Programme Schedule

4. Management Interventions for Sodic Vertisols and Associated Soils for Sustainable Agriculture
Dr. V.K. Karche, Director of Research, Dr. PDKV, Akola

National Seminar on

Managing Soils in a Changing Climate

March 24-26, 2022, Nagpur

Technical Programme

Day 1: 24.03.2022 (Thursday)
Venue : S. P. Ray Chaudhari Auditorium, ICAR-NBSS&LUP
09.00-10.00 Registration
10.00-11.30 Inaugural Session
11.30-11.45 TEA
11.45-12.15 Dr. S.V. Govindrajan Memorial Lecture : “Land Resource Inventory for Climate Smart Agriculture”-
Speaker : Dr. A. Natarajan, Consultant, Watershed Development (World Bank)
Chairman: Dr. J.C. Katyal,
Co-Chairman : Dr. B.S. Dwivedi, Director, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
12.15-12.30 Land Resource Inventory and Land Use Planning : Prospects & Challenges
Dr. B.S. Dwivedi, Director, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Technical Session–I:Recent Advances in Natural Resource Inventory and Monitoring
Chairman : Dr. Tapas Bhattacharyya, Ex-VC, DBSKKV, Dapoli, Ratnagiri
Co-Chairman : Dr. R.N. Sahoo, Principal Scientist, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
Rapporteur : Dr.Nirmal Kumar, Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
12.30-12.50 Lead Lecture : Imaging spectroscopy for soil health : Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. R.N. Sahoo, Principal Scientist, IARI, New Delhi
12.50–13.35 Invited Lectures :
Soil Fertility Appraisal: A Pre-requisite for Soil Management
Dr. R. Santhi, Director (NRM) TNAU, Tamil Nadu
Recent Trends in Remote Sensing Application in Soils
Dr. T. Ravishankar, Deputy Director, NRSC, Hyderabad
Large Scale Applications of High-Resolution Earth Observation Data: Present and Future
Dr.G. Srinivasan , General Manager, RRSC, Nagpur
13.45-14.45 LUNCH
Technical Session–II: Climate Change Challenges in Resilient Agriculture
Chairman : Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati
Co-Chairman : Dr. M.S.S. Nagaraju, PS & Head, RSA Divn., ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Rapporteur : Dr. D. Vasu, Scientist, SRS Divn., ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
14.45-15.00 Lead Speaker : Climate Change Scenario and Crop Adaptation
Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director, NAISM, Baramati
15.00-16.00 Invited Lectures
Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture in Maharashtra : Current Status
Mr. Girish Kulkarni, PoCRA
Land Resource Inventory for Supporting Climate Resilient Agriculture –
Dr. N.G. Patil, Principal Scientist & Head, LUP Division

Effects of Climate change on Soils
Dr. P. Tiwary , Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP

Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils : Current Trends and Emerging Issues
Dr. Pramod Jha, Principal Scientist, IISS, Bhopal
16.00-16.15 TEA
16.15-18.00 Poster Session-I : ( Technical Session I & II )
18.00-20.00 General Body Meeting of ISSLUP
Venue: Dr. S.P. Raychaudhuri Auditorium
20.00 Onwards Dinner
Day 2: 25.03.2022 ( Friday )
Venue : S. P. Ray Chaudhari Auditorium, ICAR-NBSS&LUP
09.30-10.00 Dr. J.L. Sehgal Memorial Lecture – J. L. Sehgal: The Pedologist I met
Speaker : Dr. Tapas Bhattacharyya, Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. BSKVV, Dapoli
Chairman : Dr. D.K. Pal, Former Head, Divn. Of SRS ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Co-Chairman : Dr. P. Chandran, Head & Principal Scientist, Divn. Of SRS, Nagpur
Technical Session–III: Land Degradation, Land Use Synergy, Land Use Planning
Chairman : Dr. P.C. Moharana, Principal Scientist, CAZRI, Jodhpur
Co-Chairman : Dr. G.P. Obi Reddy, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Rapporteur : Dr. Hrittick Biswas, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
10.00-10.15 Lead Lecture : Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality: An Old Problem with New Urgency
Dr. D. Mandal, National Fellow, CSWTRI, Dehradun
10.15-11.15 Invited Lectures
1. Landuse driven changes impacting desertification processes in Arid Western Rajasthan
Dr. P.C. Moharana, Principal Scientist, CAZRI, Jodhpur
2. Potential of Earth Observation satellites data in mapping and monitoring LD in Changing Climate
Dr. G.P. Obi Reddy, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP
3. Climate Smart Soil Fertility Management in Fruit Crops : Shifting Priorities
Dr. A.K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, CCRI, Nagpur
11.15-11.35 1. Land Degradation Status of Tumkur district, Karnataka Using Geospatial Techniques for Climate Resilient Agriculture
I. Shafnas , College of Agriculture, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru
2. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Alfisols under Different Land Uses in Hot Semi-arid Ecoregion
K. Srinivas , ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad
3. Climate Smart Soil Fertility Management in Fruit Crops : Shifting PrioritiesBio-Integration of Rock Materials can Revamp Rhizospheric Activity and Supplement P and K Requirement of Pomegranate Tree (Punicagranatum L.)
Ashis Maity, ICAR-NRCP, Solapur-413255, Maharashtra
11.35-11.45 TEA
Technical Session –IV: Water Use Efficiency in Rainfed Agro-Ecosystem, Rural Livelihoods Changes in Climate-Smart Agriculture
Chairman : Dr. B. Krishna Rao, Director, WALMATARI, Hyderabad
Co-Chairman : Dr. N.G. Patil , PS & Head, LUP Div., ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Rapporteur : R.K. Naitam , Sr. Scientist, LUP Divn., ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
11.45-12.00 Lead Lecture : Watershed Management Intervention Systems in Rainfed Agro- ecosystem
Dr. B. Krishna Rao, Director, WALMATARI, Hyderabad
12.00-12.45 Invited Lectures
1. Micro-irrigation a viable solution to increase water use efficiency
Dr. Rohitash , Dean, SKUAST, Srinagar
2. Watershed Management for Mitigation of Climate Change Impacts
Dr. Gajanan Khadse , NEERI
3. Potential Crop Zonation – a tool for Agricultural Land Use Planning
Dr. V. Ramamurthy , Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, RC, Bangalore
12.45-13.15 1. A Systematic Approach to Study Soil Preferential Flow in Semi-arid India
Pushpanjali , ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad
2. Influence of Moisture Conservation Practices on Soil Properties and Productivity of Soybean in Inceptisols
P.R. Kadu , Associate Dean, Dr. PDKV, Akola
13.15-14.15 LUNCH
14.15-15.15 Scientist-Industry Interface (5 Presentation)
IFFCO – Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited
Mosaic – Mosaic
ZINC – International Zinc Initiative
Pardeep Phosphate Limited
15.15-15.45 Best M.Sc and Ph. D. Thesis Presentation
Chairman – Dr. A.K. Srivastava , Principal Scientist, ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur
Co-chairman – Dr. G.P. Obi Reddy , Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Rapporteur – Dr. P.C. Moharana , ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
1. Monitoring Crop Diversity, Soil Fertility Changes and Site-specific Reclamation of Treated Paper Mill Effluent irrigated soils –
Iniyalakshimi , TNAU, Tamil Nadu
2. Characterization, Classification and Suitability Evaluation of Major Mango-Growing Soils of Southern Karnataka
Mr. Kaushik Saha , GKVK, Bangalore
3. Assessment of Soil Quality in the Post Flood Scenario of North Central Laterites (Aeu 10) in Thrissur District of Kerala and Mapping using Gis Techniques
Ms Riaj Rahaman , KAU, Thrissur
15.45-16.00 TEA
16.00-17.30 Poster Session-II: ( Technical Session III & IV )
18.00-21.00 Cultural Programme and Dinner
Venue: MIA Club Higna Road, Nagpur
Day 3: 26.03.2022 (Saturday)
Venue : S. P. Ray Chaudhari Auditorium, ICAR-NBSS&LUP
10.00-10.30 Dr. B.B. Roy Memorial Lecture
Speaker : Dr. S.P. Datta, IARI, New Delhi
Chairman : Dr. B.S. Dwivedi, Director, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Co-Chairman : Dr. K.S. Anil Kumar, Prin. Scintist, RC, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Bangalore
Technical Session–V: Policy Intervention and Socio-Economic Constraints and Challenges in Food Security
Chairman : Mr. Ashok Dalwai, IAS, CEO, NRAA.
Co-Chairman : Mr. Arun Chaturvedi, Former Head, Division of LUP, NBSS&LUP
Rapporteur : Dr. S.C. Ramesh Kumar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
10.30-11.30 Lead Lecture :
Need for Soil and Land Use Policy for Sustainable Agriculture
Dr. Ashok Dalwai ,IAS, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), New Delhi
Invited Lectures :
1. Strategies of Land Use Policy
Dr. B. Rath , Technical Expert, National Rainfed Area Authority, New Delhi
2. Investment in landscape management: Key to strengthening food security in the backdrop of climate change.
Dr. Sreenath Dixit , Interim Global Research Program Director and Head IDC
3. Role of Soil Information in Enhancing Land productivity and Farm income
Dr. S. C. Ramesh Kumar , Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBSS&LUP RC Bangalore
Dr. Srinivas Rao , IFoS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests,
MD, Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board
11.45-12.00 Tea
12.00-13.30 Plenary Session
13.30-14.30 LUNCH