Governor keeps his promise; presents laptops to farmers
Fulfilling his assurance given to farmers, the Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao presented laptops to 12 progressive farmers at a function held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Monday (5th Nov).
The farmers were felicitated for doing innovative work in Water Management, Agro Processing, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries, Flower, Fruits and Vegetable Cultivation, Social Forestry and Agro Forestry.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said water scarcity is acquiring alarming proportions in Maharashtra. He called upon the people to devise innovative ways to manage available water resources. The Governor expressed the hope that laptops presented to the farmers will bring the power of knowledge and technology to farmers.
The twelve farmers who were given laptops were felicitated by the Governor with the Doordarshan Sahyadri Krishi Sanman Puraskar in June this year. In his speech, the Governor had then promised to present the laptops to the farmers.
Wife of the Governor CH. Vinodha, well known actress Rohini Hattangadi, Secretary of Agriculture Eknath Davle and others were present.
The laptops were presented to Sanjay Shinde, Neknur, Tal. Dist. Beed (Excellent Work in Water Management), Brahmdev Sarde, Sogav (East), Tal. Karmala, Dist. Solapur (Excellent Research Work in Agriculture), Dattatray Ganpatrao Gundawar, Bhadravati, Dist. Chandrapur (Excellent Innovative Work in Agriculture), Ishwardas Dhondiba Ghangav, Dongargav, Post Saygav, Tal. Badnapur, Dist. Jalna (Excellent Work in Rural – Agricultural Processing), Balasaheb Gite, Marathwada Agro process farmer producer company Ltd. Kalamb, Tal. Kalamb, Dist. Usmanabad (Excellent Work in Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development), Ashok Rajaram Gaikar, Vandevta Farm, Khandpe, Tal. Karjat, Dist. Raigad (Excellent Work in Fisheries Development), Sharad Sampantrao Shinde, Khadak Malegao, Tal. Nifad Dist. Nashik (Excellent Work in Flowers, Fruits & Vegetable Cultivation), Laxman Janardan Raskar, At Post Mariaaichi Wadi, Tal. Khandala, Dist Satara (Excellent Work in Flowers, Fruits & Vegetable Cultivation), Vidya Pralhad Gunjkar, Mehkar, Tal. Mehkar, Dist. Buldhana (Excellent Work in Social Forestry and Agro forestry), Sudhakar Motiram Raut, At Gavndhala, Post Lakhanwada, Tal. Khamgao, Dist. Buldhana (Excellent Work in Agriculture Allied Industries like, Bee Keeping, Sericulture, Varmi Culture, poultry, sheep and goat rearing, piggeries, agro tourism etc.), Tarachand Chandrabhan Gagre, Tambhere, Tal. Rahuri, Dist. Ahmednagar (Excellent Work in the field of Agriculture Extension), Shrikrushna Sonune, Pramukh, Krushi Vidnyan Kendra, Kharpudi, Tal. Dist. Jalna (Institute with Excellent Work in the field of Agriculture Extension). All the farmers were felicited with the Doordarshan Sahyadri Krishi Sanman by the Governor earlier this year.