UP medico chosen NAAS fellow

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Lucknow, Dec 5 (UNI) Dr D D Patra, Scientist (Dy Director) and Head, Agrotechnology Division at the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, for his significant contribution in the field of Soil Science research.

Dr Patra has done pioneer work in isotopic estimation of dinitrogen fixation in cereal-legume intercropping, establishing soil microbe mediated C, N and P as index of soil health, and developing natural essential oil coated slow release urea-N.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad and Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi, and recipient of several national and international awards.


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