Water Management Research Centre

    About Centre: ICAR- Irrigation Water Management project for Jammu centre was sanctioned vide ICAR letter no: 3(6)/ 80- AFC dated: 21.09.1981 and was started within SKUAST during August 01, 1984. The envisaged research programme was started to address the main problems of irrigation water management in Jammu region, with particular reference to canal command areas related to flagged issues like (a) Inefficient water distribution system, tendency of farmers to over- irrigated their fields owing to the inequitable and non- assured supply conditions of irrigation water in the canal systems (b) Canal closure for prolonged period (c) Adoption of cropping pattern which lead to excess use/ abuse of water and increase in percolation losses, at the same time depriving the tail- enders of their legitimate share of irrigation water (d) Poor drainage and rise in water- table, leading to salinity problems in certain parts of the canal net work (e) In-effective, in-situ conservation- utilization and disposal of rain water.

  • Mandate
  • Ongoing Projects
  • Faculty Members
  • Assessment of water availability at regional level and to devise intervention for matching water supply with the agricultural production systems demand
  • Development, management and updating of database on water resources availability from surface, groundwater and waste water sources and their utilization
  • Socio- economic & policy research in relation to irrigation water management

Surface Water Management

  • Basic studies on soil-water-plant-atmospheric processes for improved water- use efficiency and enchanced agricultural production
  • Surface and pressurized irrigation systems for efficient use of water and nutrients in crop productions
  • In-situ moisture conservation and productivity of harvested water for efficient rain water management in hilly and high rainfall areas
  • Crop water requirement, irrigation scheduling, corps sequencing from enhancing on- farm water-use efficiency in canal command.

Name of the Experiments Principal Investigator Funding Agency Duration
Optimization of land and water resources of Tawi lift canal command area of Jammu (14710ha) for rice-wheat sequence Dr. A. K. Raina ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar 2014-15
Evaluation of drip irrigation layout and effect of irrigation on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Dr. Vijay Bharti ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar 2014
Evaluation of aerobic rice cultivation under different wheat establishment methods for irrigated areas of Jammu Dr. Vijay Bharti ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar 2014
Modeling for planning the conjunctive use of water at basin level within the canal commands of Jammu Dr. A. Samanta, ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar 2013-14
Determination of spatio-temporal variation of soil moisture with field-cum-remote sensing data for canal command Dr. Abhijit Samanta ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar 2013-14
Performance evaluation of system of rice intensification (SRI) over scientific management practices (SMP) for basmati rice at Jammu. Dr. Abhijit Samanta ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Kharif, 2013 (To be concluded during Kh- 2015)
Effect of establishment methods and irrigation regimes on water productivity of wheat. Dr. Abhijit Samanta ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Rabi, 20 13-14 (To be conducted in farmer's field during Rabi, 2015-16)
Alternative crop rotation of potato-rajmash to overcome the shrinking water availability within Canal Commands. Er. N.K. Gupta ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Rabi, 2013-14 (To be concluded during Rabi, 2015-16)
Effect of puddling methods and irrigation regimes on water balance in rice. Dr. Abhijit Samanta ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Kharif - 2014 (To be concluded during Kh-2015)
Development of physical model for multiple use of water through raised and sunken bed technology for improving water productivity of low lands" Dr. A. K. Raina ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Rabi, 2014-15
Studies on Alternate Wetting and Drying Irrigation Regime Management in Basmati Rice Through Field Water Measuring Tube Device Dr. B.R. Bazaya ICAR- IIWM, Bhubaneswar Kharif - 2015
Dr. A.K. Raina
Designation : Chief Scientist & Head
Area of Specialization : (Soil & Water Engineering / Irrigation & Drainage Engineering),Irrigation water management, Watershed Management, Water harvesting, Sustainable Action plans, Soil erosion & Catchment's area treatment
E mail : dr.ashokraina@gmail.com
Contact No : 09906382637 (M)

 
Er. N. K. Gupta
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agri. Engg.)
Area of Specialization : Hydrology (Specialization in Watershed Management)
Contact No : 9622147126
E mail : Nkgupta03@gmail.com, Nkgupta03@rediffmail.com

 
Dr. Abhijit Samanta
Designation : Senior Scientist (Soils)
Area of Specialization :Irrigation water management, Watershed Management, Water harvesting, Sustainable Action plans, Soil erosion & Catchment’s area treatment
Contact No : 09419148656 (M)
E mail : samanta.abhijit86@gmail.com

 
Dr.Vijay Bharti
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agron)
Area of Specialization : Agronomy(Water Management)
E mail : vibhrt25@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419235884

 
Dr. B. R. Bazaya
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agron)
Area of Specialization : Weed Management, Nutrient Management, Water Management
E mail : Bazaya_br@rediffmail.com
Contact No : +91 9419213497

 
Dr. Vijay Bahadur Singh
E mail vbsinghkhb@gmail.com
Contact No. 0-9469211285
Designation Junior Scientist and Scientist Incharge
Area of Specialization Plant Pathology (Fruit& Pulse Pathology)
Publication (in numbers)
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  • International

  • 18
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    Projects completed 01
    Awards/Honours/Distinction
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  • Professional experience 07 years
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • Member of Indian Society of Phytopathology
  • Member of Annals of Plant Protection Society
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    Dr. Neeraj Gupta
    E mail neeruguptapht@gmail.com,
    neeruguptapht@rediffmail.com
    Contact No. 0-9419611402
    Designation Jr. Scientist
    Area of Specialization Post Harvest Technology
    Publication (in numbers)
    • National
    • International

  • 11
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  • Projects completed
  • 01
  • Awards/Honours/Distinction
  • Gold Medal in M. Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Production & PHT)
  • Professional experience 5 yrs
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Horticulture
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    Sh. Vijay Kumar
    E mail vijaykumar.1144@yahoo.com
    Contact No. 0-8803299323
    Designation Jr. Scientist
    Area of Specialization Soil Science
    Publication (in numbers)
    • National
    • International

  • 04
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  • Projects completed
  • 01
  • Awards/Honours/Distinction
  • Certificate of Merit in M. Sc. Agronomy
  • Professional experience 06 years
    Membership/s of scientific and professional societies
  • Indian Society of Dry Land, Agriculture, Hyderabad
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