultivation for optimum utilisation of space, controlled and protected mushroom cultivation with the help of micro sprinkler and Fogger System to maintain optimum moisture and humidity and use of Solar Dryer to dry mushrooms which enhances the quality of product and saves time as well.

Result:

The yield increased 5-6 times. Good aeration and good moisture have provided a favourable condition for good quality of mushrooms.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Smt. Namrata Yadu by awarding her the ‘Krishi Prerna Sanman, 2017′.


REGIONAL AWARD – NORTH


 

Smt. Rubi Pareek

Location: Dausa, Rajasthan
Crop: Guar

Smt. Rubi Pareek is a very dedicated organic farmer from last 4 to 5 years. With 10 years of experience in farming, Smt. Pareek has grown various crops such as Organic Wheat, Guar, Mustard, Aonla, Karonda, Pomegranate, Bottle Gourd, Tomato and other vegetables. She is a well-known farmer for the Organic Cultivation, Vermicompost, Organic Fertilizer & Pesticides, and Azolla. Some of the new practices introduced by her includes the establishment of vermicompost and Azolla unit in her farm. Usage of jivamrit and vermicompost as a fertiliser for crop and fruit plant. Guar sowed in a 1-acre farm with border crop of Azolla and Pomogranate plants.

Result:

The yield increased from 325 kg to 410 kg. 70% of water was saved due to drip irrigation. Also, net income has been increased by Rs. 4220 to Rs. 8677 per acre.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Smt. Rubi Pareek by awarding her the ‘Krishi Prerna Sanman, 2017’.


Farmer of the year – Youth

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Regional Award: Rs. 51,000/-

Recognition for young farmers below the age of 31 years, who have been instrumental in driving sustainable and scalable innovation by leveraging Innovative Farming Technology (IFT) in agriculture, thus changing the agriculture scenario. The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


 

Mr. Akash Chaurashiya

Location: Sagar, MP
Crop: Four layer farming (Ginger, Leafy vegetables, Kundru and Papaya)

At a very young age, Mr. Akash Chourasiya has been bestowed with many awards and accolades such as Patanjali Krishi Gaurav Sanman, Best Agriculture Practices, Felicitation in National Innovation Programme and Rashtriya Krishi Gaurav Puraskar. He is known for promoting organic farming and also promoting his unique farming technique i.e., Four Layer farming on large forums like TV channels, meeting of progressive farmers in collector office, central government office, etc. He is doing four Layer Multi-Cropping with Ginger, leafy vegetables, Kundru and Papaya. He made optimum utilisation of space, resources, energy, money and time which reduced 4 times input cost and increased 8 times production. Usage of organic practices helped him to fetch more price for the produce.

Result:

The cost of cultivation drastically reduced by Rs. 20850 per acre. Instead of one crop, four crops were grown which helped him to get an additional income from three more crops from the same field. Yearly Rs. 10.50 Lakhs of income has been possible through this innovation.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Aakaash Chaurashiya by awarding him the ‘Krishi Yuva Sanman, 2017’.


REGIONAL AWARD – EAST

 


 

Smt. Penki Lepcha

Location: East Sikkim, Sikkim
Crop: Garden Pea

With 8 years of experience in farming, Mrs. Penki Lepcha has grown various crops such as Paddy, Maize, Buckwheat, Potato, Cole crops, Garden Pea, Beans, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, Coriander and Carrot. She actively participates & organises agriculture technology dissemination activities with the help of ICAR-KVK, ICAR-NOFRI and state agriculture department. Some of the new practices includes zero till vegetable pea cultivation and replaced the mono-cropping system of rice cultivation where field remained fallow during Rabi season due to the uncertainty of rain and lack of irrigation infrastructure.

Result:

The yield has increased by 2386 kg/acre to 2736 kg/acre than the conventional practice. Reduced the cost of cultivation with 25 % by escaping ploughing and levelling of land.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mrs. Penki Lepcha by awarding her the ‘Krishi Yuva Sanman, 2017’.


