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Scientist Profile
Dr. SUMITRA ARORA
Ph.D. (Ag. Chemicals)
Principal Scientist (Ag. Chemicals)
Email:sumitraarora@hotmail.com
Telephone: 011-25843935
Mobile No.: +919999927849
Research papers
33
Books/ Manuals
09
Patents granted/Filed
04
Book chapters
18
Popular articles
07
Technical bulletins/Ext. folders
00
Technology/Concept developed
06
Top 10 Research Papers:
  • Sumitra, Arora, Mukherji, Irani, Kumar, Aman  and Garg, D.K. (2014). Comparative estimation of pesticide residues in grain, soil and water from IPM and non-IPM trials of Basmati rice., Environ. Monit. & Assess,186 (1): 361-366.
  • Sumitra, Arora, Mukherji, Irani, Kumar, Aman and Tanwar, R.K. (2014). Pesticide residue analysis of soil, water and grain of IPM Basmati rice, Environ. Monit. & Assess, 186 (12):8765– 8772.
  • Kumar, Amit, Arora, Sumitra Mogha, Navin, Salem, S. Al-Deyab, Ansari, Z.A. and Ansari, S.G. (2013). Glutathione coated Zinc oxide nanoparticles: a promising material for pesticide detection, Energy and Environment Focus, 2: 101-107.
  • Arora, Sumitra  Kanojia, A.K., Kumar, Ashok, Sahu, Vikrant  and Mogha, Navin(2012).Bio-pesticide Formulation to control Tomato lepidopteran pest menace, Current Science, 102 (7): 1051-57.
  • Mukherjee, Irani  and Arora, Sumitra (2011). Impact Analysis of IPM Programs in Basmati Rice by Estimation of Pesticide Residues, Bull. Environ. Contam. and Toxicology, 86:307-313.
  • Sumitra, Arora (2008). Insecticide Residues Analysis in Okra and Brinjal from IPM and Non-IPM Fields, Environ. Monit. & Assess,  151 (1): 311-315.
  • Arora, Sumitra, Mukherjee, Irani  and Trivedi, T.P. (2008). Determination of Pesticide Residues in Soil, Water and Grains from IPM and non-IPM Field Trials of Rice, Bull. Environ. Contam. and Toxicology, 81(4): 373-376.
Awards/Honours:

  • Awards from professional societies – 4 (SVWS, VIRA, Bioved etc.)
  • Endeavour Post-Doctoral Award Fellowship-2010 from Department of Education, Employment and workplace Relations, Australian Government.
  • 'Outstanding contribution in ITK field' by ICAR-NCIPM, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.
  • Focal point scientist for SAARC member states to represent country for pesticide information network (SPINet) during 2011-2014.
  • Fellow Mobilization from the “Society of Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development”, IARI, New Delhi.
  • Organized a National seminar on ‘Contextual Relevance of ITKs in plant protection’ during Oct. 28-29, 2015, held at New Delhi.
  • Co-Organized 8th National Seminar on ‘Potential, Prospects and Strategies for Doubling Farmers’ Income: Multi-stakeholder Convergence’ held at Guwahati during Nov. 9-11, 2017.
  • Nominated by DARE/ICAR to conduct training programs on “Safe use and classification of pesticides” at Republic of Maldives (November, 2015) and University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka during December, 2011.
  • Selected as Associate Member from India for the International project on, ‘Maintaining and Ensuring the Pesticides Properties Database (PPDB)’. Published in Chemistry International (The News magazine of the IUPAC). Vol 34 (4): July-August, 2012
  • Letter of appreciation by Professor Buddhi Marambe, Chairman, National Plant Protection Committee & Director, Agriculture Education Unit, for conducting National workshop on “Pesticide Classification” on 16th December 2011, at Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • A prestigious award ARYA BHATT SAMMAN from Vigyan Bharati for innovative research paper entitled, “Indigenous magical tonic to build resistance in vegetables against pests and diseases” in National Conference on ‘Innovations in Indian Science, Engineering & Technology’, held at IARI, New Delhi on November 24-26, 2006.
Membership:

  • Society of Pesticide Sciences, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi
  • Society of Plant Protection Sciences, Division of Nematology, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi
  • Society of Bioved. Bioved Research and Communication Centre, Allahabad, UP
  • Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development, Division of Agricultural Extension, IARI, New Delh
  •  New Age Mobilization Society, Arjun Park, Nangli Dairy, Najafgarh, New Delhi


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