16th April, 2017, Bhopal
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal celebrated its 30th Foundation Day here today.
Dr. Panjab Singh, Chancellor, Rani Lakshmibai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi and Former Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR delivered the Foundation Day Lecture
Dr Singh urged for more farmer centric research programmes on soil for the benefit of society. He emphasized the importance of soil organic carbon for the sustainability of soil health and importance of conservation agriculture. He also stressed on the need of interdisciplinary research for solving the complex future research problems.
Dr. C.K. Patil, Director General, Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (MPCOST), Bhopal, Guests of Honour of the event, emphasized the need of having more educational and awareness programmes on the role of soils for the benefit of society and also highlighted the need for collaboration among premier research and academic institutions for improving quality of research with wider dimension.
Dr.Ashok K. Patra, Director, IISS while welcoming the distinguished guests and participants briefed about the achievements of the Institute
Progressive farmers as well as institute Staff who had completed twenty years of service in ICAR-IISS were felicitated on the occasion.
A Farmer-Scientist interaction programme was also organized on the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)