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TURA: A farmer from Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district, Nanadro B Marak has been honoured with the Padma Shri Award for his black pepper farming to boost the state's agriculture.
"Shri Nanadro B Marak, an organic black pepper Farmer from #WestGaroHills District, #Meghalaya has been conferred with the prestigious #PadmaShri for his contribution in agriculture in the State. "Many congratulations to him!" Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma extended his best wishes.
Nanadro B. Marak hails from Gonda Jasingre village under Tikrikilla Block in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
His unique method includes growing pepper alongside areca-nut plantation that has optimised the pepper output in his farm.
Marak also received the International Award for his innovative approach to pepper cultivation, at the International Pepper Conference Vietnam, 2018.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)