Dr. Rajiv Umrao
Dr. Rajiv Umrao
Assistant Professor


Department
Department of Silviculture And Agroforestry
Qualification
B.Sc; M.Sc. Forestry;Ph.D
Area of Specialization
Agroforestry, Silviculture, Rangeland management, Forest Management, Policy, Law,
Phone No
9452679602
E-mail
rajiv.umrao@shiats.edu.in, umraoforester@rediffmail.com

Educational Details
DegreeUniversity/BoardYear
Ph.DSHIATS-DU2015
M.ScI.G.A.U., Raipur2005
B.ScG.B.P.U, Pantnagar2000


Professional Summary

Qualification:

  • Working as Assistant Professor (Agroforestry) in  School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, Allahabad on regular basis with pay band 15600-39100 +6000 AGP
  • Ph.D. Agroforestry-2015 (Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (Formerly Allahabad Agricultural Institute), Deemed University, Allahabad (U.P.), India with an OGPA.8.40/10.00 in the year 2015.
  • NET (ICAR) Qualified- 2004
  • NET (ICAR) Qualified-2010
  • M. Sc. Forestry - 2005 (73.30%)  from Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur (Chattisgarh), India with an O.G.P.A.  7.33/10.00 (73.33%) in the year 2005. (ICAR candidate).
  • B.Sc. Forestry (4 year) - 2000 (63.99%)  from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), India with an O.G.P.A.  3.266/5.000 (63.99%) in the year 2000.

    Awards/Fellowships:

  • All India competition of ICAR qualified for M.Sc. Forestry in the year 2002 (AIR-6)
  • Worked as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-rehabilitation, Allahabad (a centre under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun) under the project entitled “National Network programme on integrated development of Jatropha curcas funded by NOVOD, Gurgaon w.e.f. 10th August, 2009 to 31st March 2011.

    Worked as Research Associate (RA) in Forestry Training Institute, Kanpur under the project entitled “Forest Encroachment Mapping in Uttar Pradesh using Remotely Sensed Data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” w.e.f. 15th February, 2008 to 7th August, 2009.

    Worked as a part time Ad hoc faculty in the College of Forestry, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and technology (CSAUA &T), Kanpur (U.P.), India during 2008-2009. Imparted teaching on Logging and Ergonomics, Forest Management and Working Plan, Wildlife management, Forest Policy and Law courses in B.Sc. Forestry programmes.      

     

     · Worked as Project Scientist since 23rd February, 2005 to 14th February, 2008 under the project “Natural Resource Information System” in Remote Sensing Application Centre, UP, Lucknow.

    · Worked as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) since 16th Feb, 2001 to 30Aug, 2002 under the project Integrated Pest Management (IPM), funded by UP Diversified Agriculture Support Project of the World Bank at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The Project was implemented in the selected farms of the farmers’ field.

Experience:

  • About 11 years (Research, Extension & Teaching in Forestry)

Publication:

  Research papers- (20), Scientific Article (03), Abstracts (-25). Book Chapter- 01

 


Expertise

Agroforestry, Silviculture, Rangeland management, Forest Management, Policy, Law,


