Dr Ramya H.R

Scientist

Name:    RAMYA H R   

DESIGNATION: SCIENTIST at ICAR:CSSRI, KARNAL

email: ramya.hr@icar.gov.in and rammuhr@gmail.com

Google Scholar link:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=x3uHdcAAAAAJ&hl=en

Father: RAJEGOWDA H K.                          

Mother: LALITHA

Permanent Address:  HABBANAKUPPE, CHILKUNDA POST, HANGODU HOBLI.,

                 HUNSUR TALUK, MYSORE (DIST), KARNATAKA. PIN- 571105.                 

Educational Career:

Degree/Diploma/Certificate University/Board/Institute Year
Secondary School Leaving Certificate(SSLC) / Matriculation Certificate Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mysore. Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2008
Higher Secondary/ P.U.C. (PCMB) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mysore. Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2010
Bachelor’s Degree

B.Sc. (Agri)

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka 2010-14
Master’s Degree

M.Sc. (Agril. Extension)

Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 2014-16
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. in Agril. Extension- Pursuing) National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana 2016-2020
PG DIPLOMA (PGDAEM)

 

National Institute of Agricultural Extension and management (MANAGE, Hydearbad) 2018-2019

Awards/Recognition

Name of award/ Prize/ Scholarship/ Recognition Awarded   for Awarded               By Year Remarks
 

Merit Scholarship

 

B.Sc. (Agri) UAS,  Bangalore 2011-14 For securing highest OGPA
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) M.Sc. (Agri) ICAR 2014-16 For Master Degree Programme
Senior Research Fellowship (SRF ) Doctoral Degree ICAR 2016 For Doctoral Degree Programme
Institutional fellowship Doctoral Degree NDRI, Karnal 2016 For Doctoral Degree Programme
National fellowship for OBC (NF-OBC) Doctoral Degree UGC 2017 For Doctoral Degree Programme
Best poster award In International Conference on ‘Food Processing and Agribusiness Emerging Trends’ for presenting on the topic “Integrated Farming System – A Means for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security of Farmers” at Indian Institution of Plantation Management (IIPM). Bengaluru. Karnataka
Topper certificate 1.      Topper in M.Sc. (Ag.) in (Agricultural Extension) Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

2.      Topper in Ph.D. (Agricultural Extension and Education), from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana.

 Publications

Sl. No Author Year Title of publications Name of the Journal Volume, Page numbers NAAS rating
a.      Full length Research papers
1. Ramya H R , M.C.A. Devi , Naveena N and S. Subhash 2019 Perception of Farmers towards Integrated Farming Systems in Select Agro-climatic Zones of Karnataka: A Methodological Approach. Indian Journal of Extension Education Vol. 55, No. 4, 2019 (31-36) 5.32
2. Ramya H R,      P. V. Satya Gopal, V. Sailaja and S.V. Prasad.  

2018

Livelihood System Analysis of Tribal Farmers. Multilogic in Science. An International Indexed, Quarterly and Refereed Journal in Science and Agriculture Volume VIII, Issue XXV.  

5.20

3. Ramya, H.R., P.V. Satya Gopal, S.V. Prasad and Raja, L  

2017

Characteristics Determining the Livelihood Security of the Tribal Farmers. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 6 Number 7 (2017) pp. 4462-4470.  

5.38

4. Ramya H R,

P. V. Satya Gopal, V. Sailaja, S.V. Prasad.

2017 Strategy for Improving the Livelihood Security of Tribal Farmers in High Altitude Tribal Zone of Karnataka State. Bull. Env. Pharmacol. Life Sciences Vol 6 Special issue 4, 2017: 443-449 4.95
5. Ramya H R, P. V. Satya Gopal, V. Sailaja and S.V. Prasad. 2016 Personal, Socio-Economic and Psychological Characteristics of the Tribal Farmers Andhra Pradesh journal of Agril.Sci:

 

Vol 2(2):140-145  

4.14

 

6. Ramya H R, P. V. Satya Gopal, V. Sailaja and

S.V. Prasad.

 

 

2016

Problems and Suggestions as Perceived by the Tribal Farmers towards their Livelihood Security J. Res. Angrau 44(1&2) 79-82

 

 

3.60

 

7. Popular article

Ramya H R, Naveena N and H R Meena

 

2019 Veterinary services at farmers’ door step. KISAN WORLD magazine, Tamilnadu. January 2019, KISAN WORLD magazine, Tamil nadu
b.     Papers presented in Seminars/ Conferences/ Symposia/Abstracts
1. Ramya H R and Satyagopal, P. V. 2015 Gender Sensitization- A Key issue of family dynamics. International Conference on Advances in Home Science Studies.

 

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
2. Ramya H R and Naveena N 2017 Subsidy: Boon or Bane in Indian Agriculture. International Conference on Advances in Agricultural and Applied Sciences for promoting food security. Kathmandu,

Nepal

3. Ramya H R, M.C.A. Devi, S. Subhash and Kishore C.N 2018 Integrated Farming System – A Means for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security of Farmers. International Conference on Food Processing and Agribusiness “Emerging Trends” Bengaluru, Karnataka
4. Ramya H R,

P. V. Satya Gopal , Naveena N and V Sailaja

2018 Livelihood Security of the Tribal Farmers of High Altitude

Tribal Zone of Karnataka State

International Conference on Invigorating transformation of Farm Extension towards

Sustainable Development: Futuristic Challenges and Prospects – INTFES – 18

TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
5. Ramya H R and Satyagopal P. V, 2014 Shift from Tobacco- Challenges and Priorities of Farmers. National Seminar on Extension Management Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture – Challenges and Opportunities.

 

Madurai, Tamilnadu
6. Ramya H R and Satyagopal, P. V, Prasad S.V. 2016. Expert system-  A valid means for effective plant health management

 

Conference on National Priorities in Plant Health Management.

 

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
7. Ramya H R and Naveena N 2017 Supply Chain Management: A need of hour for an Economic development. National Extension education congress on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Changing Role of Extension.

 

Hyderabad
8. Ramya H R, M.C.A. Devi, S. Subhash and Kishore C.N 2018 Dairy Based Integrated Farming System- An Approach for Doubling Farmers Income National seminar on Promotion of Dairy entreprenuership and skill development for doubling farmers income SRS: NDRI, Bengaluru, Karnataka
9. Ramya H R  , M.C.A. Devi, S. Subhash  and Naveena N 2018 Capacity building: An imperative need for Smart Farming National consultation on Agri start-ups for smart farming. NIANP, Bengaluru, Karnataka

 Team Game/sports/NCC/NSS /Mountaineering etc.

  1. a) Successfully Participated in “National Adventure Programme held at Pachmarhi”, Madhya Pradesh under Bharat Scouts and Guides. GOI. from 16/12/06 to 22/12/06 at the time of secondary school education.
  2. b) Participated in the “National Integration camp” held at UAS, Bangalore from 06/02/2012 to 12/02/2012 under Youth services department, National Service Scheme (NSS) cell, Karnataka.

