The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi announces the following ICAR Awards:
Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2007
In order to recognise the best performance in Agricultural Research and Education, three ICAR Awards of Rs. five lakh each will be given to two ICAR Institutes/NRC/Project Directorates and one State Agricultural University.
Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Coordinated Research Project Award 2007
In order to recognise the outstanding performance of the All India Coordinated Research Project and its cooperating Centres, one annual award of Rs. one lakh is given away by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. All the All India Coordinated Research Projects, which have been in operation for at least 10 years can apply for the award.
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Agricultural Research 2007
To promote high quality doctoral thesis research in priority/frontier areas of agriculture and allied sciences. ICAR has instituted 18 awards of Rs.20,000/-each to be given away annually for the outstanding original research work in agriculture and allied sciences. All postgraduate students who have obtained their Ph.D. degree during 2006 in India in agriculture or allied sciences will be eligible to apply. Candidates shall be required to submit the following documents alongwith application form through the Head of the Institute from where the thesis has been obtained: (i) An attested copy of the Ph.D. degree certificate (obtained during 2006 only). (ii) A copy of the thesis submitted by them for the award of doctoral degree. (iii) A certificate from the guide of the candidate for Ph.D. degree stating the extent to which the work is the candidate's own contribution. (iv) Six copies of the application form with complete address for correspondence with telegraphic address and telephone nos. (v) Six copies of the synopses indicating precisely and in concise terms the work done by the candidate and (vi) Any reprint of papers published/presented based on the doctoral thesis.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award 2007
All women scientists working in ICAR Institutes/State Agricultural Universities are eligible for the award. Two awards of Rs.50,000/- are to be given away annually for the significant contributions made during their career as agricultural scientists.
Vasantrao Naik Award for Research Application in Agriculture 2007
All scientists or extenstion workers who have made outstanding contribution in the areas of Water Conservation and Dryland Farming in India shall be eligible for the award. One award of Rs.1,00,000/- is to be given annually for the work done during the preceding five years of the award.
Jagjivan Ram Kisan Puruskar 2007 #
In order to recognise the outstanding contributions of innovative farmers in agriculture and allied activities, one annual award of one lakh is to be given to a practising farmers (he/she) whose creative approaches and initiatives should result in (i) new knowledge/packages of practices/management strategies/additional information to the existing one (ii) additional income to the individual farmer/farming community (iii) saving in resources/inputs (iv) prevention of outbreak of diseases and pests and in breaking technology transfer barriers.
The nominations of the farmers who have been involving themselves in agriculture for at least 10 years, are invited from the Agriculture Production Commissioners/Secretaries of Agriculture, District Magistrates, Vice- Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities; Directors of ICAR Institutes/ Directorate of Extension, Zonal Coordinators of KVKs etc.
N.G. Ranga Farmer Award for Diversified Agriculture 2007 #
In order to recognise the outstanding contributions of innovative farmers for diversified agricultural activities, one annual award of one lakh is to be given to a practising farmers (he/she) whose creative approaches and initiatives should result in (i) new entrepreneurship/enterprises/management strategies/additional information to the existing one in diversification of Indian agriculture (ii) additional income to the individual farmer/farming community.
The nominations of the farmers who have been involving themselves in diversified rural activities/enterprises such as Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Rural Artisans/Handicraft activities for at least 10 years, are invited from the Agriculture Production Commissioners/ Secretaries of Agriculture/ Horticulture/Fishery/Animal Husbandry, District Magistrates, Vice-Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities, Directors of the ICAR Institutes/ Directorate of Extension, Zonal Coordinators of KVKs etc.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Award for excellence in Journalism in Agricultural Research and Development 2007
To recognize excellence in journalism and to create awareness among the farmers and policy makers for the enhancement and promotion of Agricultural Research and Development in the Country, one annual award of one lakh is to be given to a journalist for his outstanding contributions in Journalism in Agriculture and allied sciences. The contribution made by the journalist would be judged through the publication of articles/success stories in Hindi/English News papers/Magazines/ Journals in India during the preceding three years.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Agricultural Research in Tribal Areas for the biennium 2006-2007
All agricultural scientists working in tribal areas (tribal areas for this purpose are those notified by the M/o Home Affairs, Govt. of India) and engaged in applied research and its application aimed at improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of tribal farming systems are eligible for the award. Two prizes of the value of Rs.50,000/- each are given biennially for outstanding original research- one in the field of agricultural sciences and the other in animal sciences. The terminal phase of the research work including field validation of the research results must have been undertaken during the five years preceding the award. The number of associates in a single application should be restricted to two only, if any.
ICAR Awards for outstanding team research for the Biennium 2005-2006
These awards are exclusively meant for inter-disciplinary teams of scientists jointly planning and implementing an integrated programme/project of system based research dealing with an inter-disciplinary problem. The team membership should be restricted to eight members. A total of nine individual prizes of Rs.1,00,000/- each are given once in two years for outstanding research work in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource management, Engineering & Technology, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. The final phase of the research work including its field validation must have been completed during the five years preceding the year of the award. Each member of the team must have remained its active member continuously for at least three years preceding the year of the award.
Bharat Ratna Dr C. Subramaniam Award for Outstanding Teachers for the Biennium 2006-2007 #
The nominations of eligible teachers are invited from the Vice-Chancellors/ Directors of Research/Directors of Extension of State Agricultural Universities, Deputy Directors General of ICAR and Directors of the ICAR Insitutes.
All faculty members engaged in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching for at least 5 years in deemed universities, ICAR Institutes and State Agricultural Universities shall be eligible for the award. Eight awards of Rs.50,000/- each are to be given once in two years for excellent teaching performance in the field of Crop Science, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Engineering & Food Technology, Veterinary Science, Fishery Science and Social Science. The awards are primarily meant for individual teachers independently teaching a course or part of an integrated course.
National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award for the biennium 2006-07
All KVKs in the country that have completed five years of operation after the year of the establishment are eligible for the award. Three awards of Rs. 1,00,000/- each are to be given away every year for the outsytanding contribution made by the KVK in the field of research and training. A KVK winning the awardwill be eligible to apply again after the lapse of 5 years.
Dr Rajendra Prasad Puruskar for technical books in Hindi in the field of Agriculture and allied Sciences for the biennium 2005-2006
The award is open to Indian authors including Editors of multi-author books. Both published works and manuscripts proposed to be published by its author will be accepted provided that such a work is written originally in Hindi and does not infringe the copyright of any other person.
The publication must have been written and published during the last three years preceding the year of the award. Eight awards of Rs.50,000/- each are to be given once in two years.
# Awards by nomination as indicated in the write-up .
The prescribed proforma for applying for these awards may be obtained from the Council on or before 31.10.2007 by sending a self addressed stamped envelope or it can be downloaded from the ICAR's website (www.icar.org.in). Six copies of application with complete documents should be sent to the Assistant Director General (Coordination), ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa, New Delhi-110 012, so as to reach him on or before 30.11.2007. The last date for candidates in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, States/Union Territory in the North Eastern Region, Ladakh Division of J&K State and Sikkim is 15.12.2007 . The candidates are required to submit six copies of applications/documents failing which the application will not be considered. The Council will retain the award winning application/thesis for record.Each candidate will be judged on the basis of the originality and the applied value of the investigations as revealed in the documents submitted by him. In all matters relating to the award, the decision of the Council shall be final and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.