Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh has emerged as Grain Bowl of the country contributing immensely to India’s granary with steady and excellent growth in food grain production.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan received the trophy at the hands of President Pranab Mukherjee. Madhya Pradesh is the only state to have won the award in the total food grain production category consecutively for the second time since the institution of award in 2010-11. The award carries a trophy, a citation and cash award of Rs.2 cr in total food grains production category.
Union Minister for Agriculture Sharad Pawar; Minister for Forest and Environment Veerappa Moily; Minister for Agriculture Madhya Pradesh Gauri Shankar Bisen were present during the event among others. The impressive performance of Madhya Pradesh agriculture sector is attributable to increase in irrigation capacity, uninterrupted power supply, improved storage infrastructure, timely supply of farm inputs. Madhya Pradesh has topped in food grain production in the country with the food grain production 277 lakh tons in 2012-13 including 161 lakh tons of wheat.