Subsequent to the recognition of Soil Survey as a National Priority in 1947, a need was felt for creating a centralized information warehouse to assimilate, verify and disseminate information on the nature, extent and distribution of soils in the country. Consequently, the Government launched All-India Soil Survey Scheme in 1956, which expanded in 1959 as the All-India Soil and Land Use Survey Organisation (AIS&LUS). In 1969, the AIS&LUS was bifurcated into two wings, one being under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR). It was later in 1973 reconstituted as a Directorate through a Presidential Notification. The Directorate was accorded the status of a Bureau in 1976 and was named as National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP) with its Hqrs. at Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is one of the fourteen Natural Resource Management (NRM) institutes of the ICAR entrusted to conduct RD&T activities mainly in soil survey, remote sensing applications, land evaluation and land use planning.
Dr. Trilochan Mahapatra, Hon’ble DG, ICAR & Secretary, DARE (GOI) Visits Bureau on 27 October, 2016
Hindi Parliamentary Committee visit to ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Kolkata on 15th October 2016
Third Interactive Meeting of the F&AOs of ICAR Institutes (West Zone ) with AS&FA, ICAR on 14 October, 2016"
Institute Research Committee (IRC) Meeting held during 19-22 September, 2016 at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, HQrs, Nagpur
District land Use Planning Mysore Karnataka by Ramamurthy, V., L.G.K. Naidu, K.M. Nair, S.C. Ramesh Kumar, S. Srinivas, S. Thayalan, Dipak Sarkar, Arun Chaturvedi and S.K. Singh (2015). NBSS Publ.No.169, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 95.
Soil Erosion in Gujarat by J.P. Sharma, J.D. Giri, C. Mandal, R.S. Kurothe, R.L. Shyamapura, D. Sarkar, S.K. Singh and V.N. Sharda (2014). NBSS Publ.167, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 47.
Soil Erosion in Meghalaya by D. Dutta, S. Bandyopadhyay, U. Baruah, Dipak Sarkar, S.K. Singh, A.K. Maji and B.L. Dhyani.(2014). NBSS Publ.160, NBSS&LUP (ICAR), Nagpur, India, p 29.
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