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On-going Research Projects

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Data Base on Salt Affected Soils & Poor Quality Waters

  1. Mapping and characterization of salt affected soils in Central Haryana using remote sensing and GIS (A.K. Mandal, Ranbir Singh and P.K. Joshi)
  2. Assessment and mapping of salt affected soils using remote sensing and GIS in Rewari and Mahendragarh districts of Haryana state. [(Madhurama Sethi, Anil R. Chinchmalatpure, Nirmalendu Basak and M.L. Khurana, (Soil Testing Lab. Karnal)

Reclamation and Management of Alkali Soils

  1. Strategies of resource conservation and mini sprinkler on productivity under rice-wheat cropping system (Ranbir Singh, P.K. Joshi, A.K. Rai, D.K. Sharma, Satyender Kumar and Thimmappa K.)
  2. Nutrient management strategies for sustainable rice and wheat production in reclaimed alkali Soils. (A.K. Bhardwaj, Nirmalendu Basak, S.K. Chaudhari and D.K. Sharma)
  3. Improving productivity of salt-affected soils using biodegradable municipal solid waste and gypsum enriched composts in a mustard- pearl millet cropping system. (M. D. Meena, Parvender Sheoran, P.K. Joshi and Bhaskar Narjary)
  4. Cation exchange equilibrium and solute transport through different textured salt affected soils. (Nirmalendu Basak, S.K. Chaudhari and D.K. Sharma)
  5. Optimizing zinc and iron requirement of pearl millet-mustard cropping system on a salt affected soil. (B.L. Meena, Parveen Kumar, Ashwani Kumar and R.L. Meena)
  6. Diversifying agriculture on reclaimed sodic land in farmer’s participatory appraisal. (Gajender Singh, A.K. Rai, R.S. Pandey, R Raju, D.K. Sharma and K.S. Kadian)
  7. Effect of land uses on salt distribution and properties of salt affected soils. (Nirmalendu Basak, Ashim Datta, Anil R. Chinchmalatpure and R.K. Garg)
  8. Nutrient and residue management of ZT-DSR basmati rice-ZT wheat cropping system under partially reclaimed sodic soils. (Parveen Kumar, D.K. Sharma, R.K. Yadav, A.K. Rai and Ashwani Kumar)
  9. Impact assessment of CSR-BIO on livelihood security of farmers in salt affected regions. (Thimmappa K., T. Damodaran and Raju R.)
  10. Impact of secondary salinization and other stressors on agricultural systems: constraints analysis in South-Western Punjab. (R.K. Singh, Satyendra Kumar, Anshuman Singh, Nirmalendu Basak and D.K. Sharma)

Drainage Investigations and Performance Studies

  1. Impact assessment of subsurface drainage technology in canal command areas of Karnataka. [(R. Raju, Thimmappa K., Satyendra Kumar, Soil scientists (1 or 2) study area)
  2. Performance evaluation of subsurface drainage systems in Haryana and to implement interventions for improving operational performance and impact. (D.S. Bundela, Bhaskar Narjary, Pathan Aslam Latif, R. Raju, Parvender Sheoran, R.K Singh, S.K. Kamra and D.K. Sharma)
  3. Impact evaluation of sub-surface drainage technology for reclamation of water logged saline soils in Maharashtra. (Sanjay Vasant Kad, R.K. Singh, R. Raju and D.S. Bundela)

Management of Marginal Quality Waters

  1. Hydro-physical evaluation of a rain water harvesting system under saline soil and groundwater environment. (Bhaskar Narjary, Satyendra Kumar, M.D. Meena, S.K. Kamra and D.K. Sharma)
  2. Study on backpressure in subsurface drip irrigation prioritizing field study utilizing sewage water. (R.S. Pandey and Anshuman Singh)
  3. Improving farm productivity through sustainable use of alkali waters at farmer’s field in rice-wheat production system. (Parvender Sheoran, R. K. Yadav, Nirmalendu Basak, Satyendra Kumar, K. Thimmappa and R.K. Singh)
  4. Conjunctive water use strategies with conservation tillage and mulching for improving productivity of salt affected soils under limited fresh water irrigation.(Arvind Kumar Rai, R.K. Yadav, Anil Chinchmalatpure, Nirmalendu Basak, Satyendra Kumar, Bhaskar Narjari, Gajender Yadav, A. K. Bhardwaj and D.K. Sharma)
  5. Evaluation of commercial vegetable crops under protected cultivation structures in saline environment (R.L. Meena, B.L. Meena and Anshuman Singh)
  6. Assessing use of press mud/press mud compost in gypsum beds for neutralization of RSC in irrigation water. (R.K. Yadav, M.D. Meena, Satyendra Kumar, Parul Sundha and D. K. Sharma)

