3) Impt. Padma awardees (& their work) - VALLABHAI. V. MARVANIYA
Jan. 27, 2019

Padma Shri: in the field of Others-Agriculture  

Vallabhai.V. Marvaniya is an organic farmer from Juagadh district, Gujarat. He has been awarded the Padma Shri as a Grassroot innovator of Madhuvan Gajar variety. In 2017, he was also conferred with the 9th National Grassroots Innovation Award by the President of India. 

Madhuvan Gajar: 

  • Madhuvan Gajar is a carrot variety developed by him from a local variety through selection method. 

  • It is highly nutritious in Beta-carotene and iron content. It is also known for high yield during the Kharif season for farmers in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.