About Regional Center : Delhi

            ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Delhi is one of the oldest center of National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, and is involved in soil resource mapping, soil correlation & classification, land use planning, and undertaking pedological research and assessment of soil/land degradation status in Northern Region of the country comprising the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and Union territories of Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh . Total area under its jurisdiction is about 66.8 million ha which covers approximately one fifth of total geographical area of the country. By virtue of its location in the capital as also in the heart of the vast Indo – Gangetic alluvial plain, the center ranks as a pride with immense responsibility towards managing the natural resources in the high intensity agricultural zone of the country. Besides IGP, Centre is also taking care of diverse and fragile ecosystem of western Himalayas. This center is presently located in sprawling green campus of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

ICAR- NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Delhi

Sr.No.NameDesignationDisciplineEmailBiodataPMS
1Dr. (Mrs) Jaya N. SuryaPrincipal Scientist & Head (I/c)Soil ScienceJaya.Surya@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
2Dr. Ashok KumarSenoir ScientistAgronomyAshok.Kumar42@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
3Dr. Rajesh Kumar MeenaScientistSoil ScienceRajesh.Meena2@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
4Sh. Vikas JoonScientistAgricultural StatisticsVikas1@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
5Dr. Sunil KumarScientistSoil ScienceSunil.Kumar26@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
5Ms. Ritu NagdevScientistEnvironmental ScienceRitu.Nagdev@icar.gov.inView BiodataPMS
6Ms. Shilpi VermaScientistSoil ScienceShilpi.Verma@icar.gov.inView Biodata--

The physical facilities available at the centre include:
  • Central Analytical Laboratory:
Delhi Regional Centre is having well equipped soil analysis laboratory with trained manpower and excellent facilities of advanced instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), Flame Photometer, Nitrogen Analyser/Nitrogen Distillation Apparatus and Pressure Membrane Apparatus. Besides these, other normal instruments are available for physical and chemical analysis of soil.
  • Land Use Planning Section:
Land use planning section is to undertake interdisciplinary research in land evaluation for rationalizing land use, and to conduct research in different aspects of land use planning.
  • Soil Survey Unit:
Soil Survey Unit is looking after the field operations for carrying out different types of soil survey using latest techniques and tools. This unit has trained manpower/expertise with well equipped facilities like soil survey materials, vehicles, etc., for soil survey and mapping of land resources of watershed, research farm, village, block, district and state on different scales.
  • Cartography & GIS Section:
The center's cartographic laboratory supports map making and is well stocked with Survey of India topographic sheets of the region at various scales. The section is self sufficient to generate various types of maps and other Cartographic outputs. The GIS section of the centre has a well equipped GIS and image processing analysis laboratory. The lab with networked computing facility has all the necessary hardware, software and trained manpower. The section is having excellent facilities of latest GIS softwares (ArcGIS, Map Info, TNTMIPS, Easy trace, R2V), H.P. Plotter (1 meter), laser colour printer (A3 size & A4 Size), etc. The hardware includes a network server, 02 workstations, 4 desktops, 1 large format plotters, 3, No’s A4 Desk jet printers. The lab supporting spatial data processing, generation of data base of digital land/soil resources information.
  • Priority setting, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Cell:
The PME Cell is aptly functional in the Centre and responsible for research co-ordination and linkages with different Institutes/Departments, preparation of various kinds of reports, proceedings of meetings, maintenance of project files and RPFs, documentation and maintenance of all scientific and technical activities of the Centre and regular communication with various central/state Departments, researchers and other users.
  • Library:
The library of the Centre is well documented having a number of collections of old and new publications in the discipline of soil science and related subjects in general and soil survey and mapping, geomorphology and land use planning in particular. Scientists, students and other researchers can visit and consult the documentations.
  • Administrative Unit:
The administrative unit is well established with two Assistant Administrative Officer supported by other staff. It helps in day to day administrative and financial matters of the centre.

