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About the Institute
The Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS) is a research institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India. The Institute was established on 16th April, 1988 at Bhopal with a mandate of “Enhancing Soil Productivity with Minimum Environmental Degradation”. To accomplish the mandate of the institute, it has given the priority to soil health related issues faced by farmers and other stakeholders. IISS has emerged as a leader in basic and strategic research on soils in the country. It has achieved significant success in the areas of integrated nutrient management, impact on soil under long-term cropping, technology for preparation of enriched composts, soil test based nutrient prescriptions, generation of district-wise GIS based soil fertility maps, organic farming practices, carbon sequestration in soils, sink capacity of soils for heavy metal pollutants, recycling of wastes, soil microbial diversity and biofertilizers, quality standards for municipal solid waste composts etc.

About the Karyashala Scheme
KARYASHALA is an effort by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Government of India via Accelerate Vigyan to improve research productivity of promising PG and Ph.D. students from universities and colleges through High-end workshops on specific themes. This program aims to provide opportunities to acquire specialized research skills.
This workshop aims to
• Impart knowledge and improve competency in analysis and interpreting soil biogeochemical pathways pertaining to soil macro and micronutrients and trace elements under climate change scenario.
• Enhance perception and provide hands-on-training on soil functional diversity, ecotoxicity under intensive/sustainable agriculture and polluted soil conditions.
• Improve their efficacy in analyzing and interpreting data generated through remote sensing, GIS, simulation modelling and advanced statistical tools.

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