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Research and Extension in Year 2008-09

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Operational Research Projects (2009-10)
Sr. No.P.I./Co-P.I.Title of the ProjectBudget outlay (Rs.)Funding AgencyDuration of the Project
1 Dr. Virendra Singh Morphological and Ecological characterization of Germplasm collection and propagation of Seabuckthorn in cold deserts of H.P. 40 DBT,GOI 1.1.2009-31.12.2011
2 Dr. Virendra Singh A value chain on Seabuckthorn 3,17.00 National Agricultural Innovation Project(NAIP) June 2008-June 2012
3 Dr.Ramesh C Chauhan Harmonizing Biodiversity Conservation and Agriculture intensification through integration of plant, Animal and Fish genetic resources for livelihood security in fragile ecosystem 1,55.00 World Environmental Agency 2010-14
4 Dr.R.G. Sud
Dr. T. K. Bhat
Dr.S.S. Kanwar
Dr. N. Singh
Studies on Attributes of Polyphenols from Kangra Tea [Camellia sinensis (L) O Kuntze] 5.05 National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF) Three years (2007-2010)
5 Dr.R.G. Sud
Dr.Suman Sharma
A Biopesticide Mediated Value Chain For Clean Vegetables 7.5 National Agricultural Innovation Project(NAIP) Five Years(2008-2012)
6 Dr.C.P.Awasthi
Dr.Y.S.Dhaliwal
Evaluation of Nutritionally important biochemical constituents of Amaranthus, Buckwheat and Rice bean 2.8 AICRN-UC,ICAR, New Delhi July,2008 to March,2010
7 Dr.S.S.Kanwar
Dr.M.K.Gupta
Dr.RS.Jamwal
Dr.NK.Sankhyan
Dr.Pardeep Kumar
Development of liquid biofertilizers and bio-fertilizer based integrated nutrient management in District Kangra under RKVY Steam-I 57.58 State Govt. 2010-13
8 Dr.S.S.Kanwar
Dr.Satish Pal
Application of microbial bio-inoculants for extraction of flax fibre 2.11 ICAR One Year2010-11
9 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S.Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dr. K.D.Sharma
GIS based Agriculture Information System (State Adhoc Project 2004-34) 11.2 State Govt. 2010-12
10 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S. Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Dr. Virender Kumar
Integrated Geo Database model for effective planning of DRDA (State Adhoc Project 2008-34) 2 State Govt. 2010-11
11 Dr. R.S. Rana
Dr. Sharda Singh
Vaibhav Kalia
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Impact, adaptations and vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to climate change 45 ICAR, New Delhi 2009-12
12 Dr. R.S.Rana
Dr. Sharda Singh
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Dr. S.K. Upadhyay
Dr. V.K.Sharma (Kullu)
Dr. B.S.Mankotia (Malan)
Application of Extended Range Forecast in Crop Planning and Operations under Sub-humid and Temperate Wet Conditions of H.P. 14.99 IIT, New Delhi 2009-12
13 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S. Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
GIS based Agriculture Resource Information System for Himachal Pradesh 11.2 RKVY, DOA, HP 2010-12
14 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S. Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Integrated GeoDatabase Model for effective planning of DRDA 2 DRDA, Dharmshala 2009-10
15 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S. Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Support Studies for Climate Change and Water Adaptation (GIS Component) 2500 ADB (through DOA,HP) 2009-10
16 Dr. Sharda Singh
Dr. R.S. Rana
Sh. Vaibhav Kalia
Impact of Climate Change on Mountain Agriculture of Himachal Pradesh 44.29 RKVY, DOA, HP 2010-12
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Research Projects Submitted (2009-10)
Sr. No.Title of the ProjectBudget outlay (Rs. in lakhs)Funding Agency
1 Evaluation of Nutritionally important biochemical constituents of Amaranthus, Buckwheat chinopods, agezukibean and Rice bean genotypes 2.50 AICRN-UC,ICAR, New Delhi
2 Promoting traditional food system for food security and nutrition in Himachal Pradesh 160.00 FAO Sponsored
3 Isolation and characterization of rumen microbes from migratory goats capable of degrading antinutrient phytometabolites 98.87 DBT New Delhi
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Operational Research Projects
Sr. No.P.I./Co-P.I.Title of the ProjectBudget outlay (Rs.)Funding AgencyDuration of the Project

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Year 2008-09
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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Year 2008-09
1.Dr. R.G. SudStudies on attributes of polypohenols of Kangra tea4.84 lakhNTRF, KolkataJune,2007 to 2010
2.Dr. R.G. SudA Bio-pesticide mediated value chain from green vegetables4.83 lakh (annual)NAIP, ICAR, New DelhiOctober, 2008 to 2012
3.Dr. C.P. AwasthiEvaluation of nutritionally important biochemical constituents of Amaranths, buckwheat and rice bean genotypes2.80 lakhICAR, New DelhiJuly, 2008 to March, 2010
Year 2009-10
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DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Year 2008-09
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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND LANGUAGES

Year 2008-09
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CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Year 2008-09
1.Dr.(Mrs.) Sharda Singh"Decision Support System Framework for agricultural land use management and livelihood options for sustainable development of a mountain district of Himachal Pradesh"26.67 lakhNRDMS, DST, New Delhi2006-2010
2.Dr. R.S. Rana"Impact, adaptations and vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to climate change"43.50 lakhICAR, New Delhi, India2008-2011
3.Dr. R.S. Rana"Application of Extended Range Forecast in Crop Planning and Operations under Sub-humid and Temperate wet conditions of Himachal Pradesh"14.41 lakhMinistry of Agriculture, GOI, New Delhi2009-2012
Year 2009-10
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Submitted Research Projects
Sr.No.Title of the projectBudget outlay
(Rs. In lakhs)
Funding Agency

