Scientists Biodata

Dr.D.T Meshram

Name                   : Deodas Tarachand Meshram

Designation          : Sr. Scientist (L&WME)

Contact Address   : ICAR-National Research Centre on Pomegranate,

                              Solapur, (O): 0217-2354330

E-Mail                  :

Dr. Deodas Tarachand Meshram (b.13th May, 1970) completed Bachelors (1995) in Agriculture Engineering from PDKV, Akola and Master (1997) in Water Resources Development and Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Ph. D (2010) in Irrigation & Water Management Engineering from CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur. He is having total 19 years experience and written number 31 National, 16 International research papers and 4 books. Presently he is working as Sr. Scientist, (Land and Water Management Engineering) at ICAR-NRC on Pomegranate, Solapur.

Most significant research achievements:

   Developed software for reference crop evapotranspiration

·   Developed stochastic model for time series

·   Standardized subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and lateral geometry of drip irrigation system for pomegranate

·   Developed crop coefficient curve and standardized organic and inorganic mulches for pomegranate

Research Interests:

     Stochastic modeling (ARIMA and SARIMA Model)

    Water saving irrigation methods, Irrigation Scheduling, Watershed Management of fruit crops

    Remote Sensing and GIS Application for Natural Resources Management

    Precision farming

·    Deficit Irrigation


     GATE Scholarship

·      Best Poster Presentation Award (4)

·      Best Oral Presentation Award (1)

Selected Publications:

1.     Meshram, D. T., V. V. Appa Rao, A. K. Singh, B. G. Bagle and D. G. Dhandar (2008). Planning, design and construction of series of check dams for soil and water conservation in micro-watershed. Journal of Agro-meteorology, 10(1):27-32.

2.     Meshram, D.T., V. V. Appa Rao, A. K. Singh and H. K. Mittal (2009). Low cost earthen dam for maximization of fruit crops production in semi-arid region. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 8(2): 30-34.

3.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar, H. K. Mittal and R. C. Purohit (2010). Comparison of reference crop evapotranspiration methods under the major pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) growing district (Solapur) of Western part of Maharashtra State. Journal of Agro-Meteorology. 12(1):44-46.

4.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar, H. K. Mittal and R. C. Purohit (2010). Probability Distribution Functions of weekly reference crop evapotranspiration for Pune district of Maharashtra State, India. MAUSAM. 61(4):517-524.

5.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar and  H. K. Mittal (2010) Water requirement of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Orchards in semi-arid region of Maharashtra, India. Annals of Arid Zone. 49(2):11-18.

6.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar and A.S.Lohakare (2011) ARIMA Model for Forecasting of Evaporation of Solapur station of Maharashtra, India . Mausam 65(6):812-819.

7.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar, N. V. Singh and S. S. Suroshe (2012). Non-destructive leaf area estimation in Pomegranate cv. Bhagwa (Punica granatum L.).  Indian Journal of Horticulture 69(2):163-167.

8.     Meshram, D. T., S. D. Gorantiwar, H. K. Mittal, N. V. Singh and A. S. Lohakare, (2012). Water requirement of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) plants upto five year age. Journal of Applied Horticulture, 14(1):47-50.

9.     Meshram, D. T., V. T. Jadhav,  S. D. Gorantiwar, N. V. Singh and S. S. Suorshe (2012). Stochastic modeling of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) evapotranspiration using Class A pan for Ahmednagar station of Maharashtra. Journal of Agro-meteorology, 14(1):169-179.

10.   Meshram DT and S.D. Gorantiwar (2015). Evaluation pan coefficient for estimating reference crop evapotranspiration
in   Solapur station, Maharashtra. Mausam 66(2): 205-210.

11.   Meshram, D.T., S.D. Gorantiwar, H.K.Mittal and H.K.Jain(2015).Forecasting of Pomegranate (Punicca granatum L.) Evapotranspiration by using ARIMA Model. Indian Journal of Soil Conservation. 45(1):38-46.

12.   Meshram D.T., N.V. Singh and R.K. Pal (2016). Improvement of water use efficiency in Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Bhagava under micro-irrigation system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86(2):192-196.


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