National Film Award for Best Agriculture Film

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National Film Award for Best Agriculture Film
National award for contributions to short film
Sponsored by Directorate of Film Festivals
Reward(s)
  • Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)
  • 50,000 (US$700)
First awarded1984
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerThe Pangti Story
Highlights
Total awarded25
First winnerKrishi Jantrapati

The National Film Award for Best Agriculture Film is one of the National Film Awards presented annually by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the organisation set up by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India. It is one of several awards presented for non-feature films.

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The award was instituted in 1984, at 32nd National Film Awards and awarded annually for non-feature films produced in the year across the country, in all Indian languages. [1]

Awards

Award includes 'Rajat Kamal' (Silver Lotus Award) and cash prize. Following are the award winners over the years:

Awards legends
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Awarded as Best Environment Film Including Agriculture
List of award films, showing the year (award ceremony), language(s), producer(s), director(s) and citation
YearFilm(s)Language(s)Producer(s)Director(s)CitationRefs.
1984
(32nd)
Krishi Jantrapati Hindi Ghanashyam MahapatraGhanashyam Mahapatra  [1]
1985
(33rd)
Cash in Cashew CultivationEnglishK. K. GargD. Gautaman
For its rich international content about the scientific development in the improvement of cashew crop.
[2]
1986
(34th)
Three Spices: Cinnamon Part IEnglishD. Gautaman for Films Division D. Gautaman
For its high motivational and educational value.
[3]
1987
(35th)
Angora For WoolEnglishD. Gautaman for Films DivisionK. Jagjivan Ram
For its simplicity and straightforwardness in advising the people of hilly region to adopt the comparatively new and remunerative occupation of rearing angora rabbits for their wool.
[4]
1988
(36th)
Seeds of HopeEnglishM/s Eco Media Pvt Ltd.  Romulus Whitaker
 Shekar Dattatri
For its profound and intimate plea for afforestation, transcending the purely instructional aspects of the production of quality seeds and saplings.
[5]
1989
(37th)
Integrated Pest Management in CottonEnglishD. GautamanK. Jagajivan Ram
For its efforts towards generating awareness regarding the importance of bio-control in integrated pest management.
[6]
1990
(38th)
Golden EarthEnglish BAIF Development Research Foundation Vishram Revankar
For effective communication of the techniques of soil and water conservation, in a simple manner, without being simplistic with the medium.
[7]
1991
(39th)
Malberiyum Pattunoolum Malayalam Kerala State Film Development Corporation P. P. Govindan
For presenting sericulture through all its stages in pleasing and informative manner.
[8]
1992
(40th)
BerEnglishOm Prakash Sharma for Films DivisionRajgopal Rao
For a skilful rendition of the process in the cultivation of ber in the arid zones of India.
[9]
1993
(41st)
Building From BelowEnglishN. G. HegdeVishram Revankar
For demonstrating the prime importance of human development along with basic agricultural development activities.
[10]
1994
(42nd)
No Award [11]
1995
(43rd)
Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Hindi L. K. Upadhyaya for Films DivisionA. K. Goorha for Films Division
For the simple, direct and clear demonstration of new irrigation systems.
[12]
1996
(44th)
No Award [13]
1997
(45th)
Post Harvest Management of PotatoHindiY. N. Engineer for Films DivisionV. Packirisamy for Films Division
For a well researched, informative and effectively communicated film which will be immense practical value to viewers.
[14]
1998
(46th)
No Award [15]
1999
(47th)
No Award [16]
2000
(48th)
Vermi Culture
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HindiKuldip Sinha for Films DivisionA. R. Sharief for Films Division
For methodically unfolding new techniques of composting manure from natural organic wastes that are biodegradable and eco-friendly.
[17]
2001
(49th)
No Award [18]
2002
(50th)
No Award [19]
2003
(51st)
Seeds of LifeEnglish Rajiv Mehrotra Usha Albuquerque
For its focus on "Navadanya" the movement launched to retrieve the traditional wisdom in alternative farming methods. The film's importance emerges in the face of the current globalisation-led agrarian uncertainties.
[20]
2004
(52nd)
No Award [21]
2005
(53rd)
Seed Keepers  Telugu
  English
Rajiv Mehrotra Farida Pacha
For its simple, honest portrayal of the lives of the women farmers in Andhra Pradesh and their need for addressing pertinent issues through self-empowerment using media and Technology.
[22]
2006
(54th)
Jaivik KhetiHindi Mr. Ravindra Alias Nitin Prabhakar Bhosale
  Mrs. Mrunalini Ravindra Bhosale
Mrunalini Ravindra Bhosale
For its direct and convincing approach to the need and methods of organic farming.
[23]
2007
(55th)
No Award [24]
2008
(56th)
The Land of RupshupasEnglishFilms DivisionA. K. Sidhpuri
With breath taking images of the higher Himalayas and the nomadic people living in this harsh climate and terrain, the film effectively explores the relationship of the Rupshupas with their livestock and how critical it is for their survival.
[25]
2009
(57th)
In For MotionDagger-14-plain.pngEnglishAmlan DuttaAnirban Dutta
For portraying the changing scenario in the urban environment where burgeoning and mindless development is swallowing agricultural lands.
[26]
2010
(58th)
No Award [27]
2011
(59th)
No Award [28]
2012
(60th)
TimbaktuDagger-14-plain.pngEnglishPublic Service Broadcasting Trust Rintu Thomas
 Sushmit Ghosh
For a film that chronicles an initiative to regenerate degraded land through the means of organic farming, portraying a miraculous transformation in a quietly convincing way.
[29]
2013
(61st)
Foresting LifeDagger-14-plain.png Hindi
  Assamese
Humanity Watchdog Foundation Aarti Shrivastava
For its earthy look at a man, the forest he created all by himself, and the heroic effort that is necessary to sustain that forest without any government help.
[30]
2014
(62nd)
I Cannot Give You My ForestDagger-14-plain.pngEnglishTop Quark Films Pvt. Ltd. Nandan Saxena
 Kavita Bahl
For its concerned and empathetic exploration of the tribal communities in Rayagada, Orissa, who derive their sustenance and identity from the forest.
[31]
2015
(63rd)
The Man Who Dwarfed The MountainsDagger-14-plain.pngEnglish  Rajiv Mehrotra
  PSBT
 Ruchi Shrivastava
 Sumit Sunderlal Khanna
An urge to embrace for a better habitat.
[32]
God On The EdgeDagger-14-plain.png Hindi
 English
Elements Picture StudioAshok Patel
For rediscovering the distances between man and the wild.
2016
(64th)
The Tiger Who Crossed The LineDagger-14-plain.pngEnglishKrishnendu BoseKrishnendu Bose
A beautifully designed film that raises critical questions on the future of India's national animal.
[33]
2017
(65th)
The Pangti Story Dagger-14-plain.png Rajiv Mehrotra Sesino Yhoshü
A positive film on Pangti's annual foreign guests – the magnificent Amur Falcon – and community efforts to save the bird from poachers

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