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DR. Arya of SKUASt Jammu gets Best Research Award in Asian Conference

Imphal, February 14, 2021: Dr. Vivak Manohar Arya, scientist of SKUAST-Jammu got best research  paper award in Asian conference on “Managing Hill Resources and Diversities for Zero Hunger and Climate Resilience” organized by  prestigious Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi, Central University, Imphal and ICAR New Delhi. The conference was attended by more than three hundred scientists from across the globe. Few of the eminent scientists who attended the conference are Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend, Canada, Dr. Lun Yin, Director, CBIK, Kunming, China, Prof. Attia El-Gayar, SWERI, Giza, Egypt, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Prof. (Dr.) S.H. R. Sadeghi, Iran, Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend, Canada, Dr. J.P. Sharma, VC, SKUAST-Jammu Dr. C.L. Acharya, Dr.A.K.Singh, Vice President NAAS,Dr. P.K. Sharma, Former VC, SKUAST- Jammu, Dr. Sanjay Arora, Vice President, SCSI, Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah, Dr. Suraj Bhan, President SCSI, Dr. M.S. Hadda, PAU, Ludhiana, Dr. Vikas Sharma, SKUAST-Jammu, Dr. Narender K Sankhyan, Dr. V.K. Mishra, Director, ICAR-RC, Dr. Sanjay Swami and many others. The paper authored by Dr. Arya, Dr. Vikas Sharma, & Ajay Thakur entitled “Impact of different soil & water conservation modules on water quality in the adopted village ponds of north – western Himalayas”. The study was conducted to assess the impact of water conservation modules on water quality of adopted ponds. The study revealed that there is an improvement in water quality index of adopted ponds which can be further improved by sustaining these conservation modules. The trainings and awareness given to farmers & local residents of village also played an important role as sense of belonging for the ponds was created Dr. Arya have completed many externally funded projects on the themes of climate change, soil quality and natural resource management. Dr. Arya has written more than 20 research papers in reputed international and national journals. He had authored two books, many book chapters and more than 30 popular articles. Dr. Arya has been awarded with various best research paper awards and other distinguished awards by societies & organizations of national & international reputations. He is an external expert to many prestigious universities organizations and socities viz. DST, DBT, ICAR, NABARD, PAU, HPKV, IGKVV, HESCO, MIDH, ISSS, SCSI, ANRCM & SKUAST-K.

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