Complete List of 10 Padma Shri Awardee Farmers & Their Unheard Success Mantra

Know more about these exceptional farmers who have been selected for the Padma awards 2020.

Complete List of 10 Padma Shri Awardee Farmers & Their Unheard Success Mantra
Padma shri awardee farmers
Complete List of 10 Padma Shri Awardee Farmers & Their Unheard Success Mantra

All grassroot workers, who have contributed to the nation's development in some way or other has received the Padma Awards on the occasion of 71st Republic Day 2020.

It is well known that Padma Awards which is one of the highest civilian awards of the country are announced by the President of India. These awards are presented for the exceptional and distinguished contribution of personalities from all spheres of life. Interestingly, many farmers receive this prestigious award for their extraordinary works in the field of agriculture.

Know more about these exceptional farmers who have been selected for the Padma awards 2020.

Tulasi Gowda

A 72 years old woman who is popularly known as 'The Encyclopedia of the Forest' has nurtured more than 40,000 trees just like a mother nurtures her children. She belongs to Honnalli village in Ankola Taluk of Uttara Kannada district and was actively engaged in aforestation program conducted by the forest department. Surprisingly, she had no formal education and her work has been recognized at various levels by the government due to her extensive knowledge of various species.

Sundaram Verma

He worked extensively towards water conversation and with his unique technique irrigation requires only one liter of water per tree. Especially in Rajasthan, his technique has been very helpful to farmers. He successfully managed to grow 50,000 trees with his water-saving technique called 'dryland agroforestry'. Not to forget, he created a revolution in the field of agriculture, for which he deserved to be honored by the Padma award.

Himmatram Bambhu

Himmata Ram Bhambhu, is a conservationist and environmentalist, who has been planting and preserving for the last 25 years. He's been motivating people for nature conservation in deficit districts such as Nagpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Sikar, Ajmer, etc. Since 2013, he is associated with Mahavir International Sansthan Nagpur for Green India Mission.

Rahibai Soma Popere

Popularly known as known as 'The Seed Mother', she is an Indian farmer and conservationist who have helped many farmers return to native varieties of crops, preparing hyacinth beans for self-help groups. Rahibai Soma Popere is among three Indians on BBC's list of "100 Women 2018".

Trinity Saioo

Trinity Saioo is an award-winning turmeric farmer who has been leading 800 women in Meghalaya to encourage the farmers to cultivate the indigenous, high-curcumin content Lakadong variety of the turmeric.

Batakrushna Sahoo

Batakrushna Sahoo's contribution to the field of Animal Husbandry is extra-ordinary. His journey began in 1986 with pisciculture. He went on to contribute to the field without any financial assistance from the government by training hundreds of farmers in spawn production through traditional breeding methods.

Radha Mohan & Ms. Sabarmatee (Father-Daughter Duo)

Their move towards the transformation of barren land into a green forest in Odisha's Nayagargh district has received recognition and thus, they are conferred for the Padma Shri award 2020. Radha Mohan is a retired economics professor and his daughter Sabarmatee is a conservationist.

Chintala Venkat Reddy

Chintala Venkat Reddy is an innovative organic farmer also known for his soil and nutrient management techniques in farming. He has brought India the pride of being internationally acclaimed and holds a distinction of being the first independent farmer to receive an international patent for his technique in the soil swapping and soil fertility.

Popatrao Pawar

He serves as the Executive Director of Maharashtra state government's Model Village program and led the transformation of Hiware Bazar's from a drought-prone village to a green and prosperous model village.

Dr. Kushal Konwar Sarma

Dr Kushal Konwar Sarma is a wildlife veterinarian and a professor and Head of the Department of Surgery and Radiology of the College of Veterinary Science at Khanapara in Guwahati. He is greatly involved in the treatment of wildlife across India and abroad and is recognized by his outstanding services for taming rogue wild elephants. He has treated over 7000 elephants, both captive and wild.