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Curtain Raiser Event for Krishi Jagran's Millionaire Farmer of India Awards 2023 Held at Delhi's Ashok Hotel

In an initiative to recognize the hidden talent of farmers and to honour their identity, the team of Krishi Jagran successfully conducted a spectacular ceremony of curtain raiser on Friday, July 7, 2023, for the Millionaire Farmer Award of India, MFOI 2023, an award ceremony which will be held on National Farmers Day or Kisan Divas, Dec 23, 2023. The trophy and logo were unveiled during the ceremony by the chief guest, Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries of India.

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Parshottam Rupala, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, unveiling the MFOI 2023 trophy
Parshottam Rupala, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, unveiling the MFOI 2023 trophy

Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, on Friday, July 7, 2023, was invited as a chief guest at the curtain raiser ceremony of Krishi Jagran's Millionaire Farmer of India Award 2023, at the Ashok Hotel in Delhi. The award ceremony will be held on the National Farmers Day or Kisan Divas, Dec 23, 2023. Under this initiative, farmers who have been hidden over the years will get recognition. The curtain raiser ceremony was attended by the farmers, corporates, and people associated with agriculture and other allied sectors. 

MFOI 2023: Aim and Purpose

Farmers or entrepreneurs? Living in the cocoon of cynicism, had we ever thought of calling farmers entrepreneurs? Well, the team of Krishi Jagran, the agriculture media channel with the largest subscribers, has come up with an idea to award the farmers who have really cracked the hard nut and reached the culmination of success by being millionaires in the farming profession. It is not only an award but a recognition of their efforts. This award will make it loud and clear that farmers are not poor, in fact, they are millionaires.

Breaking this stereotype revolving around stature, let's bring this revolution in the farming industry. Like any other sector, agriculture has its fair share of prosperity, innovation, technology, and pride enjoyed in the profession. The profession is again earning its prestige back as people in first-world countries are coming back to India, a country known for its fertile soil, and three seasons, for agriculture.

Not only this, an integrated close-knit community of successful farmers will be created. This in turn will bring prospective innovations and solutions which will enrich the farming community.

MFOI 2023 Trophy
MFOI 2023 Trophy

MFOI 2023: The Ceremony

An insightful corporate video presentation titled "MFOI" mesmerized the audience, highlighting the extraordinary achievements of successful farmers who have not only made significant contributions to the agriculture sector but have also have achieved significant financial success.

MC Dominic, Founder, Krishi Jagran took the stage to share the vision behind the MFOI Awards while highlighting the importance of recognizing and celebrating the inspiring journeys of millionaire farmers.

"Being a farmer's son, I used to feel envious of fruits being cultivated on my neighbor's farm. And, I think this notion is quite normal when it comes to the farming community, competition is everywhere, why not here." In order to create a sense of competition in the agriculture industry, these awards have been launched by Mr. Dominic. He also share how he innovated the name from Acre award to Millionaire award, as it covers a larger ground. 

Dr. Moni Madhavaswamy, Former Director General of, the National Informatics Center took the audience through the exciting journey of MFOI and explained the exact process of selecting the deserving winners.

A video presentation of the event by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his blessings and good wishes for the initiative added a touch of prestige to the event by emphasizing on the importance of the awards and the remarkable achievements of the farming community.


The program was showered with the words of eminent speakers like Dr. Ashok Thalwai, Former Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dr. Tarun Sridhar, Chief Executive Officer, National Rainfed Areas Commission and Chairman, working on Doubling Farmers' Income and Dairy, Agriculture Scenario But shared your valuable views.

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