Himachal Pradesh will receive Agriculture Leadership Award-2010

For its outstanding performance in the field of agriculture Himachal Pradesh will receive Agriculture Leadership Award-2010. Himachal Pradesh will get this award on September 29, 2010 in New Delhi. National Award Committee who has taken this decision headed by Dr. AR Kidwai. This committee also comprised Prof. MS Swaminathan also known 'Father of Green Revolution' in India. Committee also praised Himachal government in implementing the policies in the field of agriculture.

Agriculture Leadership Award was started in the year 2008 by agriculture magazine known as 'Agriculture Today'. In year 2008 Andhra Pradesh fetched this award while in the year 2009 Gujrat was honored with Agriculture Leadership Award.

According to National Award committee Himachal Pradesh honored with this award as it is implementing the following policies:

1. Providing 90 % subsidy on the construction of Polyhouses to farmers below poverty line.
2. Motivating farmers in setting up Compost Unit in their fields.
3. Free soil testing facility to the farmers.
4. Providing insurance on food crops and cash crops such as wheat, maize, potato etc.
5. Up to 1 million rupees rebate to farmers on Land Mortgage Stamp Duty.


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