The Department of Agriculture has invited nominations for the Krishi Pandit Award for the year 2012–13.

According to a release, awards will be given in four categories, including comprehensive farming, organic farming and innovation of agricultural tools, and effective use of water in farming. Each category will have three prizes carrying a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.

Applications should reach the Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Seshadri Road, Bangalore, or the Joint Director, Agriculture in the districts, by May 31.

For more information, contact the nearest Agriculture Department office or Raitha Samparka Kendra or visit