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NEW DELHI: NEW DELHI: Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain, a young scientist working in Rio Tinto since a decade has received Environment Scientist of 2016 Award from All India Educational Movement, New Delhi, India.
Dr Hishmi is also a member in IndiaCSR advisory board.
The award was conferred on him by Rumi Jaffery famous Bollywood writer and Shiv Kumar Chaube, Chairman, Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation during Inauguration function of Education and Communal Harmony Conference at Bhopal, India.
Considering Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain work on Sustainable afforestation. All India Educational Movement recommended his name for the Environment Scientist of 2016 Award.
Dr Hishmi research findings contributed to sustainable management of afforestation programs. Dr Hishmi evaluated that geology; soil and biota are important factors to design the afforestation program in degraded lands. With this research he suggested scientific investigation is the most important in improving and regenerating the degraded lands through raising vegetation suited to parent material and soil.
The knowledge of mineralogical behavior of soils at good natural sites and at degraded sites opens at possibilities of optimal management in puts to augment production of the biomass from good site as well as from degraded site after suitable amelioration. In the present intensified programme of raising large scale plantation, especially of fast growing species, the fertility potential depends largely on the mineralogical composition of the soil.
The underlying parent material plays a vital role in determining the success or other-wise of the plantations especially over a number of rotations in a given year.
Dr Hishmi is one of the very few scholars which a large corporation Rio Tinto has. He manages his scholarly pursuits while meeting the challenges of implementing global environmental standards on the ground in this critical work area.