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 Dr. Dhiraj Khalkho

  Ph.D. [Agril. Engg./ SWE]
  M. Tech. [Agril. Engg./ SWCE] IIT Kharagpur

 Assistant Professor/ Scientist (Soil & Water Engineering)

 Joined IGKV, Raipur on 20/03/2005

Contact Address
AICRP on Irrigation Water Management
Dept. of Soil and Water Engineering
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering
Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur - 492 012

Email: dkhalkho@rediffmail.com
Mob - 9826534139

Research Interests
Watershed Planning and Management
Hydrological Modelling
Remote Sensing and GIS applications
Irrigation and Drainage

Professional Achievements
Presently working as Scientist, All India Coordinated Research project on Irrigation Water Management, ICAR funded project since July, 2013.

Principal Investigator - Univeristy Funded "Cadastral level Land Use Plan of Chhattisgarh State", 2015.

Co-Principal Investigator - Univeristy Funded "Pipe network distribution system in an outlet of canal command", 2015.

Worked as Scientist, All India Coordinated Research project for Dryland Agriculture, ICAR funded project from 13/01/09 till June, 2013.

Associated Scientist under National Agricultural Innovation Project (Component –II) on “Value chain on food products from small millets of Bastar region of C.G.”, funded from ICAR (2008-2012)

Associated Scientist under National Agricultural Innovation Project (Component III) entitled "Improving rural livelihood security through sustainable integrated farming system models and allied enterprises in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh" funded from ICAR(2008-2012)

Co-PI for CRIDA, Hyderabad Funded Adhoc Project on National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture Project (2010-12)

Co-PI for DST sponsored Adhoc project entitled "Development of crop simulation and GIS integrated decision support tools for resource management in rice farming of C.G." funded from DST (2006-2008)

Project Officer for Integrated Wasteland Development Programme , Miliwatershed Mander Nala-1, Block Bastanar, Dist.- Bastar during 2011 - 12

PIA Member for Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP), Hariyali, Karanpur Mili Watershed Block-Jagdalpur, Funded from Land & Water resource Govt. of India during 2006 - 09

PIA Member for Integrated Waste Land Development Programme(IWDP), Mander Nala 1- Mili Watershed Block-Bastanar, Funded from Land & Water resource Govt. of India during 2006-11

Backward Rural Grant Fund " Gravity operated drip irrigation system and barbed wire fencing at 219 farm families" funded from Zilla Panchyat, Jagdalpur during 2009-11

National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme "Dabri and pond construction at Village: Sonarpal, Block-Tokapal, Dist. Bastar" funded from Zilla Panchyat, Jagdalpur during 2006-08

Awards and Honours
Biography published in Asia Pacific Who’s Who (2016) Vol. 15 published by Rifacimento International, pp. 203

“Krishi Shiromani Award” for outstanding contribution in the field of Natural Resource Management presented by Shri Brijmohan Agrawal ji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of CG organized by Krishak Samriddhi Mission, Raipur on 26th June 2016.

Outstanding Achievement Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering presented by GENESIS Urban and Rural Development Society during National Conference ECOASPECT-2016 held at IIRR, Hyderabad during September 10-11, 2016.

“Jal Doot Samman” conferred by C.G. Chapter, Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi and C.G. State Seeds and Agriculture Development Board, Raipur during one day State level conference cum workshop on Jal Sanrakhasan ki Prachin Bhartiya Paramparien: Sandarbh Chhattisgrah ka Krishi Vikas held at IGKV, Raipur on 23rd March, 2012

Certificate of Appreciation by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, IGKV for the contribution made for successful organization of National Agriculture Science Fair jointly organized Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Chhattsigarh and IGKV, Raipur during 22 – 25 February 2014.

Certificate of Appreciation for contribution in the successful conduction of Brainstorming Workshop and National Seminar on Emerging Technologies for Enhan -cing Water Productivity (ETEWP-2016) held at IGKV Raipur during November 17-18, 2016.

Certificate of Appreciation for delivering Lecture as Lead Speaker during in 1st Asian Conference on Water and Land Management for Food and Livelihood Security (WLMFLS-2017) held at IGKV Raipur on 20th -22nd January 2017.

Best Poster Presentation Award to Dr. Dhiraj Khalkho. L. Kumar, P. Katre, M. P. Triapthi, S. K. Patil and K. K. Sahu for Poster Presentation during Rastriya Krishi Vigyan Sangosthi sah Karyashala held at IGKV Raipur during 28-30 September 2016

Appreciation Certificate for participation in developing and displaying the working models of surface water management and ground water recharging in the “National Level Krishi Vigyan Mela” organized by IGKV, Raipur from 06 – 09th October, 2012

Appreciation Certificate for participation in developing and displaying the working models of surface water management and ground water recharging in the “Rajyotsav - 2012” organized by Govt. of C.G., Raipur from 01 – 07th November, 2012

Letter of appreciation from Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, IGKV, Raipur for outstanding contribution in the field of Watershed under DPAP and IWDP programme at Karanpur and Mander Nala, work in Dry land Tahakapal by NREGY in 2007-08

Best Poster Presentation Award at National Symposium on Climate Change and Rainfed Agriculture organised by Indian society of Dryland Agriculture and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture at CRIDA, Hyderabad in 2010.

