Scientist (LWME),

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

Degree Institution/University Year O.G.P.A. Specialization
Ph. D. Agril. Engg. (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering) ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2017 8.52/10

 

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
M. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 2012 8.17/10

 

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
B. Tech.(Agril.Engg.) Sam Higginbottom University  of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India 2010 8.47/10

 

Agril. Engg.

 

POSITION AND EMPLOYMENT
Institution Place Position From (Date) To

(date)

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad-500030 Scientist 05.01.2017 14.04.2017
ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand-263601 (India) Scientist 15.04.2017 12.01-2024
ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana-132001 Scientist 15.04.2024 Continuing

AWARD & RECOGNITION

  • Received Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences -2018 from ICAR, New Delhi, India
  • Awarded IARI-Merit Medal Award for overall outstanding academic performance in the Ph.D. programme from IARI, New Delhi
  • Awarded Certified Trainer on Micro Irrigation Technician by Agricultural Skill Council of India, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, New Delhi
  • Received Young Scientist Award in International conference at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India during September 18-20, 2023.
  • Received Best Oral Presentation Award in paper entitled “Modelling of water and nutrient dynamics under mulch cum drip irrigated cabbage crop” International conference at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India during September 18-20, 2023.
  • Received Best Oral Presentation Award in paper entitled “Development and Evaluation of Multi Fruit cum Vegetable Grader for Hilly areas of Uttarakhand” International conference at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India during September 18-20, 2023.
  • Received M.Tech. Best Thesis Award-2012 from Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
  • Awarded ICAR-NET by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, New Delhi
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, Govt. of India during M.Tech.
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research & IARI, New Delhi, Govt. of India during Ph.D.
  • Selected for oral presentation of Innovative student project award-2012 by Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi
  • Selected as Graduate Engineer Trainee during B.Tech. campus placement in International Tractor Limited “SONALIKA Tractor”, India.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Kumar, U., S. C. Panday, J. Kumar, M. Parihar, V. S. Meena, J. K. Bisht, and L. Kant. 2022. Use of a decision support system to establish the best model for estimating reference evapotranspiration in sub-temperate climate: Almora, Uttarakhand. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 24(1): 41-50.
  • Rani, A., Kumar, N., Sinha, N.K. and Kumar, J., 2022. Identification of salt-affected soils using remote sensing data through random forest technique: a case study from India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 15(5), pp.1-16.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N., Rajput, T.B.S. and Kumar, M. 2016. Sensor network based irrigation system for real time irrigation scheduling in vegetable crops under different methods of irrigation. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 86(11):1433-7.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N. and Rajput, T.B.S. 2016. Development and integration of soil moisture sensor with drip system for precise irrigation scheduling through mobile phone. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(4):1959-65.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N. and Rajput, T.B.S. 2017. Development of decision support system based on crop water demand and soil moisture deficit for real time irrigation scheduling. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 87(5):648-52.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N. and Rajput, T.B.S., Kumari, A. and Rajput, J. 2018. Performance evaluation and calibration of soil moisture sensors for scheduling of irrigation in Brinjal crop (Solanum Melongena L. var. Pusa Shyamla), Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 19(2) :182-191.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N., Singh R., Sahoo, P.K., Sudhishri, S., Sehgal, V.K.., Marwaha, S. and Singh, A.K. 2021. Development and evaluation of automation system for irrigation scheduling in Broccoli crop. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 91(5), 796-8.
  • Kumar, U., Pandey, S.C., Kumar, J. and Kumar, M. 2020. Recent temporal trend and variability of rainfall in mid –Himalaya region of Uttarakhand, MAUSAM, 72(2), 349-358.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar, J., Singh, S., Bisht, J.K.  and Pattanayak, A. 2022. Construction of geotagged polytanks in higher hills of Uttarakhand for water resource development and Management: Jal Shakti Abhiyan. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 34(2):21-28.
  • Gautam, U., Tiwari, V. and Kumar, J. and Kumar, M. 2022. Morphometric evaluation of upper Ramganga Basin using Geospatial Techniques, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 21(2):176-183.
  • Bhartiya, A., Aditya, J.P., Joshi, D., Kant, L., and Kumar, J. 2020. Potential Nutri-Crops from Uttarakhand hills for diversifying food basket in a changing climate. Indian Farmers digest, 53(10):30-35.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar, J., Singh, S., Parihar, M., Bisht, J.K.  and Pattanayak, A. 2020. Low cost polytanks for higher water productivity in hills. Indian Farming, 70(3):35-37.
  • Singh, S., Nath, S., Pattanayak, A., Kumar, J.,  Mondal, T. and Bisht, J.K. 2021. Use of Solar Dryer for drying of agricultural produce in hilly region. ICAR-VPKAS, 140/2021.
  • Singh, S., Nath, S., Kumar, J., Pattanayak, A. and Bisht, J.K. 2021. Portable Polyhouse in hilly region. ICAR-VPKAS, 141/2021.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar, J., Singh, S., Bisht, J.K., and Kant L. 2021. Water Conservation and Rejuvenation, Kheti, 74(2), 18-20.
  • Bhartiya, A., Aditya, J.P., Kumar, J., Joshi, K., Joshi, H., and  Kant, L. 2020. Health Boosting Nutri Crops of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Extension Leaflet, VPKAS Almora, 53(10):30-35.
  • Nath, S., Joshi, K., Kumar, J. and Yadav, R.P. 2022.  V.L. Line maker for line showing. Kheti 74(11): 62-65.
  • Kumar Utkarsh; Kumar Jitendra; Sher Singh; Bisht, J.K. and Kant, L.  2020. Water-saving through gravity based Favarra system in the hilly region of Uttarakhand. Indian Farming 70(09): ISSN: 0019-4786.
  • Jethi, R., Singh, S., Kant, L., Hedau, N.K., Mishra, K.K., Joshi, D.C., Kumar, J., Nath, S., Sharma, D. 2022. Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan Program for changing subsistane farmers to profit earners. ICAR-VPKAS, 1-32.
  • Tilak Mondal, Rahul Dev, Jitendra Kumar and Shyam Nath. “Polyhouse and their importance in Protected Cultivation” Indian Farming Digest. November 2022; 1(5): 18-20.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar, J., Singh, S., Bisht, J.K., and Pattanayak, A. 2022. Water management in hilly region through remote sensing technique. Kheti, 75(2), 51-52.

