Praveen Yadav | Oct 17, 2021 | 0
King Bhumibol World Soil Day – 2020 Award
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) received the prestigious International “King Bhumibol World Soil Day – 2020 Award” conferred by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome. The award was announced on the eve of World Soil Day – 2020 (5th December 2020) in view of the ICAR’s excellent contributions in “Soil Health Awareness” on the theme “Stop soil erosion, save our future” (2019 theme).
ICAR is a self-governing association under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It was set up on sixteenth July 1929 and was previously known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. Its headquarters are in New Delhi. ICAR is the association answerable for the coordination, direction and the board of horticultural exploration and instruction in India. In this capacity, ICAR oversees one of the largest networks of agricultural research and education institutes in the world, covering the whole country in the fields of horticulture, soil science, fisheries and animal sciences among others.
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