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Applications for Innovative Farmer Award 2017 are invited by PAU.

Ludhiana: Applications from the farmers of the state for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2017” are invited by the Directorate of Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

During PAU Kisan Mela in March 2017 for their excellence in agriculture, horticulture and allied occupations, the progressive farmers will be conferred with the awards.

The “Chief Minister Award in Agriculture,” carrying cash prize of Rs 25,000/- along with a plaque and citation, will be awarded to the self-cultivating farmer of field crops and horticultural crops in Punjab, said Divulging contours, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education.

He said that for adopting improved water management technologies, farm mechanization and organic farming, the three “CRI Pumps Award” will be bestowed on the self-cultivating farmers and all the awards carry cash prizes of Rs 10,000/- each along with plaque and citations.

In addition, to the self-cultivating progressive farmer/farm woman in agriculture, horticulture/floriculture and allied agri-enterprises, a new award namely “Sardarni Parkash Kaur Sra Memorial Award” has been instituted and will be presented for the first time. Along with a plaque and citation, the award carries a cash prize of Rs 5,000.

Dr Sidhu informed the application forms for the awards can be obtained from the Deputy Directors (Training) of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Directors of Regional Stations, District Extension Specialists (Senior Most), Chief Agriculture Officers, Deputy Directors of Horticulture in different districts of the state and Directorate of Extension Education, PAU.

The last date for the receipt of applications in the office of PAU Director of Extension Education is December 30, 2016, he said.

For each award, a separate application will be accepted, he told. The interested farmers should apply for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2017” in time, he said.

Source: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)