Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave Krishi Karman Award to Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje for Rajasthan's performance as the best state in wheat production. Rajasthan recieved the award for year 2014-15 for the highest productivity of wheat. A trophy, a certificate of appreciation and Rs. 2 crore cash is given for this award. Prime Minister gave the award to the CM on Saturday during inauguration of Krishi Unnati Mela at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, PUSA Campus in New Delhi.
He also awarded two progressive farmers of the state Shri Bhakhra Ram of Jalore and Smt. Rampyari of Sawai Madhopur district with the Agriculture Minister's Krishi Karman award. These farmers were given the certificates of appreciation along with Rs. 2 lakh each. Shri Bhakhraram of village Padardi in Jalore district produced wheat with per hectare productivity of 88.72 quintals and Smt. Rampyari of Village Goth in Tehsil Bamanwas in Sawai Madhopur with wheat productivity of 59.20 quintals per hectare. State Agriculture Minister Shri Prabhu Lal Saini was also present on this occasion. Rajasthan performed as the best in wheat production by harvesting 98.24 lakh tonnes of wheat in 33.18 lakh hectares of land with average productivity of 2961 kilograms per hectare. This production is a record of the highest production in the country.