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Adhoc Projects

On-going

Sr. No.

Name of the Project/Scheme

Funding agency

Financial outlay (Rs. In lakhs)

1.

Molecular genetic analysis of resistance/tolerance to different stresses in rice, wheat, chickpea and mustard including sheath blight complex genomics. (ICAR GOI 223-57)

PI:- Dr. R. Rathour

DBT

38.77

2.

Mainstreaming agricultural biodiversity conservation and utilization in agricultural sectors to ensure ecosystem services and reduce vulnerability. (GOI-5031-57)

PI:- Dr. R.K. Chahota

UNE

USD 5000

3.

Genetic enhancement of minor Pulses: Characterization, Evaluation, Genetic enhancement and Generation of Genomic Resources for Accelerated Utilization and Improvement of Minor Pulses. (GOI-5037-57)

PI:- Dr. R.K. Chahota

DBT

21.19

4.

Characterization of Chickpea Germplasm Resource to Accelerate Genomics-assisted Crop Improvement (GOI-5049-57)

PI:- Dr. K. D. Sharma             

DBT

84.80

5.

Use and conservation of agrobiodiversity for food and nutrition security, increased agricultural sustainability, and resilience to climate change in India.(GOI 5054-57)

PI:- Dr. R.K. Chahota

UNE

27.95

 

Completed Research Projects- upto 31st March 2022

Sr. No.

Name of the Project/ Scheme

Funding Agency

Financial outlay (Rs. in lakhs)

1.

Selection of cell lines and embryogenic cultures of Brassica juncea resistant to pathotoxin of Alternaria brassicae for generating disease resistant plants

ICAR

05.57

2.

Transfer of Alternaria blight resistance form alien brassicas to Brassica juncea using biotechnological approaches

BRNS

04.65

3.

Standardization of protocol for micropropagation of saffron

Spices Board

09.05

4.       

Selection of maize inbred lines resistant to Helminthosporium turcicum and its toxic compounds through cell culture techniques

ICAR

02.50

5.       

Molecular characterization of genetic variability in rice blast pathogen (Magnaporthe grisea) using DNA fingerprinting

DBT

32.00

6.       

Exploitation of anther culture to develop blast resistant Germplasm of rice for northern hills

ICAR

12.65

7.       

Tissue culture of high podophyllotoxin producing strains of Indian podophyllum (Podophyllum hexandrum Royle)- an endangered medicinal herb of western Himalayas

DBT

21.25

8.       

Molecular identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi and characterization of its variability

ICAR

09.41

9.       

Refinement of technology for micropropagation of saffron

DBT

24.12

10.   

Molecular characterization of Indian species of Deliphinium from western Himalayas

DBT

43.52

11.   

Identification of molecular markers linked with fungal disease resistance in lentils

ICAR

23.00

12.   

Identification of genetic traits limiting urdbean productivity in associated cropping with maize

NATP (ICAR)

25.00

13.   

Development of database of plant resources in the state of Himachal Pradesh

DBT

12.00

14.   

Tagging of blast resistance genes using molecular markers

ICAR

09.54.

15.   

Introgression of disease resistance genes from wile Lens species into cultivated through embryo-ovule rescue and bridge techniques

DST

15.00

16.   

Sustainable management of plant biodiversity

ICAR (NATP)

16.80

17.   

Molecular marker assisted pyramiding of blast resistance genes and cloning of R-gene analogues in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

ICAR

13.47

18.   

Micropropagation, conservation and promoting QPM of Atees and Kutki 

(GOI 360-12), PI: Dr. T R Sharma

NMPB

15.00

19.   

Participatory conservation and cultivation of some important medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh involving rural women folk

DBT

15.83

20.   

Fine mapping of a new blast resistance specificity from a broad spectrum resistant cultivar Funusuki

(GOI- 377-12),PI:- Dr. R Rathour

DBT

20.12

21.   

Molecular characterization of genetic variability in Colletotrichum truncatum and evolution of resistance in urdbean, soybean, horsegram and pea against the pathogen

DST

11.88

22.   

Identification of DNA markers linked with rust resistance gene in lentil

DST

10.20

23.   

Development of micronutrient enriched maize through molecular breeding

(GOI 485-57),PI:-Dr. Guleria/ Dr. RK Chahota

DBT

458.79

24.   