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Year 2008-09
1Development of liquid biofertilizers with microbial strains of Himachal Pradesh57.48H.P. State Govt. under RKVY
2Standardization of probiotic inputs for organic farming107.53ICAR,New Delhi
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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY

Year 2008-09
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DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Year 2008-09
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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND LANGUAGES

Year 2008-09
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CENTRE FOR GEOINFORMATICS RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Year 2008-09
1Village level Agriculture Resource Information System for the Mountainous topology of Himachal Pradesh59.39H.P. State Govt. under RKVY
2Capacity Building in the sphere of Geo-informatics under National Mission on Education through ICT422.00Ministry of HRD, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi
3Model Resource (bio-geo)Information System for Himachal Pradesh65.12NRDMS Division of DST, New Delhi
4Developing crop management practices by using magnetic technology for major crops in different agro climates of Himachal Pradesh45.00NRDMS, DST New Delhi
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Research Publications and Activities - (2009-10)



A. Paper Published

  1. Lal,R., Oberoi, CK and Upadhyay, RG (2010) Estimation of Diquat from aqueous solution using inorganic gel membranes. Indian Journal of Environmental Protection 30(1):58-61.
  2. Pathania N, Kanwar S S, Jhang T, Koundal K R and Sharma T R (2010) Application of different molecular techniques for deciphering genetic diversity among yeast isolates of traditional fermented food products of Western Himalayas. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology.DOI 10. 1007/s 11274-010-0329-3 (online).
  3. Prabhakar C S , Sood P, Kapoor V, Kanwar S S, Mehta P K and Sharma P N ( 2009) Molecular and biochemical characterization of three bacterial symbionts of fruit fly, Bactrocera tau (Tephritidae : Diptera). Journal General and Applied. Microbiology 55,479 - 487.
  4. Sood P, Kanwar S S, Mehta P K and Chaudhry A( 2009) Microbes in insect pest management :An overview. Himachal Journal Agricultural Research 35(1)1-16.
  5. Walia S, Gupta M K, Kanwar S S and Dhaliwal Y S (2010) Fermentation of seabuckthorn (Hipppophae rhamnoides L.) juice with immobilized indigenous yeast isolates of Himachal Pradesh . Proceedings of the National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging trends in Production to Consumption organized by CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur w.e.f. 16-18 February, 2010.
  6. Gupta, Shakshi; Sood, Sangita; Singh, Nageswer and Gupta, Minakshi (2009) Effect of Neelkanthi (Ajugabracteosa) and Plakhar (Ficus lacor) on physical work capacity of diabetics mellitus. Pantnagar Agric. Journal 7(1):105-108
  7. Awasthi, C.P. Singh Nageswer and Thakur, Rishi (2009) Biochemical composition of some promising buck wheat genotypes of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research 35(1):112-116
  8. Lal, Ram, Oberoi, C.K. and Sharma, R.C(2009) Estimation of diguat from aqueous solution using clay membranes. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research. 35 (2) 228-230.
  9. Gupta, Minakshi; Mohini, Kamal; Bhateria, S. and Gupta, Sakshi (2009). Variation in physical and biochemical constituents of linseed genotypes of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research..35 (i) 117-120.
  10. Dogra, Diksha and Awasthi, C.P. (2009) Quality components in Broccoli heads harvested at different stages maturity. Indian J. Agric. Biochem. 22 (1) : 45-50.
  11. Awasthi, C.P., Sharma , Neelam and Acharya, M.K. (2009). Biochemical constituents of some promising sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genotypes. Indian J. Agric. Biochem. 22 (2): 115-117.
  12. Thakur, Meenakshi and Awasthi, C.P. (2009). Effect of various storage containers and duration on biochemical constituents of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research. 35 (2) : 205-208.
  13. Singh, Sharda, Sood K., Kalia,V., Rana, R.S., Arun Kumar, (2010) "Spatial information for agriculture land use management and livelihood option for sustainable development for a mountain District - Kangra, Himachal Pradesh" 13th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Information Technology and Applications (Map India 2010), Abstract Volume, 19-21 January, 2010, India
  14. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Prasad, R and Rana, M.C.(2009).Effect of maize leaf defoliation on production and economics of maize and legume component in maize + legume intercropping systems. Himachal Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 35(2):154-157.
  15. Bhagat, R.M., Singh, Sharda, Sood, C., Rana, R.S., Kalia, V., Pradhan, S., Immerzeel, W., and Shrestha,B.(2009).Land Suitability Analysis for Cereal production in Himachal Pradesh (India) using Geographical Information Systems. J. Indian Society of Remote sensing (June 2009) 37:233-240. Also available online on Springer India, subject: Earth and Environment Science, pages 233-240, Oct. 2009.
  16. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Bhagat, R. M., Kalia,V. and Harbans Lal (2009).Impact of Climate change on shift of apple belt in Himachal Pradesh. Paper published in ISPRS WG VIII/6 Archives XXXVIII-8/W3 Workshop proceedings: Impact of climate change on Agriculture pp 131-137( Edited by: Sushma Panigrahy, Shibendu Shankar Ray and Jai Singh Parihar, Space Application Centre Ahmadabad

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B. Papers presented in conferences and workshops