REGIONAL AWARD – SOUTH

 


 

Smt. Mahadevi S. Kadagud

Location: Yadgir, Karnataka
Crop: Capsicum

A B.Sc. in computer science, Mrs. Kadagud has chosen to dedicate her life to farming. With just 5 years in farming, Mrs. Kadagud conducts a training programmeme for fellow farmers on ‘Importance of Vermicompost Application’. Some of the new practices introduced by her includes greenhouse cultivation of Capsicum, plant spacing of 5*5 ft. (R*P), intercropping with Marigold, use of drip irrigation, fertigation, and neem oil for crop protection.

Result:

The yield has increased from 2600 kg/acre to 5400 kg/acre. The shelf life of capsicum increased by 3 days. Additional 1 lac 95 thousand got from Marigold

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mrs. Mahadevi S. Kadagud by awarding her the ‘Krishi Yuva Sanman, 2017’.


REGIONAL AWARD – NORTH

 


 

Mr. Jagdish Patidar

Location: Jhalawar, Rajasthan
Crop: Cucumber

Leaving his well-settled job in MNC, Mr. Jagdish Patidar moved towards agriculture and used his technical knowledge to make agriculture profitable. With 3 years of experience in farming, Mr. Patidar has grown crops like Cucumber, Citrus (Lemon, Orange), Tomato, and Papaya. Some of the new practice introduced by him includes cultivation of new Variety- Mini Angel of Cucumber, usage of vermicompost, vermi wash, botanical extracts and light trap to control pests and enhance fruit quality. Usage of shade net and mulching for cucumber cultivation.

Result:

The yield has increased from 15600 kg to 57375 kg. 60% to 70% water is saved. More than 100 farmers implemented these practices and 200 farmers followed.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Mr. Jagdish Patidar by awarding him the ‘Krishi Yuva Sanman, 2017’.


Public Sector Organisation of the year

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Runner-up Award: Rs. 1,11,000/-

Recognition for Public Sector Organisations committed to a broad policy on agriculture that has become instrumental in changing the lives of Indian farmers.  The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


  Gujarat Green Revolution Company Ltd.

Location: Vadodara, Gujarat

IFT: Gujarat Model for implementation of Micro Irrigation Scheme.

An integrated approach was done by the Gujarat Green Revolution Company Ltd. wherein provisions under various schemes was made uniform and their inequalities and anomalies were removed. Available funds under the different scheme and sub-scheme heads were utilised efficiently. Benefits were extended to more and more farmers of the State effectively using state-of-the-art IT Platform. As a nodal agency, using state-of-the-art technology, they implemented the Micro Irrigation Scheme on behalf of Government of India and Government of Gujarat. They also promoted the use of bio-fertilisers, green and clean energy with the objective to protect the environment by conserving Agri Ecosystem in the State.

They have been bestowed with many awards such as Best Innovation Work in the Field of Agriculture Development on behalf of FGI Award for Excellence during September 2016. Awarded with Trend Setter Award by Gujarat Innovative Society during April 2015. Nominated for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration during the year 2014-15. Nominated for E-Governance Award in the category Government to Citizen Project of the Year during 2014-15 and paper on ‘Micro Irrigation for Higher Productivity’ was published and presented during FAI Annual Seminar 2014.

Result:

As per the independent survey conducted by Government of India through NABARD Consultancy Services Private Limited (NABCONS) revealed that the procedure followed by GGRC in the implementation of Micro Irrigation Scheme is of unique in nature in the Country which is now famously known as Gujarat Model.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Gujarat Green Revolution Company Ltd. by awarding it the ‘Krishi Sansthan Sanman, 2017’.


RUNNER UP AWARD


  Research & Development Division, Annamalai University

Location: Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

IFT: Design and development of double-chambered centrifugal de-huller for millets

Due to frequent inundation and crop failure, there were marginal returns from rice cultivation. Research & Development Division, Annamalai University came up with a new approach to farming. They diversified farming system with animal components and also there was sustainable agricultural production through a direct manurial act as an addition to biological pest control. This enhanced livelihoods and income level of the farmers. Awards and recognition started coming from all sides certificate of appreciation from ICAR, letter of appreciation from VC of Annamalai University and letter of appreciation from the directorate of weed science research MP.

