Dr M L Dotaniya, Scientist at Division of Environmental Soil Science, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal under the umbrella of ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, GOI. He has completed his bachelor degree from the SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, Rajasthan. After that M. Sc. (Ag) Soil Science from GBPUA & T, Pantnagar as a Junior Research Fellow; Ph. D. in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi as a CSIR Research scholar. Dr Dotaniya worked in his academic mostly on soil fertility aspect, i.e. Management of N and K in Indo-Gangatic plain of India by application of crop residue management; use of sugarcane waste material for minimizing/ enhancing the P use efficiency soils. After that, he selected for the Scientist post through the ASRB and joined the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad on April, 2010. The division is also engaged in determining baseline concentration of heavy metals for delineating contaminated areas, evaluating sink capacity of soils for heavy metal pollutants, developing technologies for remediation of polluted soils, developing technologies for safe use of different waste material in agriculture, developing soil management practices for minimizing emission of greenhouse gases, and studying impact and risk assessment of nano-particles on soil health and plant nutrition. He is mainly focused on heavy metals pollution and their remediation options. Developed Geo-accumulation index for tannery irrigated fields, metal toxicity limits in sewage irrigated lands, evaluation of multi-metal toxicity in crop plants. Soil fertility limits in tribal dominated belt of MP. He has published many research papers, articles, review papers, book chapters and books on heavy metal aspects. He is working as a member of the Editorial board of repute magazine as well as scientific journals. His scientific contribution rewarded many prestigious Awards by repute societies and organizations. Dr Dotaniya acting as a Reviewer for a number of journals; and actively engaged in extension activities for the upliftment of agricultural communities across the India.
Dr. M L Dotaniya research interests are Soil & Water pollution, Multi metal toxicity, Heavy metal Remediation, Safe use of sewage and sludge in agriculture