A 31-year-old farmer and entrepreneur Karan Sikri of Dhangali village of Kurukshetra district will get the National Jagjivan Ram Kisan Abhinav award of the Indian Centre of Agriculture Research (ICAR) on Sunday.
Karan will receive the prestigious ICAR award from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on the ICAR foundation day. The award is given for outstanding contributions of innovative farmers for initiatives in development, adoption, modification and dissemination of improved technology. Under this award he will get ₹ 1 lakh cash award.
Spread over 25 acres of land, the farm is also a learning centre for the young agriculture students as it teaches them how to produce vermicompost for organic farming, subsurface irrigation and dairy farming, installing Netafims drip irrigation, bee keeping, organic honey manufacturing, animal husbandry and high-tech farming.