 

Book chapters :

 

  • Yadav, R.P., Pandey, S. C., Kumar, J., Bisht, J.K., Meena, V.S., Nath, S.,  Choudhary, M., Parihar, M.  and Meena, R.P. 2020. Climate Variation and its impacts on yield and water requirement of crops in Indian Central Himalaya. Agrometeorology, IntechOpen. Pp. 1-19. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94076
  • Bhartiya, A., Aditya, J.P., Joshi, D., Kant, L., and Kumar, J. 2020. Potential Nutri-Crops from Uttarakhand hills for diversifying food basket in a changing climate. Indian Farmers digest, 53(10):30-35.
  • Nath, S., Kumar, J., Singh, S., and Bisht, J.K. 2020. Paramparik Faslo ki Katai uprant prasanskaran pradaugiki. In. Parvatiya chetro ki paramparik faslo ka unnat utpadan and katai uprant parasanskaran takniki dwara inhancing income. Pp. 98-104.
  • Sher Singh and Jitendra Kumar. 2018. Rain water harvesting, conservation and utilization through micro irrigation for enhancement of crop productivity. In Souvenir:  Seminar on “Emerging trends in Hi tech Hill Horticulture under changing climate” held at ICAR-CITH Regional Station, Mukteshwar, March 06-07, 2018. Pp: 97-98.
  • Rani, A., Kumar, N.,Kumar, J., Kumar, J. and Sinha, N.K., 2022. Machine learning for soil moisture assessment. In Deep Learning for Sustainable Agriculture (pp. 143-168). Academic Press.
  • Abhilash, Rani A., Kumari, A, and Kumar, J. 2020 Water resource and use efficiency under changing climate. In. Resource Use Efficiency in Agriculture. Pp. 519-76.
  • Yadav, A., Devi, K.M., Panme, F.A., Kumar, J. (2023). Applications of AI and IoT Technology in Protected Cultivation for Enhancing Agricultural Productivity: A Concise Review. In: Mukhopadhyay, S., Sarkar, S., Mandal, J.K., Roy, S. (eds) AI to Improve e-Governance and Eminence of Life. Studies in Big Data, vol 130. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-4677-8_3

 

Book Edited

 

  • Bhartiya, A., Aditya, J.P., Chandra, N., Kumar, J., Kant, L., Aditya and Pattanayak, A. 2020. Parvatiya chetro ki paramparik faslo ka unnat utpadan and katai uprant parasanskaran takniki dwara inhancing income. Pp. 1-111.

