Kamal Kumar Datta an Economics honours graduate, post graduated
from Calcutta University and did his PhD in Economics from Kurukshetra
University and Masters in Business Management from Annamalai University.
In 2010, he was awarded ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary
Team Research 2007-08 in Social Sciences. Presently he is working on
sustainable agricultural system to develop a suitable farming system
alternative to the existing intensive/extensive method of cultivation.
He has more than 100 research publications in various peer-reviewed and
refereed research journals of national and international repute. He has
contributed to more than 20 technical bulletins and other publications.
He has received several awards for best papers as well as best
presentation in well reputed leading journals like Indian Journal of
Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Economics Research Association.
Subhasis Mandal, after graduating from Bidhan Chandra Krishi
Viswavidayalaya (BCKVV), Mohanpur (West Bengal) completed his Masters in
Agricultural Economics from Govind Ballabh Pant University of
Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) and PhD in
Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI),
New Delhi. In 2005, he received Dr. D.T. Doshi Award for best paper
presentation by Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA). As
team member, he has been recognised and received ‘Ground Water
Augmentation Award 2008’ under the Institution category in the northeast
region, bestowed by Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. He
has more than 20 research publications in various peer-reviewed and
refereed research journals of national and international repute and has
contributed to several technical bulletins, books and other
publications. Since 2008, he is working as Senior Scientist
(Agricultural Economics), at Central Soil Salinity Research Institute (CSSRI),
Regional Research Station (RRS), Canning Town, West Bengal.