Publications
Temperature trend analysis of four stations of Chhattisgarh State. (2017) by Shiv Kumar Bhuarya, N. Maniknandan, J. L. Choudhary, Dhiraj Khalkho and S. Pradhan. Journal of Agrometeorology 19(4): 378-379

Mapping for groundwater recharge potential zones in Chhattisgarh using GIS and Remote Sensing. (2017) by Dhiraj Khalkho, Love Kumar, G. K. Nigam and Yatnesh Bisen. Agric Res J 54(3): 335-341.

Effect of Different Planting Techniques on Yield and Yield attributing Characters of Medium Duration Rice Variety under Rainfed Ecosystem. (2017) by A. K. Thakur, Dhiraj Khalkho, Y. Bisen, R. K. Patel and C. L. Thakur. Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences 6(10):36-40.

Morphometric analysis of Seonath river of Chhattisgarh using remote sensing and Geograhical Information System (GIS) Technique. (2017)by Gaurav Kant Nigam, M. P. Tripathi, S. K. Ambast, Love Kumar and Dhiraj Khalkho. J of Soil and Water Conservation 16(3):251-259.

Prioritization of Sub Watersheds using Morphometric Analysis: A Remote Sensing and GIS Perspective. (2017) by Preeti, D. Khalkho and Rakesh Banwasi. Trends in Biosciences, 10(40): 8324 – 8333.

Morphometric analysis of drainage basin using aerial photographs: A case of Kharun watershed of Seonath sub-basin of Chhattisgarh. (2017)by G. K. Nigam, M. P. Tripathi, S. K. Ambast, Love Kumar and D. Khalkho

Geospatial Techniques for Prioritization of Sub-watersheds of Hamp Watershed of Upper Mahanadi Basin using Morphometric Analysis. (2017). by Dhiraj Khalkho, M. P. Tripathi, S. Patel, V. K. Pandey, G. K. Nigam and Love Kumar. Trends in Biosciences, 10(15): 2705 - 2713

Prioritization of Sub Watersheds using Morphometric Analysis: A Remote Sensing and GIS Perspective (2017). Love Kumar, D. Khalkho, P. Katre and G. K. Nigam. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 6(1): 135 – 146 DOI:10.15680/IJIRSET.2017.0601017

Watershed Prioritization of micro-watersheds through Morphometric Analysis: A Remote Sensing and GIS Perspective (2017). Love Kumar, D. Khalkho, P. Katre, G. K. Nigam and Shilpi Rani Bhattacharya. International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 7(1): 38-46

Optimal Crop Plan for a Small Area in Chhattisgarh (2017). R. Raghuwanshi, Dhiraj Khalkho, Prafull Katre and M. P. Tripathi. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 8(1): 113-116 (NAAS 4.54)

Identification of Appropriate Location for Artificial Groundwater Recharging using Geospatial Technique in Rajnandgaon District (2017). Pragati Verma, Dhiraj Khalkho, Prafull Katre and M. P. Tripathi. Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 8(1): 117-119 (NAAS 4.54)

Rainfall analysis based rice crop planning in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. (2016) A. K. Pali, Hansa Thakur and Dhiraj Khalkho. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation. Vol. 44(1): 30-36.

Micro level land use management plan using geospatial techniques (2016). Madhukar Patel and Dhiraj Khalkho. Journal of Agricultural Issues. 21(1): 61-66.

Identification of Appropriate Sites for Artificial Ground Water Recharging using Geospatial Techniques. (2016). by Dhiraj Khalkho, M. P. Tripathi, Prafull Katre, A. K. Pali. Published in 2nd ISNCESR-2016 Conference Proceedings by International Journal of Scientific Research, pp 33-36

Cadastral Level Efficient Land and Water Resource Planning of Village Dabo of Mungeli District. (2016). by Khalkho, D., Love Kumar, M. P. Tripathi, Shilpi Bhattacharya and G. K. Nigam. Progressive Research – An International Journal. 11(Special-IV) : 4070 – 4074

Spatial Analysis of Rainfall and Rainy Days in Chhattisgarh State, India. (2015). Shiv Kumar Bhuarya, J L Choudhary, N. Maniknandan and Dhiraj Khalkho. Journal of Agricultural Physics, 15(2): 140-149.