Cultural events

Particulars Number Events Period and Duration
National level

1.

 

 

2.

 

 

3.

 

3

13th All India Inter Agricultural Universities Youth Festival 2012-13, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (M.P.)

17th All India Agricultural Universities Youth Festival 2016-17, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and animal sciences (RAJUVAS), Bikaner.

21st All India Inter University Youth Festival, 2017 at NDRI Karnal

 

 

Mime

 

 

Drama & Mime

 

Drama, Skit and Mime

 

24/02/2013 to 28/02/2013

 

 

22/02/2017 to 25/02/2017

 

10/04/2017 to 12/04/2017


Miss Bhagya Vijayan

Scientist (On Study Leave)

Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI), Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Karnal, Haryana (INDIA) 132 001
E-mail       : bhagya.vijayan@icar.gov.in, bhagyavijayan11@gmail.com
Homepage: www.cssri.org
Phone       : 7204695313

  1. Academic qualification :

M.Sc (Agricultural Extension), 2015 (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru)

  1. Current position and past affiliation(s) :

Scientist, Division of Technology Transfer and Evaluation (since 21.07.2018)

  1. Priority research areas of interest :
  • Information Empowerment among farmers in the era of Information Communication

Technology

  • Status, Accesss and Impact of Agricultural Development Programmes
  • Sociological Study of Farming Society

 Research publications :

  • Bhagya Vijayan, N.R. Gangadarappa and Supriya D. 2016. Impact of KISSAN Kerala on Information Empowerment of Farmers of Kerala. Journal of Global Communication. Volume 9, ISSN (online) 0976-2442.
  • Bhagya Vijayan, N.R. Gangadarappa and Aswathy ChandraKumar.2017. Constaint Analysis of Kissan Kerala User Farmers in utilizing multimodal delivery services. Indian Journal of Extension Education. 53, No. 2, (132-134).

Dr. Kailash Prajapat

SENIOR SCIENTIST (Agronomy)

Dr. KailashPrajapat
Sr. Scientist,
Division of Technology Evaluation and Transfer,
Central Soil Salinity Research Institute,
Karnal – 132001 (Haryana)
Tel: +91-184- 2209344,
Fax: +91-184-2290480
E-mail: kailash.prajapat@icar.gov.in; kp.agron@gmail.com
Qualifications:
M.Sc. (Ag.) Agronomy
Ph.D.(Agronomy)
Current Research area:
Agronomy
Awards:
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Awarded by ICAR New Delhi
Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) byICAR, New Delhi
Beast Hindi article by IARI, New Delhiduring 2012-13
Training attended:

  • 15 days (Oct. 24th –Nov. 07th , 2015) Training Programme on Advance course AsiaConservation Agriculture: Gateway for Productive and Sustainable Cropping Systems at Ludhiana.
  • 4 days (March 02- 05, 2016) Training on Recording of Data in Co-ordinated wheat and barley trials and nurseries at IIWBR, Karnal.

Publications:
1. G.L. Choudhary, K.S. Rana, R.S. Bana and K. Prajapat. 2016. Moisture conservation and zinc fertilization impacts on quality, profitability and moisture use indices of chickpea (Cicerarietinum L.) under limited moisture conditions. Legume Research, 39 (5): 734-740.
2. G.L. Choudhary, K.S. Rana, R.S. Bana, K. Prajapat and A.P. Singh. 2016. Moisture conservation and zinc fertilization impacts on system performance and soil fertility status of pearlmillet-chickpea cropping system under limited moisture conditions. Indian Jounalof Dryland Agriculture Research. & Development, 31(1): 01-08.
3. Prajapat, Kailash, Vyas, A.K. and Shiva Dhar. 2016. Root growth and productivity of wheat, chickpea and potato as influenced by nutrient management practices. International Journal Bio-resource and Stress Management7 (1): 52-59.
4. Prajapat, K., Vyas, A.K. and Shiva Dhar. 2015. Effect of cropping systems and nutrient management practices on growth, productivity, economics and nutrient uptake of soybean (Glycine max). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 85 (9): 1138–1143.
5. Prajapat, K., Vyas, A.K. and Shiva Dhar. 2014. Productivity, profitability and land-use efficiency of soybean (Glycine max)-based cropping systems under different nutrientmanagement practices. Indian Journal of Agronomy 59 (2): 229-234.


Dr. Anil Kumar

Acting Head, Division of Soil Science and Research


Dr Subhasis Mandal

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (Agricultural Economics)

NAME

Dr.
Subhasis Mandal, PhD, ARS

CURRENT
POSITION

Principal
Scientist (Agricultural economics)

DATE OF
BIRTH

03.09.1975

CONTACT

+91-3218-255085(O),
+91-3218-255084(FAX),

 +91-9475215773(M)

E-mail: subhasis2006@gmail.com, S.Mandal@icar.gov.in

Google Scholar:: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Qb32EcsAAAAJ&hl=en

NATIONALITY

Indian

EMPLOYMENT
STATUS

Employed

EDUCATION:

Year

Name
of institution

Degree

2004

Indian
Agricultural research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi

Ph D in Agricultural Economics

2000

Govind Ballav Pant University of Agriculture &
Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand

M Sc (Ag) in Agricultural
Economics

1997

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya (BCKV),
Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal

B. Sc (Ag)

MEMBERSHIP
OF PROFESSIONAL

ASSOCIATIONS/SOCIETIES:


Indian Society of Agricultural Economics,
Mumbai


Agricultural Economics Research Association
(India), New Delhi


Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural
Research, Canning Town


Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water
Quality, Karnal


Indian Society of Hill Agriculture, Umiam,
Meghalaya

 TRAINING


 Agribusiness and
Market Intelligence (10 days) at Indian Agricultural  Statistical Research
Institute, New Delhi


Quantitative
Techniques for Agricultural Policy Analysis
(5 days),


Food Value chain analysis – Tools and
applications
(4 days), by IRRI,
Phillippines
, organized at Bangkok, Thailand


Complementary Role of Livestock and Fisheries towards
Sustainable Farming in NE India (21 days) at ICAR-RC for NEH Region, Umiam,
Meghalaya

COUNTRIES
OF WORK EXPERIENCE:

India,
Bangladesh and collaborative project with ACIAR (Australia) and CGIAR
Challenge Programme on Water and Food through IRRI, Phillippines

LANGUAGES

 

Speak

Read

Write

English

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Bengali

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Hindi

Good

Good

Average

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

 

Dr. Subhasis
Mandal, ARS has 13+ years of working experience in the field of agricultural
economics in the eastern region of India, including hill & mountain and
coastal agricultural farming systems. He has conducted several village level
studies in different parts of West Bengal, through planning, managing the
survey team and executing primary survey at household level in villages, data
analysis and bringing out scientific reports and publications. His works are
mostly related to development of agricultural sector, agi-business and value
chain studies, agricultural finance, resource use efficiency and food
processing. He is currently working with the multi-disciplinary team of NRM
Scientists, ICAR. Awards and recognitions received for his expertise in the
field of agricultural studies are:


Dr
R T Doshi Award for Best Paper Presentation by Agricultural Economics
Research Association (AERA), New Delhi in 2005


Dr
J S P Yadav Best Research Paper Award by Indian Society of Coastal
Agricultural Research (ISCAR) in 2010.


