The PAU Director of Extension Education, Dr. M.S.Gill has informed that two Chief Minister Awards in agriculture and horticulture will be given to the outstanding farmers who have made contributions for innovative farming on the eve of Kisan Mela of PAU at Ludhiana during March 2010. The Chief Minister Award in Agriculture, carrying a cash prize of Rs.25000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) alongwith a plaque and citation, will be given to self cultivating farmer of field crops in the state of Punjab.
The Chief Minister Award in Horticulture, carrying a cash prize of Rs.25000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) alongwith a plaque and citation, will be given to self cultivating farmer of horticultural crops in the state of Punjab. Dr. Gill said that for these two awards the farmers should apply on the prescribed proforma latest by December 21, 2009. For each award a separate application will be accepted. A farmer who has already won the Chief Minister Award will not be eligible to apply for other award. The farmers intending to apply should obtain the prescribed proforma from the Directorate of Extension Education or from the office of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Farm Advisory Service Scheme, Chief Agriculture Officers or Deputy Directors (Horticulture) of all districts, said Dr. Gill.