  1. Upadhyay R.G. (2010) Effect of growth bioregulators on growth, biochemical constituents, enzyme activity and yield of soybean (Glycine max.L.) under North Western Himalayas. Paper presented in International Conference on "Role of biomolecules in food security and Health Improvement" XI Silver Jubilee Convention of the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, February 17 to 20 at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  2. Sud, R. G., Ghabru, A., Bhat, T. K. and Sharma, R. 2010. Seasonal variations of phenolic compounds and antioxidant potential of Kangra tea [Camellia sinensis (L) O Kuntze], Presented at International Conference on Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement, February 17-20, 2010, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  3. Singh Nageswer; Simpal; Sud R.G. and Ghabru Arti (2010) Seasonal variations of Polyphenol oxidase activity in tea [ Camellia sinensis(L) O Kuntze. Paper presented in International Conference on Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement. Organized by Dept. of Biochemistry, BHU, Varanasi w.e.f. Feb.17-20,2010.
  4. Thakur Rishi; Awasthi, C.P. and Singh, Nageswer (2010) Biochemical studies of some promising Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) genotypes of Himachal Pradesh. Paper presented in International Conference on Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement. Organized by Dept. of Biochemistry, BHU, Varanasi w.e.f. Feb.17-20,2010.
  5. Singh, Sharda, Sood,K., Kalia, V., Rana, R.S., Arun Kumar, "Spatial information for agriculture land use management and livelihood option for sustainable development for a mountain District - Kangra, Himachal Pradesh" 13th Annual International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, 19-21 January, 2010, Gurgaon, India.
  6. Rana, R. S., Bhagat, R. M., Sharma, Satish C., Harbans Lal , Kalia,V., Rajendra Prasad and Singh, Sharda "Impact of climate change on mountain agriculture in Himachal Pradesh-a case study of farmers perceptions" 97th Indian Science Congress, 3-7 January, 2010, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela
  7. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Bhagat, R. M., Kalia, V. and Harbans Lal. Impact of climate change on shift of apple belt in Himachal Pradesh. 2009 .Presented paper in International workshop on "Impact of climate change on Agriculture" w.e.f.17-18 December, 2009 at SAC ISRO, Ahmadabad, India, 09
  8. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Bhagat, R. M., Sharma, Satish C., Harbans Lal, Kalia, V., Prasad, Rajendra and Singh, Sharda. Impact of climate change on mountain agriculture in Himachal Pradesh - A case study of farmers perceptions. Paper Presented in Indian Science congress held at Kerala on 4-5 March , 2010.

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C. Technical Reports Submitted

  1. Sud, R. G., Bhat, T. K., Kanwar, S. S. and Singh, Nageswer; Studies on Attributes of Polyphenols from Kangra Tea [Camellia sinensis (L) O Kuntze]. Annual Scientific Report 2009-10.
  2. Awasthi, C.P and Dhaliwal, Y.S.; Evaluation of Nutritionally important biochemical constituents of Amaranthus, Buckwheat and Rice bean. Annual Report for 2009-10 submitted to AICRN-UC,ICAR, New Dehli
  3. Singh,Sharda, Bhagat,R.M., Rana,R.S., Kalia, V. "Decision Support System framework for agricultural land use management and livelihood options for sustainable development of mountain districts of Himachal Pradesh" Final Progress Report Submitted to NRDMS DST New Delhi, April 2010.
  4. Singh, Sharda, Rana, R.S. and Kalia, V. "Support Studies for Climate Change and Water Adaptation" Final Report Submitted to Mr. Adrian Young, ADB Consultant, Feb 2010.
  5. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Singh, Sharda, Kalia, V. and Sharma, Sanjay 2009. Annual progress Report of project "Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation of Mountain Agriculture to Climate Changes" submitted to ICAR New Delhi
  6. Rana, Ranbir Singh, Sharma, Vinod Kumar, Mankotia, B.S., Upadhaya, S.K. and Singh, Sharda, 2010 Annual progress Report of project "Application of Extended Range Forecast in crop Planning and Operations under Sub-humid and Temperate Wet Conditions of Himachal Pradesh" w.e.f. 12 to 17 April,2010 at OUAT Bhubneshwar

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D. Workshops/ Seminars/ Training Programmes attended

