16th April 2018, Bhopal
The celebrated its 31st Foundation Day here today.
Dr. Tejinder Singh, IFS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the Western Zone was the Chief Guest of the event. In his address, he emphasized the role of natural resources for the survival of the mankind. He stressed upon finding out the root cause of problems of soil pollution and degradation, rather than relying more on preventive measures.
Dr. S. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-NBSS & LUP, Nagpur, in his foundation day lecture, briefed about the growing menace of soil degradation and stressed upon using high resolution soil resources data for optimum land use planning..
Dr. V. P. Singh, Director, National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory, Bhopal and Dr. A. Subba Rao, Former Director of the IISS, Bhopal were Guests of Honor.
Dr. V. P. Singh talked about the chain of soil health and its linkage with animal and human health.
At the outset, Dr. JK Saha, I/c Director briefed about the recent achievements of the Institute.
Progressive farmers from villages adopted under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) scheme and the National and State level award winning farmers were felicitated on the occasion.
A farmer-scientist interaction was also held in which farmers put forth problems being faced related to crop residue management and conservation agriculture, which were elaborately discussed among the participants.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabibagh, Bhopal)