ICAR Personnel Management System

Executive Record Sheet
NameDr. Dharumarajan S.
ERP ID008708
Present DesignationSr. Scientist
Cadre TypeScientist (incl. SS (CAS), PS (CAS))
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)06/15/1981
State of DomicileTamil Nadu
Mother TongueTamil
Email AddressDharumarajan.S@icar.gov.in
Educational Qualifications (From Graduation Onwards)
DegreeFromToInstitutionThesis Title (If any)
B.Sc (Ag.)01/Sep/199931/May/2003Tamil Nadu Agriculture University 
M.Sc (Ag.)01/Sep/200430/Jun/2006Tamil Nadu Agriculture University 
Doctor of Philosophy01/Sep/200609/Feb/2009Indian Agricultural Research Institute 
History of Posting
S.No.DesignationName of Institute/ OrganizationOrganization /Posting TypeFromTo
1 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Banglore 10-Feb-200903-Jun-2012
2 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Banglore 04-Jun-201209-Feb-2013
3 Scientist SS.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Banglore 10-Feb-201317-Jan-2023
4 Scientist SS.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Banglore 18-Jan-2023 
Training Details
Program NameCountryVenueFromToProgram Organized by
Soil survey training programme for scientists and technical officers of the BureauINNBSS&LUP, Bangalore4/27/2010 12:00:00 AM5/21/2010 12:00:00 AM 
Application of Remote Sensing and GIS technologyINNRSC Balanagar, Hyderabad11/8/2010 12:00:00 AM11/28/2010 12:00:00 AMNational Remote sensing centre
Sensitization and hands on training on Desertification status mappingINSpace application Centre, Ahmedabad4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpace Application Centre, Ahmedabad
Data analysis using SASINPDADMAS, Bangalore9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM9/29/2013 12:00:00 AMPDADMAS, Bangalore
Application on Bhuvan Platform and QGIS softwareINNBSS&LUP, Nagpur9/8/2014 12:00:00 AM9/8/2014 12:00:00 AMNRSC, Hyderabad
International training course on crop modellingINICAR-NBSS&LUP, Bangalore10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM10/18/2013 12:00:00 AMINRA France, IISC Bangalore
Demonstration of Personal device assistant for online data transferINNBSS&LUP, Nagpur10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM10/27/2014 12:00:00 AMNBSS&LUP
Endeavour Research FellowshipAUThe University of Sydney, Sydney4/10/2016 12:00:00 AM10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMThe university of sydney
Digital soil mappingFRLISAH, Montpellier10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM12/15/2017 12:00:00 AMINRA
S.No.YearTitle of PublicationName of PublisherCitationISBN Number
12018Desertification vulnerability index - an effective approach to assess desertification processes: a case study in anantapur district, andhra pradeshWiley  
22018Current ScienceCurrent science  
32017Biophysical and Socio Economic Causes for Increasing Fallow Lands in Tamil Naduwiley  
42017Biophysical characterization of Kangeyam grasslands for land degradation vulnerability analysisRange management and agroforestry  
52017Spatial prediction of major soil properties using Random Forest techniques-A case Study in Semi-arid tropics of South IndiaElsevier  
62016Assessment of Suitability of Fallow Lands for Major Medicinal Plants in Tamil Nadu.International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management  
72016The major biophysical indicators of desertification in Arid and Semi arid regions of IndiaAgropedology  
82016Need for site specific land resource database for integrated watershed managementIndian Journal of Soil Conservation  
92015Identification and delineation of potential castor growing areas in different agro-eco sub regions of IndiaJournal of oilseeds Research  
102014GIS Based Soil Site Suitability Analysis for Potato - A Case Study in Lower Indo- Gangetic Alluvial Plain.Inidan potato Association  
112013Water retention characteristics and available water capacity in three cropping system of lower Indo Gangetic alluvial plain.Taylar and Francis  
S.No.Name of AwardAwarding organizationPlaceYearPrize
1 Achievement AwardInternational institute for socio economic reformsBangalore2018Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam achievement Award
2 Best poster PresentationISSLUPNagpur, India2016 
3 Best poster presentationIndian society of Soil ScienceBangalore, India2015 
4 Endeavour Research FellowshipDepartment of Education and Training, Govt of AustraliaSydney, Australia2016 
5 Fellowship of National/International AcademiesNBSS LUPNagpur2016outstanding young scientist
6 Life Time Achievement AwardInternational Institute of Socio economic ReformsBangalore, India2018Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Acheivement Award
7 Member of expert panel of Gov/International BodiesGovt of AustraliaSydney2016 
8 Outstanding Scientist AwardICAR-NBSS&LUPNagpur2018 
9 Outstanding Young scientist AwardICAR-NBSS&LUPNagpur, India2016 
10 Reputed SocietiesISSLUPNagpur2016Best poster award
11 Reputed SocietiesISSSBangalore2015Best poster award
12 Young Scientist Award/Medal of National Academies/ISCA or equivalent International award/MedalISSLUP, Nagpur 2020 
Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc.
