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Profile of Dr. K.K. Hazra

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Name : Dr. K.K. Hazra
Designation : Senior Scientist
Email :
Telephone (Office) : +91 0512-2580994, Ext. 3007
Mobile No. : +91-8953455970
Date of joining ICAR : 20th April 2010
Discipline and specialization : Agronomy
Training/advance exposure in the area of work :

Training on carbon modeling at NBSS&LUP, Nagpur (April 26 to May 5, 2011).

Professional Information

Contribution to the scientific advancement

  • Developed sustainable phosphorus management option(s) for aerobic rice-lentil production system in alkaline IGP soil.
  • Optimized agronomic practices in summer mungbean for higher yield and water use efficiency.
  • Developed protocol for improved nodule characters in chickpea.

Current area of research

  • Alleviate nutrients and abiotic stresses in pulse crops through agronomic interventions.
  • Pulse-inclusive intercropping systems: cultivar compatibility, resource use efficiency and bio-system engineering.
  • Relay pulse cropping systems.


  • Hazra K.K. et al. (2014). Long-term effect of pulse crops inclusion on soil–plant nutrient dynamics in puddled rice (Oryza sativa L.)-wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cropping system on an Inceptisol of Indo-Gangetic plain zone of India. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 100(1), 95-110
  • Hazra K.K. et al. (2018). Improving soil organic carbon pools through inclusion of summer mungbean in cereal-cereal cropping systems in Indo-Gangetic plain. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 64(12),1690-1704.
  • Hazra K.K. et al. (2019). Diversification of maize-wheat cropping system with legumes and integrated nutrient management increases soil aggregation and carbon sequestration. Geoderma 353, 308-319
  • Venkatesh M.S., Hazra K.K. et al. (2019). Integrated phosphorus management in maize-chickpea rotation in moderately-alkaline Inceptisol in Kanpur, India: An agronomic and economic evaluation. Field Crops Research 233, 21-32
  • Hazra K.K. et al. (2020). Categorization of Chickpea Nodules and Their Relation with Plant Growth. National Academy Science Letters 1-5

Awards and Fellowships

International Plant Nutrition Institute Scholar Award 2015 (USA)

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