A farmer from Bihar, Krishna Murari Singh alias Kisan (68), received the prestigious innovative farmer award at Krishi Unnati Mela2017 in the national capital on Saturday. Singh, who hails from Sheikhpura, joined farm work at a very young age of 15 when his father bought a tractor in the mid-1960s to improve the farm yield. He is the only farmer from Bihar to get the award.
Singh, who returned from Delhi on Sunday, added, “I employ organic farming and mechanizationin the fields for high yield. A farmer should always take part in training programmes organized by the government and non-governmental organizations to improve his knowledge.” He attributed his success to various training programmes organised by different organisations across the country.