Dr. TASHI DORJEE LAMA

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST(Soil Physics/Soil & Water Conservation)

Area of specialization(s): Soil Physics, Soil & Water Conservation

Education:

Degree University Year Subject
B. Sc. (Ag. Hons) BCKVV, Mohanpur, West Bengal 1995 Agriculture
M. Sc. BCKVV, Mohanpur, West Bengal 1997 Ag. Chemistry & Soil
Science
Ph. D. IARI, New Delhi 2003 Agricultural Physics

Career:

Senior Scientist, CSSRI, Regional Research Station, Canning Town, West Bengal (18-05-2015 -continue)

Senior Scientist, Division of Crop Production, IIVR, Varanasi (15-09-2008 to 16-05-2015) Scientist, ICAR (RC) for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya (30-06-2003 to 14-09-2008)

Selected Research Publications:

  1. Bahadur, A., Lama, T. D., and Chaurasia S.N.S. 2015. Gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, biomass production, water use and yield response of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) grown under deficit irrigation and varying nitrogen levels. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 85(2): 224-228.

  2. Lama, T. D., Singh, R. K., Saikia, U. S. and Satapathy, K. K. 2015. Geomorphometric analysis of a hilly watershed in north east India. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology. 8(1): 29-36.

  3. Lama, T.D., Yadava, R.B., Anant Bahadur, Chaurasia S.N.S. and Singh, B. 2014. Effect of tillage, planting method and residue management on energetics and economics of cowpea in the Indo-Gangetic plains of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Sci. 41(2): 141-144.

  4. Naik P.S., Lama, T.D., Yadava, R.B. and Chaurasia, S.N.S. 2013. Fertilizer best management practices in vegetable crops. Indian J. Fert., 9(4): 150-157.
  5. Sarangi, S.K. and Lama, T.D. Straw composting using earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae) and fungal inoculant (Trichoderma viridae) and its utilization in rice (Oryza sativa)-groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 83(4): 420-425.

  6. Sarangi, S.K., Saikia, U.S. and Lama, T.D. Effect of rice (Oryza sativa) straw mulching on the performance of rapeseed (Brassica campestris) varieties in rice–rapeseed cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 80 (7): 603–605.

  7. Mandal, S., Datta, K. K. and Lama, T.D. Economic Evaluation of Farming System Research in NEH Region: Some Issues. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 65(1): 118-134.

  8. Anant Bahadur, Lama, T. D., Rai, A., Sharma, R. P. and Singh, K. P. 2009. Response of hybrid tomato to drip irrigation scheduling and plastic mulching. Vegetable Science. 36(2): 175-178.

  9. Ghosh, P. K., Saha, R., Gupta, J. J., Ramesh, T., Das, Anup, Lama, T. D., Munda, G. C., Bordoloi, Juri Sandhya, Verma, Med Ram, and Ngachan, S. V. 2009. Long-term effect of pastures on soil quality in acid soil of North-East India. Australian Journal of Soil Research. 47: 372-379.

  10. Lama, T. D. and Chakravarty, N. V. K. 2006. Assessing the leaf area index in chickpea crop using spectral indices. Journal of Agrometeorology. 8(2): 161-166.

  11. Singh, R. K., Lama, T. D., Saikia, U. S. and Satapathy, K. K. 2006. Economics of rainwater harvesting and recycling for winter vegetable production in mid hills of Meghalaya. Journal of Agricultural Engineering. 43(2): 33-36.

  12. Uday S. Saikia, Satapathy, K. K., Goswami, B. and Lama, T. D. Estimation of PET by empirical models for north eastern hill region of Meghalaya. Journal of Agrometeorology. 7(2): 268-273.

  13. Lama, T. D., Mallick, S. and Sanyal S. K. 2004. Solute transport and retention in some soils of West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science. 52(1): 5-11

  14. Lama, T. D., Deshmukh, P. S. and Chakravarty, N. V. K. 2003. Interception of photosynthetically active radiation and its utilization by chickpea varieties under irrigated and water stress conditions. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology. 8(4): 388-391.


Dr. Shishir Rout

SENIOR SCIENTIST(Soil Physics/Soil & Water Conservation)

Name: Shishir Raut
Date of birth: 01.06.1969
Discipline: Soil Science-Soil Physics-Soil & Water Conservation
Designation : Scientist SS
Date of joining in CSSRI : 29.10.2011
Research papers: 25 in National and International Journals
Few publications:

  • Effect of water regimes on sorptivity and organic matter humic components of soil, Int. Agrophysics,(2012), 26: 56-59
  • Influence of ameliorants on water retention and soil water functional relationships studied in two different soils of Odisha-Academia Journals of Agril. Research. (2013), 1: 152-158.
  • Assessment of waterlogging and crop damage in relation to land use and soil in a coastal Block of Odisha(India) using remote sensing and GIS, Int. J. Agril. Innovations and Research, 2015
  • Waterlogging and drainage in relation to soil characteristics in coastal Odisha (India) using remote sensing and GIS, Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 2015
  • Study of vegetation index, land use and irrigation scheduling efficiency as affected by soil salinity in different blocks of coastal West Bengal using remote sensing and GIS. Journal of the Indian Society of coastal agricultural research. (2015), 33: 1-6.
  • Assessment of waterlogging in a coastal Block of Odisha using infrared-green ratio (R31 index). (2015), Journal of the Indian Society of coastal agricultural research; 33:81-83
  • The topic of the research papers are Geoelectrical soundings, Remote Sensing and GIS, Soil Physics etc.
  • I reviewed many articles published in different peer reviewed national and international journals.

Dr. Uttam Kumar Mandal

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST(Soil Phy/Soil and Water Conservation)

University/Institute Qualification:

Degree Major Filed University/Institute Year
B.Sc. (Agriculture) Agriculture Bidhan Chandra Krishi 1992
Honours Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India
M. Sc. (Agricultural Agricultural Indian Agricultural Research 1995
Physics) Physics Institute, New Delhi, India
Ph.D. (Agricultural Agricultural Indian Agricultural Research Sep. 2000
Physics) Physics Institute, New Delhi, India
Post Doctoral Soil and Water Institute   of   Soil,   Water   and November
Fellow Conservation Environmental Sciences, ARO, The 2005-June
Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel 2006

Employment record:

Name of the organization Date of joining Post held
Central Research Institute for 7th September Scientist, Soil Science, Soil
Dryland Agriculture (ICAR), 1998 to 6th Physics & Soil and Water
Hyderabad September 2007 Conservation
Central Research Institute for 7th September Senior Scientist, Soil Science,
Dryland Agriculture (ICAR), 2007 to 31st July Soil Physics & Soil and Water
Hyderabad 2011 Conservation
Central Soil Salinity Research 1st August 2011 Senior Scientist, Soil Science,
Institute, Regional Research to till date Soil Physics & Soil and Water
Station, Canning Town, West Conservation

Bengal-743329, India

Professional Awards received:

Name of Award Conferring Agency Year
Lal Bahadur Sharsti Young Scientist Indian   Council   of   Agricultural 2005
Award  in  the  field  of  Natural Research
Resource Management
Golden  Jubilee  Young  Scientist Indian Society of Soil Science 2009
Award

List of research schemes completed/being carried out:

As Scientist, at Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture:

As Principal Investigator:

  • Spectral characteristic of rainfed kharif sorghum, funded by Institute (CRIDA, ICAR) (2001-2006)

  • Development of field kit for estimating labile carbon to assess the soil quality under different land use systems funded by Institute (CRIDA, ICAR) (2004-2008)

  • Assessment and improvement of soil quality and resilience in a watershed under rainfed agroecosystem using GIS and remote sensing, funded by ICAR (2006-2009)

  • Assessment of quality and resilience of soils in diverse agro-ecosystems, world Bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) (2008-2011)                                                                                   As Scientist, at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town

  • Impact of conservation tillage on utilization of residual moisture, soil health and crop yield under rice-cotton cropping system in coastal agro-ecosystem, funded by Institute (CSSRI, ICAR)(2012-2016)

Professional Training aboard:

Training course on Planning for Sustainable Land Resource Management at the Ohio State University, Columbus, USA from October 26 to November 8, 2003

Publications:

Journals: 2009-2011

Mandal, U.K., Kausalya, R., Sharma, K.L., Satyam, B., Venkanna, K., Bhanu, M.U., Mandal, M., Masane, R.N., Narsimlu, B., Rao, K.V., Srinivasarao, Ch., Korwar, G.R., and Venkateswarlu, B. 2011. Assessing soil quality under different land-use systems in a watershed of semi-arid tropics in India using GIS. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 75(3):1144-1160.

Mandal, U.K., Yadav, S.K., Sharma, K.L., Ramesh, V., and Venkanna, K. 2011. Estimating permanganate-oxidizable active carbon as quick indicator for assessing soil quality under different land use system of rainfed Alfisols. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81(10):927-931

Prasad, J.V.N.S., Korwar, G.R., Rao, K.V., Mandal, U.K., Rao, G.R., Srinivas, I., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, S.N., and Kulkarni, H.D. 2011. Optimum stand density of Leucaena leucocephala for wood production in Andhra Pradesh, southern India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35:227-235.

Saikia, U.S., Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, G.G.S.N., Korwar, G.R., Rao, V.U.M., Srivastava, N.N., Mandal, U.K., Goswami, B., and Manoranjan, K. Estimating wheat productivity for north western plain zone of India in relation to spatial-thermal variation. Journal of Agrometeorology, 13: 9-16.

Sharma, K.L., Kusuma, G.J., Mishra, P.K., Venkateswarlu, B., Nagdeva, M.B., Gabhane, V.V., Sankar, G.M., Korwar, G.R., Madhavi, M., Mandal, U.K., Srinivas, K., and Kausalya, R. 2011. Effect of soil nutrient management treatments on soil quality indices under cotton based cropping system in rainfed semiarid tropical Vertisol. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 42: 1298-1315.

Adake, R.V., Mayande, V.M., Kumar, A.C.S., Thyagraj, C.R., Mandal, U.K., Srinivas, I., Reddy, B.S., and Pharande, A.L. 2010. Performance Indices of farm implements for in-situ incorporation of biomass (green manure) in rainfed situations. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 25(1): 61-69.

Prasad, J.V.N.S., Korwar, G.R., Rao, K.V.,Mandal, U.K., Rao C.A.R., Rao, G.R., Ramakrishna, Y.S. , Venkateswarlu, B., Rao, S.N., Kulkarni, H.D., and Rao, M.R. 2010. Tree row spacing affected agronomic and economic performance of Eucalyptus-based agroforestry in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. Agroforestry System, 78: 253-267.

Sharma K.L., Balaguruvaiah, D., Babu, M.V.S., Reddy, B.R., Srinivasarao, Ch., Mishra, P.K., Kusuma, J.G., Ramesh, G., Madhavi, M., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U.K., Korwar, G.R., Sankar, G.M., and Chary, G.R. 2010. Long term impact of soil and nutrient management practices on soil quality in rainfed Alfisols at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 25(1): 74-85.