Result:

Diversification of rice fields with fish culture and poultry rearing as a system in 2400 farmers holdings. There was 80% enhancement of livelihoods. Rice productivity on an average was increased to 4.78 t/ha from 4.2 t/ha.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Research & Development Division, Annamalai University by awarding it the ‘Krishi Sansthan Sanman, 2017’.

Agricultural University of the year

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Runner-up Award: Rs. 1,11,000/-

Recognition for agricultural universities for undertaking path-breaking research and development work, that has contributed to increasing farm productivity and thereby enhancing rural prosperity. The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


  Central Agricultural University, Imphal

Location: Imphal, Manipur

IFT: Improved Zero Tillage Cultivation of rapeseed-mustard through bee pollination in tribal areas.

With the high cost of cultivation and less net profit from agriculture, the farmers of Manipur needed a breakthrough innovation. That’s why the Central Agricultural University, Imphal developed a farmer friendly technology – Zero-tillage cultivation of rapeseed and mustard. The cultivation of rapeseed-mustard under zero tillage is done totally on rainfed and dependent on conserved moisture in the soil as there is no facility for irrigation. They constructed farm pond for harvesting rainwater and subsequently utilised harvested water through micro-irrigation on zero tillage rapeseed-mustard crop. This increased the yield.

Result:

Rice fallow land converted into green crop cultivation. The yield increased about 20% in rapeseed with 4% increase in oil content through bee-keeping. The cost of cultivation reduced and net profit increased.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Central Agricultural University, Imphal by awarding it the ‘Krishi Shiksha Sanman, 2017’.


RUNNER UP AWARD


  Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Location: Tamil Nadu

IFT: Design and development of double-chambered centrifugal de-huller for millets

Through the paddy processing machines, the process of de hulling was causing heating of grains. So to avoid the nutritional loss from grains and to increase the efficiency of single chambered machines, double chambered de-huller has been developed. The government of India is giving emphasis to the intensive nutritional security in India through Millet promotion programme (INSIMP), which will ultimately lead to nutritional security at an affordable cost. This will help them to increase the production and processing of millets. Under this programme, the de-huller has been supplied to 25 centres and 250 SHGs.

Result:

With this innovation, there is a huge reduction in labour cost and time. Operating efficiency of machine increased up to 93%, 94% and 95% for Little, Foxtail and Proso millet respectively. Also, the cost of processing using abrasive emery roller and rubber roller Sheller was found as Rs. 9 and Rs. 10 respectively.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University by awarding it the ‘Krishi Shiksha Sanman, 2017’.

NGO/SHG of the year

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Runner-up Award: Rs. 1,11,000/-

Recognition for Non-Government Organisations / Self-Help Groups for purposeful contributions in the field of agriculture that has become instrumental in community change, thus impacting the lives of Indian farmers. The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


  Jamwa Ramgarh Krishak Producer Company Limited

Location: Jamwa Ramgarh, Jaipur Rajasthan

IFT: Aggregation and Marketing of Cluster Bean

Jamwa Ramgarh Krashak Producer Company Limited has been incorporated in January 2015. This company became the central platform for all farmers and their farming related issues. They decided to break middlemen chain by formation of Vegetable Consolidation Centre (VCC) in Raisar Panchayat headquarter with the following objectives:

  • Led the foundation of collective marketing of farm produce
  • Ensure better price to the Farmers at their doorstep
  • Build confidence among farmers through fair and transparent business practices
  • Break the oligopoly of few buyers in market

A record was kept for all the purchase and sale of produce. VCC helped farmers to aggregate and sell 46.5 tonnes of cluster beans. The success story of Jamwa Ramgarh Krishak Producer Company broadcasted on DD Kisan – Mandi.com programme. Recognition came in from different dignitaries to FPC model in the GRAM (Global Rajasthan Agriculture Meet) in Jaipur. It became the first FPC in Rajasthan trade through NCDEX platform.

