Bhubaneswar: The Agricultural Sate Odisha has been selected to receive Commendation Award for Food-grains Production by the Union Government, under ‘Total Food-grains category II’ for the year 2016-17.
Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in his letter to Odisha’s Minister of Agriculture, Pradeep Maharathy, congratulated the State Minister and all the officials of the Agriculture Department for supporting the farmers and achieving this mile stone.
The Award includes a citation and cash amount of Rs. 1.00 crore that is to be distributed in the Krishi Unnati Mela which is likely to be held in February-March 2019.
The letter also informed that the date and venue of the function will be separately intimated to them and was also been asked to make all the necessary plans from the side of the State to receive the Award with the Principal Secretary (Agriculture) and Director of Agriculture.