1.Institute Funded Projects
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of States in Northern Region
The soil resource mapping on 1:250, 000 scale of the states in northern region (i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh) (Except Delhi which is on 1:125, 000 scale) have been completed. The salient achievements are given as below:
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of Jammu & Kashmir State on 1:250,000 scale:
The soil resource map of Jammu and Kashmir State (now union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh) on 1:500,000 scale was prepared showing 140 soil units as associations of soil families with dominant phases. The soils belong to 4 Orders, 9 Sub orders, 15 Great Groups, 27 Subgroups and 66 Soil families. The Entisols are dominant soils and cover about 34 per cent area, followed by Inceptisols, Alfisols and Mollisols which cover 6.4, 0.5 and 0.2 per cent of TGA of the state, respectively. The rock outcrops constitute about 41 per cent of the TGA. Several thematic maps, such as soil depth, texture, drainage, available water capacity, erosion, pH, etc. have been generated using the master soil resource map and data base. About 7 million ha (31.6 per cent) area is affected by various soil degradation problems. The most serious problem is of water erosion, causing loss of top soil and/or terrain deformation, and has affected 24.6 per cent area. Wind erosion has been observed in Ladakh and an area of 1.4 m ha constituting about 6.1 per cent of the TGA. Water logging and flooding has affected only 0.9 per cent of TGA.
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of Himachal Pradesh state on 1:250,000 scale:
The state of Himachal Pradesh covers an area of 5.57 m ha and accounts for 1.7% area of the total geographical area (TGA) of the country. The state is endowed with wide variation in climate, geology, landforms and vegetation which has resulted in the development of a variety of soils. In all, there are 95 soil mapping units delineated as the association of soil families. The soils belong to 4 Orders, 6 Sub orders, 12 Great groups, 17 Subgroups and 43 Soil families. The Entisols are dominant soils and cover about 51% area, followed by Inceptisols, Mollisols and Alfisols which cover 20, 0.8 and 0.4% of TGA of the state, respectively. The rock outcrops constitute about 28% of the TGA. In order to ameliorate the problematic soils, an assessment of degradation status of soils has been made. The data shows that 3 m ha area representing 54% of TGA in the state is affected by various soil degradation problems. The most serious is water erosion causing loss of top soil/or terrain deformation, and has affected 52.8% area, stoniness is the next problem covering an area of 1.3 m ha (23%), which is mostly prevalent in the areas common with areas that of water erosion. Water logging and flooding has affected only 0.3% area. The area not fit for agriculture includes rock outcrops, ice caps and glaciers and accounts for 21% of the TGA. Majority of soils belong to land capability class VIII (40.6%) and class VII (14.7%) lands, which are not suitable for agriculture. Class VIII lands are suited for wild life, recreation and permanent snow cover as protection of water supplies. Class VII lands are fairly suited for grazing, forestry; class VI lands covering an area of 23.1% are well suited for grazing, forestry plantation and limited cultivation. Class IV and III lands cover 14.7 and 6.7%, respectively. These lands are moderately to fairly good lands suited for cultivation of all climatically suited crops.
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of Uttar Pradesh (including Uttrakhand) state on 1:250,000 scale:
The Uttar Pradesh state is located between 23° 52' to 31° 28' N latitudes and 77° 06' to 84° 37' E longitudes and covers an area of 29.4 m ha and covers nearly 9% area of the country. The state is endowed with wide variations in climate, geology, landforms and vegetation which are reflected in the development of a large variety of soils. The soil mapping units, including rock outcrops, glaciers etc., cover 98.59 % and the miscellaneous lands and habitation comes around 1.41% of the total geographical area (TGA). The soils belong to 5 Orders, 11 Suborders, 22 Great groups, and 44 Subgroups. Inceptisols being the dominant soils occupy nearly 70% followed by Entisols, Alfisols, Vertisols and Mollisols, covering 18.96, 4.89, 1.57 and 0.22% of the TGA, respectively. The rock outcrops constitute 2.17 % of the TGA. In order to cater the needs of various user agencies several thematic maps such as soil depth, texture, drainage, available water capacity, erosion, calcareousness, soil pH, salinity/sodicity, etc. have been generated using the soil resource map and database. Nearly 15.32 m ha, representing 52.12% of the TGA in the state is affected by various soil degradation problems induced mainly by human intervention. The most serious problem is of water erosion, causing loss of top soil / or terrain deformation and has affected 11.39 m ha representing 38.69% area including ravinous lands along the river Yamuna, Chambal, Sengar, Kuwari, etc., occupying 0.69 m ha in the district Agra, Etawah, Kanpur and Fatehpur districts.  Wind erosion affected 0.21 m ha (0.72%). Nearly 1.37 m ha land (4.65%) is degraded due to salinity / sodicity whereas 2.35 m ha (7.98%) suffers from water logging and flooding. The area not fit for agriculture, including rock outcrops, glaciers and ice caps accounts for 0.84 m ha, representing 2.86% of the TGA.
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of Punjab state on 1:250,000 scale:
The state of Punjab covers an area of 5.03 m ha and constitutes 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country. Of this, 4.2 m ha is net sown with cropping intensity of 177 per cent. Of the cultivated area, about 94 per cent is irrigated with a network of canals and tube wells. Out of the gross cropped area of 7.5 m ha, 80 per cent is under rice and wheat cropping system. A fraction of the total area, about 4.6 per cent is under forests which is far below the standard limit of 1/3 area (supposed to be under forest to maintain ecological balance). The soils of Punjab developed in alluvium shows varying degrees of development as influenced by soil forming factors, such as climate and conditioned by topography over a period of time. This has a great reflection on soil properties. In all, there are 124 soil mapping units delineated at the associations of soil families. The soils belong to 4 Orders (Inceptisols, Entisols, Aridisols and Alfisols). The Inceptisols are most dominant covering 50 per cent of the total area, followed by Entisols, Aridisols and Alfisols covering 20 per cent, 16 per cent and 4 per cent of the total area, respectively. The sub groups of Ustepts, Camborthids, Ustipsamments and Ustifluvents are widely distributed in area. The dominant soils are coarse-loamy (52%), followed by fine-loamy (32%), and sandy (12%).The study indicated that about 25 per cent of the total area in the state, is degraded and suffers from various problems, such as water erosion (in north-eastern parts), wind erosion (in south-western parts), salinity and sodicity (in the southern south-western, central and north-western sectors), stoniness (in NE sectors) and coarser texture (in SW sectors).
  1. Soil Resource Mapping of Haryana state on 1:250,000 scale:
The state of Haryana covers an area of 4.2 m ha and constitutes 1.3 per cent of total geographical area of the country. The net sown area is about 81 per cent of which 71 per cent is irrigated. Forests occupy only 3.7 per cent area of the state which is very much inadequate to meet the fodder, fuel and fiber requirement and also to maintain ecological balance. The climate is dry sub humid to hot arid with annual rainfall ranges from 300 mm to 1000 mm. The state has 8 Agro-eco zones with variation in growing period from less than 60 days in western part to about 210 days in Siwalik hills and piedmont plains in northern parts of the state. The soil map on 1:500,000 scale shows 199 map units of associations of soil families with phases. The soils have been classified into 6 Orders, 15 Sub orders, 11 Great groups, 19 Subgroups and 27 Soil families. Inceptisols are the dominant soils occupying about 58 per cent area followed by Entisols (28%), Aridisols (9%) and Alfisols (2%). It is observed that 33 per cent area is under different types of degradation. Erosion constitutes the dominant degradation types (19%) of which 12 per cent is affected by wind erosion and 7 per cent is by water erosion. Chemical degradation is the other important degradation types and covers an area of 10 per cent. About 3 per cent of the area in the state is susceptible to flooding while stoniness affects 1 per cent area. These problems need immediate attention for remedial measures to increase and/or maintain the productivity of soil on a sustainable basis.
  1. Soil Resource Mapping for Delhi State (on 1:125,000 scale) :
The state of Delhihas an area of 1, 47,488 ha of which about 47,000 ha (38%) falls under main urban area (Delhi and New Delhi). Land use in Delhi has undergone significant changes during the last 25 years due to ever increasing population, rapid industrialization and urbanization. The soils belong to 2 Orders, 4 Suborders, 4 Great groups, 6 Subgroups and 12 Soil Families. Major soils belong to Inceptisols (81.3%) followed by Entisols (18.7%). The thematic data reveals that about 56% area of the state has soil degradation problems which are mainly due to water erosion (37.5%), salinization (14.4%) and flooding (4%). About 32% area is under main urban area and 12% area has been stabilized by human efforts and under natural conditions. The state has been divided into one Agro-eco region (AER), one Agro-eco Sub-region (AESR) and 4 Agro-ecological zones (AEZ) and 8 agro-ecological units (AEU). The Agro-ecological units are the most homogenous land units of management. Different soil mapping units have been evaluated for their suitability for some important crops like rice, wheat, maize, sorghum, pigeon pea, soybean, pea, cabbage and tomato and also forestry. This will be helpful for suggesting alternative land use plans.
  1. B. Soil Erosion status of Northern States (1:250,000 scale)
The soil erosion status of all the northern states has been prepared in collaboration with CSWCRTI (now ICAR-IISWC),Dehradun. The salient achievements of some of the states are given as below:
  1. Soil Erosion in Himachal Pradesh:
Soil erosion map of Himachal Pradesh highlights the extent of water induced soil erosion in the state. About 22% of TGA of the state has annual soil loss <5 t ha-1 and this can be termed as very well within the tolerance limit. About 7 and 5% area are experiencing annual soil loss in the range of 5-10 and 10-15 t ha-1, respectively. These areas require appropriate conservation measures. About 27% area has soil loss >15 t ha-1 and it includes severe (20-40 t ha-1), very severe (40-80 t ha-1) and extremely severe class (>80 t ha-1) having 3.57, 7.40, 5.74 and 10.08% area, respectively. These areas require immediate attention and need appropriate soil conservation measures.
  1. Soil Erosion in Punjab:
Soil erosion in Punjab highlights the extent of water induced soil erosion in the state. About 87 area has annual soil loss of < 5 t ha-1 and this can be termed as very well within the tolerance limit. About 6 and 2% area has annual soil loss in the range of 5-10 and 10-15 t ha-1, respectively. These areas require appropriate conservation measures. Only 4.02% area has soil loss > 15 t ha-1 and it includes severe (20-40 t ha-1), very severe (40-80 t ha-1). These areas require immediate attention and need appropriate soil conservation measures.
  1. Soil Erosion in Haryana:
Soil erosion in Haryana highlights the extent of water induced soil erosion in the state. About 77 and 23% area of the soil erosion is affected by water and wind erosion, respectively. About 53 and 12% area under water and wind erosion, respectively has annual soil loss of < 5 t ha-1 and this can be termed as very well within the tolerance limit. About 23 and 9% area under water and wind erosion respectively are experiencing annual soil loss in the range of 5-10 and 10-15 t ha-1, respectively. These areas require appropriate conservation measures. Only 4% area has soil loss >15 t ha-1 and it includes severe (20-40 t ha-1), very severe (40-80 t ha-1). These areas require immediate attention and need appropriate soil conservation measures.
  • Soil Correlation of Northern States:
Soil correlation activity was strengthened through coordination and collaborating with SLUSI, New Delhi and State Agricultural Departments and SAUs. Visited Dept. of Agril. and RSAC-U.P., Lucknow, PAU Ludhiana, PRSC, Ludhiana, CSWCRTI Station Chandigarh, Dept of Wasteland Development Punjab, Chandigarh HPKKV Palampur and GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, VPKAS, Almora, Dept. of Agril, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. The series identified in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir were sent to Soil Correlation Activity Committee, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur. After finalization 10 soil series have been entered in the National Register as mentioned in the table. Some series are in the process of finalization for entry into the Register.
StateSoil series entered in National RegisterYear
Himachal Pradesh1. Ropri serial No. 235 State Code HP001 2. Dehra serial No. 236 state code HP002 3. Bhager serial No. 254 State code HP005 4. Hatwar serial No. 255 State code HP006 5. Kelol serial No. 256 State Code HP007 6. Rajpura serial No. 257 State Code HP0082009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2010
Jammu & Kashmir1. Khitoli serial No. 231 State Code JK002 2. Aharbal serial No. 232 State Code JK0032009 2009
Uttar Pradesh1. Shergarh serial No. 239 State Code UP004 2. Nagaria serial No. 240 State Code UP0052009 2009
C)Land Degradation Mapping of Northern States (1:250,000 scale) This project was under taken in collaboration with NRSC, Hyderabad. The land degradation status of all the northern states has been generated.Soil Resource Mapping at District Level (1:50,000 scale).The status of soil survey and mapping in different districts is given in following tables. The description of soil survey and mapping of some of districts is given as below:
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Bilaspur district (H.P.):
Soils of Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh have been mapped, characterized, classified and interpreted. Nearly 30% of the district have shallow to moderately deep soils and are severely to very severely eroded due to steep slopes and need to be kept under permanent vegetation. About 20% area of the district is suitable for restricted or occasional cultivation due to problem of erosion and limited soil depth and requires moderate soil conservation measures. Hill slopes can be permanently terraced for cultivation due to favorable soil depth and texture constitutes about 7%. Productive soils occurring along valley and gently sloping piedmonts cover about 10% of the total area. In total 37% of total area can be utilized for growing crops like wheat and maize. About 6 per cent of total area can be easily brought under irrigation against the 2.5% at present. Khuds ravines (5%) are suitable or afforestation.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Patiala district of Punjab state:
Soil resource inventory of Patiala district has been carried out on 1:50,000 scale. The soil have been grouped into 31 series and mapped as series associations. The soils of the district belong to 2 Orders, 4 Suborders, 7 Great groups and 14 Subgroups. Inceptisols occupy nearly 63.3 per cent while Entisols cover about 33.1 per cent area. Ustepts occupy the major part of the district (57.4%). Amongst the Great groups, Haplustepts occupy the largest area (52.6%). Among the sub groups Fluventic Haplustepts occur in a sizeable area. Fine loamy soils occupy about 35 per cent, coarse loamy 28 per cent and sandy soils 18 per cent rest are fine. Majority of the soils are medium in organic carbon (58%), low in available P (70%), medium in available K (54%), sufficient in S, high in available Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu. Nearly 14 per cent lands are grouped into class I, 46 per cent into class II, 31 per cent land into class III, 4 per cent into class IV and 1 per cent into class VI. Soil salinity/sodicity and wetness are the major problems of the soil. Nearly 14% area is suitable for irrigation while 30 per cent is moderately suitable. The ground water is nearly 19 per cent of the area is suitable for irrigation while ground of 7.6 per cent area is suitable only for coarse textured soils. The study indicated that rice-wheat cropping system is sustainable only in about 14 per cent of the TGA, and moderately sustainable in 25 per cent of the TGA.
