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Swaraj Tractors Recognizes Heroes of Indian Agriculture at 3rd Edition of Swaraj Innovation Awards

Swaraj Tractors, a part of USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group has announced the winners of Swaraj Innovation Awards 2020 at an Agriculture Conclave held on 24th Feb 2020 in Delhi. The awards were bestowed upon farmers & institutions, recognizing noteworthy contributions made by them in the field of agriculture.  

Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar was the chief guest at the awards function. Tomar appreciated the contribution of Swaraj tractors towards the welfare of farmers. 

Centering around the theme of ‘Transforming Indian Economy through Agriculture’ the daylong event was organized in association with The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India.   

In his keynote address, Mr. Harish Chavan, CEO Swaraj Division said, “At Swaraj, we take pride in hosting the annual Swaraj Innovation Awards, which gives us the opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions made by individuals and organizations in the Agri sector. The awards offer participants and award recipients a platform to share best practices in farming and related sectors, for the larger benefit of the community.”  

Mr. Chavan further added, "Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economic growth of India and we need to adopt sustainable agriculture practices while ramping up our production.”  

Present at the award function were various dignitaries and key government officials from the field of agriculture, who participated in panel discussions and technical sessions held during the day. Participants got an opportunity to listen to renowned experts in the field of agriculture on diverse topics such as sustainable & technology-driven Agri practices.

Following are the winner’s details of The Swaraj Innovation Awards 2020:  

AWARD CATEGORY  

AWARD RECIPIENT 

 

 

Best KVK for Innovation 

Ram Krishna Mission KVK, Ranchi Jharkand & KVK Morena, Madhya Pradesh 

Agriculture Scientist for Outstanding Contribution 

Dr Gyanendra Pratap Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal & Dr Bakshi Ram, Director ICAR Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore 

Innovative Farming Practices (Female) 

Mukesh Devi, Birhor, Jhajjar, Haryana 

Innovative Farming Practices (Male) 

Abdul Hadi Khan, Bakharia Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh 

Best performing Agriculture State 

Meghalaya and Uttarakhand 

Best Farmers’ Cooperative 

National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India limited, Anand ; Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Marketing Federation limited and Mulkanoor Cooperative Credit & Marketing Society Ltd. Telangana 

Best FPOs 

RamRahim Pragati producer Company Ltd., Dewas Madhya Pradesh and Velliangiri Uzhavan Producer Company Ltd.  

Best Agriculture Technology Startup 

AGNEXT (Agriculture Next) 

 



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