Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar Awards (National / Zonal)

Indian Council of Agricultural Research


Grant amount: Up to ₹250,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Applicant type: Government Entity

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: India

Location of residency: India

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Overview:

These awards promote healthy competition among Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at Zonal and National Level for application of science and technology in agriculture. All KVKs are eligible to submit the application for these awards in the prescribed format duly forwarded and authenticated by the competent forwarding authority.

 The objectives of the Awards are as follows:

  • To promote healthy competition among Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) at Zonal and National Level for application of science and technology in agriculture..
  • To provide incentives for improving the efficiency and performance of KVKs for espousing the cause of farming community.
  • To promote a sense of Institutional pride among KVKs for large scale application of scientific methods and appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming systems.

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Eligibility:

  • Since it is a Zonal and National level competition, therefore, all KVKs are eligible to submit the application for these awards in the prescribed format.
    • National: All KVKs in the country who have the experience of working at least seven completed years as on 1 April 2016.  
    • Zonal: All KVKs which are existing for at least five years as on 1 April 2016 shall be eligible to apply for zonal awards.
  • During subsequent years, previous two year’s Zonal award winning KVKs will also be eligible to apply for the award directly. 
  • The KVK will be judged on the basis of work done during the year proceeding the year of the award according to the following criteria listed here.