  • Dynamic of land use change and its impact on soil properties in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar(formerly Nawanshahr) district, Punjab state:
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar districts of Punjab, has been carved out from Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts, and came in to existence as Nawanshahr district on 7thNovember 1995. The soils of the district grouped under three Soil Orders, 7 sub-orders, 7 Great groups, and 10 Sub groups. Entisols occupy maximum area (57.8%) followed by Inceptisols (32.1%) and Alfisols (8.6%). Among the sub group level of Entisols, Typic Ustipsamments occupy highest area (21.34%), followed by Typic Ustifluvents (14.23%), Typic Ustorthents (10.05%), Typic Fluvaquents (7.14%) and Aquic Ustifluvents (5.04%). In Inceptisols, Udic Haplustepts occupy 13.73% area followed by Typic Haplustepts (11.30%) and Fluventic Haplustepts (5.78%). Among the Alfisols, Udic Haplustalfs cover 4.70% and Typic Haplustalfs 3.98%area Land use dynamics: The dynamic in land use in the district was studied on temporal scale i.e. during years 1959-60, 1996-97 and 2006-07 and its impact on soil properties.The data indicate that the area under rice crop increased from 9% in 1959-60 to 30% in 1996-97 and 40% in 2006-07. The area under wheat decreased from about 78% in 1959-60 to 45% in 1996-97 and 63% in 2006-07. The decrease in acreage was due to reorganization of district by merging non-wheat areas during 1996-97. On the other hand the area under maize crop was deceased from 42% during 1959-60 to about 11% in 1996-97 which is same even during 2006-07. The area under sugarcane crop also decreased from 18% in 1959-60 to 11% in 1996-97 and 4% during 2006-07. The increase in area under rice crop is mainly on the expense of decrease of area under maize crop in the corresponding period. However decrease in area under sugarcane crop may be due to non-performing of sugarcane mills. Impact of land use Change on Soil Properties: The change of land use has affected soil properties. Build of O.C. in rice –wheat areas and formation of compact layer below plough layer has been observed. Also decrease of pH and EC was noticed in these areas. Land Resource Inventory on Detailed  Block Level Studies
  • Land Resource Inventory for Farm Planning in Lakhan Majra Block, Tehsil and District Rohtak, Haryana:
Lakhan Majra block, tehsil and district Rohtak, Haryana state covering an area of 7409 ha and comprises of seven villages. Land resources viz, climate, land use, landform, crops / cropping patern was collected. On the basis of detailed soil survey carried out on 1:12500 scale, 11 soil series were identified and mapped into their 18 phases. Soil–physiography relationship was established. Soil map on 1:12500 scale was prepared. Among major soil problems, soils of nearly 22% of TGA are suffering from imperfect to poor drainage conditions. Soils of nearly 14% of TGA are affected by strong salinity. About 10.2% area affected by seasonal water logging due to low-lying lands and some areas are also affected by fluctuating water table or persistence of high water table.Majority of soils (51%) are moderately alkaline and slightly saline. Majority of soils of the block are low to medium in fertility. About 41 % area is under multi-nutrient deficient. Nearly 50% lands are grouped into land capability class II, 32% into class III, 13% into class IV. Soil salinity/sodicity, drainage and erosion are the major constraints of the soil. Soil suitability for different agricultural, horticultural and cash crops has been evaluated for exploring land use options.Soil-suitability evaluation revealed that nearly 48% area is suitable for wheat, 40% for rice, 48% for maize and pearl millet, 57% for mustard, 48% for pulses like chickpea and green gram, and 46% for sugarcane. Nearly 48 % area is suitable for vegetables, 35 to 50 % area for fruit crops like guava, pomegranate (48%), papaya (39%) citrus (35%), amla and ber (48%).On the basis of soil resource information, their problems, management need were suggested for each soil unit, and suggested land use options for each parcel of land for livelihood security of the farmers. Alternate land use plan was prepared for block level as well as for village level.Agri-horti-oilseeds based cropping system are the  best options for the block with production of high value vegetables, flowers and fruit crops may be encouraged in theareas. Digital land/soil resource database was generated for allthe seven villages of the study area.
  • Land Resource   Inventory  of  Jagner  Block of Agra  District, Uttar  Pradesh on 1:10000 Scale For Agricultural Land Use Planning:
Land Resource Inventory (LRI) of Jagner Block, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh was carried out on 1:10000 scale to generate a site-specific database to manage the natural resources for efficient farm level agricultural land use planning by using geospatial techniques,under flagship programme of LRI. The Jagner block (26° 4' to 26° 59’ N and 77°25' to 77° 45' E) occupies an area of 31,419 hectares and comprises of fifty two villages. The study area is tract of Middle-Gangetic alluvial plain. About 69% area under intensive cultivation and about 11% area is under miscellaneous use while remaining area is under pasture/scrub land. Pearl millet-wheat/mustard, pigeon pea/pulses-mustard, pearl millet -wheat/potato are the dominant cropping systems of the block. Detailed soil resource inventory and soil characterization identified, total 12 soil series and 18 mapping units as phases of soil series. Soil-physiographic relationship was established. The soils occurring on hill/hill slopes (16% of TGA) are classified as coarse-loamy, Lithic Ustorthents. The soils of gently to very gently sloping piedmont plains (17%) are classified as coarse-loamy (calcareous), Typic Ustorthents/ Typic Ustipsamments/ Typic Ustifluvents. Soils on nearly level old alluvial plain (39% of TGA) are classified as coarse loamy(calcareous), Typic Haplustepts/ fine-loamy (calcareous), Typic Haplustepts. Soils on old alluvial plain with low lying lands (17%) are fine-loamy (calcareous), Typic Halaquepts/Typic Natrustalfs/ Fluventic Haplustepts. Soils of alluvial plains with abandoned channels/fluvial channels (7%) are coarse-loamy, Typic Ustifluvents. Majority of soils (56%) are moderately to strongly alkaline, very slightly to slightly saline (72%), slight to moderate in CaCo3, low in available nitrogen (58%), available phosphorus (68%) and medium in available potassium (60%) and available copper while low in rest of micronutrients. The overall fertility status of the study area is medium to low. Nearly 67% lands are grouped into class II to III, 12% into class IV, 17% area is under non arable category.  Soil erosion, drainage, salinity/sodicity and topography are the major problems. Soil suitability evaluation reveals, for cereals, nearly 50% suitable for wheat, 39% & 11% pearl millet and rice, respectively. For pulses, nearly 46% area is suitable for chickpea, 39% for lentil & green gramand 20% for pigeon pea. For cash crops, nearly 45% area is suitable for mustard & potato, 39% for sugarcane. For horticultural crops, about  40 to 49 % area for fruit crops like guava (47%), papaya (49%), citrus (46%), mango (47%), amla and ber (47%) and 45% for phalse.  Based on soil suitability class, relative spread index and relative yield index potential area of major crops has been delineated for the major crops. LRI based land use planning with land management practices and economically viable land use options were suggested for each parcel of land with alternate land use plan. The block level information generated can be a base line for development/planning of similar areas of the region of Middle-Gangetic plain,
  • Alternate Land Use Options for Upper Indo-Gangetic Plain region towards Sustainable Crop Production and Livelihood Security- A Case Study of Chhata Tehsil of Mathura District in Uttar Pradesh.
The study was carried out in Upper Indo-Gangetic Plain (UIGP) regions of India taking Chhata tehsil of Mathura district as a case study, covering an area of 1063.5 Km2 area. The area has four broad physiographic regions viz., active flood plains, recent alluvial plains, old alluvial plains and Aravalli hills. Majority of the soils belongs to Inceptisols and Entisols orders.Soils were categorized under four land capability classes (II, III, IV and VII) and 8 land capability sub-classes. Besides, 4 land irrigability classes and 6 sub-classes were also identified based on the degree of soil limitations for sustained use under irrigation. Soil suitability for different agricultural and horticultural crops has been evaluated for exploring land use options. Simri soil series grouped under marginally suitable class (S3) for rice and wheat crops while,Barsana series qualified under presently not suitable class (N1) for agricultural and horticultural crops. Climate of the area is semi arid, characterized by a hot dry summer and very cold winter, and average annual rainfall 558 mm. Household’s socio-economic survey was carried in 8 soil series out of total 9 soil series, deliberately leaving Barsana series due to its rocky nature and negligible area. Results of the socio-economic survey of the respondent households (n=140) revealed decline in the share of young age (25-35 years) respondents in farming activities, about 68% of the male (n=178) engaged in farming followed by farming+ agriculture labourer (13%) while, only 31% females (n=147) had participation in various economic activities besides household responsibilities. Average net monthly earning from livestock was Rs. 1439.5. Among the crops wheat occupied highest area (52.32%) followed by rice (24.81%), mustard (8.17%), indicated the dominance of rice-wheat cropping system. Yield, sustainability yield index (SYI) and benefit-cost (B C) ratio analysis revealed Garhsauli soil series recorded highest rice yield (62.5 q/ha) while, Bechhawan Bihari series highest B C ratio (2.33) and Tarauli soil series SYI (0.89) of wheat. Simri soil series recorded highest yield (22.5 q/ha), B C ratio and SYI of mustard. Pearl millet yield ranged from 15 to 27.5 q/ha while, cotton recorded high yield (22.5 q/ha), B C ratio and SYI under Simri soil series (2.39 and 0.58). Sugarcane yield was highest (768.75 q/ha) in Chhata soil series while, B C ratio (2.12) in Simri series and SYI in Garhsauli series (0.85). Alternate land use options for livelihood improvement in Chhata tehsil includes rice (1.86), cotton (2.04), pearl millet (1.41) during Kharif season while, mustard (2.98), wheat (2.20), sugarcane (2.07) in Rabi season (crops). Besides, agricultural crops, animal husbandry/horticulture/agroforestry (farm forestry) are also suggested. Therefore, development of alternate land use options based on bio-physical and socio-economic indicators (land evaluation for land capability, soil suitability/irrigability, B C ratio and SYI) are the need of the hour to ensure food and livelihood security.
  • Agricultural Land Use Planning in the Western Himalayan Regions of India Using Land Resource Inventory Database on 1:10000 Scale-A Case Study of Nagrota Bagwan Block of Kangra District in  Himachal Pradesh
The study area Nagrota Bagwan block in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is located between 32°03'00'' to 32°10'50'' N latitudes and 76°20'55'' to 76°28'00'' Elongitudes in the Western Himalayan Region of India, covering a total geographical area of 18010.56 ha. Climate is sub-tropical to sub-humid and the area receives average annual rainfall of 2050 mm. Physiography is hilly side slopes, valley fills and piedmont plains. Soils are shallow to moderately deep, gravelly sandy loam to loam in textureand taxonomically classified asLithic Udorthents, Typic Udorthents and Typic Dystrudepts. Based on constraints requiring similar set of treatment under a particular unit and potentials, soil resources have been delineated into nine land management units (LMUs) to develop alternate land use options for improved productivity and livelihood security, and thereby ensuring sustainable agricultural land use planning. Land evaluation for land capability reveals maximum area of 4242.56 ha (23.56%) qualified under land capability sub-class IIs and minimum area of 1958.46 ha (10.87%) under sub-class VIes. Land irrigability sub-classes 2s and 6st also occupied similar proportion of area. Soil suitability evaluation for major agri-horticultural crops reveals that LMU9 is highly suitable (S1) for maize, wheat, mustard and toria while, LMU7 for onion, tomato, peas, mango and citrus. However, LMU1 has been evaluated to be permanently not suitable (N2) for rice, barley, potato, cabbage, onion, tomato, mango, peas and citrus. During field traversing of the area for households’ socio-economic survey different production systems (agriculture, horticulture, livestock and agroforestry) and cropping systems (rice-wheat and maize-wheat) have been identified. Economic efficiency and sustainability of crops reveals that rice and wheat recorded at par average yield i.e.,24.26 and 24.64 q/ha. However, net return (Rs. 29098/ha) and B C ratio (3.07) are observed to be high in case of wheat. Toria recorded low yield, net return, BC ratio and sustainable yield index (SYI) value (0.72). Amongst vegetables, cauliflower recorded highest net return (Rs.130578/ha) and B C ratio (6.47) while, potato recorded high SYI (0.83). Large holdings recorded high rice (33.5 q/ha) and wheat yield (27.5 q/ha) while, medium holdings recorded high maize (15.0 q/ha) and potato yield (70.0 q/ha). Besides, highest total net monthly income from livestock in the livelihood of surveyed households was recorded under LMU5 (Rs. 2197.2) while, lowest in case of LMU7 (Rs. 1500). Alternate land use options for improved productivity and livelihood security have been developed based on land evaluation, economic efficiency and sustainability which, inter alia includes agri-horticulture, livestock under integrated farming system, and agroforestry. Policy interventions suggested to ensure holistic development of the area includes distribution of lime based material in severely soil acidity affected areas, construction of poly-house for high tech horticulture to grow off season fruits and vegetables, construction of bench terraces and afforestation programme to arrest the land degradation particularly soil erosion, water harvesting structure in water scarcity areas, and provision of adequate drainage facility in waterlogged areas.
  1. Consultancy Projects:
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Mathura district of U.P. state:
In Mathura district 20 soil series have been identified and mapped into 35 soil series associations. The soils belong to 2 orders, 5 suborders, 5 great groups and 11 soil families. In The soil resource information has been interpreted to generate various thematic maps in GIS such as Soil Erosion, Land Capability, Land Irrigability, Salt Affected Soils, and Flooding etc. Besides, soil-site suitability of various crops in different farming systems has been generated. Nearly 70 per cent lands are grouped into class II, 9 per cent land into class III, 15 per cent into class IV and 0.2 per cent into class VII. Soil salinity/sodicity, wetness and erosion are the major problems of the soil.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Firozabaddistrict of U.P. state
Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh (28° 24' to 27° 0' N and 70° 11' to 77° 8' E) occupies an area of 2.37 lakh hectares. District has been broadly divided into seven physiographic units viz. Nearly level alluvial plain, Aeo-fluvial plain, Level alluvial plain with concave relief, Old flood plain (high water level), Ravinous/gullied land, Meandering active flood plain and Recent flood plain of Sirsa river and its tributaries.The soils of the district belong to two Orders, 4 Suborders, 5 Great groups and 7 Sub-groups. Inceptisols occupy nearly 79.3 per cent while Entisols cover about 17.2 per cent area. Amongst the Sub groups, Typic Haplustepts occur in a sizeable area (34.5%) followed by Udic Haplustepts (19.2%), Typic Ustifluvents (12.8%) and Natric Haplustepts (9.7%). Fine-loamy soils occupy largest area followed by coarse-loamy soils.Nearly 60 per cent lands are grouped into class II, 20 per cent land into class III, 9 per cent into class IV and 8 per cent into class VI. Soil salinity/sodicity, wetness and erosion are the major problems of the soil.Nearly 44 per cent of the area is suitable for rice, 72 per cent for wheat, 55 per cent for pigeon-pea, 55 per cent for sugarcane, 46 per cent for potato, 58 per cent for mustard and 57 per cent for bajra. Nearly 58 per cent area is suitable for fruit crops like guava, ber, pomegranate while about 33 per cent is suitable for mango. Majority of the soils of the district are medium in organic carbon, available P and available K content.About 11 per cent of the total area of the district suffers from erosion. Soils of nearly 26 per cent of the TGA are affected by strong sodicity with varying degree of salinity. Soils of nearly 26 per cent of total area are suffering from imperfect to poor drainage conditions. Nearly 6 percent area is susceptible to moderate to severe flooding in rainy season.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Shahjahanpur district of U.P. state
