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State level award conferred to Mr. Sanjay Patil, Senior Project Officer, MITTRA

'Yashwantrao Chavan Yuva Puraskar' conferred to Shri. Sanjay Patil.

In recognition of his significant contribution in promotion of low cost sustainable agricultural practices, the prestigious Yashwantrao Chavan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2008 was conferred to Shri Sanjay Patil, Senior Project Officer, MITTRA, working in Jawhar Region. Shri Sanjay Patil has also worked on conservation of crop genetic resources for the benefit of the marginal farmers in Maharashtra. Shri. Patil received the award at the hands of Smt. Suryakanta Patil, Minister of State, Rural Development, and Shri. Suresh Varpudkar, Minister of State for Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra, at the Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani on January 12, 2009. On this occasion a cash prize of Rs 11,000/- and a citation was presented to Shri. Patil.

Shri Patil has been conducting valuable on –station research trials at the MITTRA training and demonstration campus at Jawhar, Dist Thane. He has collected nearly 300 landraces of paddy, vegetables and pulses for ensuring food security and sustainable livelihood to the rural poor.

Shri Patil is also a member of the reputed South Asia Biodiversity Conservation Network.

   
Shri, Sanjay Patil receiving the award. Shri. Sanjay Patil addressing the participants
at the function