Possible to increase crop yields to feed ever increasing population: Dr.Gurdev Singh Khush Prof A.K. Sarial asks staff to make 'excellence' a buzz word in their assigned duties
World Renowned Scientist at CSKHPAU

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush, an internationally acclaimed farm scientist delivered a talk on "Biotechnology for food security" at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, on 28 March.
"The father of Green Revolution in Rice" as he is called, said that it was a challenge to increase present food production to feed the ever increasing population. He told that by 2050, food production requirement would increase by fifty percent than the present levels and biotechnological tools like tissue culture, molecular marker technology, application of genetic engineering and allied disciplines can help to increase the production.
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CSKHPAU Vice-Chancellor's New Year Address to Staff & Students

In his new year address to teachers, non-teachers and students Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agriculture University has asked its staff members to make 'excellence' a buzz word in their assigned duties. During his address on 2 January, the Vice-Chancellor said that much has been done last year yet a lot of accomplishments were to be made this year to serve the farming community effectively. He told that work culture must be improved so that the assigned mandate of teaching, research and extension education is carried out outstandingly. read more
Republic Day celebrated with enthusiasm at CSKHPAU CSKHPAU veterinary scientists organize Infertility treatment camps in remote villages of Shimla Frequent interaction between farmers & scientists essential for transfer of technology: Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial
The 68th Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at CSK H.P. Agriculture University 26 January. Despite heavy rain and cold weather, a large number of staff and students attended the ceremony. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor took salute from the impressive parade by the NCC cadets. Later, in his address, he underlined the importance of this historical day and asked the students and staff to serve the nation selflessly. read more A team of veterinary scientists of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized four infertility treatment camps in remote villages of district Shimla in the month of March, 2017. These camps were organized by the scientists from the Department of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr G.C.N College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences(COVAS), under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) project in collaboration with H.P. State Animal Husbandry Department at Dewat (Chopal), Kedi (Nerwa), Sainj (Theog) and Ratnari (Kotkhai) villages of District Shimla.Around 160 cows suffering from infertility problems were examined and treated in these camps. Scientists collected uterine discharge samples from infertile cows to study the bacterial and fungal infections causing reproductive diseases. read more SAC meetings at KVK, Dhaulakuan and KVK, Una


Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSK H.P. Agriculture University has asked the Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) extension specialists to lay more frontline demonstrations on such crops which were predominant in their respective districts. He was chairing Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)meeting of KVK), Dhaulakuan, near Paonta Sahib(Sirmour) on 25 March.
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Farm varsity to help farmers in protecting their intellectual property rights: Prof A.K.Sarial Empower farming community with digital literacy: Prof.A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU
An awareness workshop on "Intellectual Property Rights: Issues and Challenges" for the faculty and post graduate students was organized at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, on 16 March. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial , Vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating the workshop, said that his university would extend all help to the farming community to protect their intellectual property rights (IPRs) as they were the ones who have since ages conserved the traditional crop varieties helping the scientific community to develop modern crop varieties.
The Vice-Chancellor while speaking on the genesis and importance of "Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Right Act 2001 (PPV&FRA)" said that it was a unique act world over which has acknowledged the tremendous contribution of the farmers and protected their rights.
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To catch up with digital India campaign of the Govt. of India, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University has submitted a project worth Rs. Eight crore to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for the automation of the institution . This was disclosed by Prof.A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, during a closing ceremony of two days training program on 'digital exchange of data and information' under networking of multi- institutional cold desert (CODER) program projects of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, on 10 March read more
Prof A.K.Sarial exhorts scientists to empower farmers with new technology to increase production & double their income
Research and Extension Council meetings were held at CSK H.P. Agriculture University, on 8 March. Prof.A.K.Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, chaired both the meeting and asked scientists to accept the emerging challenges and help farmers to increase production with high value crops from decreasing farm land. "For this, the farmers should also come forward to empower themselves by working in cohesion with government and private agencies to utilize available technology," said Prof Sarial. read more
CSKHPAU distributes Gaddi Goat Breeding Bucks to the Progressive Gaddi Goat Farmers
CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University provided 14 Gaddi breeding bucks to different progressive goat farmers of Himachal Pradesh, on 7 March. The bucks were provided under the ongoing All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Goat Improvement (Gaddi Field Unit) for breed improvement of the existing Gaddi goats of the state running in the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (COVAS). read more
National Youth Day at CSKHPAU Inter-college Youth Festival concludes with cultural extravaganza at CSKHPAU
National Youth Day was celebrated at CSK H.P. Agriculture University on 12 January.
Vice-Chancellor, while addressing the students and teachers, underlined the importance of the day and told that this day was being celebrated throughout the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand since 1985.
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A two days inter-college youth festival concluded with cultural extravaganza at CSK H.P. Agriculture University on 11 January.
Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, while appreciating the winners of various cultural events, appreciated the students for maintaining and sustaining rich cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh and presenting it beautifully in their various performances.
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CSKHPAU helping farmers to supplement their farm income: Prof A.K.Sarial Adopt Farm mechanization to reduce drudgery and increase production: Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial
"CSK H.P. Agriculture University was making every effort to help farmers to supplement their farm income", said Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor while inaugurating a six days training programme on mushroom cultivation for fifty farmers on 9 February.
The Vice-Chancellor said that to realize the vision of Prime Minister to double the income of farmers, concerted efforts were required. read more
Technology and Machinery Demonstration Fair

CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University organized a Kisan Mela at Jalag, on 10 February.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, as Chief Guest, while addressing the farming community from the local and surrounding villages, told that farm mechanization can play an active role to reduce farm drudgery and increase production from ever decreasing farm land. He said that his university has developed improved farm machines and tools suitable for the hilly terrain of the state. He said that it was a challenge for the farm officers and scientists to double the income of farmers which they need to accept and come out with technologies to strengthen socio-economic status of farmers.
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CSKHPAU to implement Rs. 50.35 lakh project for three villages of Baijnath
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR has sanctioned a project worth Rs. 50.35 lakh on "Transfer of improved farm production technologies for enhancement of rural livelihood security amongst the farm households of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh" to CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvaviadylaya.
The project has been approved under "Farmer's First Programme" and funded under Krishi Vigyan Kendra scheme of ICAR to the Directorate of Extension Education of the University. According to Dr. P.K. Mehta, Director Extension Education, the project will be implemented in Deol, Dharer and Sail villages of Tehsil Baijnath of the district Kangra.
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Vice-Chancellor inaugurates four smart class rooms in COA
Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University inaugurated four smart class rooms in the College of Agriculture on 28 January.
These class rooms are part of Lecture Theatre-cum-Examination Hall and are funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to the tune of Rs.2.25 crore. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated that the new classrooms were equipped with modern teaching aids like LCD projectors, computers, microphones, etc.
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Help farmers in registration of traditional crop varieties under PPV&FRA: Prof A.K.Sarial Seek help of veterinarians for early diagnose and treatment of pet diseases: Dean, COVAS
Workshop on Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Act for KVK Staff

An orientation programme on Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers' Right Act (PPV&FRA) was organized for all twelve Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVKs) of Himachal Pradesh at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, 27 March. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial , Vice-Chancellor, while inaugurating the orientation programme, said that a lot of research has been done and KVKs need to play an active role to take new research findings to the farmers' field. read more
International conference on canine and feline cardiology

Palampur A three days international conference on canine and feline cardiology concluded at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University on 19 February. Delivering his valedictory address, Chief Guest Dr. R.K.Agnihotri, Dean, Dr G.C Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (COVAS), asked pet owners to regularly get their pet animals checked-up from veterinarians for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases. He said that heart diseases in companion pet animals
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