Floriculturist Gurpreet Singh Shergill of Majhal Khurd, Patiala, Punjab won the NG Ranga Farmer Award for Diversified Agriculture, instituted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), for his contributions in new technology and practices such as flower-based new crop rotations, self-designed gladioli bulb grader, setting up of rosewater distillation plant, manufacturing and sale of rose water, rose sharbat and vermicompost.