ICAR
Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2015 under Social
Sciences Group


Best
Paper Award
during
International Conference on Managing Critical Resources: Food, Energy and
Water held at IIM Calcutta
, 2015


ICAR
Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) during PhD studies at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.


ICAR-Junior
Research Fellowhip (JRF) during MSc studies at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar,
Uttarakhand.

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

(Starting
With Present Position, List In Reverse Order Every Employment Held)

Year(s)
starting with present position

Employer

From

To

Position(s)
held

Sept 2014

Ongoing

Pr. Scientist (Agril. Economics)

ICAR-Central Soil Salinity
Research Institute, RRS, Canning Town , West Bengal

Sept 2008

Sept 2014

Sr. Scientist (Agril. Economics)

ICAR-Central Soil Salinity
Research Institute, RRS, Canning Town,  West Bengal

Feb 2004

Sept 2008

Scientist (Agril. Economics)

ICAR Research Complex for NEH
Region, Umiam, Meghalaya

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :         More than 13 yrs

 

DETAILS TASK ASSIGNED:

Name of
the assignment/ project:
Estimating Marketing
Efficiency of Major Horticultural Commodities in Coastal districts of West
Bengal (as PI of the collaborating Institute CSSRI)

Year: 2009-11

Location: West Bengal, India

Client: CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal

Position held: Principal
Investigator (PI) of the collaborative project at CSSRI
partner

Activities
Performed:


A Current status of horticultural crops  in
relation to production and marketing in coastal districts of WB


B Primary level households survey for
estimating marketing efficiencies and profitabilty


C Identifying bottlenecks of agricultural
marketing and suggesting possible way out

Name of
the assignment/ project:
Strategies for
Sustainable Management of Degraded Coastal Land and Water for Enhancing
Livelihood Security of Farming Communities (NAIP Comp 3, World Bank, GEF
funded)

Year: Sept.
2009- June 2014

Location: West Bengal, India

Client: CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal

Position held: Associated
Scientist (Sept. 2009- Jan. 2013) Co-Consortium Principal Scientist (CCPI)
(Feb. 2013 – June 2014)

Activities
Performed:


A Implementing economically feasible
agro-technologies through land and water based interventions


B Identifying rice constraints to large scale
adoption of agro-technologies


C Socio-economic impact assessment and long term
viability of the interventions in West Bengal and Andaman & Nicobar
Islands 

Name of
the assignment/ project:
CGIAR Challenge
Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) project on G2: Productive, profitable, and
resilient agriculture and aquaculture systems

Year: 2012-2014

Location: West Bengal, India

Client: CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal

Position
held:
Associated Scientist

Activities
Performed:


A Dissemination of agro-technologies (eg new
rice varieties)  in framers field through PVS


B Identifying farming system opportunities
specially for the small-holder farmers


C Quantifying contribution of homestead
producing system towards food security

Name of
the assignment/ project:
Opportunities and
Constraints of Organic Agriculture in Meghalaya: A Socio-economic Analysis

Year: 2006-2008

Location: Meghalaya, India

Client: ICAR-RC-NEHR, Umiam, Meghalaya

Position held: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Activities
Performed:


A Primary survey on all districts of Meghalaya
to identify the potential food crops suitable for organic farming


B Cost-return analysis for the identified
crops  to be produced organically


C Identifying constraints and possible way out
for promoting organic agriculture in Meghalaya

Name of the assignment/
project:
Assessment and coping strategies of
agricultural risk under coastal region of West Bengal and Odisha– A
Socio-economic analysis

Year: Ongoing

Location: West Bengal & Odisha, India

Client: ICAR-CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal

Position held: Principal
Investigator (PI)

Activities
Performed:


A Indenting the various  sources of risk and
its management strategies by farmers through primary survey


B Identifying possible technology and policy
suggestion for agricultural risk management 


C Analysing the policy response by farmers
towards mitigating agricultural risk

Name of
the assignment/ project:
Stress tolerant rice
for poor farmers in Africa and South Asia (under BMGF)

Year: Ongoing

Location:
Africa and South Asia

Client: ICAR-CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal

Position held: Co-Principal
Investigator (Co-PI)

Activities
Performed:


Rice variety trials i through Participatory
vaierty selection with large number of farmers


Identifying rice variety preferences criteria
by farmers and ways of diffusion of new rice varieties


Highlighting methodological issues for PVS
trials to identify the best varieties

Name of the assignment/
project:
Cropping system intensification in the salt-affected
coastal zones of Bangladesh and west Bengal(funded by ACIAR, Australia)

Year: Ongoing

Location: India, Bangladesh
& Australia

Client: ICAR-CSSRI, RRS Canning Town, West Bengal with multiple partner
Institute from India, Bangladesh and Australia

Position held: Associated
Scientist (Lead Socio-economist)

Activities
Performed:


A Implementing cropping system intensification
trials in farmers field for higher cropping intensity, productivity and
income 


B Socio-economic surveys to identify how far
the proposed options are feasible to large scale adoption


C Impact assessment of the new cropping system
through cost-benefit analyses

Name of the assignment/
project:
Economic Analysis of Meat Marketing in
Meghalaya

Year: 2006-2008

Location: Meghalaya, India

Client: ICAR-RC-NEHR,
Umiam, Meghalaya

Position held: Principal Investigator (PI)

Activities
Performed:


Importance of livestock sector in the economy
of the north eastern farmers were highlighted


Trading opportunities of meat from north east
India were analysed, constraints identified and suggestions were made

Name of the assignment/
project:
Economics of Farming System Research in
NEH Region

Year: 2004-2008

Location: Meghalaya, India

Client: ICAR-RC-NEHR,
Umiam, Meghalaya

Position held: Co Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Activities
Performed:


Economic analysis of the various alternative
farming systems were analsysed for the north east hilly region


Agri-horti-silivi-pastoral model of farming
system was found most suitable and suggested for populkarisation


Constraints analysis and issues on lager
adoption of such farming systems was analysed and policy suggestions were
made. 

 

Name of the assignment/ project: Prioritization of Production Constraints in Rainfed Agriculture in
NEH Region

Year: 2004-2006

Location: India

Client: ICAR-RC-NEHR,
Umiam, Meghalaya

Position held: Co Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Activities
Performed:


Rice production constraints have been analysed
and prioritised for guiding future research


Socio-economic constraints was identified as
one of the important constraints to be addressed for enhancing rice
production


 Secondary information and primary data was
collected and used for the analysis in various states of north east region

Name of the assignment/ project: Management of Rainwater in Hill Agriculture’ (Farmers
Participatory Action Research Programme) 

Year: 2007-2008

Location: India

Client: MoWR, Govt of
India

Position held: Associated Scientist

Activities
Performed:


Large number of farmers were trained across
all the districts of Mghalaya for their capacity building on use of rain
water


Small-scale rainwater harvesting structures
popularly known as Jalkund was demonstrated over 100 farmers


Financial feasibility anaylsis was carried out
for this low-input-low output water harvesting structures for preparing
bankable projects. 

