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Krishi Karman Awards

Current context: PM Shri Narendra Modi gave Krishi Karman Award for progressive farmers and commendation Awards to the state at public meeting in Tumkur at Karnataka.
Krishi Karman Awards
  • Manipur was selected for the prestigious award as the best-performing state in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tones) for the year 2017-18.
  • 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.
  • The award carried a trophy, a citation and an amount of Rs. 5 crore.
  • The state achieved the highest production of rice and pulses to the tune of 2570 kg/hectare and 960 kg/hectare against the national average of 2475 kg/hectare and 779 kg/hectare respectively, in the year 2017-18.
  • Chhattisgarh received the Krishi Karman award for highest food grains production.
  • The winners were selected by a committee headed by top officials of the government on the basis of their assessment of performance regarding:
    1. Production outcomes
    2. Implementation of crop production programmes
    3. Innovative approaches adopted for effective service delivery

Question: 

Q.1 Which state has received the Krishi Karman Award for the best-performing state in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tone) for the year 2017-18?
a. Chhattisgarh
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Manipur
d. Punjab
Krishi Karman Awards Krishi Karman Awards Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 03, 2020 Rating: 5

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