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Krishi Karman Awards for the year 2011-2012 presented by the President of India

Jan 16, 2013 13:07 IST

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 15 January 2013 presented the Krishi Karman Awards for the year 2011-2012 at an award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards were presented to the State Governments for their excellent performance in increasing the production of food grains in their respective states.

Awards in different segments:

 

Awards

Sates

The Awards for Special Contribution to Total Food Grains Production

Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland

Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Rice

Bihar

Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Wheat

Haryana

Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Pulses

Jharkhand

Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Coarse Cereals

Uttar Pradesh

Ten states namely Punjab, Uttarakhand, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh were presented commendation awards. From the eight awards winning states, for the first time one male and one female farmer were also awarded for their outstanding performance.


Total Food grains Category-I (production over 10MT)

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Madhya Pradesh

160.16

(2009-10)

190.46

18.91

1285

(2009-10)

1411

9.81

2.

Punjab

278.66

(2010-11)

283.52

1.74

4280

(2010-11)

4339

1.37

3.

Rajasthan

188.32

(2010-11)

189.63

0.70

1263

(2008-09)

1316

4.19

Total Food grains Category-II (production between 1 and 10 MT)

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Tamil Nadu

82.63

(2006-07)

96.41

16.67

2610

(2006-07)

2687

2.96

2.

Gujarat

83.42

(2010-11)

90.66

8.68

1843

(2010-11)

1961

6.38

3.

Uttarakhand

18.16

(2010-11)

18.53

2.06

1841

(2010-11)

1942

5.50

Total Food grains Category-III (production below 1 MT)

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Manipur

4.22

(2007-08)

5.93

40.52

2297

(2007-08)

2244

(-) 2.31

2.

Nagaland

5.14

(2008-09)

5.68

10.52

1811

(2008-09)

1902

5.02

3.

Arunachal Pradesh

3.09

(2009-10)

3.34

8.02

1555

(2009-10)

1663

6.95

4.

Tripura

6.479

(2009-10)

7.124

9.96

2563

(2007-08)

2587

0.94

5.

Mizoram 

0.624

(2009-10)

0.668

7.05

1047

(2009-10)

1246

19.01

Rice

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Bihar

55.9

(2008-09)

72.01

28.81

1599

(2008-09)

2158

34.95

Wheat

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Haryana

116.30

(2010-11)

126.84

9.07

4624

(2010-11)

5030

8.77

2.

Himachal Pradesh

5.473

(2008-09)

5.958

8.86

1530

(2010-11)

1671

9.23

Pulses

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Jharkhand

3.296

(2010-11)

4.923

49.34

773

(2010-11)

914

18.17

2.

Assam

0.701

(2010-11)

1.08

54.06

567

(2008-09)

574

1.18

3.

West Bengal

1.761

(2010-11)

1.878

6.63

898

(2010-11)

911

1.50

Coarse Cereals

 

State

Production (Lakh Tonnes)

Productivity (Kg/ha)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous

Highest

in last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

Previous

Highest

In last

Five

years

2011-12

 

%

increase

1.

Uttar Pradesh

32.18

(2010-11)

35.49

10.30

1561

(2010-11)

1747

11.90

 

Krishi Karman Awards

The award was instituted in the year 2010-11 for recognizing the meritorious efforts made by the states in production of food grains. The Awards include a trophy, a citation and a cash reward of 2 crore rupees for total food grain production and 1 crore rupees for each of the four individual crops. For commendation award winner the cash prize declared is of 25 lakh rupees and for individual farmers the prize amount is 1 lakh rupees, with a citation and a trophy.

The awards are presented in two different sets and they are one for the total food grain production and second for the production of individual food grains that includes rice, wheat, pulses and coarse cereals.

The awards were finalized and the states were selected by a selection committee that was headed by the secretary of agriculture and cooperation that accessed the performance of states following certain fixed criteria, which took into account the outcomes of production, implementation of programmes for crop production as well as the innovative approach adopted for delivery of effective services.

 


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