Dr. Devika S.

Scientist (Plant Physiology)

EDUCATION:

Degree University Year Subject
B. Sc. (Agri) TNAU, Killikulam 2014 Agriculture
M. Sc. TNAU, Coimbatore 2016 Plant Physiology
Ph. D. IARI, New Delhi 2023 Plant Physiology

 

CONFERENCE/TRAINING

  1. Conference on Soil health, Soil quality Assessment and Management for Sustainable Agriculture, 9th– 11th, 2016, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University.
  2. National Conference of Plant Physiology Challenges in crop Physiology Research: From Molecular to whole plant,8-10, December 2016.
  3. XIV Agricultural Science Congress on ‘Innovations for Agricultural Transformation’, 20-23rd, 2019, National Agricultural Science Congress, New Delhi.
  4. Undergone a hands-on experience course commercial plant tissue culture, Killikulam

 

PUBLICATIONS

Devika, S., Ravichandran, V., & Boominathan, P. (2018). Physiological analyses of nitrogen use efficiency and yield traits of rice genotypes. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology23, 100-110.

Devika, S., Ravichandran, V., & Boominathan, P. (2018). Physiological analyses of nitrogen use efficiency and yield traits of rice genotypes. Indian Journal of Plant Physiology23, 100-110.

Elangovan, A., Dalal, M., Krishna, G. K., Devika, S., Kumar, R. R., Sathee, L., & Chinnusamy, V. (2020). Characterization of atypical protein tyrosine kinase (ptk) genes and their role in abiotic stress response in rice. Plants9(5), 664.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Elangovan, Krishna G K, Devika S (2019) Plant Biotechnology (2nd edition) India, New Vishal Publications

Pandurang R. Divte, Nitin Sharma, Shamima Parveen, Devika S, Anjali Anand (2022) Cereal grain composition under changing climate, London UK, Academic Press

 


Dr. Sonali Mallick

Scientist (Agricultural Extension)

Research area:

Climate Change Information need of Rice Growers of OdishaCritical Analysis of Pusa Samachar: Multimedia Based Extension Model for Enhanced Information Delivery and Usage

Awards:

  • Sibananda Panda memorial Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Agricultural Economics in B. Sc. (Ag.), O.U.A.T. for the year 2018
  • Aspee Gold Medal for securing highest marks in Plant Protection during Sc. (Ag.), O.U.A.T. in 2018
  • Banaras Hindu University Gold Medal for securing First Position in Sc. (Ag) Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, B.H.U. Varanasi for the year 2020

 

 Scholarships:

  • ICAR- Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)-2018, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, MoA&FW, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • ICAR- Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)-2020, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, MoA&FW, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • University Grants Commission NET- Junior Research Fellowship (UGC-NET JRF)- 2022, MoHRD, Govt of India, New Delhi.

 

Policy Brief

  • Padaria, N., Burman, R. R., Sarkar. S., Mahra, G. S., Mallick, S. (2022). Development of Innovative Extension Models. (Policy Brief No.1)

Research papers:

  1. Burman, R. R., Mahra, G. S., Singh, A. K., Mallick, S., Anand, A., Vashisth, A., … & Das, A. K. (2022). ‘Pusa Samachar: an innovative multimedia-based extension advisory Current Science, 123(4), 574. (NAAS rating 7.10)
  1. Mallick, , Ghadei, K., Maji, S., & Kamalvanshi, V. (2022). Information Need Analysis of Coastal Rice Growers about Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Practices. Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development. 17(2):395-(NAAS rating 5.67)
  1. Mallick, , Ghadei, K., Kamalvanshi, V., & Maji, S. (2021). Knowledge test for Measuring Rice Growers’ Knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Practices. Journal of Community Mobilization and Sustainable Development. 16(2):428-(NAAS rating 5.67)

Book Chapters

  1. Burman, R. R., Mahra, G. S., Mallick, S., & Saini, S. (2021). Harnessing Multimedia based ICTs for Disseminating Need-based Technologies to Farming Community. In Roy, S.K. and Pal. P.P. (Eds.). Building Self-Reliant India through Techno-Rich Extension System in Agriculture and Allied Sectors (pp: 219-229). International Books & Periodical Supply Service, New Delhi.