Result:

The intervention has successfully broken the monopoly of some buyers. Farmers were benefited with incremental income of Rs. 799 per quintal. Farmers were educated about modern practice of storage and grading of the commodity. Touched the life of 412 farmers from 32 villages ensuring an incremental income of Rs. 5,90,332 /- into the village economy. Also, farmers were motivated and collectivise 20 tonne of mustard and stored in NCDEX approved warehouse. Farmers has stored the commodity @ 4200 rate per quintal including transportation and warehouse cost and FPC trade it @ 4,999 per quintal through future terminal.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Jamwa Ramgarh Krishak Producer Company Ltd. by awarding it the ‘Krishi Sahyog Sanman, 2017’.


RUNNER UP AWARD


  Amla Utpadak Sahakari Samiti Ltd.

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

IFT: Sustainable livelihood for Tribal farmers through promotion of Agri-Horti produces.

Amla Utpadak Sahkari Samiti Ltd., a co-operative of 534 farmers formed to strengthen tribal farmers by increasing their remuneration through processing and marketing of value added Amla products. AUSSL is a self-entrepreneur co-operative having smooth governance. It is headed by President assisted by Vice President, Secretary & 8 members. Under this organisation, they have started processing/promotion of Amla, Aloe vera and other Agri-Horti products.

Result:

Success story published in newspapers like Dainik Navjyoti and agriculture. There was a price rise for Amla. Farmers started intercropping in Amla. Also, additional income of AUSSL was distributed among all 534 member farmers as a dividend.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Amla Utpadak Sahakari Samiti Ltd. by awarding it the ‘Krishi Sahyog Sanman, 2017’.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the year

Cash prize –

National Award: Rs. 2,11,000/-

Runner-up Award: Rs. 1,11,000/-

Recognition for Krishi Vigyan Kendras as grassroot extension services for the dissemination of Innovative Farming Technologies (IFT), that have contributed to increasing farm productivity & thereby enhancing rural prosperity.  The award winners will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.


  KVK – Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kanker

Location: Uttar Bastar Kanker District, Chhattisgarh

IFT 1: Nutritional garden for nutritional security

In schools, vegetable growing is not common and most of the farmers are used to grow vegetables in a non-scientific way. There was no such approach to grow vegetables in the Nutritional Garden in a scientific way. Krishi Vigyan Kendra designed an ideal Nutritional Garden which contains vegetables and fruits like Banana, Papaya and Drumstick etc. to fulfil the daily requirements of a family as well as in schools. During the year 2015-16, it was replicated in 40 residential schools.

Result:

Due to replication of Nutritional Garden in schools, fresh and organic vegetable are available for students as well as saving an amount of Rs. 12000/- per school in six months. At present 70 schools and 250 farmers of Kanker district implemented these IFT. Due to the success of this technology in the district, the Chief Secretary Govt. of C.G. instructed to all district Collectors for implementation of this technology in the whole Chhattisgarh state.

IFT 2: Dry line showing of Rice with post-emergence application of herbicides

Farmers were practising the broadcasting method of sowing with biasi. The whole operation depends on rainfall. If there is a delay in rainfall, biasi operation is also delayed and sometimes if there is no rainfall there is a drastic 25 to 40% reduction in yield. Krishi Vigyan Kendra introduces dry line sowing of rice by seed cum fertilizer drill with a post-emergence application of herbicide bispyrabic sodium @200 ml/ha at DAS to get higher yields.

Result:

During the year 2016 area under line sowing of rice, it increased ten times i.e. 450 ha to 4500 ha in the Uttar Bastar Kanker district with the convergence of Bringing Green Revolution in Eastern India (BGREI) programmeme and ATMA schemes.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Krishi Vigyan Kendra by awarding it the ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra Sanman, 2017’.


RUNNER UP AWARD


  KVK – Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dehradun

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

IFT: Management of shoot gall psylla (pest) by using new schedule & insecticides.

Mango is one of the major fruit crops in Uttarakhand. From last one decade, the incidence of shoot gall psylla (pest) posed a serious problem to the mango growers because of high infestation. Farmers using traditional insecticides such as monocrotophos and quinalphos was unable to control the pest. Krishi Vigyan Kendra introduced the management of shoot gall psylla (pest) by using new schedule & insecticides. Two applications of Thiamethoxam 1 gm per litre of water + profenophos 2 ml per litre + sticker 1 ml per litre of water has proved to be most effective as it provided up to 90-95% control.

