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.