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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Programme is jointly run with 2 constituent colleges i.e. agriculture, Basic Sciences, Home Science.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Undergraduate courses in vegetable and floriculture (Agriculture and Home Science).

  • Post graduation (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in vegetable Science.

HILL FARMERS NEED BASED RESEARCH (PA 1):

        This programme is sum in cooperation with five Regional Research and Extension Centres of the University.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Development of high yielding, disease resistant and horticulturally desirable varieties/hybrids of different vegetables.

  • Standardization of agro techniques.

  • Identification of potential vegetables for different agro climatic situations.

  • Popularization of rare vegetables and kitchen gardens for ensuring health & nutritional security.

STRATEGIC RESEARCH (PA 2):

This programme undertakes strategic Research in the frontier areas of vegetable breeding, production and seed production.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Development of resistant varieties against diseases and insect pests.

  • Standardization of technology and package of practice for growing vegetables under abiotic stress conditions.

  • Development of production technology for rainfed areas.

  • Production technology of vegetables under protected environments.

  • Identification of promising potential lines for hybrid seed production.

  • Organic farming for exploring niche/export market.

  • Identification of high value of season vegetables and their production technologies for nutritional, health and financial security.

  • Minimizing post harvest losses to increase the farmerís income.

  • Exploration and popularization of nutritionally rich rare and underexploited vegetables.

TRAINING/EXTENSION SERVICES (PA 3):

This programme imparts training to farmers, Agricultural Officers, extension officer and other entrepreneurs in cooperation with Directorate of Extension Education and 8 KVKS.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Training to farmers, Agricultural Officers/extension officers of the State Department and entrepreneurs to grow quality vegetables.

  • Dissemination of improved vegetable production technology.

  • Assessment and refinement of technology.

  • Consultancy services.

CONSERVATION OF BIO-DIVERSITY (PA 4):

  • Conservation of locally available genetic material of vegetables and allied species.

  • Custodian farmers

SEED PRODUCTION (PA 5)

The programme emphasizes on the quality seed production (nucleus, breeder foundation and truthfully labelled) in collaboration with seed production unit and five Regional Research and Extension Centres.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Production of breeder seed as per requirement.

  • Provision of improved package to increase the availability of quality of vegetable seeds.

 [Designed & developed by: UNS, DEE, CSKHPKV, Palampur]
[Content provided by Department of Vegetable Science & Floriculture]