Result:

After using IFT farmers got a yield of 160-200 kg per tree. Farmers earned an additional income of Rs. 4.8 crore from 1200 ha due to the management of shoot gall psylla in their mango orchards. Also, the impact of this technology doubled the productivity of Mango from 9.6 MT to 20.0 MT/ha.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Krishi Vigyan Kendra by awarding it the ‘Krishi Vigyan Kendra Sanman, 2017’.

Shobhana Kumar Pattanayak

Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

A Masters in Science (Hons.) in Biological Sciences, Diploma in Environment Law, Diploma (CIAP) from Ecole Nationale d’administration (ENA) Paris, France and specialized in Public Finance, Mr. Shobhana is currently serving as the Secretary to Government of India in the department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare. In the year 2013, he was the Head of Energy Department of the State and responsible for uninterrupted power supply to various stakeholders including the farm sector. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Shobhana served as the Head of the National Horticulture Mission in India at the national level and engaged in the formulation of policies and implementation of programmemes. He was responsible for the diversification of the traditional agricultural sector by promoting horticulture and high-value crops, infusing latest technology, providing market infrastructure and promoting water use efficiency in agriculture.  

Ashish Bahuguna

Chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Born in Dehradun, Mr. Bahuguna graduated with honours in Science. He also holds a degree in Law from the University of Delhi. Mr. Ashish Bahuguna joined the Indian Administrative Service and served in various capacities in West Bengal and Rajasthan. In his latest stint with the Government of India, he served as Additional Secretary and Special Secretary in the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation before being elevated to the post of Secretary in 2002. Mr. Bahugunan is instrumental in formulating policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and in the implementation of Ministry’s flagship programmemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, National Food Security Mission and National Horticulture Mission. From July 2015 onwards he has been the Chairperson of FSSAI (Food Safety & Standards Authority of India).

Dr. Ashok Dalwai

Additional Secretary , Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Dr. Ashok Dalwai who is from Belgaum district in the state of Karnataka is currently serving as the Additional Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India. He served as the Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). In this capacity, he was the head of the Technology Centre of the Authority and was responsible for developing and deploying the state-of-the-art technology for biometric enrolment and de-duplication, besides authentication and other applications. It is on this technology platform, that UIDAI has been able to enrol 96 crore residents across the country. Dr. Dalwai has participated in various state, national & international level workshops and seminars. He presented/published papers on Agriculture, Irrigation, Drought Management, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Food Security, Agricultural Marketing, Financial Inclusion, etc.

Dr. A. K. Singh

Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension) Indian Council of Agricultural Research

With over 29 years of teaching, research and extension work experience in agricultural university and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. Singh is one of the foremost authorities on Indian Agriculture. It was his endeavours that made Technology Demonstrations for Harnessing Pulses Productivity, a success in 137 districts of the country. Which further led to the conduct of 6000 demonstrations each year. And thus, contributing in enhancing pulses production by about 4 million tonnes during the last 4-5 years. He is the recipient of 15 awards/recognitions (including Swami Shahajanand Sarswati Outstanding Extension Scientist Award of ICAR). And has written more than 110 research papers, 18 Books and 14 Book Chapters and done studies for FAO/UNDP/World Bank aided projects in Uttar Pradesh.

Dr. R. R. Hanchinal

Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers’ Rights Authority (Secretary Rank), Government of India

Dr. Hanchinal has made significant contributions in the area of seed production by substantially increasing the quantum of quality seed production. He also developed a unique method for the first time by selecting and adopting potential villages for seed production with “Modified Seed Village Concept” which is popularly known as “DHARWAD MODEL”. He has been awarded with the prestigious NABS -Life Time Achievement Award by National Academy of Biological Science, Chennai (2014). In the past, he served several key positions in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad including that of the Vice Chancellor of the university.

Mr. Gokul Patnaik

Chairman, Global AgriSystem Pvt. Ltd.