Book

 

  • Bhartiya, A., Bisht, J. S., Joshi, K., Singh, N., Kumar, J., Aditya, J.P., and Kant, L. 2023. Nutri-Crops Based Traditional Cuisines of Uttarakhand Himalayas. Pp. 1-125.

 

Paper Presented in Conferences:

  • Patel, N., Kumar, J. and Rajput, T.B.S. (2019). Design and development of low cost automatic micro irrigation system. 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference, Aurangabad, India, January 16-18, 65p.
  • Kumar, J.,Nath, S. Bisht, J.K. and Kant, L. 2023. Modelling of water and nutrient dynamics under mulch cum drip irrigated cabbage crop. In Abstracts : 2nd International conference on Prospects and challenges of environment and biological sciences in food production system for livelihood security of farmers (ICFPLS–2023) at September 18-20, 2023 at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India, Pp: 5-6.
  • ShyamNath*, Sher Singh, Kushagra Joshi, TilakMondal, Hitesh Bijarniya, Jitendra Kumar, J.K. Bisht and Lakshmi Kant 2023. Development and Evaluation of Multi Fruit cum Vegetable Grader for Hilly areas of Uttarakhand”In Abstracts : 2nd International conference on Prospects and challenges of environment and biological sciences in food production system for livelihood security of farmers (ICFPLS–2023) at September 18-20, 2023 at ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands, India, Pp: 202.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N., Singh, R., Sahoo, P.K., Sudhishri, S., Marwaha, S. and Rajput, T.B.S.  (2018). Design and development of indigenous sensor network based irrigation system for improving water productivity of vegetable crops under different irrigation methods. Global Water Security Conference for Agriculture and Natural Resources, held at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, October 3-6, 61p.
  • Kumar, J., Patel, N. and Rajput, T.B.S. (2018).Development of decision support system for estimation of water requirement and irrigation scheduling of crops.In : Proceedings: National Agronomy Congress on “Redesigning Agronomy for Nature Conservation and Economic Empowerment”, Pantnagar Agronomy Society held at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, February 20-22, 304p.
  • Nath, S., Singh, S., Mondal, T. and Kumar, J. (2018). Manual plastic mulch-cum-drip lateral pipelaying machine for hill agriculture. In Abstracts Proceedings:  International Conference on “Sustainability of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Courtiers under Changing Climate Scenario” held at CSAUA&T, Kanpur, February 14-17, 2018. Pp: 52.
  • Singh, S. and Kumar, J. (2018). Rain water harvesting, Conservation and utilization through micro irrigation for enhancement of crop productivity. In Souvenir:  Seminar on “Emerging trends in Hi tech Hill Horticulture under changing climate” held at ICAR – CITH Regional Station, Mukteshwar, March 06-07, 2018. Pp: 97-98.
  • Thakur, A. and Kumar, J. (2015). Dependence of electrical conductivity of ohmically heated milk and sugarcane juice on temperature and electric field strength. In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 23-25, PAU, Ludhiana. 19p.
  • Kumar, J. and Thakur, A. (2015). Mitigation of climate change through socially acceptable technologies. In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 23-25, PAU, Ludhiana. 19p.
  • Kumar, J. and Thakur, A. (2015). Estimation of evapotranspiration and drainage water using lysimeterA review. In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 23-25, PAU, Ludhiana. 195p.
  • Kumar, J.,Nath, S. and Thakur, A. (2015). Intelligent techniques-pulse irrigation, phytomonitoring and variable rate irrigation system for improving water use efficiency: A review. In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 23-25, PAU, Ludhiana. 198p.
  • Kumar, J. and Nath, S. (2014). Parameters affecting sale of tractor (A case study in Allahabad district).  In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 21-23, MPUAT, Udaipur. 88p.
  • Nath, S. and Kumar, J. (2014). Impact of vehicular traffic on soil properties.  In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 21-23, MPUAT, Udaipur. 88p.
  • Kumar, J.,Nath, S. and Thakur, A. (2014). Application of wastewater in agriculture through micro irrigation.  In: A Souvenir, 48th Annual convention of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), February 21-23, MPUAT, Udaipur. 179p.
  • Sher Singh; ShyamNath; Kumar, J.; Bisht, J.K. and Pattanayak, A. 2019. Low cost naturally ventilated portable polyhouse for higher hills of North-western Himalayas. InAbstracts :  Golden Jubilee International Conference on “New Millennia Agriculture Novel Trends & Future Scenario” held at CCS HAU, Hisar, India, November 06-08, 2019. Pp: 335.
  • Utkarsh Kumar; Kumar, J.; Sher Singh; J.K. Bisht and Pattanayak, A. 2019. Water budget estimation for geotagged polytanks in higher hills of Uttarakhand: A case study. InAbstracts : 2nd International Conference on “Sustainable Water Management” held at Pune, India, November 06-08, 2019. Pp: 166.
  • ShyamNath; Sher Singh; Mondal, Tilak and Kumar, J. 2018. Manual plastic mulch-cum-drip lateral pipe laying machine for hill agriculture. In Abstracts Proceedings:  International Conference on “Sustainability of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Courtiers under Changing Climate Scenario” held at CSAUA&T, Kanpur.
  • Kumar, J., and Nath, S. 2023. Development of adjustable framing head structure for efficient operation of micro irrigation system. National Symposium on sustainable Mountain Agriculture: challenges and opportunities for achieving zero hunger and nutritional security. July 05-06, 2023 at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora
  • Kumar, J., R.P. Yadav, Nath, S.  V.S. Meena, Bisht, J.K. and Pattanayak, A. 2019. Assessment of runoff and soil loss under different grassland system in sloping land. In Abstracts Proceedings:International Conference on “Soil and Water Resources Management for Climate Smart Agriculture, Global Food and Livelihood Security”5-9 November, 2019 at NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi, India, Pp: 18.

