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70-year-old ‘tunnel man’ from Karnataka, who turned barren land fertile, awarded Padma Shri

East Coast Daily | 27/01/2022 04:40 PM | Click to read full article

A farmer from Karnataka named Amai Mahalinga Naik has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award, the fourth-highest civilian award of the country for his distinguished service, for transforming barren land into an organic tree farm.

The government released the list of Padma recipients on January 25. According to reports, 70-year-old Naik worked diligently to irrigate arid land in the Kepu hamlet of Karnataka.