About The Conference

Climate change is a reality which has now been accepted globally. The rise in temperature, heat and cold waves, recurring floods and drought, early and delayed rains, frequent cyclones etc. result in low productivity of crops, livestock & forests. It also leads to deteriorated quality of harvested produce and adverse effects on quality of soil & water, land, forests including vegetation as well as increased health hazards. The deterioration of natural resources poses a formidable challenge for meeting 60% additional demand for food by the year 2050 as estimated by FAO. This will impact adversely almost all countries, developing nations and small & marginal farmers globally unless technology-driven mitigation and adaptation measures are undertaken for natural resources management.

In the backdrop of above, the Soil Conservation Society of India has planned to organize the 5th International Conference in hybrid mode on Sustainable Natural Resource Management under Global Climate Change” during November 7-10, 2023 at National Agricultural Science Centre (NASC) Complex, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, PUSA Campus, New Delhi, India, 110012. The International Conference having participation of Administrators, Policy Makers, Field Functionaries, Eminent Scientists, Academicians, Researchers and students, who will discuss and deliberate on this global issue and recommend evidence based strategies for implementation. The objective of the International Conference will be addressed through presentation and discussion on the themes and sub-themes.

Organizing Committees

Chairman: Dr. Suraj Bhan, President, SCSI, New Delhi, India
Co-Chairs: Prof. Ildefanso Pla Sentis, Coordinator, ISCO, Spain
Prof. Edardo Costantini, President, IUSS, Italy
Prof NING Duihu, President, WASWAC, Beijing, China
Organizing Secretary: Dr. S. Manivannan, Principal Scientist, IARI, Assam
Co-organizing Secretaries: Dr. V Kasthuri Thilagam, SBI, Coimbatore
Dr. Nand Lal Kushwaha, IARI, New Delhi
Dr. Mukesh Kumar, IGNOU, New Delhi
Convener: Dr. Sanjay Arora, Principal Scientist & Head, ICAR – CSSRI, Regional Station,Lucknow, U.P., India & Vice-Chair, IUSS commission 3.6
Co-convener: Dr. Pothula Srinivas Brahmanand, Project Director, Water Technology Centre,IARI, New Delhi
International Advisory Committee Members:

Prof. (Dr.) Suraj Bhan, President,SCSI- Chairman

Prof. Ning Duihu, (WASWAC)

Dr. I. Pla-Sentis (Spain)

Dr. Scott Van Pelt (ISCO), USA

Prof. R. Lal (IUSS), USA

Prof. Carmelo Dazzi, President, ESSS, Italy

Dr. VP Singh, USA

Dr. Rainder Horn (IUSS), Germany

Dr. Takashi Kosaki (IUSS), Japan

Dr Donald Suárez (IUSS), USA

Dr. Miodrag Zlatic, Serbia

Dr. Hubert Savenije (IAHS),The Netherlands

Dr. Antonio Rodríguez (SECS), Spain

Dr. Martin J. Haigh (WASWAC), GB

Dr. Machito Mihara, Japan

Prof. Li Rui, China

Dr. S.H.R. Sadeghi, Iran

Dr. Mike Grundy (Australia)

Dr. Mark A. Nearing (USA)

Dr. Jose Rubio (Spain)

Dr. Mohammad Sabir (Morocco)

Dr. Kaushik Majumdar, Asia, Africa & Middle East, IPNI, Srilanka

Dr. R.Srinivasan, Texas A&M, Agri Life Blackland Research & Extension Center, USA

Dr. V Sridhar, Virginia Tech, USA

Dr. Aavudai Anandhi, Florida A&M University, USA

Dr. Prasad Daggupati, University of Guelph, Canada

Prof. Prabhakar Clement, University of Alabama

Dr. Phong le, Crop modeling and eco-hydrology Expert, Vietnam

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Principal Scientist, ICAR –Member Secretary

National Organising Committee Members

Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR, New Delhi -Chairman

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Former Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR)

Dr. B.S. Diwedi, Member, ASRB

Dr. A K Singh, Director, IARI

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Vice-President, NAAS, New Delhi

Dr. Suresh K. Chaudhari, DDG (NRM), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. T R Sharma, DDG (Crop Science), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. RC Agrawal, Deputy Director General (Education), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. A K Singh, DDG (Horticulture), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. B.N. Tripathi, DDG (Animal Sciences), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. US Gautam, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. P.S. Pandey, Vice Chancellor, RPCAU, Pusa, Bihar

Dr. A.K.Singh, Vice Chancellor, RLBCAU, Jhansi

Dr. Indra Mani Mishra, Vice Chancellor, PDKV, Akola

Dr. Bijendra Singh, Vice Chancellor, CSAUA&T, Kanpur

Dr. Girish Chandra, VC, IGKV, Raipur

Dr. A K Sukhla, VC, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agricultural University, Gwalior

