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ICPEP-5 Registration: Special Facility for intending International Delegates

While the process of registration and submission of abstracts for the ICPEP-5 Conference is over, a limited number of individuals from Overseas can still register themselves or even do on the spot registration at the Reception Desk on 24th February 2015 with prior intimation to the Organising Secretaries.


Such individuals can only attend the conference but they will not be able to present any paper. They will however enjoy all other facilities extended to already registered delegates.


Such intending delegates will also have to make their own arrangement for travel and accommodation directly or through our Authorized Travel Agent. ([email protected])



Due to some technical reasons, Organizing Committee of ICPEP-5 has decided to


Fifth International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution to

February 24-27, 2015


Consequently, the following extended deadlines will henceforth be applicable:


Submission of abstracts : 10 January 2015

Submission of Registration forms (with concessional fee) : 10 January 2015

Registration (with normal fee) at the Reception Desk: 23-24 February 2015


The venue of the conference which is CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow, remains unchanged


Inconvenience caused to delegates is deeply regretted.

Special Request to All The Registered Delegates


Kindly drop in a line to confirm that you will attend this conference as per revised schedule. In that case the Registration form, the Registration fee (if paid) and the Abstract submitted by you will remain valid and you will not have to submit them again.

Urgent Information Required From Foreign Delegates Only

As per Government of India guidelines, we have to obtain clearance from Government for holding an international conference which involves the participation of foreign delegates. For seeking this clearance, we are required to provide some basic information about foreign delegates. All foreign delegates are, therefore, requested to provide the following information (at S. Nos. 1-10) to us by e-mail at the earliest.


(1) Name of Participant, (2) Father's/Husband's Name, (3) Nationality, (4) Date of Birth, (5) Place of Birth, (6) Passport Number (7) Date & Place of issue of Passport (8) Date of Expiry of Passport, (9) Full Mailing Address, (10) Brief background of the delegate suiting for participation in the event (about one paragraph only)


Above information is essential for obtaining Government clearance and may help the delegates in processing their visa applications.




Organized by
International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB)
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI)

Co-sponsored/Supported by
United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris/New Delhi
International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), Vienna, Austria

Chairman, Organizing Committee
Dr. C.S. Nautiyal,
Director CSIR-NBRI & President ISEB


Organising Secretaries (ICPEP-5)
Dr. K. J. Ahmad - Dr. R. D. Tripathi - Dr. Nandita Singh
 International Society of Environmental Botanists,

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute Campus, Lucknow-226001, India

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Telephone: +91-522-2297821 (Direct)

+91-522-22205831-35 (PBX)

Fax: +91-522-22205836


Last Date for Receipt of Abstracts and/or Registration forms

10 January 2015


Please click here for
 Conference Information, Areas/Disciplines of the Conference, Registration Procedure/Charges, Submission of Paper etc.


Pre-registration announcement
(There is no pre-registration fee.)


Fifth International Conference
Plants & Environmental Pollution
(ICPEP- 5)

3 - 6 December 2014
Lucknow, India

Organised by:
International Society of Environmental Botanists &
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Chairman, International Organizing Committee (IOC)
Dr. C.S. Nautiyal
President ISEB

Organising Secretaries (ICPEP-5)
Dr. K. J. Ahmad - Dr. R. D. Tripathi - Dr. Nandita Singh
 International Society of Environmental Botanists,

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute Campus, Lucknow-226001, India

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Telephone: +91-522-2297821 (Direct)

+91-522-22205831-35 (PBX)

Fax: +91-522-22205836

Website: http://isebindia.com

Note: Only Pre-registrations are invited presently. Announcement for Registration and submission of abstracts will be made later, after the completion of pre-registration process.


Click Here for Pre-Registration.

Pre-registration is free but it is a pre-requisite for formal Registration in 2014.

Country Wise Break Up Of Pre-Registered Delegates
As on January 27, 2014


Algeria-2, Australia-2, Azerbaijan-2, Bangladesh-7, Belarus-1, Belgium-1, Botswana-1, China-1, Czech Republic-1, Egypt-1, Estonia-1, Finland-3, France-2, Germany-4, Ghana-1, India-684, Iran-6, Italy-2, Jordan-1, Kazakhstan-2, Kenya-1, Kyrgyzstan-1, Malta-1, Mauritius-1, Nepal-9, New Zealand-1, Nigeria-8, Pakistan-8, Portugal-1, Russia-10, Saudi Arabia-3, Slovak Republic-1, Solomon Islands-1, South Africa-2, Spain-1, Sri Lanka-3, Sudan-1, Switzerland-1, Tunisia-1, Turkey-1, Turkmenistan-1, U.A.E-5, U.K-4, Ukraine-1, U.S.A-6, Vietman-1, Yemen-1.


