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Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2014

The jury of agri-experts was chaired by Shri Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary- Agriculture, Government of India. Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman (Lifetime Achievement Award) 2014 was conferred upon ­­­­­­­­­­­­ Dr. K L Chadha for his contribution to Indian Agriculture and for enabling rural India to Rise.

Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2014 which is part of our endeavour to recognize and felicitate the unsung heroes of India’s agriculture sector for their noteworthy and purposeful contributions. MSIAA is a true reflection of our intent to spread the message of FarmTech Prosperity in India. We hope these awards will encourage modernization and change as we felicitate these worthy winners.”

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director & President, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “At the Mahindra Group we believe in driving positive change through our businesses and the Agri Awards are an extension of this belief. These real life Rise stories are an inspiration to us and I am sure this unique initiative will motivate the Indian farming fraternity to strive towards greater innovation and productivity”.

Here’s an initiative aimed to enhance agricultural productivity through innovative farming tech to augment rural prosperity. Several Mahindra dealerships have been transformed into Samriddhi Centres to aid farmers with all they need.

Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards (MSIAA )2014 received 34,206 nominations from farmers across India, recording 21% growth over the previous year when 28,242 nominations were received. Cash Prizes awarded are as follows:
a) National Level Cash Prizes (for individuals and institutes): Rs. 2,11,000
b) Regional Level Cash Prizes (for individuals): Rs. 51,000
c) Runner up Cash Prize (for institutes): Rs. 1,01,000
d) Krishi Shiromani Samman: Rs.5,00,000

National Winners of the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri leadership awards 2014 are as follows:

Mahindra Samriddhi  Krishi Samrat Samman

–       Farmer of the Year Award (Male)


  1. Land holding Less than 5 acres

Ramesh Mahadevappa Balolamatti

  1. Land holding from 5 to 20 acres

Genabhai Darghabhai Patel

  1. Land holding more than 20 acres

Sudhanshu Kumar

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Prerna Samman

–  Farmer of the Year Award (Female)


Karra Shashikala

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Yuva Samman

 Farmer of the Year Award (Youth)


Abhishek Mondal

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sansthan Samman

– Recognition for Public Sector organization

Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur


Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiksha Samman

– Recognition for Agricultural Universities

Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology

(MPUAT), Udaipur

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sahyog Samman

– Recognition for NGOs / SHGs


Yuva Mitra

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samman

–  Recognition for KVK of the year


Ramkrishna Ashram KVK

Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman

– Lifetime Achievement Award


Dr. K L Chadha

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