Identification of appropriate location for artificial groundwater recharging using Geospatial technique in Bilaspur District. Deeksha and D. Khalkho (2015). International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology Vol. 4(9):65-70

Efficient Management of Natural Resources for Improving Livelihood of Tribal Cluster Village using Remote Sensing and GIS. (2015) by Khalkho, D., Patil, S. K., Patel, S. and Pali, G. P. ISNCESR-2015 Conference Proceedings, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology Vol. 3(20):30-32

A study on status of Farm power and scope of farm mechanization in the Agro-climatic zone of Chhattisgarh plains by A. K. Chandraker, V. M. Victor and D. Khalkho (2014). Prabandhan: Indian Journal of Management Vol. 7(11):40-48

Efficient natural resources management of Tahakapal cluster villages using Geospatial technologies. (2014) by Khalkho, D., Patil, S. K., Patel, S. and Pali, G. P. (2014). International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management Vol. 5(3):319-325 DOI:10.5958/0976-4038:2014.00575.2

Dry/ wet spell analysis and rainwater availability at Durg district of Chhattisgarh state for rice crop planning. (2014) by Pali, A. K., Thakur, H. & Khalkho, D., J. Soil and Water Cons. 13(2): 74-80

Morphometric analysis for prioritization of watershed using GIS technique.(2014) by Nivedita Singh, Priyanka Tiwari, Guru, P. K., Dhiraj Khalkho International Journal of Agricultural Engineering Vol. 7 (1): 69-73

An unsteady subsurface drainage equation incorporating variability of soil drainage properties.(2014) by Pali, A. K., Katre, P. & Khalkho, D., Water Resources Management. DOI 10.1007/s11269-014-0631-1

Evaluation of rice establishment methods with nutrient and weed management options under rainfed farming situations of Bastar plateau.(2014) by Thakur, D. S., Sharma, G.K., Naik, R. K., Khalkho, D., Choudhary, J. L. and Patil, S. K., Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Vol. 13(1):36-41

Cadastral level Mapping for Efficient Natural Resources Management of Turenar cluster villages using Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies. (2013) by Khalkho, D., Patil, S. K., Patel, S. and Pali, G. P. (2013). Journal of Agricultural Issues Vol. 18(1&2): 55-60

A computer model for designing of permanent gully control structures. (2013) by Khalkho, D., Raghuwanshi, N. S., Khalkho, S. and Singh, R., African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 8(29): 3860 – 3872.

Effective irrigation water management in Rabi chilli for Bastar agro climatic zone. (2013) by Khalkho, D., Naik, R. K., Thakur, A. K., Bisen, Y. and Chandrakar, A. K., Scientific Research and Essays. Vol. 8 (48): 2332-2335

Status of farm power availability and implements in selected villages of Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. (2013) by Chandraker, A. K., Dave, A. K., Khalkho, D. and Naik, R. K. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 6(2): 555-557.

Effective water management in rabi brinjal for Bastar region. (2012) by Khalkho, D., Naik, R. K., Deo Shankar, Thakur, A. K. and Netam, R. S., Journal of Agricultural Issues Vol. 17(1&2): 55 - 58

Efficient utilization of harvested water through indigenously fabricated Gravity operated Drip Irrigation System. (2011) by Khalkho, D., Naik, R. K., Dwivedi, R. K., Singh, M. K., Rao, S. S., Thakur, D. S., Deo Shankar and Quasim, M., International Journal of Agricultural Engineering Vol. 4 (2):148 – 151.

An economic Analysis of Maize crop in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, India. (2011) by Verma. P. K., Mishra, N., Nag, S. K, Khalkho, D. and Netam, R. S., Plant Archives Vol. 11 (1): 351 - 354 (ISSN:0972-5210)

Documentation of Traditional Soil and Water Conservation Structures of Bastar District (C.G.) India. (2010) by Pradhan, A., Patil, S. K., Nag, S. K. and Khalkho, D., Plant Archives Vol. 10 (1):505 – 506 (ISSN:0972-5210)

Study of different soil and moisture regime on the yield attributes of tomato during rabi season in Bastar Region. (2009) by Khalkho, D., Ram, D. S., Netam, R. S. and Kumar, S., International Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 5 (1):233-235

Advanced tool for analytical and efficient designing of different soil and water conservation structures. (2009) by Khalkho, D. and Raghuwanshi, N. S., International Journal of Agricultural Engineering. Vol. 2 (1):149 – 152

Professional Exposures
11 days GIAN course on “Hydroinformatics for Integrated Water Resources Management” at IIT Madras from 28th Nov – 9th Dec 2016.

11 days International Summer Winter Term Course on 'Hydrology and Climate Change' at Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engg., IIT Kharagpur from 1 - 11 July, 2014

12 weeks comprehensive Training on Remote Sensing and GIS – Technology and Applications from National Remote Sensing Agency, GOI, Dept. of Space, Balanagar, Hyderabad (A.P.) during Nov.,2007 to Feb., 2008

10 days Short term training on Geostatistical modelling for spatio-temporal assessment of soil and water resources from CAZRI, Jodhpur during Sept., 2013

Five day GIS Training Programme on Introduction to ArcGIS 9.0 from ESRI – NIIT, New Delhi during Nov., 2006.

Seven days training on Integrated Watershed Management from Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Res. Center, Sunabed, Dist – Koraput (Orissa) during June, 2007

Seven days training on Working Knowledge of Remote Sensing and GIS Mapping MNEC Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur (M.S.) during May, 2010