 


Mr. Rinchen Nopu Bhutia

Scientist (Fishery Resource Management)

Details of Employment:

S. No. Name of Institute Designation Posted
1 ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town Scientist (Fisheries Resource Management) 04-04-2020 to Till Date
2 ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad Scientist (on Probation) 07-01-2020 to 03-04-2020

 

Education:

Degree Class/Grade University/Board/Inst. Year
B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science) 1st / 7.53/10.0 WBUAFS, Kolkata 2015
M.F.Sc. (Fisheries Resource Management) 1st / 8.22/10.0 ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai 2017

 

Current Area of Research:

  • Ichthyofaunal diversity, biology and stock assessment for management and conservation of coastal resources.
  • Biotic (plankton) and abiotic (Soil & water quality) parameter of coastal water bodies
  • Potentials of small indigenous fish culture in enhancing farm profitability
  • Integrated farming in land shaping models
  • Effect of salinity on growth and physiology of fishes

 

Research Projects:

Ongoing (In-house): 2

  • Assessment of Ichthyofaunal diversity, biology and stock assessment of selected species along the estuary of Sundarbans. (NRMACSSRISIL202101301034) – Principal Investigator (2021-2024)
  • Enhancing the production potential and profitability of ponds through integration of small indigenous fishes in coastal region of West Bengal. (NRMACSSRISIL202300101066) – Principal Investigator (2023-2026)

 

 

Ongoing (Externally Funded): 2

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for salt affected soils. (Phase-II) (NRMACSSRICOP201500400880) – Co-Principal Investigator (2023-2024)
  • Securing the Asian mega-deltas from sea-level rise, flooding, salinization and water insecurity (CGIAR-Funded) – Co-Principal Investigator (2022-2025)

 

Particulars of prizes/medals/scholarships in academic field

  • Qualified ICAR’s National Eligibility Test in the discipline Fisheries Resource Management, conducted by ASRB in May, 2018
  • ICAR- Fellowship for M.F.Sc
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship(RGNF) for PhD programme

Training Attended: (2) –Recent

 

  • National level online training program on “Statistical data analysis using R software” organized by department of agricultural statistics, Sarat Chandra Sinha College of Agriculture (SCSCA), Assam Agricultural University, Dhubri, Assam in collaboration with Jorhat extension center of NIELIT Guwahati from 04-01-2021 to 11-01-2021
  • 21 days national training course (NTC 2021) : On recent advances in fisheries & aquaculture technology for sustainable rural development” from 18th May to & 7th June through online mode, organised by West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences (WBUAFS) Kolkata (West Bengal) & National Agriculture Development Cooperative Ltd (NADCL) Baramulla (UT of J & K)

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Professional recognition:

 

Membership of Professional Societies
Life Member Member of Journal of Fisheries an Life Sciences 2019
Life Member Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2021
Life Member Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal 2021
Member of Executive Council  Indian Society on Coastal Agricultural Research 2021
Treasurer Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2023
Member of Editorial Board
Section Editor Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 2021

 

List of publications

Research paper:

 

