Anjani Kumar

Sectional Editor, Natural Resource Management

Anjani Kumar is Scientist in Crop Production Division of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India. His research interest is in management of natural resources for enhancing production and profitability of rice and rice based systems. Currently he is focussing on understanding irrigation scheduling for maximizing the water productivity of rice and mitigating the greenhouse gas emission from rice based systems. He has expertise in handling AAS, Gas chromatograph, HPLC, ICP and Nitrogen analyser for understanding the soil-plant-water interactions. 



Chatterjee D, Mohanty S, Guru P K, Swain C K, Tripathi R, Shahid M, Kumar U, Kumar A, Bhattacharyya P, Gautam P, Lal B, Dash P K, Nayak AK (2018). Comparative assessment of urea briquette applicators on greenhouse gasemission, nitrogen loss and soil enzymatic activities in tropical lowland rice.Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 252 (2018) 178–190.


Kumar A, Nayak A K, Pani D R, Das B S. (2017). Physiological and morphological responses of four different rice cultivars to soil water potential based deficit irrigation management strategies. Field Crops Research, 205:78-94.


Kumar A, Nayak AK, Sah RP, Sanghamitra P, Das BS (2017). Effects of elevated CO2 concentration on water productivity and antioxidant enzyme activities of rice (Oryza sativa L.) under water deficit stress. Field Crops Research 212:61-72


Kumar A, Das B S, Nayak A K. (2016). Greenhouse gas emission from direct seeded paddy fields under different soil water potentials in Eastern India.Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 228 111–123.


Kumar U, Shahid M, Tripathi R, Mohanty S, Kumar A, Bhattacharyya P, Lal B,  Gautam P, Raja R, Panda B B, Jambhulkar N N, Shukla A K, Nayak A K(2016). Variation of functional diversity of soil microbial community insub-humid tropical rice-rice cropping system under long-termorganic and inorganic fertilization. Ecological Indicators 73 (2017) 536–543


Kumar U, Berliner J, Adak T, Rath P C, Dey A, Pokhare S S, Jambhulkar N N,  Panneerselvam P, Kumar A, Mohapatra S D(2016). Non-target effect of continuous application of chlorpyrifos on soil microbes, nematodes and its persistence under sub-humid tropical rice-rice cropping system.Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 135 (2017) 225–235


Lal B, Gautam P, Raja R, Nayak A  K, Shahid M, Tripathi R, Bhattacharyya P, Mohanty S, Puri P, Kumar A, Panda B B. (2014). Weed community composition after 43 years of long-term fertilization in tropical rice–rice system.Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 197 301–308


Tripathi, R., Nayak, A.K., Bhattacharyya, P.,  Shukla, A.K.,  ShahidMd,  Raja, R., Panda, B.B., Mohanty, S.,  Kumar A,Thilagama ,V.K.(2014). Soil aggregation and distribution of carbon and nitrogen in different fractions after 41 years long-term fertilizer experiment in tropical rice–rice system. Geoderma. 213: 280-286


Nayak A K, Raja R,Rao K S,Shukla A K, Mohanty S, Shahid M, Tripathi R, Panda B B, Bhattacharyya P, Kumar A , Lal B,.Sethi S K, Puri C, Nayak D, Swain C K(2014). Effect of fly ash application on soil microbial response and heavy metal accumulation in soil and rice plant.Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety  114(257-262)


Bhattacharyya,P., Nayak,A.K., Mohanty,S., Tripathi,R., Shahid, M., Kumar A., Raja,R. (2013).Greenhouse gas emission in relation to labile soil C, N pools and functional microbial diversity as influenced by 39 years long-term fertilizer management in tropical rice.Soil and Tillage Research. 129, 93-105.