ICAR Personnel Management System

Executive Record Sheet
NameDr. Sah Kausar Reza
ERP ID008639
Present DesignationScientist(7000)
Cadre TypeScientist (incl. SS (CAS), PS (CAS))
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY)10/10/1977
State of DomicileBihar
Mother TongueHindi
Email Addressreza_ssac@yahoo.co.in
Educational Qualifications (From Graduation Onwards)
DegreeFromToInstitutionThesis Title (If any)
Doctor of Philosphy  I.A.R.I.Characterization of rockphosphate enriched pressmud compost and its effect on phosphorus use efficiency in pearl millet-mustard sequence in a Typic Ha
M.Sc (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry)  Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)Land resource assessment of a sub-watershed in saharanpur district, U.P., using remote sensing and GIS
B.Sc. (Agriculture)  Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidylaya, Coochbehar 
History of Posting
S.No.DesignationName of Institute/ OrganizationOrganization /Posting TypeFromTo
1 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Calcutta 30-Jan-201411-Aug-2016
2 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Calcutta 12-Aug-201631-Aug-2016
3 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Calcutta 01-Sep-201631-Jan-2017
4 Scientist.National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use planning,NBSSLUP (RS) , Calcutta 01-Feb-2017 
Training Details
Program NameCountryVenueFromToProgram Organized by
Foundation Course for Agricultural Research ServiceINNAARM, Hyderabad6/12/2007 12:00:00 AM10/9/2007 12:00:00 AMNAARM
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in Land resource Studies towards Land Use PlanningINICAR-NBSS&LUP, Jorhat, Jorhat3/5/2008 12:00:00 AM3/25/2008 12:00:00 AMICAR-NBSS&LUP, Jorhat
Use of Geomatica SoftwareINICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, Nagpur6/9/2008 12:00:00 AM6/21/2008 12:00:00 AMPCI, India
Remote Sensing and GIS – Technology & ApplicationsINNRSC, Hyderabad11/17/2008 12:00:00 AM2/6/2009 12:00:00 AMNRSC, Hyderabad
Field Orientation ProgrammeINICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, Nagpur2/20/2009 12:00:00 AM5/6/2009 12:00:00 AMICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Program NameCountryVenueFromToProgram Organized by
Soil C Modelling WorkshopINICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur, Nagpur4/26/2011 12:00:00 AM5/5/2011 12:00:00 AMICAR-NBSS&LUP, Nagpur
Using Climate Scenarios and Analogues for Designing Adaptation Strategies in AgricultureNPKathmandu, Kathmandu9/19/2011 12:00:00 AM9/23/2011 12:00:00 AMIWM
Training Manual
S.No.YearTitle of PublicationName of PublisherCitation
120128th Training programme. In “Compendium on human resource development in remote sensing and GIS applications in natural resource management”.NBSS Publ. No. 150, Nagpur 
Popular Articles
S.No.YearTitle of PublicationName of PublisherCitationISBN Number
12017Characterizing spatial variability of soil properties in alluvial soils of India using geostatistics and geographical information systemArchives of Agronomy and Soil Science  
22017Phosphorus solubilization through organic acids production in pressmud composted with rockphosphateNational Academy Science Letters  
32016Spatial distribution of soil physical properties of alluvial soils: a geostatistical approachArchives of Agronomy and Soil Science  
42016Spatial variability of soil properties using geostatistical method: a case study of lower Brahmaputra plains, IndiaArabian Journal of Geosciences  
52016Spatial heterogeneity of soil metal cations in the plains of humid subtropical northeastern IndiaSpringer India Agricultural Research
62016Spatial distribution of Fe and Mn in paper mill effluent affected agricultural soils in Morigaon, AssamAgropedology  
72016Influence of inorganic fertilizers and organic amendments on plant nutrients and soil enzyme activities under incubationPP House International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management
82015Characterization and classification of major vegetables growing soils of Odisha coastal system-A case studyAgropedology  
92015Multivariate approaches for soil fertility characterization of lower Brahmaputra valley, Assam, IndiaJournal of the Indian Society of Soil Science  
102015Accumulation and translocation of heavy metals in soil and crop irrigated with paper mill effluentsJournal of the Indian Society of Soil Science  
112015Urease activity and its kinetics in selected benchmark soils of Indo-Gangetic Plains, IndiaProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences  
122015Geostatistical and multivariate analysis of soil heavy metal contamination near coal mining area, Northeastern IndiaEnvironmental Earth Sciences  
132015Assessment of erosion susceptibility zones in Diring-Thanglong Watershed North Eastern Hill Regions of Assam using GIS techniquesAgropedology  
142015Development of integrated land use plan for Upper Brahmaputra Valley under rain-fed ecosystem: A case study in Jorhat district, AssamAgropedology  
152014Soil risk assessment of heavy metal contamination near Oil Refinery area, Northeastern IndiaInternational Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnology  
162014Soil information system: use and potentials in humid and semi-arid tropicsCurrent Science  
172014Natural resources of the Indo-Gangetic Plains: a land-use planning perspectiveCurrent Science  
182014Revisiting agro-ecological sub-regions of India – a case study of two major food production zonesCurrent Science  
192014InfoCrop-cotton simulation model – its application in land quality assessment for cotton cultivationCurrent Science  
202014Soil and land quality indicators of the Indo-Gangetic Plains of IndiaCurrent Science  
212014Impacts of agro-climates and land use systems on culturable microbial population in soils of the Indo-Gangetic Plains, IndiaCurrent Science  
222014Impacts of bioclimates, cropping systems, land use and management on the cultural microbial population in black soil regions of IndiaCurrent Science  
232014Soil physical quality of the Indo-Gangetic Plains and black soil regionCurrent Science  