Reddy, B.S., Maruthi, V., Adake, R.V., and Mandal, U.K. 2009. Effect of different land configuration practices on productivity of sorghum-pigeonpea intercropping system in shallow Alfisols. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development,24: 57-62.

Sharma, K.L., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Samra, J.S., Sharma, K.D., Mandal, U.K., Venkateswarlu, B., Korwar, G.R., and Srinivas, K. 2009. Strategies for improving the productivity of rainfed farms in India with special emphasis on soil quality improvement. Journal of Crop Improvement, 23: 430 – 450.

Sharma, K.L., Kusuma, G.J., Srinivas, K., Venkateswarlu, B., Korwar, G.R., Sankar, G.M., Mandal, U.K., Ramesh, V., Hima, B.V., Madhavi, M. and Gajbhiye, P.N. 2009. Influence of tillage and nutrient sources on yield sustainability and soil quality under sorghum-mung bean system in rainfed semi-arid tropics. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 40: 2579- 2602.

Sharma, K.L., Subbaiah, K., Jawahar, D., Solaiappan, U., Subramanian, V., Mishra, P.K., Venkateswarlu, B., Kusuma G.J., Korwar, G.R., Sankar, G.M., Chary, G.R., Gajbhiye, P.N., Madhavi, M., Mandal, U.K., Srinivas, K., Srinivasrao, Ch., Kausalya, R., and Usharani, K. 2009. Soil quality assessment under long-term soil and nutrient management practices in vertisol of Kovilpatti. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 24: 8-19.2005-2008

Mandal, U.K., Warrington, D.N., Bhardwaj, A.K., Bar-Tal, A., Kautsky, L., Minz, D., and Levy, G.J. 2008. Evaluating impact of irrigation water quality on a calcareous clay soil using principal component analysis. Geoderma, 144:189-197.

Mandal, U.K., Bhardwaj, A.K., Warrington, D.N., Goldstein, D., Bar Tal, A., and Levy, G.J. 2008. Changes in soil hydraulic conductivity, runoff, and soil loss due to irrigation with different types of saline-sodic water. Geoderma 144: 509-516.

Mandal, U.K., and Sharma, K.L. 2008. Impact of quality of irrigation water on soil aggregate stability using high-energy moisture characteristic. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 56(3): 281-289.

Bhardwaj, A.K., Mandal, U.K., Bar-Tal, A., Gilboa, A., and Levy, G.J. 2008. Replacing saline–sodic irrigation water with treated wastewater: effects on saturated hydraulic conductivity, slaking, and swelling. Irrigation Science, 26: 139-146.

Ramesh, V., Korwar, G.R., Mandal, U.K., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Sharma, K.L., Ramakrishna, Y.S., and Venkanna, K. 2008. Influence of fly ash mixtures on early tree growth and physicochemical properties of soil in semiarid tropical Alfisols. Agroforestry Systems, 73(1): 13-22.

Sharma, K.L., Kusuma, G.J., Mandal,U.K., Gajbhiye, P.N., Srinivas, K., Korwar, G.R., Bindu, V.H., Ramesh, V., Kausalya, R., and Yadav, S.K. 2008. Evaluation of long-term soil management practices using key indicators and soil quality indices in a semi-arid tropical Alfisols. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 46, 368-377.

Sharma, K.L., Gajbhiye, P.N., Mandal, U.K., Korwar, G.R., Kusuma Grace, J., Madhavi, M, Yadav, S.K., Srinivas, K., Ramesh, V., Usha Rani, K. 2008. Effect of residue recycling on biological soil health indicators and surface CO2 emissions in rainfed semi-arid tropical Alfisol under minimum tillage conditions. Journal of Agrometeorology,10(1): 46-50.

Mandal, U.K., Victor, U.S., Srivastava, N.N., Sharma, K.L., Ramesh, V., Vanaja, M., Korwar, G.R., and Ramakrishna, Y.S. 2007. Estimating yield of sorghum using root zone water balance model and spectral characteristics of crop in a dryland Alfisol. Agricultural Water Management, 87:315-327.

Ramesh, V., Korwar, G.R., Mandal, U.K., Sharma, K.L., and Venkanna, K. 2007. Optimizing fly-ash dose for better tree growth and nutrient supply in an agroforestry system in semi-arid tropical India. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 38: 2747-2766.

Sharma, K.L., Guled, M.B., Vittal, K.P.R., Reddy, G.S., Sankar, G.R.M., Chary, G.R., Kusuma,G.J., Mandal, U.K., Srinivas, K., Gajbhiye P.N. and Madhavi, M. 2007. Soil quality assessment using deviation method under different soil and nutrient management practices in rainfed Vertisol. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 22: 173-181.

Sharma, K.L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U.K., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Vittal, K.P.R., Das, S.K., Martin, D., Kusuma, G.J., Balloli, S.S. 2007. Kinetics of decomposition of un-conventional farm based crop residues and their composting and quality monitoring. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 38: 2423-2444.

Mandal, U.K., Ramesh, V., Sharma, K.L., Ramachandran, K., and Victor, U.S. 2005. Tension infiltration for estimating pore distribution of Alfisols under different land management. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 53(3), 296-301.

Mandal, U.K., Ramesh, V., Sharma, K.L., Kausalya, R., and Victor, U.S. 2005. Tension infiltration for estimating pore distribution of Alfisols under different land management.

Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 53(3), 296-301.

Mandal, U.K., Rao, K.V., Mishra, P.K., Vittal, K.P.R., Sharma, K.L., Narsimlu, B., and Venkanna, K. 2005. Soil infiltration, runoff and sediment yield from a shallow soil with stone cover as affected by intensity of rain. European Journal of Soil Science, 56:435-443.

Choudhury, J., Mandal, U.K., Sharma, K.L., Ghosh, H., and Mandal, B. 2005. Assessing soil quality under long-term rice-based cropping system. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 36:1141-1161.

Nimbole, N.N., Mandal, U.K., and Adake, R.V. 2005. Integrated nutrient management for castor (Ricinus communis L.)- sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. moench) crop rotation in relation to tillage under rainfed Alfisols. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development, 20(2):118-121.

Sharma, K.L., Mandal, U.K., Srinivas, K., Vittal, K.P.R., Mandal, B., Kusuma Grace, J. and Ramesh, V. 2005. Long term soil management effects on crop yields and soil quality in a dryland Alfisol. Soil & Tillage Research, 83:246-259.

Sharma, K.L., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Vittal, K.P.R., Balloli, S.S., Mandal, U.K. and Kusuma Grace, J. 2005. Role of inorganic and organic sources of nutrients and their integration in rainfed agriculture in India, Indian Fertilizer Scene Annual-2005, 23-35.1999-2004

Sharma K.L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U.K., Vittal, K.P.R., Kusuma G.J. and Sankar, G.R.M. 2004. Integrated Nutrient management strategies for sorghum and greengram in semi-arid tropical Alfisols. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development,19(1): 13-23.

Mandal, U.K., Gurcharan Singh, Victor, U.S., and Sharma, K.L. 2003. Green manuring: its effect on soil properties and crop growth under rice-wheat cropping system. European Journal of Agronomy, 19(2): 225-237.

Mandal, U.K., Victor, U.S., Rao, K.V., Srivastava, N.N., and Vittal K.P.R. 2003. Estimation of solar radiation from temperature and rainfall observations. Journal of Agrometeorology, 5(2): 15-26.

Victor, U.S., Mandal, U.K., Rao, K.V. and Vittal, K.P.R. 2003. Comparative evaluation of different water balance models in the estimation of root zone soil moisture. Journal of Agrometeorology, 5(2): 1-14.

Mandal, U.K., Sarma, K.S.S., Victor, U.S., and Rao, N.H. 2002. Profile water balance model under irrigated and rainfed systems. Agronomy Journal, 94(5): 1204-1211.

Mandal, U.K. and Sharma, K.L. 2002. Precision agriculture for rural prosperity. Kurukshetra, A Journal on Rural Development, March 2002, 50(5): 43-48.

Singh, H.P., Sharma, K.L., Srinivas, K. and Mandal, U.K. 2002. Crop responses to phosphorus application and management in rainfed areas of India. Indian Fertilizer Scene Annual-2002 Directory, 61-73.

Singh, H.P., Sharma, K.L., Ramesh, V., and Mandal, U.K. 2001. Nutrient mining in different agro-climatic zones of Andhra Pradesh. Fertilizer News, 46(8): 29-32 & 35-42.

Mandal, U.K., Sharma, S.N., Gurcharan Singh and Das, D.K. 1999. Effect of Sesbania green manuring and greengram (Phaseolus radiatus) residue incorporation on physical properties of soil under rice (Oryza sativa)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping system.

Indian Journal of Agricultural Science, 69(9): 615-620.

Book/Book Chapter:

Kaushalya, R., Mandal, U.K. and Sharma, K.L. 2011. Sustainable land management: Framework for eplA (ex-post-facto impact assessment) of land management practices in rainfed agriculture. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 234 pages

Kaushalya, R., Mandal, U.K., Sharma, K.L. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2010. Evaluation methodology for Post-facto assessment of watershed development project- a multi-disciplinary, multi-scale & multi-aspect approach. Natural Resource Management and Rural Livelihoods series. Published by Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad.

Sharma, K.L., Mandal, U.K. and Kusuma Grace, J. 2005. Assessment and improvement of soil quality and resilience for sustainable productivity under moisture stress environment. In: Drought Management, Edited by K.D. Sharma and K.S. Ramasastri. Allied Publishers Pvt Led. pp 228-242.

Sharma, K.L., Srinivas, K., Mandal, U.K., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Vittal, K.P.R., Venkateswarlu, B., Ramesh, V. and Kusuma Grace, J. 2004. Strategies and approaches to improve and assess soil quality. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India, pages 138.


Dr. Kshirendra Kumar Mahant

SCIENTIST(Soil & Water Conservation)

Educational Qualifications:

Qualifications Institute Year Class
Ph.D. Dept. of WRD&M, IIT, Roorkee 2010
M. Tech.(Soil and College of Aril. Engg & Tech., OUAT, 1998 1st
Water Conservation Bhubaneswar
Engineering)
B. Tech. (Agril. College of Aril. Engg & Tech., OUAT, 1995 1st
Engg.) Bhubaneswar
 Details of the previous and present employment:
Employer Post held Place of posting Period of service Nature of duties
ICAR, Krishi Scientist C.S.S.R.I., Nov. 1999 to Research teaching
Bhawan, Karnal Jan.,2001 and Extension
New Delhi- Scientist C.S.S.R.I., RRS, Jan.,2001 to
110001 Canning Town Nov.,2005
Scientist(SS) C.S.S.R.I., RRS, Continued since
Canning Town Nov., 2005

Areas of Interest

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Micro-irrigation

PUBLICATIONS

Journal

Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Mahanta, K.K. (2010). Management of Acid Sulphate Soil of Coastal Sunderban Region: Observations under On-farm Trial. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 28(1):8-11.