  1. Dr. Virendra Singh attended 4th International Seabuckthorn Association (ISA) Conference at Beleokuria, Russia from 1-6 September, 2009 .
  2. Dr. Usha Rana attended Refresher Course in Biotechnology w.e.f 18.11.2009 to 8.12.2009 at Academic Staff College,Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
  3. Dr. Virendra Singh attended International Conference on Recent developments, future prospects and entrepreneurial trends in Biotechnology at IET Biotechnology Institute, Alwar (Rajasthan) from 19-20 December 2009.
  4. Dr. Usha Rana attended National Conference on Seabuckthorn from Feb.16 to 18,2010 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  5. Dr. Virendra Singh attended International Conference on Himalayan Environment: Issues and challenges, Himachal Pradesh at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla 21-23 March 2010
  6. Dr. C.P. Awasthi, Dr. Nageswer Singh, Ms. Arti Gabhru; Mr. Rishi Thakur and Mr. Rohit Sharma attended International Conference on "Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement". organized by Dept. of Biochemistry, BHU, Varanasi w.e.f. Feb.17-20,2010 .
  7. Dr. Nageswer Singh and Ms. Arti Gabhru attended 2nd Science Conclave: A Congregation of Nobel Laureates at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (India) from Dec., 8-14, 2009
  8. Dr. Kamal Mohini attended National Conference on Sea-buck-thorn: emerging trends in production to consumption from February 16-18, 2010 at HPAU, Palampur and performed duty as Co-convener of Technical Session Committee during the conference.
  9. Dr. C.P. Awasthi attended annual group meeting of AICRN-UC held at UAS,Banglore during May,8-9,2010 and presented the project report.
  10. Dr S.S.Kanwar participated as Invited Speaker and chaired a session in National Conference on "Bioprospecting: Access for Sustainable Development" w.e.f. 19th -20th February, 2010 at Allahabad, organized by the Department of Applied Mechanics (Biotechnology), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  11. Dr S.S.Kanwar delivered a talk and chaired a session in the FAO sponsored workshop on "Promoting Indigenous Peoples- Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition" organized by the Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Govt.of Himachal Pradesh & Himachal Consultancy Organization Ltd. (HIMCON), at Shimla w.e.f. 6.08.09 to 8.08.2009.
  12. Mr. Ajay Kumar, Ph.D. student attended the "National Workshop on Microbial Diversity Database" on 29-30.10.2009 held at Northern Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya) organized by the Department of Information & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  13. Dr. M.K.Gupta, and Ms.Sohini Walia attended the National Conference on "Seabuckthorn: Emerging trends in production to consumption" organized by CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur w.e.f. 16-18 February, 2010 .
  14. Mr.Ajay Kumar, Sr. Research Fellow has undergone a short training at IARI, New Delhi w.e.f. 06.04.2010 to 13.04.2010.
  15. Dr. Sharda Singh attended Regional Workshop on Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting & Spring Recharge-2010 and gave an invited Lecture "Applications of GIS and RS in Water Resources"
  16. Dr. Sharda Singh attended Agricultural Officers Ravi Workshop on 31st of Oct. 2009 and got released the in-house developed Application Software "Agriculture Spatial Information and DSS" and presented its modules in this Workshop. Literature regarding the application software and CD was distributed to about 180 participants in the workshop.
  17. Dr. Sharda Singh attended Inaugural session of National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging Trends in Production to Consumption, Feb. 16, 2010 at Dr. G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, CSK HPKV-Palampur, H.P.
  18. Dr. Sharda Singh attended Meeting with Mr. Adrian Young, ADB Consultant, convened by Hon'ble Vice Chancellor regarding the project "Support Studies for Climate Change and Water Adaptation" on 12.11.2009.
  19. Dr. Sharda Singh attended Meeting for counselees "Training Programme convened by Hon'ble Vice Chancellor
  20. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended annual review meeting of project "Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change" w.e.f. 2 to 4 July, 2009 at CRIDA Hyderabad.
  21. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended Meeting with Sh. Ashok Thakur, IAS, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi, on August 10, 2009 regarding ICT project presentation as team member of ICT.
  22. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended Himalayan Chief Minister's Conclave on Indian Himalayas: Glaciers, Climate Change and Livelihoods organized by Department of environment, Science and Technology & LEAD India at Peterhof Shimla on 29-30 October,2009
  23. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended Annual Review Workshop of project entitled "Application of Extended Range Forecast in Crop Planning and Operations under Sub-humid and Temperate Wet Conditions of Himachal Pradesh" w.e.f. 26 to 27 October, 2009 at Centre for atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi
  24. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended International workshop on "Impact of climate change on Agriculture" w.e.f.17-18 December, 2009 at SAC ISRO, Ahmadabad, India
  25. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended Annual Review Workshop of project entitled "Integrated agro advisory services project annual review meeting" held at IIT Roorkee w.e.f.10-12 December, 2009.
  26. Dr Ranbir Singh Rana attended Training Workshop on "Climate Risk Management in Agriculture" at OUAT Bhubneshwar w.e.f. 12-17 April, 2010.The adhoc research project entitled "Application of Extended Range Forecast in crop Planning and Operations under Sub-humid and Temperate Wet Conditions of Himachal Pradesh" and Presented the work done during 2009-10( Report of EFRS for 2009-10)
  27. Mr. Vaibhav Kalia attended Training on Student Counseling: Theory and Practice (Dec. 1-10, 2009) at CSKHPKV
  28. Mr. Vaibhav Kalia attended Inaugural session of National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging Trends in Production to Consumption, Feb. 16, 2010 at Dr. G.C. Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, CSK HPKV-Palampur, H.P.

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E. Organization of summer schools/ workshops/ seminars/ symposia/ Extension Activity etc.

  1. Dr. Virendra Singh organized National Conference on Seabuckthorn: Emerging Trends in Production to Consumption , Feb. 18, 2010

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F. Book Chapter

  1. Kanwar S S and Kumar Ajay (2010) Liquid bioinoculants: A technology for sustainable agriculture. Chapter in book entitled "Agricultural Microbiology" published by Pointer Publishers, Jaipur (Rajasthan), ISBN 978-81-7132-615-0. PP. 25-38.
  2. Bhagat, Rajiv Mohan, Rana, Ranbir Singh and Kalia, Vaibhav 2009. Weather Changes related Shift of Apple Belt in Himachal Pradesh. In- Global Climate change and Indian Agriculture (edited Book). Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.2009. pp 48-53. Published from ICAR

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G. PATENTS FILED

  1. A preliminary patent application by S.S.Kanwar, Ajay Kumar and M.K.Gupta has been submitted and assigned reference No. PAT/3.19.6/09088/2010 by the National Research Development Corporation, New Delhi. This patent pertains to development of liquid formulation with the indigenous microbial strains

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H. NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES SUBMITTED