Induction of early flowering mutant genes in horsegram and their utilization in its genetic improvement

DARE

11.19

25.   

Molecular characterization of Hill maize inbred and predictiolin of heterosis using SSR ad RAPD markers (GOI 389-12), PI:- Dr. JD Sharma

DBT

18.35

26.   

Molecular taxonomy and diagnostic for pea wilt pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Pisi

(GOI 392-12), PI:- Dr. KD Sharma

DBT

24.48

27.   

Understanding molecular genetics of bacterial wilt resistance in pepper (Capsicum annum) with implication in Solanaceous crops

(GOI- 399-12),PI:- DR. RS Chauhan/Dr. SR Thakur

DBT

23.30

28.   

In-vivo and in-vitro mutagenesis for the induction of early maturing, determinate and blister beetle resistance mutants of rice bean (Vigna umbellate) (thumb) ohwi and ohashi) and their exploitation for its genetic improvement

DST

12.24

29.   

“Indo-Canadian Pulse Genomics Initiative (InCAn-PGI)”

(GOI 459-57), PI:- Dr. TR Sharma

DBT

30.27

30.   

Development of molecular markers for powdery mildew resistance er2 in pea (Pisum sativum) and their validation in indigenous pea germplasm

DST

04.35

 

Isolation and characterization of Ascochyta rabiei hydrophobins and elucidation of role of hydrophobins in chickpea pathogenesis

DST

18.64

32.   

Molecular marker assisted pyramiding of powdery mildew resistance gene and mapping of QTLs for slow mildewing in pea    

(GOI-388-12), PI:- Dr. SK Sharma

DBT

24.10

33.   

Funds for improvement of S&T infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)

DST

9.00/yr

34.   

Development of gender specific marker (s) in Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) – a goldmine of cold desert Himalayas.                          

(Misc. 652-12),PI:-Dr. TR Sharma

UGC

08.13

35.   

Biotechnological approach towards forage crop improvement (Development of SSR markers in Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) and exploitation of marker resource of M. truncatula for germplasm characterization of berseem and for development of high density linkage map of red clover (Trifolium pratense)

(GOI 430-57),PI:- Dr. TR Sharma

DBT

24.25

36.   

Mapping of rust resistance locus in Lens using map based markers and genomic resources from related taxa

DBT

26.70

37.   

“Establishment and operation of Tissue Culture Laboratory and facilities for cultivation of Medicinal & Aromatic plants, flowers &Orchards” State-Ad-(Misc.983-57),PI:-Dr. RK Kapila                                                                                                             

DRDA

52.00

38.   

Probing the Molecular mechanisms governing cold tolerance during reproductive growth in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

GOI-434-12,PI:- Dr. KD Sharma

DBT

26.70

39.   

Indo-Japan Cooperative Science Programme-Development of high precious QTL detection approach for outcrossing species using Red Clover AILs

DST

07.09

40.   

Development of micronutrient enriched maize through molecular breeding (Phase-II)

DBT

42.50

41.   

Optimization and validation of in vitro propagation protocols for commercial cultivation of carnation and gerbera in HP

(Misc 2066-57), PI:- Dr. R K Kapila

CPRI (ICAR)

11.55

42.   

Construction of framework linkage map of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) using translational genetic information from related legumes

DST

30.23

43.   

Genetics and physical mapping of new blast resistant gene from broad spectrum resistant genotype tetep

(ICAR 219-57), PI:-Dr. R Rathour

ICAR

29.54

44.   

Towards construction of framework linkage map and identification of QTLs linked to drought tolerance and growth parameters in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)

(GOI 483-57), PI:- Dr. RK Kapila

UGC

11.09

45.   

Allele mining and expression profiling of resistance and avriulence- genes in rice-blast pathosystem for development of race non-specific disease resistance.  (NAIP 1002-57), PI:-Dr. R Rathour

NAIP (ICAR)

94.38

46.   

Molecular characterization and micropropagation of Salampanja (D. hatagirea) for rapid multiplication and observation

(GOI 494-57), PI:- Dr. RK Kapila

UGC

11.01

47.   

High resolution karyotyping and determination of genomic content in some of the important medicinal plants of North-Western Himalaya

(GOI-5008-57), PI:- Dr. Savita Rani

DST

23.00

48.   

Exploitation of resistance gene derived marker (GDMs) for the development of blast and bacterial blight resistant version of rice var. " HPR2143"      (GOI 500-57), PI:-Dr. R Rathour

DBT

75.65

49.   

