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RAJAN BHATT Sh. Sat Paul Bhatt April 01, 1979 Married H.No:5, Gali Baba Deep Singh, Jawahar Nagar, Chheharta, Amritsar, Punjab India, Pin 143105, Mr.Rajan Bhatt, Research Fellow, Lab No. 117, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Pin 141004.

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E-mail: rajanbhatt79@yahoomail.com , rajanbhatt79@rediffmail.com ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Degree M.Sc. (Agri.) B.Sc. (Agri.) +2 Year Jan. 2003 2000 Board/University Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India Guru Nanak Dev, University , Amritsar, Punjab, India Khalsa College Amritsar, Punjab, India Parbhakar Sen. Sec. School, Chheharta, Amritsar Marks 71.1 % (1st) 72.1 % (1st) Subjects Soil and water conservation. Agricultural related subjects Physics, chemistry, Biology Punjabi, Hindi, math, etc.

1996

64.1 % (1st)

10th standard

1990

69.0 % (1st)

NET/UGC Cleared 2004 with the subject of SOIL-SCI PHY-SOIL & WATER CONSER.conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE My master’s research problem was on “Evaluation of effect of tillage and cover management techniques on the soil erosion in the submontaneous tracts of the Punjab, India.” for which I stayed about six months in the Zonal Research Station for the Kandi Area, Ballowal Saunkhri, District Nawanshahr. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE After completing M.Sc., I joined as a full-time Research Fellow in Soil physics on the project entitled “Effect of tillage and crop residue management on the wheat-cotton rotation”, sanctioned by NATP- ICAR, from Jan to March 03. Job responsibilities include: Conduct of field experiments, collecting, processing and analysis of soil and plant samples. On 14th May 2003, I joined as a full-time Research Fellow in the Soil conservation wing in the project entitled “Behaviour and patterns of Gully Erosion in the foothills of the lower Shiwaliks”. Here in this project we have to mark the different ordered gullies in different catchments and note their behaviour and pattern of development from the various catchments of the Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr, Ropar and Dasuha etc, Field samples were also analysed for its various chemical and physical properties. Vegetation survey was also carried out successfully. On 24th of January 2006, I joined as a full time District Extension Specialist (Soils) at FASS, Kapurthala and further on 23rd of the March 06, my designation changed to Assistant Professor (Soils) and posted at KVK, Kapurthala. . COMPUTER LITERACY  Six months diploma in “Computer Application” from Informatics computer center, Ludhiana and thus fully conversant in operating Windows, MS office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Power point and MS-Access) and Internet Access.  Online course entitled “Digital literacy For Agricultural Professionals” from the Bangkok, Thailand sponsored by Asian Pacific Regional and Technological Center from the site www.aprtc,org.  Online course entitled “Integrated Soil Fertility Management” from the Bangkok, Thailand sponsored by Asian Pacific Regional and Technological Center from the site www.aprtc,org. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT: N.C.C B & C certificates in “B” grades from 2nd Punjab Naval Unit, Amritsar, Punjab. Sales and Marketing Management diploma from “All Indian Institute of Management and Technology, Chennai” in 2002.

LIST OF RESEARCH ARTICLES: 1. Sanjay Arora and Rajan Bhatt (2009) Improving maize productivity through tillage and mulching practices in rainfed foothills of Punjab Shivaliks. Paper presented in International conference on “Conservation farming system and watershed management in rainfed areas”at NewDelhi. 2. Sanjay Arora, M.S.Hadda and Rajan Bhatt (2009) In-situ soil moisture conservation for improving maize yields through participatory micro-watershed approach in foothills of Shivaliks. Paper presented in International conference on “Conservation farming system and watershed management in rainfed areas”at NewDelhi. 3. Sanjay arora and Rajan Bhatt (2005) Effect of in-situ soil moisture conservation practices on soil moisture storage and yield of maize (Zea mays L.) in a rainfed foothill region of North-West India. Trop.Agric (Trinidad). 82. 1-6. 4. Sanjay Arora, M.s.Hadda and Rajan Bhatt (2008) Tillage and mulchuing in relation to soil moisture storage and maize Yield in Foothill Region. Journal of Soil &Water Conservation. 7. 51-56 5. Rajan Bhatt and K.L. Khera (2006) Effect of tillage and mode of straw mulch application on soil erosion losses in the submontaneous tract of Punjab, India. Soil & Tillage Research. 88. 107- 115 6. Rajan Bhatt and K.L.Khera (2004) Soil Moisture Conservation and Growth of Rainfed Maize (Zea mays) as Affected by Tillage and Modes of Straw Mulching. Indian journal of Ecology. 31. 140 –142. 7. Rajan Bhatt, K. L. Khera and Sanjay Arora (2004) Effect of Tillage and Mulching on Yield of Corn in the Submontaneous Rainfed region of Punjab, India. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology .6. 1126-28.

