Lucknow: On the occasion of the upcoming Independence Day (August 15), all the progressive farmers of the state will be honored under the program “Amrit Mahotsav”. Those farmers who achieve high level availability in various crops, increase the yield by developing new technology and give new direction to agriculture by doing new experiments will be honored.
Farmers who promote Farmer Producer Organizations and make a significant contribution to the farmers’ oriented schemes of the government will also be honored
The Agriculture Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Surya Pratap Shahi informed that on the occasion of Independence Day (15th August), all the progressive farmers of the state were honored under the program “Amrit Mahotsav of India” to commemorate the completion of 75 years of independence. The farmers who have achieved high level of availability in various crops, increasing the yield by developing new technology, giving new direction to agriculture by doing new experiments will be honored on this occasion.
Shahi said that under this program such farmers will also be honored, who have played an important role in promoting Farmer Producer Organizations. Apart from this, farmers who have made a significant contribution to the farmer-oriented schemes of the government will also be honored. Women farmers will also be compulsorily included on this occasion.
The Agriculture Minister said that necessary instructions have been issued in this regard to the Vice Chancellors and Directors, Agriculture of all Agricultural Universities. In the instructions issued by the Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, it has been said that in the districts where there will be agricultural universities, a program of honor will be organized by the Agricultural University and the officers of the Agriculture Department will cooperate.
In the absence of an Agricultural University, the program will be organized by the Deputy Director of Agriculture and cooperation will be given by the concerned Krishi Vigyan Kendra.