 

Name of the assignment/ project: Use of available brackish and fresh water in the coastal area for
integrated cultivation of crops and fishes

Year: 2011-2013

Location: India

Client: CSSRI, RRS
Canning Town, West Bengal(funded by ICAR)

Position held: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

Activities
Performed:


This multidisciplinary experiment was
undertaken to study the scope of increasing the cropping intensity and
productivity of land in the area by adopting integrated cultivation of crop
& fish through harvesting rainwater and utilizing natural brackish water
resources.


An area of 2 ha land in the CSSRI, RRS,
Canning town farm was reshaped into following five different land shaping
models.


Economic analysis of Farming System Models
developed through land shaping techniques revealed highest B:C ratio in the
Farm Pond model
, follwed by deep furrow and high
ridge and paddy-cum-fish
. Based on the successful
performance and favourable economics of these options, these models have been
spread to large number of farmers
(over 600) in the
region through NAIP project later on.

Name of the assignment/ project: Socio-economic Impact of Improved Technologies in the Coastal
Areas of West Bengal

Year: 2011-2013

Location: West Bengal, India

Client: CSSRI, RRS
Canning Town, West Bengal (funded by ICAR)

Position held: Principal Investigator (PI)

Activities
Performed:


Baseline information was collected. database
on socio-economic condition of farmers are being analysed and economics of
dominating farming systems have been alalysed
.


Impact of improved agro-technologies as implemented on farmers
field was evaluated through performance criteria like change in productivity,
employment, cropping intensity, income, migration and reduced salinity conditions.


Financial analysis indicated that investment
on these land-shaping models is not only profitable but highly attractive
proposition and financially feasible.

Name of the assignment/ project: Impact of Salt tolerant rice varieties of CSSRI on farmers’
economy in costal salt affected areas

Year: 2013-15

Location: West Bengal, India

Client: CSSRI, RRS
Canning Town, West Bengal (funded by ICAR)

Position held: Principal Investigator (PI)

Activities
Performed:


 Study has been
conducted through primary survey
to capture the impact of salt
tolerant rice varieties as developed by ICAR-CSSRI.


Farmers’ adoption behaviour of towards new
crop varieties dependent on several attributes that includes characteristics
of the varieties like yield, grain quality, straw quality, duration etc. as
well as farmers’ own socio-economic conditions like farm situation, water
availability, family income, off-farm & on-farm income, occupation,
taste, preferences etc.


Varietal preference during kharif and rabi
are distinctly different
and needs more variety options for the
farmers, were suggested.

 

Publications:

Books

 

  • Sen, H. S., D Burman and Subhasis Mandal. 2012. Improving the rural livelihoods in the Ganges delta. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing., ISBN: 978-3-659-16938-0.pp. 60.

  • Datta, Kamal Kumar and Subhasis Mandal. 2011.Outlook of the North East India AN AGRICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. First 10/2011; Academic Foundation, New Delhi., ISBN: 978-81-7188-896-2. pp. 134.

 

Book Chapters

 

  • Mandal, Subhasis., D Burman., S K Sarangi., B Maji and B K Bandyopadhyay 2016. Homestead Production Systems in Coastal Salt-Affected Areas of Sundarbans: Status and Way Forward Strategies. Innovative Saline Agriculture, 1st edited by J C Dagar, P C Sharma, D K Sharma, A K Singh, 06/2016: chapter 17; Springer India., ISBN: 978-81-322-2768-7, DOI:10.1007/978-81-322-2770-0. Pp.371-385.

  • Singh, Shiv Raj., Subhasis Mandal, K. K. Datta and Uttam Bhattacharya. 2015. Policy Intervention to Re-look the West Bengal Agriculture- Role of Diversification. In Diversification of Agriculture in Eastern India, Edited by Madhusudhan Ghosh, Debashis Sarkar, Bidhan Chandra Roy, Springer., ISBN: 978-81-322-1997-2, DOI:10.1007/978-81-322-1997-2_16. Pp. 183-194.

  • Burman, D. and Subhasis Mandal. 2014. Managing natural resources in coastal India – Initiative by CSSRI and future strategies. In Proceedings on Workshop on Up-scaling of agro-technologies for enhancing livelihoods in coastal regions of India under NAIP (Component 3, GEF Funded), First edited by Subhasis Mandal, D Burman, Consortium Principal Investigator (CPI), NAIP Sub-project strategies for sustainable management of degraded coastal land and water for enhancing livelihood security of farming communities. Chapter 3. pages 13-18.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., A K Tripathi, M R Verma, Suchitra Mohanty and E. Sampru. 2014. Production and Marketing of Selected high Value Crops through Self Help Groups in Meghalaya- A Case Study. In Agribusiness potential in India – Experiences from hill States, Edited by Ram Sigh, Dibakar Nayak, S M FerozeEBH Publisher India, Guwahati,., ISBN: 9383252219, 9789383252213. pages 119-130.

  • Mandal, Subhasis. 2010. Performance, Current Status and Visioning Agriculture in West Bengal. In Souvenir released during Seminar on Agriculture and Industry – Complementary to each other, Edited by Sri Himansu Kumar Mandal, Sk. Musiar Ali. Federation of Agricultural Technologists’ West Bengal. pages 21-35.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., Amitava Rakshit and N C Sarkar. 2009. Agricultural Insurance in Developing Countries: Experiences and Way Ahead. In Rural Insurance: A New Frontier. edited by Ishita Mukherjee. Icfai University Press., ISBN: 9788131404362. Chapter 7. pages 82-93.

  • Mandal, Subhasis and B K Mahapatra. 2008. Opportunities of Ornamental Fisheries for Livelihood Improvement in the North East Region of India. In Agriculture based Livelihood promotion – Experiences from Eastern India. Edited by B B Panda, Dhruv J Sengupta, Braja S Mishra. The Livelihood School – A BASIX Initiative. Chapter 5. pages 61-72.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., K K Datta., M R Verma and A K Tripathi 2008. Assessment of Agricultural Development in the North East. Agricultural Development in North East India : Issues and Options, First edited by K K Bagchi. Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi., ISBN: 978-8189886448. Chapter 2. pages 23-41.

  • 9Mandal, Subhasis and K K Datta. 2007. Risk in Hill Agriculture with a Special Reference to the North East Region. In Agricultural Risks Management and Mitigation Measures: An Introduction. First Edition 2007 edited by B V S Prasad, Suchitra Mohanty, The Icfai University Press., ISBN: 81-314-0000-0. Chapter 6. pages 78-94.

  • Mandal, S., M R Verma., K K Datta and A K Tripathi. 2005. Role of Watershed in Agricultural Developemnt in Meghalaya: Socio-economic Issues. In Proceedings of National Workshop cum Conference on Socioeconomic Development in India with Special reference to North Eastern Region, Edited by S K Gupta, M Dey, Eva Kharkongor, Bikash Roy, Dhira Bhowmick. Shillong College Academic Society. Chapter 18. pages 133-140.