Publications

Research Papers in Journals (National & International) –20

  • Rawat, V., S.B.Lal, Neelam Khare and Rajiv Umrao.(2016). Vegetative Composition of Selected Forest areas in Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas. Advances in Life Sciences.5 (10):4095-4102.
  • Rawat, V., Lal, S.B.,Khare, N. and Umrao,R.(2016) Socio-economic feasibility of some of the villages of Chamoli district of Garhwal Himalayas. International Journal of Forestry and Crop Improvement. 7 (1) 61-66.
  • Umrao, R., Mohd. Tauseef Siddiqui, B. Mehera and Wani,A.M.(2016). Studies on the Structure, Composition and Diversity of trees and Shrubs in Mirzapur Forest. The Allahabad Farmer.2.108-113.
  • Singh,U.K.,Singh,Devi,Prasad,V.M.,Kumar H. and Umrao R.(2016). Performance and capital use efficiency of Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) in their production.Research in Environment and Life Sciences, 9(6) 672-675.
  • Vijay, Umrao R, Hemant Kumar and Bijalwan A.,( 2016). Application of Different Growth Media for Production of Quality Planting Stock in Salix alba Linn. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology. 3(5) 107-112.
  • R.K.Anand, Neelam Khare, S.V. Dwevedi, M.P. Singh and Rajiv Umrao., (2016).Studies on adoption of traditional Agroforestry among the farmers in district Sonbhandra, Uttar Pradesh. Indian Forester, 142(2):144-150.
  • Rajiv Umrao, Deepak K. Chauhan and Bijalwan. A., (2016).                                        Effect of N P K level in combination with Rhizobium and PSB culture on growth and yield of green gram (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) in the Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based Agroforestry Systems. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology.3 (2):54-57.
  •  Nitin Umrao,  Umrao, R. and Bijalwan, A.,(2016).Effect of Different Spacing on Growth and Yield of Carrot (Daucus carota L.) under Open and Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) Based Agroforestry System. International Journal of Current Research in Biosciences and Plant Biology.3 (2):91-95.
  • Mohd.Saad, Kumar.H.and Umrao,R. (2016) . Effect of the Different Growth Regulators on Vegetative Propagation of Buddha Belly Bamboo. Advances in Life Science. 5(4).1310-1314.
  • Yatendra Singh, Ramchandra and Umrao, R., (2015).    Effect of different levels of fertilizers on Maize (Zea mays L.) varieties under Subabul(Laucaena lecocephala ) based Agroforestry system. Journal of Kalash Science. 3(2):1-4.
  • Ramchandra,Paliwal,H.B.,James.A,Kumar,H.,Daniel,S.,Umrao,R.,(2015).    Economic Analysis of post-harvest losses in marketing of major vegetables in Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh. Journal of International Academic Research for multidisplinary. 3(2):203-211.
  • Hemant Kumar, Rajiv Umrao & M.K. Tripathi (2015) Varietal performance of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum) planted at different spacing under Teak (Tectona grandis) based Agroforestry system, Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 2(12):261-268
  • Tripathi MK, Mehera .B, Umrao R., Kumar H. and Paliwal, H.B. (2014).      Impact of climate change on wheat (Triticum aestivum) productivity in late sown condition at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Current Advances in Agricultural Sciences 6(1): 16-19.
  • R.K.Anand, Neelam Khare, A.K. Singh and Rajiv Umrao (2014).Chironji (Buchanania lanzan)-A high value threatened tree of Vindhayan zone: Needs conservation and domestication. Agriculture and rural development in India, 6(9):345-348.
  • Umrao, A., Meyase,S.,Khare,N.and Anand ,R.K.(2013).Effect of organic fertilizers on growth and yield of Garlic (Allium sativum)under teak (Tectona grandis) based agroforestry system. Trends in Biosciences, 6(6):815-818
  • Anand,R.K.Dwivedi,S.V.,Vidya Sagar, Khare,N.,Ram Kumar and Umrao,R.(2013).Ashwagandha:A high value commercially Important medicinal plant suitable for Vindhyan region of U.P.Agricultural Education,Research and Extension in India ,pp.38-40.
  • Bijalwan A., Swamy, S.L., Sharma, C. M., Umrao, R. and Harsh Bodh Paliwal.(2011). Structure, Composition and Diversity of Tree Vegetation in Sal Mixed Dry Tropical Forest in Chhattisgarh Plains of India. Indian Forester, 137(4):453-462.
  • Umrao, R., Bijalwan, A., and Naugraiya, M.N. (2010). Productivity status of Ten Year old Silvipasture System in Red Lateritic Soil of Chhattisgarh Plains. Indian Forester, 136 (1): 106-113.
  • Umrao, R., Bijalwan, A., Naugraiya, M.N., Mehra, B. and Sharma, C.M. (2009). Assessment of Calorific Values of Multipurpose Trees and Forage Grasses under Silvipastural System in Red Lateritic Soil of Chhattisgarh Plains. Indian Journal of Forestry, 32 (4):565-567.

·Umrao, R., Bijalwan, A., Singh, A. K. and Paliwal, H. B. 2009.  Assessment of nutrients availability of multipurpose tree species (MPTs) in red lateritic soil of Chhattisgarh plains. Current advances of Agricultural Sciences, 2(1):25-28.

        Book Chapter-01

  • Anand,R.K.,Umrao,R.and Vidhya Sagar.2011.Samasyagrast Bhumi Ka Krishivaniki Dwara Prabandhan. Book: Samekit Jal Sansadhan Prabhandhan.pp. Publisher:Kala Prakasan ,Varanasi. 22-37.ISBN No.978-93-80467-89-4.

Scientific Article--02

  • Umrao, R., Bijalwan, and Kediyal, V. 2005. Jaivik Kheti mein Neem ki Upiyogita, Amaltas, 22: 39-40.
  • Bijalwan, A., Kediyal, V.K. and Umrao, R. 2005. Organic Mandua: A new cash crop for Hill Pleasantry in Uttaranchal, Indian Farmers Digest1:11-13.
  •    Hemant Kumar & Rajiv Umrao (2015). Career opportunities in wood science & technology, Employment News (11-17 July 2015), Vol- XL (15), pp 1 & 64.

