Efforts to promote U.P.’s ‘Kalanamak’ rice, Bihar’s ‘makhana’ earn PM’s award

‘Kalanamak’ rice is an ODOP product of Siddharthnagar, an aspirational district positioned in Terai belt of Uttar Pradesh and makhana is ODOP from Bihar’s Darbhanga district

‘Kalanamak’ rice is an ODOP product of Siddharthnagar, an aspirational district positioned in Terai belt of Uttar Pradesh and makhana is ODOP from Bihar’s Darbhanga district

Efforts to promote ‘Kalanamak rice’ by Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district administration and ‘makhana’ by Bihar’s Darbhanga district officers have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration right here on Thursday.

Besides these, constructing of environment friendly greenhouse to develop crops by the Ladakh Agriculture division and promotion of digital funds by Varanasi (U.P.) and Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) municipal companies have been additionally awarded with the PM’s honour.

Prime Minister Narenda Modi gave away these awards to the officers involved at a perform organized on the event of fifteenth Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan right here.

Kalanamak rice, additionally referred to as ‘reward of Lord Buddha’, has been awarded underneath ‘ one district one product’ (ODOP) scheme, a mission-mode scheme for holistic growth of the district.

The scheme adopts the ODOP method to reap the good thing about scale by way of procurement of inputs, availing widespread companies and advertising of merchandise.

ODOP scheme goals to present framework for worth chain growth and alignment of help infrastructure in the direction of financial growth of the districts.

Kalanamak rice is an ODOP product of Siddharthnagar, an aspirational district positioned in Terai belt of Uttar Pradesh.

Featured in speciality rices of the world by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN, it’s recognized for its distinctive aroma and dietary qualities.

The award was given because the farming space has quickly elevated from 2,700 hectares in 2018 to 6,000 hectares in 2020 to 12,000 hectares in 2021 and the farmers’ revenue has elevated manifold as wholesale promoting worth has gone up from Rs 40/kg in 2018 to Rs 90/kg in 2020 and Rs 135/kg in 2021, in accordance to the quotation.

Foxnut or makhana is ODOP from Bihar’s Darbhanga district.

Darbhanga produces 4,000 tons of makhana yearly via 875 ponds. Nearly 1.25 lakh households are concerned in cultivation, harvesting, processing of makhana, the quotation of the award stated.

According to it, 550 labourers, who got here again throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, have been skilled and employed via the Industries division and a couple of,000 fishermen have been skilled in higher methods of cultivation via the Agriculture division.

Building of environment friendly greenhouse to develop crops by Agriculture division of Ladakh was awarded within the innovation class.

In order to mitigate the challenges confronted from beforehand put in massive variety of passive photo voltaic greenhouses, the Agriculture division of Ladakh led the innovation within the design of greenhouses and this has enabled cultivation of crops all of the 12 months round.

The temperature in Ladakh drops down to -30 levels Celsius in winter. The farmers wanted a expertise which can allow them to produce greens in winter months.

The present greenhouses have been upgraded into extra useful environment friendly greenhouses for crops, reads the quotation of the award.

The challenge resulted in meals safety, ladies empowerment, doubling of farmers’ revenue, and in “carbon neutral Ladakh”, it stated.

Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag have been awarded underneath the ‘PM SVANidhi Yojana’, geared toward growing adoption of digital transactions by the beneficiary road distributors via cashback.

The scheme goals to convey the hitherto unbanked road vendor into the fold of formal banking channels, thereby assimilating them into the formal city economic system.

Prime Minister Modi additionally conferred the PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration.

He introduced 16 awards for 5 recognized precedence programmes and for improvements within the sphere of public administration, supply of companies and many others at a perform organized on the event of fifteenth Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan right here.

The authorities celebrates April 21 because the Civil Services Day. It is an event for civil servants to rededicate themselves to the reason for residents and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.

It is to commemorate the day when the primary residence minister of unbiased India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, addressed probationary administrative companies officers at Metcalfe House right here in 1947.

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