Dr. Doongar Ram Chaudhary

Designation: Sr. Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 6310
E-Mail: drchaudhary[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Nutrient cycling in coastal ecosystem, isolation and characterization of halo-tolerant PGPRs


Soil science, soil fertility, plant nutrition, soil microbiology

Research Paper in Journals:

Chaudhary, D. R. and Baser, B. L. (2002). An appraisal of some soil test procedures for predicting zinc availability to soybean. Journal of Farming Systems Research and Development,  8 :48-52.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M. (2002). Sulphur status of arid soils of western Rajasthan.  Annals of Agricultural Research, 23 : 371-376.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M. (2003) Availability of soil boron fractions to  mustard (Brassica juncea) in arid soils of Rajasthan (India). Agrochimica, XLVII : 173-179. 


Meena, B.L., Manohar, R.S. and Chaudhary, D.R. (2003). Yield attributes, yield and quality of mustard (Brassica juncea) as influenced by phosphorus and Zinc nutrition. Annals of Agricultural Research, 24 : 87-90.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M.  (2003). Profile distribution of boron forms in relation to soil characteristics in arid soils of western Rajasthan. Annals of Agricultural Research, 24 : 314-321. 


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M. (2004) Evaluation of extractants for predicting availability of boron to mustard in arid soils of India. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 35: 267-283 


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M.  (2004).Boron forms and their relationships with soil characteristics. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 52 : 197-199.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M.  (2004).  Boron status of arid soils of western Rajasthan in relation to their characteristics. Journal of the  Indian Society of  Soil Science, 52 : 194-196.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L, M.  (2004). Boron adsorption-desorption in arid soils of India., Agrochimica, XLVIII (3-4): 141-152. 


Chaudhary, D. R., Bhandari, S. C. and Shukla, L. M. (2004). Role of vermicompost for sustainable agriculture. Agricultural Reviews, 25 : 29-39.


Chaudhary, D.R. and Shukla, L.M. (2004). Deficiency, sufficiency and toxicity limit of boron in plants. The Botanica,54 : 160-168.


Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L, M.  (2005). Kinetic of boron desorption from arid soils of India. Agrochimica, XLIX : 212-220. 


Chaudhary, D. R., Shukla, L. M. and Amit-Gupta (2005). Boron equilibria in soil. Agricultural reviews, 26 : 288-294.  


Chaudhary, D.R., Ghosh, Arup and Patolia, J.S. (2006). Characterization of soils of Tsunami affected coastal area of Tamil Nadu for agronomic rehabilitation. Current Science, 91 : 99-104.  


Shilpkar P., Shah Mayur and Chaudhary, D. R. (2007). An alternate use of Calotropis gigantea: Biomethanation. Current Science, 92: 435-437.


Chaudhary, D. R., Arup-Ghosh, Sharma, M. K. and Chikara, J. (2006). Characterization of some salt-affected soils of Amethi (U.P.). Agropedology , 16 : 126:129. 


Ghosh, A., Chaudhary, D. R., Reddy, M. P., Rao, S. N., Chikara, J.,  Pandya, J. B.,  Patolia, J. S., Gandhi, M. R., Adimurthy, S., Vaghela, N., Mishra, S., Rathod, M. R., Prakash, A. R., Shethia, B. D.,  Upadhyay, S. C., Balakrishna, V., Prakash Ch. R. and Ghosh, P. K. (2007). Prospects for jatropha methyl ester (biodiesel) in India. International Journal of Environmental Studies 64 : 659–674.

Chaudhary, D. R., Arup-Ghosh, Chikara, J. and Patolia, J. S. (2008). Soil characteristics and mineral nutrient in Jatropha curcas l. wild population of India. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 39: 1476-1485. 

Ogunwole, J. O., Chaudhary, D. R., Ghosh, A., Daudu, C. K., Chikara, J. and Patolia, J. S. (2008). Contribution of Jatropha curcas to soil quality improvement in a degraded Indian Entisol. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica section B- Soil and Plant Science 58 (3): 245-251.

Rathore, S.S., Chaudhary, D.R., Boricha, Girish N., Arup Ghosh, Bhatt, B.P., Zodape, S.T., and Patolia, J. S. (2009). Effect of seaweed extract on the growth, yield and nutrient uptake of soybean (Glycine max) under rainfed conditions. South African Journal of Botany, 75 (2): 351-355.

Chaudhary, D. R., Arup-Ghosh, Chikara, J. and Patolia, J. S. (2009). Elemental content of three plant species growing on abandoned fly ash landfill. Indian Forester 135 (3): 393-402.