The department of Microbiology has submitted seventeen nucleotide sequences of microbial resources of Himachal Pradesh to NCBI Gene Bank, USA which are as below:
S.No. Indigenous isolates Allotted accession numbers
1 Enterococcus faecium GU396270
2 Enterococcus faecium GU396271
3 Enterococcus faecium GU396272
4 Bacillus coagulans GU396273
5 Lactobacillus plantarum GU396274
6 Lactobacillus plantarum GU396275
7 Lactobacillus fermentum GU396276
8 Lactobacillus plantarum GU396277
9 Enterococcus faecium GU396278
10 Enterococcus faecium GU396279
11 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia GU371215
12 Bacillus licheniformis GU371216
13 Azospirillum brasilense GU371217
14 Azospirillum brasilense GU371218
15 Pseudomonas aeruginosa GU371219
16 Burkholderia cepacia GU371220
17 Saccharomyces cerevisiae HM 535662

Research Publications and Activities - (2008-09)

A. Book Chapters

  1. Kanwar, S.S.; Sourabh, Aditi and Gupta, M.K. (2009). Facts and myths of probiotics in new millennium. Chapter in book entitled, "Microbes Applications and Effects" published by Aavishkar Publishers and Distributors, Jaipur, pp 1-22.
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B. Paper Published

  1. Rana, Usha (2009). Effect of Ca+2 supply, exogenous amino acids and simulated stress on calcium uptake in Phaseolus vulgaris seedlings. Geobios 36: 49-52.
  2. Singh, K.P and Angiras, N.N(2008). Studies on the threshold level of Echinochloa crusgalli L. in transplanted rice under mid hill conditions of Himachal Pradesh.Adv. Plant Sci., 21(2):505-508.
  3. Singh, K.P and Angiras, N.N(2008). Allelopathic effects of compost of Chromolaena adenophorum on transplanted rice and associated weeds in north western Himalayas. Ann. Plant Physiol. 22(2):153-156.
  4. Upadhayay,R.G.; Brhan K.S and Upadhayay, R.K. (2008). Response of cadmium on germination, seedling growth behaviour and chlorophyll content of Wheat (Triticum aestivum). Res. on Crops. 9(2): 500-501
  5. Sharma, S. and Awasthi, C.P. (2008). Biochemical evaluation of some horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum L. Verde) genotypes of Himachal Pradesh. Him. J. Agric. Res. 34 (2) : 79-83.
  6. Sharma, Suman and Mehta, P.K. (2009). Evaluation of plant extracts on the larval weight, pupation and adult emergence activities of cabbage butterfly. Res. on Crop. 10 (1):94-97.
  7. Gupta, Sakshi; Sood, Sangeeta; Singh, Nageswer and Gupta, Meenakshi (2008). Effect of Neelakanthi (Ajuga bracteasia) and Plakhar (Ficus lacor) on diabeties. Him. J. Agric. Res. 34(1):75-78.
  8. Gupta Sakhi; Sood, Sangeeta; Singh, Nageswer and Gupta, Meenakshi ( 2008). Effect of Neelkanthi (Ajuga bracteasia) and Plakhar (Ficus lacor) on the energy expenditure of diabetic subject. Pant Nagar Journal of Research 6 (2).
  9. Sharma, G.D.; Devi, Nirmala; Raj, Desh and Oberoi, C.K. (2008). Field efficacy of different insecticides and biopesticide against fruit borer (Helicoverpa asmigra) and greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes aporariorum) on tomato (Hycopersicon esculentam). Him. J. Agric. Res. 34(2): 40-46.
  10. Sharma, Suman and Mehta, P.K. (2009). Bioefficacy of plant extracts against cabbage aphid. Res. on Crops. ARIC, Hisar 10 (1): 98-100.
  11. Kanwar,S.S.; Gupta, M.K.; Katoch, Chaya; and Kanwar, Promila (2009). Cereal based traditional alcoholic beverages of Lahaul and Spiti areas of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (Accepted)
  12. Bhagat, R. M.; Singh, Sharda, Sood, C.; Rana, R.S.; Kalia, V.; PradhanS.; Immerzeel, W. and Shrestha,B. (2008) "Land suitability analysis for cereal production in Himachal Pradesh using geographic information system", J. Indian Soc. Remote Sens. 37: 1-8
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C. Papers presented in conferences and workshops

