News18 Lokmat recently organized the Krishi Ratna Awards in Pune, Maharashtra. The awards were designed to acknowledge the remarkable contributions of farmers in the state who have displayed exceptional skills, innovation, and dedication to the agricultural sector.
According to the sources, during the event held on June 25, ten deserving farmers from Maharashtra were honored with the Krishi Ratna Awards. The objective of these awards was to celebrate their achievements and provide a platform for discussing the challenges and opportunities within Maharashtra’s agricultural landscape.
A notable highlight of the ceremony was a panel discussion that addressed the current challenges faced by the state’s agriculture sector and explored potential avenues for growth in the future. The panel comprised of experts, policymakers, and industry leaders who shared their valuable insights and ideas on promoting sustainable agricultural development.
The recipients of the News18 Lokmat Krishi Ratna Awards included Balasaheb Patil, Uday Joshi, Smt. Vijaya Gule, Amar Khamkar, Dilip Kamle, Sachir Karekar, Ganesh Chaudhari, Gulab and Manjusha Pavde, Vishnupant Hingne, and Bapu Jadhav.
During the ceremony, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, the Revenue Minister of Maharashtra, felicitated the awardees. In his address, he praised the farmers for their unwavering commitment and emphasized the pivotal role they play in shaping the state’s economy.