Dr. Dinesh Kumar Sharma
Fellow, Elected 2016

Born in Rudayan, Uttar Pradesh, India on 15 January 1955. Educated at K.L. Jain Inter College, Sasni, 1965-1971; R.B.S. College, Bichpuri, Agra, 1971-1975; G.B. Pant University of Agric. & Technology, Pantnagar, 1983-1986, B.Sc. Ag. 1973; M. Sc. Ag. 1975; Ph.D. 1986.

Emeritus Scientist, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Lucknow, 2017 to date..

Scientist S-1, ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan, 1978-1980; ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 1980-84; Senior Scientist, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal 1984-98; Principal Scientist, 1998-2001; Head, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Lucknow, 2001-2010; Director, ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal, 2010-16.

Awards/Honours: Appreciation Award for significant contribution to Stress Tolerance Rice in Africa and South Asia by International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, 2016, Hari Om Ashram Award, 2010-11; Ground Water Augmentation Award by Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India, 2009; CSSRI-Excellence Award on Soil Salinity and Water Management for 2008-2009, DBT - Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award 2013-14; Visiting Scientist to IRRI, Manila, Philippines 2007; Bioved Agric-Innovation Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Natural Resources Management, 2014, President, Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, 2011 to date.

Fellow: Indian Society of Agronomy, 2009; Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, 2014; Indian Society of Water Resource, Roorkee, 1996; Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 2013.

Research Areas: Problem soil management, Agronomy, cropping/farming systems research

Address: Emeritus Scientist & Ex. Director, ICAR- Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Res. Station, Near Manywar Kasiram Smarak, P.O. Dilkusha, Lucknow 226002; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2464664, Cell; 9996245195; Fax: (0522) 2464664; Email: ds5550@gmail.com; dk.sharma@icar.gov.in]