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   Dr. Shiv Shanker Lal   
  (B. July 2, 1952)

Head, Division of Crop Production, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171 001 (HP)
Email address: sslalcpri@yahoo.com

An agronomist by profession, Dr. Lal has made considerable impact on potato production agronomy through identification of constraints for potato production in different agro-climatic regions. He has also worked out the cultural and nutritional requirements of potato and potato based cropping systems. Dr. Lal has been involved in development of acreage and production estimation of potato through remote sensing and GIS and also INFOCROP-Potato simulation model. For his research contribution, Dr. Lal was awarded Potash and Phosphate Institute of Canada and FAI, New Delhi Award in 1993 and Distinguished Achievement Award in Potato Research and Development in India by CPRI, Shimla in 2004. He has published three books and over 180 scientific and popular articles, book chapters, bulletins etc.