242014Pedotransfer functions: a tool for estimating hydraulic properties of two major soil types of IndiaCurrent Science  
252014Development of soil and terrain digital database for major food-growing regions of India for resource planningCurrent Science  
262014Georeferenced soil information system: assessment of databaseCurrent Science  
272014Land use planning and strategic measures in North Eastern Region of IndiaAgropedology  
282014Characterization and classification of some tea-growing soils of Jorhat district, AssamAgropedology  
292014Distribution of forms of potassium in Lesser Himalayas of Sikkim, IndiaAgropedology  
302014Microbial biomass and enzyme activity in relation to shifting cultivation and horticultural practices in humid subtropical North-eastern IndiaRange Management and Agroforestry  
312014Distribution of forms of potassium in relation to different agroecological regions of North-Eastern IndiaArchives of Agronomy and Soil Science  
322014Impact of management levels and land-use changes on soil properties in rice–wheat cropping system of the Indo-Gangetic PlainsCurrent Science  
332013Hazard assessment of heavy metal contamination by the paper industry, north-eastern IndiaInternational Journal of Environmental Studies  
342012Effect of land use on soil microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen content in the soils of Jorhat district, AssamAgropedology  
352012Spatial variability of soil properties in Brahmaputra plains of North-eastern India: A geostatistical approachJournal of the Indian Society of Soil Science  
362012Characterization of soil acidity under different land uses in AssamAgropedology  
372012Mapping risk of soil phosphorus deficiency using geostatistical approach: A case study of Brahmaputra plain, Assam, IndiaIndian Journal of Soil Conservation  
382012Rock phosphate-enriched pressmud compost: Direct effect in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.) and residual effect in mustard (Brassica juncea) in aJournal of the Indian Society of Soil Science  
392011Influence of slope positions on soil fertility index, soil evaluation factor and microbial indices in acid soil of Humid Subtropical IndiaIndian Journal of Soil Conservation  
402011Soil fertility index, soil evaluation factor, and microbial indices under different land uses in acidic soil of Humid Subtropical IndiaCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis  
412011Interrelationship of organic acids and aluminum concentrations in rhizosphere and nonrhizosphere soil solution of rice in acidic soilCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis  
422010Evaluation of pedological development of soils developed on lower reaches of Siwalik hills through filed morphological rating systemIndian Journal of Soil Conservation  
432010Evaluation and comparison of ordinary kriging and inverse distance weighting methods for predication of spatial variability of some chemical parameterAgropedology  
442010Use of Bio-Resources for Remediation of Soil PollutionNatural Resources  
452010Characterization, classification and mapping of soils of Panja-Rao watershed, Saharanpur, Uttar PradeshAgropedology  
462005Land evaluation of IARI farm for different usesEnvironment and Ecology  
Book Chapter
S.No.YearTitle of PublicationName of PublisherCitationISBN Number
12014Integrated Nutrient Management through Organic Sources. In “Handbook of Organic Crop Production in Sikkim” (Avasthe et al., Eds).Jointly published by Organic Mission, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, India  
22014Management of soil acidity. In “Handbook of Organic Crop Production in Sikkim” (Avasthe et al., Eds).Jointly published by Organic Mission, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, India  
32014Importance of Soil Testing in Organic Agriculture. In “Handbook of Organic Crop Production in Sikkim” (Avasthe et al., Eds).Jointly published by Organic Mission, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim and ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, India  
Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc.
Externally Funded Projects
Career Profile
Cadre NameDateMode of recruitment (CAS/DR)
Scientist (6000)12 Jun 2007DR
Scientist(7000)12 Jun 2011CAS
Sr. Scientist (8000)12 Jun 2016CAS
Five Major Contributions
S.No.Major Contribution
1 Humid Subtropical acid soils of north-eastern were evaluated based on soil fertility index and soil evaluation factor using different physicochemical and microbial properties. By these factors we can also compare the soil health status of acid soils different regions.
2 Soil series identified during reconnaissance soil survey (1:50,000) of Sibsagar (12 series), Morigaon (19 series) and Jorhat (21 series) of Assam, East Khasi Hills (17 series) and Ri-bhoi (7 series) of Meghalaya, Lunglei (20 series) of Mizoram, Tirap (7 series) and Lohit (12 series) of Arunachal Pradesh have been correlated for finalization of soil series description at National level. Out of 149 series identified 30 soil series were established and entered in the National Soil Series Register.
3 Geostatistical and multivariate analyses were used for analysis of spatial variability of heavy metals and its source from coal mine and paper mill affected agricultural soils of Northeastern India.
4 By integration of soil, biophysical and socio-economic data in decision support system different land management units (LMU) of Jorhat district have been developed and alternate land use options were given in each LMU.
5 Land use plans (options) for enhancing productivity Bhomoraguri, Jorhat district, Assam: The socio-economic survey indicates that villagers were not using fertilizers and there was no irrigation facility and they cultivate crops in traditional methods and not taking rabi crops due to lack of fencing and other inputs resulting economic distress and severe poverty of rural people. Our intervention showed that two crops can be grown with life saving irrigations. Cultivation of two crops instead of mono crop (only paddy) with necessary farming inputs will benefit farm families. This has become an agricultural model village among the adjoining tribal / non-tribal villages.