Global 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.
Dr Srivastava is credited with creating greater awareness on creation of organized plant health clinic by delivering lectures in India and abroad, organizing an Evening Session in Turin, Italy in 2008 to polarize world opinion towards creation of farmer-centric plant clinic, providing free diagnostic and other services on plant health and ailments. Lately delivering his keynote address at 10th International Congress at Beijing in 2013, he called upon Asian nations for creation of plant clinic like primary health centre at district/sub-division level in urban and rural sector, modeled on human clinic, so that farmers can get timely right diagnosis and mitigatory advice to prevent crop losses, and boost food security.