Malayala Manorama's farming award goes to Malappuram couple

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New Delhi, Jan 4 (UNI) The prestigious 'Karshakashri' award given for achievements in farming has gone to a farmer couple, M Mohammad and his wife Shakeela Mohammad, from Malappuram district of Kerala.

The award instituted by Malayala Manorama carries a cash prize of Rs two lakh, a medallion and a citation. It is given biennially.

The couple were honoured for innovative measures in farm production and marketing of their produce.

They were selected out of one hundred applicants by a jury headed by renowned agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan.

The jury also commended the achievements of some other contestants, a Malayala Manorama release said here today.


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