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  • The institute's research farms and outreach stations are strategically located in different agro-ecological regions for tackling diverse aspects of soil and water salinity problems
  • A research farm of 82 ha located at the Main Institute, Karnal is laid out in standard plot sizes having ideal water management system through underground conveyance system and lined irrigation channels. There are eight submersible tubewells to meet the irrigation and other water requirements. The farm is fully equipped with latest machinery and implements.
To achieve the optimization of irrigation water and other inputs, all the plots are precisely leveled with laser leveler at regular intervals. Experimental crops are grown on 20.6 ha area, while general crops are grown in 16.9 ha, which also includes the 9 ha area put under seed production mainly of salt tolerant varieties of rice, wheat and mustard.  

To optimize crop yields and profits in farming as well as to reduce the emission of green house gases, conservation agriculture is practiced in large fields. Agro-forestry system is practiced on 6.5 ha area of the farm, where multipurpose tree species have been planted in combination with arable crops of the region. The area under fruit crops such as ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.), aonla (Emblica officinalis L.), jamun (Syzygium cumini L.), guava (Psidium guajava L.), litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) and mango (Mangifera indica) is 7.8 ha. An herbal garden consisting of 85 species of medicinal/ aromatic herbs, shrubs and trees has also been established and maintained in an area of 1.4 ha, besides fishes are reared in three ponds covering about 2.5 ha area. The 27.3 ha area of the farm is permanently covered under glass house, net houses, micro-plots, laboratories, offices, residences, oxidation pond, roads and landscape.

Nain Farm

An experimental farm of ~30 acres has been acquired in Nain village (Distt. Panipat) to demonstrate the field applications of technologies developed by CSSRI for reclamation of waterlogged saline and sodic soils and use of marginal to poor quality water for enhancing crop yield. The farm is located in 12.5 km south of Madlauda sub-tehsil, 20 km south-west of Panipat city and 60 km south of CSSRI, Karnal.
Past Outreach Farms

Over the years, the institute established research farms at Gudha (Distt. Karnal) for researches on highly alkaline soils, Gohana (Distt. Sonepat), and Sampla (Distt. Rohtak) representing waterlogged saline soils and Mundlana (Distt. Sonepat) for saline-sodic soils.

Research on efficient utilization of alkali waters for irrigation was undertaken at Bhaini Majra farm (Distt. Kaithal) while researches on agro-forestry were conducted at Sarswati forest at Bichhian (Distt. Kurukshetra).

Studies on the reclamation of calcareous saline soils are being conducted at Bir Reserve Forest at Hisar and on waterlogged areas at village Puthi (Distt. Hisar).


Experimental Farms at Regional Stations

  • The institute’s farms at Regional Research Station at Canning Town (West Bengal), Samni (Gujarat) and Shivri (Uttar Pradesh) represents coastal saline soils, vertisols and heavy textured sodic soils with high water table conditions, respectively 

News and Events

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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