Dr. Ranjan Kumar Naik

Senior Scientist

Farm Machinery & Power


RESEARCH AREAS



Design, development and evaluation of improved farm machinery for mechanization in cultivation of jute and allied fibre crops. Design, development and evaluation of improved machines for fibre extraction from jute and allied fibre crops.


CONTACTS



Tel: +91-33-25353776
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E-mail Address:
ranjan.naik@icar.gov.in
ranjanagrieng@rediffmail.com
ranjanagrieng@gmail.com

PROJECTS

  1. Development of multi-crop manual seed drill and improved weeder for Gangetic Alluvial soil, (In House Project, Budget: 38.73 lakhs)
  2. Studies on ribbon retting methods for quality fibre production in jute and mesta, (In House Project, Budget: 41.78 lakhs)
  3. Conservation Agricultural Practices of Jute Based Cropping Systems under Climate Change Scenario,(In House Project, Budget: 22.00 Lakh)
  4. Development of prototype model flax fibre extractor with higher capacity,(In House Project, Budget: 30.54 Lakh)
  5. Frontline Demonstration of jute under Technology Mission on Jute,(NFSM-CC-Jute sponsored, Budget: 11.50 Lakh)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  1. Outstanding scientist Award (In the field of jute and allied fibre crops): Venus International Foundation, Chennai during Annual Research Meet-VIFARM 2016, Chennai on 03 December, 2016
  2. Distinguished Service Certificate Award-2016 (In the category of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology): Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), New Delhi during 51st Annual Convention of ISAE held at CAET, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana during 16-18 February, 2017
  3. K C Das Memorial Award: The Institution of Engineers (India), Odisha State Centre, Bhubaneswar for the research paper “Development of sisal fibre extractor for small farmers of Odisha” during 58th Annual Technical Session held on 19 February, 2017
  4. Best Researcher Award: VD Good International Society, Chennai in the 2nd International Award Ceremony held at Viskhapatnam, AP on 16th November, 2019
  5. Member of Board of Studies: Department of Farm Machinery & Power, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, BCKV, Mohanpur since 2015-16
10 IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Naik, R.K., Dash R.C., Goel, A.K., Behera, D. and Pradhan, S.C. (2011) Studies on leaf manipulation in mechanical extraction of fibre from sisal (Agave sisalana). J. Res. Orissa Uni. Agric. Tech., 29(1&2): 50-52.
  2. Naik, R.K., Mohanty, D. and Borkar, U.N. (2012) Flax fibre extraction: problems and prospects for machine development. Agricultural Engineering Today, 36(2):15-18
  3. Naik, R.K., Dash, R.C. and Goel, A.K. (2013) Biological properties of sisal (Agave sisalana) relevant to fibre extraction. Res. J. of Agric. Sc., 4(4):560-561
  4. Naik, R.K., Dash, R.C. and Goel, A.K. (2013) Mechanical properties of sisal (Agave sisalana) relevant to harvesting and fibre extraction. Int. J. of Agric. Engg., 6(2):423-426
  5. Naik, R.K., Dash, R.C. and Pradhan, S.C. (2013) Sisal fibre extraction: methods and machine development. Agricultural Engineering Today, 37(4):27-30
  6. Naik, R.K., Pradhan, S.C. and Dash, R.C. (2015) Studies on fibre extraction from sisal (Agave sisalana). Indian Journal of Natural Fibres, 2(1):85-89
  7. Borkar, U.N., Shambhu, V.B. and Naik, R.K. (2008) Jute and Allied Fibre Crops: Energy Analysis and Mechanization. Jute and Allied Fibres Updates,ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore, pp. 251-263 (ISBN978-81-901054-2-2)
  8. Borkar, U.N. and Naik, R.K. (2008) Energy analysis of cultivation of jute and allied fibre crops. Jute and Allied Fibres Production, Utilization and Marketing, pp. 248-254
  9. Naik, R.K. (2016) Scope and opportunities in mechanization of jute and allied fibre crops. In: Rayaguru, K., Sahu, A.P., Pal, U.S., Ghosal, M.K. and Sahoo, P.K. (Eds.). CONFLUENCE-2016, CAET, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, pp. 93-96
  10. Naik, R.K. and Dash, R.C. (2017) Development of sisal fibre extractor for small farmers of Odisha. Technical Annual 58th Session of the IEI, Odisha Chapter, Bhubaneswar, pp. 1-5