8. Sanjay Arora and Rajan Bhatt (2005) Land and Soil management practices for improving maize productivity in Submontaneous tract of India. Indian Society of life sciences. (Accepted). 9. S S Kukal, Bhoop Singh and Rajan Bhatt (2005) Runoff and sediment losses in relation to gully erosion in foothills of Shiwaliks. Map India, 124. 1-8. 10. Rajan Bhatt and K.L.Khera (2005) Weed population as affected by the different levels of tillage and mode of mulch application in the submontaneous tract of Punjab. Journal of Plant Sciences Research. 21. 130-131. 11. Rajan Bhatt, S S Kukal and S.S.Bawa (2005) Extent and distribution of different ordered gullies in the catchments of Saleran, Hoshiarpur (Punjab) in relation to agriculture. Journal of Plant Sciences Research. 21. 270-272. 12. Rajan Bhatt and Sanjay Arora (2005) Soil and Water Conservation technologies for sustainable crop production in rainfed areas-an overview. Journal of Plant Sciences Research. 21. 143-148

13. S S Kukal, Rajan Bhatt and Angrej Singh (2005) Spatial variation in soil properties down the slope transacts in submontane Punjab. Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development. 20. 57-61 RESEARCH BULLETIN: S.S.Kukal, H.S.Sur and R. Bhatt (2005) Indigenous technology for soil erosion management in Shiwaliks belt of submontane Punjab. Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (In Press) Gagandeep Kaur, Manoj sharma, Rajan Bhatt and Gurdeep singh (2009) Santulit Khurak Bagichi. LECTURES DELIVERED: 1. S.S.Kukal and Rajan Bhatt (2006) Punjab dai neem pahari ilaki vetch Gully khor di smasia ate isde roktham on 19/01/2006 at Ballowal Saunkheri, ZRSKA, Nawanshahr. (Total participants = 25) 2. S.S.Kukal and Rajan Bhatt (2006) Punjab dai kandi ilaki vetch meeh dai paani di sambhal on 19/01/2006 at Ballowal Saunkheri, ZRSKA, Nawanshahr. (Total participants = 25) 3. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Techniques of the correct soil sampling on 9/02/2006 at the field day in the village Bhanolanga at Kapurthala (Total participants = 45) 4. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Water scenario in Punjab and judicious use of the fertilizers in rice. Lecture delivered on 13/03/2006 at the field day organized by Kribhco in the village Dadwandi at Kapurthala (Total participants = 80) 5. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Judicious use of the irrigation water and fertilizers through the tensiometer and the leaf colour chart in Rice on 22/3/06 at the integrated camp organized by the NFL with the KVK, Kapurthala. (Total participants = 100) 6. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Water Scenario in Punjab and measures to check the falling the ground water table on 11/4/06 at the District Level Camp organized by the Department of Agriculture at Jagatjit Singh Club. Total participants = 500. 7. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Soil sampling techniques for the different purposes on 13/4/2006 at the District Level Campaign organized by IFFCO in the village Dadwindi. Total participants = 25. 8. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Role of green manure to maintain soil fertility and soil health. Offsite lecture delivered in the village Dadwindi. Total participants = 15 9. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Crop residue management, organic manure and bio-fertilizers for maintaining the soil health. Lecture delivered at KVK to the Dairy trainees. Total participants = 10 10. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Methods for improving the soil health and for thee judicious use of water and fertilizers in rice at the block level camp organized by the Department of Agriculture, Punjab at Sidhwa Dona. Total Participants = 90 lye Gherelu

LIST OF POPULAR ARTICLES: 1. 2. 3. Rajan Bhatt and K.S. Sandhu (2008) Pani Di Yog Varton De Nukte. Advisor. 12, pp 27 Rajan Bhatt (2008) Jamin Di Parkh Jaroori. Nawa jamana. 5th April Rajan Bhatt (2008) Jhonai No paani tensiometer nal hi lao. 31st May. Mooli Dharti

