Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has been adjudged best agriculture performing state in the country and will be conferred upon the prestigious state Agriculture Leadership Award 2010 for its outstanding policy initiatives and performance in agriculture development. The Award would be presented on 29th September, 2010 during the Agriculture Leadership Summit at New Delhi, a spokesman of the state government said here today.
He said the award was finalised by the National Awards Committee headed by Dr. AR Kidwai, former Governor of Haryana with Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, eminent agricultures scientist as one of its members.
He said the committee was highly appreciative of the outstanding policy initiatives and performance of Himachal Pradesh government in the field of agriculture and allied sectors, which were positively impacting the lives of vast majority of farmers and ushering rural prosperity.
The Agriculture Leadership Awards were instituted by ‘Agriculture Today’, a national agriculture magazine in the year 2008 for recognizing excellence and leadership roles played by individuals and organizations towards the development of Indian agriculture and bringing about rural prosperity. The Leadership Award for agriculture development was given to Gujarat in 2009 and to Andhra Pradesh in 2008.