Raipur: The Kendra was selected among 722 centres across the nation for effective implementation of the ‘Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi’ scheme of State government.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Koriya, has been awarded by the Government of India as the Best Centre of the country for effective implementation of state government’s ambitious ‘Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi’ scheme and entrepreneurship development among farmers.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar felicitated the Koriya Agriculture Science Centre with the Rashtriya Protsahan Puraskar-2020 during a function organised on the occasion of the 93rd Foundation Day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on Saturday. Koriya Centre was picked as the best among 722 centres across the country.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and State Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey have congratulated the Centre on this feat. Choubey said that hard work by the Koriya centre has yielded results. This recognition has again proved the supremacy of Chhattisgarh in the agriculture sector and the development of agriculture in the state, he said.
Union Animal Husbandry Minister Purushottam Rupela, Union Minister of State Kailash Choudhary and Shobha Karandlaje, and ICAR Director-General Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Deputy Director-General Dr A K Singh were present at the award ceremony.
Commissioner, Agriculture Produce, Dr M Geetha, Agriculture Technology Application Research Institute, Jabalpur, Director Dr S R K Singh, Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur, Vice-Chancellor Dr S K Patil and Director, Field Exapnasion, Dr S C Mukherjee attended the programme on virtual mode.
Krishi Vigyan Kendra Koriya Senior Scientist and Chief Dr Ranjit Singh received the award on virtual mode. It is worthwhile to mention, this centre, run under the IGKV Raipur, has received the national-level award for the fourth time. Earlier, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Bastar, Dantewada and Kanker have been awarded at the national level.