 

Journal Publications

 

  • Burman, D., B. Maji., Sudhanshu Singh., Subhasis Mandal., Sukanta K. Sarangi., B.K. Bandyopadhyay., A.R. Bal., D.K. Sharma., S.L. Krishnamurthy., H.N. Singh., A.S. delosReyes., D. Villanueva., T. Paris., U.S. Singh., S.M. Haefele., Abdelbagi M. Ismail. 2017. Participatory evaluation guides the development and selection of farmers’ preferred rice varieties for salt- and flood-affected coastal deltas of South and Southeast Asia. Field Crops Research. DOI:10.1016/j.fcr.2017.03.009. in press.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., D. Burman., U.K. Mandal., T. D. Lama., B. Maji. and P.C. Sharma. 2017. Challenges, Options and Strategies for Doubling Farmers’ Income in West Bengal – Reflections from Coastal Region. Agricultural economics Research Review. Vol. 30 (Conference Issue). In press.

  • Krishnamurthy, S.L., P. C. Sharma., D. K. Sharma., K. T. Ravikiran., Y. P. Singh., V. K. Mishra., D. Burman., B. Maji., S. Mandal., S. K. Sarangi., R. K. Gautam., P. K. Singh., K. K. Manohara., B. C. Marandi., G. Padmavathi., P. B. Vanve., K. D. Patil., S. Thirumeni., O. P. Verma., A. H. Khan., S. Tiwari., S. Geetha., M. Shakila., R Gill., V. K. Yadav., S. K. B. Roy., M. Prakash., J. Bonifacio., Abdelbagi Ismail., G. B. Gregorio and Rakesh Kumar Singh. 2017. Identification of megaenvironments and rice genotypes for general and specific adaptation to saline and alkaline stresses in India. Scientific Reports. 7: 7968. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08532-7.

  • Mandal, Abhishek and Subhasis Mandal. 2016. Financial Feasibility and Constraints of Betelvine Cultivation in Coastal areas of Sundarbans, West Bengal. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.34(1):148-155.

  • Krishnamurthy, S.L., S.K. Sharma, D.K. Sharma, P.C. Sharma, Y.P. Singh, V.K. Mishra, D. Burman, B. Maji, B.K. Bandyopadhyay, S. Mandal, S.K. Sarangi, R.K. Gautam, P.K. Singh, K.K. Manohara, B.C. Marandi, D.P. Singh, G. Padmavathi, P.B. Vanve, K.D. Patil, S. Thirumeni, O.P. Verma, A.H. Khan, S. Tiwari, M. Shakila, A.M. Ismail, G.B. Gregorio, R.K. Singh. 2015. Analysis of stability and G × E interaction of rice genotypes across saline and alkaline environments in India. Cereal Research Communications. Vol. 44(2):1-12., DOI:10.1556/0806.43.2015.055.

  • Mandal, Subhasis,. D Burman,. B K. Bandyopadhyay,. Uttam Mandal,. S K. Sarangi,. K K. Mahanta,. B Maji,. D K. Sharma,. N J. Maitra,. T K. Ghoshal,. A Velmurugan,. S K. Ambast,. P K. Mani,. B Mandal,. P Patra,. S Patra,. S De. 2015. Crop-Fish Integration through Land Shaping Models for Enhancing Farm Income under Eastern Coastal Region of India. Agricultural Economics Research Review. Vol.28(Conference issue):47-54., DOI:10.5958/0974-0279.2015.00021.X.

  • Sarangi, Sukanta K., Buddheswar Maji., Sudhanshu Singh., Dinesh K. Sharma., D. Burman., S. Mandal., U.S. Singh., Abdelbagi M. Ismail., S.M. Haefele. 2015. Using improved variety and management enhances rice productivity in stagnant flood -affected tropical coastal zones. Field Crops Research. 190, 70-81. DOI:10.1016/j.fcr.2015.10.024

  • Burman, D., Subhasis Mandal, B K. Bandyopadhyay, B Maji, D K. Sharma, K K. Mahanta, S K. Sarangi, Uttam Mandal, S Patra, S De, B Mandal, N J. Maitra, A Velmurugan. 2015. Unlocking Production Potential of Degraded Coastal Land through Innovative Land Management Practices: A Synthesis. Journal of Soil Salinity and Water Quality. Vol.7(1):12-18.

  • Sarangi, Sukanta K., Buddheswar Maji, Sudhanshu Singh, Dhiman Burman, Subhasis Mandal, Dinesh K. Sharma, U.S. Singh, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Stephan M. Haefele. 2015. Improved nursery management further enhances the productivity of stress-tolerant rice varieties in coastal rainfed lowlands. Field Crops Research. Vol.174. pp.61-70.

  • Mandal, Uttam Kumar., D Burman, K K Mahanta, Sukanta K Sarangi, Shishir Raut, Subhasis Mandal, B Maji, B K Bandyopadhyay. 2015. Bulk Soil Electrical Conductivity for Coastal Salt Affected Soils of West Bengal. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol. 33(1):11-18.

  • Sarangi, Sukanta K., Buddheswar Maji, Sudhanshu Singh, Dinesh K. Sharma, Dhiman Burman, Subhasis Mandal, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Stephan M. Haefele. 2014. Crop Establishment and Nutrient Management for Dry Season (Boro) Rice in Coastal Areas. Agronomy journal. Vol. 106(6):2013-2023.

  • Sarangi, Sukanta K., K K Mahanta, S Mandal, B Maji, D K Sharma. 2014. Length of Growing Period and Water Productivity of Important Crops and Cropping Systems for Coastal Areas of Haldia, Paradip and Visakhapatnam. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol. 32(2):21-31.

  • Maity, Sanjit., Sujeet Kumar Jha., Sanchita Garai., Arindam Nag., G. R. Chakravarty., K. S. Kaidan., K. K. Datta., S. Mandal. 2014. Determinants to Climate Change Adaptation among the Livestock-Rearers of Eastern Coastal Region of India. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol. 32(2):80-86..

  • Mandal, Subhasis., S K. Sarangi, D Burman, B K. Bandyopadhyay, B Maji, Uttam Mandal, D K. Sharma. 2013. Land Shaping Models for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity in Salt Affected Coastal Areas of West Bengal – An Economic Analysis. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 68(3):389-401.

  • M. B. Dastagiri, Ramesh Chand, T. K. Immanuelraj, C. V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Paramsivam, R. S. Sidhu, M. Sudha, Subhasis Mandal, Basantha Singh, Khem Chand, B. Ganesh Kumar. 2012. Indian vegetables: production trends, marketing efficiency and export competitiveness. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol.1(1):1-11.

  • Mahapatra, Bijay Kali., K. Vinod., and S. Mandal. 2013.Production of Gold Fish, Carassius auratus (Linnaeus) and its Economics in Meghalaya. Journal of Inland Fisheries Society of India. Vol.45(1):34-40.

