Chief minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the agriculture & farmers’ empowerment department as well as the farmers of the state for the prestigious Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016.
State agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathi on Monday handed over the trophy to the chief minister at the Secretariat.
It may be recalled that Odisha received the 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 in the best agriculture state category for its major policy initiatives in farm sector by the Indian Council for Food and Agriculture.
The National Awards Committee recognised the policy initiatives by the Odisha government and the pro-farmer initiatives.
Odisha recorded 22.7 percent growth in food gains production from 96.36 lakh MTs in 2013-14 to 118.24 lakh MTs during 2014-15.
Dharitri ePaper 13/09/2016 : http://www.dharitri.com/Angul/