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President Murmu honoured Farmer Lahari Bai with 'Plant Genome Patron Kisan Samman'

  • 13 Sep 2023
  • 1 min read

Why In News?

On September 12, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu presented the 'Plant Genome Patron Kisan Samman' for the year 2021-22 to Lahari Bai, a farmer from Dindori district, in a program organized at C Subramaniam Auditorium in New Delhi for the conservation and promotion of grain species.

Key Points:

  • Lahari Bai was honored with a cash amount of Rs 1,50,000, a citation and a memento at the investiture ceremony of the Farmers' Rights Global Seminar.
  • It is known that Lahari Bai, a resident of Bajag tehsil of Dindori district, with the help of Baiga community, has developed a seed bank of rare cereal species like Kodo, Kutki, Sanwa, Kaag, Sikia, Madua.
  • Lahari Bai has also exhibited its seed bank in the global symposium to be held from September 12 to 15, 2023 in Delhi.
  • Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Kamal Patel, while congratulating Lahari Bai on her unprecedented achievement, said that Lahari Bai has done amazing work for the conservation of millets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also praised his work in the famous radio program 'Mann Ki Baat'

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