Mahanta, K. K. and Sahoo, B. (2007), Krishak Bandhu pump in the rainfed farming system of rural India, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Today, IASE, Vol. 31 (1: January-March), 10-14.

Burman, D. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., and Mahanta, K.K. (2006). Soil and subsurface water quality of acid sulfate soils of coastal region and their temporal variability, J. of Indian Soc. of Coastal Agril. Research, 24(1), 78-82.

Mandal, A.B., Karpagam,C., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Bal, A.R., Dutt, S.K., Mahanta, K.K., and Tripathi, S. (2006), The impact of TAR/IVLP in a coastal village of Sundarbans in West Bengal, J. of Indian Soc. of Coastal Agril. Research, 24(2), 341-343.

Tripathi,S., Mandal,A.B., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Bal, A.R., Dutt, S.K., Mahanta,K.K., Karpagam,C., and Chakraborti, K.(2005),City compost-an alternative technology for sustainable agriculture, J. of Indian Society of Coastal Agril. Research, Vol.23, No.1, 341-342.

Mahanta, K.K. and Burman, D. (2005). Development and utility status of the shallow tubewells in some parts of Sundarbans. In Proc. Vol.1. of International Conference on Crisis Management in Water and Environment held at Kolkata July 15-16, 2005. p. 103-106.

Mahanta, K.K. (2004), Performance evaluation of Abelmoschus esculentus under drip irrigation system in Sundarbans area, J. of Indian Society of Coastal Agril. Research, Vol.22, No.1&2, 108-109.

Mahanta, K.K., and Burman, D. (2004), Studies on the development and utility status of the shallow tubewells in Sundarbans area, J. of Indian Society of Coastal Agril. Research, Vol.22,No.1&2, 124-125.

Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Mahanta, K.K., Karpagam, C., and Majumdar, A. (2004), Carbon sequestration in coastal soils, J. of Indian Society of Coastal Agril. Research, Vol.22, No.1&2, 56-60.

Mandal, A.B., Karpagam,C., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Bal, A.R., Dutt, S.K., Mahanta, K.K., and Tripathi, S. (2004), Transfer of technology for fishery production system in Sundarbans under coastal agro-echosystem Carbon sequestration in coastal soils, J. of Indian Society of Coastal Agril. Research, Vol.22, No.1&2, 341-342.

Popular articles

Mahanta, K. K. 2005. Multicropping through shallow tubewells in Sundarbans area. Rural India. P: 81-82.

Seminar/Symposium/Convention Papers

Mahanta, K. K., Sahoo, Bhabagrahi, and Sarangi, S. K. (2010). A modified Van der Molen’s model for reclamation of saline soils. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 62.

Mahanta, K. K., Burman, D. , Ambast, S.K. , Pal, D. (2010). Sub-Basin Scale Water Congestion Evaluation for Drainage Improvement Planning in Coastal Agro-Ecosystem, Abstract, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 19.

Sarangi, S. K., Mandal Subhasis and Mahanta, K. K. (2010). System of rice intensification (SRI) during rabi season in coastal salt-affected soils. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 147.

Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal Subhasis, Mahanta, K. K. and Bal, A.R. (2010). Farm pond technology for multi-cropping and enhancing income of marginal farmers in low-lying waterlogged coastal lands of Sundarbans. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 132.

Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Pal, D., Burman, D. and Mahanta, K. K. (2005). Tatia Chetra ke labania mrida ka prabandhan abam sudhar. Paper presented in Agricultural Sciences Workshop in Hindi on Unnata krishi hetu labania abam chetria mridao ke sudhar, held at CSSRI, Karnal on Oct.05, 2005 (Hindi).

Mahanta, K.K. (2003), Rabi cropping through shallow tubewells in coastal saline tract of West Bengal, Abstract Published by Agricultural Society of India in Collaboration with BCKV, Directorate of Agriculture, National Symposium on Crop Production under Changing Environment, 27-29th Nov., BCKV, Nadia,West Bengal,Pp:78-79.

(iii) Technical bulletins/books

Burman, D., Mandal, Subhasis, Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K., Maji, B. (2010) A glimpse of CSSRI, RRS, Canning Town, Published by CSSRI, Karnal, Haryana.

(vi) Contributions made in compilation/documentation

Sarangi, S. K., Gokhale, N. B., Mahanta, K. K., Mandal, Subhasis, Burman, D. and Bandyopadhyay, B. K. (2010). Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region” pp. 189, Published by Hony. Secretary, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town – 743 329, West Bengal, India.

Member of Professional Societies

Life member in

  • Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, CSSRI,RRS, Canning Town, 24 Pgs(S),W.B.743329

  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi

  • Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi

  • Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, CSWCRTI, Dehradun-248195

Certified that all the above information given above is true the best of my knowledge and belief.

 


Dr. Sukanta Kumar Sarangi

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (Agronomy)

Dr. Sukanta Kumar Sarangi 03.07.1973

Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Karnal, Haryana (INDIA) 132 001
E-mail: sksarangicanning@gmail.com
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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OF DR. SUKANTA KUMAR SARANGI
Publications in Refereed Journals:

  1. Sarangi, S.K., Maji, B., Singh, S., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Sharma, D.K., Singh, U.S., Ismail, A.M. and Haefele, S.M. (2015). Improved nursery management further enhances the productivity of stress-tolerant rice varieties in coastal rainfed lowlands. Field Crops Research 174 (2015): 61-70 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2015.01.011.

  2. Burman, D., Mandal, S., Bandopadhyay, B. K., Maji, B., Sharma, D. K., Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, U. K., Patra, S., De, S., Patra, S., Mandal, B., Maitra, N. J., Ghoshal, T. K. and Velmurugan, A. (2015). Unlocking production potential of degraded coastal land through innovative land management practices: a synthesis. Journal of Soil Salinity and Water Quality 7(1): 12-18.

  3. Sarangi, S.K., Maji, B., Singh, S., Sharma, D.K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Ismail, A.M. and Haefele, S.M. (2014). Crop establishment and nutrient management for dry season (boro) rice in coastal areas. Agronomy journal, 106(6): 2013-2023. doi: 10.2134/agronj14.0182.

  4. Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K.K., Mandal, S., Maji, B. and Sharma, D.K. (2014). Length of growing period and water productivity of important crops and cropping systems for coastal areas of Haldia, Paradip and Visakhapatnam. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 32(2): 21-31.

  5. Raut, S., Maji, B. and Sarangi, S. K. (2014). Effect of water regimes on sorptivity, nature of organic matter and water management implications in different soils of coastal West Bengal. Journal of Agricultural Physics 14(1): 80-86.

  6. Pani, D.R., Sarangi, S. K., Misra, R.C., Pradhan, S. K., Subudhi, H.N. and Mandal, T.K. (2013). Performance of Rice Germplasm (Oryza sativa) under Coastal Saline Conditions. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 31(1): 11-20.

  7. Samuel, M.P., Sarangi, S. K., Singh, R.K., Ngachan, S. V. and Chowdhury, P. (2013). Enhancing productivity of micro watershed based farming systems through lined water harvesting tanks in north eastern hills. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 41(1): 36-40.

  8. Mandal, S., Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Maji, B., Mandal, U.K. and Sharma, D. K. (2013). Land shaping models for enhancing agricultural productivity in salt affected coastal areas of West Bengal – An economic analysis. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 68(3):389-401.

  9. Ali, S., Gautam, R.K., Mahajan, R., Krishnamurthy, S.L. and Sarangi, S.K. (2013). Genetic variability and association analysis for grain yield components among SALTOL QTL introgressed rice genotypes under normal and saline environments. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 31(1): 34-40.

  10. Sarangi, S. K. and Lama, T. D. (2013). Straw composting using earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae) and fungal inoculant (Trichoderma viridae) and its utilization in rice (Oryza sativa)- groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83(4): 420-425.

  11. Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K. K., Mandal, S. and Maji, B. (2012). Characterization of soils and cropping pattern of coastal areas of Haldia, Pradeep and Visakhapatnam ports.Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 30 (2): 12-18.

  12. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Bal, A.R. and Maji, B. (2012). Evaluation of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) under micro-sprinkler irrigation system in saline soils of coastal West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research,30(2): 29-33.

  13. Pani, D.R., Sarangi, S.K., Subudhi, H.N., Misra, R.C. and Bhandari, D.C. (2012). Exploration, evaluation and conservation of salt tolerant rice genetic resources from Sundarbans region of West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 30(1): 45-53.

  14. Samuel, M.P., Sarangi, S.K., Singh, R.K. and Ngachan, S.V. (2012). Economic evaluation of lined rainwater harvesting tanks for improving productivity of hill farming systems.Agricultural economics research review, 25 (conference number): 537.

  15. Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, Subhasis, Mahanta, K. K. and Maji, B. (2011). Assessment of system of rice intensification (SRI) during rabi season in coastal salt-affected soils.Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 29 (1): 54-58.

  16. Mandal, A.B. and Sarangi, S.K. (2011). Promising varieties of rice for rabi and Kharif seasons in the coastal areas of India. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 29(2): 29-34.

  17. Mahanta, K.K., Sahoo, B. and Sarangi, S.K. (2011). A variant of Van der Molen‟s model for leaching in saline soils. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 29(2): 69-72.

  18. Mandal, S., Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Maji, B., Singh, S.B., Dastagiri, M.B., Kumar, Ganesh and Datta, K. K. (2011) Agricultural Marketing Efficiency of Major Vegetables Crops in Coastal Districts of West Bengal – Current Status and Way Forward, Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 29(1):93-98.

  19. Sarangi, S. K., Saikia, U. S. and Lama, T. D. (2010). Effect of rice (Oryza sativa) straw mulching on the performance of rapeseed (Brassica campestris) varieties in rice-rapeseed cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 80(7): 603-605.

  20. Sarangi, S.K. and De, L.C. (2010). Varietal evaluation of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris ) at mid-hills of Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 23(2):53-54.

  21. Bhatt, B. P., Sarangi, S. K. and De, L. C. (2010). Fuelwood characteristics of some firewood trees and shrubs of eastern Himalaya, India. Energy Sources Part A, 32: 469-474.

  22. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K. and Maji, B. (2010). Purity and solubility characterization of the agricultural grade gypsum used for sodic soil reclamation. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 28(2): 6-9.

  23. Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Mandal, Subhasis, Burman, D. and Sarangi, S. K. (2010). Soil and water management options for enhancing agricultural productivity of Coastal area of West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 28(1): 1-7.

  24. Sarangi, S. K., Singh, R. and Singh, K. A. (2009). Indigenous method of rat proof grain storage by Adi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge,8(2): 230-233.

  25. Sarangi, S. K. (2009). Evaluation of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea ) varieties under low and mid-hills of north eastern hills region. Environment & Ecology, 27 (4B): 2031-2034.

  26. Satapathy, K.K. and Sarangi, S.K. (2009). Long term effect of alternate land use systems on hydrology, soil properties, and economics in a fragile hill ecosystem. Journal of the Soil and Water Conservation, 9(1).

