भाकृअनुप - केन्द्रीय पटसन एवं समवर्गीय रेशा अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified Institute

Dr. Sonali Paul Mazumdar

Scientist (Sr. Scale)

Soil Science-Soil Chemistry/Fertility/ Microbiology


Nutrient management and soil quality, carbon sequestration under jute and ramie based cropping system, functional diversity of microbial communities in jute and ramie based cropping systems, development of soil test based targeted yield equations and development of environment friendly low cost retting technology for jute. Front line demonstrations on soil test and targeted yield based fertilizer application; Demonstration of improved retting technology with microbial formulation “CRIJAF Sona”.


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  1. To study changes in soil quality, crop productivity and sustainability under jute-rice-wheat cropping system, (AICRP-ICAR sponsored)
  2. Soil test and resource based integrated plant nutrient supply system for sustainable agriculture, (AICRP-ICAR sponsored)
  3. Quantitative assessment of carbon and moisture fluxes over Jute based agro-ecosystem: Integrating ground observations, satellite data and modeling,(ISRO-NRSC sponsored)
  4. Soil health characterization and carbon sequestration potential in ramie based cropping system in North Eastern India,(In House Project)
  5. Studies on Nitrogen Dynamics under Rice-Flax Cropping System, (In House Project)
  6. Environment friendly low cost retting technology for jute and metagenomics of retting microbiome, (In House Project)
  7. Conservation agricultural practices of jute based cropping systems under climate change scenario, (In House Project)
  8. Studies on ribbon retting methods for quality fibre production in jute and mesta,(In House Project)
  9. Climate change risk assessment in jute production and related advisory services through Decision Support System (DSS),(In House Project)
  10. Scope of value chain development in jute and role of farmers producers organization, (In House Project)

  1. Best Oral presentation Award in International Seminar on Agriskills for Convergence in Research, Industry and Livelihood organized by Crop and Weed Science Society, BCKV, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India during 28th Nov to 1st Dec, 2019
  2. Best poster award in International conference on technological interventions in agricultural sciences for enhanced productivity, nutritional quality and value addition. Organized by Hi-Tech Horticultural Society during 17-19 February 2015 at Medziphema, Dhimapur, Nagaland, India

  1. Mazumdar, S.P., Kundu, D.K., Saha, A.R., Majumdar, B., Saha, R., Singh, A.K., Barman, D. Ghosh,D., Dey, R., Behera, M.S., Mitra, S. and Bhattacharyya, P. (2018) Carbon and nutrient dynamics under long-term nutrient management in tropical rice-wheat-jute system. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science , https://doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2018.1446521
  2. Mazumdar, S.P., A.R. Saha, B. Majumdar, M. Kumar, N.M. Alam, P. Dey, R. Saha, S. Sasmal and R. Bhattacharya (2020) Integrated nutrient management and formulation of fertilizer prescription equation for recommendation of fertilizers for potato on alluvial soils of eastern India. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol.41
  3. Nayak, A.K., Gangwar, B. Shukla, A.K., Mazumdar, S.P, Kumar, A., Raja, R., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., Rai, P.K. and Kumar, U. (2012) Long-term effect of different Integrated nutrient management on soil organic carbon and its fractions and sustainability of Rice-Wheat system in Indo Gangetic Plains of India. Field Crop Research, 127: 129-139
  4. Majumdar, B., Chattopadhyay, L., S. Barai, Saha, A. R., Sarkar, S., Sarkar, S.K., Mazumdar, S.P., Saha, R. and Jha, S.K. (2019) Impact of conventional retting of jute (Corchorus spp.) on the environmental quality of water: a case study. Environ Monit Assess(2019), 191: 440 ttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7589-7
  5. Singh, A. K., Mazumdar, S. P., Saha, A. R. & Kundu, D.K. (2017) Soil Quality Changes Resulting from Long-Term Fertilizer Application Under Intensive Cropping System in Alluvial Soils. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 13, 1503–1510. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2017.1373790
  6. Singh, A. K., Behera, M.S., Mazumdar, S. P., & Kundu, D.K. (2019) Soil Carbon Sequestration in Long-Term Fertilization Under Jute-Rice-Wheat Agro- Ecosystem. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, Vol. 50, No. 6, 739–748.https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2019.1589483
  7. Chakraborti, M., Prasanna, B.M., Hossain, F., Mazumdar, S., Singh, A.M., Guleria, S.and Gupta, H.S. (2011) Identification of kernel iron- and zinc-rich maize inbreds and analysis of genetic diversity using microsatellite markers J. Plant Biochem. Biotechnol. (July–Dec 2011), 20(2):224–233
  8. Chakraborty,D., Mazumdar, S.P., Garg, R.N., Banerjee, S. and Santra,P., Singh, R. and Tomar, R.K. (2011) Pedotransfer functions for predicting points on the moisture retention curve of Indian soils. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81 (11): 1030-1036
  9. Prasanna, B.M., Mazumdar,S., Chakraborti, M., Hossain, F., Manjaiah, K.M., Aggarwal, P.K., Guleria, S.K., Gupta, H.S. (2011) Genetic variability and genotype x environment interactions for kernel iron and zinc concentrations in maize (Zea mays) genotypes. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81 (8): 704–11
  10. Kaur Ranjeet, Mazumdar, S.P., Chanda,P., Sharma, S.K., Kamble, K.H., Mendiratta, N., Tomar, R.K., Garg, R.N., Singh, R. and Chakraborty, D. (2013) Biophysical linkage with simulation modelling for sustainable land use and agricultural productivity. Procedia Environmental Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2013.04.110)