Dr. PK Agarwal, ADG (Coordination), New Delhi

Dr. Velmurugan, ADG (SWM), ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. S.S. Kukal, Ex-Dean, PAU, Ludhiana

Dr. Renu Singh, IFS, Director, FRI, Dehradun

Dr. O.P Yadav, Director, CAZRI, Jodhpur

Dr. E B Chakurkar, Director, Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Portblair

Dr. A. Arunachalam, Director, CAFRI, Jhanshi

Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, CCARI, Goa

Dr. V K Singh, Director, CRIDA, Hyderabad

Dr. A. Sarangi, Director, IIWM, Bhubaneswar

Dr. S P Datta, Director, IISS, Bhopal

Dr. M Madhu, Director, IISWC, Dehradun

Dr. Anoop Das, Director, ICAR RCER, Patna

Dr. NG Patil, Director, NBSS&LUP, Nagpur

Dr. R.K.Yadav, Director, CSSRI, Kamal

Dr. SK Malhotra, DKMA, ICAR, New Delhi

Dr. Neelam Patel, Senior Advisor, Niti Aayog, Government of India

Dr. K. P. Sudheer, Executive Vice President, KSCSTE, Kerala

Dr. GN Hariharan, Executive Director, MSSRF, Chennai

Dr. Balaji Narashimman, IIT Madras

Dr. Deepak Jaiswal, IIT Palakkad

Dr. Debsundar Dutta, IISc Banglore

Dr. Sumit Sen, IIT Rourkee

Prof. Adinarayana, IIT Bombay

Dr. C.R. Hazra, Director, ITSL, New Delhi

Er. R.A.S. Patel, Secretary General, SCSI– Member Secretary


Prof. M.S. Swaminathan Chief Patron, SCSI

Dr. A.K. Singh, Patron, SCSI

Dr. Suraj Bhan, President, SCSI

Dr. T.B.S. Rajput, Senior Vice-President, SCSI

Er. H.S. Lohan, Vice-President, North Zone, SCSI

Dr. S. Manivannan, Vice-President, South, Zone, SCSI

Dr. P.S. Brahmanand, Vice-President, East Zone, SCSI

Dr. O.P. Aishwath, Vice-President, West Zone, SCSI

Dr. O.P. Singh, Vice-President, North-East Zone, SCSI

Er. Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, Joint Secretary, SCSI

Dr. B.S. Negi, Joint Secretary, SCSI

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Chief Editor, SCSI

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Treasurer, SCSI

Dr. R. Murugesan, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. N.K. Pareek, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. S. Laxmana Swamy, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. M. Nemichandrappa, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. B. Krishna Rao, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. G. Manoj Kumar, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Pradeep K. Rai, Councillor, SCSI

Sh. O.P. Choudhary, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. C.P. Reddy, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Vikas Sharma, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. P. K. Srivastva, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Anshuman Kohli, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Manmohanjit Singh, Councillor, SCSI

Dr.Nilay Borah, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Satya Prakash, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Sanjay Swami, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Susanta K De, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. Jitender Sinha, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. S.K. Singh, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. D.T. Meshram, Councillor, SCSI

Dr. K.S. Reddy, Councillor, SCSI

Er. R.A.S. Patel, Secretary General, SCSI– Member Secretary


Dr A K Singh, Director, IARI-Chairman

Dr. T.B.S. Rajput, Senior Vice-President, SCSI- Co-Chair

Dr. S. Manivannan, Vice-President, South, Zone, SCSI

Dr. Sanjay Arora, Chief Editor, SCSI

Dr. S. Subramaniyan, Ex Director, DoLR, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi

Dr. Sahadeva Singh, Ex-Deputy Commissioner, NRAA, Planning Commission, Govt. of India,

Er. B. Rath, Technical Expert (WM), NRAA, New Delhi

Dr C J Thambi, Kerala

Mrs. Mridula Singh, Ex Vice President, SCSI

Dr. RK Sahu, Ex Dean, IGKV, Raipur

Dr. JPS Dabas, Incharge CATAT, ICAR, New Delhi

Sh. Shamsher Singh, Ex Additional Commissioner, MoA & FW, New Delhi

Dr. J.K. Singh, Uttarakhand

Dr. Susama Sudhishri, IARI, New Delhi

Dr. Renghalakshmi, MSSRF, Chennai

Dr. S K Dubey, Karnal

Dr. OPS Khola, IISWC RC, Chandigarh

Sh. RL Meena, Senior Soil Survey Officer, SULSI, New Delhi

Dr. Lavanya Sinha, New Delhi

Dr. N.K. Tyagi, Ex Member, ASRB & Director, CSSRI, Karnal

Dr. V.S. Dinkar, Ex-Commissioner, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi

Dr. T.K. Sarkar, SCSI

Dr. D.C. Das, SCSI

Er. R.A.S. Patel, Secretary General, SCSI– Member Secretary