3rd March 2016, New Delhi.
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal has been awarded the Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Sansthan Samman 2016, as National Winner, a recognition given to a Public Sector Organization (PSO).
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Chief Guest of the Mahindra Samriddhi India Agri Awards Ceremony conferred the award to Dr. Ashok K. Patra, Director, ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal today.
The award, instituted in 2011, is given every year by Mahindra & Mahindra's Farm Equipment Sector.
The award is given to ICAR-IISS, Bhopal in view of the institute’s significant contribution in the area of soil health assessment and management. The institute has recently come out with a mini laboratory “Mridaparikshak” that can estimate the important soil health parameters and disseminate the results to the farmers.
(Source: ICAR- Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)