The Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development (ISPRD) (Regn. No. 877) was founded in 1987 with the following objectives:

  • To advance the cause of pulses research
  • To promote research and development, teaching and extension activities in pulses
  • To facilitate close association among pulse workers in India and abroad
  • To publish quarterly Journal of Food Legumes, which is the official publication of the Society

The composition of the first Executive Council was as follows:

1.Director GeneralICAR, Krishi Bhavan, New DelhiChief PatronScientist
2.Deputy  Director General
(Crop Science)
ICAR, Krishi Bhavan, New DelhiPatronScientist
3.Dr. J.S. SachanIIPR, KanpurPresidentScientist
4.Dr. Masood AliIIPR, KanpurSecretaryScientist
5.Dr. D.P. TripathiIIPR, KanpurTreasurerScientist
6.Dr. R.M. SinghBHU, VaranasiMemberScientist
7.Dr. V.P. SinghHAU, HisarMemberScientist
8.Dr. R.N. BhargavaDirectorate of Pulses Development, LucknowMemberScientist
9.Dr. VishwadharIIPR, KanpurMemberScientist
10.Dr. R.K. NigamIIPR, KanpurMemberScientist
11.Dr. S.N. GurhaIIPR, KanpurMemberScientist
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