  • M.B. Dastagiri, B. Ganesh Kumar, C.V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Paramsivam, R.S. Sidhu, M. Sudha, Subhasis Mandal, Basantha Singh, Khem Chand: Marketing efficiency of India’s horticultural commodities under different supply chains. Outlook on Agriculture. Vol.44(4):271-278.

  • Sarangi, S. K., K K Mahanta, Subhasis Mandal, B Maji. 2012.Characterization of Soils and Cropping Pattern of Coastal Areas of Haldia, Paradeep and Visakhapatnam Ports. . Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.30(2)12-18.

  • Verma, Med Ram., Subhasis Mandal and A K Tripathi. 2011.Dynamics of Milch Bovine population in Meghalaya. The Indian journal of animal sciences. Vol. 81(5):521-526.

  • Sarangi, Sukanta K., Mandal, Subhasis, Mahanta, B. Maji. 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. Vol. 29 (1): 54-58.

  • Bandyopadhyay, B.K., D. Burman and S Mandal. Improving Agricultural Productivity in Degraded Coastal Land of India – Experiences gained and Lessons Learned.2011 . Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.29(1)1-9.

  • Sarangi, S.K., Subhasis Mandal, K K Mahanta, B Maji. 2011. Assessment of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) during Rabi Season in Coastal Salt-Affected Soils. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.29(1)54-58.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., S K Sarangi, D Burman, B K Bandyopadhyay, B Maji, S B Singh, M B Dastagiri, B Ganesh Kumar, K K Datta. 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. Vol.29(1)93-98.

  • Bandyopadhyay, S., S Mandal, K K Datta, P Devi, S De, A.K Bera and D Bhattacharya. 2010.Economic analysis of risk of gastrointestinal parasitic infection in cattle in North Eastern States of India. Tropical Animal Health and Production. Vol. 42(7):1481-1486.

  • Mandal, Subhasis, K K Datta and T D Lama. 2010. Economic Evaluation of Farming System Research in NEH Region: Some Issues. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol.65(3):118-134.

  • Tripathi, A.K., Subhasis Mandal, Med Ram Verma, V T Raju.2009.Impact of Training on Production and Marketing of Ginger in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 23(1):58-65.

  • Bandyopadhyay, B. K., D Burman, S K Sarangi, Subhasis Mandal and A R Bal. 2009.Land Shaping Techniques to Alleviate Salinity and Waterlogging problems of Mono-Cropped Coastal Land for Multi-Crop Cultivation. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.27(1)13-17.

  • Datta, K.K., Subhasis Mandal and Uttam Bhattacharya. 2008. A Suggestive Methodology to Measure the Coastal Livelihood – Empirical Evidences from East Coast. Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Vol.26(2)129-131.

  • Mandal, Subhasis., K.K. Datta, D.K. Hore and Suchitra Mohanty. 2008.Biodiversity and organic agriculture Opportunities and challenges for the north-east region of India and a model for the principles involved. Outlook on agriculture. Vol. 37(2):87-94.

  • Tripathi, A.K., Med Ram Verma, Subhasis Mandal and Safiqul Hussain. 2006. A Study of Marketing of Ginger in Ri-Bhio District of Meghalaya, Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 20 (2):106-116.

  • Tripathi, A.K., Subhasis Mandal, K. K. Datta and M. R. Verma. 2006. Economics of Ginger Production in Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya, , International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol.25(3)637-644

  • Subhasis Mandal, K K Datta, Med Ram Verma, A K Tripathi. 2007. Agricultural Development Status in North Eastern States: Assessment and Priorities, International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Vol.25(3)645-663.

  • Verma, Med Ram., K. K. Datta, Subhasis Mandal and A. K. Tripathi. 2007.Diversification of Food Production and Consumption Patterns in India. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information Vol.8(3):87-100.

  • Verma, Verma, K.K. Datta, S. Mandal and A.K. Tripathi.2008. Food Production and Consumption Pattern in North Eastern Region of India, Agricultural Situation in India. 64(3): 89-95

  • Mandal, Subhasis, Mahapatra, B. K., Tripathi, A. K, Verma, M R, Datta, K K and Ngachan, S V.2007., Agribusiness Opportunities of Ornamental Fisheries in North East Region of India, Agricultural Economic Research Review, Vol 20 (Conf. no), pp 471-488.

  • A K Tripathi, Subhasis Mandal, K K Datta, Med Ram Verma.2006. A Study of Marketing of Ginger in Ri-Bhio District of Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing, Vol. 20 (2):106-116.

  • Mandal, S., K. K. Datta, Bhu-Dayal, P.S. Minhas and C.P.S. Chauhan. 2005.Resource use efficiency in saline irrigated environment. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol.60(3):494-509.

  • Datta, K K, Mandal, S, Tripathi, A K, Singh, S B, Verma and Mohanty, S .2007. Retrospect and Prospect of Food Security in North Eastern Hilly Region of India, Agricultural Situation in India, Vol LXIV, No 5, pp. 37-49.

  • Mandal, Subhasis, K K Datta, Suchitra Mohanty and B K Mahapatra .2005., Risk of Financing Agriculture in the North East Hill Region of India with Special Reference to Meghalaya, Agricultural Economic Research Review, Vol 18 (Conf. no), pp. 87-102.

  • Mandal, Subhasis and Singh, R. P. 2004. Shallow Tubewell Installation and its impact on farm economy of Lower Gangetic Plain in West Bengal, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 17 (July-December). pp.261-272.

 

Conference Proceedings

 

  • Subhasis Mandal, D Burman, B K Bandyopadhyay, S K sarangi, B Maji: Household Level Food Security Contribution of Homestead Production Systems in Sundarbans Region of West Bengal. 24th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Research Review, ICAR IVRI Izzatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh; 12/2016

  • Mahanta, Burman, Sarangi, S.K., Mandal, Maji, D.K. Sharma: Scope of Micro-irrigation in the salt affected coastal areas of Sundarbans. 11th National Symposium on Innovations in Coastal Agriculture – Current Status and Potential under Changing Environment, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; 01/2016

  • Sarangi, S.K., Maji, Mahanta, Burman, Mandal, Raut, Lama, D.K. Sharma: Integrated farming system: a holistic approach for farm income optimization nd risk minimization in coastal region of India. 11th National Symposium on Innovations in Coastal Agriculture – Current Status and Potential under Changing Environment, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; 01/2016

  • Burman, Maji, Mandal, Sarangi, S.K., Bandyopadhyay, Bal, Sharma, Singh, Alelia S. Delos Reyes, Villanueva, Donald, Paris, A.M. Ismail: Participatory evaluation of stress tolerant rice varieties for smallholder farmers in salt affected coastal region of Indian Sundarbans. 11th National Symposium on Innovations in Coastal Agriculture – Current Status and Potential under Changing Environment, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; 01/2016

  • Lama, Burman, Mandal, Maji, Sarangi, S.K., Raut, Mahanta, D.K. Sharma: Crop diversification: opportunities for resilient farming in the Sundarbans of West Bengal. 11th National Symposium on Innovations in Coastal Agriculture – Current Status and Potential under Changing Environment, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; 01/2016

