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