Proceedings/Abstracts (Published)—25

  • Hemant, K., Umrao, R. and Khare, N. (2016).Vulnerability of monoculture to climate change Vis-A Vis Agroforestry. Abstract of 4th Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Science Congress under the strategic governance and technological advancement for sustainable agriculture Organized by Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur.pp.192.
  • Hemant Kumar, Manoj Tripathi, Umrao R. & H. B. Paliwal (2015) Agroforestry & forestry intervention: A viable option towards climate change mitigation, In: Abstracts of national Seminar on “Climate change and smart agriculture technologies held at RVSKVV, Gwalior during 13-14 June 2015, pp 78.
  • Hemant Kumar, Rajiv Umrao, H.P. Chaudhary, B. Mehera & R. K.  Ananad (2015) Improving Rural Livelihoods Ensuring Integrated Timber & NTFPs Marketing In: Abstracts of 3rd –Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Sciences Congress on “Strategic Governance & Technological Advancement for Sustainable Agriculture” held at SHIATS, Allahabad during 14-16 June 2015, pp 377.
  • Hemant Kumar, Rajiv Umrao, M. K. Tripathi, and Neeta S. Kerketta (2014). Growth and Ecological impacts of traditional agroforestry tree species in Allahabad region of Uttar Pradesh, India. In: Abstracts of “16th Indian Agricultural Scientists & Farmers Congress on Nano-biotechnological Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture & rural Development” organized by Research Institute of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad (22-23 February, 2014).pp-28.
  • Hemant Kumar, Neelam Khare, Rajiv Umrao, Ratan K. Anand, Manoj K. Tripathi(2014).Domestication of potential agroforestry fruit/oil tree Jaitoon (Olea cuspidata) for wasteland amelioration, In compendium of World Congress on Agroforestry, held at New Delhi during 10-13  February 2014, pp 241-242
  • Hemant Kumar, B. Mehera,R.K. Anand, Rajiv Umrao and A.K. Singh(2014)The potential of bamboo cultivation as a way forward to climate change mitigation &improving livelihood: A case study, In :Abstracts of ISTS-IUFRO Conference on “Sustainable Resource Management for Climate Change Mitigation and Social Securityheld at Chandigarh during 13-15 March 2014.
  • Hemant Kumar, Rajiv Umrao, M. K. Tripathi, B. Mehera and Neelam Khare (2014) Poplar based agroforestry system for livelihood enhancement, industrial timber production and environmental rehabilitation, In: Abstracts of “16th Indian Agricultural Scientists & Farmers Congress on Nano-biotechnological Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture & rural Development” organized by Research Institute of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad (22-23 February, 2014).pp-28.
  • Hemant Kumar, Rajiv Umrao, Ramchandra, M. K. Tripathi, and Neeta. S. Kerketta (2014) Growth and ecological impacts of traditional agroforestry tree species in Allahabad region of U.P, India, In: Abstracts of “16th Indian Agricultural Scientists & Farmers Congress on Nano-biotechnological Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture & rural Development” organized by Research Institute of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad (22-23 February, 2014).pp-28.
  • Hemant Kumar, B. Mehera, Rajiv Umrao, Manoj K. Tripathi &Ratan K. Anand, (2013). Performance analysis of different rice varieties under teak based agroforestry system in Allahabad region: Abstracts of national Symposium on “Emerging Pollutants and Pathogens due to climate change: Challenges and risk reduction, held at NDUAT, Faizabad during 8-9 March 2013, pp 141.
  • Umrao,R.,Mehra,B.and Lal,S.B.(2012).Impact of wheat based existing agroforestry systems on socioeconomic conditions of farmers in Allahabad  district of Uttar Pradesh ,India. National Conference on forest,Environment and climate change:Issues and Chalenges,held at department of Forestry ,wildlife and Environmental Sciences,Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya Bilaspur,C.G.30-31 January,2012.pp.133-134.
  • ·Anand ,R.K.,Khare,N.Dwivedi,S.V.Umrao,R. and Gautam,P.(2012).Climate change and Carbon sequestration through forestry in India. National Conference on forest,Environment and climate change:Issues and Chalenges,held at department of Forestry ,wildlife and Environmental Sciences,Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidylaya Bilaspur,C.G.30-31 January,2012.pp.234-235.
  • Anand,R.K.,Neelam Khare, S.V. Dwevedi, B. Mehera and Umrao       ,R.(2011).Buchania lanzan:Potential minor fruit tree for agroforestry in Vindhyan region of U.P. A abstracts of National Symposium on Agroforestry for Enviornmental Services :Livelihood Security and  Climate Resilient Agriculture Challenges and opportunities .Organized by Indian Societty of Agroforestry,Jhanshi,UP.and National Research Centre for Agroforestry,Jhanshi,UP during 3-5 Dec,2011.pp.27.
  • Anand,R.K., , S.V. Dwevedi, Umrao       ,R, Vidya Sagar S.R.Kanaujia  and Vats ,A.S.(2011). Studies on traditional Agroforestry system in district Sonbhadra under Vindyan region of Uttar Pradesh. A abstracts of National Symposium on Agroforestry for Enviornmental Services: Livelihood Security and Climate Resilient Agriculture Challenges and opportunities .Organized by Indian Societty of Agroforestry,Jhanshi,UP. and National Research Centre for Agroforestry,Jhanshi,UP during 3-5 Dec,2011.pp.95.
  • ·Umrao,R.Singh,A.K.,Bijalwan,A.,and Paliwal,H.B.(2010).Physico-chemical characteristics of soil under silvicultural system in entisols soil of Chhatisgarh region.National Symposium on Food security in Context of Changing Climate:held at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology,Kanpur,India.(30 October to1November,2010)pp 77.
  •  Umrao, R.,Bijalwan,A.,Mehra,B.,Kumar,Devendra.and Paliwal,H.B.(2010).Impact of existing wheat based agroforestry system on socio-economic conditions of farmers in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh. National conference on biodiversity resources management and sustainable development held at Department of botany and biotechnology, govt. new science college,renamed Govt. Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar College,Rewa M.P.(16th -17th November 2010.)p81.

