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)....

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The National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning (NBSS&LUP), one among the foremost National Resource Management (NRM) institutes of ICAR is mandated to undertake RD&T activities mainly in soil resource inventory and land use planning at different levels. Other important development of RD&T activities ....

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"ICAR- Sponsored training Programme on Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS Applications concludes at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur" (Photo 1 to 5)

Dr. S.K. Singh, Director and Chief Guest (at the function) delivered Late Dr. Ashok Juwarkar Memorial Lecture on "Scientific Land Use Planning for Sustainable Environment" at CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur on 14.7.2017 (Photo 27)

The first RAC (2016 - 19) meeting of ICAR-NBSS&LUP was held during 30 June - 1 July, 2017 under the Chairmanship of Dr. J.C. Katyal, Ex VC, CCSHAU, Haryana (Photo 22 to 26)

Training on “Soil Survey and Classification” For M.Sc. (Ag-SSAC) students of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi held during 15-27 May, 2017 at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur (Photo 16 to 21)"



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