Externally Funded Projects
S.No.PI/Co-PIProject TitleYearDurationAmount (Rs. in lakhs)Funding Agency
1 Co-PILand resource inventory of selected micro watersheds of Seven backward districts of Karnataka- SUJALA III project (Karnataka Watershed Development Pro20135 years18 croroesWorld Bank
2 Co-PIAssessment of Salt Affected Soils in Tamil Nadu and Its Impact on Crop Productivity20142 years9.85 lakhsTamil Nadu State Planning Commission
3 PIAccompanying the Adaptation of Irrigated Agriculture to climate change20174 years743000 EurosFrench Natural Research Agency
4 PIDesertification status mapping of India-2nd cycle20134 years29.09Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change
5 PIFallow lands of Tamil Nadu, Causes, effects and measures to arrest the march of fallows20142 years9.56 lakhsTamil Nadu State Planning Commission
6 PIDesertification and Land degradation: Monitoring, Vulnerability Assessment and Combating plan20174 years47.42 lakhsDept. of Space , Govt. of India
Career Profile
Cadre NameDateMode of recruitment (CAS/DR)
Scientist(7000)10 Feb 2013CAS
Scientist10 Feb 2009DR
Sr. Scientist10 Feb 2018CAS
Sr. Scientist (9000)10 Feb 2021CAS
Five Major Contributions
S.No.Major Contribution
1 Developed digital soil mapping technology for large scale mapping in India. Implemented IndianSoilGrid project for developing high resolution soil properties maps at national level
2 Desertification and land degradation status of India was mapped at high resolution (Project funded by MOEF&CC, Govt. of India) and the results were adopted by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Climate Change and subsequently shared with UNCCD (https://catalogue.unccd.int/340_Article_Dharumarajan_opment.pdf) as a national database. Methodology was developed to identify the desertification and vulnerable zones based on socio economic and biophysical factors and demonstrated in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh
3 Unique methodology was developed for soil texture mapping using time series satellite imageries. The importance of pedogenesis and soil Atterberg limits on landslides were evaluated first time in the landslide prone areas of Western Ghats region. Besides, various pedotransfer functions were developed for predicting soil hydraulic properties in semi-arid regions of Karnataka Plateau.
4 Biophysical and socio-economical causes for increasing fallow lands was evaluated and alternate land use options and policy measures were suggested (Funded by Tamil Nadu state Planning commission). The results are now basis for (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/sum.12361) state planning commission who initiated the work to bring out fallow lands into cultivation
5 Criteria for identifying prime lands, moderate prime lands and marginal lands in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh were developed. Land resource inventory technology (LRI of Polba-Dadpur, Bukkarayasamudhrum mandal, Kangeyam, Palani and Needamangalam blocks) was developed to bridge to provide site-specific and farmer friendly database on all the land resources occurring at field level for each and every village
6 Need for site specific land resource database for integrated watershed management was demonstrated and implemented in selected watersheds under Sujala-III project. Land Resource Inventory portal and LRI based decision support system were developed for science based watershed development programme (SUJALA III project)