  1. Bhagat, R.M.; Kalia, Vaibhav; Rana, R.S. (2008) A disastrous flash floods in Himachal Pradesh, India" A case study of Satluj River Basin, Paper presented in Xth International Symposium on High mountain remote sensing cartography (HIMRSC-X)- Himalaya From Space, EDUSPACE organized by ICIMOD Kathmandu from September 8-11,2008 p 53
  2. Gupta, M.K.; Bhalla, T.C.; Kanwar, S.S.; Sourabh, Sourabh, Aditi and Kumar, Ajay (2008). Pseudonomas fluorescens, a native isolate of Western Himalayas with plant growth promoting traits and its applicability as bioinoculant on scented rose geranium. In Proc. Of National Symposium on New Biology in Agriculture organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh, from Nov. 7-8, 2008, p 50.
  3. Singh, K.P. and Angiras N.N(2008). Effect of Chromolaena adenophorum compost on productivity of wheat under north western Himalayas. Paper presented in Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Improving Plant Productivity, from 12-14, November, 2008, organized by Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi & I.A.R.I., New Delhi. Abstract pp 8-29
  4. Patial, Madhu, Thakur, S.R and Singh, K.P(2008), Physiological approaches for improving productivity in grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) under north western Himalayas . Paper presented in Golden Jubilee Conference on Challenges and Emerging Strategies for Improving Plant Productivity organized by Indian Society for Plant Productivity, Delhi and I.A.R.I., New Delhi from 12-14, November, 2008, New Delhi Abstract No.08 pp 346-347
  5. Upadhayay, R.G., Chauhan, Abha.; Bansal, G.L., and Bindra, A.D(2008).Effect of growth regulators on morphophysiological parameters and yield of soybean (Glycine max C.) in North Western Himalayas. Paper presented in Golden Jubilee conference on "Challenges and emerging strategies for improving plant productivity" organized by Indian Society of Plant Physiology, Department of Plant Physiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi from November 12-14, 2008.
  6. Kumar, Ajay; Kanwar, S.S. and Gupta, M.K. (2008). Preparation of indigenous bioinoculants of phosphate solubilizers and Azotobacter isolated from the rhizospheric soils of Himachal Pradesh. In Proc. Of International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomic organized by Delhi University, from Nov. 18-20, 2008, p 366.
  7. Jain, Anamika; Kanwar, S.S.; Singh, B. and Sharma, O.P. (2008). Analysis of indigenous yeast isolates of Western Himalayas for amylolytic enzymes. In Proc. Of International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomic organized by Delhi University, from Nov. 18-20, 2008, p 242.
  8. Neemisha; Kanwar,S.S.; Sourabh, Aditi; Thang, Tripta; Koundal, K.R. and Sharma, T.R. (2008). Molecular characterization of yeast isolates of traditional fermented foods of Western Himalayas. In Proc. Of International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomic organized by Delhi University, from Nov. 18-20, 2008, p 91-92.
  9. Singh, K.P and Angiras, N.N(2008) Environmental physiology of Chromolaena adenophorum under north western Himalayas. Paper presented in National Symposium on Environmental Stress and Bioresource Management organized by Academy of Environmental Biology, Lucknow and Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University), New Delhi, from 20-22, November, 2008, in New Delhi. Session VIII Ecophysiology and Environmental Health, Abstract 075 pp 51
  10. Sud, R.G. (2008) Role of Analytical Chemistry in Agricultural Research paper presented in 2nd National Symposium on Analytical Innovation for Process and Technology Development from November, 24-25, 2008
  11. Singh, Sharda; Bhagat, R.M.; Rana, R.S.; Kalia, Vaibhav; Sood, Kunal and Kaushal, Arun (2009) Software application for agricultural landuse management interfacing geographic information systems paper presented in National Conference on Geomatics and Impact of Climate Change with special reference to Mountain Ecosystem, organized by ISG Ahemadabad at Uttrakhand Space Application Centre. Abstract published in Geomatics 2009 p 63 (Technical Session 6)
  12. Kumar, Ajay; Kanwar, S.S.; Gupta, M.K. and Rathour, Rajeev (2009). Characterization of indigenous PGPR strains from the soils of Himachal Pradesh. In Proc. of first Asian PGPR Congress for Sustainable Agriculture, held at Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad from June 21-24, 2009, p 104.
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D. Technical Reports Submitted

  1. Singh, Sharda; Bhagat, R.M.; Rana, R.S. and Kalia, Vaibhav Developing mountain agriculture system information files for planning niche based agriculture development in Kangra and Mandi districts of Himachal Pradesh: Final Report submitted to ICAR, New Delhi
  2. Singh, Sharda; Bhagat, R.M.; Rana, R.S. and Kalia, Vaibhav Decision Support System framework for agricultural land use management and livelihood options for sustainable development of mountain districts of Himachal Pradesh: 3rd year Annual Progress Report Submitted to NRDMS DST New Delhi, Jan. 2009
  3. Rana, R.S.; Singh, Sharda and Kalia, Vaibhav Developing Block-wise agriculture information files for Diversified Agriculture to enhance Farm Income in Himachal Pradesh: Final Report submitted to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Department of Agriculture, State Govt. of Himachal Pradesh.
  4. Rana,R.S.; Bhagat, R.M.; Singh, Sharda and Kalia, Vaibhav (2007-08) Developing District-wise landuse of Himachal Pradesh: Final Report submitted to Department of Planning, Government of Himachal Pradesh-Shimla, March 2009.
  5. Awasthi, C.P. and Sharma, Neelam (2008) Evaluation of pesticide levels and nutritional quality attributes of sesame (sesamum indicum L.) produce. Final report submitted and adopted the same by ICAR, New Delhi. A nutritional catalogue on sesame germplasm was also published for further use by planners and researchers for sesame productivity and quality improvement.
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E. Workshops/ Seminars/ Training Programmes attended