Total 801 delegates (including 117 foreign delegates from 47 countries)


Download Directory of Pre-Registered Delegates


President ISEB Wins Prestigious CSIR Award

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal, President ISEB and Director CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow along with Prof. H.B. Singh of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University and Directorate of Agriculture, U.P. have been awarded the prestigious CSIR Award for S&T Innovation for Rural Development (CAIRD) - 2011. Hon'ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presented the award on September 26, 2012 in New Delhi.



International Society of Environmental Botanists in collaboration with CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow is organizing a talk on "Global challenges-What environmental botanists can do" by Prof C.R. Bhatia, former Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India on 25 February 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at NBRI auditorium, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow. The talk will be followed by interactive session with the audience.


Dr. C.S. Nautiyal, President ISEB and Director CSIR-NBRI and CSIR-CIMAP will preside over the function.


Your gracious presence is solicited on this occasion.

K.J. Ahmad
Secretary ISEB

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 2297821


National Symposium
Current Status and New Horizons of Ecological Sciences

and Environmental Biotechnology (ESEB-13)

March 1-3, 2013

Banaras Hindu University

Convener -  Prof.S.B. Agarwal

Organizing Secretary:
Dr. Nandita Ghoshal
Dr. Jitendra Pandey

Email: [email protected]


7th International Conference

On Biodeterioration of Cultural Property (ICBCP-7)
(Particular Reference to Heritage and Heritage Materials)

February 16-18, 2013

Department of Museology
Aligarh, Muslim University
Aligarh India.)

For details please contact

Dr. Shashi Dhawan
Secretary, ICBCP
8/19 Vikas Nagar, Lucknow-226022

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


H. S. Srivastava Foundation Grant For ISEB

Prof H. S. Srivastava Foundation for Science & Society, Lucknow has released a one time grant of Rs. 1,00,000 to International Society of Environmental Botanists for instituting a medal in honour of late Prof. H. S. Srivastava who was Head of the department of Botany, M. J. P. Rohilkhand University Bareilly. The medal will be awarded to a distinguished Scientist during future ICPEP Conferences organized by ISEB.


Life Time Achievement Award for ISEB President

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal, President, International Society of Environmental Botanists, Director of CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute and CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Biotech Research Society of India, for his outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural biotechnology for increasing the stress tolerance and enhancing the yield of plants, maximising the economic, environmental and societal benefits to the people of India. The award was presented to him by Prof. Asis Dutta of Plant Genomic Research, New Delhi on 21 November 2012 at Punjabi University, Patiala



Life Time Achievement Award for ISEB Advisor

Dr. B. P. Singh, former Scientist 'H', CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow and an internationally reputed plant virologist of India, has been given' Life Time Achievement Award' by Indian Phytopathological Society ,Organizing Committee of ' National Conference on Managing Threatening Diseases of Horticultural, Medicinal .Aromatic and Field crops in Relation to Changing Climate Situation' held during 3-5 November,2012 at CISH and IIR, Lucknow. The award has been given in recognition of his contributions in the field of Plant pathology,especially in Virology.

Dr. Singh is one of the founders and Vice-President of I.S.E.B. Presently, he is one of its Advisors.



XXXV All India Conference of Indian Botanical Society

Plants and Microbes:

For the Betterment of Mankind in Changing Climate

December 8-10 2012

Venue : The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Contact Address:

Prof. Arun Arya

Prof. V.P. Singh

Organising Secretary

Secretary, IBS

Head, Department of Botany

Head and Dean
Faculty of Applied Sciences

M.S. Uni. of Baroda
Vadodara - 390 002 GUJ.

MJP Rohil Khand University
Bareilly - 243 006 UP

[email protected]

[email protected]

0265-2791891 ( O) M 09377361673



Oct 25, 2012

Prof P. K. Seth Honoured

Prof. P. K. Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Biotech Park, Lucknow, and a Life Member of International Society of Environmental Botanists has been re-elected as Member, Board of Trustees International Life Sciences, India and global. He has recently been conferred with Gujral Bhargava Memorial Oration 2012 by King George’s Medical University Lucknow.
An internationally acclaimed neurotoxicologist, biochemist and neurochemist, Prof Seth is a former Director of Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow. While Biotech Park is an Institutional Member of ISEB, Prof Seth is one of its founders.

