Dr Amrita Patel has been conferred with the Mahindra Samriddi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Aear-Krishi Shiromani Samman in New Delhi. Dr Patel is a former Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). She served as its chief from 1998 to 2014. The award has been conferred by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.
Dr. Patel played a vita role in the implementation of Operation Flood, the largest development programme in the world. The operation flood programme helped to promote, finance and deliver a variety of supporting services to a national cooperative dairy structure that transformed the lives of millions of marginalized and small farmers and milk producers.
The award is given for her purposeful contribution that made a difference in the field of agriculture to increase productivity and rural prosperity.
The Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards were instituted by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Farm Equipment Sector. The lifetime achievement award is presented to a renowned personality in the agri space whose contribution is recognized at national and international levels. The awards are a platform to share best practices in agriculture for a larger community benefit.
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Present Chairman Of NDDB : T. Nanda Kumar
So Lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the person who has received the Mahindra Lifetime Achievement Award recently ?
2. Expand the term NDDB ?
3. Who is the present chairman of NDDB ?
Courtesy : The Hindu