Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Swaraj partners Agri Conclave and Agro Awards


PUNE (NEW DELHI): Swaraj Tractors, a part of USD 19 billion Mahindra Group, partnered the ‘Agriculture Conclave & Agro Awards’, a daylong seminar and awards function, was organised in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India. The Agro Awards rewarded various innovation in the field of agriculture.

Radha Mohan Singh, Honourable Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, addressed the conclave. The event was designed by Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) and farmers who did commendable work in their fields, that helped them double their incomes, were awarded during this event. A special category of award was named after Swaraj - ‘Mera Swaraj Sarvottam Kisan’, which was awarded to two farmers.

While delivering the theme address at the inaugural session of the awards function, Viren Popli, Chief Operating Officer, Swaraj Tractors, said, “I would like to congratulate all the winners of the Agro Awards  as each winner exemplifies the indomitable spirit of the Indian farmer. Going ahead innovative technology and research will play a key role in doubling the farming income by 2022-23. Hence our association with the Agriculture Conclave & Agro Awards is a significant step towards driving a positive change in the lives of the farmers.”

Popli further added, “At Swaraj we have started engaging with the next generation of farmers as part of our Customer Value Proposition and are providing them with training in allied agriculture practices such as bee keeping, dairy farming, growing medicinal plants and mushroom farming amongst others. We have also partnered with Government Institutes for these courses”  

The panel discussion topics at the Agriculture Conclave & Agro Awards were varied and included - Tapping cooperative sector for doubling farmers income, Sustainable farm mechanisation for increasing farmers income and Importance of crop production and post- harvest management.’


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