Department of Environmental Science

Dr. R. K.Srivastava

DESIGNATION:Professor & Head
QUALIFICATION:M.Sc. (Env. Sci.) & Ph.D. Chemical Engg. IIT- Delhi
SPECIALISATION:Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial & Urban Pollution Control and Management, Phytoremediation of Wastewater
CONTACT NO.:+91-7500241436, +91-9997983678 (M)

Teaching Experience and Courses Taught

Teaching Experience:   24 Years

Industrial experience:   6 Years

Courses taught in the Deptt. of Environmental Sciences at G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar are as folows

Course No. Course Title Level
BBE-742 E.I.A. and Management PG
BBE-621 Environmental Pollution PG
BBE-643 Biodegradation & Waste Treatment Design PG
BBE-722 Air and Water Pollution PG
BBE-204 Environmental Studies & Disaster Management UG

Research Areas/ Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Management
  • Industrial Pollution Control
  • Risk and Disaster Management Plan
  • Sustainable Environmental Development

  • Research Projects

    Sl. No. Title of the Projects Name of the funding agency Duration
    Environmental Impact Assessment on SIDCUL Integrated Industrial Estate–Pantnagar.
    Cost of project: Rs. 16.00 Lakhs
    Uttarakhand Council of Science and Technology April, 2007 to March, 2012
    Demonstration of Municipal Waste Water Management through Fuel Wood Plantation.
    Cost of project: Rs. 13.97 Lakhs
    IIT, Delhi under Indo- U.K. EPSRC project August, 2008 to Sept, 2012
    Development of Alternative Wastewater Treatment Techniques for Bio-energy Plantation and Additional Economic Opportunities.
    Cost of project: Rs. 20.18 Lakhs
    IIT, Delhi under Indo-U.K. Science-bridge project April 2010 to Dec 2014
    Agriculture Waste Management for Generation of Wealth – Exploitation of Household and animal waste for creation of wealth.
    Cost of project Rs. 5.00 Lakhs
    Funded by GBPUA&T, Pantnagar April 2015- April 2016.
    Integrated Technology System for Phytoremediation of Domestic Waste Water with Floating Rafts (Floating Wetland): R&D and Pilot Testing.
    Cost of project Rs. 12.66 Lakhs
    Ministry of Drinking Water supply & Sanitation, Govt. of India in collaboration with IIT, Delhi April 2016 to Sept. 2017
    Preparation of State of Environment report of Uttarakhand.
    Cost of project Rs. 24.92 Lakhs
    Funded by Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board, Dehradun April 2017 to Nov. 2019
    Assessment of the bio resource base of the selected area in view of constantly changing components of bio resources including due to climate change.
    Cost of project: Rs. 10.00 Lakhs
    INHERE – Almora, Uttarakhand
    (DST Project)
    Feb. 2018 to 31 March 2021
    Reclamation of Wastewater for Water Reuse and Water Security through Sustainable Water Resource Management
    Cost Rs. 32.96 Lakhs
    Ministry of Earth Science (Govt. of India) April 2019- till date (for 3 Years)
    Low Cost-Renewable Energy Driven (LC-RED) Water Treatment Solutions
    Cost Rs. 5.03 Cr. (Rs. 69.77 Lakhs GBP)
    Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi April 2019- till date (for 5 Years)
    Bio-mimetic and Phyto-technologies Designed for Low-cost Purification and Recycling of Water -EU-Indo Water Cooperation Horizon 2020
    Cost 9.70 Cr. (Rs. 1.05 Cr. GBP)
    Indo-EU funded project by DBT, Govt of India June 2019- till date (for 4.5 Years)
    Water Energy Food Nexus through Solar Green House Based Hydroponic Solutions with Android Mobile Application for Rural Farmer and Urban Users Cost Rs. 3.02 Cr. (Rs. 5.20 Lakhs GBP) DST, Govt of India April, 2021- till date
    Popularization/Awareness activities, exposure visits, hands on training EDP activieis, academic exposure. Cost Rs. 6.15 Lakhs. U-COST, Dehradun Sept. 2021 – March 2023

    Selected Research Publications

    1. Pandey, A., Srivastava, R.K. and Kaushal R. (2017) Model for economical and sustainable bioenergy production under greywater irrigation trial Current Science, Vol. 112(8), pp. 1743-1748.