  27. Singh, K. A., Sarangi, S. K. and Shukla, R.B. (2009). Effect of spacing on the early performance of selected Bamboo species at a mid hill of Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 11(1): 87-90.

  28. Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Bandyopadhyay, B. K. (2009). Water Quality of Tube-wells used for Irrigation during Rabi and Summer Seasons in the Coastal areas of Sundarbans, West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 27(2): 76-77.

  29. Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Bal, A. R. (2009). Land Shaping techniques to alleviate salinity and waterlogging problems of mono-cropped coastal land for multi-crop cultivation. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 27(1):13-17.

  30. Sarangi, S. K. (2008). Effects of variety and integrated nutrient management practices on yield and productivity of rice (Oryza sativa)- rapeseed (Brassica campestris L.) cropping sequence. Oryza, 45 (1): 40-43.

  31. Sarangi, S. K., Singh, K. A. and Singh, R. (2007). Performance of turmeric (Curcuma longa) under shade of tree species. Range Management and Agroforestry, 28(1): 44-46.

  32. Singh, K. A., Sarangi, S. K. and Shukla, R.B. (2007). Early growth and biomass production of selected tree species at low hill of Arunachal Pradesh. Range Management and Agroforestry, 28(1): 25-27.

  33. Sarangi, S. K. (2006). Response of lowland rice (Oryza sativa ) varieties to manual and chemical weed management practices. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 19(1&2): 44 – 47.

  34. Sarangi, S.K., Sharma, H. C., Singh, Kalyan, Singh, Y., Singh, C.S. and Singh, K.K. (2006). Studies on the mode of iron application and growth regulators on the performance of direct seeded upland rice (Oryza sativa) varieties under rainfed condition. Annals of Agricultural Research, 27(3): 213-219.

  35. Sarangi, S.K. (2005). Evaluation of maize (Zea mays)- based intercropping system with different planting geometries under mid-hills of North East Hills region. Agronomy Digest, 5: 10 –

  36. Sarangi, S. K. and De, L. C. (2005). Indigenous rice cultivation practices of Arunachal Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 18(1&2): 54 – 64.

  37. Sarangi, S. K., Sharma, H. C., Singh, K. and Dash, R. (2005). Effect of anti-gibberellins on grain yield and quality attributes of upland rice varieties. Oryza, 42(3): 244 – 247.

  38. Sarangi, S. K., Sharma, H. C. and Sharma, G. (2004). Rice-fish farming system – A review.Agricultural Reviews, 25(1): 49-56.

  39. Sarangi, S. K. and Sharma, H. C. (2004). Influence of mode of iron application and growth-regulators on development, yield attributes and yield of upland rice (Oryza sativa). Indian Agri. Sci., 74(12): 637-642.

  40. Singh, K., Sharma, H. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Sudhakar, P. C. (2003). Iron nutrition in rice.Fertilizer News, 48(2): 21-22 & 27-31.

  41. Singh, R. N., Sutaliya, R., Ghatak, R. and Sarangi, S. K. (2003). Effect of higher application of nitrogen and potassium over recommended level on growth, yield and yield attributes of late sown winter maize (Zea mays L.). Crop Res., 26(1): 71-74.

  42. Sarangi, S. K., Mohanty, B. P. and Chaudhary, S. S. (2002). Effect of planting geometry and nitrogen levels on yield of niger + fingermillet intercropping system in rainfed upland. Agricultural Sci. Dig., 22(2): 136-137.

  43. Jena, S. N., Tripathy, S., Sarangi, S. K. and Biswas, S. (2002). Integrated weed management in direct seeded rainfed lowland rice. Indian J. Weed Sci., 34(1/2): 32-35.

  44. Singh, K., Singh, Y. and Sarangi, S. K. (2002). Potential of problem soils in augmenting food production in India. Fertilizer News 47(11): 41-44 & 47-53.

  45. Sarangi, S. K. and Lenka, D., Jena, S. N. and Gulati, J. M. L. (2001). Modelling summer rice grain yield using growth and environmental parameters. Crop Research, 21(3): 274 – 277.

  46. Sarangi, S. K. and Lenka, D. (2000). Increasing water use efficiency in summer rice (Oryza sativa) at Bhubaneswar. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 70 (11): 779 – 80.

Popular Articles/Radio Talks:

  1. Sarangi, S. K., Maji, B., Sharma, D. K., Burman, D. and Mandal, S. (2014). Improved crop management options for new rice variety Amal-Mana in coastal rainfed lowlands.Salinity News, 20(2): 3-4.

  2. Maji, B., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, S., Burman, D. and Sharma, D. K. (2013). Improved nutrient and crop establishment methods for summer season rice in coastal salt affected soils.Salinity News, 19(2): 3.

  3. Maji, B., Sarangi, S.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D. and Mandal, S. (2012). Improved nursery management to enhance the productivity of rice in coastal salinity. Salinity News 18(2): 4-5.

  4. strong>Sarangi, S. K. (2013). Modifying SRI to suit coastal salt affected soils of West Bengal. LEISA INDIA 15(1): 36.

  5. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, S. and Bal, A.R. (2011). Participatory selection of salt tolerant rice varieties for poor farmers of Sundarbans Salinity News 17(1): 3.

  6. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, S., Mahanta, K.K., Maji, B. and Sharma, D.K. (2010). Sustainable land and water management for enhancing livelihood security of farming communities of coastal region. Salinity News 16(2): 3.

  7. Sarangi, S. K. (2010). Reducing methane emission from rice paddies. Intensive Agriculture,(2): 8-9.

  8. Sarangi, S. K. (2010). Cultivation practices of jatropha – the biodiesel plant. Indian Farming, 60 (9): 18-20.

  9. Sarangi, S. K. (2010). Management of methane emission from low land rice fields. Agrobios Newsletter, IX (1): 34-35.

  10. Sarangi, S. K. (2009). Indigenous farming system of Adi tribes: source of food, nutrition and LEISA INDIA, 11(1): 22-23.

  11. Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Bal, A. R. (2009). Sea water flooded land used for successful cropping: study with cyclone „Aila‟ affected coastal land of West Bengal. Salinity News, 15(2):3.

  12. Sarangi, S. K. and Satapathy, K. K. (2008). Commercial agriculture avenues for rural Intensive Agriculture XXXXVII (1): 8-12.

  13. Sarangi, S.K. (2008). Agriculture in watershed areas of NEH region. Indian Farming, 58(6):29-31.

  14. De, L. C. and Sarangi, S. K. (2006). Use of ITK in organic agriculture. Indian Farming, 55(10): 7-14.

  15. Sarangi, S. K. and De, L. C. (2005). Production of organic turmeric and ginger in NEH Region. Agrobios News letter, IV(1): 55-56.Dash, R. and Sarangi, S. K. (2002). Mulching: A practice to increase crop productivity under dryland conditions. Indian Farmers’ Digest, 35(11 & 12): 30-31.

  16. Sarangi, S. K. (2002). Bio-fertilizer for Cereal fodder. Intensive Agriculture, XXXX (1 &2): 18-19.

  17. Sarangi, S. K. (1999). Barsa upare nirvara karuthiva Dhipa jami re dhana chasa (Oriya) (English: Rice cultivation in rainfed uplands). Sarabarta (Fertilizer News), 29(1): 21-23. The Fertiliser Association of India, Eastern Region, 10-A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Calcutta– 700 071.

  18. Sarangi, S. K. (1998). Tissue Culture Ba Pesi Posana (Oriya) (English: Tissue Culture). Sarabarta, (Fertilizer News), 28(2): 7 & 19. The Fertiliser Association of India, Eastern Region, 10-A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Calcutta – 700 071.

  19. Sarangi, S. K. (1997). Jabaksharajana Jatiya Sara ra Byabahara (Oriya) (English: Utilization of nitrogenous fertilizers). Sarabarta (Oriya) (Fertilizer News), 35(3): 11-13. The Fertilizer Association of India, Eastern Region, 10–A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Calcutta– 700 071.

  20. Sarangi, S. K. (1994). Benefits from Mycorrhizal Association. Srujanee, VII: 4-5. The Magazine of College of Agriculture, Chiplima, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar – 751 001, Orissa.

  21. Sarangi, S.K. (2011). Delivered Radio talk in All India Radio – Aakashbani Kolkata on ‘Labanakta Anchaler Chasbas’ (Agriculture in Salt-affected Areas), aired in Aakashbani Kolkata on 26.08.2011

Book Chapters/ Conference Proceedings:

  1. Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Maji, B., Humphreys, E., Tuong, T.P., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., and Sharma, D.K. (2015). Promising rice genotypes for the wet and dry seasons in coastal West Bengal, pp.304-319. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis and M. Phillips. 2015. Revitalizing the Ganges Costal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600P.

  2. Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Maji, B., Tuong, T.P., Humphreys, E., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., and Sharma, D.K. (2015). Reducing irrigation water requirement of dry season rice (boro) in coastal areas using timely seeding and short duration varieties, pp.68-79. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis and M. Phillips. 2015. Revitalizing the Ganges Costal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600P.

  3. Burman, D., Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, S., Maji, B., Mandal, U.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Humphreys, E. and Sharma, D.K. (2015). Effect of groundwater use on ground water salinity, piezometric level and boro rice yield in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, pp.61-67. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis and M. Phillips. 2015. Revitalizing the Ganges Costal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600P.

  4. Mandal, S., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Maji, B. (2015). Homestead production systems in Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India – Current status and opportunities, pp.241-250. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I.Pukinskis and M. Phillips. 2015. Revitalizing the Ganges Costal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600P.

  5. Kabir, K.A., Sundaray, J.K., Mandal, S., Deo, D.A., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Bhattacharya, A., Karim, M., Shahrier, M.B., Castine, S. and Phillips, M. (2015). Homestead farming system: comparative characterization and role in resource poor farmers‟ livelihood in Bangladesh and West Bengal, pp. 251-264. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis and M. Phillips. 2015. Revitalizing the Ganges Costal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600P.

  6. Sarangi, S.K., Maji, B. and Garnayak, L.M. (2014). Approaches towards sustainable farming in coastal salt-affected areas of India under changing climate. Souvenir, National symposium on “Management options for enhancing farm productivity and livelihood security under changing climate” organized by Odisha chapter of Indian Society of Agronomy held during 29-31 October 2014 at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, p. 102-106.

  7. Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Maji, B., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Sharma, D.K. (2014). Adoption of improved rice variety in coastal region – experiences from India. Pp. 41-52, In: Proceedings of NAIP Workshop on Upscaling of agro-technologies for enhancing livelihoods in coastal region of India under sub-project Strategies for sustainable management of degraded coastal land and water for enhancing livelihood security of farming communities (Edited by S. Mandal and D. Burman, Compiled by S.Sarangi, B. Maji, U. K. Mandal, K. K. Mahanta and S. Rout). 85p.

