Shimla: For promoting innovative practices in agriculture, the Himachal Pradesh government was awarded the State Agriculture Leadership Award â€“ 2010.
Punjab Governor Shiv Raj Patil presented the prestigious award to Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal at National Science Centre, Pusa â€“ New Delhi today. The function was organized by leading international level agriculture research magazine â€˜Agriculture Todayâ€™.
Speaking on the occasion Dhumal said that the state was giving high priority for agriculture sector and is spending 12% allocation on agriculture sector, which is highest in the country.
He let the gathering know that the government had launched Pt. Deen Dayal Kisan Bagwan Samridhi Yojna, which involved an investment of Rs. 353 crore for setting up 15 lakh Sq. Mtrs of polyhouses.
The government has also introduced the Doodh Ganga Yojna involving an investment of Rs 300 crores. Under this scheme 10,000 self help groups are to be constituted which would benefit about 50,000 farmers, said Dhumal.