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Odisha to bag Krishi Karman Samman Award for Second Time

Bhubaneswar, Dec 13: Despite sharp criticism from opposition parties over the irregularities of funds and several scams, Odisha has been once again nominated for "Krishi Karman Samman" for 2013-14 as the best performing state in the agriculture production in India.

This was confirmed after Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh wrote to Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik about the award.

Patnaik thanked the farmers of the state, and the officials of agriculture department for their hard work that brought laurel to the state.

This is for the second consecutive year the state was nominated for the award in agriculture. Odisha will receive an award of Rs 5 crore, a citation and a trophy from the President of India.

Krishi Karman Samman is the first ever award given to states for their efforts and contribution towards raising the foodgrain production in the country every year.

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