Bihar gets Krishi Karman award 


Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar received Krishi Karman award for a significant production of rice and paddy in 2011-12. Agriculture minister Narendra Singh received the award, which consisted of a trophy, a citation and a cash of Rs one crore from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The President also presented award to a farmer, Sumant Kumar, from Darveshpura village under Katrisarai block of Nalanda district for creating a world record in production of 224 quintal paddy per hectare through Systematic Rice Intensification (SRI) method.

He also gave award to Shanti Devi of Naran village in Nokha block of Rohtas district for creating a record in production of a certain variety of paddy named MPU-7029. 

While scientists had predicted production of 55 quintal per hectare of MTU-7029 Shanti Devi had grown 95 quintal per hectare paddy of this variety through SRI method in financial year 2011-12.
Both the farmers were also presented with citation.

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