||Improving soil health is a national mission and deliberating on such a topical issues through national dialogue is a collective wisdom of the organizers. Our sincere appreciations to the senior management of the organizing institutions; TAAS, ICAR, CIMMYT, IPNI, CSISA and FAI for their unconditional financial and technical support to organize such an event at the time when global community is celebrating “International Year of Soils”. We are more than confident that such a national dialogue will create awareness among large number of researchers, land users, civil society and policy planners about the soil health and help in developing an ‘actionable road map’ to contribute to the national mission on soil health. We thankfully acknowledge the overwhelming response and commitment of all the distinguished chairs, co-chairs, panelists, speakers and facilitators of various sessions whose intellectual power will make the difference in meeting the objectives of the dialogue. Our heartfelt thanks to the Chair, co-chair and members of the organizing committee and technical committee of the event for their dedicated efforts in organizing this national event. We sincerely acknowledge the support of Director IARI, secretary ICAR and Secretary DARE & Director General ICAR for extending the conference facilities for this event. Excellent logistic and administrative support received from Ms. Tripti Agarwal (CIMMYT), Ms. Simmi Dogra (TAAS) and Mr. Kailash Kalwania (CIMMYT) is highly appreciated.