  1. Gupta, N.K. attended a Training Programme on Student counseling: Theory and Practice; during July 1-7, 2008 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  2. Rana, Usha attended a Training Programme on Student counseling: Theory and Practice; during July 1-7, 2008 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  3. Ram Lal attended seven days Training Programme on Student Counseling Theory and Practice from July 1 - 7, 2008 organized by CSK HPKV, Palampur.
  4. Mohini, Kamal attended the training on Student Counselling: Theory & Practice July 8-14, 2008 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  5. Ram Lal , in the capacity of NSS Programme Officer of the College of Basic Sciences attended Training entitled Orientation for the NSS Programme Officers organized by NSS Training Orientation Centre (TOC), Institute for Development and Communication (IDC), Ministry of Youth Affaires and Sports, Govt. of India held at CSK HPKV Palampur from August 26 to September 9, 2008
  6. Rana, R.S. attended European Space Agency meeting at ICIMOD, Kathmandu during September 4-6, 2008.
  7. Kalia, Vaibhav attended the European Space Agency meeting at ICIMOD, Kathmandu Nepal during Sept. 4-6, 2008
  8. Kumar, Ajay Ph.D. (Microbiology) student attended a National Symposium on New Biology in Agriculture, organized by Punjab University, Chandigarh from Nov. 7-8, 2008.
  9. Rana, R.S. attended Second Integrated Annual Review Meeting & Third National Seminar on Agro-meteorological services to farmers held at AAU, Anand During Nov. 10-13, 2008
  10. Attended ICAR Brain Storming Session as an Expert Panelist on "Agricultural Sustainability through Microbial Biotechnology: Novel and Innovative Concepts" at NAAS, New Delhi on 11.11.2008.
  11. Kanwar, S. S. and three PG students attended an International Symposium on Microbial Biotechnology: Diversity, Genomics and Metagenomic, organized by Delhi University, Delhi from Nov. 18-20, 2008.
  12. Sud, R.G., Chaired one Technical session in 2nd National Symposium on Analytical Innovation for Process and Technology Development during November, 24-25, 2008.
  13. Rana, R.S. attended and represented CSKHPKV Palampur in the state level committee meeting on Draft policy on climate change with Secretary, Council of Science and Heads of Departments of State. Govt. of H.P. in Shimla on Nov. 25, 2008
  14. Rana, R.S. attended and represented CSKHPKV, Palampur in the state level steering committee meeting on study of Diversified Agriculture for Enhanced Farm Income in H.P. with Japan International Cooperation Agency and Directors of State Departments. Govt. of H.P., in Shimla on Oct. 4, 2008 and Dec. 19, 2008
  15. Gupta, N.K. attended and successfully completed a Training Course for Internal Auditors (ISO 9000:2008 Series Standards) during December 29-30, 2008 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  16. Mohini, Kamal attended the training on Internal Auditor (ISO 9000 2008 series standard) December 29-30, 200 8 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  17. Upadhayay, R.G attended and successfully, completed a Training Course on "Emerging trend on Physiological and biotechnological paradigm for sustainable agriculture" sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi, held at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindi University, Varanasi(U.P.) during February 2-22, 2009
  18. Mohini, Kamal attended the summer school training on Systems & Contemporary Trends in student counseling during Feb. 5 to 25, 2009 at COA, UAS, Shimoga, Karnataka.
  19. Sud, R.G. deliverd a lecture in the interaction workshop on Development of Natural Resources Information system in the State of Himachal Pradesh held on 20.03.2009 at IHBT, Palampur.
  20. Ram Lal attended One day State Level Sensitization Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Addressing Stigma Discrimination for Statuary Officers and Faculty/ Student Leaders of CSKHPKV, Palampur held at CSK HPKV, Palampur on March 24, 2009.
  21. Sharma, Kapil attended one day State Level Sensitization Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Addressing Stigma Discrimination for Statuary Officers and Faculty/ Student Leaders of CSKHPKV, Palampur held at CSK HPKV, Palampur on March 24, 2009.
  22. Awasthi, C.P. attended XX Annual Group Meet of AICRN on Under Utilized Crops at GBPUAT, CF & AH, Ranichauri during April 18-19, 2009 and presented the annual report of the ICAR project entitled Evaluation of the nutritionally important biochemical constituents of amaranthus, buckwheat and rice bean genotypes for the period July, 08 to March, 2009.
  23. Rana, R.S. attended International Agriculture Risk Management Workshop at ANGRAU Hyderabad during April 27-30, 2009.
  24. Chauhan, R.C. attended a Training Programme on Organic Farming during May 26-27, 2009 at CSKHPKV, Palampur.
  25. Singh, Sharda attended a training on Student Counseling: Theory and Practice during July 8-14, 2009.
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F. Organization of summer schools/ workshops/ seminars/ symposia/ Extension Activity etc.

  1. Centre for Geoinformatics Research and Training, COBS jointly with IHBT-Palampur organized "Interaction workshop to generate integrated project proposal on Development of natural resources information system in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India" at CSKHPKV, Palampur on Dec. 4, 2008.
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CUMMULATIVE EXTENSION ACTIVITIES - (2009-10)

A. Lectures delivered by the faculty members

  1. Dr.Ramesh C Chauhan delivered a lecture on Fish Biodiversity of Chamba District to officers and farmers of Chamba district on 11.6.2010
  2. Dr.S.S.Kanwar, delivered lectures on Biogas Turnkey Workers training course, organized by Department of Ag.Engg., COA, CSK HPKV, Palampur
  3. Dr.S.S.Kanwar, delivered lectures on Biogas Staff training course to the Block level officials at CSK HPKV, Palampur
  4. Dr. Sharda Singh delivered lecture to officers of Water Board and allied departments on "Applications of GIS and RS in Water Resources" in Regional Workshop on Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting & Spring Recharge-2010
  5. Dr. Ranbir Singh delivered Technical Lecture to officers of state Government on "Contingency plan for rainfed agriculture with respect to climate change on 26.02.2010 in State Level Workshop on Rainfed Agriculture" at Forest Complex Dharamshala. Organized by HP Mid Himalayan Watershed Development Project, Department of Forest Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla.
  6. Dr. Ranbir Singh delivered Technical Lecture to Scientists from KVKs of Himachal Pradesh on 29.3.2010 on "Natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change" organized by Directorate of Extension Education CSKHPKV Palampur.
  7. Dr. Ranbir Singh delivered Technical Lecture to Scientists from KVKs of Himachal Pradesh on 29.3.2010 on "GIS, GPS and Remote sensing Techniques for environment management".
  8. Dr. Ranbir Singh delivered Technical Lecture to Scientists from KVKs of Himachal Pradesh on 29.3.2010 on Role of crop modeling in assessing impacts of climate change and adaptations options.
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B. Extension publications

