Honorees receive a certificate, gold medal and blazer with a cash prize.
Gurugram (India CSR): Mosaic India and the SM Sehgal . Foundation hosted annual awards from The Mosaic Company Foundation in Gurugram on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in honor of outstanding research into plant nutrition. The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash nutrients for crops. With this vision in mind, the Sehgal Foundation strengthens community-led development initiatives to bring about positive social, economic and environmental change in rural India.
Mosaic Company Foundation Awards for Plant Nutrition Research
In the sixth year, the Best Doctoral Research award is presented by The Mosaic Company Foundation to individuals who demonstrate truly exceptional ability and originality of thought for contributions to the field of plant nutrition.
Young Scientist Award, which recognizes outstanding research, innovation and outreach in plant nutrition. In addition, the Young Scientist Award builds ties within the scientific community related to the promotion of a balanced use of plant nutrients.
The awards recognize leading leaders in the Indian scientific community who advocate the use of potassium, sulfur and zinc in promoting balanced nutrition for crops. Honorees receive a certificate, gold medal and blazer with a cash prize.
This year’s award ceremony honored Dr. Debarup Das, Dr. Nand Kishor Thombre and Dr. Bhagyashri Nandkarni in the Best Doctoral Thesis category. In the Young Scientists category, Dr. MC Meena and Dr. Mohammad Shahid acknowledged.
The ceremony was attended by the invited members of the agricultural scientific community such as Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Indian Institute of Soil Science, National Research Centers, State Agricultural Universities, Fertilizer Association of India, International Zinc Association, IPNI , CIMMYT, government officials and other representatives of national and international institutions.
dr. H. Pathak Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Education (DARE) and Director General, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi was the main guest. The keynote address was delivered by Benjamin Pratt, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company & Dr. JC Katyal, Former Vice Chancellor, HAU, Hisar.
The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation invest in and partner with food, water and local community investment leaders.