Shahjahanpur district 18 soil series have been identified and mapped into 25 soil series associations. The soil resource information has been interpreted to generate various thematic maps in GIS such as soil erosion, land capability, land irrigability, salt affected soils, flooding etc. Besides, soil-site suitability of various crops in different farming systems have been generated.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Sultanpur district of U.P. state:
The soils of the district have been classified into 2 Orders, 4 Sub-orders, 6 Great groups and 11 Sub-groups. Among the orders, Inceptisols occupy about 88 per cent of TGA characterized by presence of altered Bw horizon and calcic horizon and ochric epipedon. Among the Sub-orders, Ustepts occupy the largest area (80%) followed by Psamments (6.9%). Among the Great groups, Haplustepts contribute the largest area (74%) followed by Halaquepts (12%), Ustipsamments (7%) and Calciustepts (6.4%). Eleven Sub-groups have been identified in the district. Typic Haplustepts occupy the largest area in the district followed by Anthraquic Haplustepts, Typic Ustipsamments and Aeric/ Typic Halaquepts. Among the soil families, fine- loamy soils are dominant followed by coarse-loamy soils.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Mainpuri district of U.P. state
.                 The soils of the district belong to 3 orders, 6 sub orders, 8 great groups, 12 subgroups and 18 family classes. Inceptisols are the dominant soils (84.43%) followed by Entisols (12.82%) and Alfisols (1.23%).Among the great groups Haplustepts occupies the largest area (40.84%) followed by Halaquepts (30.43%), Calciustepts (10.41%), Ustorthents (6.81%), Ustifluvents (4.04%), Endoaquepts (2.75%),Ustipsamments (1.97%) and least area by Natraqualfs (1.23%). Among the sub groups Typic Haplustepts (33.3%) having major area followed by Aeric Halaquepts (30.43%), Typic Ustorthents (6.81%), Typic Calciustepts (6.05%), Natric Calciustepts (4.36%), Natric Haplustepts (4.22%),Typic Ustifluvents (4.04%), Aeric Endoaquepts (2.75%), Calcic Haplustepts (2.53%), Typic Ustipsamments (1.97%), Fluventic Aeric Natraqualfs (1.23%) and Oxyaquic Haplustepts (0.79%) are the dominant sub groups in the district.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of Moradabad district of U.P. state:
Soil mapping identified 23 soil series and mapped as 41 soil series associations. The soils have been classified into 2 orders viz. Inceptisols (71.78 %) and Entisols (23.81 %). They have been further classified into 3 sub-orders (Ustepts, Fluvents and Psamments) and 3 Great-groups viz. Haplustepts (71.78 %), Ustifluvents (18.25 %) and Ustipsamments (5.56 %). The soils have been further classified into 4 sub-groups viz. Typic Haplustepts (63.67 %), Oxyaquic Haplustepts (8.11 %), Typic Ustifluvents (18.25 %) and Typic Ustipsamments (5.56 %). An assessment of the various soil characteristics shows that about 68.64% of the soils are well drained followed by 13.29% moderately well drained, 8.11% imperfectly drained, 54.86% coarse loamy and 35.18% fine loamy soils. About 75.4% of the district was slightly eroded and 90.76% of the TGA was neutral to slightly alkaline in reaction.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of District Etawah of Uttar Pradesh for Perspective land Use Planning (1:50,000 Scale).
Reconnaissance soil survey of Etawah district (U.P.) has been carried out on 1:50,000 scale. Inceptisols are the dominant soil, which covers about 87.3 per cent followed by Entisols (9.3%) and Alfisols (1.7%) of total geographical area. Main constraints identified in the district are erosion, salinity-sodicity and poor drainage. The detailed location specific investigations of saline/sodic soils (12%) mostly in the old alluvial plain of the district are essential for their effective amelioration and utilization for sustained land use and agriculture. Ravinous land (15%) may be put under alternate land uses like silviculture, silvi - pasture, silvi – horticulture. Integrated plant nutrient supply system (IPNS), envisaging use of organic manures in conjunction with fertilizers (both macro and micronutrients). The area under rice is fast increasing, which need to be discouraged. The areas with soil congestion (20%) only be put under rice cultivation. This is required to curtail the adverse environmental impact of rice cultivation.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of District Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective land Use Planning (1:50,000 Scale) under the Project Soil Resource Mapping and Digitization of 7 Districts of Uttar Pradesh – UP-RSAC-project.
Reconnaissance soil survey of Muzaffarnagar district (U.P.) has been also carried out on 1:50,000 scale covering area of 4.0 lakh ha. It is broadly divided into four physiographical division viz.old alluvial plain, recent alluvial plain, levees and active flood plain. Nineteen soil series have been identified and mapped into 41 soil series associations. Inceptisols is the dominant soil order (79.88 %) followed by Entisols (17.25 %).  Major constraints in the district are poor drainage (11.5%), flooding (7.6) and salinity-sodicity (3.5%). Nearly 77 percent of the area is suitable each for wheat, sugarcane, mustard and potato whereas 37 and 63 is suitable for rice and maize respectively. To suggest better land use options based on soils, potentials and constraints to the productivity of the soils.
  • Soil Resource Mapping of District Meerut Uttar Pradesh for Perspective land Use Planning (1:50,000 Scale).
            Reconnaissance soil survey of 391100 ha area of Meerut district (U.P.) has been carried out on 1:50,000 scale. The district is broadly divided into four physiographic division viz. old alluvial plain, recent alluvial plain, levee and active flood plain. Twenty two soil series have been identified and 45 soil mapping units (series associations). Inceptisols is the dominant soil order (81.55%) followed by Entisols (15.57%). Haplustepts occupy the major area (78.29%) of the district followed by Ustipsamments (8.28%). Old and recent alluvial soils (Typic Haplustepts) and levee and active flood plain soils (Typic Ustipsamments) are the dominant group of the soils covering 74.83 and 8.28 area of the district, respectively. Main constraints identified in the district are erosion, salinity-sodicity and poor drainage. The detailed location specific investigations of saline/sodic soils (13%) mostly in the old alluvial plain of the district are essential for their effective amelioration and utilization for sustained land use and agriculture. Major constraints in the district are poor drainage (11%), flooding (6%) and salinity-sodicity (13%). About 11.49 percent area of the district is low in organic carbon. More than 67 percent area of the district represents low available nitrogen status. About 28.01 percent area of the district falls under low available potassium. In general, the soils of entire district have adequate amount of available micronutrients (Zn, Fe, Mn and Cu).  An estimated 59 area of the district is moderately suitable for the cultivation of irrigated rice, 78 percent area for wheat, 58 percent area is moderately suitable for maize and 63% area moderately suitable for sugarcane and 66% area moderately suitable for potato. To suggest better land use options based on soil potentials and constraints, 14 land management units have been suggested for sustainable land use options in the district.  
  • Inter-Institutional Projects :
  1. Assessment and mapping of salt affected soils using remote sensing and GIS in southern district of Haryana state (Inter Institutional Collaborative Project -with ICAR-CSSRI, Karnal )
The salt affected soils of southerndistrict, Haryana was studied for its characterization and identification of salt affected soils. Ground truth and soil survey was carried out to identify the salt affected soils (by using base map generated from satellite data interpretation), its surface severity. Majority of the soils are sandy loam or loamy sandin texture and moderately to strongly saline in nature with ECe ranging from 2.5 to as high as 138.9 dSm-1.  At many places soil surface is encrusted with salt effervescence with ECe of 48.1 to 138.9 dSm-1 . Sodium was dominant soluble cations with concentration as high as 1964.34 me/L. These soils are moderate to strongly saline with neutral salt of sodium chloride. Salt affected soils of barren and wasteland have strong salinity/sodicity in upper horizons and these soils are classified as Typic Halaquepts/ Natraquic Haplustepts/ Aquic Halaquepts. In the Mewat district, nearly 3.45% of TGA (64.11 sq.km) is severely salt affected, 11.14 % (207.21 sq.km) as moderately salt affected and 9.48% (176.4 sq.km) as waterlogged salt affected soils.
  1. Externally Funded Projects:
  • Generation of Soil Database for Khulgad Watershed Development in Almora District, Uttarakhand(DST Sponsored ProjectUnder DST Co-ordinated Research programme on “Bio-Geo Database and Ecological Modeling for Himalayas” –Uttarakhand Study Transect)
Detailed soil resource inventory of the Khulgad water was carried out using remote sensing data on 1:12:500 scale to gain the knowledge of soil, their extent, distribution, characteristics and taxonomy in relation to landscape position in the watershed to assess problems and potentials of soils for its management and land use options.Khulgad watershed covering an area 3278 ha represents highly folded and faulted chain of Kumaon hills of KumaonHimalayas.Detailed soil survey on 1:12500 scale, identified24 soil series and mapped into 55 phases. The soils were characterized with respect to their morphological features, physical, chemical, mineralogical characteristics and classified as per keys to Soil Taxonomy. The soils are classified under Entisols and Inceptisols.  Soil-physiography relationship was established. Soil resource data was interpreted to assess their problems and potentials. The soils were grouped into eight land capability classes (I to VIII) depending upon the severity of problems. Land evaluation for different crops reveals that nearly 24% area is suitable for wheat, 21% maize, 37% for mandua, and 26% for mustard. About 7-10 % area is suitable for plantation of fruit crops. Dominantly the area is suitable for agro-pastoral, silvi-pastoral, horti-pastoral farming. About 14 per cent area can be put under cultivation with slight to moderate restrictions and about 24 per cent area is suitable for restricted cultivation with intensive soil-water conservation measures. Rest of the area is non-arable due to severe to very severe limitations and can be put under forestry, grasslands and grazing lands. About 14 per cent area is under rock outcrops with little soil is suitable for wild life, tourist spots, etc. Less than 7 per cent area is suitable for irrigation due to very severe limitation of soil and topography.Majority of the soils havevery low ecological potential index necessitating proper resource management strategies to sustain enhance productivity levels.
  • Soil Resource Distribution, Characterization, Evaluation and Constraints for Cotton Based Cropping System in Irrigated Ecosystem of North India–A Case Study of Sirsa District of Haryana:
Sirsa district of Haryana (29°14' to 30° N and 74°29' to 75°18' E) occupies an area of 4.27 lakh hectare. Soil resource inventory has been carried out on 1:50,000 scale using remote sensing data.Study area has been broadly divided into six physiographic units viz. recent flood plain of Ghaggar with susceptibility to flooding, flood plain with filled up depressions, nearly level old flood plain, old flood plain with occasional sand dunes/reclaimed sand dunes and low land area.The soils have been grouped into 15 series and mapped as 20 series associations. The soils of the district belong to 2 orders, 5 Suborders, 5 Greatgroups and 8 subgroups. Amongst the Subgroups, Ustic Haplocambids occur in a largest area followed by Ustic Torripsamments and Fluventic Haplocambids. Coarse loamy soils occupy the largest area (44.6%) followed by sandy soils and fine loamy soils.Nearly 33 per cent lands are grouped into class III, 34 per cent into class IV, 25 per cent land into class V, 7 per cent into class VI and less than 1 per cent into class VII. The climate, erosion, wetness, coarse texture and salinity/sodicity are major problems of the soil. Nearly 5% area is highly suitable for irrigation while 28 and 33 per cent area is suitable and moderately suitable, respectively. Rest of the area is rated as marginally suitable or unsuitable for irrigation due to severe topographic, soil and drainage problems.
  • Detailed Soil Survey of Ladhowal Farm (DMR site) Ludhiana, District Ludhiana, Punjab for land evaluation:
A systematic detailed soil resource inventory of Ladhowal farm (DMR Site) of Ludhiana, district Ludhiana, Punjab was carried out (on 1:5680 scale) for characterization and mapping of soils of Ladhowal farm; their problems and potentials, land evaluation dominant crops and soils-site suitability for maize crop.The study area Ladhowal Farm (DMR site) covers an area of 100 acres), physiographically, it is part of nearly leveled to gently sloping lands of abandoned river bed of Sutlej river.  Detailed soil survey identified 3 soils, delineated into 4 phases as soil mapping unit.  Majority of soils are deep to very deep, excessively drained,  sandy to sandy loam in texture with sandy surface and are taxonomically classified into sandy, Typic Ustipsamments; Coarse loamy over sandy, Typic Ustifluvents; and stratified, Aquic Ustifluvents.Nearly 51% soils of TGA are coarse texture while 49% area had sandy texture. The soils are low to medium in fertility status. Soil-site suitability evaluation revealed that nearly 51% area is moderately suitable for maize and wheat, while 42% is marginally suitable and 7% is presently not suitable due to severe limitation of soil texture, nutrient status. Nearly 27 % area is suitable for wheat, mustard and potato, while 23% area is moderately and 42% cent is marginally suitable. For rice, 51% area is marginally suitable and 49% area is currently not suitable for cultivation. Balanced fertilization, integrated use of organic fertilizers based on soil fertility maps need to be followed for higher crop productivity.  Report will provide scientific data base to ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research for evolving maize cultivar adopted to different soils, management options for different scenario and maize based cropping system with other crops.
  • Research Study on - Soil Samples Collection and Testing for its Quality Check for Assessing Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme (Funded byNational Institution of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog , New Delhi )
The National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Regional centre Delhi was entrusted with the responsibility of performing quality check of SHC programme of six states viz., Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to know the efficacy of SHC Scheme and its adoption by farmers.Representative soil samples from various agro-ecosystems of these six states were collected and tested in the National Laboratory of NBSS&LUP at New Delhi. A team consisting of NBSS&LUP, RC Delhi and state officials of NITI Aayog travelled extensively and collected samples by revisiting the already sampled sites. Total 300 composite soils samples (50 each state) were collected from farmers’ fields belonging to 12 districts, 25 blocks and 48 villages of six states with one composite sample in a grid size of 10 ha for rainfed and 2.5 ha for irrigated fields.Based on interactions with various state agencies, farmers and officials, soil testing laboratories as well as the analytical results, the team has made recommendations for effective implementation of SHC scheme. This report focuses on implementation and adoption of soil sampling techniques and offers suggestions for improving soil sample collection methods/ lab techniques, guidelines to develop a standard protocol for effective implementation of SHC schemeand policy intervention for its successful implementation of the programme addressing of all concerns of stake holders (farmers),  significantly and meaningfully alter the future SHC cycles. The report will serve as ready reckoned document for the administrators, planners and implementing the massiveSHC programme effectively in future cycles.
  • ICAR National Agriculture Science Fund (NASF) sponsored -Bioremediation of chemical contaminants and their complex present in drainage waste water with high dynamix flux used for irrigation in urban and peri-urban agriculture.