Zodape, S.T., Mukherjee, S., Reddy, M.P., Chaudhary, D.R. (2009). Effect of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) Doty ex silva. extract on grain quality, yield and some yield components of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). International Journal of Plant Production 3 (2): 97-101.

Chaudhary, D.R., Ghosh, A. and Boricha, G.N. (2008). Characterization and Classification Coastal Saline Soils of Paradip, Orissa. Agropedology, 18 (2): 129-133.

Ghosh, A., Chikara, J. Chaudhary, D.R., Prakash, A.R., Boricha, G.N. and Zala, A. (2010). Paclobutrazol arrests vegetative growth and unveils unexpressed yield potential of Jatropha curcas. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 29: 307-315.

Zodape, S.T., Gupta, A., Bhandari, S.C., Rawat, U.S., Chaudhary, D.R., Eswaran K. and Chikara, J. (2011). Foliar application of seaweed sap as biostimulant for enhancement of yield and quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 70: 215-219. 

Ghosh, A. Chikara, J. Chaudhary, D.R. (2011). Diminution of economic yield as affected by pruning and chemical manipulation of Jatropha curcas L. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35: 1021-1029.

Chaudhary, D.R., Lorenz, N.,  Dick, Linda K., and Dick, R. P. (2011). FAME profiling and activity of microbial communities during Jatropha curcas L. residue decomposition in semiarid soils. Soil Science, 176: 625-633.

Chaudhary, D.R., Saxena, J., Lorenz, N., Dick, Linda K., and Dick, R. P. (2012). Microbial profiles of rhizosphere and bulk soilmicrobial communities of biofuel crops switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Applied and Environmental Soil Science, Volume 2012, Article ID 906864, doi:10.1155/2012/906864.

Chaudhary, D.R., Saxena, J., Lorenz, N., and Dick, R. P. (2012). Distribution of recently fixed photosynthate in a switchgrass plant-soil system. Plant and Soil  Environment, 58:249–255.



Shah, M.T., Zodape, S.T., Chaudhary, D.R., Eswaran, K. and Chikara, J. (2013). Seaweed sap as an alternative liquid fertilizer for yield and quality improvement of wheat. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 36: 192-200.

Chaudhary, D.R. and Ghosh, A. (2013). Bioaccumulation of nutrient elements from fly ash-amended soil in Jatropha curcas L.: a biofuel crop. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185: 6705-6712.


Rathore, S.S., Chaudhary, D.R., Vaisya, L.K., Shekhawat, K. and Bhatt, B.P. (2014). Schoenite and potassium sulphate: Indigenous potassic fertilizer for rainfed groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 13: 222-226.

Chaudhary, D.R., Chikara, J. and Ghosh, A. (2014). Carbon and nitrogen mineralization potential of biofuel crop (Jatropha curcas L.) residues in soil. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 14: 15-30.

Chaudhary, D.R., Saxena, J., and Dick, R. P. (2014). Fate of carbon in water stable aggregates during decomposition of 13C labeled corn straw. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 45:1906-1917.

Chaudhary, D.R., Gautama, R.K., Ghosh, A., Chikara, J. and Jha, B. (2015). Effect of Nitrogen Management on Soil Microbial Community and Enzymatic Activities in Jatropha curcas (L) Plantation: A Bio-Fuel Crop. Clean Soil, Air and Water,  10.1002/clen.201400357.


Jadhao, G.R. Chaudhary, D.R., Khadse, V.A. and Zodape, S.T. (2015). Utilization of seaweeds in enhancing productivity and quality of black gram (Vigna mungo) for sustainable agriculture. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, (Accepted).

Chaudhary, D.R., Gautama, R.K, Yousuf, B., Mishra, A. and Jha, B. (2015). Nutrients, microbial community structure and functional gene abundance of rhizosphere and bulk soils of halophytes. Applied Soil Ecology, 91:16-26. 

Papers presentation in conferences: 

Chaudhary, D. R., Baser, B. L. and Totawat, K. L. (1999). Zinc absorption by  different crops grown in soils of Rajasthan.Proc. Plant Physiology for Sustainable Forestry, Agri-Horticulture and Industry (Bora et al., eds.). pp. 129 - 134.

Chaudhary, D. R., Baser, B. L. and Bhandari, S. C. (2000). Evaluation of chemical methods for estimating plant available zinc in soils of Rajasthan. International Conference on Managing Natural Resources. Extended Summaries, 2 : 230- 231.

