A hill farmer.

A scientist of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Manipur centre has been selected for prestigious “ICAR-Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Award -2019 Best scientist Award”.

Dr Meraj Alam Ansari, Scientist, Agronomy, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Manipur Centre, Imphal has been given the award for his outstanding research and extension in improvement of the crop productivity and livelihood security of the hill farmers.

The award was conferred on the eve of 92nd foundation day of Indian Council of Agricultural Research through Video Conferencing on Thursday.

The award caries Rs 1 lakh in cash and a citation.

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