  • Subhasis Mandal, S K. Sarangi, D Burman, Uttam Mandal, B. Maji, D. K. Sharma: Impact of improved salt tolerant rice varieties on farmers’ economy under coastal salt affected areas of Sunderbans. Innovations in Coastal Agriculture – Current Status and Potential under Changing Environment, ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar; 01/2016

  • Kazi Ahmed Kabir, J.K. Sundaray, S. Mandal, D.A. Deo, D. Burman, S.K. Sarangi, A. Bhattacharya, M. Karim, M.B. Shahrier, S. Castine, M. Phillips: Homestead farming system: comparative characterization and role in the livelihoods of resource poor farmers in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practice, https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/66389; 05/2015

  • S Mandal, D Burman, S K Sarangi, B K Bandyopadhyay, B Maji: Homestead production systems in Sundarbans region of West Bengal, India – Current status and opportunites. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 05/2015

  • Priyanka Majumdar, Debabrata Basu, Subhasis Mandal: Value Chain Analysis for Gobindobhog rice in Burdwan district of West Bengal, India. International Conference on Managing Critical Resources: Food, Energy and Water, Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta; 04/2015

  • Suchitra Mohanty, Subhasis Mandal, Kazi M B Rahim: Economics of Hill Farming System with Special Reference to Feasibility and Constraints in Production of Selected Organic Commodities in Meghalaya. International conference on Managing Critical Resources: Food, Energy and Water, IIM Calcutta; 04/2015, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4171.1201

  • Subhasis Mandal, D. Burman, Uttam Mandal, S. K. Sarangi, B. Maji, K K. Mahanta, B K. Bandyopadhyay, D. K. Sharma: Strategies for sustainable management of natural resources for enhancing agricultural production in coastal environment in Sundarban, India. International Conference on Managing Critical Resources: Food, Energy and Water, IIM Calcutta; 04/2015

  • Subhasis Mandal, D. Burman, S.K. Sarangi, B.K. Bandyopadhyay, B. Maji, D.K. Sharma: Homestead production systems in coastal salt affected areas of Sunderban – Status and Market Opportunities. 4th National Seminar on Innovative Saline Agriculture in Changing Environment organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, Hayana, held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidayalaya, Gwalior (M.P.); 12/2014

  • D. K. Sharma, S.K. Sarangi, B. Maji, Sudhanshu Singh, D. Burman, Subhasis Mandal, D.K. Sharma, U.S. Singh, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Stephan M. Haefele: Effect of N levels, seedlings per hill and spacing on performance of rice varieties in coastal rainfed lowlands during wet (kharif) season. 4th National Seminar on Innovative Saline Agriculture in Changing Environment organized by Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal, Hayana, held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidayalaya, Gwalior (M.P.); 12/2014

  • Maji B., Singh Y.P., Sarangi S.K., Subhasis M., Burman D., Singh S., Ismail A.M: Enhancing productivity of salt-affected areas through better varieties and management systems.. 4th International Rice Conference, Bangkok, Thailand; 10/2014

  • D Burman, K K Mahanta, S K Sarangi, S Mandal, B Maji, U K Mandal, B K Bandyopadhyay, E Humphreys, D K Sharma: Effect of groundwater use on groundwater salinity, peizometric level and boro rice yield in Sundarbans region of West Bengal. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 10/2014

  • Subhasis Mandal, K K Datta, Suchitra Mohanty, A. K. Tripathi, Med Ram Verma, V. T. Raju S. V. Ngachan: Performance Appraisal and Factors Affecting Growth of Horticulture in the North East India. Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics; 01/2008

  • Subhasis Mandal, K. K. Datta, Med Ram Verma, A. K. Tripathi: TRADE OF MEAT UNDER LIBERALIZED ECONOMY WITH A SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PORK IN THE NORTH EAST. Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics; 07/2007

  • Subhasis Mandal, S Mohanty, K K Datta, A K Tripathi, D K Hore, M R Verma: Internalising Meghalaya towards Organic Agriculture: Issues and Priorities. 14th Annual Conference of Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), Pantnagar; 09/2006

 

Technical Reports

 

  • D. Burman, B. K. Bandyopadhyay, Subhasis Mandal, Uttam Mandal, K. K. Mahanta, S. K. Sarangi, B. Maji, S. Rout, A. R. Bal, S. K. Gupta, D. K. Sharma: Land shaping – A unique technology for improving productivity of coastal land. Report number: Technical Bulletin: CSSRI/Canning Town/Bulletin/2013/02, Affiliation: CSSRI RRS CANNING TOWN, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1595.2483

  • Subhasis Mandal, S K Sarangi, D Burman, B K Bandyopadhyay: Marketing Efficiency of Major Horticultural Commodities in Coastal Districts of West Bengal. Affiliation: ICAR CSSRI RRS Canning Town, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2128.7520

  • Subhasis Mandal, B K Bandyopadhyay, D Burman, S K Sarangi, K K Mahanta: Baseline Report of NAIP Project on ‘Strategies for Sustainable Management of Degraded Coastal Land and Water for Enhancing Livelihood Security of Farming Communities’ (World Bank, GEF Funded),. Affiliation: ICAR CSSRI RRS CANNING TOWN

  • P K Ghosh, R Saha, Anup Das, A K Tripathi, S V Ngachan, M P Samuel, T D Lama, S Mandal: Participatory Rain Water Management in Hill Ecosystem – A Success Story. Report number: 67, Affiliation: ICAR REsearch Complex for NEH Region, Umiam Meghalaya, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.5009.3929

  • A K Tripathi, Subhasis Mandal, Med Ram Verma, K K Datta, S V Ngachan: Production and Marketing of Selected High Value Crops in Meghalaya. Report number: 66, Affiliation: ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4288.4966

  • AK Tripathi, SS Rathore, A Pattanayak, GC Munda, S Mandal, BP Bhatt, SV Ngachan: Enhancing Productivity of Marginal Rice Landscape through Participatory Approach- Experiences from North East India.


