Dr.Amrita Patel awarded with the Mahindra Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted on:08 Mar 2016 09:12:53
08 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: Dr Amrita Patel has been conferred with the Mahindra Samriddi India Agri Lifetime Achievement Aear-Krishi Shiromani Samman in New Delhi.Dr Patel is a Charutar Arogya Mandal Chairman and the former Chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). She served as its chief from 1998 to 2014.The prestigious award has been conferred by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.The award is given for her purposeful contribution that made a difference in the field of agriculture to increase productivity and rural prosperity.Dr Patel had played an important role in the implementation of Operation Flood, the largest developmental programme in the world. The programme helped to promote, finance and deliver a variety of supporting services to a national cooperative dairy structure that transformed the lives of millions of marginalised and small farmers and milk producers.The Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards were instituted by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Farm Equipment Sector.The lifetime achievement award is presented to a renowned personality in the agri space whose contribution is recognized at national and international levels.The awards are a platform to share best practices in agriculture for a larger community benefit.
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