Development of high yielding blight resistant chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using mutation breeding. 

(GOI 5013-57), PI:-Dr. KD Sharma

BARC

23.79

50.   

Development of semi dwarf blast and bacterial blight resistant version of Ranbir Basmati by marker assisted backcross breeding. 

(GOI 5017-57), PI:- Dr. R Rathour

DBT

22.78

51.   

Understanding genetic control of cold acclimatization in chickpea (cicer arietinum L) anthers and devising strategies to minimize losses due to cold stress.

(GOI 5027-57), PI:- Dr. KD Sharma

DBT

44.90

52.   

Mainstreaming Farmer’s Varieties in Himachal and Uttrakhand.   

(GOI 5024-57), PI:- Dr. RK Chahota

DST

6.54

53.   

Understanding the regulation of seed filling by phytohormones under combined drought and cold stress in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

(GOI-5028-57), PI:-  Dr. Rashmi, NPDF

SERB

19.20

54.   

Identification of the mechanisms governing cold stress tolerance in somatic and genetic tissues of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

(GOI-5029-57),PI:- Ms. Annu Verma-WOS-A

DST

17.50

55.   

Proteomics and metabolic based investigations of kidney stone degrading biocatalysts from Macrotyloma uniflorum (horsegram)

(GOI-5032-57), PI:- Dr. Manisha Gautam, NPDF

SERB

19.20

56.   

Construction of linkage map and identification of QTLs linked to early maturity and drought tolerance in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)”. 

(GOI-5033-57), PI:- Ms. Megha Katoch-WOS-A

DST

19.08

57.   

QTLs identification linked to drought and nutrition in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) by association mapping

 (GOI-5038-57), PI:- Dr. RK Chahota

DST

30.00

58.   

Establishment of High Tech Bamboo Nursery under National Bamboo Mission

(Misc-2254-57), PI:- Dr. KD Sharma

State/Misc

50.00

59.   

Generation of GI related information in Kulthi (Horsegram) and registration under Geological Indications of Goods Rule 2020

(Misc-2264-57), PI:- Dr. RK Chahota

HIMCOST

0.72

 

 

Completed Research Projects- upto 2019

Sr. No.

Name of the project/scheme

Funding agency

Financial outlay (Rs. In lakhs)

1.

Selection of cell lines and embryogenic cultures of Brassica juncea resistant to pathotoxin of Alternaria brassicae for generating disease resistant plants

ICAR

5.57

2.

Transfer of Alternaria blight resistance form alien brassicas to Brassica juncea using biotechnological approaches

BRNS

4.65

3.

Standardization of protocol for micropropagation of saffron

Spices Board

9.05

4.

Selection of maize inbred lines resistant to Helminthosporium turcicum and its toxic compounds through cell culture techniques

ICAR

2.5

5.

Molecular characterization of genetic variability in rice blast pathogen (Magnaporthe grisea) using DNA fingerprinting

DBT

32

6.

Exploitation of anther culture to develop blast resistant Germplasm of rice for northern hills

ICAR

12.65

7.

Tissue culture of high podophyllotoxin producing strains of Indian podophyllum (Podophyllum hexandrum Royle)- an endangered medicinal herb of western Himalayas

DBT

21.25

8.

Molecular identification of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi and characterization of its variability

ICAR

9.41

9.

Refinement of technology for micropropagation of saffron

DBT

24.12

10.

Molecular characterization of Indian species of Deliphinium from western Himalayas

DBT

43.52

11.

Identification of molecular markers linked with fungal disease resistance in lentils

ICAR

23

12.

Identification of genetic traits limiting urdbean productivity in associated cropping with maize

NATP (ICAR)

25

13.

Development of database of plant resources in the state of Himachal Pradesh

DBT

12

14.

Tagging of blast resistance genes using molecular markers

ICAR

9.54

15.

Introgression of disease resistance genes from wile Lens species into cultivated through embryo-ovule rescue and bridge techniques

DST

15.00

16.

Sustainable management of plant biodiversity

ICAR (NATP)

16.80

17.

Molecular marker assisted pyramiding of blast resistance genes and cloning of R-gene analogues in rice (Oryza sativa L.)

ICAR

13.47

18.

Micropropagation, conservation and promoting QPM of Atees and Kutki

NMPB

15.00

19.

