Indian National Science Academy Honours PAU Soil Scientist

May 18, 2009 Ludhiana

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has decided to award Professor Krishna Sahai Bilgrami Memorial Medal (2009) to Dr. Bijay Singh, ICAR National Professor at Punjab Agricultural University. The award is given every third year to one of the fellows of the INSA for carrying out outstanding research in agricultural sciences. As recepient of the award, Dr Singh will deliver a lecture on 'Site-Specifc Nutrient Management' under the aegis of a INSA local chapter.

Dr. Bijay Singh, a renowned soil scientist, has been working on rice-wheat cropping system for more than two decades and has made useful contributions in enhancing nitrogen use efficiency in rice-wheat cropping system, fertilizer nitrogen related environmental pollution, and integrated nutrient management. His research on basic and applied aspects of integrated management of fertilizers, animal manures, green manures and crop residues have provided sound directions for achieving sustainable high yields in rice-wheat system and for maintaining soil fertility for the future generations.

The PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Manjit Singh Kang has congratulated Dr. Singh for this coveted and well-deserved honour. In his congratulatory message to Dr Singh, Dr. Kang said that the honour brings recognition to the excellent work as well as to PAU - the institution that serve so ably

Dr. Singh is a Fellow of INSA, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences(NAAS) and Indian Society of Soil Science(ISSS) and has received several awards including Rafi Ahmad Kidwai memorial Prize of ICAR, Recognition Award and Dr N.S. Randhawa Memorial Award of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and FAI Silver Jubilee award of Excellence of the Fertiliser Association of India. Recently Dr Bijay Singh was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition of the International Union of Soil sciences.