    2. Solanki, P., Narayan M. and Srivastava, R.K. (2017) Effectiveness of Domestic Wastewater Treatment using Floating Rafts a Promising Phyto-remedial Approach: A review. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, Vol. 9(4).

    3. Solanki, P., Narayan M., Meena, S.S., and Srivastava, R.K. (2017) Floating raft wastewater treatment system: A review. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, Vol. 11(2) pp. 1113-1116.

    4. Chhimwal M., Narayan M. and Srivastava, R.K. (2017) Electricity Generation from Microbial Fuel Cell by using Different Bio-waste as Substrate. Environment and Ecology, Vol. 35 (4A) pp 2958—2964.

    5. Kumar, S., Srivastava, R.K., Pandy, R.K., Jadhav, R. and Kumar, A. (2017) Technological Intervention in Waste-water Treatment by Using Nanomaterials. Research Journal of Chemical and Environmental Sciences. Vol. 5 (4) pp 120-129.

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    Books/Book Chapters

    1. Banerjee, T., Srivastava, R.K. and Melkania, U., 2008. Floral distribution pattern in surroundings of SIDCUL IIE-Pantnagar. In: Singh, J., ed. Biodiversity, Environment & Sustainability. MD Publications Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 181-189.

    2. Banerjee, T., Pathak, J. and Srivastava, R.K., 2009. Climate change and Kyoto protocol: Global and Indian concerns. In: Gautam, P.L., Singh, V. & Melkania, U. eds. Ecosystem Diversity and Carbon Sequestration-Challenges and a way out for Ushering in a Sustainable Future. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 309-319.

    3. Singh, M. & Srivastava, R.K. 2009 Performance study of a Fixed-bed Biofilm Sequencing Batch Reactor Under Different Operational Conditions. In: Science and Technology in Uttarakhand Selected Research Articles of Science and Technology Congress -2009. eds. Dobhal Rajendra, Uniyal D.P., Purohit B.P. Macmillan, New Delhi. Pp. 91-99.

    4. Banerjee, T., Srivastava, R.K. and Hung, Y.T. 2010. Plastics Waste Management in India: An Integrated Solid Waste Management Approach. In. Hung, Y.-T., Wang, L.K. & Shammas, N. ed. Handbook of Environmental and Waste Management. World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore

    5. Rastogi, A., Singh. Vir, Melkania U., Srivastava, R.K. and Sharma A., 2011. Physico-chemical Analysis of the Wastewater from a Pulp and Paper Mill in the Rarai Area of Uttarakhand. In: Information Technology and Environmental Management .MD Publications Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

    6. Kaphaliya B. and Srivastava, R.K. 2012. Global Climate Change and Salinity: Impact of Salinitry on the Environment. In: Singh, V., Kumar, B., Nautiyal, N., Rastogi, A., and Shankhwar, A.K. eds. Climate Change and Hydrosphere: The water planet in crises. Biotech Books New Delhi, pp. 109-120.

    7. Shankhwar, A.K., Nautiyal, N., Kumar B., Rastogi, A., Srivastava, R. K. and Singh, V. 2012. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Freshwater Resources: A Critical Review. In: Singh, V., Kumar, B., Nautiyal, N., Rastogi, A., and Shankhwar, A.K. eds. Climate Change and Hydrosphere: The water planet in crises. Biotech Books New Delhi, pp. 121-146.

    8. Bisht B.S., Melkania, U., Singh.V., Srivastava. R. K., & Nautiyal. N. 2012. Climate change and Agriculture: Emerging Scenarios and Adaptation strategies Biotech Books., New Delhi, India. p. 331. ISBN 978-7622-233-4.

    9. Ramola, S. and Srivastava, R.K. 2014. Biochar: Sustainable bioproducts for Improving Agricultural Ecosystem. In: Singh, V., Kumar, G., Papnai, V., Vegi, eds. Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development. S.K. Book Agency, New Delhi, pp. 145-158.

