Central Island Agriculture Research Institute
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Brief Introduction



Name Kiran Karthik Raj
Designation Scientist
Mobile No +91 9188211708 , +91 7063906727
E-mail Id: kiran.kr@icar.gov.in , kiran14iari@gmail.com
Area of Specialization: Soil fertility and plant nutrition, Carbon dynamics, Climate change, Organic farming
Research Experienced (in years):
Ongoing Projects:
  • Organic farming studies for sustaining productivity of island cropping systems
Awards/ Recognition:
  • Best Research Scholar Award - 2020 in “International Web Conference on New Trends in Agriculture, Environmental and Biological Sciences for Inclusive Development (NTAEBSID)-2020” by Agro Environmental Development Society (2020).
  • Best Research Paper Award (Poster Session) from Indian Poultry Science Association (2018).
  • Best Research Paper Award (Oral Session) from Indian Poultry Science Association (2018).
  • Young Scientist Award for the Best Research Paper Presented (Oral) by Centre for Environment and Development (2017).
  • International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Scholar Award-2016 by Board of Directors of IPNI, USA (2016).
Technology /patents: developed
  • A novel application of 14C labelling was established as a reliable technique was established to screen soybean genotypes (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) for iron deficiency tolerance.
  • Established scientific basis for the use of 14C content in the root exudates as a novel application of radiocarbon labelling for screening iron deficiency tolerance of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) genotypes.
Variety / Breed developed:
  • Nil
Training attended (National / International):
  • Nil
List of publications
  • Raj, Kiran Karthik, Pandey, R. N., Singh, B. and Talukdar, A. (2019). 14C labelling as a reliable technique to screen soybean genotypes (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) for iron deficiency tolerance. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 322 (2): 655-662. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-019-06708-1
  • Raj, Kiran Karthik, Pandey, R. N., Singh, B., Talukdar, A., Meena, M. C. and Chobhe K. A. (2020). Evidences for the Use of 14C Content in the Root Exudates as a Novel Application of Radiocarbon Labelling for Screening Iron Deficiency Tolerance of Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) Genotypes. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 326 (1), 487-496. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07284-5
  • Kiran, K. R., Ravi, M. V., Dhanya, B., Janagoudar, B. S., Umesh, M. R. and Narayanarao, K. (2016). Do emissions from thermal power plants affect crop productivity? A study from the vicinity of Bellary Thermal Power Station, Karnataka, India. J Environ Biol., 37(5):949-54.
  • Adamala, S., Velmurugan, A., Swarnam, T.P., Subramani, T., and Kiran, K. R. (2018) Soil and water conservation measures for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Journal of Andaman Science Association, 23(2): 141-147.
  • Raj, Kiran Karthik and Swain, S. (2019). Perspectives of adopting organic farming for healthy life and sustainable environment. In: Gangaiah B., Bohra, P., Haridas, H., Bala, P. A., Sakthivel, K., Ahmed S. K. Z., Bommayasamy, N., Saravanan, K., Singh S. K. and Swarnam, T. P. An overview of integrated farming systems of coastal India. ICAR - Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, pp 79-82.
  • Raj, Kiran Karthik, Srividhya, S. and Velmurugan, A. (2019). Management of Soil Quality in Coastal Agro-ecosystems of India. In: Gangaiah B., Bohra, P., Haridas, H., Bala, P. A., Sakthivel, K., Ahmed S. K. Z., Bommayasamy, N., Saravanan, K., Singh S. K. and Swarnam, T. P. An overview of integrated farming systems of coastal India. ICAR - Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, pp. 83-88 (2019).