Dr. Suresh Kumar Chaudhari

Born in Teegaon (Madhya Pradesh), India on 5 March 1963. Educated at Government Schools, Madhya Pradesh 1970-81; JNKVV, Jabalpur 1982-1989; MPKV, Rahuri 1995-1999; B.Sc. (Agri), 1986; M.Sc. (Agri), 1989; Ph.D., 1998.

Deputy Director General (NRM), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi 2020 to date.

Technical Assistant, 1990-93; ARS, 1993; Scientist, 1993-99; Scientist (SS), 1999-2002; Senior Scientist, 2002-08, Principal Scientist, 2008-11, Head (Soil & Crop Management Division), Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2011-13, and Assistanct Director General (SWM), 2014-20.

Awards/Honours: Jawahar Ratna Award 2020, ICAR- Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2015; Salinity Excellence Award, 2010-11; Outstanding Achievement Award of Institution of Engineers (India), 2010; 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 2009; TWAS-Medal, Italy, 2009; K.C. Das Memorial Award, The Institute of Engineers (India), 2008; Zonal Award of Indian Society of Soil Science, 1999; Tata Endowment Award for Research, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 1999; Young Scientist Award of Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, 1992.

Fellow: Indian Society of Soil Science; Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

Research Areas: Soil Physics, Agricultural Water Management, Management of salt affected soils and poor quality water, Climate Change impact on Agriculture

Address: DDG (NRM), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, KAB-II, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25848364; Cell: 9729559063; Email: ddg.nrm@icar.gov.in; surchaudhari@hotmail.com]

Recognition Award 2015-2016