Dr. P. Sheoran

PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (Agronomy)

Principal Scientist (Agronomy)
ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI)
Zarifa Farm, Kachhwa Road
Karnal-132 001, Haryana (INDIA)
E-mail: parvender.sheoran@icar.gov.in
Google Scholar:https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=qSM8ZoIAAAAJ&hl=en
Phone: +91-9468108693

  • Academic qualification

DegreeUniversity/InstituteYearGrade/MarksPh.D. (Agronomy)CCS HAU, Hisar20038.21/10.00 (82.1%)M.Sc. (Agronomy)CCS HAU, Hisar20003.95/4.00 (89.0%)B.Sc. (Hons.) AgricultureCCS HAU, Hisar19973.97/4.00 (89.1%)

 

  1. Current position and past affiliation(s)
Position held Institution/

University

Period Nature of work
From To
Principal Scientist (Agronomy) CSSRI, Karnal 14.08.16 Till date R & E
Senior Scientist (Agronomy) CSSRI, Karnal 14.08.13 13.08.16 R, E &T
Assistant Agronomist CCSHAU, Hisar 14.06.10 13.08.13 R, E &T
Assistant Agronomist PAU, Ludhiana 30.06.03 13.06.10 R, E &T

R-Research, E-Extension, T-Teaching

 

  1. Priority research areas of interest:

Salinity Management, Oilseeds Agronomy, Dryland Agriculture

 

  1. Research projects (in-house/external) in hands with name of funding agency
Project Title In-house/

Externally funded

Funding Agency
Farmer FIRST Project “Empowering farmers through  selective interventions in salt affected agroecosystems of Ghaghar Plains”- as PI Externally Funded ICAR, New Delhi
CRP Project “Productive utilization of salt affected soils through conservation agriculture”– as Co-PI Externally Funded ICAR, New Delhi
Mineral nutrient diagnostic and site specific nutrient management demonstrations to improve agricultural productivity of salt affected soils in Haryana” – as Co-PI Externally Funded RKVY
LBS Project “Perceived climatic variability and agricultural adaptations by material resource-poor farmers in salt affected agroecosystems: Implications for food and livelihood security” – as Co-PI Externally Funded ICAR, New Delhi
  1. Total publications (Research papers in referred journals, research papers published in proceedings of workshops/symposium/conferences/compendiums, book chapters, popular articles, practical manuals, extension pamphlets, books and others)
  • Research papers: 75
  • Research papers published in proceedings of workshops/symposium/conferences: 13
  • Book Chapters: 5
  • Review articles: 1
  • Popular articles/Extension Publications: 28
  • Documentation/Compilations: 5
  • Technical Bulletins: 3
  1. Teaching:

            Six years teaching experience and taught 12 courses at UG/PG level.

  • Paper setter/evaluator for 19 courses for PAU Ludhiana; CCSHAU, Hisar; CSK HPKV. Palampur, SKUAST-J, Jammu
  • External Examiner for Thesis/Oral Comprehensive Viva-voce: 5
  • Guided 2 students as Co-advisor.

 Extension (if any):

  • Developed Mobile enabled ICT based Decision Support System “SALINITY EXPERT” to fast track the dissemination of doable salinity management technologies.
  • Twelve Success stories have been published benefitting the stakeholders.
  • Extension Folders/Leaflets: 4
  • Training Manuals: 6
  • Invited lectures in trainings/seminars/workshops etc.: 24
  • Trainings/seminars organized: 13
  • Field days/Interface meetings/Kisangoshthies: 22
  • Kisanmelas organized: 30
  • Exhibitions: 18
  • FLDs conducted: 704
  • Radio/TV talks: 3

 Patents, Technology, Methodology, Genetic Stock, Variety, etc.

 Developed agronomic package for 7 varieties/hybrids (Mustard: RH 0749, RH 0406; Sunflower: PSH 569, PSH 996, DK 3849; Sesame: RT 346 and linseed: LC 2063) released at National/State level (included in the Package of Practices for the Kharif/Rabi crops of Haryana/Punjab). All these varieties have found a significant place under cultivation at the farmers’ fields.

 

Nine production technologies have been developed as a group leader or member of the core team for the direct use/benefit of the farmers. All these technologies have been included in the Package of Practices for Kharif/Rabi crops of Punjab/Haryana state and have found a significant place at the farmers’ fields to improve their crops productivity and livelihood security.

 Awards and Recognitions

 University Gold Medalin recognition of highest OGPAin B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture

  • ASPEE Gold Medal in in recognition of highest marks in the subject of Plant Protection (Entomology and Plant Pathology) in B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture
  • First position in Master’s Degree Programme in the discipline of Agronomy
  • Team Award: Certificate of AICRP Best Performer (Main Center) Award 2012-13 to CCSHAU, Hisar for outstanding contribution in research & development of Rapeseed Mustard
  • Australian Awards Fellowship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia from 5-25 February, 2017.
  • Director’s Appreciation Award-2018: Best Scientist Award for outstanding work in the field of soil salinity.

 Significant contributions relating to the relevant field of specialization

  1. TEACHING: Teaching experience of 6 years: 2 years at PAU, Ludhiana, 3 years at CCSHAU, Hisar and 1 year at ICAR-CSSRI (for NDRI Students), Karnal covering 12 different UG/PG courses in areas of weed management, crop production and oilseeds agronomy. Guided two (one M.Sc. and one Ph.D.) students as co-advisor, acted as external examiner (paper setter/evaluator) and Thesis/Comprehensive Oral examination.
  2. RESEARCH: Developed doable agronomic practices which were subsequentlyincluded in the‘Package of Practices for the Kharif/Rabi crops of Haryana/Punjab’for widespread adoption by the farmers. Some of the notable technologies/practices are: Agronomic package for 7 varieties/hybrids (Mustard: RH 0749, RH 0406; Sunflower: PSH 569, PSH 996, DK 3849; Sesame: RT 346 and linseed: LC 2063) released at National/State level; 9 different production technologies including optimum sowing time in sunflower and sesame, bio-inoculation in mustard, weed management in sesame, transplanting techniques for canola gobhisarson under delayed planting conditions and farmer friendly herbicide based production technology for management of parasitic weed Orobanchein mustard. In addition, my research work has produced concepts, methodologies and other relevant outputs for sustaining crop production in north-western India. Some of the notable contributions are: modified reduced tillage with inorganic N fertilization in maize and integrated nitrogen management (50-50) in wheat for sustainable production under rainfed conditions; maize (50 cm) + blackram/greengram (1:1) for biologically and economically viable crop intensification in rainfed areas; survey of on-farm N-use pattern in rice-wheat cropping system revealed pressing need for revalidation of the existing recommendations; leaf colour chart based N scheduling for efficient N management in rice; utilization of municipal solid waste compost for improving crop yields and soil properties in amended saline soils. Digitally stratified thematic soil and water quality map delineating soil sodicity (soil pH) and residual alkalinity (RSC) in irrigation waters forKaithal and Panipat district facilitated the end users for sustainable utilization of ground water and appropriate ameliorative/ management practices to harness the potential of cultivated crops under sodic environments. Geo-referenced soil fertility maps and distribution of Soil Health Cards(150 No) will compliment in decision support system for balanced fertilization viewing available soil nutrient status.
  3. EXTENSION: To fast track dissemination of doable salinity management technologies among the farmers, we have developed a mobile app ‘Salinity Expertwhich is freely available. Twelve ‘Success Stories’ related to rainwater management, crops and cropping systems, improved varieties, farm mechanization and salinity management have been published. In addition, I have also published 23 Popular Articles, 4 Technical Bulletins, 4 Extension Folders/Leaflets and 6 Training Manuals for farmers and other stakeholders. I have organized/coordinated 13 trainings/seminars, 22 Field days/Interface Meetings/KisanGoshthies, 30 KisanMelas, 704 FLDs, 18 exhibitions and delivered 3 TV/ Radio Talks.

Dr. R.K. Singh

Principal Scientist