· Kumar,Devendra and Paliwal,H.B Umrao, R.(2010). Study on different spacing and inorganic fertilizer levels on growth and yield of Maize (Zea mays L.) under agroforestry model. National conference on biodiversity resources management and sustainable development held at Department of botany and biotechnology,govt.new science college,renamed Govt.Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar College,Rewa M.P.(16th -17th November 2010.)p81.

· Bijalwan, Arvind, Umrao, R. and Paliwal, H.B. (2010). Prominence of trees and shrubs under traditional agroforestry systems in Mid-Hill situation of North-Western Himalaya: Proc. 12th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress and National symposium on Food Security in Changing Climate. Organized at Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad, U.P. (20-21 February, 2010), pp 50-51.

  • Umrao, R., Bijalwan, Arvind and Paliwal, H.B. (2009). Silvipasture: A Potential Agroforestry System for Reclamation of Red Lateritic Soil in Chhatisgarh Plain, India. Abstract of “International Conference and Exhibition on Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development (Recent Advances in Environmental Protection- RAEP 2009)” organized at Chemistry Department, St.John’s College, Agra (Dr.B.R.A. University, Agra), India, (17-19th December, 2009)

 

  • Bijalwan, Arvind, Paliwal, H.B. and Umrao, R. (2009). Hill Agroforestry: A Productive and Sustainable Land Management practice in North Western Himalaya. Proc. of National Workshop on “Rehabilitation of Degraded Land” organized at Centre for Social Forestry and Eco Rehabilitation (ICFRE), Allahabad, U.P. (6-7th October, 2009)

 

  • Paliwal, H.B., Bijalwan, Arvind and Umrao, R. (2009). Role of Phytoremedial Technologies for Reclamation of Degraded Land. Proc. of National Workshop on “Rehabilitation of Degraded Land” organized at Centre for Social Forestry and Eco Rehabilitation (ICFRE), Allahabad, U.P. (6-7th October, 2009)
  • Bijalwan, Arvind. Singh, R.K., Umrao, R., Paliwal, H.B. and Lal, S.B. (2008). Traditional Agroforestry Systems: A Potential Pool of Carbon Sequestration in Mid-Hill Situations of Garhwal Himalaya. Proc. of National Symposium on Agroforestry Knowledge for sustainability, Climate Moderation and Challenges ahead to be held (15-17 Dec., 2008) at National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi, UP.
  • Umrao, R., Bijalwan, A. and Paliwal, Harsh. Bodh. 2009. Reclamation of Red Lateritic Soil through Silvipastural Practice in Chhattisgarh Plains of India. An abstract published in International Workshop held at St. Johns College, Agra in the year 2009.

· Umrao, R. and Bijalwan (2010). Physico-chemical Properties of Soil under Silvipastural system in red lateritic soil of Chhattisgarh plains: Proc. 12th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress and National symposium on Food Security in Changing Climate. Organized at Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad, U.P. (20-21 February, 2010), 51pp.

