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Odisha has been selected for Commendation Award under total foodgrains category II for the year 2016-17

Bhubaneswar:15/12/18: Odisha has been selected for Commendation Award under total foodgrains category II for the year 2016-17, a release from the office of Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh said.

The Union Minister congratulated his state counterpart Pradeep Maharathy and other officials of the state Agriculture Department, via the letter.

The award of Rs 1 crore will be distributed at Krishi Unnati Mela likely to be held in February—March 2019.

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