Himachal Pradesh’s farmer Mr. Nek Ram Sharma has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award

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  • Nek Ram Sharma, a farmer of Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award for his distinguished service in the field of agriculture, especially organic farming.
  • Mr. Nek Ram Sharma, the only Padma awardee from Himachal Pradesh, has expressed his gratitude to the government for this achievement.
  • Mr. Nek Ram said there is a high need to shun the use of fertilizers in farming. Suggesting the government find ways to incorporate organic farming, he said, “Organic farming should be further promoted and children should be educated at this level from schools. I started my work around 1980. I used to use insecticides and pesticides, but now things have changed.”

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