Dr. Gouranga Kar

Director


RESEARCH AREAS



Quantity and quality improvement in jute and allied fibre crops ; Land use and cropping system characterization using remote sensing and GIS ; crop growth modelling ; water and watershed management ; climate change research, mitigation and adaptation


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25351932
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
director.crijaf@icar.gov.in
crijaf-wb@nic.in
kar_wtcer@yahoo.com

PROJECTS

  1. National Innovation for Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA), (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, GoI sponsored; Budget: 600.00 lakhs)
  2. Integrated watershed management project (IWMP), (Odisha Watershed Development Mission, Bhubaneswar sponsored; Budget: 56.00 lakhs)
  3. Farmers’ Participatory Action Research Programme (2nd Phase), (Ministry of Water Resources, GoI sponsored; Budget:48.5 lakhs)
  4. Natural resource mapping and hydrologic study of watershed using remote sensing and GIS, (DST, GoI sponsored, Budget: 30.0 lakhs)
  5. Developing low cost technology for acid soil management, (TIFAC, GoI sponsored, Budget: 30.0 lakhs)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. ICAR-Hari Om Ashram Trust Award (2008)
  2. ICAR-Vasant Rao Naik Award (2005)
  3. Rajbhasa Gaurav Puraskar, Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI (2019)
  4. NAAS Recognition Award (2012)
  5. ICAR-Swami Sahajananda Saraswati Award (2019)
  6. Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship, USA (2011-12)
  7. IARI-Hooker Award (2018)
  8. IARI-Sukumar Bose Memorial Award (2007)
  9. USDA-Norman Borlaug International Fellowship, USA (2008)
  10. Dr K.G. Tejwani Award of IASWC (2008)
  11. Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, (FNAAS) (2011)
  12. Fellow of Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, FIASWC (2012)
  13. Fellow of Association of Agrometeorologists, FAAM (2010)
  14. Fellow of Indian Society of Soil Science, FISSS (2018)
  15. Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology, FWAST (2017)
  16. Fellow National of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, FN (2010) (not availed)
  17. Associates of National Academy of Agricultual Sciences (NAAS) (2008)
  18. Occasional Lecture Fund Award, USA to visit for guest lecture at Jackson State University, USA (2011)
  19. Young Scientist Award of Indian Science Congress Association, ISCA (2001)
  20. Young Scientist Golden Jubillee Commemoration Award of ISSS (2006)
  21. Occasional Lecture Fund Award, USA to visit for guest lecture at Arizona State University, USA (2011)
  22. Ekamra Shree Award of Govt of Odisha (2016)
  23. Rajdhani Gaurav Samman of Govt of Odisha (2015)
  24. Ekamra Shree Award of Govt of Odisha (2017)
  25. Metos Award (2001)
  26. IARI Gold (merit) Medal (1993)
  27. D.W.M. Proficiency Award (2012)
  28. K.C. Das Memorial Award of Institute of Engineers (2007)
  29. D.W.M. Proficiency Award (2009)
  30. ESRI First Prize for Outstanding Work on Watershed Management using GIS (2000)
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Kar, G. and Ashwani Kumar, (2007) Effects of irrigation and straw mulch on water use and tuber yield of potato in eastern India. Agricultural Water Management, 94 (1): 109-116

2. Kar, G., Ashwani Kumar, Martha, M. (2007) Water use efficiency and crop coefficients of dry season oilseed crops. Agricultural Water Management, 87: 73-82

3. Kar, G. and Ahwani Kumar, (2010) Energy balance and crop water stress in winter maize under phenology-based irrigation scheduling. Irrigation Science, 28: 211–220

4. Kar, G., Singh, Verma, H.N. (2004) Spatial variability studies of soil hydro-physical properties using GIS for sustainable crop planning of a watershed of eastern India and its testing in a rainfed rice area. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 42: 369-379

5. Kar, G. and Ashwani Kumar, (2007) Surface energy fluxes and crop water stress index in groundnut under irrigated ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 146 (1): 94-106

6. Kar, G. and Verma, H.N. (2005) Climatic water balance, probable rainfall, rice crop water requirement and cold periods in AER 12.0 in India. Agricultural Water Management, 72: 15-32

7. Kar, G. and Ashwani Kumar, (2009) Spatial distribution of soil hydro-physical properties and morphometric analysis of a rainfed watershed as a tool for sustainable land use planning, Agricultural Water Management, 96: 1449-1459

8. Kar, G., Singh, R. and Verma, H.N. (2005) Alternative cropping strategies for assured and efficient crop production in upland rainfed rice areas of eastern India based on rainfall analysis. Agricultural Water Management, 67: 47-62

9. Kar, G. and Verma, H.N. (2005) Phenology based irrigation scheduling and determination of crop coefficient of winter maize in rice fallow of eastern India, Agricultural Water Management. 75: 169-183

10.Kar, G., Singh, R. and Verma, H.N. (2005) Effects of winter crop and supplemental irrigation on crop yield, water use efficiency and profitability in rainfed rice based cropping system of eastern India, Agricultural Water Management 79: 280-292