  8. Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K, Mandal, S. and Maji, B. (2014). Improved agronomic practices for small scale agricultural mechanization, p.22-30. Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Appropriate Technologies of Farm Mechanization for Marginal and Small Farmers, edited by D. Nag, L. K. Nayak and V. B. Shambhu. Published by Agricultural Engineering Division, West Bengal State Centre, The Institution of Engineers (India), 8, Gokhale Road, Kolkata – 700020, India. 79P.

  9. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, U.K., Burman, D. and Maji, B. (2014). Enhancing water application efficiency with gravity drip irrigation system in salt affected soils of West Bengal, p.64-69. Proceedings of the All India Seminar on Appropriate Technologies of Farm Mechanization for Marginal and Small Farmers, edited by D. Nag,Nayak and V. B. Shambhu. Published by Agricultural Engineering Division, West Bengal State Centre, The Institution of Engineers (India), 8, Gokhale Road, Kolkata – 700020, India. 79P.

  10. Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Maji, B. (2012). Dhaincha (Sesbania ) cultivation for nitrogen fixation and non-timber fuel wood production in coastal soils. Proc. 25th National Convention of Agril. Engrs., IEI, WBSC, Kolkata, pp. 41-45.

  11. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D., Maji, B., Mandal, U.K. and Roy, S. (2012). Monthly pattern of non-conventional energy sources in Sundarbans region of West Bengal. Proc. 25th National Convention of Agril. Engrs., IEI, WBSC, Kolkata, pp. 47-51.Sarangi, S. K. and Satapathy, K. K. (2009). Resource Conservation Technologies (RCTs): A way towards Sustainable Agriculture. (In) Food Production Stability and Sustainability of Agriculture: A Challenge ahead in 21st Century, Sengar, R. S. and Sharma, A. K. Eds. Studium Press, New Delhi, pp. 28-55.

  12. Sarangi, S. K., Lama, T. D. and Satapathy, K. K.(2007). Evaluation of Organic Farming Components through Farming System in NEH Region. (In) Advances in Organic Farming Technology in India, Munda, G.C., Ghosh, P.K., Das, Anup, Ngachan, S.V. and Bujarbaruah, K.M. Eds. 585p. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam-793 103, Meghalaya. 325-335.

  13. Sarangi, S. K. and Satapathy, K. K. (2007). Crop production through farming system (In) Sustainable crop production for food sufficiency in NE India, Panwar, A.S., Ngachan, S.V., Munda, G.C. and Das, A. Eds. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam-793 103, Meghalaya. 116-137.

  14. Sarangi, S. K. and De, L. C. (2006). Cultivation practices of organic turmeric and ginger in NEH Region, pp. 380-395. (In) Trends in organic farming in India, Purohit, S.S. and Gehlot, D. Eds. 438p. AGROBIOS(INDIA), Agro House, Behind Nasrani Cinema, Chopasani Road, Jodhpur – 342 002.

  15. De, L. C. and Sarangi, S. K. (2006). ITK Used in organic agriculture, pp. 423-438. (In) Trends in organic farming in India, Purohit, S.S. and Gehlot, D. Eds. 438p. AGROBIOS(INDIA), Agro House, Behind Nasrani Cinema, Chopasani Road, Jodhpur – 342 002.

  16. Singh, Kalyan, Sharma, H. C., Singh, Yashwant, Sarangi, S. K. and Singh, C. S. (2005). Strategies for sustainable crop production. (In) Technologies for food security and sustainable agriculture, Singh, Pratap and Maliwal, P. L. Eds. 496p. ISBN 8183210066. Agrotech Publishing Academy, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. 204-222.

  17. Sarangi, S. K., De. L. C., Bagra, G. and Nyori, I. (2005). Tokopalm and Cane: Potential Non -Timber Agroforestry Tree-Crops of Arunachal Pradesh. pp. 237-248. (In) Agroforestry in North East India: Opportunities and Challenges, Bhatt, B.P. and Bujarbaruah, K.M. 603p. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya.

Seminar / Symposium Papers:

  1. Mahanta, K.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, U. K., Maji, B., Mandal, S. and Sharma, D.K. (2015). Water management in coastal salt affected soils of West Bengal, Orally presented in National Symposium on “ Food and Nutrition: Need for the future”, Feb.25-27, 2015 at Institute of Agricultural Science, Kolkata, Organized by The Agricultural Society of India, Abstract, p:104.

  2. Mandal, S., Maji, B., Burman, D., Mandal, U.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Sharma, D.K. (2015). Strategies for sustainable management of natural resources for enhancing agricultural production in coastal environment in Sundarban, India. Paper presented Orally (received best paper award) in the international conference on Managing critical resources: Food, energy and water organized by Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, held during 9-11 April 2015 at IIM Calcutta.

  3. Raut, S., Sarangi, S.K. and Maji, B. (2014). Study of soil salinity in relation to vegetation index in coastal areas of West Bengal using remote sensing and GIS, 79th Annual Convention and National seminar of Indian Society of Soil Science held at ANGRAU, Hyderabad., Nov., 2014.

  4. Mandal, S., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Maji, B. and Sharma, D.K. (2014). Homestead production systems in coastal salt affected areas of Sunderban – status and market opportunities. Abstracts: National seminar on “Innovative saline agriculture in changing environment” organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality (ISSSWQ) held during 12-14 December 2014 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, p. 125.

  5. Sarangi, S.K., Maji, B., Singh, S., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Sharma, D.K., Singh, U.S., Ismail, A.M. and Haefele, S.M. (2014). Effects of N levels, seedlings per hill and spacing on performance of rice varieties in coastal rainfed lowlands during wet (kharif) season.Abstracts: National seminar on “Innovative saline agriculture in changing environment” organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality (ISSSWQ) held during 12-14 December 2014 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, p. 89.

  6. Ali, Sharik, Gautam, R.K., Mahajan, R., Krishnamurthy, S.L. and Sarangi, S.K. (2014). Genetic variability and association analysis for grain yield components among SALTOL QTL introgressed rice genotypes under normal and saline environments. Abstracts: National seminar on “Innovative saline agriculture in changing environment” organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality (ISSSWQ) held during 12-14 December 2014 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, p. 79.

  7. Mahanta, K.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, U.K., Maji, B., Mandal, S. and Sharma, D.K. (2014). Evaluation of rabi vegetable crops under solar drip irrigation system using harvested rain water in Sundarbans region. Abstracts: National seminar on “Innovative saline agriculture in changing environment” organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality (ISSSWQ) held during 12-14 December 2014 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, p. 38.

  8. Mandal, U.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Maji, B., Mandal, S., Mahanta, K.K. and Raut, S. (2014). Conservation tillage on energy utilization, soil health and crop yield under rice-cotton cropping system in coastal agro-ecosystem. Abstracts: National seminar on “Innovative saline agriculture in changing environment” organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality (ISSSWQ) held during 12-14 December 2014 at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, p. 32..

  9. Maji, B., Singh, Y.P., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, Subhasis, Burman, D., Singh, Sudhanshu and Ismail, Abdelbagi, M. (2014). Enhancing rice productivity of salt-affected areas through better varieties and management systems. Invited paper presented in Climate-ready Rice Symposium of 4th International Rice Congress held at Bangkok, Thailand during 27 October – 01 November 2014 organised by International Rice Research Institute Philippines.

  10. Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, U.K. and Mandal, S. (2014). Establishment methods for rainfed lowland rice in coastal soils of West Bengal. Extended Summary, National symposium on “Management options for enhancing farm productivity and livelihood security under changing climate” organized by Odisha chapter of Indian Society of Agronomy held during 29-31 October 2014 at Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, p. 40-42.

  11. Kabir, K.A., Sundaray, J., Mandal, S., Chang, C.W., Deo, A., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Bhattacharya, A., Karim, M. and Phillips, M. (2014). Homestead farming systems (HFS): enhanced productivity for food security in south Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Abstract, international conference on “Revitalizing the Ganges coastal zone” organized by CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) held during 21-23 October 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, p.59.

  12. Burman, D., Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, S., Maji, B., Mandal, U.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Humphreys, E. and Sharma, D.K. (2014). Effect of groundwater use on groundwater quality, piezometric level and boro rice productivity in the Sundarbans of West Bengal. Abstract, international conference on “Revitalizing the Ganges coastal zone” organized by CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)held during 21-23 October 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, p.46.

  13. Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Maji, B. Humphreys, E., Tuong, T.P. and Sharma, (2014). Performance of improved rice varieties in aman and boro seasons in coastal areas of West Bengal. Abstract, international conference on “Revitalizing the Ganges coastal zone” organized by CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)held during 21-23 October 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, p.42

  14. Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Maji, B. Humphreys, E., Tuong, T.P. and Sharma,(2014). Reducing irrigation water requirements of dry season rice in coastal areas with timely sowing and short duration varieties. Abstract, international conference on “Revitalizing the Ganges coastal zone” organized by CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF)held during 21-23 October 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, p.41.

  15. Mandal, S., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K. and Maji, B. (2014). Homestead production systems in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India – current status and opportunities. Abstract, international conference on “Revitalizing the Ganges coastal zone” organized by CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) held during 21-23 October 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, p.21..

  16. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, U.K., Burman, D. and Maji, B. (2014). Enhancing water application efficiency with gravity drip irrigation system in salt affected soils of West Bengal. Souvenir cum Technical volume, p.52, compiled and edited by D. Nag, L.Nayak and V. B. Shambhu. All India Seminar on “Appropriate technologies of farm mechanization for marginal and small farmers”. 08-09 August 2014, Kolkata, India.

  17. Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K, Mandal, S. and Maji, B. (2014). Improved agronomic practices for small scale agricultural mechanization. Souvenir cum Technical volume, p.52, compiled and edited by D. Nag, L. K. Nayak and V. B. Shambhu. All India Seminar on “Appropriate technologies of farm mechanization for marginal and small farmers”.08-09 August 2014, Kolkata, India.

  18. Mandal, S., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K. and Maji, B. (2013). Homestead production systems in coastal areas of North 24 Parganas – Current status and opportunities. Abstracts 10th National Symposium on “Managing Natural Resources for Enhancing Agricultural & Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013 held at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bharuch, Gujarat, pp. 56.

  19. Burman, D., Mandal, S., Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, U.K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Maji, B., Sharma, D.K., Maitra, N.J., Ghosal, T.K., Mandal, B., Velmurugan, A., De, S., Patra, P. and Patra, S. (2013). Land shaping technology: An option for management of degraded land for enhancing agricultural productivity in coastal region. Abstracts 10th National Symposium on “Managing Natural Resources for Enhancing Agricultural & Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013 held at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bharuch, Gujarat (Presented Orally), pp. 54.

  20. Mandal, S., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K.K., Mandal, U.K., Bandyopadhyay, B.K.and Maji, B. (2013). Socio-economic impact of selected land shaping techniques in coastal  areas  of  Sundarbans,  West  Bengal.  Abstracts  10th  National  Symposium  on“Managing Natural Resources for Enhancing Agricultural & Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013 held at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bharuch, Gujarat (Presented Orally), pp. 53.

