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Name : Dr. Bansa Singh
Designation : Principal Scientist
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Telephone (Office) : +91-512-2580986 Ext. 4209
Mobile No. : +91-7268022362
Date of joining ICAR : 5th August 1991
Discipline and specialization : Nematology, Host plant resistance and nematode management in pulse crops
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :
  • Management Development Programme on Consultancy Projects Management during 22-27 Aug., 2014 at NAARM, Hyderabad.
  • Drafting Interpretation of Patent Specification and Claims during 12-13 Dec., 2011 at NIIPM, Nagpur.
  • PME of Agricultural Research and Development Projects during 8-12 March, 2010 at NIRD, Hyderabad.
  • Leadership for Innovation in Agriculture during 3-7 Nov., 2008 at IIM, Lucknow.

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Identified some wild relatives of pigeonpea resistant to Heterodera cajani and Meloidogyne javanica. Identified some lines of mungbean, urdbean, lentil and fieldpea resistance to root knot nematodes.
  • Demonstrated the susceptibility of some wilt resistant pigeonpea and chickpea genotypes/donors in presence of root knot nematodes.
  • Worked out the integrated nematode management in pigeonpea, urdbean and chickpea. Identified two cropping sequences Sorghum + Urdbean – Wheat and Urdbean – Wheat + mustard which can reduce 82.7 and 75.6% root knot nematode population in one year.
  • Found out the toxic effects of root exudates of sorghum on root knot nematode juveniles.
  • The status of nematode problems in chickpea, pigeonpea, lentil, mungbean and urdbean was found out by surveying the area for three years. Lesion nematode, Pratylenchus thornei was found major nematode infesting chickpea and lentil, Hoplolaimus was most prominent nematode in pigeonpea in Bundelkhand.
  • Heterodera cajani infection in urdbean caused reduction in grain yield as well as total protein content of grains.
  • In absence of host Heterodera cajani survived more than three years but less than four years in cysts.
  • Worked out 2 years non host cropping sequence to bring down Heterodera cajani population.

Current area of research

To work out cropping systems for the management of root knot and pigeonpea cyst nematode in pulse crops. Also working on bio fumigant crops for management of root knot nematodes in pulse based cropping systems.


  • Singh B. Devindrappa, Hazra K.K., Singh U. and Gupta S.(2020). Eco–friendly management of Meloidogyne javanica in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using organic amendments and bio–control agent. Journal of Cleaner Production 257:1-8. (
  • Singh B., Das A., Parihar A.K., Bhagwati B., Singh B., Pathak K.N., Dwivedi K., Das N., Keshari K., Midha R.L., Kumar R., Pratap A. Kumar V. and Gupta S.(2020). Delineation of Genotype by Environment interactions for identification and validation of resistant genotypes in mungbean to root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) using GGE biplot. Scientific Reports DOI:
  • Singh B. and Devindrappa M.(2019). Methodology for In vitro culturing of lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei) on carrot discs. Indian Journal of Nematology. 49(1):107-110.
  • Gautam N.K., Marla S., Mirza N., Khan Z., Singh B., Wankhade D.P. and Gawande B.H.(2017). Evaluation of fieldpea accessions for root knot nematode resistance and possible role of NADP dependent malic enzume in host resistance. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 77(4): 556-563.
  • Singh B.and Jagadeeswaran R.(2014). Phytoparasitic nematodes associated with chickpea in Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 84(10):1284-7.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Second Best Oral Presentation Award at National Symposium on Climate Smart Agriculture for Nematode Management at ICAR-CCARI, Ela, Old Goa from 11-13 January, 2017.
  • Best Poster Presentation at 4th National Symposium on Transforming Indian Agriculture towards Food and Nutritional Security held at IGFRI Jhansi on 20-21 Feb. 2016.
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, 2009.
  • Fellow of Nematological Society of India, 2004.
  • IARI SRF in Ph.D. from 1987-1990.
  • JRF in M.Sc. Agriculture from 1984-1986.
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