Dr. S.K Sharma, Chief of Research at MPUAT received the national level Vasant Rao Naik award from the National Agriculture Research Centre, New Delhi for his research work in dry land farming.
In a program organized on the 84th foundation day of the council, Dr. Sharma was given a certificate of appreciation and One Lac Rupees by the National Agriculture Minister.
Dr. Sharma has been working under the All India Coordinated Research Project for Dry Land Farming since 2005 at Bhilwara District for increasing agricultural production, Water Conservation, Dry Land Farming methods, etc.
His research has been used by the National Livelihood Mission to increase the livelihood of farmers. This research has helped increase the income of Dry Land farmers from 7,000 to 35,000 per hectare, and corn production has increased from 20% to 40%.