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
|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|
|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|
|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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