Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas celebrated to acknowledge the contribution of women farmers in various aspects of agriculture. It was decided in 2016 that 15 Oct will be celebrated as “Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas” by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Rashtriya Mahila Kisan Diwas was organized through video conferencing by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare to felicitate the women farmers of India.

This event was held under the guidance of Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare which was graced by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary (AC&FW), and other senior officers of the Department.

During this event,  the e-book on ‘Inspiring Stories of Progressive Women Farmers’ was released and two short video films on ‘Mahila Krishak and her Contribution in Agriculture’ and ‘Global Examples of Successful Women Farmers’ were launched.

source:https://agritimes.co.in/