Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Govt. of India has organised a national essay writing competition on the subject ‘Agricultural Waste to Wealth’ on the commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mr. Ajit Kumar Nayak was awarded third prize with a citation and Rs. 25,000 by honourable Agriculture minister, Govt. of India. Mr. Nayak is pursuing PhD in School of Infrastructure under the supervision of Prof. R. K. Panda.