4. Rajan Bhatt and Manoj Sharma (2008) Punjab Da Pani-Pachokar, Vartman Ate Yog Varto De Nukte. Advisor. Pp 51-53. 5. Rajan Bhatt and K.S. Sandhu (2008) Jhone di parali ton khad banao. Mauli Dharti (Nawanjamana) dated 8-11-08. 6. Rajan Bhatt and Gurdeep Singh(2009) Kanak Vich laghu tatt Mangnese Di Ghat De Karan, Nichanian Ate Ilaj. Mauli Dharti. (Nawan Jamana) dated 30-12-09 7. Rajan Bhatt (2010) Khetan lai jaruri hai-Mitti ate pani Parkh. Asdvisor pp. 34-35

8. Rajan Bhatt (2010) Vermicomposting-Aksar Puche Jaan Vale Sawal. Asdvisor April Issue. Pp54. 9. Rajan Bhatt (2010) Water resources management for sustainable crop production in India.

Agrobios. Vol. VIII No. II April 2010. Pp15-17. 10. Rajan Bhatt and K.S. Sandhu (2008). Jhone di parali ton khad banao. Mauli Dharti

(Nawan Jamana) dated 8-11-08. 11. Rajan Bhatt and K.S.Sandhu (2009). Mitti di parkh karvao ate faslan da jhar vadao. Kheti Dunyia dated 9-5-09. 12. Rajan Bhatt (2009). Kisan Khado ka paryog mitti parkh ke anusar kare. Dainik Jagran dated 15-5-09. 13. Rajan Bhatt and K.S. Sandhu (2008). Sauni dia Phasla vich aun Vale Chote tatn Di ghat ate Ilaj. Mauli Dharti (Nawan Jamana) dated 11-07-09 14. Rajan Bhatt and Simerjeet kaur (2006) Mitti Ate Pani Parkh- Kamyab Kheti Val Ek Kadam. Jagbani. 11th July.

15. Rajan Bhatt (2005) Kandi Ilake Vitch Padavar Vadhavan Lye Varte Jaundi Dhang. Punjabi Turbune 293 pp 12 (Section: Hare bare khet) dated 9th June. 16. Rajan Bhatt (2005) Kandi Khetar Vitch Bhoomi Rood Di Sahi Janch. Punjabi Turbune. 213. pp 10 (Section: Hare bare khet) dated 17th March. 17. Rajan Bhatt (2005) Punjab Da Kandi Ilaka Ate Charel Booti. The Modern Khetii pp 20 dated 1st January. 18. Rajan Bhatt, K.L. Khera and S.S. Kukal (2005) Bhoomi Ate Pani Di Sahi Janch/Mapan The Modern Khetii pp 27 dated 15th March. 19. S S Kukal and Rajan Bhatt (2004) Sustainable Water Harvesting. Dec. Kisan world, 31, pp 47 – 48 (December issue) 20. S.S.Kukal and Raja Bhatt (2004) Punjab Dai Kandi Ilakai Vitch Choan DI Maar. The Modern Kheti pp15 –16 dated 15th October. 21. Rajan Bhatt (2004) Vishav Vpar Sangathan Ate Punjab Da Kisan. Kheti Duniyan pp 6 & 10 dated 25th September. 22. Rajan Bhatt, Sanjay Arora and Chetan Singla (2004) Punjab Ka Barani Shatar Va Mulching. Krishi Vistar Samicsha. 6 pp13 (November-December issue). 23. Rajan Bhatt and S S Kukal (2004) Punjab da Kandi Ilaka atea IsdAi Kisan. The Modern Kheti pp 30 –31 dated 15th July. 24. Rajan Bhatt (2004) Kandi Ilaki itch Bhoomi Ate Pani Di Sambal. The Modern Kheti. pp 53 dated 1st September. 25. Rajan Bhatt, S.S.Kukal, K.L.Khera and S.S.Bawa (2004) Punjab Da Kandi Ilaka Ate Bhoomi Rood. Kheti Duniyan, 6 pp 29 dated 6th March. 26. Rajan Bhatt, Sanjay Arora and K.L.Khera (2004) Mulching Parnali Kandi Ilakiyan Vaste Vardan.. March The Modern kheti pp 7 dated 15th March. 27. Sanjay Arora and Rajan Bhatt (2004) Management of Watersheds for Increasing Agricultural Production. April. Kisan world, 31 pp 55-56 (April issue) 28. Rajan Bhatt and Sanjay Arora (2004) Roodi Nal Kheti - Same Di Mang. Kheti Duniyan, 1, pp 5 dated 3rd January. 29. Rajan Bhatt, S.S.Kukal and Sanjay Arora (2004) Gully erosion in the foothills of lower Shiwaliks. Kisan world, 31 pp 56 – 57 (February issue) 30. Rajan Bhatt and Sanjay Arora (2003) Conserve soil to increase food grain production in rainfed agriculture. India Grains pp 3-4 (November issue)

