Indian Institute of Soil Science

The Indian Institute of Soil Science (acronym IISS[1]) is an autonomous institute for higher learning, established under the umbrella of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for advanced research in the field of soil sciences.

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Indian Institute of Soil Science
Motto in English
Agrisearch with a Human Touch
Type Registered Society
Director Dr. A. K. Patra
Location
Nabibagh, Bhopal

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23°18′35″N77°24′11″E

Nickname IISS
Website IISS

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The Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS) was established in 1988, as an Indian Council of Agricultural Research subsidiary at the lake city of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh, India with an aim to promote scientific research on soil sciences. The Institute covers All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Soil Test Crop Response Studies at 17 centres, All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Micronutrients and All India Network Project on Biofertilizers at 11 centres each in India.

IISS provides training and research facilities on subjects such as Soil testing, Techniques for improving nutrient and water efficiency, Carbon sequestration and Soil quality assessment.[2]

The Institute is equipped with facilities such as air conditioned conference hall, committee room, lecture theatres, audio-visual aids, laboratory facilities, library and guest house of international standards and maintains a research farm extending to 50 hectares.[3]

Map of global soil regions
Soil testing in progress
Stump harvesting increases the recovery of biomass.

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