 

Technologies/Product/ Methodology developed under different Project

  • Development of sensor network and GSM based based irrigation system for enhancing water productivity
  • Assessment of Water budgeting of farm tank under gravity fed micro irrigation system  for growing vegetables crops in terraced land at ICAR-VPKAS Experimental Farm
  • Design and development of low cost water lifting device for river bed cultivation in hilly region
  • Design and development of adjustable framing head structure for efficient operation of micro irrigation system
  • Development of plastic check dam for water management in hilly region
  • Water budgeting of farm pond under conservation bench terraces cultivation at Experimental farm Selaqui, ICAR-IISWC Dehdradun
  • Assessment of runoff and soil loss under different grassland system
  • VL Portable Polyhouse was developed under AICRP on PEASEM (earlier PET) project
  • VL Solar Dryer was developed under AICRP PEASEM (earlier PET) project
  • Single Tree Anti hail net structure under NICRA Project
  • “Manual Plastic Mulch Laying Roller” was developed under AICRP on PEASEM (earlier PET) project
  • “Vermi Compost Straining Drum” was developed under Institute project.
  • VL fish feed pellet was developed under AICRP on PEASEM (earlier PET) project
  • Engine operated VL pine needle bailer for pine forests was developed under AICRP on PHET project
  • VL multi fruit cum-vegetable grader suitable for hilly areas was developed under AICRP on PHET project
  • “VL Maize Sheller” was developed under Institute project.
  • Construction of Low cost polytanks for enhancing water productivity at farmer field in hilly region  under Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Programme of Government of India
  • VL multi fruit cum-vegetable grader suitable for hilly areas was developed under AICRP on PHET project
  • Engine operated VL pine needle bailer for pine forests was developed under AICRP on PHET project

LIFE MEMBERSHIP:

  • Indian Society of Agricultural Engineering, New Delhi
  • Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi
  • Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
  • World Society of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing
  • Boshi Sen Society for Sustainable Mountain Agriculture (BoSSMA), Almora

Mailing Address

ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana-132 001 (India)