  • Bhutia, R.N., Hari, M.S., Srinivasan, N.T., Deshmukhe, G., Ramteke, K., Bhushan, S. and Landge, A.T., 2019. Stock structure of small indigenous and near threatened Ailia coila (Hamilton, 1822) from Ganga and Brahmaputra river systems. Journal of Entomology and zoology Studies7(3), pp.1600-1605.
  • Bhutia, R.N., Srinivasan, N.T., Deshmukhe, G., Ramteke, K., Bhushan, S. and Landge, A.T., 2019. Morphometric differentiation of Ailia coila (Hamilton, 1822) populations inhabiting in selected stretches of Ganga and Brahmaputra riverine system. Journal of Experimental Zoology India22(2).
  • Pathak, V., Bhutia, R.N., Chennuri, S., Kumar, R., Bhushan, S., Deshmukhe, G. and Jaiswar, A.K., 2022. Dharamtar estuary: Unexplored ichthyofaunal diversity, a thrust area for diversity conservation. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS), 51(11), pp.891-899
  • Pathak, V., Lal, D.M., Bhutia, R.N., Chennuri, S., Bhushan, S., Deshmukhe, G. And Jaiswar, A., 2021. First Record of Freshwater Invasive Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in Dharamtar Estuary, West Coast of India. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 39(1), 86-92.
  • SriHari, M., Bhutia, R.N., Kathirvelpandian, A., Sharma, R., Ramteke, K.K., Sreekanth, G.B. and Abidi, Z.J., 2019. Differentiation in morphometric traits of Chanos chanos stocks along the Indian coast.
  • Vikas Pathak, Rinchen N. Bhutia, Shashi Bhushan, Geetanjali Deshmukhe, A.K. Jaiswar., Discrimination of Five Gobid Species (Family: Gobiidae) based on Otolith Morphometry. Indian Journal of Animal Research (Accepted)

 

Book chapter: 1

Number of Popular Article published: 5

Number of conference/symposia/Webinar attended: 12


Dr. Nitish Ranjan Prakash

Scientist (Genetics and Plant Breeding)

Details of Employment:

S. No. Name of Institute Designation Posted
1 ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town Scientist (Genetics and Plant Breeding) 04-04-2020 to Till Date
2 ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad Scientist (on Probation) 07-01-2020 to 03-04-2020

 

Education:

Degree Class/Grade University/Board/Inst. Year
B.Sc.(Agriculture) 1st / 9.31/10.0 TNAU, Coimbatore 2014
M.Sc.(Genetics) 1st / 8.36/10.0 IARI, New Delhi 2016
Ph.D.(Genetics & Plant Breeding) 1st (Distinction) / 8.42/10 IARI, New Delhi 2022

 

Current Area of Research:

  • Collection, maintenance and evaluation of salt and submergence tolerant rice germplasm of coastal India.
  • Development of rice varieties suited for coastal ecologies through classical as well as molecular breeding approaches
  • Understanding genetics of seedling and reproductive stage salinity tolerance, anaerobic germination, lodging tolerance, low arsenic uptake and submergence tolerance in rice using genome-wide association studies, Meta-QTL analysis and biparental QTL mapping.

 

Research Projects:

Ongoing (In-house): 1

  • Development of rice genotypes with tolerance to coastal salinity. (NRMACSSRISIL202101201033) – Principal Investigator (2021-2024)

 

Ongoing (Externally Funded): 2

  • Morphological and molecular characterization of salt tolerant coastal rice landraces. (DST-SERB) – Principal Investigator (2022-2024)
  • Securing the Asian mega-deltas from sea-level rise, flooding, salinization and water insecurity (CGIAR-Funded) – Co-Principal Investigator (2022-2025)

 

Completed (In-house): 1

  • Exploring production potential of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) under saline Agro-ecosystems of India. (NRMACSSRISlL202002401015) – Co-Principal Investigator (2020-2023)

 

Particulars of prizes/medals/scholarships in academic field

  • P. Rangasamy Gold Medal in the year 2014 for Highest marks in ‘Plant Breeding subjects’ in B.Sc.(Agriculture) by AC & RI, TNAU, Madurai
  • “Bihar Gaurav Samman” by Dept. of Education, Govt. of Bihar in 2014 for securing 3rd rank in ICAR-JRF (Plant sciences).
  • “Cumbum M. S. Roja Begum Award” for becoming Best B.Sc.(Agri.) student of Madurai Campus in the year 2015 by TNAU, Coimbatore
  • Received ICAR-JRF, ICAR-IARI Merit Fellowship, CSIR-JRF, CSIR-SRF during academic life from UG to Ph.D.

