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Krishi Karman Awards for 2012-13

The President presented Krishi Karman Awards for excellence in food grain production for 2012-13

Feb 11, 2014 15:21 IST
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Krishi Karman AwardsThe President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented Krishi Karman Awards for the year 2012-13 on 10 February 2014. The awards were presented during inaugural function of World Congress on Agro-Forestry (WCA-2014) held in New Delhi.

The awards were presented in two categories. In the Total food grain production category, the awards were presented to Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Manipur states. In the excellence in the Individual food grains crops category, the awards were presented to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar States.

Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura got commendation prizes for total food grain production. Maharashtra got commendation prize for rice, Assam for pulses and Punjab and Haryana for rice and wheat.
Total food grain production

Category

States

 more than 10 million tonnes (large)

Madhya Pradesh

1 to 10 million tonnes (medium )

Odisha

Less than 1 million tonnes (small )

Manipur

Individual food grain crops

Crops

States

Rice

Chhattisgarh

Wheat

Bihar

Pulses

Jharkhand

Coarse cereals

Andhra Pradesh

KRISHI KARMAN AWARDS

Krishi Karman awards were instituted in 2010-11 by the Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture.

Krishi Karman awards are  given to States for their effort and contribution towards raising the country’s food grain production.

Krishi Karman Awards comprises of three awards for total food grain production and four awards for production of rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses - the crops that constitute the food grain basket.

Each award winning State gets a trophy, a citation and cash award. The cash award is 2 crore rupees for total food grain production and 1 crore rupees for each of the four crops included in food grains.

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