Chaudhary, D. R., Baser, B.L. and Shukla, L. M. (2002). Evaluation of soil test methods for predicting zinc availability to groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in soils of Rajasthan. Presented at the National Symposium on Agriculture in Changing Global Scenario held at New Delhi, Abs. pp. 95.  

Bhargava, G.P. and Chaudhary, D.R. (2004). Genetic diversity in the alkali soils of the Indo-Gengetic alluvial plain. Presented in National Seminar on Soil Survey and Land use Planning held at NBSS& LUP, Nagpur, Abs. pp., 26-27. 

Bhargava, G.P. and Chaudhary, D.R. (2005). The quantity-intensity relationship of sodium in sodic Vertisols and Natrustalfs. Presented in International Conference on Soil, Water and Environmental Quality held at New Delhi on 28 Jan.- 1 Feb., 2005. pp. 220. 

Patolia, J. S., Zodape, S. T., Chaudhary, D. R., Arup-Ghosh, and Rajyaguru, M. R. (2006). Liquid seaweed fertilizer as a source of micronutrients to crops. Presented in National Seminar on Standards and Technologies of Non-conventional Organic Inputs held at PDCSR, Modipuram, Meerut (U.P.) on 8-9 April, 2006.

Chaudhary, D. R., Arup-Ghosh, Chikara, J. and Patolia, J. S. (2006). Effect of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza on nutrient content of jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Presented in International Conference on Bio-Fuel Vision 2015 held at Bikaner (Rajasthan) on 13-15 Oct., 2006.

Chaudhary, D. R., Ghosh, A. and Boricha, G. N. (2007). Characterization of salt affected coastal soils of Paradip, Orissa. Presented in Annual convention of Indian Society of Soil Science 2007 held at Birsa Agricultural university, Ranchi on 2-5 Nov., 2007.

Chaudhary, D. R., Ghosh, A., Chikara, J., Reddy, M. P. and Patolia, J. S. (2007). Role of Jatropha Plantations on Wasteland towards Sequestration of Carbon dioxide. Presented in National Conference on: global temperature rise: an Indian effort towards mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions – A brain storming session Held during 21-22 sept., 2007 at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Ghosh, A., Chaudhary, D. R., Chikara, J., Bhuva, H. M., Parmar, D. R. and Patolia J. S. (2007). Response of Jatropha curcas grown on wasteland to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization. Presented in National seminar on Biofuels: production, methodologies, utilization techniques and challenges ahead held on 22-23 March 2007 at MERDO, Ludhiana, Punjab pp. 32-35.

Chitroda, R. L., Boricha, G.N., Chaudhary, D. R., Prakash, C.R. and Reddy, M. P. (2008). Evaluation of some jatropha accessions for growth and yield attributes. Presented in XXII Gujarat Science Congress held on 9March, 2008 at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, pp. 10.  

Boricha, G.N., Chaudhary, D. R., Arup Ghosh, Chitroda, R. L. and Chaikara, J. (2008). Growth, foliage nutrient content and changes in soil characteristics affected by plant density of Jatropha curcas in Indian wasteland: A preliminary study. Presented in XXII Gujarat Science Congress held on 9March, 2008 at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, pp. 22.

Chaudhary, D. R. and Ghosh, A. (2009). Seasonal Variation in the Nutrient Composition of the Foliage of Young Jatropha Stand. Presented in ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings 1-5 Nov. 2009 Pittsburg, PA.

Book/ book chapter

Chaudhary, D. R. and Shukla, L. M. (2007). Soil test methods for assessing nutrients availability. In: Emerging Trends in Soil Management. (Eds.) Kapoor, B. B. S., Mathur, S. K., and Soni, M.L. pp. 43-90.  Madhu Publications, Bikaner 334 003 (India) ISBN 81- 86644-13-X.


Ghosh, A.,  Chikara, J., and Chaudhary, D.R. (2012). Value-addition of jatropha cake and its utilization as manure in jatropha and other crops. In : Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop: Volume 1: Farming, Economics and Biofuel (Eds.) N. Carels, M. Sujatha and Bir Bahadur. pp. 355-368. Springer Science+Business Media New York. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-4806-8_19.

Fellowship and Award:

Availed BOYSCAST fellowship 2008-09 (Department of Science and Technology, GOI) and visited School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University from 20/05/2009 to 19/05/2010 worked on "studies on microbial community dynamics associated with rhizosphere carbon flow and carbon dynamics in soil using 13carbon pulse-chase labeling method".  

 Awards Shri Ram Khad Patrika Award (Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi), 2003

 S. K. Seth prize 2009 for best research paper in Ecology and Environment by the Indian Forester, Dehradun