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Biography of Dr. MP Srivastava

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Biography of Professor Dr. MP Srivastava, FNASc

Born in village Gaura kalan, Varanasi in 1942, completed MSc in 1962 and PhD on post-harvest diseases in 1966 from the University of Allahabad. In March 1967 joined Bihar Agricultural College, Sabour (currently Dr Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University) but after a short stay he joined Punjab/ Haryana Agricultural University in Dec 1967 and served in various position as Rice Pathologist, Extension Pathologist, Professor, Head Plant Pathology, and Director, Planning, till his superannuation on 30th November 2002, but continued to provide diagnostic and advisory support online to mitigate losses from pest till date.  He is a distinguished plant pathologist with over 50 years of experience, recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions on post-harvest diseases, multiple resistance in rice, and Technology/ knowledge transfer, Plant health clinic, IPM and fungicides. He is a protagonist of plant health clinic, and considered as an architect of extension plant pathology in the country and is remembered for his contribution and innovative periodicals such as Plant Disease Warning, & Plant Pathology Courier among others. Dr Srivastava has created a niche for himself as a leading Extension plant pathologist, Consultant on fungicides, Advisor on plant health/ailments and plant health clinic.

In  recognition of his significant contribution in Technology transfer, he won several laurels, awards & international recognition which include ‘Fellowship of the National  Academy of Sciences’ in 1988,  ‘Best Extension Scientist National Award’ by Indian Council of Agricultural Research in 1996 and was invited to deliver a lecture on ‘Technology Flow’ in 7th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) at Edinburgh  in 1998, and later to deliver a Keynote Address on ‘Plant Pathology Knowledge transfer’ in 8th ICPP at Christchurch, New Zealand in 2003, and to deliver an invited lecture on Knowledge transfer in 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) on Aug 28, 2013 at Beijing, China.  In September 2013, he was conferred Dr Radhakrishnan Award, on 9th February 2014 with International Technological Achievement Award by EET CRS for internationally acclaimed plant protection technology and its dissemination to growers, on 24th November 2014 with prestigious “Rashtriya Gaurav Award”(National Pride Award) in recognition of his life-Time contribution in Plant protection – Technology transfer and Plant Health clinic and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award 2015 for his significant work on Plant Clinic and Global Food security. Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) recognizing his massive life–long contribution honored him with prestigious IPS Recognition Award in February 2016 during International Conference organized by Indian Phytopathological Society, 23-27 Feb 2016, New Delhi.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 08:58

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, 10 October 2016 11:25

Coverage in DPG | Phytomedizin

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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, 10 October 2016 11:27

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 Monday, 10 October 2016 11:42
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