Staff Reporter

The departments concerned asked to identify suitable candidates

Kakinada: The Agriculture Department will present Pratibha awards for the year 2010 to the farmers who excelled in their activities, early next year. Farmers who showed exemplary skills in works related to Agriculture, Horticulture, Rural Development and Animal Husbandry Departments are the ones eligible to receive the awards.

Officers and staff of the above departments, who contributed their mite for advancement of agriculture and allied sectors, will also be given Pratibha awards. The award winning farmers will be presented commendation certificates signed by the Chief Minister and the Agriculture Minister, cash awards of Rs. 10,000 each and mementos.

The district-level best farmer (s) will be given a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 each and certificates of appreciation. The departments concerned have been instructed to identify suitable candidates and refer their names to the district selection committee before December 28 for arriving at the final list.