29 Nov 2018

Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, Vice President, IPNI Asia and Africa Programs Conferred Fellow of Indian Society of Soil Science

Dr. Kaushik Majumdar being inducted as Fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science by Mr. Om Prakash Kohli, Governor of Gujarat.

November 30, 2018 - Gurgaon, India - Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, vice president of IPNI Asia and Africa programs, and former director of IPNI South Asia program, was inducted as Fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science in recognition of his “outstanding research and education contributions in plant nutrition, and achievements in better understanding of potassium dynamics and site-specific nutrient management in sustainable smallholder agriculture.”

The award was presented by His Excellency the Governor of Gujarat and former member of Rajya Sabha, Mr. Om Prakash Kohli at the 83rd Annual Convention of the Indian Society of Soil Science held at Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat on November 27, 2018. Mr. Sanjay Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary of Government of Gujarat; Dr. N.C. Patel, Vice Chancellor of Anand Agricultural University; and more than 300 eminent soil scientists of the country attended this event.

This is the first time in the 83 year history of the society that a member from an international organization supported by the fertilizer industry was conferred with the award. “It is a proud moment for the IPNI South Asia program as the award is a recognition of the scientific leadership offered by IPNI in the region towards promoting improved plant nutrition,” said Drs. T. Satyanarayana, IPNI South Asia program director, and Sudarshan Dutta, deputy director.

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IPNI Contacts
Dr. T. Satyanaryana, IPNI South Asia program, TSatyanaryana@ipni.net

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