Profile of Dr Goraksha Wakchaure


Name: Dr. Goraksha C. Wakchaure

Designation: Sr. Scientist (Agriculture Structure and Process Engineering)

Date of Birth: 05.06.1980

Area of Specialization: Water stress and post-harvest management, Conservation agriculture

Email Id:

Mobile: +91-7350916985; Phone: 02112-254057, Fax: 02112-254056




Year of Passing


PhD (Agricultural Engg.)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Master (Agricultural Engg.)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

B. Tech (Agricultural Engg.)


Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, M.S.

Professional History




Sr. Scientist

February, 2018 to till Date

ICAR-National Institute for Abiotic Stress Management,  Baramati, Pune, India

Scientist (Sr. Scale)

February, 2013-2018


ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, India


March, 2012

ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, Pune, India


June,  2019

ICAR-Directorate of Mushroom Research, Solan, H.P., India


February, 2009

ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, Telangana, India



Published more than 20 research papers, 10 popular articles, 2 books, 3 technical bulletins and 7 book chapters. h-index 8, i10-index 8 with more than 234 citations in international literature.

Publications List (10 best)

  1. Wakchaure, G.C.*, Mani, I., 2009. Effect of binders and pressures on physical quality of some biomass briquettes. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 46(4), 24−30.
  2. Wakchaure, G.C.*, Mani, I., 2011. Thermal and storage characteristics of biomass briquettes with organic binders. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 48(4), 43−53.
  3. Meena, K.K.*, Kumar, M., Mishra, S.*, Ojha, S. K., Wakchaure, G. C., Sarkar, B., 2015. Phylogenetic study of methanol oxidizers from Chilika−Lake sediments using genomic and metagenomic approaches. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 55(2), 151−162. DOI 10.1007/s12088-015-0510-3
  4. Wakchaure, G. C.*, Choudhary, R. L., Kaledhonkar, M. J., Bal, S. K., 2015. Effect of precision land levelling on microenivornment and sorghum productivity in water scarce Deccan region. Journal of Agrometeorology, 17(2), 149−157.
  5. Wakchaure, G.C*., Das, L., Kolar, P.*, 2016. Eggshell as an inexpensive adsorbent for mitigation of p−cresol. Transactions of the ASABE (Transactions of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers), 59(3), 965−974. DOI 10.13031/trans.59.11340​
  6. Wakchaure, G.C.*, Minhas, P.S., Ratnakumar, P., Choudhary, R. L., 2016. Optimising supplemental irrigation for wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and the impact of plant bio−regulators in a semi−arid region of Deccan Plateau in India. Agricultural Water Management, 172, 9−17.
  7. Wakchaure, G. C.*, Minhas, P. S., Ratnakumar, P., Choudhary, R. L., 2016. Effect of bioregulators on growth, yield and water production functions of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], Agricultural Water Management, 177, 138−145.
  8. Choudhary, R. L.*, Wakchaure, G. C.,   Minhas, P. S., Singh, A. K., 2017.  Response of ratoon sugarcane to stubble shaving, off−barring, root pruning and band placement of basal fertilisers with a Multi−purpose Drill Machine. Sugar Tech, 19(1), 33−40.  DOI 10.1007/s12355-016-0438-x
  9. Bhagat, K.P.*, Bal, S.K., Singh, Y., Potekar, S., Saha, S., Ratanakumar, P., Wakchaure, G.C., Minhas, P.S., 2017. Effect of reduced PAR on growth and photosynthetic efficiency of soybean genotypes. Journal of Agrometeorology, 19(1), 1−9.​
  10. Wakchaure, G.C.*, Minhas, P.S., Meena, K.K., Singh, N.P., Hegade, P.M., Sorty, A.S., 2018. Growth, bulb yield, water productivity and quality of onion (Allium cepa L.) as affected by deficit irrigation regimes and exogenous application of plant bio–regulators. Agricultural Water Management, 199, 1−10.



  1. Zero−energy polytunnel: a novel composting technology for button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) production
  2. Development of novel nutraceutical value added products from the oyster mushrooms for enhancing income of small scale growers
  3. Design and development of SORF machine for enhancing yield, productivity and resource use efficiency of the ratoon sugarcane
  4. Crop water production functions and effect  of plant bio−regulators for enhancing yield, productivity and quality of major crops under water scarce regions
  5. Transforming barren rocky basaltic terrain into cultivation of arable crops


Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Fellowship by ICAR

  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Post Graduate study in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering at ICAR−IARI, New Delhi, during 2003−2005 academic years (Secured 12th Rank)
  • Awarded a ICAR–IARI  Fellowship for Ph.D. program in the discipline of Agricultural Engineering at ICAR–IARI, New Delhi, during 2005−2008 academic years
  • Awarded ICAR−National Agricultural Innovation Project Fellowship to attend short term international training program on Fermentation Technology at NC State University, Raleigh, USA (ICAR−NAIP, New Delhi
  • Awarded  NET (National Eligibility Test) in 2007,  eligibility for lectureship in discipline the of Agricultural Structure and Process Engineering,  Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi
  • Awarded  NET (National Eligibility Test) in 2008, eligibility for lectureship in the discipline of Agricultural Machinery and Energy, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi

Awards by National Level Institutes and Professional Societies and Academies

  • Yadvindra Young Scientist Award−2013 for outstanding contribution in mushroom composting  by Mushroom Society of India, Solan, H.P. on 17 April 2013
  • BHARAT RATNA MOTHER TERESA GOLD MEDAL AWARD−2018 for individual achievement as scientist by Global Economic Progress & Research Association, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu−606601
  • Team award: ICAR−NIASM Stall awarded the third price for best stall exhibition, during State Level Kisan Mela and Farmers Innovation Day (13−15 September 2018), held at ICAR−CAZRI, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Best Performance Award, for outing performance and lasting contribution on the occasion of 11th foundation, held at ICAR-NIASM on 22nd February 2019


Member of Professional bodies

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi
  • Life member, Mushroom Society of India (LM-139), Solan, H.P.
  • Life Member, Association of Agrometeorologists (LM-984), Anand, Gujarat, India