Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Fellow, Elected 2012
Born in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on 18 October 1952. Educated at Government High School, Rai Bareily, Uttar Pradesh, 1962-67; KP Hindu Inter College, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, 1967-68; Ewing Christian College, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad University, 1968-76; IIT, Kharagpur, 1976-78; B.Sc. 1971; B.Sc. (Agril. Engg.) 1976; M.Tech. 1978; Ph.D. 1987.
Scientist and Sr. Scientist, Water Technology Centre, IARI, New Delhi, 1977-97; Deputy Commissioner (Additional responsibility), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1994-97; Director (Management and Operation), International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), New Delhi, 1997; Project Coordinator (Application of Plastics in Agriculture), Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, 1997-2005; Director, Directorate of Water Management, (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Bhubaneswar, 2005-14.
Awards/Honours: ISAE Appreciation Certificate, 1990-91; ISAE Shanker Memorial Award, 1994-95; Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI) Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar, 2005-06; Rajbhasha Gaurav Samman, 2007; Govinda Gupta Memorial Running Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2007; Rajiv Gandhi State Level Sadhbhavana Award, Orissa State Rajiv Gandhi Forum, 2007; Hari Om Ashram Award, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 2007-08; K.C. Das Memorial Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2008; R.C. Patro Memorial Award, Institution of Engineers, Orissa Chapter, 2008; Eminent Engineer Award, Institute of Engineers (India), 2009-10; Ministry of Home Affairs (GoI) First Prize in the Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa Puraskar 2010-11.
Fellow: The Institution of Engineers (India)
Research Areas: Soil and water conservation engineering, application of plastics in agriculture, micro-irrigation systems, agriculture water management in irrigation commands
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