Name : Dr. Sudhir Verma
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D.
Fellowships/Awards : Merit scholarship holder in Ph.D.
Discipline : Soil Science Phone: 01792-252328
Specialization : Soil Physics & Water Management e-mail:
Mission : To impart education and conduct research on soil physical processes,
soil carbon dynamics, soil hydrology and soil quality changes
associated with land management practices
Work Experience : More than five years of experience in different organisations as
S.No. Designation Department/ Organization Period
1. Senior Research Fellow Project Services Division-cum-Project 9th Aug., 2002 -
Monitoring Unit (NATP), CSK HPAU, 26th Jan., 2003
Palampur (HP), India.
2. Senior Research Fellow Centre for Geo-informatics Research and 27th Mar., 2006
Training, CSK HPAU, Palampur (HP), India. - 10th Jul., 2006
3. Professional Consultant International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) - 12th Jul., 2006 -
(Scientist) India office, NASC, Pusa, New Delhi. 22nd Feb., 2007
4. Soil Scientist Department of Research and Development, 23rd Feb., 2007 -
Agri Centre for Excellence, FieldFresh 19th Nov., 2007
Foods Pvt. Ltd., Ludhiana.
5. Senior Field Officer Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. 20th Nov., 2007
- 9th Sept., 2009
6. Assistant Professor Department of Soil Science & Water 11th Sept., 2009
(Soil Physics) Management, Dr. YS Parmar University of – till date
Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP)
India – 173 230
Involved in teaching of BSc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. classes.
Advance Trainings Acquired:
1. International Workshop-cum-Training Programme on “Micro Irrigation
Technologies and Automation in Irrigation Systems” organized by FICCI in
collaboration with MASHAV, Israel from August 6-10, 2007 at New Delhi
2. Participated in Management Development Programme on “Project
Formulation and Appraisal” conducted by Institute of Rural Management,
Anand (IRMA) from March 31- April 5, 2008.
3. Training on “Advances in analysis of soil, plant and irrigation water” from
January 4-24, 2011 at Centre of Advanced Faculty Training, Department of Soil
Science, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab (India).
Projects in hand
Sr. Name of the Project Funding Year of Total
No. Source start outlay
1. “Augmentation of water resources through MoWR, GOI, 2010 42.5
water harvesting in hilly areas” (As Principle New Delhi lakh
2. “Development and popularization of Dept. of Agri. (HP) 2010 23.0
contingent plan for horticultural crop under lakh
production under changing climatic scenario in RKVY
Solan district of Himachal Pradesh”
(Associated as Co-PI)
3. “Evaluation of completed watershed Projects Govt. of HP 2010 2.26
under DPAP/DDP/ WDP/ IWDP” lakh
(Associated as Co-PI)
Project Title: Augmentation of water resources through water harvesting in hilly areas
• To harvest runoff and stream flow for increasing irrigation potential and increasing spring
• To refine and demonstrate technology of roof rain water harvesting at farmers’ field
1. Pathak, H., J.K. Ladha, Yadvinder-Singh, A. Hussain, F. Hussain, R. Munankarmy, M.K.
Gathala, Sudhir Verma, U.K. Singh, and Minh-Long Nguyen. 2009. Resource-
conserving technologies in the rice-wheat system of South Asia: field evaluation and
simulation analysis. In: Ladha JK, Yadvinder-Singh, Erenstein O, Hardy B (Eds.)
Integrated crop and resource management in the rice-wheat system of South Asia. Los
Baños (Philippines): International Rice Research Institute. pp. 297-318.
2. Sudhir Verma and Pradeep K. Sharma. 2008. Long-term effects of organics, fertilizers and
cropping systems on soil physical productivity evaluated using a single value index
(NLWR). Soil and Tillage Research 98:1-10.
3. Sudhir Verma and Pradeep K. Sharma. 2007. Effect of long-term manuring and fertilizers
on carbon pools, soil structure and sustainability under different cropping systems in wet-
temperate zone of north-west Himalayas. Biology and Fertility of Soils 44:235-240.
4. Pradeep K. Sharma and Sudhir Verma. 2006. Impact of Integrated Nutrient Management on
soil physical productivity. In: Balanced fertilization for sustainable crop production -
Proceedings of the National seminar on Integrated Nutrient Management for balanced
fertilization. CSK HPAU, Palampur. November 17-18, 2006. pp 39-43.
5. Sudhir Verma, S. K. Subehia and S. P. Sharma. 2005. Phosphorus fractions in an acid soil
continuously fertilized with mineral and organic fertilizers. Biology and Fertility of Soils
6. S. K. Subehia, Sudhir Verma, and S. P. Sharma. 2005. Effect of long term use of chemical
fertilizers with and without organics on forms of soil acidity, P adsorption and crop yields
in an acid soil. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 53(3):308-314.
7. Sudhir Verma and S. K. Subehia. 2005. Zinc availability in an acid Alfisol as influenced by
long term cropping in a wet temperate zone of Western Himalayas. Agropedology 15:95-
8. Satish Bhardwaj, I P Sharma and Sudhir Verma. 2010. Sustainable management of micro-
watershed resources of north-western Himalayan region. Dr. Y S Parmar University of
Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan.
9. Sudhir Verma and I P Sharma. 2010. Water management for sustainable watershed
development. In: (Eds. Satish Bhardwaj, I P Sharma and SudhirVerma) Sustainable
management of micro-watershed resources of north-western Himalayan region. Dr. Y S
Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan. Pp 18-21.
10. Verma, K S, Mankotia, M S, Bhardwaj, S K and Sudhir Verma. 2010. Assessment report on
impact of climate change in horticulture in Himalayan region under Indian network for
climate change assessment under NPCC and NATCOM, Ministry of Environment and
Forests, GOI, New Delhi, HP. Department of Environmental Science, UHF, Nauni.
Papers/Abstracts in Conferences/ Symposia proceedings
11. Sandeep Sharma and Sudhir Verma. 2010. Long-term effects of lantana addition on soil
nitrogen fractions and their relation with crop yields and N uptake under rice-wheat
cropping. In: Abstracts of the 5th International Nitrogen Conference. 3-7 December,
2010, New Delhi, India
12. P. K. Sharma and Sudhir Verma. 2006. “Soil evaluation for sustainability under different
cropping systems using organic and inorganic fertilizers”. 18th World Congress of Soil
Science held at Philadelphia, USA (July 9-15, 2006).
13. S. K. Subehia, Sudhir Verma, and S. P. Sharma. 2002. “Sustainability of maize-wheat
cropping system in a Western Himalayan soil”. International conference on “Challenges
and options for the sustainable development of the Himalayas beyond 2002” held at CSK
HPKV, Palampur from 1st - 4th October, 2002.