Venkaiah Naidu congratulates farmer on winning Padma Shri

"Congratulations to all Padma awardees... Very happy that for the first time a Padma award is bestowed on a farmer, Shri Subhash Palekar", Naidu said on Twitter.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 25, 2016 9:59 pm
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Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed his happiness over a farmer getting Padma Shri award, claiming that it happened for the first time.

“Congratulations to all Padma awardees… Very happy that for the first time a Padma award is bestowed on a farmer, Shri Subhash Palekar”, Naidu said on Twitter.

Naidu’s highlighting that a farmer has been given Padma Shri comes in the backdrop of Narendra Modi government having been repeatedly targetted by the Opposition over its alleged “anti farmer” stance. Palekar, who has been given the award in farming category, hails from Maharashtra.

Born in Belora village of drought prone Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Palekar, a graduate in Agriculture, is acclaimed for his campaign for zero budget natural farming.

Having worked with well-known environmentalists and global farming experts, Palekar has been training farmers about zero budget natural farming throughout India through workshops, seminars, his books in Marathi, Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil languages and by models farms established throughout India.

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First Published on: January 25, 2016 9:28 pm
  1. F
    Jan 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    NAIDU LOOKS LIKE he is always worried and scared of Feku..... Another Pawns in chess of Guj RAT i Moody
    1. J
      Jan 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm
      This time Padma awards do not seem to be prejudiced by ideology or vote bank politics.
      1. B
        Jan 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm
        Farmers, workers, and soldiers are the REAL ratnas/jewels of Bharat/India.
        1. W
          Jan 27, 2016 at 6:06 am
          It's very well deserved and it's indeed required for the development of India for future generations.
          1. P
            Jan 25, 2016 at 4:13 pm
            Good work by Indian Express, the only news paper who has higlighted that a farmer has win the Padma award, all other media papers are talking about big people name. Thanks to Shri Venkatanaidu for highlighting this
            1. R
              rajan luthra
              Jan 26, 2016 at 7:16 am
              Any problems with a well-meaning query? Better object to the trash you get to read in this section
              1. R
                rajan luthra
                Jan 26, 2016 at 7:20 am
                Thanks. In short, means an economic variant of organic farming
                1. R
                  rajan luthra
                  Jan 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                  'Zero budget natural farming'! Hearing it for the first time but do not know its meaning and benefits. Any one, who can throw light on it.
                  1. S
                    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:01 pm
                    What else can be expected from a congress slave?
                    1. S
                      Jan 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                      This is good gesture. Lets not bring in politics here.
                      1. U
                        Jan 26, 2016 at 10:14 am
                        I have Attended Shri Subhash Palekar's 8 day workshop recently, he explains so well, that even a person from non agricultural field can understand how plant produces food and how the forest has rich nutrients and explains how one Desi cow will help in cultivating 30 Acres without chemical / pesticide.
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                          Vinay Sorte
                          Feb 9, 2016 at 12:33 pm
                          I am from same village and father figure to me. Seen his work and experiments did in his farm land. Immense patience for farming activities. Many times seen his fathers was angry what he was doing in his farm. Ultimately shows the forward path to many farmers and they benefiting from zero budget farming. He is very well deserved this. Best of luck to him for his future endeavour.
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                            amarjit singh
                            Apr 15, 2016 at 10:30 am
                            S. Jagjit Singh Hara, of Punjab got Padma Shri in 1992. visit his website
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