  21. Mahanta, K. K., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, U.K., Burman, D. and Maji, B. (2013). Evaluation of rabi crops under drip irrigation in coastal saline soils. Abstracts 10th National Symposium  on  “Managing  Natural  Resources  for  Enhancing  Agricultural  &  Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013 held at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bharuch, Gujarat (Presented Orally), pp. 27-28..

  22. Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K.K., Mandal, S. and Maji, B. (2013). Length of growing period and water productivity of important crops and cropping systems of Haldia, Paradeep and Visakhapatnam port areas. Abstracts 10th National Symposium on “Managing Natural Resources for Enhancing Agricultural & Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013 held at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Bharuch, Gujarat (Presented Orally), pp. 11-12.

  23. Sarangi, S. K., Maji, B., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Mahanta, K.K., Rao, G. G., Prasad, I., Kumar, S. and Ramesh N.V. (2013). Abstracts 10th National Symposium on “Managing Natural Resources for Enhancing Agricultural & Allied Productivity in Coastal Region under Changing Climate”, December 11-14, 2013. Published by Hony. Secretary, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town 743 329, West Bengal, India, p.76.

  24. Raut, S., Maji, B., Sarangi, S. K., Ray, M. and Chatterjee, S.B. (2013). Study of irrigation water requirement and soil salinity in relation to growth of two rabi crops grown in coastal West Bengal using agro-meteorology and remote sensing. Abstract National Seminar on Developments in Soil Science and 78th Annual Convention of Indian Society of Soil Science held at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur during 23-26 October, 2013.

  25. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Mandal, U. K., Mandal, S., Mahanta, K. K., Sarangi, S. K. and Maji, B. (2013). Bhumi ko akar dene ki takanikoan ke madhyam se tatiya Krishi paristhitiki pranali me subhedyata ke anukulan hetu karyaniti (Hindi). Abstract National Hindi Seminar on “Krishi abom Paryabaran: Absar o Chunyotian”. Organised by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, Haryana during 13-14 March 2013. pp.127-128.

  26. Sarangi, S. K. and Maji, B. (2013). Paschim bangal ki tatiya labaniya mridaon kelia rabi ki asajanak prajatian (Hindi). Abstract National Hindi Seminar on “Krishi abom Paryabaran: Absar o Chunyotian”. Organised by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, Haryana during 13-14 March 2013. pp.66.

  27. Mandal, U.K., Mahanta, K.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K. and Maji, B. (2013). Tatiya kshetra me dhan-kapas chakra ke antargat sangrakhayan krishi ka mrida gunbatta abom utpadakata par prabhav (Hindi). Abstract National Hindi Seminar on “Krishi abom Paryabaran: Absar o Chunyotian”. Organised by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, Haryana during 13-14 March 2013. pp.34.

  28. Maji, B., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Singh, S., Haefele,and Sharma, D. K. (2013). Improved nursery management to enhance the productivity of rice in coastal salt affected soils during Kharif season. Extended Summary of International Symposium on “Sustainable Rice Production and Livelihood Security: Challenges and Opportunities” held at Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack,Odisha during 2-5 March, 2013.

  29. Sarangi, S. K., Maji, B., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S., Singh, S., Haefele, M. and Sharma, D. K. (2013). Improved crop establishment and nutrient management practices for Rabi rice in coastal salt affected soils for raising productivity. Extended Summary of International Symposium on “Sustainable Rice Production and Livelihood Security: Challenges and Opportunities” held at Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack,Odisha during 2-5 March, 2013. (Received Best Poster Award)

  30. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Mandal, U.K., Mandal, S., Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K.K., Maji, B., Sharma, D.K., Maitra, N.J., Ghosal, T.K., Mandal. B., Patra, P., Patra, S. and De, S. (2013). Productivity enhancement of degraded coastal land through land shaping techniques. Abstracts, 100th Indian Science Congress on “Science for shaping future of India” held during 3-7 January 2013 at Kolkata, p. 205-206.

  31. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D. and Maji, B. (2012). Problems and prospects of aquaculture with brackishwater in coastal West Bengal. Abstract, National Hindi Seminar on “Traditional Aqua Farming System – Prospects and Challenges” held during 11-12 December 2012 at Kakdwip Research Centre, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, p. 18.

  32. Sarangi, S. K. and Maji, B. (2012). Improved paddy varieties for integrated paddy-cum-fish cultivation in the coastal salt affected lowlands. Best paper award received at the National Hindi Seminar on “Traditional Aqua Farming System – Prospects and Challenges” held during 11-12 December 2012 at Kakdwip Research Centre, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

  33. Sarangi, S.K. and Lama, T.D. (2012). Paddy straw composting using earthworm and fungal inoculant and its utilization in rice-groundnut cropping system. Extended Summaries vol 3: 3rd International Agronomy Congress, Nov. 26-30, 2012, New Delhi, India, pp. 702-703.

  34. Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K., Mandal, S. and Maji, B. (2012). Assessment of soil properties and cropping pattern at Haldia, Paradeep and Visakhapatnam port areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Abstract, National seminar on management of salt affected soils and water: challenges of the 21st century, March 16-17, 2012, Lucknow, India, pp. 7.

  35. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Bal, A.R. and Maji, B. (2012). Evaluation of Abelmoschus esculentus under micro-sprinkler irrigation system in saline soils of coastal West Bengal. Abstract, National seminar on management of salt affected soils and water: challenges of the 21st century, March 16-17, 2012, Lucknow, India, pp. 52.

  36. Mandal, S., Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D. and Bandyopadhyay, B.K. (2012). Economic analysis of selected rainwater harvesting and management options suitable for the coastal areas of West Bengal. Abstract, National seminar on management of salt affected soils and water: challenges of the 21st century, March 16-17, 2012, Lucknow, India, pp. 122.

  37. Sarangi, S. K., Mahanta, K. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Maji, B. (2012). Dhaincha (Sesbania ) cultivation for nitrogen fixation and non-timber fuel wood production in coastal salt-affected soils. National seminar on “Advances in use of non-conventional energy sources for agriculture, fisheries and rural development”. 19-20 January 2012, Kolkata, India.

  38. Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D., Maji, B., Mandal, U.K. and Roy, S. (2012). Monthly pattern of non-conventional energy sources in Sundarbans region of West Bengal, Paper presented at 25th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers & National Seminar on Advances in Use of Non-conventional Energy Sources for Agriculture Fisheries and Rural Development ; Abstract published in Souvenir cum Technical Volume; Organised by Institution of Engineers (India), Agricultural Engineering Division, West Bengal State Centre on 19-20 Jan., 2012 at Kolkata;p 43.

  39. Sarangi, S. K., Mandal Subhasis and Mahanta, K. K. (2010). System of rice intensification (SRI) during rabi season in coastal salt-affected soils. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 147.

  40. Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K. and Mandal Subhasis (2010). Kalmisag (Ipomoea aquatica) – A green leafy vegetable having promise in the coastal salt affected soils. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on“Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 149.

  41. Mandal S., Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D. and Bandyopadhyay, B. K. (2010). Production and marketing of selected vegetables crops in coastal districts of West Bengal. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”,October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 113.

  42. Mahanta, K. , Sahoo, Bhabagrahi,  and  Sarangi, S. K. (2010).  A modified Van der Molen‟s model for reclamation of saline soils. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 62.

  43. Mahanta, K. K., Khandelwal, M. K., Sarangi, S. K. and Bandyopadhyay, B. K. (2010). Weather analysis for sustainable crop planning for Sundarbans region of West Bengal. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”, October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 186.

  44. Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal Subhasis, Mahanta, K. K. and Bal, A.R. (2010). Farm pond technology for multi-cropping and enhancing income of marginal farmers in low-lying waterlogged coastal lands of Sundarbans. Abstracts, 9th National Symposium of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research on “Recent outlook on sustainable Agriculture, Livelihood Security and Ecology of Coastal Region”,October 27-30, 2010, Goa, India. p. 132.

  45. Mandal, Subhasis, Sarangi, S.K., Burman, D. and Bandyopadhyay, B. K. (2010). Marketing of Selected Vegetables Grown by Farmers under Coastal Salt Affected Areas in Sundarbans, West Bengal. Abstracts, National Seminar on Soil Salinity and Water Quality, January 19-21, 2010, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, p.78..

  46. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Sarangi, S. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Bal, A. R. (2010). Land Shaping Models for Increasing the Productivity and Restoration of Degraded Salt Affected Coastal Soils. Abstracts, National Seminar on Soil Salinity and Water Quality, January 19-21, 2010, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India, p.32.

  47. Satapathy, K. K. and Sarangi, S. K. (2008). Dairy based land use – A sustainable farming system to replace jhuming in North East Hilly region. National Seminar on Integrated Farming Systems Relevant to North East Region, Central Agricultural University, College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandary, Selesih, Aizawal – 796 014, Mizoram, India, February 6 – 9, 2008 (Oral Presentation).

  48. Sarangi, S. K. (2007).  Integrated  nutrient  management  in  Rice-toria  cropping National Symposium on Research Priorties and Strategies in Rice Production Systemfor Second Green Revolution, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Orissa, India, November 20 – 22, 2007.p. 89.

  49. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Mandal, Subhasis and Sarangi, S.K. (2009). Enhancing productivity of coastal land through land shaping and rain water harvesting. 4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, New Delhi, India, February 4 – 7, 2009.

  50. Sarangi, S. K. and Singh, R. (2006). Cultural management practices to enhance performance of upland rice – toria cropping system. 2nd International Rice Congress 2006, New Delhi, India, October 9 – 13, 2006.

  51. Sarangi, S. K., Dash, R. and Ghadei, K. (2003). Need in relation to sustainable Agriculture, International Seminar on Communication and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, BHU, Varanasi – 221 005, India, January 7 – 9, 2003.

  52. Sarangi, S. K. and Das Mahapatra, S. (2001). Indigenous technical knowledge – A tool for integrated crop management. International Conference on Nature Farming and Ecological Balance. ISNF, CCS HAU, Hisar – 125 004, March 7 – 10, 2001.

Reports/Leaflets/Bulletins:

  1. ICAR-CSSRI, IRRI-EC-IFAD. (2014). Final report of IRRI-EC-IFAD Project on: Improved rice crop management for raising productivity in submergence-prone and salt-affected rainfed lowlands in South Asia (Eds. Maji, B., Sarangi, S. K., Sharma, D.K. and Singh, S.), ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (ICAR-CSSRI), Regional Research Station (RRS), Canning Town – 743329, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. 72p.

  2. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Mandal, Subhasis, Mandal, U.K., Mahanta, K.K., Sarangi, S. K., Maji, B., Rout, S., Bal, A.R., Gupta, S. K. and Sharma, D.K. (2013). Land shaping – A unique technology for improving productivity of coastal land. Bulletin No. CSSRI/Canning Town/Bulletin/2013/02. Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town, West Bengal, India, P.38.

