Manipur bags Krishi Karman Award award for best-performing state


IMPHAL | JAN 3, 2020:

Manipur was awarded with Krishi Karman Award 2017-18 during a ceremony held in Karnataka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday handed over the award to Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh during a ceremony held at the Government Pre-University College in Karnataka's Tumakuru. He was accompanied by Manipur Agriculture Minister V Hangkhanlian.

The function was attended by union ministers, Governors, chief ministers, and agriculture ministers of different states including two farmers of Manipur — Yenkhom Bishworjit Singh of Kakching Panji Leikai, Kakching District and Thingbaijam Johnny Chanu of Lamboikhul Awang Leikai, Imphal East District — also received the Krishi Karman Award for Progressive Farmers for highest production in rice and pulses during 2017-18, respectively.

Manipur was selected for the prestigious award as the best-performing state in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tonne) for the year 2017-18. The award carried a trophy, a citation and an amount of Rs. 5 crore.

The award winners were selected by a committee headed by top officials of the Union government on the basis of their assessment of performance regarding production outcomes, implementation of crop production programmes and innovative approaches adopted for effective service delivery.

A CMO release stated that the Prime Minister also presented Krishi Karman Awards to other selected progressive farmers apart from releasing the 3rd instalment of PM Kisan to approximately six crore beneficiaries on the occasion.