  1. Soil correlation in Northern Region
  2. Soil resource mapping of Almora district (Uttarakhand) for perspective land use planning.
  3. Soil resource mapping of Sultanpur district (U.P.) for perspective land use planning.
  4. Dynamics of land use and its impact on soil development in Jalandhar district, Punjab state.
  5. Development of district level land use plan for Almora district, Uttarakhand under hill and mountain ecosystem.
  6. Soil Resource Inventory of IARI Farm, New Delhi.
  7. Soil resources – their assessment for horticulture in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh
  8. Land use dynamics in rural-urban interface of NCR for regional planning – a case study of NCT-Delhi and Haryana sub-regions.
  9. Studies on soil minerals and their genesis in selected Benchmark soils representing different agro-eco-sub regions of India
  10. Land use planning of Buraka Micro-watershed in Mewat district of Haryana under Irrigated Ecosystem for integrated development.
  • Ongoing Institute LRI Flagship Projects:

Blocklevel (NON-DSM) Project:

  1. Land Resource Inventory on 1:10,000 scale of Nagrota-Bagwan Block, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh for optimal Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  2. Land Resource Inventory of Odhan Block, Sirsa district, Haryana on 1:10,000 scale for optimal Land Use Planning.
  3. Land Resource Inventory on 1:10,000 scale of Rajpura block, Patiala district, Punjab for optimal Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  4. Land Resource Inventory of Chamba Block of Tehri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand on 1:10000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  5. Land Resource Inventory of Baragaon blockof Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh on 1:10,000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  6. Land Resource Inventory (1:10000 scale) of Lahul Block, Lahul & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh for Development of Soil Health Card and Agricultural Planning.
  7. Land Resource Inventory (1:10000 scale) of Pangi block of Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh for agricultural Land Use Planning.
  8. Land Resource Inventory (1:10,000 scale) of Dhanpatganj block of Sultanpur District, Uttar Pradesh for agricultural land use planning: part of Mapping and assessment of Land Degradation in Major Ecosystems of India using Geospatial Technologies.
  9. Land Resource Inventory on 1:10,000 scale of Leh Block, Leh-Ladakh district, J&K for Agricultural Land Use Planning by using Geo-spatial techniques.
  10. Land Resource Inventory of Bhimtal Block of Nainital district, Uttarakhand on 1:10000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.

District level (NON-DSM) Project:

  1. Land Resource Inventory of Patiala district, Punjab on 1:10000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  2. Land Resource Inventory of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Punjab on 1:10000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  3. Land Resource Inventory of Sirsa district, Haryana on 1:10000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.

Regional level (DSM) Project:

  1. Land Resource Inventory of Bundelkhand Region for Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning.
  2. Digital soil mapping of India (Indian Soil Grid Project): Digital soil mapping of Northern States under jurisdiction of regional Centre Delhi.
  • Ongoing LUP Projects:

Block level:

  1. Agricultural land use planning of Baragaon Block of Varanasi district, U.P. using Land Resource Data on 1:10,000 scale.
  2. Agricultural land use planning of Rajpura Block of Patiala district, Punjab using Land Resource Data on 1:10,000 scale.

District level:

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Moga District, Punjab.
  2. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Udhamsingh Nagar District, Uttarakhand.
  3. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Haridwar District, Uttarakhand.
  4. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh.
  5. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Mewat district, Haryana.
  6. Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for Aspirational Districts of Northern India- Ferozpur district, Punjab.
  7. Agricultural Land Use Planning for Indo-Gangetic Plain Regions of India towards Sustainable Crop Production and Livelihood Security- A Case Study in Mathura District of Uttar Pradesh.

  • G.S. Sidhu, acted as Regional Coordinator of NNRMS (ISRO) sponsored 21 days training programme on “Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in natural resource management”, during 16th January to 5th February, 2013.
  • J.P. Sharma, Dr. G.S. Sindhu and Dr. S.K. Mahapatra organized field orientation training programme for scientists/technical officers of the Bureau, during 30.03.2009 to 09.04.2009 at ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Delhi.
  • J.P. Sharma acted as Regional Coordinator of NNRMS (ISRO) sponsored 21 days training programme on “Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in soil resource mapping towards land use planning, during 16th January to 5th February, 2007.

 

  • Institute level training programmes-Institutional
  • Soil Resource inventory and land evaluation
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) for land resource data management.
  • Land evaluation for command area development

  1. S.K. Mahapatra as organizing secretary organized 22nd Annual Convention and National Conference on “Application of Clay and Allied Sciences in Agriculture, environment and Industry”, during 23-24 September, 2019 at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi.

  1. S.K. Mahapatra and Dr. R.P. Yadav, Principal Scientist & Head acted as Co-advisor of shri Ashok Kumar, Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Regional Centre, Delhi, in his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Land and Environmental Suitability Evaluation for Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning of Buraka Micro-watershed in Mewat Region of Haryana”, submitted to MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan (2020).

  1. Tarsem Lal, Principal Scientist and Dr. RP Yadav, Principal Scientist & Head acts as a mentor of Dr. (Mrs.) Shrila Das, Scientist (P), Division of Soil Science, IARI, New Delhi, during her Professional Attachment Training on “Land Resource Inventory of Richoha Micro-watershed of Kheragarh Tehsil, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh”, from 21.05.2015 to 20.08.2015.

