ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1, PAU, Ludhiana has received the prestigious Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences-2019 for the management of crop residues in Punjab. This prestigious award carries an amount of Rs. 5.0 Lakh and a citation. Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar ji was the Chief Guest of the occasion. The award was given through video conferencing by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Govt of India; Shri Parshottam Rupala and Shri Kailash Choudhary, Hon’ble Ministers of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra (DG), ICAR on the occasion of 92nd Foundation Day of ICAR (16 July, 2020) to recognize and incentivize excellent efforts for ensuring positive change towards sustainability and clean environment in which Dr. Rajbir Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI Zone-1, Ludhiana was team leader and Programme Coordinators of different KVKs were associated as team members. Among the different KVKs from Punjab, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tarn Taran was one of the associated team member from KVKs of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University for this award. It is pertinent to mention here that KVK Tarn Taran has done exemplary work in management of crop residue in the district Tarn Taran. KVK Tarn Taran has made six villages i.e. Booh Havelian, Jauneke, Sohawa, Burj Poohla, Dadehar Sahib and Thathian Khurd crop residue burning free. The work of farmers associated with KVK Tarn Taran regarding crop residue management was appreciated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi Ji in “Mann Ki Baat” on 28th October, 2018 as well as by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh Ji on 14th September, 2019. Dr. Inderjeet Singh Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and Dr. H.K. Verma, Director Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana congratulated the team KVK Tarn Taran for being a associated member for prestigious Nanaji Deshmukh ICAR Award.