International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 8 (2013) pp. 85-101  
Preserving Microbial diversity of Soil ecosystem: A key to sustainable productivity 
A.K. Bhat* 
Division of soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, J and K, India *Corresponding author e-mail: 
To safeguard our future, it is imperative to understand the interdependencies of humans, and other species on our planet. This is high time to realise that soil resources are limited and scientific and rational political approach is to be developed to protect them by creation of holistic and sustainable practices in an energy and resource efficient manner. As a non-renewable resource soil and its protection is key for mankind s future, for sustainable delivery of agricultural goods - food, feed and fibres, and in some cases biofules - for a growing world population. The unsustainable use of soil in a realm of present scenario of global climate variability and warming, adds increasing pressure on the soil environment. Soil requires political initiatives for its protection that are considerate of these different threats and pressures. Exploration, evaluation and exploitation of microbial diversity is essential for scientific, industrial and social development wich is more pertinent to SAARC countries as it abounds in enormous wealth of available biodiversity 
Soil; Biodiversity; Microbes; DNA; Rhizosphere.