Former Director Planning and Head Plant Pathology of Haryana Agricultural University was conferred the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award in recognition of his exemplary contribution on transfer of plant protection technology, plant clinics and global food security. The award was given on 12th National seminar on Individual Achievement & National Development by Universal Achievers Foundation, on 15th of October 2015 at Bangalore.
In the past Dr Srivastava. has been honored with several awards like Fellowship of The National academy of Sciences, 1988, Best Extension Scientist National Award by ICAR 1996, Dr Radhakrishnan Gold Medal Award October 2013, International Technological Achievement Award February 2014 and National Pride Award ‘Life-Time Achievement Award November 2014 amongst others.
Dr Srivastava is a legendary figure in technology transfer, and was a special invitee at 7th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP), Edinburgh 1996 where he made special presentation on technology flow, and in 8th ICPP at New Zealand a delivered a Keynote address on technology transfer.
Global food security is his major concern for which he devoted his life in creation and popularization of plant clinics and delivered lectures in India, China, Singapore, Germany, Italy, USA. In 2008 he was invited to arrange and chair the Plant Clinic Evening Session during 9th ICPP in Turin (Italy), delivered a Keynote Address in the 10th ICPP at Beijing and earlier to conduct and chair Plant Clinic Panel discussion in New Delhi, and Keynote address at Hyderabad 2013, Las Vegas (USA) 2015. In August 2015 he Chaired a session on Transfer of Technology, delivered a keynote address on Plant Clinics and convened/Chaireda Plant Clinic Workshop during XVIII International Plant Protection Congress in Berlin, He has appealed all the nations to create organized Plant Clinics so that farmers may not have to run from pillar to post, In 2012 he was invited by Kerala Planning Board to guide Kerala Govt in establishment of a Plant Clinic.
Dr Srivastava, even after retirement, is rendering online help in diagnosis of plant pests and their management through his web portal www.xsgrowth.com which speaks of his passion to help growers free of cost.