Regional Centre, Kolkata is one among the five regional centers of NBSS&LUP responsible for conducting soil survey and resource mapping of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The center is a self contained unit engaged in satisfactory execution of several soil survey and mapping related projects at various levels together with soil correlation and classification, pedological research, remote sensing and GIS application for land management practices, assessment of soil degradation.
Helps in developing sustainable land use plan for today and tomorrow in the Eastern Region of India. Soil survey and mapping of the soils of eastern states viz., West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Andaman & Nicobar Islands at watershed, tehsil/Mandal, district, state and regional level to promote scientific land use programmes in collaboration with state soil survey and land use organization, state agricultural universities and other user agencies.
|Dr. S.K. Gangopadhyay||Pr.Scientist & I/c, Head||Soil Science||S.Gangopadhyay@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. Krishnendu Das||Principal Scientist||Soil Science||Krishnendu.Das@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr Dipak Dutta||Principal Scientist||Soil Science||Dipak.Dutta@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr.(Mrs.) Tapti Banerji||Principal Scientist||Geography||-||-||-|
|Dr B.N. Ghosh||Principal Scientist||Soil Science||Birendra.Ghosh@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay||Principal Scientist||Soil Science||Subrata.Mukhopadhyay@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. T. Chattopadhyay||Senior Scientist||Soil Science||Tarit.Chatopadhyay@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. Sah Kausar Reza||Senior Scientist||Soil Science||S.Reza@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. S. Bandyopadhyay||Scientist||Soil Science||S.Bandyopadhyay@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr.(Ms) S. Gupta Choudhury||Scientist||Soil Science||S.Chaudhary@icar.gov.in||View Biodata||PMS|
State : West Bengal
State: Andaman and Nicobar
The Centre has taken up a massive programme on Human Resource Development through regular training at its Regional Centre, Kolkata. The major fields on which trainings are imparted are – soil survey and mapping, land evaluation, application of remote sensing and GIS in Natural Resource Management (NRM), watershed management and soil, water and plant analysis. The faculty members of the Institute are well experienced and are also trained in different specialized subjects both in India and abroad. Some experts are also invited to deliver lectures in different courses from the reputed Institutes of the region and from Head quarters at Nagpur and other Regional Centres of the Bureau. The Institute has now build up excellent infrastructure facilities and Training Hostel that has a capacity of catering to the needs of 25 trainees. The Institute also has very good audio-visual facilities and training materials as teaching aid.
The Regional Centre, Kolkata signed a TMOU with Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Dist. Nadia, West Bengal to undertake a joint collaborative project on Post Graduate teaching under the discipline of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry with specialization in Land Resource Management (LRM).
Regional Centre, Kolkata has been conducting various training programmes for the Central and State Govt. officials pertaining to Eastern and North Eastern States as well as few other states mainly in the areas comprising of :
Institute Training Programmes
Sponsored Training Programmes
Technical bulletins and soil survey reports