Participatory conservation and cultivation of some important medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh involving rural women folk

DBT

15.83

20.

Fine mapping of a new blast resistance specificity from a broad spectrum resistant cultivar Funusuki

DBT

20.12

21.

Molecular characterization of genetic variability in Colletotrichum trumcotum and evolution of resistance in urdbean, soybean, horsegram and pea against the pathogen

DST

11.88

22.

Identification of DNA markers linked with rust resistance gene in lentil

DST

10.20

23.

Development of micronutrient enriched maize through molecular breeding

DBT

458.79

24.

Induction of early flowering mutant genes in horsegram and their utilization in its genetic improvement

DARE

11.19

25.

Molecular characterization of Hill maize inbred and prediction of heterosis using SSR ad RAPD markers

DBT

18.35

26.

Molecular taxonomy and diagnostic for pea wilt pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Pisi

DBT

24.48

27.

Understanding molecular genetics of bacterial wilt resistance in pepper (Capsicum annum) with implication in Solanaceous crops

DBT

23.30

28.

In-vivo and in-vitro mutagenesis for the induction of early maturing, determinate and blister beetle resistance mutants of rice bean (Vigna umbellate) (thumb) ohwi and ohashi) and their exploitation for its genetic improvement

DST

12.24

29.

Development of molecular markers for powdery mildew resistance er2 in pea (Pisum sativum) and their validation in indigenous pea germplasm

DST

4.35

30.

Isolation and characterization of Ascochyta rabiei hydrophobins and Elucidation of role of hydrophobins in chickpea pathogenesis

DST

18.64

31.

Molecular marker assisted pyramiding of powdery mildew resistance gene and mapping of QTLs for slow mildewing in pea

DBT

24.10

32.

Funds for improvement of S&T infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)

DST

9.00/yr

33.

Development of gender specific marker (s) in Seabuckthorn (Hippophae L.) – a goldmine of cold desert Himalayas

UGC

8.13

34.

Biotechnological approach towards forage crop improvement (Development of SSR markers in Berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum) and exploitation of marker resource of M. truncatula for germplasm characterization of berseem and for development of high density linkage map of red clover (Trifolium pratense)

DBT

24.25

35.

Mapping of rust resistance locus in Lens using map based markers and genomic resources from related taxa

DBT

26.70

36.

Probing the Molecular mechanisms governing cold tolerance during reproductive growth in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

DBT

26.70

37.

Indo-Japan Cooperative Science Programme-Development of high precious QTL detection approach for outcrossing species using Red Clover AILs

DST

07.09

38.

Indo-Canadian Pulse Genomics Initiative (InCan-PGI)

 

 

39.

Development of micronutrient enriched maize through molecular breeding (Phase-II)

DBT

42.50

40.

Optimization and validation of in vitro propagation protocols for commercial cultivation of carnation and gerbera in HP

CPRI (ICAR)

11.55

41.

Construction of framework linkage map of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) using translational genetic information from related legumes

DST

30.23

42.

Genetics and physical mapping of new blast resistant gene from broad spectrum resistant genotype tetep

ICAR

29.54

43.

Towards construction of framework linkage map and identification of QTLs linked to drought tolerance and growth parameters in horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum)

UGC

11.09

44.

Allele mining and expression profiling of resistance and avriulence- genes in rice-blast pathosystem for development of race non-specific disease resistance

NAIP (ICAR)

94.38

45.

Molecular characterization and micropropagation of Salampanja (D. hatagirea) for rapid multiplication and observation

UGC

11.01

46.

High resolution karyotyping and determination of genomic content in some of the important medicinal plants of North-Western Himalaya

DST

23.00

47.

Exploitation of resistance gene derived marker (GDMs) for the development of blast and bacterial blight resistant version of rice var. " HPR2143"

(Dr. R. Rathour)

DBT

75.65

48.

Development of high yielding blight resistant chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using mutation breeding. (Dr. K.D. Sharma)

BARC

23,78,982

49.

Development of semi dwarf blast and bacterial blight resistant version of Ranbir Basmati by marker assisted backcross breeding.

GOI 5017-57/(Dr. R. Rathour)

DBT

22.78

50.

Understanding the regulation of seed filling by phytohormones    under combined drought and cold stress in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

GOI-5028-57/(Dr. Rashmi, NPDF)

SERB

19.20