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Himachal receives Commendation Award for Total Food Grain Production

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Commendation Award to Himachal Pradesh under Krishi Karmanya Award 2016-17 of Central Government for excellent performance in total food grain production Category-2 at Tumkur, Karnataka today.

Agriculture Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Principal Secretary Agriculture Onkar Chand Sharma and Director Agriculture Dr. Rakesh Kumar Kaundal received this award.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has congratulated the farmers of the state whose hard work led to increase food grain production many fold. He also congratulated all the officers and officials of Agriculture Department for this achievement and said that it was due to their concerted efforts that latest technical knowhow and information was being provided to the farmers which resulted in increase of food grain production.

Principal Secretary Agriculture Onkar Chand Sharma and Director Agriculture Dr. Rakesh Kumar Kaundal has also congratulated the farmers and all the officers and officials of the department for this achievement.

Director Agriculture said that total food grain production in the State has increased to 1562.73 lakh ton in the year 2016-17. He said that department has done commendable job in polyhouse farming, crop diversification, micro irrigation, natural farming, irrigation, mechanization and soil health management.

Krishi Karmanya Award was started by Agriculture Ministry in the year 2010-11 for giving award to the States for best production of pluses, paddy, wheat, grains and total food grain production.

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