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Haldhar Organic Farmer Award

In order to recognize outstanding contribution of organic farmers Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi has instituted an award titled Haldhar Organic Farmer Award .

Number of Awards and Frequency

One annual award of Rs 1,00,000 (Rupees One Lakh only) for excellence in organic farming.

Area of Award

  • Entrepreneurship and enterprise development/ management strategies/ additional information/ practices generated in practicing and promoting organic farming.
  • Establishing linkages especially in respect to product certification and marketing
  • Additional income to the individual farmer/ group of farmers

Administration of the Award

A five - member Judging Committee will be appointed by the DG, ICAR including one representative farmer to assess nominations and make suitable recommendations.

Eligibility Criteria

Any farmer involved in organic farming/ activities in the area of f eld crop/ horticultural crops/ medicinal crops/ milk products etc., with an experience of 10 years.

Criteria of selection

  • Linkages with product certification
  • Linkages with market
  • New knowledge/ package of practices/ management strategies
  • Additional income to the individual farmer/ farming community
  • Saving of resource/ inputs
  • Enrichment of soil health
  • Breaking technology barriers
  • A strategy for prevention of outbreak of diseases and pests
  • Change in packages of practices

Procedure for Nomination

Agricultural Production Commissioners/ Secretaries/ Directors of Agril./Hort./A.H./Fisheries/Sericulture, Vice - Chancellors of AUs/ Directors of ICAR instt./Zonal Directors of KVKs/NGOs, other organizations connected with plant and animal sciences will identify and nominate the farmers in their area of jurisdiction and forward the nomination after proper authentication to the Council. All farmers selected for Zonal award and meeting the criteria of this award are also eligible. The Judging Committee will decide the award on merit.

Presentation of the Award

Award in the form of a citation and award money of Rs 1,00,000/ - each shall be presented on 16th July every year, i.e. , the Foundation Day of ICAR. The applications are called for during December - January every year.

For the details and the application format, click here.

Source : ICAR



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