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Dhanuka Agritech Confers Farmers with Innovative Agriculture Award

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Dhanuka Agritech Limited, one of India’s leading agrochemical company, felicitated farmers at the first edition of the Dhanuka Innovative Agriculture Award (DIAA). The award ceremony and seminar was organized at the National Agricultural Science Complex (NASC), C. Subramaniam Auditorium, New Delhi where Chief Guests were Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti and Mr. Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of Govt. of India.

 On the occasion, 32 awards were given to farmers in various categories for adopting and practising innovative farming techniques. Twelve farmers received Innovative Farmers Award and one farmer received ‘Farmer of the Year’ Award with cash award of 1.00,000 for his outstanding contribution to agriculture. Eight awards were given in the water and rainwater harvesting categories to farmers and institutions, two awards were given for best working innovative technology in agriculture to both KVK’s and agriculture universities (national and state level). Also, four awards were given for innovation in extension service to dealers and distributors.

 Nominations were invited in different categories from individual or institutions who made outstanding contributions to Indian Agriculture and increased their produce and income and as a model example, we are also printing a booklet about success stories of these famers so that other farmers also can learn from these successful examples.

Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of Govt. of India said, “ We appreciate Dhanuka Agritech’s efforts of creating such platform which will inspire farmers and motivate them towards innovative farming. All the farmers should learn from them to become sole owner of their crops and the farmer should be able to fix the price of his crop. Going forward our farmers should be rich and should be in the position to give loan rather than taking it”.

R.G. Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech Limited said, “We have instituted these awards to felicitate the innovative farming community. Our effort is to encourage farmers and the agricultural community to share their practices to enhance crop productivity and their income. There are many awards in various categories but for farmers there are not many awards and our Company took this initiative seeing the future need of Water & Food Security”.

Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of Govt. of India said, “ We appreciate Dhanuka Agritech’s efforts of creating such platform which will inspire farmers and motivate them towards innovative farming. All the farmers should learn from them to become sole owner of their crops and the farmer should be able to fix the price of his crop. Going forward our farmers should be rich and should be in the position to give loan rather than taking it”.

R.G. Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech Limited said, “We have instituted these awards to felicitate the innovative farming community. Our effort is to encourage farmers and the agricultural community to share their practices to enhance crop productivity and their income. There are many awards in various categories but for farmers there are not many awards and our Company took this initiative seeing the future need of Water & Food Security”.

The five-member jury consisted of eminent agricultural scientists representing the National Agricultural Research System who ensured independent evaluation of the winners. A total of 4,466 applications were received from all over the country, and 2,558 were accepted for final review. Dhanuka Agritech also organized a roundtable on “How agriculture can support in making India a $5 trillion economy’ in Delhi on 8th Jan, 2020 to highlight the role of agriculture in overall GDP growth.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti and Mr. Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of Govt. of India, inaugurated the discussion which brought many thought-provoking insights. The session was attended by senior officials/scientists and heads of the agrochemical industry, academicians, technocrats, corporates, policymakers and farmers, media, scientists, students of agricultural sciences. Total 32 Awards worth around Rs.22 lakhs were distributed by bthe the Ministers to 32 farmers.

Dhanuka Agritech Limited has been listed as among ‘200 Best Under a Billion Companies in Asia Pacific’ for the third time by FORBES magazine in the year 2010, 2011 & in 2013. The company was awarded the INC. India Innovative 100 Award: 2013 in recognition of smart innovation for the newly launched product – Lustre and the ‘Inc India 500 India’s fastest growing Companies under INR 1,500 Cr.’ for two years in succession: FY 2010-11 and FY 2011-12.

The company has recently bagged a place in the prestigious list of India’s exemplary Companies: INC. INDIA - HALL OF FAME– 2014 & also received FICCI Chemicals and Petrochemicals AwardforBEST CONTRIBUTION TO ACADEMIA in October 2014.

The Company has also been awarded Inc. India’s Award for Innovation in Product: Mortar and Innovative Logistics Management

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