  1. Ashok Kumar, Dilip Singh, S. K. Mahapatra (2022). Energy and carbon budgeting of the pearl millet-wheat cropping system for environmentally sustainable agricultural land use planning in the rainfed semi-arid agro-ecosystem of Aravalli foothills. Energy (246):123389. NAAS Rating: 13.15
  2. Surya, J. N., Kumar, A., Singh, G., Singh, D.K., Patel, N. (2022). Comprehensive assessment of heavy metals contamination in soil and water in peri-urban areas of NCT Delhi. Environment Conservation Journal. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.021821-2129.
  3. Ashok Kumar, Lal, S.K. and Meena, R.S. (2021). Management of Natural Resources in Indo-Gangetic Plain Region of India for Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning - A Case Study. Biological Forum – An International Journal, 13(2): 282-292.
  4. Ashok Kumar,K. Mahapatra and Jaya N. Surya (2021). Soil Suitability of Some Major Fruit Crops for Sustainable Production in the IGP Region of India-A Case Study. Biological Forum -An International Journal, 13(1): 200-210.
  5. Prabha Susan Philip and Anil Kumar, K. S. (2021). Soil fertility characterization of intensive rice-growing soils in selected agro-climatic zones of Karnataka. The Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 55(4): 253-261.
  6. Prabha Susan Philip and Anil Kumar, K.S. (2021). Characterization and classification of selected rice-growing soils in hilly zone of Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal, 10(10): 757-760.
  7. Pradeep, Anil Kumar, K. S. and Prabha Susan Philip (2021). Characterization and classification of soils from southern agro-climatic zones of Karnataka, South India. International Journal of Environment and Climatic Change, 11(12): 119-129.
  8. Singh, T., Lal, B., Satapathy, B.S., Gautam, P., Kumar, A. and Pun, K.B. (2021). Effect of date of transplanting and nitrogen on productivity and profitability of rice-ratoon (Oryza sativa) system under shallow lowland. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 66(2): 149-156.
  9. Vikas, Yadav, R.P., Surya, J. N., Meena, R.K. and Ashok Kumar (2021). Delineation of Shivaliks in Eastern and North-eastern region of India using Modern GIS techniques. International Journal of Agriculture Science, 13(12): 10994-10997.
  10. Ashok Kumar, Dilip Singh and S. K. Mahapatra (2020). Current and potential soil suitability of pearl millet, wheat and mustard for sustainable production in Aravalli foothills of Mewat Region of Haryana, India.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 9(5): 3566-3583.
  11. Jaya N. Surya, C.S. Walia, H. Singh, R.P. Yadav and S.K. Singh (2020). Soil Suitability Evaluation Using Remotely Sensed Data and GIS – A Case Study From Kumaon Himalayas. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 48(10): 1355-1371.
  12. Nagdev, R. and Mahapatra, S.K. (2020). Assessment of soil resources of Pauri-Garhwal district of Uttarakhand for sustainable productivity. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 19(1): 17-25.
  13. Surya, J. N., Walia C.S., Singh H., Goyal V., Dhankar R.P., Sharma J.P. and Sarkar, D. (2020). Assessment of Soils Fertility Status in Kumaon Himalayas Using GIS Technique. International Journal of Microbiology Research, 12(4): 1811-1815.
  14. Ashok Kumar, Kadam, S.S., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2019). Tree fodder as an alternate land use option for sustaining forage security in India. Review paper. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 7(2):202-207.
  15. Ashok Kumar, Singh, Dilip and Mahapatra, S.K. (2019). Study of socio-economic indicators for sustainable agricultural land use planning of Buraka micro-watershed in Mewat Region of Haryana. Annals of Agricultural Research New series, 40(4):316-321.
  16. Mahapatra, S.K., Nagdev, R., Gopal, R., Surya, J.N., Meena, R.K., Yadav, R.P. (2019). Characterization and Classification of the Soils of Buraka Micro-Watershed in Haryana for Integrated Development. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 67(2):125-136.
  17. Mahapatra, S.K., Nagdev, Ritu, Yadav, R.P. and Singh,S.K. (2019). Characterization and Classification of the soils of Bino-river watershed in Almora district of Uttarakhand, India for perspective land use planning. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 8(3):207-222.
  18. Mangalassery, S., Rejani, R., Singh, V., Adiga, J. D., Kalaivanan, D., Rupa, T. R. and Philip, Prabha S. (2019). Impact of different irrigation regimes under varied planting density on growth, yield and economic return of cashew (Anacardium occidentale).  Irrig Sci., 37:  483-494. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-019-006257.
  19. Meena, R.L., T.P. Verma, R.S. Singh, P.C. Moharana, Sunil Kumar, Mahaveer Nogiya, B.L. Tailor, R. Singh and Singh, S.K. (2019). Soil-Site Suitability and Production Potential Evaluation of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) under Arid Climate of Western Rajasthan, India. Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 8(4): 2597-2607.
  20. Meena, Rajesh Kumar, Vikas, Verma, T.P., Yadav, R.P., Mahapatra, S.K., Surya, Jaya N., Singh,D.and Singh, S.K. (2019). Local perceptions and adaptation of indigenous communities to climate change: Evidences from High Mountain Pangi valley of Indian Himalayas.Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 18(1): 58-67.
  21. Mangalassery, D. Kalaivanan, Prabha S. Philip (2019). Effect of inorganic fertilisers and organic amendments on soil aggregation and biochemical characteristics in a weathered tropical soil. Soil and Tillage Research, 187: 144-151.
  22. Nagdev, Ritu, Mahapatra, S.K., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2019).Delineation and characterization of the Takula watershed in Kumaon Himalayas for soil and water conservation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 18(2): 99-108.
  23. Singh, T.P., Kumari, Jyoti, Sharma, R.K., Shivani, Kumar, Sunil and Sherry R. Jacob (2019). Morpho-physiological diversity in Indian spring wheat cultivars and identification of promising donor under terminal heat stress. Journal of Cereal Research, 11(2): 140-146.
  24. Surya, Jaya N., Katiyar, D.K., Ram Gopal, Yadav, R.P., Mahapatra, S.K. and Singh, S.K. (2019). Assessment of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation in Lakhan Majra Block of Rohtak District, Haryana. Journal of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, 11(1):63-67.
  25. Surya, Jaya N., Sidhu, G.S., Lal, T., Singh, D., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2019). Land evaluation of rice-wheat growing soils of central plains of Punjab for land use planning.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 8(1):2590-2601.
  26. Manoj Kumar, Ritu Nagdev, Ritu Tripathi, Virendra Bahadur Singh, Prabhat Ranjan, Mohd Soheb, AL. Ramanathan (2019). Geospatial and multivariate analysis of trace metals in tubewell water using for drinking purpose in the upper Gangetic basin, India: Heavy metal pollution index. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 8: 122-133.
  27. Kadam, S.S., Ashok Kumar and Mohd. Arif (2018). Zinc mediated agronomic bio-fortification of wheat and rice for sustaining food and health security: A review. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 6(1):471-475.
  28. Kumar, Sunil, Gulati, I.J., Yadav, S.R., Yadav, R.S., Moharana, Meena, R.L., Singh, R., Tailor, B.L., and Singh, R.S. (2018). Impact of low potassium fertilization on potassium transformation under different crop management systems in western plain of arid India. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41(4): 411-424.
  29. Mahapatra, S.K., Reddy, G.P. Obi, Nagdev, Ritu,Yadav, R.P., Singh, S.K. and Sharda. V.N. (2018). Assessment of soil erosion in fragile Himalayan ecosystem of Uttarakhand using USLE and GIS for sustainable productivity. Current Science,115(1): 108-121.
  30. Mahapatra S.K., Nagdev, Ritu, Yadav, R.P. and Singh S.K. (2018). Identification and Characterization of the Soils of Paschimi Nayyar River Watershed in Lesser-Himalayan Region of India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(2):2185-2197.
  31. Moharana, P.C., Singh, R.S., Singh, S.K., Jena, R.K., Naitam, R.K., Verma, T.P., Nogiya, M., Meena, R.L., Gupta, D.K., Kumar, Sunil, Tailor, B.L., and Singh, R. (2018). Assessment of soil quality monitoring indicators under long term rice cultivation in hot arid Ghaggar-flood plains of India. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 64(14):2030-2044.
  32. Nagdev, Ritu, Mahapatra, S.K., Singh, S.K., Yadav, R.P. and Jaya N. Surya (2018). Role of soil clays for watershed management in Mewat region of Haryana. Clay Research, 37 (1): 23- 31.
  33. Prabha S. Philip, Kaleeswari, R.K., and Kumar, K. (2018). Microbial biomass-carbon (SMB-C) and dehydrogenase activity (DHA) in wetlandrice ecosystem. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(9): 384- 389.
  34. Surya, Jaya N., Vikas, Lal, T., Yadav, R.P., Singh, D., Katiyar, D.K., Nagdev, R. and Singh, S.K. (2018). Land Resource Inventory for and Characterization Planning Soil Conservation Measures in Aravalli Hill Slopes. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(4):725-735.
  35. Vikas, Veena Manocha and Goyal, S.K. (2018). Estimation of Acreage Response of Major Crops in Haryana using Co-integration Approach. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 7(3): 2890-2903.
  36. Fagodiya, R.K., Pathak, H., Meena, B.L., Meena, R.K. and Nagdev, R. (2017). Need to estimate the net global warming potential of nitrogenous fertilizers. Advances in Plants and Agriculture Research,6(4): 99-100.
  37. Kadam, S.S., Ashok Kumar and Mohd. Arif (2017). Hybrid Napier for Round the Year Quality Fodder Supply to the Dairy Industry- A Review. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(10):4778-4783.
  38. Kumar, Ashok, Mahapatra, S.K., Lal, Tarsem, Yadav, R.P. and Singh S.K. (2017). Land evaluation for land use planning towards sustainable crop production - A Case Study of Chhata tehsil, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(9):859-870.
  39. Kumar, Ashok, Mahapatra, S.K., Lal, Tarsem, Yadav, R.P. and Singh S.K. (2017). Alternate Land Use Options for Livelihood Security of the Farmers - A Case Study of Chhata tehsil, Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(7):279-295.
  40. Kumar, Sunil, Gulati, I.J., Yadav, S.R., Manisha, Moharana, P.C., Meena, R.L., Nogia, M. and Singh, R.S. (2017). Assessing of Potassium Reserve and their Relationship with Soil Properties in Western Plain of Arid India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(9): 1-19.
  41. Meena, R.L., Verma, T.P., Singh, R.S., Tailor, B.L. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Soil-Site Suitability Evaluation for Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) in Western Saurashtra Region of Gujarat, India. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(10):3074-3083.
  42. Moharana, P. C. Nagdev, Ritu and Burman, Uday (2017). Utilizing Geo-information Tools for Mapping Spatio-Temporal Changes in Population of Prosopis cineraria (khejri) in Agroforestry System of Arid western Rajasthan. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 45(2):1-12.
  43. Mohrana, P.C., Naitam, R.K., Verma, T.P., Meena, R.L., Kumar, Sunil,Tailor, B.L., Singh, R.S., Singh, S.K. and Samal, S.K. (2017). Effect of long-term cropping system on soil organic carbon pools and soil quality in western plain of hot arid India. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 63(12):1661-1675.
  44. Nagdev, R., Mahapatra, S.K. and Yadav, R.P. (2017). Assessment of Agri-Environment in Garhwal Himalayas of India for Sustainable Productivity. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 43(4):295-307.
  45. Nagdev, R., Mahapatra, S.K., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Assessment of Soil Resource Potential of Warm Humid Kumaon Himalayas for Sustainable Productivity. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 65(2):138-147.
  46. Nagdev, R., Mahapatra, S.K., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Delineation and Characterization of Purvi Nayyar River Watershed in Mid- Himalayan Region of India Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6(9):2047-2062.
  47. Nagdev, R., Mahapatra, S.K., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Land Capability Classification and Management needs in Aravalli fringes in Southern Haryana for Sustainable Land Use Planning. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 16(2):117-125.
  48. Nagdev, R., Mahapatra, S.K., Meena, R.K., Surya, Jaya N., Yadav, R.P. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Study of agri-climatic characteristics in north western Himalayas for enhancing productivity – a case study of Nagrota Bagwan block of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, India. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, 19(4): 997-1004.
  49. Nogiya, M., Verma, T.P., Moharana, P.C.,Singh, R.S., Tailor, B.L., Singh, R., Meena, R.L., Kumar, Sunil, and Singh, S.K. (2017). Influence of the landforms on the spatial variability of the soil fertility in central state farm Jetsar, Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. Agropedology, 27(2): 125-130.
  50. Saroj, P.L. and Philip, Prabha S. (2017). Research initiatives and Accomplishment in Cashew. The Cashew andCocoa Journal, 6(4): 7-18.
  51. Verma, T.P., Moharana, P.C., Naitam, R.K., Meena, R.L., Sunil Kumar, Singh, R., Tailor, B.L., Singh, R.S. and Singh, S.K. (2017). Impact of cropping intensity on soil properties and plant available nutrients in hot arid environment of North-Western India. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 40:2872-2888.
  52. Vikas, Tarsem Lal, Surya, Jaya N., Ashok Kumar, Meena, R.K. and Yadav, R.P. (2017). Temporal changes in demography of Haryana- NCR sub-region. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research, 7(3):155-162.
  53. Meena, R.K., Parihar, S.S., Singh, M. and Khanna, M.(2016). Effects of sowing dates and irrigation regimes on grain quality of wheat grown under semi-arid condition of India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(2): 960- 966.
  54. Prasad, R., Yadav, S.K., Kumar, P. and Yadav, R.P. (2016). Performance of mango cultivars in eroded soils of Shiwalik foot hills. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 44(1):67-72.
  55. Singh, R., Singh, R.S., Purohit, H.S., Verma, T.P. and Garhwal, R.S. (2016). Productivity and suitability evaluation of orange (Citrus reticulata)-growing soils of hot and semi-arid region of Rajasthan (AESR 5.2). Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 64(1):46-57.
  56. Surya, Jaya N., Sidhu, G.S., Lal, T., Katiyar, D.K. and Sarkar, Dipak (2016). Impact of temporal change of land use and cropping system on some soils properties in Northwestern Parts of Indo-Gangetic Plain. Current Science,111(1):207-212.
  57. Surya, Jaya N., Walia, C.S., Ahamad, N., Singh, H., Giyal, V. and Khajuria, V. (2016). Characterization and clay minerals composition of soils derived from metamorphic formations of Kumaun Himalayas.Clay Research, 34 (1):15-24.
  58. Gopal, Ram, Verma, T.P., Singh, S.P., Singh, Rameshwar and Katiyar, D.K. (2015). Land resource inventory for Village Level Land Use Planning. Annals of Plant and Soil Research, 16(2):143-147.
  59. Katiyar, D.K., Walia, C.S., Singh, R. and Verma, T.P. (2015). Characterization and management of salt affected soils of Sultanpur district, Uttar Pradesh. Annals of Plant and Soil Research,17(1):91-95.
  60. Meena, R.K., Parihar, S.S., Singh, M. and Khanna, M. (2015). Influence of date of sowing and irrigation regimes on crop growth and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and its relationship with temperature in semi-arid region. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 60(1): 72-78.
  61. Yadav, R.P., Panwar, P., Arya, S. and Mishra, P.K. (2015). Revisit of Shivalik region in different north western states of India. Journal of Geological Society of India, 86: 351-360.
  62. Yadav, R.P., Prasad, Ram and Arya, Swarn Lata (2015). Effect of different horti-pastoral systems in amelioration soil compaction in Shivalik region. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 44(1): 255-259.
  63. Arya, S.L. and Yadav, R.P. (2014). Joint forest management in Haryana – Assessment of performance and evaluation of impacts. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation, 42:314-321.
  64. Sidhu, G.S. and Surya, Jaya. N. (2014). Soils of North Western Himalayan eco-system and their land use, constraints, productivity potential and future strategies. Agropedology,24:1-19.
  65. Bhattacharyya, T., Sarkar, D., Ray, S.K., Chandran, P., Pal, D.K., Mandal, D.K., Prasad, J., Sidhu, G.S., Nair, K.M., Sahoo, A.K., Das, T.H., Singh, R.S., Mandal, C., Srivastava, R., Sen, T.K., Chatterji, S., Patil1, N.G., Obireddy, G.P., Mahapatra, S.K., Anil Kumar, K.S., Das, K., Singh, A.K., Reza, S.K., Dutta, D., Srinivas, S., Tiwary, P., Karthikeyan, K., Venugopalan, M.V., Velmourougane, K., Srivastava, A., Raychaudhuri, M., Kundu, D.K., Mandal, K.G., Kar, G., Durge, S.L., Kamble, G.K., Gaikwad, M.S,. Nimkar, A.M., Bobade, S.V., Anantwar, S.G., Patil, S., Sahu, V.T., Gaikwad, K.M., Bhondwe, H., Dohtre, S.S., Gharami, S., Khapekar, S.G., Koyal, A., Sujatha, K., Reddy, B.M.N., Sreekumar, P., Dutta, D.P., Gogoi, L., Parhad, V.N., Halder, A.S., Basu, R., Singh, R., Jat, B.L., Oad, D.L., Ola, N.R., Wadhai, K., Lokhande, M., Dongare, V.T., Hukare, A., Bansod, N., Kolhe, A., Khuspure, J., Kuchankar, H., Balbuddhe, D., Sheikh, S., Sunitha, B. P., Mohanty, B., Hazarika, D., Majumdar, S., Garhwal, R.S., Sahu, A., Mahapatra, S., Puspamitra, S., Kumar, A., Gautam, N., Telpande, B.A., Nimje, A.M., Likhar, C., Thakre, S. and Nagar, A.P. (2014). Georeferenced soil information system: assessment of database. Current Science, 107(9): 1400-1419.
  66. Bhattacharyya, T., Sarkar, D., Ray, S.K., Chandran, P., Pal, D.K., Mandal, D.K., Prasad, J., Sidhu, G.S., Nair, K.M., Sahoo, A.K., Das, T.H., Singh, R.S., Mandal, C., Srivastava, R., Sen, T.K., Chatterji, S., Patil, N.G., Obireddy, G.P., Mahapatra, S.K., Anil Kumar, K.S., Das, K., Singh, A.K., Reza, S.K., Dutta, D., Srinivas, S., Tiwary, P., Karthikeyan, K., Venugopalan, M.V., Velmourougane, K., Srivastava, A., Raychaudhuri, M., Kundu, D.K., Mandal, K.G., Kar, G., Durge, S.L., Kamble, G.K., Gaikwad, M.S., Nimkar, A.M., Bobade, S.V., Anantwar, S.G., Patil, S., Sahu, V.T., Gaikwad, K.M., Bhondwe, H., Dohtre, S.S., Gharami, S., Khapekar, S.G., Koyal, A., Sujatha, K., Reddy, B.M.N., Sreekumar, P., Dutta, D.P., Gogoi, L., Parhad, V.N., Halder, A.S., Basu, R., Singh, R., Jat, B.L., Oad, D.L., Ola, N.R., Wadhai, K., Lokhande, M., Dongare, V.T., Hukare, A., Bansod, N., Kolhe, A., Khuspure, J., Kuchankar, H., Balbuddhe, D., Sheikh, S., Sunitha, B.P., Mohanty, B., Hazarika, D., Majumdar, S., Garhwal, R.S., Sahu, A., Mahapatra, S., Puspamitra, S., Kumar, A., Gautam, N., Telpande, B.A., Nimje, A.M., Likhar, C. and Thakre, S. (2014). Soil information system: use and potentials in humid and semi-arid tropics. Current Science, 107(9): 1550-1564.
  67. Chandran, P., Tiwary, P., Bhattacharyya, T., Mandal, C., Prasad, J., Ray, S.K., Sarkar, D., Pal, D.K., Mandal, D.K., Sidhu, G.S., Nair, K.M., Sahoo, A.K., Das, T.H., Singh, R.S., Srivastava, R., Sen, T.K., Chatterji, S., Patil, N.G., Obireddy, G.P., Mahapatra, S.K., Anil Kumar, K.S., Das, K., Singh, A.K., Reza, S.K., Dutta, D., Srinivas, S., Karthikeyan, K., Venugopalan, M.V., Velmourougane, K., Srivastava, A., Raychaudhuri, M., Kundu, D.K., Mandal, K.G., Kar, G., Dijkshoorn, J.A., Batjes, N.H., Bindraban, P.S., Durge, S.L., Kamble, G.K., Gaikwad, M.S., Nimkar, A.M., Bobade, S.V., Anantwar, S.G., Patil, S.V., Gaikwad, K.M., Sahu, V.T., Bhondwe, H., Dohtre, S.S., Gharami, S., Khapekar, S.G., Koyal, A., Sujatha, K., Reddy, B.M.N., Sreekumar, P., Dutta, D.P., Gogoi, L., Parhad, V.N., Halder, A.S., Basu, R., Singh, R., Jat, B.L., D.L., Oad, Ola, N.R., Wadhai, K., Lokhande, M., Dongare, V.T., Hukare, A., Bansod, N., Kolhe, A.H., Khuspure, J., Kuchankar, H., Balbuddhe, D., Sheikh, S., Sunitha, B.P., Mohanty, B., Hazarika, D., Majumdar, S., Garhwal, R.S., Sahu, A., Mahapatra, S., Puspamitra, S., Kumar, A., Gautam, N., Telpande, B.A., Nimje, A.M., Likhar C. and Thakre, S. (2014). Development of soil and terrain digital database for major food-growing regions of India for resource planning. Current Science, 107(9): 1420-1430.
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  81. Verma, T.P., Singh, S.P., Ram Gopal, Katiyar, D.K., Singh, R. and Dhankar, R.P. (2014). Characterization and management of soils in semi-arid region of Western Uttar Pradesh for sustainable agriculture. Annals of Plant and Soil Research, 16:9-14.
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  83. Mondal S., Chakraborty D., Tomar R.K., Singh R., Garg R.N., Aggarwal, P., Sindhu G. S. and Behra U.K. (2013). Tillage and residue management effect on soil hydro-physical environment under pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) rotation. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 83: 502-507.
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  87. Surya, Jaya N, Singh, S.P. and Jat, R.S. (2012). Suitability assessment of soil resources for micro level crop planning – A case study. Journal of Soil and Crops,22: 297-301.
  88. Surya, Jaya N. and Singh, S.P. (2012). Characterization, classification and management needs of Indo-Gangetic Alluvial Plains in Karnal district of Haryana. Agropedology,22: 50-55.
  89. Surya, Jaya N.,Ghare, V. M. and T. Sengupta (2012). Land Resource Inventory, Soil mapping For Conservation Measures – A Remote Sensing Based Approach. International Journal of Applied Engineering and Technology,2(2):77-80.
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  92. Jat, R.S., Meena, H.N., Singh A.L., Surya, Jaya N. and Misra, J.B. (2011). Weed management in Groundnut (Arachia hypogaea ) in India – A Review. Agricultural Reviews, 329(3):155-171.
  93. Naidu, L.G.K., Ramamurthy, V., Sidhu, G.S. and Sarkar, Dipak (2011). Emerging deficiency of potassium in soils and crops of India. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 24: 12-19.
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  97. Yadav, R.P. and Sidhu, G.S. (2010). Assessment of soil erosion in Himachal Pradesh. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science,58: 212-220.
  98. Walia, C. S., Singh, S. P., Dhankar, R. P., Ram, J., Kamble, K. H.and Katiyar, D. K. (2010). Watershed characterization and soil resource mapping for land use planning of Moolbari Watershed, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh in Lesser Himalayas. Current Science, 98(2): 176–182.

