Dr. Bhupal Singh

 

Bhupal Singh obtained B.Tech. degree from Pant Nagar University (1968), M.S. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1970) and Ph.D. from University of New Castle, UK (1977).

 

He received Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Scholarship (1968), Gold Medal at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (1970), Commonwealth Fellowship in UK (1974), UNDP (FAO) Senior Fellowship in USA (1979), and  ISAE Commendation Medal (1989). The Institution of Engineers (India) has awarded him the Diploma of Fellowship (1989) and he is a Chartered Engineer.

 

He is a Life Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), Life Member of Indian Society of Soil & Water Conservationists (ISSWC) and is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India).

 

He has served as a Soil Scientist for the All India Coordinated Research Project for Dry Land Agriculture (ICAR) from 1971 to 1974, as Head of Soil & Water Management Department at Tea Research Association from 1977 to 1991 and as a visiting professor at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok (1983).

 

As an Executive Director of SWM Services Pvt. Ltd., he is currently offering technical consultancy services to tea plantations in Assam, West Bengal, Cachar, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Nepal, Bangladesh and Tanzania since 1991 with major emphasis on soil management, reclamation of marginal lands, land drainage system design, sprinkler irrigation design, flood protection, pump outlets, organic tea plantation management etc.

 

He has conducted more than fifty lecture courses, seminars, and workshops for the executives of tea companies in India and has delivered more than hundred lectures on various subjects related to land and water management.

 

He has published more than 30 papers in national and international journals, written a book on ‘Drainage in Tea’ and another book on ‘Irrigation in Tea’. He has contributed a chapter  on ‘Drainage of waterlogged tea soils with special reference to Northeast India’ in a book entitled ‘Global Advances in Tea Science’ edited by Dr. N.K. Jain, ex-Director of Tea Research Association (1999).