CRI Pumps honors farmers for adopting technology and innovation in farming

CRI Pumps honors farmers for adopting technology and innovation in farming

Ludhiana, 13th February: CRI Pumps India’s leading Pump manufacturing company in partnership with various State-level Agricultural Universities honors farmers from different parts of the country in recognition of their innovation and progressive methods followed in agriculture. These awards have been instituted to recognize the Indian farmer’s noteworthy and purposeful contribution to the field of agriculture, the backbone of the Indian economy.

CRI Pumps has instituted an endowment at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The university will give away the best farmer awards in three categories – outstanding farmer for adopting improved water management technologies, outstanding farmer for adopting farm mechanization in agriculture and outstanding farmer for adopting organic farming. The awards will include cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each, a plaque and a citation. The amount for the cash prize will be debited from the interest accrued from the endowment deposit. The awards will be presented every year to eligible farmers by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana at the Kisan Mela

This year’s C.R.I Pumps outstanding Farmer for the year 2014 includes

Mr.S.Rajinder Singh Sahota, Ludhiana, for adopting improved water management technology in Agriculture. The water management technologies adopted by him has helped in effective use of water resources in farming.

Mr.S.Jagdeep Singh, Sangrur District, for adopting improved farm mechanization in Agriculture. He has made tremendous progress in agriculture by making safe and proper use of farm machinery from sowing to harvest. He has been instrumental in motivating farmers to consider modern agricultural technologies in making agriculture profitable.

Mr.S.Amarjit Singh, Jalandhar, for adopting organic farming. He has contributed to save the environment from harmful chemicals. He has been involved in motivating farmers to consider organic farming and creating awareness among consumers on benefits of Organic farm products.

Dr.Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, speaking on the occasion said, “the selection procedure is very stringent. Applications for the award are distributed by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVKs). The KVKs shortlist and submit a list of three names. These names are assessed by a five-member committee based on 10 criteria and also visit their farm lands. The criterion is not only to do with their achievements, but also how much they can disseminate the knowledge that made them achieve great heights”.

Mr.G.Soundararajan, Vice Chairman C.R.I Pumps said, “At CRI Pumps we believe in driving positive change through our businesses and the awards are an extension of this belief. The awards highlight some of the most inspiring farmer stories and create an opportunity for us and the farming community to exchange knowledge and share best practices to strive towards greater innovation and productivity in the field of Agriculture.”

This initiative is an extension of the company’s initiative which aims to enhance agricultural productivity through innovative farming technologies, thereby leading to an increase in rural prosperity.

About C.R.I Pumps:

C.R.I. Pumps Private Ltd is the largest Pump manufacturer and exporter with turnover of over Rs.1000crs The name C.R.I. itself encapsulates the company’s ethos: “Commitment, Reliability, Innovation” and it has now become a household name associated with pumps – be it for industry, mining, projects, civil applications, agriculture and residential purpose. C.R.I has what it takes – experience, expertise, commitment and a clear vision–to be a precursor of change, an innovator of new technologies and a standard bearer for quality.

C.R.I. Pumps energy efficient products are recognized under the scheme of BEE, Govt of India as trustworthy partner and replaced the existing inefficient agricultural pumpsets to star rated energy efficient pumpsets for their pilot project in Maharashtra. Having sold over 1,70,000 number of star rated energy efficient pumps in India, so far C.R.I. have saved more than 300 million units of energy for the nation.

CRI has bagged the 1st prize in the Manufactures of BEE Star Labeled appliances (Agriculture pump set) sector by the National Energy Conservation Award from Ministry of Power, Govt. of India for two consecutive years. It exports its products to more than 120 countries and has been awarded the EEPC Export Excellence award 9th time in a row for its export performance.