Monday, February 14, 2011



Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been adjudged as the best agricultural university of 2011 and has bagged 'Krishi Shiksha Samman' for making purposeful contributions in the field of agriculture, thereby increasing productivity and enhancing rural prosperity. Out of the 22 nominations from various parts of India, PAU was selected for the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards 2011, by an panel of jury of eminent scientists and government functionaries, chaired by Mr. P.K.Basu, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Mr Sharad Pawar will give away the award to PAU Vice- Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang on February 21. Dr. Pawan Goenka, President Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has congratulated the PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Manjit Singh Kang and complemented PAU.

Dr Kang said that it was a matter of pride for PAU as once again the excellence of the university has been recognized at the national level. The University has played a vital role in ushering in the green revolution, which made the country food-surplus from food-deficit, said Dr Kang adding that PAU has and would continue to contribute lucrative agriculture to the farming community and the nation's food buffer.
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