• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

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 kumararaja
Kumararaja, P. Shri
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Soil Science-Soil Chemistry/Soil fertility/Soil microbiology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Soil Science-Soil Chemistry/Soil fertility/Soil microbiology
Research areas:
  • Improvement of Pond bottom and water quality by chemical means.
  • Product development for dissolved oxygen enhancement in pond water.
  • Carbon sequestration through biochar from pond sediment sludge.
Brief profile:

After taking Masters in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry in 2005 and PhD in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry in 2015 I am working in CIBA since 2013 on “Treatments for improvement of pond bottom and water quality. I currently work in division of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. I have worked on oxiding agents for enhancing the organic matter degradation, environmental monitoring of shrimp and fish farms.I have contributed to development of improved methods of pond preparation. I have interests in pond bottom sediment quality improvement by Advanced Oxidation Technology. Pond water quality management by biopolymer based adsorbents and ion exchange materials. Efficient and economic utilization of sludge by converting to biochar and use it as amendment for removal of nutrients from discharge water.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1To develop and evaluate the treatments for pond bottom and water quality improvement.Institute
2National Initiatives on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) – Impact of climate change on aquaculture and mitigation options for minimizing green house gases from aquaculture sector.ICAR
3 Development of Integrated multitrophic aquaculture systems in Sindudhurg district, MaharastraMinistry of Environment and Forest, GOI.

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Gold medal for standing first in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry during M.Sc. at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Best paper award for “ Modified bentonite for adsorptive removal of heavy metals from aqeous system by Kumararaja, P., Manjaiah, K.M., and Datta, S.C. in National Conference Advances in Applied chemical Sciences and Materials Technology” (ACSMT 2014) at Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna University, Trichy, 17 - 18, October 2014.
  • Best oral presentation award for Kumararaja, P. and Manjaiah, K.M. . Adsorptive removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by starch-g-poly (acrylic acid)/sodium bentonite composite. National Conference on Advances in Process Engineering at SASTRA University, Thanjavur, 10-11 October 2014.
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. P Kumararaja., K.M. Manjaiah, S.C.Datta and T.P. Ahammad Shabeer (2015). Potential of bentonite for heavy metal immobilization in soil. Clay Research. Vol 33. No. 2, pp. 83-96
  2. P Kumararaja. and K.M. Manjaiah (2015). Health Risk Assessment of metal intake through Amaranthus (Amaranthus blitum c.v. Pusa Kirti) grown on contaminated soil amended with bentonite. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 73(2), June 2016: 224-228
  3. Kumararaja P., O.P. Premi and B.K.Kandpal. Application of Boron Enhances Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea) Productivity and Quality Under Boron Deficient Calcareous Soil in Semi-Arid Environment. Ecology, Environment and Conservation.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. P Kumararaja., K.M. Manjaiah, S.C.Datta and T.P. Ahammad Shabeer (2015). Potential of bentonite for heavy metal immobilization in soil. Clay Research. Vol 33. No. 2, pp. 83-96
  2. P Kumararaja. and K.M. Manjaiah (2015). Health Risk Assessment of metal intake through Amaranthus (Amaranthus blitum c.v. Pusa Kirti) grown on contaminated soil amended with bentonite. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 73(2), June 2016: 224-228
  3. Kumararaja P., O.P. Premi and B.K.Kandpal. Application of Boron Enhances Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea) Productivity and Quality Under Boron Deficient Calcareous Soil in Semi-Arid Environment. Ecology, Environment and Conservation.
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