Bindu Joseph, a farmer from Kozhikode (Kerala) has won the renowned Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puraskar-2021 was organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
On July 16, 2022, at a capability denoting the 94th Foundation Day of ICAR that was held in New Delhi, she was given the honor by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
She got the honor, which incorporated a check for Rs. 1 lakh, a reference, and a token, in appreciation for her work for the benefit of negligible, little, and landless ranchers. The Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Peruvannamuzhi assigned her.
Honored for contributions to development of sustainable farming system models
he farmer, who is from Panthirikkara, won the award, according to KVK, Peruvannamuzhi, officials, for her outstanding contributions to the development of sustainable and integrated farming system models, focused initiatives on soil health and water conservation, management of farm waste, diversification of farm activities as sustainable and profitable units, and the horizontal dissemination of the technology among fellow farmers.
The 44-year-old additionally focused on the mass assembling of top notch establishing materials, the productive utilization of land assets and information sources, and innovative ways of spreading farming information, as indicated by the sources.
Alongside working a fruitful business green nursery, Ms. Joseph and her better half Jojo tried different things with a coconut-put together cultivating framework with respect to their 3.86 sections of land of land, utilizing tubers, vegetable, banana, and other natural product plants as intercrops alongside dark pepper, nutmeg, ginger, and turmeric.
Farm is largest bush pepper production unit
The farm is said to be the largest bush pepper production unit that is directly owned and run by farmers, according to KVK officials. They claimed that this land generates a total gross annual income of close to 33.75 lakhs.
As per a senior official from KVK, Peruvannamuzhi, “Ms. Joseph is likewise an educated financial specialist who keeps a YouTube channel named “Techflora” with more than 1,00,000 endorsers of offer her progressive cultivating information.” In request to help youngsters, she likewise offers down to earth preparing to secondary school and undergrads in both on-and off-grounds settings.