31. Sanjay Arora and Rajan Bhatt (2003) Meeting Food grain requirement of India through balanced fertilization of Soils. September. India Grains. 12-14. 32. S.S.Kukal, Rajan Bhatt and Sanjay Arora (2003) Barani Ilaki Vitch Bhoomi Atai Pani Rood Di Sumbal. The Modern kheti (December issue) 33. Sanjay Arora, Harmanjit Singh and Rajan Bhatt (2003) Diversifying land use in Rainfed Punjab. 1. Nov. Slub news

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Rajan Bhatt (2006) Uttam kheti kee liye utam bhoomi parbhand avashak. Danik Jagran dated 28/03/06. Rajan Bhatt (2006) Hari khad jamin laye vardan. Danik Jagran dated 28/03/06 Rajan Bhatt (2006) Leaf Colour Charts – kisano ki lye upyodi. Danik Jagran dated 7/06/06 Bhujal ka sadupyog karen kisan. Dainik Jagran dated 17-10-08 Jal sarankshan ke liye audunik taknikon ko apnaien. Dainik Jagran dated 21-10-08. Jhone di parali ton khad banao, Nawan Jamana dated 8-11-08. Poshak taton ki kami se parbhavit hota hai utpadan Dainik Jagran dated 2-12-08. Sukham taton ki kami fasal ke lie ghatak, Dainik Jagran dated 9-12-08 Khet ka samtal hona anevaria, Dainik Jagran, dated 30-4-09. Hari khad se bdaye bhumi ki urvra shakti, Dainik Jagran dated 25-4-09. Mitti v pani ki karvaien parakh. Dainik Jagran dated 6-6-09. Dhan ki jiri mein loh tatav ki kami karen puri. Dainik Jagran dated 16-6-09 Kisano ka mitti parkh ke tarf rujhan badha-Bhatt. Dainik Jagran dated 25-6-09.

BOOK CHAPTERS: 1. Rajan Bhatt and Sanjay Arora (2008) Mulching and Tillage Practices in Maize (Zea mays L) in Foothills of Shivaliks. pp 131-137. IN Resource Management For Sustainable Agriculture. Published by Soil consewrcvation society of India, Jammu Chapter. 2. Sanjay Arora, M.S. Hadda, K.R. Sharma and Rajan Bhatt (2010) Soil Moisture Conservation for Improving Maize Yields through Participatory Micro-watershed Approach in the Foothills of the Shivaliks. In: Maize in Asia – Emerging trends and technologies (Eds. P.H. Zaidi, M. Azrai and K.V. Pixley), ARMW, Makassar and CIMMYT, Mexico, pp. 467-470.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED: 1. Poster presentation in the convention of the Indian society of soil science for the paper entitled “Effect of tillage and cover management techniques on profile moisture conservation and erosion losses in submontaneous tract of Punjab.” at the Kanpur from 4th to 9th Nov.2003.

2. Oral paper presentation in the 7th Punjab Science Academy for the paper entitled “Effect of tillage and different modes of straw mulch application on soil erosion losses and yield of corn (Zea Mays) in the submontaneous tract of Punjab, India.” for the Young Scientist Award 2004 held at Amritsar from 7-9 Feb. 3. Oral paper presentation at the international conference at Vararnasi entitled “Crop growth and yield of maize as affected by Tillage and Different modes of straw mulch application in the Submontaneous tract of Punjab, India. From Feb. 11-16, 2004 4. Oral paper presentation at the 8th Punjab Science Congress entitled “Extent and distribution of gully erosion in Submontane Punjab” at Punjabi University, Patiala. Feb. 7-9. 2005. 5. Oral paper presentation in the national seminar on Land resource appraisal and management for food security entitled “Land and Soil management for improving maize productivity in rainfed submontane region of NW India.” At National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (ISSLUP), Nagpur from Feb.16-17, 2005 MEMBERSHIPS OF THE SOCIETIES:  Annual Member, Indian Ecological Society  Annual Member, Indian Society of Soil Science  Life Member, World Association of Soil And Water Conservation PROJECTS IN HAND: Involved in the Kallar Reclamation Programme at Rice Farm from 20/3/06. Involved in the Water Disposal And Compost-Making Project at Jagatjit industries at Hamera from 11/04/2006. Involved in the On Farm Research Trail For Improving The Soil Health at KVK, Kapurthala from 5/5/2006.