  1.  Jaya N. Surya, R. P. Yadav, Ashok Kumar, Vikas and S. K. Singh (2021). Research Study on-Soil Samples Collection and Testing for its Quality Check for Assessing Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme. NBSSLUP Publ. No. 1130.
  2. Ashok Kumar, K. Mahapatra, Vikas, Ritu Nagdev, R. K. Meena, R. P. Yadav and S. K. Singh (2020). Agricultural Land Use Planning in the Western Himalayan Regions of India Using Land Resource Inventory Database on 1:10000 Scale-A Case Study of Nagrota Bagwan Block  of Kangra District in  Himachal Pradesh. NBSS Publ. No.1129.
  3. Jaya N. Surya, Vikas Joon, Dharam Singh, Ritu Nagdev, T. Lal, R. P. Yadav, S. K. Singh and P. Chandran (2020). Land Resource Inventory of Jagner Block of Agra District, Uttar Pradesh on 1:10,000 scale for Agricultural Land Use Planning.NBSS Publ. No.1122, pp181.
  4. K. Singh, N. Kumar, S. Bandopadhyay, S. Mukhopahyay, B. Dash, R.K. Jena, S. Chattraj, B.N. Ghosh, Jaya N. Surya, Ashok Kumar and PS.S. Bhutte (2019). Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning for 27 Aspirational Districts, India. NBSSLUP Publ. No. 179, pp 304.
  5. Jaya N. Surya, Ashok Kumar and R. P. Yadav (2018). Report Soil Testing  and  Suggestions Of Vegetative Grasses For Turfing  Of Railway Embankment  For DFCCIL,  Eastern Corridor Near Tundla And Bhaupur Section ForM.B.S. Textiles Pvt. Ltd. Delhi. NBSS Report: RCD/1766/01/2018. (Consultancy).
  6. P. Singh, Ram Gopal, Jagat Ram, R.P. Dhankar, T.P. Verma, G.P. Obi Reddy, R.P. Yadav, Dipak Sarkar and S.K. Singh (2018). Soil Resource for Land Use Planning Muzaffarnagar District (U. P.). NBSS Publ. National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India. 149pp.
  7. Ashok Kumar, S. K. Mahapatra, Tarsem Lal, G. S. Sidhu, R. P. Yadav, S. K. Singh and Dipak Sarkar (2017).Alternate Land Use Options for Upper Indo-Gangetic Plain region towards Sustainable Crop Production and Livelihood Security- a Case Study of Chhata Tehsil of Mathura District in Uttar Pradesh. Technical Bulletin No.
  8. Jaya N. Surya, Tarsem Lal, D.K. Katiyar, R. P. Yadav and K. Singh (2017). Detailed Soil Survey of Ladhowal Farm (DMR site), District Ludhiana, Punjab for land evaluation.NBSS Publ. No. 1109, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India, pp 86.
  9. Anil Chinchmalatpure, Madhirima Sethi, Parween Kumar, Murli Dhar Meena, G. S. Sidhu, Jaya N. Surya, M. L. Khurana, Sita Ram, Sunil Jagra, Anil Yadav and R. K. Yadav (2017). Assessment and mapping of salt affected soils using remote sensing and GIS in southern district of Haryana state, Tech Bulletin, ICAR-CSSRI/Karnal/ 2016/1.
  10. Ram, Jagat, Gopal, Ram, Obi Reddy, G.P., Yadav, R.P., Sarkar, Dipak and Singh, S.K. (2017). Soil Resource Mapping of Moradabad district, U.P. for Land Use Planning. NBSS Publ. No.1102, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, Maharashtra, pp 1-140.
  11. P. Singh, Ram Gopal, Jagat Ram, R. P. Dhankar, T.P. Verma, R.P. Yadav and S.K. Singh Soil Resource for Land Use Planning Meerut District (U.P.) (2017).NBSS Publ. 123. National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India, 152p.
  12. Obi Reddy, G.P., Singh, S.K., Mondal, C., Srivastava, R., Bhattacharyya, T., Naidu, L.G.K., Sidhu, G.S., Baruah, U., Singh, R.S., Kumar Nirmal and Sarkar Dipak (2015). Development of District Soil Information System (DSIS) on 1:50,000 Scale (50 Districts), NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, Project Report, pp. 160.
  13. Bhattacharyya, T., Sidhu, G.S., Mahapatra, S.K. et al. (2014). Final Project Report : Georeferenced Soil Information System for Land Use Planning and Monitoring Soil and Land Quality for Agriculture (NAIP,C-4), NBSS Publ. No. 1074, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 92.
  14. Jaya N. Surya, G.S. Sidhu, T. Lal, C.S.Walia, Dharam Singh and S.K. Mahapatra (2014). Land Resource Inventory for farm planning in Lakhan Majra Block, Tahsil and District Rohtak, Haryana. NBSS Publ.
  15. Mahapatra, S.K., Yadav, R.P., Singh, S.P., Aggarwal, R.K., Sharma, J.P., Tiwari, A.K., Sidhu, G.S., Sarkar, D., Singh, S.K., Sharda, V.N. and Mishra, P.K. (2014). Soil Erosion in Delhi, ICAR-NBSS Publ. 166, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, India, 34p.
  16. Jagat Ram, Singh, S.P., Yadav, R.C., Mahapatra, S.K., Sidhu, G.S., Sarkar, Dipak, Singh, S.K. and Sharda, V.N. (2013). Soil erosion in Uttrakhand, NBSS Publ. 156, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, India, pp. 53.
  17. S. Sidhu, Jaya N. Surya, T. Lal, D. K. Katiyar, J.P. Sharma and Dipak Sarkar (2013). Dynamics of land use and its impact on soil development in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr district), Punjab state. NBSS Tech. Bull. No. 1047.
  18. S.Walia, Jaya N. Surya, R.P. Dhankar, J.P. Sharma and Dipak Sarkar (2013). Generation of Soil Database for Khulgad Watershed Development in Almora District, Uttarakhand.DST Sponsored Project-Under DSTCo-ordinated Research Program on Bio-Geo Database and Ecological Modelling for the Himalayas (BIO-Geo DEM) – Uttarakhand Study Transect. NBSS Tech. Bull. No. 1043. pp130.
  19. Sidhu, G.S., Sharmistha, Pal., Tiwari, A.K., Sarkar, Dipak and Sharda, V.N. (2012). Soil erosion status of Punjab. Bulletin No. 151,NBSS&LUP, Nagpur.
  20. Ray, S.K., Bhattacharyya, T., Sarkar, D., Mandal, C., Sidhu, G.S., Sahoo, A.K., Nair, K.M., Singh, R.S., Dutta, D., Chandran, P., Pal, D. K., Tiwary, P., Mandal, D.K., Prasad, J., Venugopalan, M.V., Srivastava, A.K., Rayachaudhury, M., Velmourougane, K., Srivastava, R., Sen, T.K., Chatterji, S., Obireddy, G.P., Patil, N.G., Mahapatra, S.K., Das, K., Singh, A.K., Srinivas S., Reza, S. K., Balbuddhe, D. V., Mrunmayee Lokhande, Wadhai, K. N., Vishakha Dongare, Mohanty, B., Majumdar, S., Ganjanna, K.V., Garhwar, R.S., Meena, K.K., Hazarika, D., Sahu, A., Mahapatra, S. and Ashutosh Kumar, Nimje, A. N., Deshmukh, R. R., Deshmukh, A. D., Thakre, S. W., Dasgupta, D., Telpande, B. A., Likhar, C. K. and Sheikh, S. (2011). Georeferenced Soil Information System for Land Use Planning and Monitoring Soil and Land Quality for Agriculture Baseline Data for the Indo-Gangetic Plains and the Black Soil Region, Vol- I IGP, Division of Soil Resource Studies, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 563.
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  24. K. Mahapatra, J.P. Sharma and Dipak Sarkar (2010). Soil Resource Mapping of Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective Land Use Planning.NBSS Bulletin. NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 1-156.
  25. Walia, C.S., Martin, D., Singh, S. P., Dhankar, R. P.,  Dharam Singh, Katiyar, D. K and Sarkar, Dipak (2010). Soil Resource Distribution, Characterization and Evaluation for Cotton Based Cropping Systems in Irrigated Eco-system in Northern India.
  26. P. Verma, S.P. Singh, Ram Gopal, R.P. Dhankar and Jagat Ram (2009). Soil resource Mapping of Etawah district of U.P. for perspective land use planning. NBSS Publ., Technical Bulletin No.124. pp 158.
  27. Soil Resource Mapping of Firozabad District, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective Land Use Planning (2009). NBSS Bulletin. NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 1-107.
  28. P. Verma, S.P. Singh, D. Martin, R.P. Dhankar, J.P. Sharma and Dipak Sarkar (2009). Soil Resource Mapping of Mainpuri District, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective Land Use Planning. NBSS Bulletin. NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 1-170.
  29. Ram, Jagat, Gopal, Ram, Obi Reddy, G.P., Yadav, R.P., Sarkar, Dipak and Singh, S.K. (2017). Soil Resource Mapping of Moradabad District, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective Land Use Planning. NBSS Bulletin. No.1102, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 1-159.
  30. Soil Resource Mapping of Shahjahanpur District, Uttar Pradesh for Perspective Land Use Planning (2009). NBSS Bulletin. NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, pp 1-140.
  31. Walia, C.S., Singh, S.P., Dhankar, R.P., Ram, J. Kamble, K.H. and Katiyar, D. K. (2006). Soil data base for Moolbari watershed development and ecological restoration in Lesser Himalayas. NBSS Bulletin Publ. No.909, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, India. pp70.
  32. Jaya N. Surya, Singh, S. P. and J. P. Sharma (2006). Soil Survey and Land Evaluation of Jainpur Village, District Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. NBSS Tech. Bull No.
  33. Jaya N. Surya and S. P., Singh (2006). Soil Survey and Land Evaluation of Sirsi Village, Karnal District, Haryana. NBSS Tech. Bull No. 932.
  34. Jaya N. Surya, S.P. Singh, R.P. Dhankar and J. P. Sharma (2005). An Agro-Ecological Approach to National Agricultural Research System of India. NBSS Tech Bull No. 883.
  35. Land use planning for the management of Agricultural resources (NATP/Mission MODE-III-28), (2004) NATP Report No. 836, pp 1-52.
  36. Singh, S.P., Walia, C.S., Dhankar, R.P. and Ram, J. (2005). Soil resource of Amritsar district, Punjab for land use planning. Tech. Bulletin882.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India.
  37. Sidhu, G.S. Sharma, J.P., Singh, S.P. and Gajbhiye, K.S. (2004). Soil Series of Himachal Pradesh. Bulletin No. NBSS&LUP, Publ. pp 1-145.
  38. Singh, S.P., Ram, J., Walia, C.S., Sachdev, C.B., Rana, K.P.C., Sehgal, J., Velayutham, M. and Gajbhiye, K.S. (2004). Soils of Uttar Pradesh for optimizing land use. NBSS Publ. 68 (Soils of India Series), NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, India.
  39. K. Mahapatra, S.P. Singh, Ram Gopal and K.S. Gajbhiye (2004). Soil Series of Delhi State. NBSS Publ. No.112, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur.
  40. Walia C.S., Singh, S.P., Dhankar, R.P., Jagat Ram and Gajbhiye, K.S. (2004). Soil resource data of Patiala district of Punjab for perspective land use planning. NBSS Publ. 795, Technical Bulletin, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India.
  41. Walia, C.S. and Singh, S.P. (2003). Soil and land use for watershed development in Himachal Pradesh. Submitted to Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi. ICAR Report No. 637.
  42. NBSS&LUP (Core Group Member of Publication) (2002). Soil Map of India (1:1 million scale). NBSS&LUP Publ. Bulletin No. 94, pp 1-130.
  43. Soil Survey and Land Evaluation of Shikohpur village, Gurgaon district, Haryana (2002). NBSS Report No.
  44. Rana, K. P. C., Walia, C.S., Sidhu, G.S., Singh, S.P., Velayutham, M. and Sehgal J. (2000). Soils of Jammu & Kashmir for optimizing land use. NBSS&LUP Publ.Bulletin No. 62(b), pp 1-71+ xvi.
  45. K. Mahapatra, K.P.C. Rana, S.P. Singh, M. Velayutham and J. Sehgal (2000). Soils of Delhi for optimizing land use. NBSS Publ. No. 72 (Soils of India Series). National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur, India. 70+ VII+1 sheet soil map (1:125, 000 Scale).

