The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 February 2015 presented Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14 to State Government functionaries. The awards were presented during the launch of the Soil Health Card scheme nationwide at Suratgarh, Rajasthan.
The Prime Minister presented the Krishi Karman Awards to State Government functionaries led by Chief Ministers of States and progressive farmers belonging to the states of Punjab, Odisha, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Gujarat.
Winner States of Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14
Total foodgrains production
Each award winning state received a trophy, a citation and a cash award of 2 crore rupees
Each award winning state received a trophy, a citation and a cash award of 1 crore rupees
The Commendation Awards were also presented to the State Government functionaries led by Agriculture Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Karnataka. Each winning state received a cash award of 25 lakh rupees.
Krishi Karman Awards
• Krishi Karman Awards were instituted in 2010-11 for recognising the meritorious efforts of the states in foodgrains production.
• The awards are given to the best performing states in two broad sets. One for total foodgrains production and the other for individual foodgrain crops of Rice, Wheat, Pulses and Coarse Cereals.
• Each award winning state gets a trophy, a citation and a cash award of 2 crore rupees. For individual crops of Rice, Wheat, Pulses and Coarse Cereals, award winning states get a trophy, a citation and a cash award of 1 crore rupees.
• Commendation awards are given to those states who achieve the production higher than their highest in last 5 years. The amount of Commendation Award is 25 lakh rupees for each state.