Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Deliver Foundation Day Lecture of ICAR

New Delhi, 14 July, 2011

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will deliver 83rd Foundation Day Lecture of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) here on 16 July, 2011 and will present productivity awards to Chief Ministers of winner states.

Best Performing States in the Food-grain Production (2010-11) will be awarded by the Prime Minister for achieving highest total production and production in individual crops during the period. Instituted by the Ministry of Agriculture, the award will be given to five states each in the total Food grains category and individual crop category.

 The ceremony will be held in presence of Shri Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries; Shri Harish Rawat, Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Food Processing Industries and Parliamentary Affairs, and Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries.

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