Dr. Ritesh Saha

Principal Scientist

Soil Science / Soil Physics & Soil Water Conservation


RESEARCH AREAS



Soil physical health, Soil quality, Resilience and C-sequestration potential in various land use systems and eco-systems, Conservation agriculture and in-situ residue management, Soil and water conservation through rainwater harvesting technique & land configuration.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353776
Mobile:

E-mail Address:
Ritesh.saha@icar.gov.in
saharitesh74@rediffmail.com
saharitesh74@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Conservation Agricultural Practices of Jute Based Cropping Systems under Climate Change Scenario,(In House Project)
  2. Carbon dynamics and hydro-physical characterisation of soils under jute and mesta growing areas of India, (AINP-JAF sponsored)
  3. Isolation, characterisation and application of Trichoderma for disease management, (In House Project)
  4. Climate change risk assessment in jute production and related advisory services through Decision Support System, (In House Project)
  5. Quantitative assessment of carbon and moisture fluxes over Jute based agro-ecosystem: Integrating ground observations, satellite data and modelling,(ISRO-RRSC sponsored; Budget: 38.39 Lakhs)
  6. Assessment of vulnerability of jute production to climate change and its mitigation strategies development using remote sensing and GIS in West Bengal, (WBDST sponsored; Budget: 13.94 Lakhs)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. NAAS Associate Fellowship, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi
  2. Dr. B C Deb Memorial Award for Popularization of Science, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata
  3. Golden Jubilee Commemoration Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), New Delhi
  4. Dr. J S P Yadav Memorial Award for Excellence in Soil Science (Team Award), Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), New Delhi
  5. National Ground Water Augmentation Award (Team award), Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

1. Saha, R., Tomar, J. M. S. and Ghosh, P. K. (2007) Evaluation and selection of multipurpose tree for improving soil hydro-physical behaviour under hilly eco-system of north east India. Agroforestry Systems, 69: 239-247. DOI 10.1007/s10457-007-9044-y

2. Saha, R. and Mishra, V. K. (2009) Effect of organic residue management on soil hydro-physical characteristics and rice yield in eastern Himalayan region, India. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 33(2): 161-176. DOI: 10.1080/10440040802395080

3. Das Anup, Ghosh, P. K., Lal Rattan, Saha, R. and Ngachan, S. V. (2014) Soil quality effect of conservation practices in maize - rape seed cropping system in Eastern Himalaya. Land Degradation and Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2325.

4. Jha Pramod, Lakaria Brij Lal, Biswas, A. K., Saha, R., Mahapatra, P., Agrawal, B. K., Sahi, D. K., Wanjari, R. H., Lal, R., Singh Muneshwar and Subba Rao, A. (2014) Effects of carbon input on soil carbon stability and nitrogen dynamics. Agriculture, Ecosystem & Environment, 189:36-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.03.019

5. Ghosh, P. K., Saha, R., Gupta, J. J., Ramesh, T., Das Anup, Lama, T. D., Munda, G. C., Bordoloi Juri Sandhya and Verma Med Ram. (2009) Long-term effect of pastures on soil quality in acid soil of North-East India. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 47(4): 372-379. DOI:10.1071/SR08169

6. Saha, R., Ghosh, P. K., Mishra, V. K., Majumdar, B. and Tomar, J. M. S. (2010) Can agroforestry be a resource conservation tool to maintain soil health in the fragile ecosystem of north-east India. Outlook on Agriculture, 39(3): 191-196. DOI: 10.5367/oa.2010.0004

7. Saha, R., Ghosh, P. K., Mishra, V. K. and Bujarbaruah, K. M. (2007) Low-cost micro rainwater harvesting technology (Jalkund) for new livelihood of rural hill farmers. Current Science, 92 (9): 1258-1265

8. Saha, R., Mishra, V. K., Majumdar, B., Laxminarayana, K. and Ghosh, P. K. (2010) Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Soil Physical Properties and Crop Productivity under a Maize (Zea mays)-Mustard (Brassica campestris) Cropping Sequence in Acidic Soils of Northeast India. Communications in Soil Science & Plant Analysis, 41(18):2187-2200

9. Saha, R. and Ghosh, P. K. (2010) Effect of land configuration on water economy, crop yield and profitability under rice (Oryza sativa) -based cropping systems in north-east India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 80(1): 16-20.

10. Saha, R. and Ghosh, P. K. (2013) Soil organic carbon stock, moisture availability and crop yield as influenced by residue management and tillage practices in Maize-Mustard cropping system under hill agro-ecosystem. National Academy of Science Letters- India, 36(5): 461-468