FAO honors ICAR-IISS with King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award
The institute’s excellent contribution in ‘Soil health awareness’ in 2019 was recognized
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The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has been awarded the prestigious King Bhumibol World Soil Day 2020 Award by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) on its World Soil Day 2020 function.
This international recognition is in view of excellent contribution in ‘Soil health awareness’ remarkably done by the Institute during last year. The Institute has organised several programmes with great fervour and enthusiasm in the school and Institute’s premises as well as in the farming community in the villages.
The Institute celebrated Agriculture Education Day with a theme to create soil health awareness amongst the students and an exposure visit-cum-expert session on “Soil health for sustaining soil productivity” was organized. The scientist briefed key points on the importance of ‘Agriculture Education Day’, agricultural sciences, soil science, importance of soil health and its management for achieving higher crop productivity and soil sustenance. During this event the students participated enthusiastically and acquired awareness related to soil health.
A massive awareness campaign for preserving ‘SOIL – Our Mother Earth’ was organised to commemorate World Soil Day. A farmer-scientist interaction meet was conducted at village Parawalia Sadak, where the renowned Soil Scientists from different parts of India participated.