|An appropriate incentive and reward system is a
powerful tool in an organization to enhance the performance and job satisfaction of its employees
as well as to help organization achieve its potential. The Indian Council of
Agricultural Research recognized this fact way back in 1956 when it instituted a number of awards.
At present 17 awards are given in different categories. Out if this, eight awards are given annually
and nine are given biannually to recognize the agricultural scientists and institutions
who make outstanding contributions for the growth and development of agricultural science and
technology and to promote excellence in the broad fields of agricultural research, education and training.
AHMED KIDWAI AWARD Awarded since 1956 for research work in agriculture, animal
husbandry and allied sciences. Nine awards of Rupees 3 lakh each
are given once on two years.
BHARAT RATNA Dr. C SUBRAMANIAM OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD To provide incentive and encouragement for good teaching and to recognize outstanding teachers in the firld of agriculture, eight national awards of Rupees 50,000 (enhanced from Rs. 25,000) each are given once in two years. This award was instituted in 1994-95.
PUNJAB RAO DESHMUKH WOMAN AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST AWARD An annual award, instituted in 1995 to encourage the woman scientists. Women-scientists working at the Institutions under the ICAR system, including State Agricultural Universities are eligible for this award. Two awards of Rupees 50,000 each are given to individual woman scientist.
CHAUDHARY CHARAN SINGH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT In recognition of outstanding contributions in Journalism in Agriculture Research and Development in the Country, the ICAR has instituted an annual award of Rupees 1 lakh for the first time durng year 2000. The award is given to an individual for his/ her significanmt contribution in writing/ analyzing/ reporting for promotion of Indian agriculture.
N.G. RANGA FARMER AWARD FOR DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE In recognition of outstanding contributions in diversified agricultural activities, ICAR has instituted this annual award in the name of Prof. N. G. Ranga for the first time in 2001. The award is given to an individual practising new entrepreneureship/ enterprise/ management strategies for additional informtation to existing one in the field of diversified agriculture in India which will result in generating additional income to individual farmer/ farming community. This award carries Rupees 1 lakh.
JAGJIVAN RAM KISAN PURUSKAR ICAR has instituted this annual award of Rupees 1 lakh to recognize the outstanding contribution and distinguished farming attributes of individual farmer in the area of Agricultural Productivity and Allied Activities.
SWAMY SAHAJANAND SARASWATI EXTENSION SCIENTIST /WORKER AWARD ICAR Institutred in 1995 to be given away to the outstanding Extension Scientists/ Workers from the ICAR-SAU-NGO/ State Government Research Extension Network for their innovative research in developing extension education programmes, adopting extension methodologies and creating impact of the program on the farming community, especially to the downtrodden. Four awards of R. 25,000 along with a citation and a plaque are given away once in two years.
ICAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED SCIENCES To provide recognition to outstanding interdisciplinary team research in agriculture and allied sciences to promote the culture of interdisciplinary team effort in the solution of inherently interdisciplinary problem. Nine awards of Rupees 1 lakh each are given away to a team of scientists (normally restricted to eight members) once in two years.
NATIONAL KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA AWARD ICAR In order to recognize outstanding institutional performance by krishi vigyan kendras, which have run for a minimum period of five years, three awards of Rupees 1,00,000 each are given away every year.
DR. RAJENDRA PRASAD PURUSKAR FOR TECHNICAL BOOKS IN HINDI IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED SCIENCES To provide incentive and recognition to the Indian writers/authors to write standard Hindi work in agriculture and allied sciences. Eight awards of Rupees 50,000 each are given to an individual as well as team of authors once in two years.