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#List of awardees in agriculture sector 2018:

The First World Agriculture Prize (2018) awarded to- Dr. M.S.Swaminathan for his contributions to Indian Agriculture (Instituted by Indian Council of Food & Agriculture)

World food prize 2018- won by- The World Food Prize 2018 was awarded to-Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro for their individual but complementary global leadership in elevating maternal and child under nutrition within food security.

Best Horticulture state awarded to- Nagaland

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# Krihi Karman Awards:

Krishi Karman awards were instituted in the year 2010-11

To reward the best performing States in food grains and individual crops of Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Coarse Cereals and Oil’s Krishi Karman Award in Rice Category- Jharkhand

Krishi Karman Award for the highest production of food grain (>10 mt) awarded to- Tamil Nadu

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# ICAR Awards:

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been adjudged as Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2017 ICAR- IIPR, Kanpur bagged Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2017 among the ICAR institutes of “Major Institutes’ Category”.

ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management (IIWM), Bhubaneswar bagged the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award – 2017 among the ICAR institutes of “Small Institutes’ Category”.

ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal has been ranked first among 72 Agricultural Universities of India.

Total consumption of fertilizers in India in 2017-18 is- 26.79 million metric tone (MMT)

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NPK use ratio in India in 2017-18 is- 6.2 : 2.5 : 1

Optimum use of NPK ratio is- 4 : 2 : 1

Total production of NP fertilizers in India during 2016-17- 18.14 MMT (N fert-13.42, P fert- 4.72 MMT)

Production of Urea in India- 24.03 MMT; DAP4.65 MMT, SSP-3.91 MMT

Total Import of fertilizers during 2017-18- 15.44 mmt (Urea- 5.98 mmt, DAP- 4.22 mt, NP/NPK- 0.5 mt & MOP-4.74 mt)

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Mostly Imported fertilizer- Potash from Jordan and Tunesia

India is third in fertilizer production and second in consumption (China is first in fertilizer consumption)

Per hectare consumption of fertilizers in India during 2016-17 is- 135 kg/ha

Per ha consumption of fertilizers highest in – Punjab

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Fertilizer Control order- 1985

Neem Coated Urea (45 Kg bag)- incorporated as regular fertilizer in 2010

Indigenous manufacturing of Neem coated Urea started in –2014

Neem coated Urea is sold at- 5% above the MRP to recover the cost of coating

Neem coated urea save urea by-20-30%

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New Urea policy-2015:

the government allowed the urea producers to produce up to 100% of production as Neem coated urea.

100% Neem Coated production of urea made mandatory on – 2015.

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