State Bags Agri Award

Odisha bags "Commendation Award" in agriculture for total food grain production in the year 2016-17.

 Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment received the "Commendation Award" in Agriculture from  Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tumkur at Bengaluru on 02 January.

Prime Minister , Mr. Modi presented the award in the presence of Union Agriculture Minister  Narendra Singh Tomar.

The award consists of a trophy, citation and a cash amount of Rs 1 crore.

Additional Chief Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, and Director, Agriculture and Food Production, M Muthukumar, accompanied Dr Sahoo to Bengaluru to attend the event.

In 2020, Odisha has also released its new agriculture Policy #SAMRUDHI 2020 which focuses on market linkage, crop diversification and leveraging science and technology to ensure agricultural growth and enhance farmers’ income and livelihood.

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