  1. Dogra, Diksha and Awasthi, C.P. (2009). Harvest higher nutritional benefits fro buckwheat compared with common cereal grains. Indian Farmers Digest. 42 (9): 16-19.
  2. Thakur, Meenakshi and Awasthi, C.P. (2009). Oilseeds: Quality attributes for sustaining optimum human nutrition. Indian Farmer Digest. 42 (12): 5-8.
  3. Awasthi, C.P. and Dogra, Diksha (2009). Bharesh evam siyool ke mukhya anajon ke sapeksh paushtik gunvatta evem bhyavaharic upyogita. Pahadi Kheti Bari, GBPNAU, Raichauri. 15 (1): 10-13.
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C. Radio talk

  1. CGRT Staff recorded TV programme on "Applications of GIS and RS technology in Agriculture and Climate Change" as part of University documentary and telecasted by Doordarshan on 30.3.2010 at 6.15 am.
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D. Package and Practice

  1. New addition to the package and practice of Rabi Crops was given on "Microbial Retting of Flax" by Dr S.S.Kanwar in collaboration with Dr. (Mrs) S. Bhateria Senior Scientist, Dept. of Crop Improvement, COA.
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CUMMULATIVE EXTENSION ACTIVITIES - (2008-09)

A. Extension Project

  1. Bansal, G.L. submitted Final Progress report of DBY Project "Vermitechnology based Tribal Women Empowerment in Himachal Pradesh". Earlier the Project completion report was also presented in the panel meeting in the Department of Biotechnology, GOI, New Delhi on 21.8.2008 . The report was appreciated Panel members and he was advised to submit an extension of the completed project.
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B. Lectures delivered by the faculty members

  1. Dr.S.S.Kanwar participated in Training of TOT on Nutrition Education organized by Directorate of Extension Education, CSK HPKV, Palampur from Sept.16 to Sept.20, 2008 (as resource person)
  2. Dr.S.S.Kanwar participated in Training of TOT on Nutrition Education organized by Directorate of Extension Education, CSK HPKV, Palampur from Dec.19 to Dec.23, 2008 (as resource person)
  3. Dr.S.S.Kanwar participated in Biogas Turnkey Workers training course, organized by Department of Agril. Engg., COA, CSK HPKV, Palampur from March 3 to March 23 (as resource person)
  4. Dr.S.S.Kanwar conducted a visit of M.Sc. Biotechnology and Microbial & Food Technology students of Punjabi University, Patiala, led by Dr R.S.Singh in Oct.
  5. Dr.M.K.Gupta attended a training programme on "Organic certification and internal control" for the scientists/teachers on May 26 and May 27, 2009 organized by the Department of Agro-forestry and Organic Agriculture, COA, CSKHPKV, Palampur and also attended a field visit to Baltook (Bara) alongwith trainees on 28th May, 2009.
  6. Dr. Kamlesh Singh delivered lecture in training programme on "Economic and Statistical Analyses of Demonstrations and On-Farm Trials for the Extension Specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra location in Himachal Pradesh" organized by Directorate of Extension Education, CSK HPKV, Palampur, on March 4-6, 2009.
  7. Dr. Manoj Bhargava delivered two lectures in training programme on "Economic and Statistical Analyses of Demonstrations and On-Farm Trials for the Extension Specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra location in Himachal Pradesh" organized by Directorate of Extension Education, CSK HPKV, Palampur, on March 4-6, 2009.
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C. Extension publications

  1. Kanwar, S.S. (2007) Bacteria to the rescue! Vigyan Punj- Magazine of COBS(Dec.2007):29-32. (Published copy received in the year 2008-09)
  2. Awasthi, C.P., Acharya, M.K. and Sharma, Neelam (2008) Sesame: An underutilized High value oilseed crop. Indian Farmers Digest 41 (8): 20-22.
  3. Awasthi, C.P. (2008) Til ki pramukh bhartiya khadya tilhano ke saapeksh paustic gunvatta evam viyavaharik upyogita. Pahari Kheti-bari, GBPUAT, CF & HA, Ranichauri 14 (2): 11-14.
  4. Sharma, S. and Awasthi, C.P. (2007) Nutritional quality and utility of important Indian food legumes. Vijnana Punj Tech Section, Magazine of COBS, CSKHPKV Palampur pp.22-28. (Published copy received in the year 2008-09)
  5. Rana, R.S. prepared weather based Agro-advisory bulletins for farmers on weekly basis (Both in English and Hindi) for publication by DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi website (www.imd.gov.in) and also in local news papers.
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D. Earth day celebrations

Organizing Secretary: Dr. R.S. Rana, Scientist (Agronomy), C.G.R.T.

The Earth day celebration was organized on 22nd April, 2009 at CSKHPKV, Palampur, sponsored by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi. Where in 156 School students from 17 school and 100 college students and Faculty of the University participated). The following activities were screened/presented during these celebrations:

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E. Radio talk

  1. Dr. R.G. Upadhayay got recorded a radio talk on Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in plain area which was in the Kisan Vani programme broadcasted from All India Radio, New Delhi on dated 14.11.2008 at 6:15 PM.
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