  3. Giri, A.K., Patra, S., Patra, P., De, S., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Mandal, S. and Sarangi, S. K. (2012). Polyculture of Fish & Prawn in Pond (Bengali). Leaflet published by “Principal Investigator of the G2 (CPWF) Project on Productive, Profitable and Resilient Agriculture & Aquaculture System”, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town – 743 329, West Bengal, India.

  4. Patra, S., Giri, A.K., De, S., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Mondal, S. and Sarangi, S. (2012). Quality Seed Production of Paddy (Bengali). Booklet published by “Principal Investigator  of  the  G2  (CPWF)  Project  on  Productive,  Profitable  and  Resilient Agriculture & Aquaculture System”, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town – 743 329, West Bengal, India, p.19.

  5. Mandal, S., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., and Mahanta, K. K. (2011). Strategies for Sustainable Management of Degraded Coastal Land and Water for Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Communities, CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal, pages 64.

  6. Mandal, Subhasis, Sarangi, S. K., Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay (2011). Marketing Efficiency of Major Horticultural Commodities in Coastal Districts of West Bengal, Director, CSSRI, Karnal, pages 56.

  7. Ghosh, P. K., Ngachan, S. V., Singh, R. K., Das, Anup, Samuel, M.P., Lama, T.D., Saha, R., Sarangi, S. K., Munda, G.C., Kumar, Rajesh and Sonowal, D.K. (2008). Watershed Based Integrated Resource Management in Hill Ecosystem. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam-793 103, Meghalaya. 76 p.

  8. Sarangi, S. K., De, L. C. and Singh, R. (2007). Indigenous life supporting plants of Arunachal ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi Road, Umiam, Meghalaya – 793 103, INDIA.

  9. Arunachalam, V., Chaudhury, S. S., Sarangi, S. K., Ray, T., Mohanty, B. P., Nambi,V. A. and Mishra, S. (2006). Rising on Rice: The story of Jeypore. M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, 3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area,Taramani, Chennai – 600 113, INDIA.

  10. Singh, R. and Sarangi, S. K. (2005-06). Annual Report. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  11. Borah, J., Saloi, B., Singh, R. and Sarangi, S. K. (2005-06). Annual Report. Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Farm Science Centre), ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  12. Sarangi, S. K. and De, L. C. (2004). Recent Research Findings for Increasing Rice Leaflet, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  13. De, L. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Bujarbaruah, K. M. (2005). Research Highlights (1975-2004). ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  14. De, L. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Borah, J. (2004-05). Annual Report. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791 101.

  15. De, L. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Saloi, B. (2003-04). Annual Report. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  16. De, L. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Vishwakam and Bagra, G. (2003-04). Annual Report. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar – 791101.

  17. De, L. C., Sarangi, S. K. and Vishwakam. (2002-03). Annual Report. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar– 791101.

  18. Mahanty, B. P., Ray, T., Chaudhury, S. S., Swain, S., Sarangi, S. K. and Das, L. (1999). Activities Report of Conservation, Enhancement and Sustainable and Equitable use of Biodiversity (CONESUB), M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Site office – Lingaraj Nagar, Jeypore, Koraput, Orissa – 764 004.


Dr. Dhiman Burman

Acting Head (Soil Physics/Soil Water Conservation)

Positions held:

Sl. No Name of employer Name of post From To
1 CSSRI, RRS(ICAR) Sr. Scientist 28.09.2004 Continued
2 ICAR CSSRI, RRS(ICAR) Scientist (SS) 01.08.2002 27.09.2004
3 IGFRI (ICAR) Scientist (SS) 28.09.1999 31.07.2002
4 IGFRI (ICAR) Scientist 28.09.1995 27.09.1999

Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received:

  1. ISCA Young Scientists’ Award by Indian Science Congress Association for the section of Agricultural Sciences.

  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Award by Indian Council of Agricultural Research for outstanding Post-Graduate Agricultural Research in the field of Agricultural Physics

  3. Fellow of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research

 Scholarship/ Fellowship Received:

  1. University Merit Scholarship at B.Sc. Level, B.C.K.V., West Bengal
  2. Junior Research Fellowship at M.Sc. Level, I.A.R.I., New Delhi
  3. Senior Research Fellowship at Ph.D Level, I.A.R.I., New Delhi

Training programmes attended:

  • Farm Training for the period from Mar.1 to Aug. 31, 1990 at C.R. Farm, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal

  • Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service for the period from Jan.1 to Jun. 20, 1996 at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad.

  • Summer School on Assessment and Modeling of Soil and Crop Growth Parameters by Remote Sensing and GIS for the period from Jul.7 to 29, 1997 at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

  • National level CAD training programme on Participatory irrigation management from Jan. 3 to 9, 2001 at Jhansi sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources, GOI and organized by WAPCOS (India ) Ltd., New Delhi.

  • Training programme on Resource management under intensive cropping systems from Feb. 14 to Mar.15, 2001 at Jabalpur organized by Centre of Advance Studies, Dept. of Soil Sci. and Agril. Chemistry, J.N.K.V.V., Jabalpur.

  • Training programme on Recent development in computer modelling from Nov.11 to Dec.01, 2002 at Karnal organized by Central Soil Salinity Research Institute.

  • Training programme on Introduction to LAN/WAN technologies from Aug. 23- 27, 2004 at Barrackpore, Kolkata organized by ERNET India and ICAR.

  • IRRI-Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) In-country Trainors’ Training on Participatory Varietal Selection (PVS) from May 26-28, 2008 at CRRI, Cuttack

  • Training on Leadership for Transition to NAIS from August 6-11, 2010 at NAARM, Hyderabad

 

Outstanding professional contributions:

(a) Two outstanding contributions:

Crop discrimination and evaluation of crop response to soil and water management by remote sensing techniques and GIS:

The study on the microwave backscattering and spectral reflectance for discrimination of crops and crop response to soil and water management using remote sensing techniques and geographical information systems (GIS) has added valuable information on crop production management. The information generated helped in selecting the payload for microwave remote sensing satellite which was launched by ISRO. The information generated by selection of proper satellite pass data will help in precise estimation of cropped area and yield potential of crops and it has the potential for application in management of agricultural resources more efficiently.

 Enhancing crop production in the disadvantageous semi-arid and coastal agroecosystems:

Studies on crop management strategies under disadvantageous semi-arid and coastal agroecosystems have generated valuable information for enhancing productivity of food and fodder crops. The information on suitable moisture conservation practise like mulching by using locally available green biomass and conservation tillage practices will help in producing higher food and fodder crops under different cropping sequences and intercropping in the semi-arid region. Information generated on the interaction of fodder trees with intercrops under different agroforestry systems will help to identify suitable tree species and intercrops for enhancing productivity in semi-arid region. The suitable irrigation scheduling which was identified from experiments is very effective for judicious utilization of scare water resources in the semi-arid region. In coastal, efforts have been made to develop suitable land and water management technologies for improving crop production. The management strategies developed like land shaping techniques for growing integrated crops and fishes, and fruit and agroforesty trees; integrated nutrient management by using locally available green biomass; combined use of P-fertilizer, lime and green manure in acid sulphate soil will help to enhance productivity of salt affected land  under fragile coastal agro-ecosystem of the country.

 (b)Outstanding contribution with special reference to coastal areas :

Land shaping techniques for enhancing crop production in low-lying coastal area: Several land shaping technologies like, farm pond, paddy-cum-fish cultivation, deep ridge and furrow, shallow ridge and furrow were developed which provided scope for highly profitable multiple and diversified crop cultivation round the year and paddy-fish mixed cultivation. These technologies create the irrigation facilities through harvesting of rain water, reduce drainage congestion, decrease the salinity build up in soil during dry season, enhance harm income and increase employment generation.

Management of acid sulphate soil:

The on-farm study revealed that the application of green manure, double recommended dose of P-fertilizer in combination with half lime requirement dose is required for higher yield of rice and sunflower grown in P deficient acid sulphate soils of coastal Sundarbans region. This information will help to enhance the crop production from acid sulphate soil and to reduce cost of cultivation by applying half dose of lime by using locally available milled oyster shells, which is a cheap source of lime.

 

Nutrient management in coastal soil:

The long term studies indicated that application of K may be omitted without affecting yield of crops and K fertility status of soil. This information will help to reduce the cost of crop production in coastal areas. Addition of Sesbania, Gliricidia, city compost and leaves of locally available trees along with inorganic N-fertilizer improved crop yield and soil health.

Changes in coastal land following introduction of brackishwater fisheries: 

The conversion of agricultural land to fisheries in coastal area resulted in deterioration of the land. The crop fields adjacent to brackishwater fish farm showed more build up of salinity than the fields away from the fish farm. Available nitrogen and phosphorous and organic C content in the soil was higher in the crop fields away from the fish farms compared to soils in nearer fields whereas, available iron and manganese content was high in the adjoining crop fields.The water of some of the brackishwater fisheries showed considerable low concentration of soluble P, sub-optimal dissolve oxygen (DO) & bio-chemical oxygen demand (BOD). The gross primary productivity (GPP) of the fisheries was generally low. This information will help to develop policy frame work regarding deterioration of land due to conversion to fisheries.

Suitable agroforestry tree species under low lying salt affected coastal areas:

Studies revealed that uunder the situation of prolonged waterlogging of 3-4 months in kharif season as prevailing in majority of agricultural lands in high rainfall coastal regions the agroforestry trees like, Eucalyptus sp., Acacia auriculiformis, Casuarina sp., and Brugeria gymnorhiza can be grown in the coastal areas with some land shaping. Eucalyptus sp., Acacia auriculiformis and Casuarina sp. more tolerant to prolonged waterlogging. Land shaping also provides a scope for alternate and diversified farming and more income.

Selection of improved salt tolerant varieties through participatory variety selection (PVS):

Several salt tolerant varieties of rice both for kharif and rabi season have been identified through preferential analysis under PVS and sensory analysis. These varieties will help the farmers to improve their farm productivity and income. PVS has great impact on rapid dissemination of new crop varieties in the coastal region.

 Any other relevant working experience/information: 

 

  • Experience of working as academic expert

It is difficult to record all the duties/ experiences made with the external organizations.  However an attempt is made some of the few duties performed.

  1. Acted as external examiner for Post graduate courses of Universities.
  2. Acted as external examiner for M.Sc. (Ag.) thesis of Universities
  3. Acted as a member of selection committee for the selection of Technical officers in ICAR institutes
  • Served in the Technical Committees constituted by different organizations:
  • Served as a member of Technical committees constituted by the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research for National & International Symposium, Executive body, Editorial board, etc.

