13th December, 2018, Bhopal
Dr.Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) visited ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal today.
In his address, Dr. Mohapatra applauded the scientists of the Institute for their remarkable achievements. He specifically highlighted the need for farmers’ friendly technologies to stop in-situ crop residue burning, hand held device to monitor soil health and to recommended nutrient doses for improving soil fertility and farm productivity.
He said that Mridaparikshak technology of the institute has pan Indian reach. He also urged to take up detailed scientific analysis of the impact of the Mridaparikshak on fertilizer recommendation, yield enhancement and soil amelioration. He also emphasized on the need to develop quick and easy to operate hand held device of soil health assessment which could address location specific soil health issues. He stressed upon the need to develop better microorganisms to expedite the in-situ decomposition process to stop crop residue burning.
Dr. Ashok K. Patra, Director (ICAR-IISS); Dr. V.P. Singh, Director (ICAR-NISHAD), Bhopal and Dr. N.P. Singh, Director (ICAR-IIPR), Kanpur were present during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)