Dr. Inder Pal Abrol
Fellow, Elected 1990

Born in Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 13 March 1939. Educated at Punjab University, Chandigarh, B.Sc. 1957, Associate IARI, 1959, Ph.D. 1962, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Director, Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture, New Delhi, 1999 to date.

Soil Scientist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Hisar, 1964-69; Head, Division of Soil Science & Agronomy, 1969-82 and Director, 1982-86, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal; Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1986-95; Facilitator, RWC, ICRISAT, 1995-98.

Awards/Honours: FAO Andre Mayer Award, 1972; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize, 1972; Guiness Award for Scientific Achievements, 1980; Vasvik Award, 1985; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award, 1989; President, Indian Society of Soil Science, 1991-92 and International Soil Conservation Organization, 1992-94; Member, Scientific Committee, International Geosphere Biosphere Program of ICSU; Member, Editorial Board, Soil Science, USA (past); Soil Use and Management, UK; Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, Wiely; Irrigation Science, Balkema; Chairman, Salt Affected Soils Commission, Soil Technology Commission, International Society (now Union of) Soil Sciences.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy (Council Member, 1994-96, Vice-President 2002-04); National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Research and education for sustainable agriculture, natural resource management

Address: Director, Centre for Advancement of Sustainable Agriculture, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; A 34/2, DLF, Phase I, Gurgaon 122001, Haryana; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848188, 9810772161; Res. (0124) 2358755, 2354267; Email: abrolip@gmail.com]

Founder Member, Executive Council 5 Jun, 1990 to 30 Dec, 1991; Editor 1 Jan, 1992 to 19 Aug, 1995; Member Executive Council 17 Aug, 1995 to 31 Dec, 1999