 

  • Served as Technical Reviewer for the scientific bodies:
  • Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science
  • Journal of the Indian Society of Agroforestry
  • Range Management and Agroforestry
  • Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Journal of the Indian Society of Water Management
  • Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research
  • Research project proposals submitted to the ICAR and other Govt. Organizations

 

  • Service to scientific societies:
  • Secretary of the Indian Society of Coastal Agriculture
  • Secretary of West Bengal Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation Society of India
  • Served the Indian Society of Coastal Agriculture as member of the Executive committees and Editorial Boards

Particulars of memberships in Academics/Societies/Professional bodies:

  1. Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research- Life Member
  2. Indian Science Congress Association- Life Member
  • Range Management society of India- Life Member
  1. Soil and Water Conservation Society of India – Life Member
  2. Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality- Annual Member
  3. Indian Society of Soil Science – Annual Member

 

Research publications:

 

  • Research papers:

Bandyopadhya, B.K., Burman, D., and Majumder, A. (2004). On-farm study on integrated nutrient management for coastal saline soils under rice based cropping system. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 22(1&2): 214-218. Bandyopadhya, B.K., Burman, D., Tripathi, S. and Majumder, A. (2004). Effect of long-term application of P and K fertilizers to coastal saline soils. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 22(1&2): 52-55. Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Burman, D. (2006).  Characterization of soil and water of brackish water fisheries of coastal region of Sundarbans West Bengal. Indian Society of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 24(1), 78-82. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D. and Pal, D. (2008).  Management of soil fertility for sustaining crop productivity in coastal agroecosystem in India. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 26(2): 102-110. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Ghorai, D. and Majumder, A. 2006.  The effected of Azolla and Blue green algae on yield of rice and subsequent crops on coastal saline soils.  Indian Society of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 24(1), 142-45.Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Majumder, A., Prasad, P.R.K., Sheik Dawood, M., and Mahato, K.R. 2006.  Integrated nutrient management of coastal salt affected soils of India under rice based cropping system.  Indian Society of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol.24(1), 130-134. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D., Sarangi, S.K., Subhasis Mandal and Bal, A.R. (2009). Landshaping Techniques to alleviate salinity and waterlogging problems of mon-cropped coastal land for muti-crop cultivation. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 27(1): 13-17. Bandyopadhyay, S., Burman, D. and Patra, A.K. (1997). Misutilization of soil resources – a threat to Indian agriculture. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 41(3&4):105-114. Burman, D.  Bandyopadhyay,  B.K. and Mahanta, K.K. (2010).  Management of Acid Sulphate Soil of Coastal Sunderban Region: Observations under On-farm Trial. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research (in press). Burman, D. and Gill, A.S. (2001). Alley cropping for sustainable soil resource management. Indian Journal of Agroforestry. 3(2):108-119. Burman, D., Bandyopadhya, B.K., Mahanta, K.K., Karpagam, C. and Majumder, A. (2004). Carbon sequestration in coastal soils. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 22(1&2): 56-60.. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Mahanta, K.K. (2006).  Soil and subsurface water quality of acid sulphate soils of  coastal region and their temporal variability.  Indian Society. of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 24(1), 78-82. Burman, D., Gill, A.S., Baig, M.J. and Prasad, J.V.N.S. (2009). Interaction between boundary plantation and food-fodder crop sequence under rainfed agro-ecosystem. Indian J. Dryland Agric. Res. & Dev. 24(1): 67-74. Burman, D., Shiva Dhar, Das, S.K. and J.V.N.S. Prsad (2004) Effect of foliage incorporation and mulch on crop yields and soil properties under rainfed condition. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry..25(1): 51-56. Burman, D., Shiva Dhar, Das, S.K. and Prasad, J.V.N.S. (2004) Alley cropping with Leucaena under rainfed condition: Effect of foliage incorporation amd much on crop yields and soil properties. Journal of Range Management Soc. of India  Burman, D., Shukla, N.P, Shiva Dhar, Das, S.K. and Baig, M.J. (2002). Soil water dynamics and water utilization pattern in perennial lucerne at different management practices.  Annals of Plant and Soil Research. 4(2):205-208. Burman,D., Sarangi, S.K., subhasisi Mandal and Bandyopadhyay, B.K. (2009). Water qyalinity for tube-wells used for irrigation during rabi and summer seasons in the coastal areas of Sunderbans, West Bengal. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 27(2): 76-77. Das, S.K., Baig, M.J., Pahwa, M.R., Yadava, R.B. and Burman, D. (2002). Effect of herbicides on soil health and physiological parametrs of cowpea. Annals of Plant and Soil Research. 4(2): 218-221. Gill A.S. and Burman, D. (2002). Effects of trees on associated crops and soil. APANews, FAO, No. 20. pp.13-14.  Gill, A.S and D.Burman.(2001) Nutrient management in agroforestry systems. Fertilizer News. 46(3):25-36. Gill, A.S., Burman, D., Baig, M.J. and Prasad, J.V.N.S. (2006). Impact of sisam (Dalbergia sissoo) boundary plantation on associated fodder crops in rainfed semi-arid region. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences .76 (2) 85-91.  Karpagam, C., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. Burman, D.,  and Bal, A.R., 2006.  National agricultural extension policy framework-scope and prospects for coastal agro ecosystem. Indian Society. of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 24(2), 310-311. Karpagam, C., Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B.K. and Bal, A.R., 2006.  Indigenous ethno veterinary practices of animal husbandry under coastal villages of Sunderbans.  Indian Soiecty. of Coastal Agric. Research, Vol 24(2),  276-77. Laxminarayana, K., Burman, D., Singh D.P. and S.K. Naskar (2010). Effect of salinity on yield, quality and nutrient uptake of sweet potato in coastal saline soils. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 28(2): 1-5. Mahanta, K.K. and Burman, D. (2004). Studies on the development and utility status of the shallow tubewells in the Sundarbans area. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. 22(1&2): 124-125 Prasad, J.V.N.S., Gill, A.S., Baig, M.J., Burman, D., and Gupta, S.K. 2008. Fodder and fuel wood production through agroforestry in the Semiarid Central India. Indian Journal of Agronomy 53(2): 152-156. Shiva Dhar, Shukla, N.P. and Burman, D. (2005). Productivity of alley and sole cropping of berseem (Trifilium alexandrium)- sorhgum (Sorhgum bicolor) and forage pushes under different moisture regimes in hot-humid region of Central India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences .75 (11) 712-6.  Shukla,N.P., Rekib,A. and Burman, D. (2002) Productivity of Sesbania alley cropping system for with sequentially cropped berseem and maize at different moisture regimes and fertilizers. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension. 5(1&2): 35-42.  (b) Books/Book chapters: Gill, A.S. and Burman, D (2002). Diversified farming systems for sustainable development. In: Sustainability through Good Governance (ed. J.S. Ahluwalia). World Environment Foundation, New Delhi. pp.93-103. Gill, A.S. and Burman, D. (2004).  Agroforestry for sustainable agricultural development. In Sustainable Resource Management ( eds. B.B.S. Kapoor and Ahmed Ali). Madhu Publication, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. Gill, A.S. and Burman,D. (2002). Productivity management of field crops under agroforestry systems. In: Recent Advances in Agronomy (eds. G. Singh, J. S. Kolar & H.S. Sekhon). Indian Soc. Agronomy, New Delhi. pp. 523-542.   (c)Bulletin/Reports/Reviews articles/popular articles Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Roy, D. and Burman, D. 2007.  “Paschimbanger Labanakta Jamir Dhan Chas,  Samashya-O-Samadhaner Kichu Paramarsha” (in Bengali) Rice cultivation on salt affected soils of West Bengal-problems and remedies some advices.  Sar Samachar (Bengali ):459(2) (Shravan-Ashin 1414, July-Sept) pp. 23-34. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Roy, D. and Burman, D. 2007.  “Upakulabarty Labanakta Matite Phasal Utpadaner Samashya-O-Samadhan” (in Bengali) Crop production in salt affected coastal soils-problems and remedies.  Annadata (Bengali)  (November) pp. 56-61. Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman, D. and Tyagi, N.K. (2004). Problem of high arsenic water and strategies for crop production. Indian Farming. 53(11): 15-17 & 51. Burman, D. (2002). Rainwater harvesting: An ancestral water management techniques. Farmers’ Digest. 35(1):41-44. Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay, B. K.,and Bal, A. R. (2009). Salinity News, CSSRI, Karnal, 15(2): 3. Burman, D., Sarangi, S. K., Bandyopadhyay, B. K., Mandal, Subhasis and Bal, A. R. (2009). Sea water flooded land used for successful cropping: study with cyclone ‘Aila’ affected coastal land of West Bengal. Salinity News, CSSRI, Karnal, 15(2): 3. Burman, D., Mandal, Subhasis, Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Sarangi, S.K., Mahanta, K.K. and Maji, B. (2011). A Glimpse of CSSRI, RRS, Canning Town. CSSRI, RRS, Canning Town, West Bengal. Gill, A.S., Burman, D. and Prasad, J.V.N.S. (2002). Effect of boundary plantation on the yield of forage crops. IGFRI Newsletter. 8(42):3. Gill, Arjindar Singh and Burman, Dhiman (2004). Boundary plantation pradhati me shisham ke sath jawar abang jai ki kheti (Hindi). Krishakdoot. No.11.p.8  Karpagam, C., Burman, D., Bandyopadhyay and Bal, A.R. (2010). Agriculture Based Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Sunderban Coastal Agro-Ecosystem. Technical Bulletin No. CSSRI/Canning Town/ Bulletin/2010/03. CSSRI, RRS, Canning Town, West Bengal.  Mandal, Subhasis, Sarangi, S.K., Burman,D. and Bandyopadhyay, B.K. (2010) Marketing Efficiency of Major Horticultural Commodities in Coastal Districts of West Bengal. Technical Report, Regional Research Station, Central Soil Salinity Research Station (W.B.), India. Mandal, Subhasis, Bandyopadhyay, B.K., Burman,D., Sarangi, S.K. and Mahanta, K.K. (2011) Baseline Reprot of the NAIP project on ‘Strategies for Sustainable Management of Degraded Coastal Land and Water for Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Communities’.  Central Soil Salinity Research Station, Regional Research Station, West Bengal, India. pp.74 Mehta, N.S., Mohan, S., Das, D.K., Sundara Sarma, K.S., Bandyopadhyay, S. and Burman, D. (1995). Microwave signature studies on soil/ crops using ground based scatterometer data. Scientific Report: SAC/RSA/RSAG/ARD/SR/01/95. Sen, H.S., Burman, D. and Mandal Subhasis (2009). Improving the rural livelihoods in the Ganges delta through integrated, diversified cropping and aquaculture, and through better use of flood or salt affected areas. Technical paper presented in International Workshop on CPWF-IWMI Basin Focal Project for the IG Basin, “Tackling Water and Food Crisis in South Asia: Insights from the Indus-Gangetic Basin”, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 2-3 Dec, 2009. International Water Management Institute. Singh, J.B., Burman, D., Pradep Behari and Rai, S.K. (2002). Temporal variability of rainfall and temperature in Jhansi District. IGFRI Newsletter. 8(4):3. Sundara Sarma, K.S., Sharma, R.K. and Dhiman Burman (2001). Application of microwave tools in studies on crop sensitivity in salt affected soils. In Physical Methods of Soil Characterization (ed. J. Behari). Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.