Gujarat farmer with physical impairments to get Padma Shri

Genabhai Patel, a 52-year-old pomegranate farmer from Gujarat will be given the Padma Shri for distinguished work in the field of agriculture.

Genabhai is one of seven Padma award winners from Gujarat. His successful cultivation of pomegranates has inspired many others farmers to grow the crop.

At present over 600 hectares of land is under pomegranate cultivation in north Gujarat. Patel, who has a physical disability that prevents him from walking, is a major inspiration to others around him.