Hyderabad, Sep 10 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh has been selected for Agriculture Leadership Award by a committee headed by Haryana Governor and Agriculture Leadership Awards Committee Chairman A R Kidwai.
The award will be presented at a ceremony at New Delhi on September 19.
In a letter to Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Mr Kidwai said ''under your dynamic leadership the State of Andhra Pradesh has made excellent progress in the field of agriculture by initiating a series of policy measures and welfare programmes.
''The Agriculture Leadership Awards Committee has decided to confer on the State of Andhra Pradesh the Leadership Award as Best Performing State in Agriculture.'' The Award ceremony is a part of the Agriculture Leadership Summit, which is organised under the Chairmanship of eminent Agriculture Scientist M S Swaminathan.
The Leadership Awards are instituted for recognising the excellence and leadership roles played by individuals, institutions and organisations towards the development of Indian agriculture.
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