8th March 2016, New Delhi
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, conferred the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar-2015’on Smt. Krishna Yadav, an agripreneur, on the occasion of International Women’s Day today.
The awards are given every year by the Ministry of Women & Child Development to institutions and individuals who have made exceptional contribution towards empowerment of women. Nari Shakti Puraskar carries a cash award of Rs. 2 Lakh and a certificate for institutions and Rs.1 Lakh and a certificate for individuals.
Smt. Yadav was trained at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ujwa, Delhi. In 2002, she started preparing pickles and in a span of 11 years, Smt. Yadav expanded her food processing business with 152 different types of products like pickles, chutneys, jams, jellies etc. under the FPO tag. At present she sells about 200 tons of processed food products.
(Source: Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Ludhiana)