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  3. Ashok Kumar (2020). Government Programmes for welfare of farming community during COVID19. In:Institutionalising COVID Period Innovations in Agricultural Marketing (ISBN: 978-81-943252-4-6). Published by CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (An Autonomous Organization of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GOI) Bambala, Tonk Road, Jaipur-302033, Rajasthan, India.(July, 2020). pp 77-86.
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  1. Ashok Kumar, S. S. Kadam, R. S. Meena, R. L. Meena, D. D. Bairwa and T. P. Verma (2021). Diversified Land Uses for Sustainable Agriculture: Agroforestry a Way Forward. Vigyan Varta, 4(2): 38-40.
  2. Deen Dayal Bairwa, S. S. Kadam and Ashok Kumar (2021). Conservation Agriculture for Better Soil Health and Productivity. Vigyan Varta, 2(3): 52-54.
  3. Ritu Nagdev,K. Meena, S.K. Mahapatra, Ashok Kumar,Vikas and Jaya N Surya (2021). Declining ground water resources in Rajpura block of Patiala district, Punjab. Just Agriculture E-News Letter, 2(1): 1-5.
  4. Ritu Nagdev,K. Mahapatra, Jaya N Surya and Vikas (2021). Soil erosion in northern Himalayan region: a case study of Lahul block. Indian Farmer, 8(7): 454-459.
  5. Nagdev, Ritu andMahapatra, S.K. (2020). Uttar Paschimi Himalaya Kshetra Mein Prakartik Sansadhan: Ek Paridrashya. Mrida Darpan, 13-15.
  6. Singh, Dharam, Nagdev, Ritu andMahapatra, S.K. (2020). Krishi Bhoomi Upyog Vikalpon Ke Madhyam Se Shikohpur Gaon Ka Aviral Satat Evam Sthayi Vikas.Mrida Darpan, 7-9.
  7. Ashok Kumar, S. S. Kadam, Mohd. Arif, R. K. Meena, T. P. Verma (2020). Legumes an alternative land use options for sustaining soil health. Agriculture and Food: E-Newsletter, 2(8): 781-783.
  8. Neenu, S., Karthika, K.S., Prabha Susan Philip and Anil Kumar, K.S. (2020). Role of Chlorine in Coconut Nutrition Harit Dhara, 3(1): 14-17, January-June 2020, Soil Health Management: Knowledge.
  9. S. Kadam, Ashok Kumar, Mohd. Arif, Kavita Chaturvedi (2020). Moringa-An Alternative Fodder. Agriculture and Food: E-Newsletter, 2(8):366-367.
  10. S. Kadam, Mohd. Arif, Ashok Kumar, Mohd. Mohsin, Kavita Chaturvedi (2020). Forage cropping systems for improved soil and animal health. Agriculture and Food: E-Newsletter, 2(9): 772-774.
  11. Ashok Kumar, Mohd. Arif, R. P. Ya:dav and S. K. Singh (2019). Samekit krishi pranali (IFS) - Kisanon ki satat aay v rojgaar ke liye uttam vikalp.RAJ BHASHA AALOK, 36-38.
  12. Ashok Kumar, R. P. Yadav, Teekam Singh and S. K. Singh (2019). Bhumi upyog niyojan evam jal sansadhan prabandhan shushk kshetron mein krishi vikas ke liye vardanMARU KRISHI CHAYNIKA: Jal Utpadan Visheshank, 68-70.
  13. Ashok Kumar, R.P. Yadav, S.K. Singh (2019). Bhumi upyog niyojan: Kisanon ki aamdani dauguni karne ki disha mein ek mahtwapurn kadam. Mrida Darpan, 41-45.
  14. Ashok Kumar, Ritu Nagdev, R.P. Yadav, S.K. Singh (2019). Krishi vaaniki ka khadhya evam paryavarn suraksha mein mahatwa. Mrida Darpan, 11-14.
  15. Karthika, K.S., Prabha Susan Philip, Anil Kumar, K.S. and Neenu, S. (2019). Significance of soil carbon studies in plantation based ecosystems. Harit Dhara, 2(2), July-December 2019, Soil Health Management: Knowledge.
  16. Greena, P.G. Rajimol R.P., Prabha Susan Philip (2019). Soil carbon stabilization: an avenue for carbon sequestration. Harit Dhara, 2(2), 12-15.
  17. Teekam Singh, Anchaldas, Bipin Kuamr, Ashok Kumar and L. K. Idlani (2019). Sinchai ki naveentam taknikiyan evam unka upyog. MARU KRISHI CHAYNIKA: Jal Utpadan Visheshank, 71-79.
  18. Chandra Prakash Meena, Rameshi Meena and Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018). Gobhi-vargiye sabijiyon ki unnat kheti. Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak (2016-17), 42-44.
  19. Chandra Prakash Meena, Rameshi Meena and Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018). Gunda ki kheti. Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak(2016-17), 52-53..
  20. Chandra Prakash Meena, Rameshi Meena and Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018).Baingan ki kheti. Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak (2016-17), 76-77.
  21. Chandra Prakash Meena, Rameshi Meena and Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018). Kisano ki aay badane hetu Pyaaaj ki unnat kheti. Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak (2016-17), 63-64.
  22. Chandra Prakash Meena, Rameshi Meena and Rajesh Kumar Meena (2018). Kisano ki aay badane hetu Tamatar ki unnat kheti. Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak (2016-17), 69-71.
  23. Karthika, K.S., Rashmi, I., Srinivasan, R., Neenu, S. and Prabha Susan Philip (2018). Acidification of soils and amelioration. Harit Dhara, 1(1):22- 23.
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  26. Nagdev, Ritu, Fagodiya, Ram Kishor, Meena, R.K., Surya, Jaya N. and Yadav, R.P. (2018). Mrida Apardan Evam Sanrakshan Mein Krishi ki Bhoomika.Mrida Darpan Sayuktanak (2016-17),12-13: 8-10.
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  29. Yadav, H.L., Kumar, Sunil and Meena, R.L. (2018). Suitable Integrated Farming System Model for Small Farm Unit under Semi Arid Irrigated Plains of Rajasthan. Marumegh (Kissan-E-Patrika), 3(4): 78-79.
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  31. Ashok Kumar, Mohd. Arif, S.S. Kadam and Versa Gupta (2017). Krishi vaniki- vartman evam bhavishya. Vishwa Krishi Sanchar(March, 2017), 17-18.
  32. Ashok Kumar, Ritu Nagdev, S.K. Mahapatra and R.P. Yadav (2017). Relevance of agricultural land use planning for farming community. Indian Farmer, 4(2): 209-213.
  33. Ashok Kumar, S. S. Kadam and Mohd. Arif(2017). Bio-fertilizers for sustainable crop production. Popular Kheti, 5(2): 59-63.
  34. Ashok Kumar, S.S. Kadam and Mohd. Arif (2017). Crops residue management for sustainable crop production and environmental health. Rashtriya Krishi,12(2): 79-81.
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