Recently, agricultural scientist “Sundaram Verma” was honored with the “Padma Shri” award by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Padmashri Sundaram Verma from Dataramgarh tehsil of Sikar district of Rajasthan discovered the technique of planting saplings with 1 liter of water. Through this unique technology, in the coming time, now by reducing the dependence on water, irrigation can be done completely.
He completed his Agriculture B.Sc education in 1972 and he got this education from books as well as elders of the family who were interested in agriculture.
After this his interest in agriculture increased so much that he left 3 government jobs and due to the Green Revolution, he started acquiring knowledge related to the prevailing agriculture of that time.
Sundaram Verma solved the problems faced in agriculture by understanding them at the university level, at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra level, and through the magazines of ICAR.
Sundaram Verma went to Pusa New Delhi in 1982 for Young Farmer Training Course from Rajasthan. There he got the modern knowledge of agriculture and the education of dry farming from national-level scientists.
Padmashri Sundaram Verma’s discovery of the technique of planting saplings with 1 liter of water has given life to more than 50000 plants, which completely protects the environment.
Awards received by Padmashri Sundaram Verma –
- International Award For Agro Biodiversity by (IDRC) International Development Research Center OTAVA Kanada – 1997
- Jagjivan Ram Innovative Farmer Award by ICAR – 1997
- National innovation Foundation-India, Award for Scouting -2005 & 2015
- Award for Innovative Farmer-At international Conference on social perspectives in agricultural research and development-2006,IARI New Delhi
- PPV&FRA- Ministry of agriculture, Govt. of India Award-2016
With the efforts of his last 10 years, he has been included as the leading farmer of Rajasthan and he is known as Progressive Farmer. This unique effort of Sundaram Verma also surprised the agricultural scientists and his unique effort completely ended the inconvenience in agriculture.
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