Training Attended: (9) –Five Recent

  • Training Programme on “Enhancing Pedagogical Competencies for Agricultural Education” being organized by NAAS, New Delhi from 25 – 30 September, 2023.
  • Training Programme on Multivariate Data Analysis (On-line Mode) from 20-27 March, 2023 by ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad
  • Twenty one days CAFT Training (Centre for Advanced Faculty Training) on “Advances in statistical techniques for efficient agricultural experimentation” from 04.01.2023 to 24.01.2023 by ICAR-IASRI, New Delhi
  • Online Training programme entitled “Prediction of Non-Coding RNA” during 16th to 18th February, 2022 at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi.
  • Online Training entitled “SNP Mining, GWAS and Genomic Selection” during 16th to 21st December, 2021 at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute, Library Avenue, PUSA, New Delhi.

Professional recognition:

 

Membership of Professional Societies
Life Member Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, New Delhi 2020
Life Member Indian Society of Plant Breeders, Coimbatore 2021
Life Member Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2021
Life Member Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal 2021
Members of Executive Council Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2023
Member of Editorial Board
Section Editor Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 2021
Section Editor (Crop Science) Food and Scientific Reports – a monthly multidisciplinary technical electronic magazine 2020
Review Editor Frontiers in Nutrition 2022

 

List of publications

Research paper (12): Best five

  • Prakash, N.R., Zunjare, R., Muthusamy, V., Chand, G., Kamboj, M.C., Bhat, J.S. and Hossain, F. (2019). Genetic analysis of prolificacy in ‘Sikkim Primitive’ – a prolific maize (Zea mays) landrace of North-Eastern Himalaya. Plant Breeding, 138, 781–789. (NAAS-7.25)
  • Prakash, N.R., Chhabra, R., Zunjare, R., Muthusamy, V., Hossain, F. (2020). Molecular characterization of teosinte branched1 gene governing branching architecture in cultivated maize and wild relatives. 3Biotech,10, 77. (NAAS-7.79)
  • Anilkumar, C., Sah, R.P., Muhammed Azharudheen, T.P., Behera, S., Singh, N., Prakash, N. R., Sunitha, N.C., Devanna, B.N., Marndi, B.C., Patra, B.C., & Nair, S.K. (2022). Understanding complex genetic architecture of rice grain weight through QTL-meta analysis and candidate gene identification. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-13. [NAAS Rating – 10.996]
  • Talukder, Z.A., Muthusamy, V., Chhabra, R., Bhatt, V., Reddappa, S.B., Mishra, S.J., Prakash, N.R., Kasana, R., Chauhan, H.S., Mehta, B.K., Guleria, S.K., Zunjare, R.U. & Hossain, F. (2022). Enrichment of amylopectin in sub-tropically adapted maize hybrids through genomics-assisted introgression of waxy1 gene encoding granule-bound starch synthase (GBSS). Journal of Cereal Science, 105, 103443. [NAAS Rating – 10.075]
  • Prakash, N.R., Lokeshkumar, B.M., Rathor, S., Warraich, A.S., Yadav, S., Vinaykumar, N.M., Dushynthkumar, B.M., Krishnamurthy, S.L. & Sharma, P.C. (2022) Meta‐analysis and validation of genomic loci governing seedling and reproductive stage salinity tolerance in rice. Physiologia Plantarum, 174(1), e13629. [NAAS rating – 12.4]

 

 

Review Paper (7): Best two

  • Jayaswal, D., Priyadarshini, P., Tilgam, J., Choudhury, S., Yadav, V.K., Noonjingarakuzhi, S.N.,, Kumar, D., Prakash, N.R. & Kumar, K. (2022). Achievements of agricultural biotechnology: An initiative to double the farmer’s income through cutting edge technology. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB), 59(8), 793-799. [NAAS Rating – 7.92]
  • Kumar, P., Choudhary, M., Halder, T., Prakash, N.R., Singh, V., Vineeth, T.V., Sheoran, S., Longmei, N., Rakshit, S. & Siddique, K.H.M. (2022). Salinity stress tolerance and omics approaches: Revisiting the progress and achievements in major cereal crops. Heredity, 128(6), 497-518. [NAAS Rating – 9.832]

 

Book published: 1

Number of Popular Article published: 11

Number of conference/symposia attended: 13


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

Principle 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. Dhiman Burman

Head & Principal Scientist, (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.