Prior to this, Mr Patnaik was a member of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and served in senior positions both with the Government of Punjab and Government of India. As a Chairman of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, (APEDA), he was the architect of manifold increase in Indian agriculture exports.  He took premature retirement from Service in 1998 and devoted himself to agri-business consultancy. He had been the President of the All India Food Processors’ Association, Chairman of the National Council on Agriculture Marketing of CII, Task Force on Agriculture of FICCI and a member of the Governing Body of ICAR.

Professor K.P. Singh

Vice-Chancellor of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.

An eminent scientist in the field of Biophysics, Prof. K.P. Singh is a person of positive outlook and firm determination. He has served in various key positions like Director, Uttarakhand Council for Bio-Technology, Department of Science, Technology and Biotechnology, Government of Uttarakhand and Director of G.B. Pant – Cranfield Research Centre at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Prof. Singh has a wide exposure to international programmemes and also in handling international projects. He is also the recipient of many awards including Young Scientist Award by Uttarakhand Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, in 2007.

Mr. Ashok Sharma

President of Agribusiness and MD & CEO of MASL, Mahindra Group

Since 1998, Mr. Ashok has been working with Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector and has headed diverse functions including sales, channel, marketing, quality, and strategy where he contributed significantly to increase Mahindra & Mahindra’s market share in the tractor business and in sustaining its leadership position. It was under his leadership that Mahindra’s Agri Business portfolio grew by 8 folds in the last 4 years and became India’s largest grape exporter with a strong customer base in Europe and South East Asia. Mr. Ashok was also backbone behind the launch of India’s first premium fresh fruit brand Saboro, and established ‘Farm to Fork’ presence across the Agri value chain.

Mr. Paritosh Chaturvedi

Associate Editor, Zee News

Mr. Chaturvedi has been working as a Journalist from last 15 years. He has worked with leading News Papers of India and leading News Television. He is associated with Zee Media from last 3 years. He has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from Lucknow University.

Krishi Shiromani Sanman (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Cash prize – National Award: Rs. 5,00,000/-

Recognition for lifetime achievement in the field of agriculture to a renowned personality who has been instrumental in changing ‘Agriculture for livelihood’ to ‘Agri-business’. The award winner will receive a certificate, award trophy and cash prize.

Dr. Virender Lal Chopra

An Indian biotechnologist, geneticist, agriculturalist and a former director-general of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Dr. Virender Lal Chopra is known to have contributed to the development of wheat production in India. After securing his graduate degree with honours in Agricultural Science from Central College of Agriculture, Delhi, Dr. Chopra proceeded to the Institute of Genetics, the University of Cologne on a senior Humboldt scholarship. Subsequently, he shifted his base to Edinburgh and secured a doctoral degree (PhD) in Genetics from the Institute of Genetics of the University of Edinburgh in 1967.
Dr. Chopra served as the president of the International Genetics Federation. He is a founder member of the Executive council of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and served as its president, secretary and vice-president during different tenures and has been associated with the Indian National Science Academy in various capacities. He is also a member of many trustee boards, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Research Foundation, Tea Research Association and Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture, counting among non-governmental organizations and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CYMMIT) featuring among the global research organizations. He has written many books and articles on plant breeding and genetics. Breeding: Theory and Practice, Handbook of Industrial Crops, Breeding Field Crops are some of the notable books. He has presented papers at many science and agricultural conferences; Agricultural Biotechnology at the 2nd Asia Pacific Conference and Genetics, new frontiers at the XV International Congress of Genetics are two such papers.
He is the chancellor of the Central University of Kerala, a former Chancellor of the Central Agricultural University, Imphal and a former member of the Planning Commission of India. An elected fellow of several science academies such as Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, European Academy of Sciences and Arts and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
Dr. Virender Lal Chopra is also a recipient of a number of honours including Borlaug Award, FAO World Food Day Award and Om Prakash Bhasin Award. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1985, for his contributions to agricultural science.
Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards is proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Dr. Virender Lal Chopra by awarding him the ‘Krishi Shiromani Sanman, 2017’.