Dr. Narendra Kumar Tyagi

Former Director CSSRI Karnal and Former Member ASRB, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Areas of Interest:

Land and Water Resources Management, Irrigation and Drainage, Hydrology, Salinity and Environment, Climate Change


Salinity Management, Climate Smart Agriculture, Irrigation & Drainage

Consultancy Areas:

Evaluation of Irrigation Projects, Policy and Institutions for Climate Resilient Sustainable Farming Systems, Evaluation of Water Quality, Technologies & Policies for Improving Water Use Efficiency


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

During his professional career, he played a key role in conceptualizing solutions for salinity management, leading national programme on technology development, increasing public awareness and organizing government support for land rehabilitation programmes. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) bestowed several coveted awards such as Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Prize and J. L. Nehru Award for his scientific contributions. While working in ASRB from 2005 to 2011, he was instrumental in streamlining the recruitment and assessment process in Agricultural Research Service (ARS) by piloting several important reforms.

Professional Experience:

  • Member Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) - ICAR 2005-2011.
  • Director Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI) Karnal.
  • Principal Scientist (Irrigation Management) 1986-2004.


Water Quality, Land Drainage, Irrigation Management, Land Reclamation, Climate Smart Agriculture


Contact Information


Address: A-5/101, Olive County, Sector-5, Vaundhara, Ghaziabad-201012, Uttar Pradesh, India
Phone: 91-120-6768891, +91-9818911253 (M)

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  • B. Sc. Ag. Engineering &Tech. 1967 GBPUAT Pantnagar, India.
  • M. Tech. (Ag. Engineering-Soil & Water Cons. Eng.) 1969 IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • PhD Civil Engineering (Water Resources Management) 1983 JNTU Hyderabad, India.
  • Post Doctoral (Environmental Planning) 1990 USU Logan, Utah, USA.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Kidwai Award for outstanding research in water resources management.
  • Basantrao Naik Award for Rainfed Agriculture.
  • Senior Fulbright Fellowship in Environmental Planning.
  • Member CIGR Board (Land & Water).

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2006

Year of Birth: 1947