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Expert NameDr. Pradyot Kumar Das
DivisionRain Forest Research fInstitute
Telephone 0376 2305221
Emaildaspk(at); pradyot2008(at)
Work ExperienceResearch experience for thirty years in the field of Forest soil survey and soil sample collection, profile study, soil physical, physicochemical and nutritional status characterization, reclamation of soil; Productivity enhancement with different amendments; Field trial and pot trial to ascertain the reclamation strategies with suitable packages for sustained productivity; Recycling of organic matter done for preparing compost and vermicompost and applied in the nursery and field; Root trainer nursery technique followed for quality seedling rise, accomplished multiplication of bamboo through macro propagation and rhizome separation techniques. Associated with the Project “Reassessment of Forest Types of India” and covered Nagaland state as team leader. Associated with the project entitle “Assessment of soil carbon stocks and dynamics in Forest Soils of India for the period 1995-2007”, ISNC Project under UNFCCC, as scientist in charge. Executing research project entitle “Studies on soil profile attributes under Forest and Jhum land areas of some selected sites of Nagaland state” as PI. Executed three research projects on “Trials on compost preparation technique”, “Standardization of nursery technique for raising quality planting stock in root trainer” and “Carbon sink and fertility status relation of soil under different land use system of some States of NE India” as principal investigator. Tree improvement programme of World Bank FREE project at west Bengal
QualificationsB. Sc. Ch. (H) , Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Calcutta University, 1979 M. Sc (Ag) in Ag. Ch. & Soil Sci. Soil Chemistry, Soil Physics, Soil Survey, Soil Mineralogy, Agronomy, Pedology, Soil fertility, Soil microbiology, Statistics, Calcutta University, 1981 Ph. D (Ag) in Ag. Ch. & Soil Sci, Forest soil-vegetation correlation in Eastern Himalaya, Calcutta University, 1993
Number of Publications39
Awards1. Ph D research guide of FRI Deemed University. 2. Resource person for training and recruitment of SRF, JRF and FA at RFRI, Jorhat. 3. Member of RAC for Ph D registration and reporting.
Other Activities1.Executive member of Agricultural Society of India, Kolkata. 2.Technical expert member of DOE for CDM project auditor. 3.Training to users on developed technology. 4.Formulation and execution of research project and Guidance to research scholar for Ph D degree. 5.Prepared leaflets on developed techniques in English, Hindi and Assamese languages and extended developed technology at Mela and exhibitions by demonstration.
Publications1. Nath, S., Tamta, B. P., Chandrashekhar, B. S., Panwar, V. P., Das, P. K. and Krishnamurty, R. (2012). Bamboo Resources of Jharkhand. Indian For. 138 (5), 422-433. 2. Singh, P. K., Das, P. K. and Quli, S. M. S. (2011). Economic Analysis of Agroforestry model adopted by Tribal of Orissa: India. Indian Forester J. 137, (5) 535-543. Dehra Dun. 3. Banerjee, S. K., Das P. K. and Misra, T. K. (2000). Microbial and nutritional characteristics of coal mine overburden spoils in relation to vegetation development. J. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 48, (1) 63-66. New Delhi. 4. Das, P. K., Gangopadhyay, S. K., Nath, S. and Prasad, G. K., Krishnamurty, R., Singh, S. K., Das, P. K. and Nath, S. (1998). Characterization of some Andaman Mangrove soils in relation to regeneration and rehabilitation .. 5. Das, P. K., Gangopadhyay, S. K., Nath, S. and Banerjee, S. K. (1990). Distribution of organic matter in plantation sal (Shorea robusta) in relation to soil chemical characteristics in a lateritic region. Indian Soc. Soil Sci. 38, 592-596. New Delhi.
DisciplineSoil Science
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