KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 10
The Embassy of Israel together with Avsar Foundation hosted the second annual Krishi Tara Award on Thursday, after a hiatus of two years.
Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Mahindra Raya Yadav was the chief guest of the event, as per a press statement.
The award function was held to honour deserving Nepali farmers/agri-entrepreneurs who have been purposefully contributing in agriculture with technologies, innovations and skills learnt in Israel, upon returning from a year-long advanced agricultural training under ‘Learn and Earn Programme’.
Ten best agriculture farms were shortlisted from among the total applications received for the award.
Uddha Prasad Neupane was declared the second Krishi Tara winner and awarded with a cheque of Rs 500,000 along with the winner’s certificate.
He was in Israel in 2012-13. The first Krishi Tara Awards was held in 2019.
A version of this article appears in the print on December 11, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.