·Naugraiya, M.N., Saxena, R.R. and Umrao, R. 2009. Influence of MPTS on structure and production behaviour of herbage species in silvipasture system in humid tropics. Fourth National Forestry Conference held at Forest Research Institute Dehradun (9-11, November, 2009), 269-270pp.

· Bijalwan, Arvind, Sharma, C.M., Umrao, R. and Paliwal, H.B. (2009). Traditional Agroforestry: A feasible alternate for Fodder and Fuelwood supplementation in Garhwal Himalayan region. Proc. of National Seminar on Environment Degradation and Biodiversity: Problems and Prospects held at D.A.V. College (C.S.J.M. University) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (29-30, November, 2009), 44-45pp.


Conferences

SEMINAR / SYMPOSIUM / WORKSHOP ATTENDED/PAPER PRESENTED --- 10

  •  National workshop attended on” E-Content: The newly emerging Technique for    Teaching through web” organized by dept. of soil Science, SHIATS, Allahabad U.P. (2 nd May, 2013).
  • National workshop attended on “propagation of Bamboo”, organized  by society of Allahabad foresters, school of Forestry and Environment  ,SHIATS, Allahabad  U.P. (13 th August, 2012)
  • National workshop attended on “Environmental Pollution: A future challenges for Agriculture, Forestry and allied sciences”, organized by dept.of Environmental Science, school of Forestry and Environment  ,SHIATS, Allahabad  U.P. (11th October, 2012).
  • Poster paper presented in “National Symposium on agroforestry for environmental services, livelihood security and climate resilient agriculture: challenges and opportunities “organized at National Research Center for agroforestry,Jhanshi.(3-5 December,2011.)
  • · Oral paper presented in the National Conference on “Biodiversity Resources Management and Sustainable Development“ Organized by Department of Botany and Biotechnology Govt.New science College (Renamed Govt.Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar College,Rewa(M.P),16-17 th November,2010.
  • ·Oral paper presented in the National Symposium on ” Food Security in Context of Changing Climate”Organised under the joint auspices of the Society of Agricultural Professionals, Kanpur and Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, India.(30th  October to 1 November 2010.)
  • · National Symposium attended on Food Security in Changing Climate. Organized at Bioved Research Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Allahabad, U.P. (20th -21 rst February, 2010).
  • · Oral paper presented in the National Workshop on International Conference and Exhibition on Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development (Recent Advances in Environmental Protection- RAEP 2009)” organized at Chemistry Department, St.John’s College, Agra (Dr.B.R.A. University, Agra), India, (17-19th December, 2009).
  • · National Seminar attended on “Rehabilitation of Degraded Land” organized at Centre for Social Forestry and Eco Rehabilitation (ICFRE), Allahabad, U.P. (6-7th October, 2009)
  • · National Seminar attended on Environmental degradation and Biodiversity: Problems and Prospects organized by Department of Botany D.A.V.College,Kanpur,India.(29th-30 November ,2009.

Teaching Experience

11 years


Other

STUDENTS GUIDED:

 

                Ph. D.  (Agroforestry/Forestry) students guide as an advisor and Co Advisor

                MSc. (Agroforestry/Forestry/Wildlife Science) students guided

SN.

Student name

ID

Title of the Thesis

                                          M.Sc.  (As an Advisor)

                                                Agroforestry

1

Setso Meyase

10MSAGF008

Effect of Organic fertilizers on the growth and yield of Garlic (Alium sativum) in Teak (Tectona grandis) based Agroforestry system

2

Avneesh Kumar Gupta

13 MSAGF010

Effect of Organic manures on the growth and yield of Mustard(Brassica comprestis) under Teak (Tectona grandis) based Agroforestry system

 

3

Nitin Umrao

13 MSAGF014

Effect of the different spacing on the growth and yield of carrot (Daucus carota) under Subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based Agroforestry system

4

Deepak Kumar Chauhan

13 MSAGF017

Effect of NPK level in combination with Rhizobium and PSB culture on growth and yield of green gram (Vigna radiate L.Wilczek) in the subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) based agroforestry systems

5

Gyanendra Kumar

13 MSAGF007

Effect of different spacing on growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) under open and teak (Tectona grandis) based agroforestry systems

                                                     Forestry

1

Mohd. Tauseef Siddiqui

10MSCFST003

Studies on the structure ,composition and diversity of trees and shrubs in Mirzapur forest(U.P.)

2

Seema Orea

12MSCFST001

Impact of non timber forest product on tribals-using an econometric in central part of Jharkhand

3

Vijay

13MSCFST011

Application of different media for the production of quality planting stock in Salix clones.