Dr. Ritesh Vijay

Dr. Ritesh Vijay
Dr. Ritesh Vijay
Designation: Principal Scientist & Incharge Mumbai Zonal Centre
Qualification: Ph.D (Env. Engg), M.Tech (Env. Engg), B.Tech (Civil Engg)
Specialization: Liquid waste management, In-situ nallah treatment, noise pollution, Remote Sensing and GIS
Address: CSIR-NEERI Mumbai Zonal Lab / Director Technical Cell , NEERI, Nagpur

Staff Id:





Senior Scientist


Ph. D (Environmental Engineering) , M.Tech. (Environmental Engineering)


Cleaner Technology and Modelling Divison



Contact Number Extension:

Dir L. Line : (0712) 2249878

Phone       :(0712) 2249886– 2249885  Ext – 397

Fax  No.    :(0712) 2249900

Research area/ Specialization:

Application of remote sensing and GIS in environmental science and engineering

Major project handled:

Sr. No.

Project Name


Study on pollution status of River Damangnaga and development of pollution abatement strategies for the river system (Pollution Control Committee, Daman &Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT)


Development of GIS Based Noise Simulation Software (N-GNOIS), (Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi – GIA)


Development of geospatial web service for site selection and structure suggestion for artificial recharge of ground water (Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi – GIA)


Management Plan for Restoration & Protection of Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan (Department of Environment, Jaipur, Rajasthan)


CEIA for Mumbai Sewage Disposal Project, Stage II, Priority Works, (MCGM, Mumbai)


Web based GIS for Indian Environment EnviGIS (Planning Commission, New Delhi)


Dispersion modeling of Open Rack Vaporizers (ORV) outlet seawater discharge from Mundra LNG Terminal at Mundra,Kutch, Gujarat (GSPC LNG Ltd. Ahmedabad - Consultancy)


Study of Groundwater Aquifer System at Jagannath Puri and its Protection from Contamination (OWSSB, Bhubaneswar)


Wastewater Management Plan for Malanjkhand Copper Project (Hindustan Copper Limited, Malanjkhand – Consultancy)


Status Report on baseline Groundwater Quality in NCT Delhi (Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi)


  • Vijay Ritesh, KushwahVikash K, Chaudhary Ardendhu. S., NaikKasturi, Gupta Indrani, Kumar Rakesh and. Wate S. R, Assessment of tourism impact on land use land cover and natural slope in Manali, India: a geospatial analysis, Environmental Earth Sciences, 2015 (In press: IF-1.765).
  • Vijay Ritesh, Kushwaha V. K., Pandey Neha, Tapas Nandy and Wate S. R., Extent of sewage pollution in coastal environment of Mumbai, India: an object based image analysis, Water and Environment Journal, Vol. 29, Issue 3, 365-374, 2015 (IF – 1.344).
  • Vijay Ritesh, Sharma A., Chakrabarti T. and Gupta R., Assessment of honking impact on traffic noise in heterogeneous traffic environment of Nagpur, India, Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, Issue 1, Article 10, 2015 (IF – 1.65)
  • Vijay Ritesh, Sharma A., Kumar M., Shende V., Chakrabarti T. and Gupta R.,GIS based noise simulation open source software: N-GNOIS, Fluctuation and Noise Letters, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1550005 (12 pages) 2015 (IF – 0.811).
  • Joshi R. R., Warthe M., Dwivedi S., VijayRitesh and Chakrabarti T., Monitoring changes in land use land cover of Yamuna riverbed in Delhi: a multi-temporal analysis, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, Issue 24, 9547-9558, 2011(IF – 1.652).
  • Vijay Ritesh, Sharma A., Ramya S. S. and Gupta A., Fluctuation of groundwater in an urban coastal city of India: a GIS based approach, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 25, 1479-1485, 2011(IF – 2.677).
  • VijayRitesh, SardarV. K., DhageS. S., Kelkar P. S. and Gupta A.Hydrodynamic assessment of sewage impact on water quality of Malad Creek, Mumbai, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 165, No. 1-3, 2010, 559-571 (IF-1.679)
  • Vijay Ritesh, Khobragade Puja and Sohony R. A.,Water quality simulation of sewage impacts in west coast of Mumbai, India, Water Science and Technology, Vol. 62, No. 2, 279-287, 2010(IF – 1.106).
  • Satapathy D. R., Vijay Ritesh, Kamble S. R., and Sohony R. A., Remote sensing of turbidity and phosphate in creeks and coast of Mumbai: An effect of organic matter”, Transactions in GIS, Vol 14, Issue 6, , 811–832, 2010(IF – 1.394).
  • Vijay Ritesh, Satapathy D. R., Nimje B., Nema S., Dhurve S. and Gupta A., Development of GIS based Environmental Information System: an Indian Scenario, International Journal of Digital Earth, Vol. 2, No. 4, 382-392,2009, (IF – 3.291).

Copyrights :

  • VijayRitesh and Sohony R. A., GIS based software for site selection and structure suggestion for artificial recharge of groundwater (No: 028CR2009 dated 18/5/2010)
  • Sharma A., VijayRitesh and SohonyR. A.,Software for Tidal Current Analysis and Visualization (No: 029CR2009 dated 18/5/2010)
  • VijayRitesh, GIS based Environmental Information System (No. 023CR2010 dated 15/11/2010)
  • Sharma A., VijayRitesh and Sohony R. A.,GIS integrated Noise Simulation Software (No. 020CR2010 dated 18/1/2011)
  • Ritesh Vijay, GIS based solid waste management information system for Nagpur city by (No. 001CR2012 dated 28/3/2012)
  • Vijay Ritesh, A. Sharma and S. R. WateWeb based Geographical Information System for Indian Environment-EnviGISby (No. 044CR2013 dated 15/1/2014)
  • Vijay Ritesh, Sharma A., and Wate S. R.,Geospatial web application for zone and site selection of ground water recharge : N-GWARby (Communicated to CSIR on 6/2/2014)
  • Vijay Ritesh, Chakrabarti T., Gupta Rajesh and Wate S. R., NEERI GIS based Noise Simulation Software: N-GNOISby (Communicated to CSIR, New Delhi on February 13, 2015)


  • Functional Area Expert (FAE) in “Land Use” category as per Quality Control of India (QCI) / NABET, New Delhi
  • Development of GIS based environmental modeling tools, information system and web applications
  • Application of remote sensing in environmental impact assessment.


Details of Contribution related to the Award

Name of the Award

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Application and development of GIS and Remote Sensing based Tools in Environmental Engineering

Visiting International Fellowship Award

Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), May 23, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA


Modelling indigenous footpath and proximity cut-off values for municipal solid waste management: a case study of Illorin, Nigeria

Excellent Paper Award

International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water, India in The 5th Int. conference on Solid Waste Management, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India November 25-25, 2015


Development of GIS based noise simulation software for urban environment

Best Ph. D. research topic

Research Scholar Day, VNIT, Nagpur, September 20, 2014


Significant contribution to R & D in Environmental Science and Engineering

Outstanding Junior Scientist

CSIR-NEERI Foundation Award – 2014 by CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, April 8, 2014


Assessment of noise environment in Taj Mahal, Agra: a world heritage site

First Prize for Poster Presentation

The Institutions of Engineers (India), Nagpur Local Centre, Nagpur, January 17-18, 2014.



No. PhD. Students guided.

Members of societies/organization

  • Life Member of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA)Membership No.LM-6740.    
  • Executive Member of Indian Water Works Association, Nagpur Chapter
  • Member, CSIR- Sport Promotion Board, New Delhi