Farmer From Kochi District Gets National Award

Sachidanandan was selected as the ‘Best Innovative Farmer in the District’ by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra under the CMFR.

Published: 28th March 2016 05:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2016 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

Farmer

KOCHI: Sachidanandan Veliyath, a farmer hailing from North Aduvassery in the district won the prestigious Innovative Farmer Award instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Sachidanandan, 65, received the award from Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh at a function organised as part of the National Agricultural Fair (Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela) in New Delhi on March 21. He was honoured for inventing a nutmeg decorticator, a devise to de-shell nutmeg seeds.  Invention of the device significantly eased the laborious task of manually de-shelling nutmeg, which is uneconomical. The nutmeg decorticator, which is powered by a 0.5-hp electric motor, has the capacity to process 150 kg of nutmeg per hour and costs Rs.28,000. More than 140 farmers from across Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have purchased it.

Sachidanandan was selected as the ‘Best Innovative Farmer in the District’ by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra under the CMFRI, which recommended him for the prestigious award.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kochi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp