Resource Engineering Center , MERI.




Name:  Makarand Madhukar Kulkarni
Qualifications  B.E.(CIVIL)
Address :    Research Engineering Centre, MERI


                       Other Details
Date of Birth 

06 september 1980

Nationality Indian
Languages English/Hindi/Marathi
1) 3 years in water management
2) 3 years in canal construction
3) 4 years in remote sensing
 Interest in field

Design and Research in water resources management, construction activities.

List of Personnel

Name Designation Qualification
M.M.Kulkarni E.E BE (Civil)
 S A.Gaikwad S.D.E BE (Civil)
S G Wagh S.D.E M.E. (Civil)
G.R.Gangapurkar S.D.E B.E. (Civil)
RV Gaikwad  AE II  BE(CIVIL)
PD Kulkarni JE DCE
DR Nikam   JE DCE
AB Dhokchawale  JE  BE(CIVIL)
SN Kulkarni JE BE(CIVIL)

D.S.Shelke Senior Clerk -----
R.R.Impal Junior Clerk  -
C.A.Sandkhore Junior Clerk  -
D.S.Gite Junior Clerk  -
S.T.Chouthe Junior Clerk  -
V.K.Jadhav Store Keeper  -
B.S.Pardeshi Asst.Store Keeper  -
H.P.Dani Driver  


1. Assessment of reservoir sedimentation by SRS
2. Sugarcane crop mapping.
3. Banana crop mapping.
4.Grape crop mapping.
5. Green cover mapping
6. Land use land cover mapping study.
7. Hydro cover mapping study.
8. Urbanization in command area of Major Projects
9. Capacity assessment of reservoir by DGPS
10. Survey of canal and command by DGPS
11 Validation of Benchmarks/TBM/PBM by DGPS
12. Training to WRD officers
13. Updating information on Bhuvan web portal
14  Presentation of papers in conferences.
15. Consultancy Works
16.Knowledge transfer programme for UG/PG/PhD Enginering students.



The methodology for estimation of live capacity of reservoir using remote sensing consists of following major task-

(1) Digital data base creation
(2) Estimation of water spread area
(3) Ground truth collection and verification.
(3) Calculation of reservoir capacity
(4) Comparison of result with previous surveys
(5) Estimation of live capacity loss due to sedimentation

Completed Projects

Year No. of Projects
2016-2017 20
2017-2018 32
2018-2019 12
2019-2020 33
2020-2021 Projects ongoing

Completed Research Paper (Conferences and Journals)

Year No.of Papers
2016-2017 3
2017-2018 6
2018-2019 4
2019-2020 5
2020-2021 Research papers ongoing

1. Training is being imparted to water resources department and public works department engineers through induction training and in service training.
2. Induction training contains 5 days training session of introduction to remote sensing, application of remote sensing in reservoir sedimentation. Application of remote sensing in crop mapping, browsing and ordering of satellite images on ISRO web site, introduction to GPS and GPS pathfinder office sotware and terra sync software, how to create data dictionary, introduction to DGPS, TBS software, mapping of DGPS data, GPS and DGPs hands on etc.
3. A national level training programme is planned in the year 2020-21 on the special request of Telangana state engineering research lab (TSERL) and Gujrat water resources department (GWRD). This training will be conducted on the topic "Remote sensing and DGPS technology".

 Special Achievement

1.) This division has bagged the consultancy work of "Sedimentation Assessment study of forty (40) reservoirs in India through remote sensing technique " awarded to REC (MERI), Nashik by CWC New Delhi.
Under this work, revenue of rupees 49.5 lakhs is being generated by resources engineering centre in the year 2020-21
2.) The paper titled as " Assessment of Banana crop acreage using geospatial technique for specified command area of Hatnur reservoir (Maharashtra) " was prepared and presented in the 24 th hydro 2019 International conference and awarded as the best paper in the theme of Geospatial technique over there.
3.) The paper titled as " DGPS and GIS technique for reservoir capacity assessment - A case study of Bindusara reservoir, Tq.Dist. Beed Maharashtra India " was prepared and presented in the "12th Intrnational Conference on recent trends in Engineering science and management (ICRTESM-18) on 21-22 jan 2018 Vedant college of engineering and technology, Bundi Rajasthan" and awarded as best paper in the theme geospatial technology.