Dr. Namita Das Saha
M.Sc., Ph.D.(Environmental Sciences)
Sr. ScientistContact Address:
ICAR-CTRI RS, Dinhata, West Bengal
Phone (Mobile): 7838731359
Email Address: Namita.Saha@icar.gov.in
Employment Record
  • Assistant Professor, Central University of Bihar, Patna:  01/09/2011 – 24/12/2013
  • Scientist, ICAR – IARI, New Delhi: 01/01/2014 – 31/08/2020
  • Sr. Scientist, ICAR – IARI, New Delhi: 01/09/2020 – 16/04/2022
  • Sr. Scientist, ICAR – CTRI-RS, Dinhata: 17/04/2022 – till date
Area of Interest
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • PGPR based biotic and abiotic stress alleviation in crops
  • Microbial inoculants based improvement in Turmeric, Chilli and other crops
  • Developing microbial mitigation technique for mitigating GHG emission from Agricultural soil
  • Impact analysis of anthropogenic stressors like agricultural management practices like organic farming,      elevated CO2, temperatures, tropospheric Ozone (O3) on soil ecosystems with an emphasis on soil
        microbiota, different extracellular enzymes and related ecosystem functions like nutrient mineralization      processes and dynamics
  • Microbial quorum sensing mediated plant pathogenesis in the context of climate change in        vegetable crops
  • Microplastics contaminations in soil and consequent effects on agriculture and vice versa
  • Publications
    1. Saha, Namita Das., Chaudhary, A. K. Singh and Bhowmik, A. 2021. Evaluation of Bt cotton effects on belowground microbial community structure and function in tropical western India. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology DOI: 10.1007/s13762-021-03543-4.
    2. Saha, Namita Das., Chaudhary, A., Singh, S.D., Singh, Singh, D., Walia, Suresh and Das, T.K. 2015. Plant Pathogenic Microbial Communication Affected by elevated temperature in Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorm. Current Microbiology 71:585-593.
    3. Saha, Partha., Ghoshal, Chandrika., Saha, Namita Das., Aakriti Verma, Srivastava, Mohita., Pritam Kalia and B.S. Tomar 2021. Marker assisted pyramiding of downy mildew resistant gene Ppa3 and black rot resistant gene Xca1bo in popular early cauliflower variety Pusa Meghna. Frontier in Plant Science. https://doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.603600
    4. Trivedi, Ankita., Bhattacharyya, R., Ghosh, Abhijit., Saha, Namita Das., et al. 2021. 60 years of fertilization and liming impacts on soil organic carbon stabilization in a sub-tropical Alfisol. Environmental Science and Pollution Research DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-021-14019-w
    5. Das, N and Chaudhary, A. 2014. Effect of elevated temperature and CO2 on Quorum sensing mediated virulence in soft rot causing Pectobacterium carotovorum pv. carotovorum. Indian Journal of Horticulture 71:227-231
    6. Mahmoud, A., Singh, S.D. Muralikrishna, K.S., Pathak, H. and Saha, N.D. 2016. Soil microbial responses as influenced by Jatropha plantation under rainfed condition in North-West India. Agroforestry Systems. DOI: 10.1007/s10457-016-0010-4.
    7. Maity, Partha Pratim., Chakrabarty, Bidisha., Purakayastha, T J., Bhatia, Arti., Das Saha, Namita., Jatav, Raghuveer., Sharma, Abhilasha., Bhowmik, Arpan., Kumar, Vinod and Chakrabarty, Debasish 2020. Do elevated CO2 and temperature affect organic nitrogen fractions and enzyme activities in soil under rice crop? Soil Research (Accepted)
    8. Nandi, LL., Saha, P., Sarika Jaiswal., Lyngdoh, Y.A., Behera, T.K., Pan, R.S., Munshi, A.D., Saha, N.D., Hossain, F., Srivastava, M. and Tomar, BS. 2020. Bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and elements content variation in indigenous and exotic Solanum sp. and their suitability in recommended daily diet. Scientia Horticulturae 287 110232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110232
    9. Saha, P., Ghoshal, C., Ray, S.,Saha, N.D., Srivastava, M., Kalia, P. and Tomar, B.S. 2020. Genetic analysis of downy mildew resistance and identification of molecular markers linked to resistance gene Ppa207 on chromosome 2 in cauliflower. Euphytica 216:183.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-020-02696-6
    10. Vanlalneihi, B., Saha, P., Kalia, P., Jaiswal, S., Kundu, A., Saha, N.D., Singh, S., Singh, N. 2020. Chemometric approach based characterization and selection of mid-early cauliflower for bioactive compounds and antioxidant Activity. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 57(1):293-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-019-04060-6
    11. Vanlalneihi, B., Saha, P., Kalia, P., Singh, S. Saha, N.D., Kundu, A., Singh, N. andBhowmik, A 2020. Genetic and principal component analysis for agro-morphological traits, bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity variation in breeding lines of early Indian cauliflower and their suitability for Breeding. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology. 95 (1): 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2019.1627912


    • Awarded SERB Indo-US Post Doctoral Fellowship by IUSSTF (self declined) in 2016
    • Recipient of Young Achiever Award” by SADHANA, HP, 2020
    • Recipient of Environmentalist of the year by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi by 2020
    • Recipient of best oral presentation by SCSI, New Delhi in 2020.
    • Finalist in National “e-Poster Olympiad on ‘Soils, Biomes and Resilience to Climate Change’ by Soil Conservation Society of India (SCSI) in 2020
    • Recipient of Young Environmental Scientist Award from Society for Horticultural Research and Development, SD-70 Shastri Nagar, Gaziabad 201002 (U.P.), India
    • Recipient of UGC-Junior Research Fellowship in 2007
    • Recipient of ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship in 2005
    • NET in Environmental Science by UGC in 2007
    • NET in Environmental Science by ICAR in 2008
    • Editorial Board member of “Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology”
    • Academic editor of “International Journal of Environment and climate change”