Soil organic carbon has been ignored since long because it was treated as a dead biomass but after the awareness related to climate change its importance has been recognized. A study was conducted to eliminate the SOC pool under different land uses in Rudrapryag district of Uttarakhand.

A study was conducted to estimate soil organic pool (SOC) in three land uses viz. forests, horticulture and grasslands in Chamoli district.

Soil organic carbon was estimated in four land uses viz. forests, plantations, agroforestry and horticulture in Haridwar district. Over all 425 soil samples were collected from different land uses at various locations.

Soil samples for the estimation of organic carbon store were collected from the entire catchment area starting from Rajban to origin of Giri and all the land uses were covered to estimate soil organic carbon.

The changes undergone by physico-chemical properties of soil, profile morphology and the productivity index, as a result of bringing the barren land under Poplar plantation, were evaluated in Yamuna Nagar District of Haryana, where large chunks of land have been raised as block plantation with Poplar. The soils supporting Poplar plantations were enriched with organic carbon and nutrients.

Soil and vegetation study in relation to parent material was conducted in the Mussoorie Forest Division, Uttarakhand.

A field experiment was conducted in Allahabad District of Uttar Pradesh to test the possibility of utilizing fly ash, in afforestation of sodic soil with Albizia procera, as a substitute of fertilizers and amendments. Fly ash proved to be a good substitute of rice husk, was superior. Similarly the treatments where fertilizer was replaced with fly ash have also shown better performance of plant.

A study was conducted to estimate the soil organic carbon pool under Eucalyptus, Poplar, Shisham and Teak plantations in Haridwar and Dehra Dun, districts of Uttarakhand and Yamunanagar District of Haryana State.

Fluoride concentration and other parameters in groundwater from 261 villages in Tehsil Kheragarh of District Agra were assessed and attempts were made to observe the relationship between fluoride and other water quality parameters.