Dr. Divender Gupta of HP bagged Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award

Apr 11, 2018 15:00 |

Arvind Sharma :11/04/18

Solan: Dr. Divender Gupta, an entomologist working at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, Himachal  has bagged the prestigious Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award. The award is in recognition for his services in the field of agriculture education, research and extension. The Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, Delhi presented the award to Dr Gupta at a ceremony held at Vithal Bhai Patel House, New Delhi on 7 th April .

Informing this Suchet Attri, PRO, UHF said ,” Dr. Gupta is presently working as a Principal Scientist in the UHF’s Department of Entomology. After a brief stint in the All India Agricultural Services, he joined UHF in 1990  and  got involved in academic in addition to research and extension activities.”

He further added that Dr Gupta’s main work has been on fruit flies, which is a formidable pest of agro-horticultural crops causing losses to fruit and vegetable crops. He has provided solutions to a number of problems pertaining to fruit and vegetable entomology. Dr Gupta has also been a pioneer in studying population dynamics and management of fruit flies in the department.

Attri said,” Besides several research papers in reputed journals, Dr Gupta has five chapters, manuals and a number of bulletins to his credit. Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice Chancellor congratulated Dr Gupta on bringing laurels to the university.”