Soil Mechanics Referral Laboratory


Name:Shri. Digmbar D. Parkhe
Designation:Scientific Research Officer
Qualification:M.Sc Analytical Chemistry 
Phone : 91 253 2530295    Fax : 0253 2530764
Email : sro_soilmechanics@outlook.com ,srolsm.nashikwrd@maharashtra.gov.in

Joining Details:
·         Joined on present position on 8th Mar 2013.
·         Post Graduate from KTHMCollege in 1997.
·         Entered in the Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI) in       April-1999.
·         Worked in the capacities of Senior Scientific Assistant (Apr.1999-2005), Scientific Officer (Mar.2005-2013) and Scientific Research Officer ( March 2013 – till date).

Work Experience:

Working experience in following field :
·        Remote Sensing and GIS Technique and its Applications.
·       Chemical & Physical Properties of Cement, Fly Ash, Sand, Soil,
       Leached Material and Water.
·       Good knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software.
·        Sedimentation Survey of Reservoirs by Remote Sensing and DGPS Technique.
·       Developed an E-Library for studied reports in MERI. It is very useful to find any report and backup a hard and softcopy.
·        Worked in Material Testing Division, Soil Mechanic Division, Environmental Engineering Research Division, Structural Research & Physics Division, Remote Sensing & Geo informatics Division and Reservoir Sedimentation Survey Division.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute (MERI), Nashik 4 was established in the year 1959 for the purpose of research work. It is the prime institute of Maharashtra state under water resources department. At the same time soil mechanics division no 1 was established for soil testing from various projects in Maharashtra state. Initially number of earthen dams was less so the soil testing samples from various projects were less in numbers. Day by day work load increased the second division of soil mechanics division no.2 was started in the year 1964. On dated 1-1-1980 with the help of world bank for six large dams projects (krushna, kukadi, Warna, Bhima, Upper Wardha and Upper Penganga) the soil mechanics division no.3 was also established.

After some year by the order of State Government of Maharashtra date 31.8.1997 Soil Mechanics Division no.2 and 3 were closed. So presently this division handled all soil testing work only hence the work load of this division is now increased. Due to the Reconstruction on date 1-4-2015, this division name has been changed as soil mechanics referral laboratory (old name : Soil mechanics division. no.1  MERI Nashik.

Soil investigation work for construction of major, medium and minor earth structures and its related laboratory and field tests and foundation, earth dam, canal problems are tackled by this wing. Necessary soil tests to be conducted as per IS code 2720(part-III and part IV) and PWD hand book chapter 33 (Quality control part-III earthwork). As per CDO code of practice out of total sample of various irrigation projects the 20% confirmatory tests to be done by this wing. The soil sample are to be tested in the laboratory for determining soil properties.




Online Testing Process :


1) Online requsitions of soil samples for testing are received by division through
           E-Jalseva portal of  water resources department, Maharashtra.

       2)  A proforma Invoice for testing charges is get automatically generate in the
            system after filling  up of requisition form properly.

       3) The testing requirements are verified by ARO/SO through the check list
            For acceptance of  test  job. The requisition is accept or reject by ARO/SO.

        4)   If the testing assignment is not acceptable then it reject by ARO /SO.

        5)   After acceptance of requisition, SRO allot testing work to coordinator.
      
        6) The coordinator complete the necessary test and fill the result sheet
             and submit it to  ARO/SO.

       7)  ARO/SO accept or revert the results sent by testing coordinator.
            Accepted results sent to SRO for final approval. If revert then sent
            it to coordinator for further process.
  
       8) SRO accept or revert the results sent by ARO/SO. Accepted results
           sent to clients. If revert  then sent it to ARO/SO. 




List of Personnel



Sr.No. Name Designation Qualification
1  D.D.Parkhe Scientific Research Officer M.Sc.Chemistry
2 S.J.Bagul Assistant Research Officer B.E.Civil
3 V.R.Ghane Scientific Officer B.Sc
4 U.G.Fulzele Sectional Engineer  D.C.E
5 K.V.Gunjal Sectional Engineer DCE
6 A.B.Lokhande Junior Scientific Assistant M.Sc.Agri
7 K.M.More  Research Assistant M.Sc.Chemistry
8 A.K.Gaikwad Research Assistant M.Sc Agri
9 A.P.Gaikwad Research Assistant B.Sc.Chemistry
10 K.U.Patil  Research Assistant BSci
11 S.D.Mohite Clerk  
12  V.K.Ahire  Clerk B.A
13 V.K.Korale Peon  
14 A.R.Bhojane Peon  
15 S.P.Bhujbal Peon  
16  S.P.Bhujbal Helper  
17  B.J.Ugle CRT Mazdoor  
       
       
       
       



Completed Project Testing Work

Sr.No. Year Number Of Projects No.Of Samples
1 2013-2014 56 314
2 2014-2015 39 312
3 2015-2016 50 369
4 2016-2017 47 400
5 2017-2018 41 283
6 2018-2019 45 325
7 2019-2020 52 255
 8 2020-2021(june 30)   26



Ongoing Research Problems :  2020-2021

1. Determination of relation between swelling pressure and shrinkage limit for soil.
2. Determination of water content and dry density relation using compaction.
3. Soil properties and their influences on dam : paper study.
4. Swelling properties and characteristics black cotton soil in Maharashtra region : paper study
5. Soil properties in Pune region : paper study.



RESEARCH PAPER

 

SR.NO.              YEAR                   NUMBER OF RESEARCH
PAPER
1 1977 4
2 1978 2
3 1987 1
4 2000 2
5 2014 1
6 2016 7
7 2017 5
8 2018 2
9 2019 3

 
 


Revenue Earned :

Sr. No. Year Revenue Earned in Lakhs    
    Government Private Total
1 2014-2015 25.86 2.96 28.82
2 2015-2016 68.39 8.88 77.27
3 2016-2017 43.63 10.09 53.72
4 2017-2018 28.65 0.022 28.672
5 2018-2019 57.81 0.00 57.81
6 2019-2020 38.80 11.44 50.24
7 2020-2021(upto june)
 
7.06 0.00 7.06
 

           
              

TECHNICAL REPORTS

SR.NO. YEAR NO.OF TECHNICAL
REPORT
1 2005 7
2 2006 4
3 2008 2
4 2012 1
5 2013 1
6 2015 2
7 2016 2
8 2017 2
9 2018 1