World Soil Day-2023 celebration at ICAR-DOGR, Pune




ICAR-DOGR organized World Soil Day 2023 celebration in collaboration of ICAR-NRCG, Pune and ICAR-DFR, Pune. ICAR-DOGR celebrated world soil day on December 5, 2023. The programme was celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of soil to the sustenance of the life on earth. The theme for world soil day 2023 is Soil and Water: A source of Life. Posters on World Soil Day were displayed inside and outside the campus to raise awareness among the people. Dr. Rajiv Kale, Scientist welcomed all the guests and participants. Dr. Thangasamy, A., Senior Scientist and Nodal Officer, Soil Health Card Scheme briefed about the programme. Dr. Ram Dutta, Principal Scientist, ICAR-DOGR delivered lecture on Improvement of Soil Health and Water Quality through Organic Amendments”. Dr. Dr. A. K. Upadyay, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NRCG, Pune attended as special guest and delivered a talk on Advanced Management Practices for Sustaining Soil Health. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune in his remarks stated about the importance of soil health and water quality for achieving higher yield and sustaining soil health. Dr. K. V. Prasad, Director, ICAR-DFR, Pune and Chief Guest of the function distributed soil health cards to the farmers and sensitized the farmers about application of fertilizer and agrochemicals to sustain soil health and reduce water pollution. He also stressed about the importance of organic farming in crop production. All the scientists and Staff’s from ICAR-DOGR were participated in the event. Seventy-five farmers and fifteen students from Pune district were participated in the event. During 2023, 273 soil health cards were distributed to the farmers of different places. Dr. Sanket More, Scientist, ICAR-DOGR, Pune proposed vote of thanks