The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has instituted Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of innovative farmers for initiatives in development adoption, modification and dissemination of improved technology and practices for increased income with sustainability.
The following national and zonal awards are announced:
|1||ATARI, Zone-I||Ludhiana||Punjab, Utta rakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.|
|2||ATARI, Zone-II||Jodhpur||Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi|
|3||ATARI, Zone-III||Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh|
|4||ATARI, Zone-IV||Patna||Bihar, Jharkhand|
|5||ATARI, Zone-V||Kolkata||West Bengal, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar|
|6||ATARI, Zone-VI||Guwahati||Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim|
|7||ATARI, Zone-VII||Barapani||Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya|
|8||ATARI, Zone-VIII||Pune||Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Goa|
|9||ATARI, Zone-IX||Jabalpur||Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh|
|10||ATARI, Zone-X||Hyderabad||Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry|
|11||ATARI, Zone-XI||Banglore||Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep|
The award will be for the creative approach – Innovative farming, technological acceptance, contribution in enhanced productivity, farming attributes shown by a farmer. This may involve activities like farmers innovation in resource conservation and enhancement, germplasm collection and conservation of plant, animals and fish species or Management Practices, Soil and Water Management/Conservation, Development of Appropriate Tools and Equipment, Innovations in Dry Farming Technique/Practices, New Improved Food and Feed Products and Control of Diseases among Plant/Animal s, processing of agricultural produce & marketing.
A five-member Judging Committee will be appointed by the DG, ICAR including one representative farmer to make suitable recommendations. In case no suitable application are received, the award shall not be given. The post award programme/grant will be administered by Division of Agricultural Extension.
Any farmer who has been involved himself/herself for at least 10 years in agriculture and livestock operations and other allied activities.
The farmer’s innovation/creativity/approaches should result:
the award in the form of a citation and award money of Rs 100,000 for National or Rs 50,000 for Zonal shall be presented on the ICAR foundation day (16th July). 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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