March 2012

A University Grant Commission Sponsored
National Conference on
Bioremediation- A Promising Technology For Clean India

24th-25th March 2012

Organized By
Department of Biotechnology
Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow

Organizing Secretary
Dr. (Maj) Neerja Masih
Incharge Deptt of Biotechnology,
Isabella Thoburn College, 7, Faizabad Road, U.P. Lucknow

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 919839216018 / Fax No. 91-522-2334006
Website: www.itcollege.ac.in

March 2012

Visit of Dr. Yash Pal Kalra, Retired Soil Chemist, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to ISEB office at NBRI Campus on 14/03/2012


National Seminar on
Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecosystems

24-25 February 2012

Organized by

University Manipur, Imphal-795003

Dr. Th. Binoy Singh & Dr. Asha Gupta


Organizing Secretary

e-mail: [email protected],
[email protected]

Mobile: 91-9612950912, 91-9436020426, 9436084850


National Seminar on Plant Cell, Tissue and
Organ Culture: Emerging Trends

10-11 March 2012

Organized by

Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh 202002(UP) INDIA


Professor M. Anis, (Organizing Secretary)

Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh-202002 (India)
E-mail: [email protected]


UGC-SAP Sponsored National Seminar On
Medicinal Plants Research In India

16-17 March, 2012

Organized by

Department of Botany

Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard,

Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi-110062

Web: http://www.jamiahamdard.edu


Convention Center, Jamia Hamdard

(Hamdard University) New Delhi-110062

Jan 12, 2012

ISEB Life member from Canada receives a "Salute to Excellence Citation Award"


Mr. Yash Pal Kalra, a Life member of ISEB from Canada was presented the "Salute to Excellence Citation Award" by His Worship Stephen Mandel, Mayor of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 28, 2011. The citation reads "Chemist Yash Pal Kalra has an extraordinary history of community involvement. In the past 35 years, he has volunteered for more than 40 organizations including the Alberta Hindi Parishad, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, Mahatma Gandhi Foundation for World Peace, and Young Men’s Christian Association. He has served as president of eight national and international scientific societies and as a member of the organizing committees of 55 national and international conferences, symposia, and other scientific meetings. Kalra is also well-known at Edmonton Regional Science Fairs, which he has judged for 22 years".


Dec 2011

New Patron Member of ISEB

Biotech Park, Biotech City, Lucknow, internationally renowned Biotechnology hub of the country, has joined International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) as a Patron Member.


ISEB welcomes Biotech Park and its dynamic Chief Executive Officer, Prof. P. K. Seth, who is an internationally reputed neuro-toxicologist and biotechnologist of the country.



April 2011

Spanish Scientists Visit ISEB

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Spanish Scientists Visit ISEB
Scientists from Spain visited ISEB Office at NBRI on April 5, 2011

Photograph shows from left to right; Dr. K. J. Ahmad, Secretary ISEB, India; Dr. Juan Bautista Barroso, University of Jaen Campus University "Las Laguniallas", Jaen, Spain; Dr. Javier Francisco, Corpas High Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Granada, Spain; Dr. R.D. Tripathi, Scientist, NBRI, Lucknow, India.

More Images of the visit


Role of Plants in Environmental Protection

A day long symposium on "The Role of Plants in Environmental Protection" was jointly organised by International Society of Environmental Botanists and the Botany Department of Isabella Thoburn (I.T.) College - A prestigious post-graduate college for women, Lucknow, on 12 March 2011.

The Principal of the College, Dr. E.S.Charles,  inaugurated the symposium in which four experts of ISEB and some faculty members of the college delivered lectures on various environmental issues.

Click here to view Photo Album of the occasion.

Feb 24, 2011

Finnish Scientists Visit ISEB

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A Group of Environmental Scientists from University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland visited ISEB Office at NBRI on February 24, 2011.

Photograph shows from left to right Dr. Vivek Pandey, (Scientist NBRI), Ms. Deepika Sharma (Editorial Assistant, ISEB), Prof. Elina Oksanen, Dr. Sari Kontunen-Soppela, and Dr. Sarita Keeski with Dr. K. J. Ahmad, Secretary, ISEB.

