Goverment Annonced: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskar to be given to Farmers


NEW DELHI: As part of the centenary celebrations of Jan Sangh ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay being organised across the nation, the Agriculture Ministry will congratulate farmers at the national and regional  level each year beginning this year, official sources said today.

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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will give away the Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars at the origin of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Mathura on Monday, an authority said.The service has organized one honor at national level and 11 zonal honors the country over.

The declaration said India has organized Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskar (National and Zonal) from 2016, with the honor at the national level containing Rs. 1 lakh and 11 zonal honors including Rs. 50,000 each alongside a reference and endorsement.

This award has been instituted for recognizing the contributions of marginal, small and landless farmers for developing integrated and sustainable models of agricultural farming," the source said adding all the award winners will be felicitated in award functions being organised in various zones in the presence of political leadership, various state functionaries, scientists and farmers of the region.

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