Crop Improvement for Salinity, Alkalinity and Waterlogging Stresses

  1. Development of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) genotypes with improved salinity tolerance and higher seed yield. (Jogendra Singh and P.C. Sharma)
  2. Genetic enhancement of wheat with respect to salt and waterlogging tolerance. (Arvind Kumar P.C. Sharma and Y.P. Singh)
  3. Physiological and biochemical basis of salinity and draught stresses tolerance in rice and wheat cropping system. (Ashwani Kumar, Krishnamurthy S.L. and Arvind Kumar)
  4. Growth and physiology of guava (Psidium guajava L. cv. Allahabad Safeda) and bael (Aegle marmelos Correa cv. Narendra Bael-5) under salinity stress. (Anshuman Singh, R. K. Yadav, Ashwani Kumar and Ashim Datta)
  5. Identification of high yielding and salt tolerant genotypes in pomegranate. (Raj Kumar, R.K. Yadav, Anita Mann, Murli Dhar Meena, Anshuman Singh and D.K. Sharma)
  6. Genetic enhancement of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L) to salt tolerance. (S.K. Sanwal, P.C. Sharma, Anita Mann, Rajkumar and A.K. Rai)
  7. Improvement of salt tolerance in chickpea through physiological and breeding approaches. (Anita Mann, Jogendra Singh and P.C. Sharma)
  8. Development of rice genotypes for salt tolerance in rice: Conventional and Molecular approaches. (Krishnamurthy, S.L., P.C. Sharma, Ravi Kiran K.T., Vineeth V., Y.P. Singh, S.K. Sarangi)

Agroforestry in Salt Affected Soils

  1. Enhancing productivity potential of saline soil through agroforestry system using saline irrigation.( Rakesh Garg, R. K. Yadav, Bhaskar Narjary, Parvender Sheoran, M. D. Meena and D. K. Sharma)

Reclamation and Management of Coastal Saline Soils

  1. Impact of conservation tillage on utilization of residual moisture, soil health and crop yield under rice-cotton cropping system in coastal agro-ecosystem.(U.K. Mandal, D. Burman, S.K. Sarangi, and B. Maji )
  2. Assessing impacts of brackish water aquaculture in coastal environment and strategies for its sustainable use. (D. Burman, U.K. Mandal, Subhasis Mandal, B. Maji and K.K. Mahanta)
  3. Evaluation of crop establishment methods for rice based cropping system in coastal salt-affected soils. (S.K. Sarangi, U.K. Mandal and Subhasis Mandal)
  4. Impact of saline water on solar powered drip irrigated rabi crops in coastal soils of West Bengal. (K.K. Mahanta, S.K. Sarangi, U.K. Mandal, D. Burman and B. Maji) 
  5. Study of soil salinity in relation to land use and land cover in coastal areas of West Bengal using remote sensing and GIS. [(Shishir Raut, SK Sarangi, T.D. Lama, B. Maji and S. Mukhopadhyay (NBSSLUP)
  6. Long term impact of land shaping techniques on soil and water quality and productivity of coastal degraded land. (D. Burman, U.K. Mandal, S.K. Sarangi, S. Mandal, K.K. Mahanta S. Raut and B. Maji)

Reclamation and Management of Salt Affected Vertisols

  1. Breeding and evaluation of field crops for salt tolerance in saline Vertisols (Monika Shukla, Anil R. Chinchmalatpure, Nikam Vinayak Ramesh and D.K. Sharma)
  2. Soil physical characteristics and nutrient dynamics in Vertisols with subsurface salinity (Anil R. Chinchmalatpure, Nikam Vinayak Ramesh and David Camus D.)
  3. Prospects of cultivating desi cotton genotypes and salt tolerant wheat varieties on saline vertisols (Nikam Vinayak Ramesh and D.K. Sharma)
  4. Performance of guava orchards with forage intercropping and pruning intensity on saline vertisols of Gujarat (David Camus. D., Anil R Chinchmalatpure and Vinayak Nikam)

Reclamation and Management of Alkali Soils of Central and Eastern Gangetic Plains

  1. Evaluating climate change mitigation potential of alternative management practices for rice-wheat cropping systems in salt affected soils of Indo-Gangetic plains. (S.K. Jha, A.K. Bhardwaj, V.K. Mishra, Y.P. Singh, T. Damodaran and D.K. Sharma)
  2. Managing water and energy efficiency in RW (Rice-Wheat) cropping systems under partially reclaimed sodic soils through controlled irrigation techniques. (A.K. Singh, C.L. Verma, Y.P. Singh and Sanjay Arora)
  3. Harnessing productivity potential of waterlogged sodic soil through intervention of farming system modules in Sarda canal command for livelihood generation. [(V.K. Mishra, C.L. Verma, Y.P. Singh, T. Damodaran, S.K. Jha, A.K. Singh, Sanjay Arora, S.K. Singh (NBFGR) and D.K. Sharma)
  4. Strategies for stimulating nutrient dynamics in resource and energy conservation practices for rice-wheat cropping systems on partially reclaimed sodic soils (S.K. Jha, V.K. Mishra, A.K. Singh, Y.P. Singh and D.K. Sharma)
  5. Kinetics of gypsum and native CaCO3 dissolution and nutrient transformations mediated through organic amendments and microbial inoculants for crop production in sodic soils (Sanjay Arora, A. K. Singh, V.K. Mishra, Y.P. Singh and D.K. Sharma)
  6. Ground water recharge for remediation of fluoride contaminated water in Unnao district of U.P. (Chhedi Lal Verma, S.K. Jha, V.K. Mishra, S.K. Kamra and D.K. Sharma)

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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