C.R.I. Pumps in association with ANGRAU, honored the best farmers at Kisan Mela, Andhra Pradesh



C.R.I as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility has instituted an endowment at Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad (ANGRAU) and every year from the interest accrued from the endowment we in association with ANGRAU present the prestigious C.R.I Pumps Best Farmer Award to 4best Farmers in Andhra Pradesh who go above and beyond in their commitment with innovative and best practices in agriculture and have shown resilience against all odds.

This year “C.R.I Pumps Best Farmer Award” were bestowed to the winning farmers by Shri.Gokarau Gangaraju, Member of Parliament (M.P), Shri.P.Pithani Satyanarayana, Member of Legislative Assembly (M.L.A) Achanta constituency, Mr.Nimla Ramanaidu, M.L.A – Palakol constituency, Dr.Padalagu Sathyanarayana, Director - Andhra Pradesh Rice Research Institute, Ms.Y.Sailashmi, Joint Director for Agriculture – at the Kisan Mela organized at Andhra Pradesh Rice Research Institute (APRRI) & Regional Agricultural Station (RARAS) Maruteru, West Godavari District  on 1st April 2015.

Shri.P.Pithani Satyanarayana, M.L.A – Achanta Constituency during his address thanked C.R.I Management for evolving this unique C.R.I Pumps Best Farmers Award scheme to honor and motivate the farmers of Andhra.

Shri.P.Gokarau Ganga Raju, Member of Parliament during his address lauded the efforts taken by C.R.I for not only manufacturing world class pumps but also equally for being socially conscious. He told that Farmers of Andhra will be always grateful to this gesture of C.R.I pumps.

Details of selected farmers with their category of nomination




Name of the selected farmers


Dry land Agriculture

Both Men & Women farmer


Prakasam District


Achievement of Highest Yield in Agriculture crops

Women Farmer only


Srikakulam District


Improved Water Management Technology

Both Men & Women farmer

Sri.B.Venkata Ramana Murthy,

Srikakulam District


Utilization of Farm Mechanization in Agriculture

Both Men & Women Farmer

Sri.B.Srinivasa Rao

Guntur District





This programme was attended by over 10000 farmers from the nearby districts. Farming community and the officials from Acharya N.G.Ranga Rao Agricultural University appreciated the efforts taken by C.R.I management in encouraging the best practices in Agriculture by honoring the farmers.

C.R.I Pumps Best Farmer Award is a life time award and carries a cash Award of Rs.10000/- each , Memento and a Certificate of appreciation.