Odisha bags SKOCH Award for ‘Agriculture Production Cluster’

Bhubaneswar: Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment of the Odisha Government has bagged the prestigious SKOCH Award for ‘Agriculture Production Cluster’ project.

Directorate of Horticulture’s ‘Agriculture Production Cluster in Tribal Regions of Odisha’ project won the Gold Award in Agriculture category of the SKOCH Awards for this year.

The award was presented at the 61st SKOCH summit held at the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi, yesterday.

Launched by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in November, last year, the project has an objective of doubling the income of one lakh small and marginal farmers by establishing agriculture production clusters in 40 blocks of 12 tribal-dominated districts.

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