PUNJAB AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
PAU INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR INNOVATIVE FARMER AWARDS
LUDHIANA, JUNE 21:
The Directorate of Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has invited applications from the farmers of the state for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2017.” The progressive and outstanding farmers of Punjab will be honoured for their excellence in agriculture, horticulture and allied occupations. The award will be bestowed on the farmers during PAU Kisan Mela in September 2017.
Giving details, Dr R.S. Sidhu, Director of Extension Education, said “S. Dalip Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award,” carrying cash prize of Rs 5,000/- along with plaque and citation, will be conferred on the self-cultivating farmer of field crops in Punjab. The “Parwasi Bharti Award,” carrying cash prize of Rs 8,000/- along with plaque and citation, will be awarded to the self-cultivating farmer engaged in diversified farming system, he added. Further, Dr Sidhu informed “S. Ujagar Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award” will be presented to the self-cultivating vegetable grower, who puts at least 60 per cent area of his operational holding under vegetable crops in winter as well as summer seasons. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3,100 along with a plaque and citation. Besides, “S. Surjit Singh Dhillon Award,” carrying cash prize of Rs 5,000 along with plaque and citation, will be given to the self-cultivating small farmer (having land up to 5 acres.), he said. In addition, “Sardarni Jagbir Kaur Grewal Memorial Innovative Woman Farmer Award” will be bestowed on farm women involved in agriculture and allied agriculture enterprises in Punjab, he told. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3,100/- along with a plaque and citation.
Dr Sidhu said the application forms for the awards can be obtained from Deputy Directors (Training) of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Directors of Regional Stations, District Extension Specialists (Senior Most), Chief Agriculture Officers, Deputy Directors of Horticulture in different districts of the state and Directorate of Extension Education, PAU. The last date for the receipt of applications in the office of PAU Director of Extension Education is July 14, 2017, he informed. For each award, a separate application will be accepted, he said. Dr Sidhu called upon the farmers to apply for the “Innovative Farmer Awards 2017” in time.