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Life-time Achievement Award

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Life-time Achievement Award "National Pride Award" Conferred on Dr. M. P. Srivastava

Dr. MP Srivastava, former Director Planning and Professor & Head Plant Pathology of CCS Haryana Agricultural University has been conferred prestigious National Pride Award (Rashtriya Gaurav Award), in recognition of his life-time outstanding contribution and exemplary services in the field of Plant Protection for strengthening food security through popularization of Plant Clinic and transfer of innovation-driven technology. The award instituted by India International Friendship Society, a leading voluntary organization was presented at a seminar on Economic Growth & National Integration at New Delhi by former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam, Shri Bhishma Narain Singh on November 24th 2014 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award

Photo: Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award from Bhishma Narain Singh [Extreme Left]

Dr Srivastava has been honored with several awards and honors for popularization of plant clinic and empowering farmers with innovative technology for increasing productivity and mitigating losses, which include; Fellow of National Academy of Sciences 1988, Extension Scientist National Award 1996, Man of the Year Award 1998 (USA), Dr. Radhakrishnan Award 2013, International Technology Achievement Award 2014 amongst others. He has the distinction of convening an Evening Session in Italy (2008) on Plant Health Clinic, delivering keynote addresses in International Congress of Plant Pathology at New Zealand (2003) and Beijing (2013), Thiruvananthpuram & Hyderabad (2014) besides lecture in India, Edinburgh (1998), Beijing (1999, 2000), Singapore (2005), Italy (2008), Germany (2009)  amongst others to share his concept to strengthen food security.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 05:08

Tech Achievement Award

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International Technological Achievements Award Conferred on Dr. M. P. Srivastava

Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the awardGlobal consultant on plant health and former Director Planning & Head, Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University, Prof. M.P. Srivastava has been bestowed upon with “International Technological Achievements Award” on February 9, 2014.

Photo: Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award

The award was given in recognition of his internationally acclaimed contribution on Plant Healthcare Technology and its dissemination towards mitigating crop losses and promoting plant health clinic worldwide. The award instituted by EET CRS, was given to him by presenting a memento and Certificate of Excellence in a glittering function in Noida on 9th of February 2014. Dr Srivastava has shared his innovations in reducing crop losses and strengthening food security at several occasions in India and at International Congresses at Edinburgh 1998, New Zealand 2003, Beijing 2013.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 09:59

Dr. M. P. Srivastava felicitated with Dr. Radhakrishnan Award

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Dr. M. P. Srivastava, a former Director Planning and Head, Department of Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University and Chairperson, XSGrowth Plant Health Clinic was honored with prestigious Dr Radhakrishnan Gold Medal Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in Education and Research & yeoman service to the society.

The award was conferred on him by Global Economic Research Association on 19th October at Chennai on the occasion of National Unity Conference by presenting him Gold medal,   memento and certificate of Excellence.

Dr. Srivastava is recipient of several awards & honor, which include Best Extension Scientist National Award, Environment Award, and Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences amongst others, for transfer of innovative technology to farmers in mitigating losses from plant pests, augmenting productivity and boosting food security.

His major concern is food security, for which he is popularizing plant clinic globally. In this context, Professor Srivastava   was invited to deliver a Keynote lecture on ”Plant Health Clinic & Food Security in Asia” during 10th International Congress on Plant Pathology at Beijing on 29th Aug 2013, at Beijing, China.

Currently he is rendering online advice on establishment of plant clinic, diagnosis and remedies of plant pests through his web portal XSGrowth


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 10:40

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DPG wishes Dr. Srivastava very much success in developing his idea to support the extension and consultation with respect to plant protection by his plant clinic approach.

The Global Plant Clinic (GPC) is managed by CABI in alliance with Rothamsted Research and the Central Science Laboratory. The GPC provides plant health services and support over 80 plant health clinics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 10:46

Dr. M.P. Srivastava advocates creation of organized plant clinics in Asia

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Indian scientist advocates creation of organized plant clinics in Asia

(L-R) Dr Greg I Johnson, President, International Society of Plant Pathology and  Prof.  M. P. Srivastava, Ex-President, Indian Society of Plant Pathology Dr. M.P. Srivastava, delivering an invited Keynote Address on “Plant clinics hold key to food security” on Aug 29, 2013 at Beijing in 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology, advocated creation of well-organized clinics modeled on human clinics to ensure food security to ever growing population in Asia. The Congress was organized by Chinese Society for Plant Pathology under the aegis of International Society of Plant Pathology, currently headed by Dr. Greg Johnson.

Photo: (L-R) Dr Greg I Johnson, President, International Society of Plant Pathology and  Prof.  M. P. Srivastava, Ex-President, Indian Society of Plant Pathology.

The focus of his lecture was towards mitigating huge losses due to plant pests and enhancing productivity through diagnostic and advisory support of plant clinics. Approximately 40% of the produce is believed to be lost worldwide by plant pests, for want of timely diagnosis and advisory support. Saving even one percent loss can feed the millions according to Oerke, 2006.

He called upon the participating nations to create well-developed, multispecialty, farmer-centric clinic on lines of human clinic in rural areas too like primary health center so that farmers get right diagnostic and mitigatory advice in time. The clinics need to provide7x12 services free of cost on plant health and ailments and innovations to achieve higher productivity. He also stressed on organizing plant health camps, monitoring pest scenario, issuing pest alert and keeping vigil on pest incursion and empowering farmers with knowledge to tackle pests. He urged that during epiphytotics outbreak ‘Clinic on wheels’ must help the farmers in rendering on the spot advice. He underlined the need of maintaining database, networking and impact analysis and tango with research, government and pesticide dealers for optimizing techno-resources. Communication with farmers needs to be invigorated though print, electronic devices, toll-free telephony, e-mails, SMSs and social media. He also highlighted the role of innovative publications – Plant Disease Warning, Plant Pathology Courier, amongst others in keeping pests at bay. Around a thousand delegates across the world attended the lecture.

Concluding his address, he said, “creating such clinics with difference, modeled on human clinics, providing wide range of plant health services at zero cost, shall symbolize quintessential ‘plant clinic/hospital’, empowering farmers to improve food security and plant doctors commanding same status and recognition as physicians in the society.

His mission is to popularize plant clinic globally, more so in Asia to boost food security, where ever-growing population pose serious threat to Food Security. It is in this context, he had earlier organized an Evening Session on Plant Health Clinic in 2008 in 9th ICPP2008 at Turin, Italy.
Dr Srivastava has been Director Planning & Head Plant Pathology at Haryana Agricultural University, retired a decade ago but continues to promote Technology transfer & more importantly Plant Clinic in augmenting food security. Currently he is offering online advice on establishment of plant clinics, diagnosis and remedial measures for various diseases and pests and delivering invited lectures on plant health, plant clinics, pragmatic control of plant diseases and allied issues

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 04:52
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