Regional Centre, Delhi is one of the oldest centre of National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning and is involved in soil resource mapping, soil correlation & classification and undertaking research in land use planning, agro-ecological mapping, soil/land degradation status in Northern Region of the country comprising the states of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Total area under its jurisdiction is about 66.8 million ha which covers approximately one fifth of total geographical area of the country. By virtue of its location in the capital as also in the heart of the vast Indo-Gangetic alluvial plain, the centre ranks as a pride with immense responsibility towards managing the natural resources in the high intensity agricultural zone of the country. This centre is presently located in sprawling green campus of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.
|Dr. R.P. Yadav||Principal Scientist & Head||Soil Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. S. K. Mahapatra||Principal Scientist||Soil Scienceemail@example.com||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. T.P. Verma||Principal Scientist||Soil Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. (Mrs) Jaya N. Surya||Principal Scientist||Soil Scienceemail@example.com||View Biodata||PMS|
|Dr. P.J. Khankhane||Principal Scientist||Soil Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||-||PMS|
|Dr. Dharam Singh||Senior Scientist||Agronomyemail@example.com||View Biodata||PMS|
|Sh. R.V.S. Rao||Scientist||Soil Science||-||-||-|
|Sh. Ashok Kumar||Scientist||Agronomyfirstname.lastname@example.org||View Biodata||PMS|
|Sh. Rajesh Kumar Meena||Scientist||Soil Scienceemail@example.com||View Biodata||PMS|
|Sh. Vikas||Scientist||Agril.Statisticsfirstname.lastname@example.org||View Biodata||PMS|
|Ms Ritu Nagdev||Scientist||Environmental Scienceemail@example.com||View Biodata||PMS|
|Ms. Prabha Susan Philip||Scientist||Soil Sciencefirstname.lastname@example.org||-||PMS|
Delhi Regional Centre is having well equipped Analytical Laboratory with excellent facilities of advanced instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Nitrogen Analyser, Pressure Membrane Apparatus, besides other normal instruments for physical and chemical analysis.
Cartography & GIS Section
Cartography and GIS Section is having excellent facilities of latest GIS softwares, scanning and printing options in CADD Crystal (42") scanner, H.P. Plotter (1 meter), laser colour printer (A3 size) etc. The Section is self sufficient to generate various types of maps and other Cartographic outputs.
Research Co-ordination and Management Unit (RCMU)
The RCMU is aptly functional in the Centre and responsible for research co-ordination and linkages with different Institutes/Departments, preparation of various kinds of reports, proceedings of meetings, maintenance of project files and RPFs, documentation and maintenance of all scientific and technical activities of the Centre and regular communication with various central/state Departments, researchers and other users.
Soil Survey Unit
This unit is looking after the field operations for carrying out different types of soil survey using latest techniques and tools. It is well equipped with all kind of facilities like survey parties, vehicles, soil survey materials, expertise, etc for soil survey and mapping of watersheds, research farms, village, block and districts on different scales.
The library of the Centre is well documented having a number of collections of old and new publications in the discipline of soil science and related subjects in general and soil survey and mapping, geomorphology and land use planning in particular. Scientists, students and other researchers can visit and consult the documentations.
The administrative unit is well established with one Assistant Administrative Officer supported by other staff. It helps in day to day administrative and financial matters of the centre.
Soil Resource Mapping of States in Northern Region
The soil resource mapping on 1:250, 000 scale, of the states in northern region (i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh) (Except Delhi which is on 1:125, 000 scale) in northern region have been completed. The salient achievements are given as below :
The soil erosion status of all the northern states has been prepared in collaboration with CSWCRT&I, Dehradun. The salient achievements of some of the states are given as below :
The status of soil survey and mapping in different districts is given in following tables. The description of soil survey and mapping of some of districts is given as below :
|State||Soil series entered in National Register||Year|
1. Ropri serial No. 235 State Code HP001
2. Dehra serial No. 236 state code HP002
3. Bhager serial No. 254 State code HP005
4. Hatwar serial No. 255 State code HP006
5. Kelol serial No. 256 State Code HP007
6. Rajpura serial No. 257 State Code HP008
|Jammu & Kashmir||
1. Khitoli serial No. 231 State Code JK002
2. Aharbal serial No. 232 State Code JK003
1. Shergarh serial No. 239 State Code UP004
2. Nagaria serial No. 240 State Code UP005