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Scientist (Senior Sale) (Soil Science)

Education : Ph.D. in Soil Science
Major research areas :Natural Resource Management, Soil Pedology, Soil Mineralogy, Soil Fertility.
E-mail :gurav.pandurang@icar.gov.in

Experience profile
  • Scientist - NAARM, Hyderabad from 01 January 2016 to 31 March 2016
  • Scientist, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal from 10 April 2016 to 31 December 2019
  • Scientist (Sr. Scale) - ICAR-IISS, Bhopal from 01 January 2020 to 25 June 2023
  • Scientist (Sr. Scale) – ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad from 26 June 2023 to till date
  • Life member of ‘Indian society of soil survey and land use planning, Nagpur,, publishing Journal of Agropedology.
  • Life member of The Clay Minerals Society of India publishing Journal of Clay Research, New Delhi.
  • Life member of Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality publishing Journal of soil salinity and water quality, CSSRI, Karnal.
  • Life member of National Environmental Science Academy publishing journal International journal on Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi."
  • Fellowship for Training of Young Scientist, M.P. Council of Science and Technology, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Best PhD thesis presentation award in 23rd Annual Convention of Clay Mineral Society of India, New Delhi.
  • YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi
  • Best Young Scientist Award, EET CRS 10th Science and Technology Awards -2021, Bangalore
  • Best Poster Presentation Award in National Seminar on “Application of Clay and Allied Sciences in Agriculture, Environment and Industry" during 22-23 Sept, 2022 at ICAR-NBSS & LUP, Regional station , Kolkata.
Other Information (Projects handled)
  • Mineralogy of Vertisols in relation to K availability in Central and Western India
  • Evaluation of potential of indigenous sources of potassium for crop production and K Supply.
  • Technical evaluation of soil testing kit of Warkem.
  • Enhancing the productivity of major crops through improving the natural resource base of tribal inhabited areas of Central India.
  • Enhancement of Soil Health and Livelihood of Tribals in Central India.
  • A Priya P. Gurav, S.C. Datta, S.K. Ray, P.L. Choudhari,N. Ahmed (2018). Assessment of potassium release threshold levels in Vertisols (shrink-swell soils) of different agro-ecological regions of India. Applied Clay Science, 165, 155-163
  • Priya P. Gurav, S.K. Ray, P.L. Choudhari, A.O. Shirale, B.P. Meena, A.K. Biswas and A.K. Patra (2019). Potassium in shrink-swell soils of India. Current Science, 117 (4), 587-596.
  • A.O. Shirale, B.P. Meena, Priya P. Gurav, Sanjay Srivastava, A.K. Biswas, J.K. Thakur, J. Somasundaram, A.K. Patra and A. Subba Rao (2019). Prospects and challenges in utilization of indigenous rocks and minerals as source of potassium in farming. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 1532-4087 (online).
  • Priya P. Gurav, S.K.Ray, T. Bhattacharyya, P. Chandran, P. Tiwary, P.L. Choudhari (2021). Potassium availability in relation to mineralogy in two benchmark Vertisols of India, Clay Research, 42 (2), 100-109
  • AShirale, A.O., Meena, B.P., Biswas, A.K., Gurav, P.P., Srivastava, S., Das, H., Thakur, J.K., Patra, A.K., Rao, S. A. (2023). Characterization and K release pattern of Glauconite in contrasting soils of India. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42729-023-01379-0.
  • Bharat Prakash Meena, A.O. Shirale, Dinesh K. Yadav, Pramod Jha, Devideen Yadav, Priya P. Gurav, Md Yeasin and A.K. Biswas (2023). Millets for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security, Indian Journal of Fertilizers, 19 (5) : 412-435.