    10. Singh, M. and Srivastava, R.K. 2014. Short rotation woody crops as vegetation filters and their potential application in the treatment of municipal wastewater. In: Uncovering New Methods for Ecosystem Management through Bioremediation. IGI Global Publishing, Pennsylvania, USA.

    11. Mishra, T. Ramola, S. and Srivastava, R.K. 2014. Environment Friendly Slow Release Nano Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture. Chapter in Book: Ecology, Environment and Agriculture.

    12. Singh, M. and Srivastava, R.K. 2015. Vegetation Filters: The Potential of Short Rotation Woody Crops for the Treatment of Municipal Wastewater. In: Handbook of research on Uncovering New Methods for Ecosystem Management through Bioremediation. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA,. pp. 196-221.

    13. Kaphaliya B. and Srivastava, R.K. 2015. Assessment of rotatory biological contactor for pollutant removal from effluent of a fast moving consumer goods industry and biochemical analysis of the bacteria involve in the treatment Proceeding of the 1st National Conference on Recent Advances in Sciences & Technology (NCRAST-2015). Vol.01, pp166-174. Jagdamba Publishing Company, New Delhi.

    14. Kumar, M., Srivastava, R.K. and Banerjee, T. 2017. Climatic Impacts of Aerosols: A Sustainability Challenge. In book: Environmental Science and Engineering, Edition: First, Chapter: Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies, Publisher: Studium Press LLC, USA, Editor: BR Gurjar, Vol. 12 pp.11-27.

    15. Pandey, R.K., Tewari L. & Srivastava, R.K. 2018. Second Generation Bio-ethanol Production for Sustainable Environment. Chapter in Book: Agro-Waste Management, Editors: Gusain P., Arya M., Singh V. pp. 97-109. Avon Publications New Delhi.

    16. Narayan, M., Solanki, P. & Srivastava, R.K. 2018. Treatment of Sewage (Domestic Wastewater or Municipal Wastewater) and Electricity Production by Integrating Constructed Wetland with Microbial Fuel Cell. In book chapter: In Sewage. Intech Open.

    17. Solanki, P. & Srivastava, R.K. 2019. Phycoremediation of industrial effluents contaminated soils. In book chapter New and future developments in microbial biotechnology and bioengineering. Pp. 245-258.

    18. 17) Ramola, S., Belwal, T. and Srivastava, R.K. 2020. Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Waste-Based Biochar for Environment Remediation. Chapter in Book: Handbook of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications. Kharissova, O.V. et al. (eds.) Springer nature Switzerland AG 2020. pp 1-16.

    19. Solanki, P., Khanna, Neha, Dotaniya ML., Narayan, M., Meena,. S.S., Srivastava, R.K. and Udayakumar S., 2020. Bioremediation of Toxic Metals from Wastewater for Water Security. Chapter in book- Rhizomicrobiome Dynamics in Bioremediation. CRC Press, Taylor and francis.

    20. Chhimwal, M., Srivastava, R.K., and Pattnaik, S., 2021. The Artistry of Environment Impact Assessment for Sustainable Development and its Status in India. Chapter in book-Research Trends in Environmental Science. AkiNik publication. Pp 1-16.

    21. Narayan M., Solanki, P., and Srivastava, R.K., 2022. Constructed Wetland –Microbial Fuel Cells (CW-MFCs): Chapter in book-Handbook of Research on Green Technologies for Sustainable Management of Agriculture Resources. IGL Blobal. DOI: 10.4.18/978-1-7998-8434-7.ch009.

    22. Pandey, D., Chhimwal, M., & Srivastava, R. K. (2022). Engineered Biochar as Construction Material. In Engineered Biochar (pp. 303-318). Springer, Singapore.

    23. Chhimwal, M., Pandey, D., & Srivastava, R. K. (2022). Pristine Biochar and Engineered Biochar: Differences and Application. In Engineered Biochar (pp. 3-19). Springer, Singapore.

    24. Chhimwal, M., Srivastava, R. K. & Pattnaik S. (2022). Covid-19 Origin, Spread History and Health Issues. Chapter in Book Strategies to control the Covid-19 Pandemic and Reversal of Its effects. In Divya Lakshmi Publishers and Distributors, Meerut. (pp. 1-9).

