Rural Development

Profiles of Awards
Padmashree Late Dr. Appasaheb Pawar Modern Agri Hi-Tech Award
Sponsor :  Jain Irrigation - Convenor : Jain Charities

Background Outline :
Ground water levels are dropping by the day. Availability of water is reducing. Monsoon dependant agriculture is uneconomical. In spite of this farmers lack scientific approach. Their conservative attitude prevents them from using modern techniques. Now then can the farmer become rich?

With a vision for agricultural development, Appasaheb, a farmer with passion for anything, make great contribution to agriculture by employing drip irrigation, cultivating different crops & conductive various experiments.

Appasaheb met Bhavarlal Bhau in 1985, in America. The common thread, viz, Development of agriculture brought them closer & together they propagated the modern agricultural techniques. This award is a salutation to the work of Appasaheb in the field of agriculture.

Selection Process :
A Committee of three, consisting of experience knowledgeable farmer, renowned & eminent agricultural expert and permanent representative of Jain Charities, will select the awardee from amongst applications/nominations.

Nature of Award :

Level           :   Maharashtra

Amount       :   Rs. 1,00,000/-

Field            :   Modern Agri-Technology

Periodicity   :   Biennial

Since when :  

Programme of Award :
To whom     :   Progressive Farmer
Where         :  
Convenient Place in Maharashtra
When          :  

Original Concept of Award by :
Shri Bhavarlal Jain, Bhau

Selection Criteria for Award :

• More yield of various crops by using micro-irrigation system.

• Adoption of modern agriculture technology.

• Conducting experiments & trials in the farm.

• Period from 1st Jan to 31st Dec. of the year(?)

• One farmer from amongst five revenue divisions of Maharashtra, viz, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Kokan, Uttar Maharashtra & Paschim Maharashtra.

• A farmer can get award only once.

• (Note: Use of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. products is not obligatory).

Recipients of Award :
No. Recipient Year

Shri. Vishwasrao Kachare Telangwadi, Solapur.


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