INCHARGE:

Soil and water testing lab.
Performance of Soil and water testing Labortary of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala from 2006 to upto June 2010

Table no 1. No. of Soils and water samples analyzed by soil and water testing labortary of KVK, Kapurthala. Year No of soil and water samples Amount obtained and analyzed by the Soil and water submitted after analysing the testing Lab of KVK., Kapurthala. samples @Rs 20 per sample Nil 152 292 381 455 460 1740 Nil 3040 = 00 5840 = 00 7620 = 00 9100 = 00 9200 = 00 34,800 = 00

2005 2006 2007 2008 Upto June 2009 Upto June 2010 Total

Fig: Graphical representation of performance of soil laboratory from 2006 to June 2010

Table no 2. No. of Soils and water samples analyzed by soil and water testing labortary of KVK, Kapurthala free of cost

Sr. No.

Year

Crop/Scheme

Samples analysed free of cost

1.

2006-07

Under Front line demonstrations 136 viz.Gram,Gobhi-Sarson, Sunflower,Neem coated urea, For preparing the fertility map of KVK instrauctional farm. Adaptive trials, Neem coated 139 urea, Under Front line demonstrations viz.Gobhisarson,Gram,

2.

2007-08

SunflowerGroundnut, moong, Adopted village Blairkhanpur 3. 2008-09 Under Front line demonstrations viz. Sunflower, Gram (GPF2),Gobhi-sarson, Under Front line demonstrations viz. Sunflower, Gobhi-sarson, Gram (PBG-5)) 38

4.

2009-10

40

Total samples analysed free of cost

353

Table No. 3 Total number of soil and water samples analysed (By charging fee and free of cost) from 2006 to june 2010. Sr. No. Soil and water samples analysed Samples analysed free of cost 1. Free of cost under Front line 353 Demonstartion plots or under adaptive trials 1740 Samples analysed by charging fee for analysis @Rs 20 per sample

2.

Total samples analysed free of cost

2093

Soil and water testing laboratory is well functioning at KVK, Kapurthala. Starting from the functioning of the lab to upto now we had analysed 1740/- samples (Soil and water) and thus submit Rs. 34,800 = 00 to the higher quarters by charging Rs. 20 per sample as analysing fee from the farmer. Instead of this, before conducting any FLD or any research trial, the soil samples of demonstration plots are analyzed for knowing it’s inherent soil fertility viz. pH, EC, Soil texture, O.C (%), K (Kg/ha) and P (Kg/ha free of cost and fertilizer recommendations are made accordingly and in this regard upto now analyse 353 soil samples free of cost for knowing the inherent fertility of the selected plot. Thus, a total of 2093 samples were analysed by this lab so far. We had also prepared the Soil Fertility Map of KVK instructional farm after analyzing 100

soil samples (20 samples from 5 blocks). In addition, 100 samples of adopted village viz. Blerkhanpur were analyzed free of cost. Soil testing so far revealed that potash is now becoming to be a deficient nutrient in most of our soils because of the continue removal of this nutrient in our paddy-wheat cropping system. Organic carbon in 95% samples is in low range (<0.4%). As far phosphorus is concerned, it is observed that 75% samples fell into low phosphorous category (available potash <5 kg/acre) and 25% came in the medium range (available potash 5-9 kg/acre). Further, it is analysed that 60% of the soil samples of the farmers, whereas 74% of the selected Front Line Demonstration Plots were low in potash. Thus, inherent fertility of soils is declining day by day.

Motor cycle:
Maintained Motorcycle no. PBO9-0903 from the last five years.

Front line demonstration.
Act as Incharge from the last Five years, compile thye reports and present the work at the Zonal level from the last two years. . REFERENCES: Dr.K.L.Khera Professor, Soil Conservation, Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, India Tel. (o) 0161-2401960-ext317, Dr.S.S. Kukal Associate Professor, Soil Conservation. Department of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana, India Tel. (o) 0161-2401960-ext317, 0161-2402326 (Res) E-Mail : sskukal@rediffmail.com Dr. Manoj Sharma Deputy Director (Trg) Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala Tel (o) 01822- 2233056

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