Feb. 05, 2011

National Conference on Indoor Air Quality - A New Challenge In India

23rd & 24th of February 2011

Organised by: Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow

More Information

Jan. 28, 2011

Dr. R.D. Tripathi, Scientist 'F' and Group Leader, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation Group; Organizing Secretary ICPEP-4 and Editor, EnviroNews has been selected for the prestigious "Vigyan Ratna Award" of Government of Uttar Pradesh for his outstanding researches in the area of Environmental Science with special reference to bioremediation of heavy metal(loid) contaminated environment by plants.

Dr. Tripathi is a founder member of ISEB.

Dec. 27, 2010

ICPEP-4: An Overview

Fourth International Conference on Plants and Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-4), jointly organized by International Society of Environmental Botanists and National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India began on the morning of 8th December 2010. The venue was the lush green lawns on the main campus of NBRI where Prof. Ram Rajshekran, Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow formally inaugurated the 4-day Conference in the presence of over 600 delegates from India, U.S.A., Japan, Italy, Philippines, Chile, Iran, Israel, Australia, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Botswana, Nigeria, Indonesia and Taiwan. The audience included a large number of distinguished guests and academics from city. The guests and delegates were formerly welcomed by Dr. C.S. Nautiyal, Director, NBRI and President, ISEB, who also presided over the function. On this occasion, Dr. P.V. Sane, former Director of NBRI and founder President of ISEB and Prof. Sagar V. Krupa, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, USA and Advisor, ISEB briefly addressed the gathering and conveyed their blessings to ISEB, ICPEP-4 and NBRI.

The function began with the opening remarks of Dr. K. J. Ahmad, Secretary, ISEB and Organizing Secretary, ICPEP-4. Dr. Ahmad explained the genesis of ISEB and ICPEP and introduced the Conveners of various organizing committees and members of the Apex Advisory Committee to the audience. On the conclusion of the inaugurated function, Dr. R.D. Tripathi organizing Secretary proposed a vote of thanks, following which delegates and guests assembled for an informal get together at tea.

After the tea break, the delegates reassembled as the NBRI auditorium for the inaugural address by the chief guest, Prof. Ram Rajasekharan. For his highly informational and scholarly, task, Prof. Rajashekharan chose the topic of lipid chemistry. His 40 minute power point presentation was well received by the audience.

Scientific sessions began soon after the inaugural function and continued till mid-afternoon on 11th December 2010. Due to a large number of oral and poster presentation, three sessions were organized simultaneously each day in between these scientific sessions, a cultural programme, a sight-seeing programme and a photography session were also organized.

The four day conference ended on the afternoon of 11th December at a valedictory session presided over by Dr. C. S. Nautiyal while the organizing secretaries Drs. K. J. Ahmad and Dr. R. D. Tripathi conducted the processing Prof. Sagar Krupa, University of Minnesota, U.S.A. presented the recommendation of the conference which were duly approved by the delegates after minor changes.

Dec. 15, 2010

Dr. Prakash Chandra

With heavy hearts we regretfully announce the sudden death of Dr. Prakash Chandra, Treasurer ISEB. The sad event occurred in late afternoon on 15th December 2010 following a massive heart attack. Till a couple of hours before his death, he was working in the ISEB office disposing of important items connected with ICPEP-4.

Dr. Chandra, 73, was working as Treasurer of ISEB since its founding in 1994 and he had been working very hard during the recently concluded ICPEP-4 conference; planning and efficiently managing difficult and complicated financial matters.

Dr. Chandra had been a distinguished environmental scientist. He established a research group on aquatic pollution at NBRI from where he retired in July 1997 after an illustrious service of 39 years.

ISEB deeply mourns his sudden and untimely demise and convey deep sense of sorrow and condolence to his family. We pray that The Almighty give them courage to bear this great loss.

Nov. 26, 2010

New President of ISEB

Dr. C. S. Nautiyal, an internationally renowned microbiologist has taken over as the Director of National Botanical Research Institute Lucknow, a CSIR laboratory with effect from 26 November 2010. Consequently he also becomes the President of International Society of Environmental Botanists. Prior to Dr. Nautiyal was heading the Plant Microbial Division of NBRI as a Scientist ‘G’. He is a life member of ISEB.

