Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan confers National Gopal Ratna Award on the occasion of the National Milk Day
Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan presented the National Gopal Ratna Award to the farmers, Cooperatives and technicians involved in Artificial Insemination for their exemplary contribution towards milk production in the country.
The award was conferred during the National Milk Day function at Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad International convention Centre, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru, Karnataka on 26 November 2022.
The minister said, India is the highest milk producer with a 32 percent contribution to global production. There are 222 cooperatives in the country with over 17 million farmers supplying milk.
National Gopal Ratna Award
National Gopal Ratna Award is one of the highest National Awards in the field of livestock and dairy sector, with an objective to recognize and encourage all individuals like Farmers rearing indigenous animals, AI Technicians and Dairy cooperative societies / Milk Producer Company / Dairy farmers Producers Organizations working in this sector.
The Award is conferred in three categories, namely,
- Best Dairy Farmer Rearing Indigenous Cattle/buffalo Breeds,
- Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT) and
- Best Dairy Cooperative/ Milk Producer Company/ Dairy Farmer Producer Organization).
National Gopal Ratna Award 2022 winner
Name of the winners
Best Dairy farmer rearing indigenous cattle/buffalo breeds
.Jitendra Singh, Fatehabad, Haryana.
Ravishankar Shashikant Sahasrabudhe, Pune, Maharashtra.
Ms. Goyal Sonalben Naran, Kachchh, Gujarat.
Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT)
Gopal Rana, Balangir, Odisha.
Hari Singh, Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Maachepalli Basavaiah, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh.
Best Dairy Cooperative society/Milk Producer company/ Dairy Farmer producer organization
Mananthavady Ksheerolpadaka Sahakarana Sangam Ltd, Wayanad, Kerala.
Arakere Milk Producers Cooperative Society Ltd, Mandya, Karnataka.
Mannargudi MPCS, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu
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