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Mission Plant Health Clinic

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Plant diseases and other pests cause unprecedented losses throughout the world and pose serious threat to our food security. The losses can, however, be prevented or minimised with timely diagnostic and advisory services of plant health clinic which operate as unit of Plant Pathology Departments in India, USA and UK besides  Global Plant Clinic in Afro-Asian contries. Unfortunately we still lack organised plant clinic with its independent identity like the ones for humans and animals.

"Mission Plant Health Clinic" conceived by Professor M. P. Srivastava about a decade ago, was aimed at emergence of well organised plant health clinic/polyclinic or plant hospital world-wide for coprehensive diagnostic of all pests through skilled professionals equipped with diagnostic tools. Such clinics are also expected to organise camps on plant health,  judicious use of pesticides, resistance management, promoting IPM besides issuing pest alerts like Plant Disease Warning or Pest Forecasting, and keep strict vigil  on bio-terrorism. In addition clinics are also required to produce fleet of Plant doctors/ Pest-control Advisors whose services may be utilised in control of farm and domestic pests. Mission's goal can be achieved when the world witness creation of organised plant health clinic  globally.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 07:02  


International Technological Achievements Award Conferred on Dr. M. P. Srivastava

Global consultant on plant health and former Director Planning & Head, Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University, Prof. M.P. Srivastava has been bestowed upon with “International Technological Achievements Award” on February 9, 2014.

Photo: Dr M P Srivastava [Extreme R] receiving the award

The award was given in recognition of his internationally acclaimed contribution on Plant Healthcare Technology and its dissemination towards mitigating crop losses and promoting plant health clinic worldwide. The award instituted by EET CRS, was given to him by presenting a memento and Certificate of Excellence in a glittering function in Noida on 9th of February 2014. Dr Srivastava has shared his innovations in reducing crop losses and strengthening food security at several occasions in India and at International Congresses at Edinburgh 1998, New Zealand 2003, Beijing 2013.