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.
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.