Amrita Patel awarded with Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman

Mar 8, 2016 10:14 IST

Amrita Patel, chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal and former chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, on 3 March 2016 was conferred with the prestigious Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman (Lifetime Achievement Award) in Delhi.

Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture, presented the award to Patel for her contribution that made a difference in the field of agriculture to increase productivity and rural prosperity.

Instituted in 2011, the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards are bestowed upon the farmers and institutions to recognize their noteworthy and purposeful contribution to the field of agriculture.

Other winners of the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards (MSIAA) 2016 are:



Mahindra Samriddhi  Krishi Samrat Samman - Farmer of the Year Award (Male)


Land holding less than 5 acres - Mahendra Patidar
Land holding from 5 to 20 acres -Krishnpal Singh Mourya
Land holding more than 20 acres - Neelam Dutta

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Prerna Samman - Farmer of the Year Award (Female)


Sugan Bai Patidar

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Yuva Samman- Farmer of the Year Award (Youth)


P Jawahar Raja

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sansthan Samman - Recognition for Public Sector organization

Indian Institute of Soil Science Bhopal

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiksha Samman - Recognition for Agricultural Universities

Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sahyog Samman - Recognition for NGOs / SHGs

Rajasthan Rural Institute of Development Management, Udaipur

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samman -  Recognition for KVK of the year

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kadapa

About Amrita Patel

Amrita Patel played an important role in the implementation of Operation Flood, the largest developmental programme in the world.

The programme helped to promote, finance and deliver a variety of supporting services to a national cooperative dairy structure that transformed the lives of millions of marginalised and small farmers and milk producers.

She was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2002.

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