    Honors/Awards/Professional Achievements

  • 2020: Lifetime Achievement Award at 4th International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine conference held on15th & 16th Feb. 2020 at Chennai, India.
  • 2020: Lifetime Achievement Award by VD GOOD in 4th International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine held on 15 & 16 Feb. 2020 at Chennai.
  • 2019: Best Oral Presentation Award by IHE, Delft (UNESCO): on the topic “Phytoremediation technology for wastewater treatment”.
  • 2018: Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award by Global Economic Progress and Research Association, Tiruvannamalai (Tamil Nadu) on 23 June, 2018 at Chennai.
  • 2011: Educational Leadership Award for Teaching and Scientific Research by Knowledge Resource Development and Welfare Group (KRDWG), at IIT Delhi on 11th September 2011.

  • Supervised Students Awards

    1. Dr. Mohini Singh, ID.NO.33977 – Young Scientist Award- 2010 from U-COST Dehradun.
    2. Dr. Sudipta Ramola, ID No.36788– Young Scientist Award- 2013 from U-COST Dehradun.
    3. Dr. Bhumija Khapaliya, IDNo.32186–Young Scientist Award-2014 from U-COST Dehradun.
    4. Ms. Tripti Mishara, ID No.31643 –Young Scientist Award- 2014 from U-COST Dehradun.
    5. Ms. Maitreyie Narayan, ID No. 38280 - Young Scientist Award- 2017 from U-COST Dehradun.
    6. Mr. Praveen Solanki, ID No. 49630– National Ecologist of the Year -2017 in world clean Environment Congress 2017, conceived and organized by Scientific and Environmental research institute, Kolkata at Indian International centre, New Delhi.
    7. Ms. Monika Chhimwal, ID No. 40059 Young Scientist Award- 2019 from Agricultural Technology Development Society (ATDS) at Kathmandu, Nepal.
    8. Ms. Monika Chhimwal, ID No. 40059 Young environmentalist award 2019 by AETDS Society, Intentional conference at Nainital.
    9. Ms. Diksha Pandey, ID No. 53923 Young Professional Award- 2022 from Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture & Technology (SSDAT) at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

    Professional Life Membership

  • The Indian Science Congress Association.
  • Indian Association for Air Pollution Control.
  • Indian Environmental Association.
  • National Environmental Science Academy.
  • PHSS Foundation for Science and Society

  • Additional Responsibilities

    1. Nodal Officer- Namami Gange, State Programme Management Group, Uttarakhand from University.
    2. Chairman - State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for Uttarakhand Govt. Nominated by Central gazette notification no. 3182 dated 14 August 2018 for three years upto August 2021 for environmental clearances.
    3. Regional Representative North Zone – (Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, U.P., Rajasthan, J.&K., Laddakh, Himachan Pradesh) - Indian Association for Air Pollution Control, New Delhi from 21 March 2022 to till date.
    4. Expert Member – Technical Committee of Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board, Dehradun from 16 March 2020 to till date.
    5. Expert Member for District Ganga Committee for District Udham Singh Nagar under Chair person of District Magistrate, U. S. Nagar for a period of two years from 30 Sept. 2021
    6. Expert Member - State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for UP Govt. Nominated by Central gazette notification No. 862 dated 12 July, 2007 for three years up to July 2010.
    7. Evaluated more than 500 industrial/infrastructure project for grant of environmental clearance
    8. Principal Investigator
      • (i) R &D projects - 10 (2 International + 8 National)
      • (ii) Consultancy Project - 45
    9. Estate Officer – GBPUA&T, Pantnagar from 18 Nov. 2010 to 18 July 2014.
    10. Staff Counsellor, University Wrestling Club from Aug. 2004 to 2018.
    11. Staff Counsellor, University Weight Lifting/Power Lifting (M) from Aug 2012 to 2018.
    12. Staff Counsellor, Science & Humanities Society, Pantnagar for year 2014-15.
    13. Coordinator, Sample Analysis Work & Consultancy Work (CBSH) for year Sept. 2014-15.


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