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Agri Scientists Receive Indian Council of Agricultural Research Award

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Agricultural Scientists

Plant Pathology-Agriculture Research Station, Principal Scientist, T.S.S.K. Patro and his team of scientists Y. Sandhya Rani, U. Triveni, M.M.V. Srinivasa Rao, and D. Anuradha received the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR)-New Delhi on Friday for their contribution in improving the socio-economic status of tribal farmers in Andhra Pradesh's Eastern Ghats.

Every year, the award, which was established in 1977, is given to scientists who conduct serious research in tribal and remote areas. The reward includes a monetary prize of Rs. 2 lakh as well as a citation.

The prize was awarded online from the conference in New Delhi by Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Singh Tomar and ICAR Director General T. Mahapatra.

Patro and his team were congratulated by Acharya N.G. Ranga Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor A. Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Director of Research-ANGRAU N. Trimurthulu, and Associate Director of Research of the North Coastal Zone N. Bharatha Lakshmi for receiving the country's highest award for their services to tribal farmers in Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, and other parts of the State.

About ICAR

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is a self-governing organization in India that coordinates agricultural education and research. It reports to the Ministry of Agriculture's Department of Agricultural Research and Education. Its president is the Union Minister of Agriculture. It is the world's most extensive network of agricultural research and education institutes.

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