New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday received the 'Krishi Karman Award' from President Pranab Mukherjee here for the honour of highest wheat producing state.

The award carries a cash prize of Rs one crore along with a trophy and citation. The award was given for the highest wheat production of 130.69 lakh tons with productivity of 5182 kg/hectare during 2011-12.

In 2010-11 also, Haryana had got the award with highest production of 116.30 lakh tonnes and productivity of 4624 kg/per hectare, said a state government release.

Two farmers of the state were also given award of Rs one lakh each along with citation for highest production of wheat per hectare.

(Agencies)

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