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Overview

World Soil Day is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), in 2002, adopted a resolution proposing that 5 December be marked as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well-being. The date of 5 December was chosen because it corresponds with the official birthday of the late H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who was one of the main proponents of this initiative. Krishitantra (Klonec Automation Systems Pvt Ltd) came up quiz competition to mark the occasion of soil health day with institutions and students who are contributing to the farming community.


Eligibility

  • Any number of teams can participate but must consist of 2 members
  • Students or professors or young professionals from state agricultural universities, agricultural colleges from any department, be it private or institutional or central universities are eligible
  • Students or professors from Agri-Business Management and Rural Management are also encouraged to participate

Prizes Offered

First Prize Bullet Bike
Zone Wise Champions Mobile Phones
Participation Certificate of participation + ICFAI Conference participation on 24th December

Registration Process

  • Each team consists of two members consisting of students or professors or young professionals or mix up of both not exceeding the team member of two. The team has to come up with a team name
  • All teams (consisting of 2 members) must register as a team on the link provided in this page and sponsor a soil test for a farmer at INR 250

Quiz Rules and Format

  • All quiz questions will be based on testing the contestant’s level of awareness about soil science and ongoing developments in soil science
  • All teams will have an opportunity to participate in the preliminary round consisting of multiple-choice questions for 15+5 minutes. This round will have 50 questions
  • A total of 12 teams will be selected from the preliminary round, 3 from each zone (East, West, North and South) and will be invited for the final round
  • The felicitation of the top 3 teams in the final round will be done at a glittering ceremony to mark the occasion of the World Soil Day in Hyderabad, India

Important Dates

Description Date
Portal open for registration 20-10-2021
Last date for registration 30-11-2021
Felicitation Ceremony 05-12-2021