Dr. A. Raizada    Principal Scientist (Agro-forestry) & Section in-charge (Natural Resource Management)






                                                                                Address: Natural Resource Management,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Email:  anurag.raizada@icar.gov.in





Academic background:

Ph.D. (Botany)  from the H N Bahuguna University, Srinagar (Garhwal), 1989

JRF & SRF from the Min. of Env. & Forests (GoI)  (1984-89)

 M.Sc. (Botany)  from the H N Bahuguna University, Srinagar (Garhwal), 1983

Research interests and current focus

  • Rehabilitation of degraded lands through suitable agro-forestry practices in the Himalayas and SAT of the Deccan.

  • Biomass production and nutrient dynamics in forests and plantations.

  • Watershed planning, development, monitoring and assessment.

  • Hydrological behaviour and soil erosion mapping in watersheds.

  • Rehabilitation of iron ore and limestone mines in the Himalayas and the Deccan.

Outreach and extension

  • Implemented two integrated watershed projects as PI & Co-PI at IISWC Res. Centre, Bellary (Karnataka).

  • Implemented as Co-PI a project on Climate Resilient Agriculture in East Champaran (Bihar).

  • Carried out impact assessment of twelve integrated watershed projects as Team leader of a NABARD funded consultancy project in 2014 at IISWC, Research Centre, Bellary.

  • Implemented the Farmer First Project as PI in Tetariya block of East Champaran, Bihar (Nov.20 to May 22).

 Membership in professional societies        

  1. Life member of the Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Dehradun.

  2. Life Member of the Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum, New Delhi.

  3. Member of the Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, Goa.

Awards and honours

  • Editor of the Indian J. of Soil Conservation during 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09.

  • Treasurer of the IASWC during 2005-07

  • Secretary of the IASWC during 2007-09

  • Organized the first “Farmer’s First for Conserving Soil and Water Resources” in Southern Region as Organizing Secretary in 2013.

  • Received the S. K. Seth Memorial Prize in 2019, awarded by the Indian Forester.

  • Best poster prizes in 2017 & 2019.

  • Best research paper prize by the IASWC in 2014

  • Selected as a Fellow of the IASWC in 2012

  • IASWC Gold medal in 2008 for services rendered to the association.

  • Awarded the Forest Conservation Prize in 2002, by the ICFRE (Min. of Env. & Forests)

  • Received fellowship (1984-89) from the Min. of Env. & Forests (GoI) for a MAB project on alpine grasslands and for Ph.D.

International Exposure

  • Deputation to Nepal (1998) under ICAR-NARC program in agro-forestry.

  • Visited USDA South West Watershed Res. Centre, Tucson, AZ, USA (2004) for training in forest hydrology and development of Muti-objective Decision Support Systems for land use planning

Research Publications


  • Singh, Charan, A.Raizadaand N.M.Alam (2020) Rehabilitation of old river bed lands by an intensively managed silvi-pastoral system in the north-west Himalayas. Ind. J. Soil Cons. 48(1): 70-79.

  • Kumar, Suresh, A. Raizada, H. Biswas, S. Srinivas and Biswajit Mondal (2016) Application of indicators for identifying climate change vulnerable areas in semi-arid regions of India. Ecological Indicators 70:507-517

  • Biswas, H., A. Raizada, D.Mandal, S. Kumar S.Srinivas and P.K.Mishra (2015) Identification of areas vulnerable to soil erosion risk in India using GIS methods Solid Earth 6: 1247 – 1257.

  • Kumar, Suresh, A.Raizada and H.Biswas (2014) Prioritizing development planning in the Indian semi-arid Deccan using sustainable livelihood security index approach. Intl. J. of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 21(4): 332-345.

  • Raizada, A., B.N.Ghosh, J. Jayaprakash andCharan Singh (2014) Biomass production, carbon sequestration and water transmission properties as influenced by densified plantations raised on old river bed lands in the North West Himalayas. Ind. J. Soil Cons. 42(1): 85-97.

  • Alam, N.M., A.Raizada, C.Jana, R.K.Meshram and N.K.Sharma (2014) Statistical modeling of extreme drought occurrence in Bellary district of eastern Karnataka. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India (Sect B., Biological Sciences) 85(2):423-430.

  • Raizada,A. J.Jayaprakash, A.C.Rathore and J.M.S.Tomar (2013) Distribution of fine root biomass of fruit and forest tree species raised on old river beds in the North West Himalayas. Tropical Ecology 54(2): 251-261.

  • Raizada, A.and G.P.Juyal (2012) Tree species diversity, species regeneration and biological productivity of seeded Acacia catechuWilld. in rehabilitated limestone mines in the North West Indian Himalayas. Land Degradation andDevelopment 23: 167-174.

  • Raizada, A., P.Dogra and B.L.Dhyani (2008) Impact of a multi-objective decision support system generated land use plan on forest fodder dependency in a Himalayan watershed.Environmental Modeling and Software23: 1171 – 1181.

  • Raizada, A. and D.Mandal (2007) A decision support analysis to prioritize rehabilitation measures for wastelands and forest areas in India.Agropedology 17(2):97-102.

  • J. S. Samra, Chandra Prakash, G.Sastry and A. Raizada(2004)Technical Manual on Contour Trenching for Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands.Publication of the Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute (ICAR) Dehradun. (2004) (T-49/D-33)

  • Samra, J.S. and A. Raizada. (2002) Litter production and nutrient dynamics in tropical forest plantations of India.  In: Management of Tropical Plantation Forests and their Soil Litter Systems (Ed. M. Vikram Reddy) Science Publ. Inc., New Hampshire, USA (41-71pp).

  • Raizada, A., Charan Singh and Gambhir Singh (2002) Production, nutrient dynamics and breakdown of leaf litter in six forest plantations raised on gravelly flood plains in the lower  western Himalayas. Journal of Tropical Forest Science,14(4): 499 – 512.

  • Samra, J.S., A. Raizada, M.C. Prajapati and L.S. Bhushan (1999) Floristic Diversity and Community Composition in Agra Ravines – Impact Assessment of Long-Term Protection. Publication of the Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (ICAR), Dehra Dun (1999) (No.T-41/A-2).

  • Prakash, Chandra, A.Raizada, J.S. Samra and G. Sastry (1999) Vegetative Barriers for Resource Conservation. Publication of the Central Soil & Water Conservation Research & Training Institute (ICAR), Dehra Dun (1999) (T –41/D- 29)

  • Raizada, A., S.P. Joshi and M.M. Srivastava (1998) Composition and vegetational diversity in an alpine grassland in the Garhwal Himalayas. Trop. Ecol. 39(1):133-141.

  • Joshi, S.P., A.Raizada and M.M. Srivastava (1991) Biomass and net primary productivity under a deferred grazing pattern in a Himalayan high altitude grassland. Range Mngmt and Agroforestry 12(1): 1-13.

  • Raizada, A. and M.M. Srivastava (1988) Biomass yield and biomass equations for Populus deltoides Marsh. Ind. J. of Forestry 12(1): 56-61.

  • Joshi, S.P.,A. Raizada and M.M. Srivastava (1988) Net Primary productivity of high-altitude grassland in the Garhwal Himalayas. Trop. Ecol. 29:15-20.

  • Raizada, A. and M. M. Srivastava (1986) Litter production in a Populus deltiodes Marsh. Plantation. For.Ecol. &Manag. 15:215-218.