NEW DELHI: The Indian Agricultural Research Council of India (ICAR) on Sunday said it has won the prestigious ‘International King Bhumibol World Soil Day Award’ from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Soil health among all stakeholders.

The award was presented to ICAR during the World Soil Day celebration, which was celebrated on December 5 through virtual work.

India won the ICAR Awareness Initiative in December 2019, involving more than 13,000 people through the Social Media Campaign.

Thailand’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will present the ICAR at an official ceremony in Bangkok in January 2021.

ICAR said it has hosted interactive sessions at universities, school-wide activities, demonstrations, demonstrations, field visits and training sessions and reached out to all the soil stakeholders in the country as part of its awareness program.

Through quizzes, discussions, and on-site demonstrations, ICAR places a particular emphasis on youth by raising awareness of the importance of soil for food safety and climate change mitigation.

ICAR is responsible for coordination, guidance and management of agricultural research and education in India.

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