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  Q:    What is AICRP on Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water and its role in the activities of the Institute ?

A :    As the name suggest, it is All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Management of Salt Affected Soils and Use of Saline Water.  It has 8 centers in seven states covering various agro-ecological conditions in which salt affected soils and water occur.  Funds to these centers are provided by the Council and these centers work on pre-identified projects of regional and national importance.  They also test CSSRI technologies with location specific modifications so that national guidelines could be developed.  First approximation map of ground water quality and groundwater quality guidelines for irrigation emerged from the joint efforts of CSSRI/AICRP.

Q :    Where are the centers of AICRP located ?

S.No Centres
1 Agra
Dr. Bhu Dayal, Officer Incharge, RBS College of Agriculture, Bichpuri-283105, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
Tel. No. 0562-2776463
e-mail : CLOAKING
2 Bapatala
Dr. (Mrs.) G.V.Lakshmi, Officer Incharge, Agricultural College Farm, Bapatla-522101 , Dist. Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
Tel. No. 08643-225766
e-mail : CLOAKING
3 Bikaner
Dr. B.L.Kumawat, Officer Incharge,Agricultural Research Station, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner -334006 (Rajasthan)
Tel. No. 0151-2250870, 2250562
e-mail : CLOAKING
4 Gangawati
Dr. S.L.Budihal, Officer Incharge, Agricultural Research Station, Gangawati, Dist. Koppal (Karnataka).
Tel. No. 08533-271030
e-mail : CLOAKING
5 Hisar
Department of Soils, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana)
Tel. No. 01662-289278, 289167
6 Indore
Dr. U.R.Khandkar, Officer Incharge, College of Agriculture, Indore-452001 (MP)
Tel. No. 0731-2701683
7 Kanpur
Dr. Ravinder Kumar, Officer Incharge, Agriculture College, C.S.Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur-208002 (Uttar Pradesh)
Tel. No. 0512-2573063
e-mail : CLOAKING
8 Tiruchirapalli
Dr. M.Sheik Dawood, Officer Incharge, TNAU, AD Agriculture College & Research Institute, Kuttapattu, Tiruchirapalli-620 009
Tel. No. 0431-2690692
e-mail : CLOAKING


Q:    How to contact these centers? Do one need to approach through the coordinating unit at Karnal ?

A :    No, one can contact the centers directly for the necessary information.  However, in case of difficulty coordinating unit could facilitate the contact.


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Dr. Raju, R., Scientist (Agricultural Economics) awarded for Best Paper Presentation (Male) in the memory of Shri. Bhau Punaji Hile Memorial Award in the 2nd International Conference of Agricultural Economics-2017 of Maharashtra Society of Agricultural Economics (MSAE) held during 10-11th February 2017 at MPKV, Rahuri (Maharashtra)

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Principal Scientist awarded prestigious `J.S. Bali award 2016' at 1st Asian Conference, Raipur

Dr. D.K.Sharma Principal Scientist & Ex. Director awarded Gold Medal by Indian Society of Agronomy during the 4th International Agronomy Congress 2016 for his outstanding contribution in the field of salt-affected soils and use of poor quality waters

Dr V.K Mishra Head ,ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Lucknow received Dr M.S Swaminathan Award for his significant contribution in management of sodic soil in Uttar Pradesh

Mr. Arijit Barman has been awarded a `Best Poster Award' in International Conference sponsored by Indian Society of Soil Science & Land Use Planning, Nagpur held on 10-13, November, 2016

Dr. P.C. Sharma joined as Director of Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal on 7th October 2016

Dr Subhasis Mandal awarded Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award of ICAR for the year 2015

Dr. Ajay Kumar Bhardwaj has been awarded “Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award” of ICAR for 2015. He bagged the award for Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering

CSSRI got the `Certification of Registration ISO 9001:2008'






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