Ramakrishna Ashram, which is located in the South 24 Parganas of West Bengal, was conferred with the national-level Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar for 2016.
The award was presented by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on 15 March 2017 during the inaugural function of the Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 in New Delhi.
On this occasion, the minister also distributed 11 regional level Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskars.
The 3-day long Krishi Unnati Mela 2017 is jointly organised by the Indian Council of Agriculutral Research (ICAR) and the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
About Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar
• The award was instituted by the Union Government in 2016 to mark the birth centenary year of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, a pioneer of Antyodaya.
• The total sum of this award is 50 lakh rupees in which there is a provision of one award of 25 lakh rupees at the national level and 11 awards of Rs 2,25,000 lakh each at the regional level.
• The winners of this annual award are selected by the selection committee on the basis of nominations received from all the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across the country.
When: 15 March 2017