He obtained his M.Sc. (1977) degree from Lucknow University LU) and Ph.D. degree from University of Baroda in 1982. After spending about 10 years in Canada and U.S.A. working on various positions like post doctoral fellow to production manager in a biotechnology company in U.S.A., he moved to NBRI in February 1994 as Scientist in the Plant Microbiology Division and became Scientist ‘G’ in February 2009.

His research interests include area of fundamental and applied aspects of plant-microbe interactions.


Environment Related
International Conference Announcements

International Conference: Research, Monitoring and Modelling in the Study of Climate Change and Air Pollution Impacts on Forest Ecosystems.

5-7 October 2010, Rome, Italy

Contact: Dr. Elena Paoletti
E-mail: [email protected]

Istituto Protezione Piante - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Madonna del Piano, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

Better Air Quality 2010

9- 11 November, 2010, Singapore

Organized by Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center

Dr. Sophie Punte
Executive Director, CAI-Asia Center
E-mail: [email protected]

BAQ 2010 Secretariat
Unit 3510, 35th Floor, Robinsons-Equitable Tower
ADB Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
Email: [email protected]

May 2010

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Dr. P. Pushpangadan, former President ISEB and a Patron of ICPEP-4, receiving 'Padma Shri', National award, from President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil.

Apr 2010

I C P E P - 4

Notice for Extension of Deadlines


Deadline for submission of Registrations (Concessional fee) and Abstracts


Registrations (normal fee) - at the Conference registration counter, with prior intimation


March 2010

State Bank of India joins ISEB

State Bank of India has decided to join International Society of Environmental Botanists as a Patron member. A decision to this affect was taken by Mr. V .D. Chaubal, Chief General Manager, SBI Lucknow, Zonal Office.

SBI is actively supporting and patronising NGOs engaged in promoting Environmental, educational, health and other social activities.

August 19, 2009

Walk in Interview

It is proposed to appoint a Technical Assistant in the International Society of Environmental Botanists on contractual basis, for one year, on a consolidated amount of Rs. 5000/- per month.



  • M.Sc. (Botany / Plant sciences/ Environmental sciences/ Biotechnology).


  • Environmental research, Education and Awareness programme

  • Knowledge and Experience of computer applications


Interested candidates are requested to appear for interview along with copy of their CV and original certificates at ISEB Office, National Botanical Research Institute, Main Building, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow on 27 August 2009 at 2:30 P.M.

Issued: August 19, 2009

Jan. 2009

Message from ISEB's President

International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) was founded at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (NBRI) on 3rd December 1994. The Society has strong linkages with NBRI, where it has flourished over the years and the two maintain a symbiotic relationship.

During the past fourteen years, ISEB’s growth and popularity has increased manifold. Its quarterly publication, EnviroNews, which aims to create awareness about various environmental issues and the role of plants in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation, in a semi-popular format, has succeeded in winning admirers all over the world. The first issue of EnviroNews appeared on 1st January 1995 and since then it is being published regularly. Not only leading environmental scientists/plant scientists of India but many well known authorities from U.K., U.S.A., Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Spain etc. have been regularly contributing articles to this magazine. Some of the articles published in EnviroNews have been cited in research papers published in leading foreign research journals.

250 odd membership of ISEB includes highly distinguished individuals like Fellows of Royal Society of London, Fellows of Indian National Science Academy, Bhatnagar awardees, past and present directors of National laboratories, vice-chancellors, professors, chief engineers and conservators. Some of the members, though not trained scientists, or researchers, are confirmed and committed environmentalists like High Court judges, civil servants, bureaucrats, journalists and members of the corporate sector. The membership of ISEB extends to countries like U.K., U.S.A., Spain, Canada, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc.

Besides organizing educational and awareness programmes for the students, rural and urban masses and scientific lectures, training programmes, film shows etc. in collaboration with NBRI and Indian National Science Academy, ISEB also organized three International Conferences on Plants and Environmental Pollution in collaboration with NBRI during 1996, 2002 and 2005. These conferences were attended by distinguished scientists from over 30 countries of the world.

ISEB website (http://isebindia.com), which was set up five years back has become immensely popular. This site has received over 12500 hits from 62 countries. Fairly large amount of data is routinely down loaded from it.

The Fourth Conference to be held at the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow is being planned for February 2010.

I wish to record my deep appreciation for this flourishing symbiotic relationship between NBRI and ISEB.

I also extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to the members of ISEB and readers of EnviroNews for the New Year 2009.

