16 July 2022, New Delhi: “The farmers’ trust in the Krishi Vigyan Kendras is really a matter of pride for the Council”, said Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare while inaugurating the “94th Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research & Awards Ceremony – 2022” held at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, New Delhi today.
The Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Tomar released E-Compilation of the Success Stories of 75,000 such successful Farmers who have more than doubled their income. He also released the State-wise summary of these successful farmers. He exuded his confidence that this Compilation will motivate and inspire more and more farmers to raise their income leveraging the various Schemes and initiatives of the Central Government. The Union Minister also virtually interacted with the various successful farmers during the occasion.
Mr. Tomar stressed that although the country has achieved self-reliance in the various crops’ production; but the scientists should be ready to face the newer challenges that may occur in the due course of time.
Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog also applauded the various landmarks achieved by the Council in the development of various technologies for the agricultural and farming communities.
Continuing its tradition to incentivize the individual Employees & Teams for the outstanding performances across the Organizations and make them more efficient, responsive & productive apart from improving their levels of job satisfaction, this Year, the Union Minister gave away 15 Awards in 4 major Categories. The Categories included National Award of Excellence for Agricultural Institutions, National Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research, National Award for Application of Agricultural Technologies and National Award for Innovations & Technology Development by the Farmers.
This Year, ICAR selected 92 Awardees under 15 different Awards including 4 Institutions, 1 All India Coordinated Research Project, 4 Krishi Vigyan Kendras, 67 Scientists and 11 Farmers of whom 8 were Women Scientists and Farmers.