Description: Mr. Pintu Purkait, a farmer from Mukti, has been honored with the “Krishi Ratna” for Mathurapur Block II in Raidighi, 24 PGS(S). He was presented with the award by the Agricultural Development Officer (ADO) in the presence of a large audience of farmers and local dignitaries. The selection was based on Mr. Purkait’s role as an ideal farmer over the past three years. During this time, he was evaluated on his performance in an annual agricultural quiz, his own home garden, as well as the help and guidance provided to fellow farmers. Thus, the award is recognition of a combination of theoretical knowledge, practical know-how, and impact on the community.