Dr. Rakesh Tuli

President ISEB & Director NBRI

Feb. 2008

10000 Hits!!!

On Feb. 24, 2008 our website crossed the milestone of 10,000 hits.

We are happy to have made it this far in three years.

Our popularity and the International reach can be gauged by the fact that it has been accessed from all corners of the world, namely but not limited to following countries;















Hong Kong
















South Africa

South Korea


Sri Lanka











Thank you so much everyone!

And let's hit the next 10,000 even faster!!

Dec. 2007

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Nominated to Environment Award Committee:

Prof. Muhammad Iqbal of Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and an Executive Councillor of International Society of Environmental Botanists has been nominated by the Prime Minister of India on the Award Committee for the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (Environment Award) - 2006. The six-member committee includes the Speaker of the Lok Sabha (Parliament of India), the Minister for Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, three experts nominated by the Prime Minister, and the Secretary to the Ministry of Environment & Forests. The Committee is chaired by the Hon’ble Vice President of India. In addition to a Silver Lotus Trophy, the IGPP award includes,  cash awards for  Organization/Individuals.

Nov. 2007
Programme to sensitize children about the Environmental issues!

Indian National Science Academy (Lucknow Chapter), under the guidance of its Convener, Dr. Rakesh Tuli has launched a series of programmes to sensitize children about the challenges in Environmental science, especially the changes faced by our planet due to climate change. International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) is organizing these programmes in collaboration with the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. The first programme sponsored by INSA was a debate competition on climate change – A Myth or Reality on 19 July 2007.  (Click here for report.)

Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ screened

The next programme under the series was organized on 19 November 2007 to coincide with the birthday of late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, whose interest in Environment and children is too well known. On this occasion, famous documentary film “An Inconvenient Truth” produced by Nobel Laureate Al Gore was screened at NBRI auditorium. The film show was watched by nearly 100 students and teachers of St. Fidelis, Montfort Secondary School, CMS Mahanagar, Navyug Inter College, Bright Land Inter College, CMS Station Road and La Martiniere Girls College. A galaxy of local scientists, Fellows of INSA, distinguished citizens, members of ISEB, staff members of NBRI and representatives of print and electronic media thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Earlier NBRI Director and President of ISEB Dr. Rakesh Tuli welcomed the guests and Dr. S.C. Sharma Vice-president ISEB proposed a vote of thanks. (Click here for photos.)

Sept. 2007

Dr. Swaminathan nominated to upper house of Indian Parliament.

Well known Indian Scientist Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, F.R.S. has been nominated as a Member of Rajya Sabha (upper house of Indian Parliament) by the President of India. A former Director General of Indian Council of Agricultural Research he has served the nation as Chairman of Farmers’ Development Commission. He is founder and Chairman of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, leading the 'Evergreen Revolution' and is presently President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan is a humanist, internationally known as the Father of the Green Revolution in Asia. TIME magazine lauded him as one of the 20 most influential Asians of the 20th Century, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Emperor Hirohito and Mao Tse Dong. He is the recipient of 48 honorary doctorates, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, Albert Einstein World Science Award, and many other honours for his leadership and success in introducing and further developing high yielding varieties of wheat in India. He is a visionary whose dream is to rid the world of hunger and poverty. Dr. Swaminathan is widely respected for his effective advocacy of sustainable development, especially using environmentally sustainable agriculture, sustainable food security and the preservation of biodiversity.

International Society of Environmental Botanists is privileged to have a long association with Dr. Swaminathan. He had especially come down to Lucknow on ISEB’s invitation to inaugurate Second International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution(ICPEP-2) in February 2002.

June 2007

Dr. Tuli awarded J.C. Bose Fellowship

Dr.  Rakesh  Tuli,  President  International Society of  Environmental  Botanists  and Director,  National  Botanical  Research Institute Lucknow has been awarded “J.C. Bose Fellowship”.

This prestigious fellowship has been instituted by the Government of India, Department of Science & Technology to give a boost to scientific research in the country. The fellowship is meant to recognize active, performing scientists and engineers in the country. It is scientist specific, very selective and will have close academic monitoring.

J.C. Bose Fellow will be provided a Fellowship of Rs. 20,000 per month in addition to his own income. A contingency of Rs. 5 lakh per annum will also be provided towards conference participation and other expenses. The Fellowship will be for a term of five years initially.

Dr. Tuli, who took over as Director NBRI and President ISEB in February 2006, is an internationally renowned molecular geneticist and plant biotechnologist.


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