Swaraj Tractors confers heroes of Indian agriculture at Swaraj Awards

At a conclave, Swaraj acknowledged farmers and agri institutions for their contributions in the field of agriculture in 2021-2022
Swaraj Tractors confers heroes of Indian agriculture at Swaraj Awards
Swaraj Tractors confers heroes of Indian agriculture at Swaraj Awards

Swaraj Tractors, part of the Mahindra Group, and a leading Indian tractor brand today hosted the 4th edition of the Swaraj Awards 2022 at an Agriculture Conclave held in New Delhi.

At the conclave, Swaraj acknowledged farmers and agri institutions for their contributions in the field of agriculture in 2021-2022, in the presence of Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, who also recognised Swaraj Tractors’ contribution towards the welfare of farmers. While speaking on this occasion, Tomar highlighted the government of India’s effort towards supporting the agriculture sector, especially small and marginal farmers.

Centring around the theme of ‘Farm Mechanization & Technological interventions in agriculture’ the daylong event was organised in association with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India.

During his keynote address, Harish Chavan, CEO – Swaraj Division, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “Agriculture is critical to India’s economic growth and the role of mechanisation and agritech has a major part to play in increasing productivity and incomes of small and marginal farmers. We must adopt sustainable, affordable and accessible agri mechanisation on Indian farmlands to increase overall productivity enabling the Indian agri sector to become atmanirbhar.”

“Swaraj Awards acts as a platform to not only facilitate achievements but to discuss and highlight the needs and concerns of the sector. It also gives us an opportunity to directly reach out to the farmers and their communities,” Chavan added.

The Swaraj awards also hosted industry leaders and key government officials from the field of agriculture who participated in panel discussions and technical sessions on various topics related to empowering farmers with efficient, affordable, and accessible technologies.

Swaraj Awards Winners List

Award Category Place Person
List of KVKs
Outstanding KVK Gumla, Jharkhand Dr Sanjay Kumar
Outstanding KVK Mahendragarh, Haryana Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Outstanding KVK Coochbehar, West Bengal Dr. Bikash Roy
Outstanding KVK Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh Dr. Shailesh Singh
List of FPOs
Outstanding FPO Udupi Kalparasa Coconut and All Spices Producer Company. Udupi, Karnataka Sathyanarayana Udupa. B
Outstanding FPO Kazhani Farmers Producer Company, Erode, TN KP Kavitha
Outstanding FPO Luvkhush Agro Producer Company, East Champaran, Bihar Parmanand Pandey
Outstanding FPO Shree Krishna Utpadonmukhi Kriskak Samitee, Sivasagar, Assam Dr Khanindra Dev Goswami
List of Scientists
Outstanding Scientist ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal Dr. Naresh Selokar Scientist, Animal Science
Outstanding Scientist Crop Production Division, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha Dr. Rahul Tripathi, Senior Scientist
Outstanding Scientist Division of Genetics, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi Dr. Prolay Kumar Bhowmick, Scientist
Outstanding Scientist ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi Dr Pradip Karmakar, Scientist
List of ICAR Institutes/Agricultural Universities
Outstanding Institutes ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bengaluru Dr Raghavendra Bhatta, Director
Outstanding Institutes ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad Dr B Dayakar Rao
Outstanding Institutes ICAR- Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneshwar Dr Saroj Kumar Swain
Outstanding Institutes Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar Dr MS Chauhan, VC
Farmer Cooperatives
Outstanding Farmer Cooperatives Odisha State Cooperative Bank – Bhubaneshwar, Odisha Sanjeev Chadha, Chairman
Outstanding Farmer Cooperatives Primary Agricultural Credit Society – Sikka, West Champaran, Bihar Sanjeev Kumar Pandey, Chairman
Outstanding Farmer Cooperatives Rangpur Grup Dudh Utpadak Sahkari Mandalee – Rangpur, Gujarat Ram Singh Rathwa, Chairman
Outstanding Farmer Cooperatives Mumbai Jilha Macchimar Madhyavarti Sahakari Sangh – Maharashtra Ramdas Sandhe, Chairman
Individual Farmers
Outstanding Innovative Farmer Village & Post: Kheda, Dist: Amroha (U.P.) Sukhveer Singh
Outstanding Innovative Farmer Village: Ladari, P.S. Keoti, Dist: Darbhanga (Bihar) Shankar Jha
Outstanding Innovative Farmer Village: Mandalkhan, Tehsil & Dist: Sajapur (M.P.) Sharad Bhandawat
Outstanding Innovative Farmer Village: Bodadaro, Block: Chakradhar Pur, West Singhbhum (Jharkhand) Jayanti Samad
Outstanding Innovative Farmer Village – Hiranar (Patelpara), Dist: Dantewada, (Chattisgarh) Kamala Atami
Outstanding State Department of Agriculture Karnataka
Outstanding NE State Department of Agriculture Mizoram
Outstanding UT Department of Agriculture Ladakh


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