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Research/Review papers:

1.      Thakur D and Chander M 2017 Use of social media for livestock advisory services: The case of WhatsApp in Himachal Pradesh, India August  The Indian journal of animal sciences 87(8)(NAAS:6.6)

2.      Thakur D, and Chander M . 2018 Social Media in Agricultural Extension: Benefits and Challenges under Indian Context Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Sociology Vol. 27(2):1-8.

3.      Thakur D and Chander M 2018 Effectiveness of WhatsApp for sharing agricultural information among farmers in Himachal Pradesh, India Journal of Hill Agriculture 9(1): 119-123, January – March, 2018

4.      Thakur D and Chander M 2018 Use of Social Media in Agricultural Extension International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 7, No 4,1334-1346(NAAS:3.96)

5.      Thakur D and Chander M 2017 Pattern of utility of social media among farmers in hilly regions of Himachal Pradesh ,India,Bhartiye Krishi Anusandhan Patrika 32(2): 155&160(NAAS:3.07)

6.      Thakur D et al. 2018 WhatsApp Model for Farmer Led Extension: Linking Actors and Generating Localized Information for Farmers Asian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Sociology Vol. 26(4):2320-7027

7.       Ravikumar RK, Thakur D, Choudhary H, Kumar V, Kinhekar AS, Garg T, Ponnusamy K, Bhojne GR, Shetty VM, Kumar V 2017 Social engineering of societal knowledge in livestock science: Can we be more empathetic? Veterinary World, 10(1): 86-91.(NAAS:5.8)

8.      Thakur D,Mahesh Chander and Sushil Sinha 2017 Whatsapp for farmers: enhancing the scope and coverage of traditional agricultural extension. Pradesh International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 6, No 1, 721 – 728(NAAS:3.96)

9.      Thakur, D. and Chander, M. 2017. Utilization of WhatsApp for sharing livestock related information: An Experimental Study. The Indian journal of veterinary sciences and biotechnology, 13(01).NAAS:4.47

10.  Thakur D et al 2017 A scale to measure attitude of farmers towards social media use in agriculture extension, Indian Research Journal of Extension Education 17(3)

11.  Thakur  D and  Chander M 2016 Sharing livestock related information through Whatsapp among livestock owners: an appraisal,Ruminant Science,Vol 5(2):267-270(NAAS:5.00)

12.  Thakur D , Alok K Sharma , Ravikumar RK and Vipin Kumar 2016 Benefit to end users: appraisal of extending technology at farm fields from regions of Himachal Pradesh, India, Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences.(NAAS:5.00)

13.  Thakur, D, et al. 2013 "Adoption of scientific backyard poultry rearing practices in hills of Himachal Pradesh." Indian Journal of Poultry Science 48.3 : 357-361.NAAS Rating:5.01

14.  Thakur D 2012 , High Altitude Livestock Farming: A Participatory Appraisal in Himachal Pradesh 2012,  Indian Journal of Animal Sciences,82(6):644-648 NAAS Rating :6.0

15.  Thakur D et. al.2012 Assessment of   Livestock breeds and breeding practices in Himachal Pradesh India I D, Sharma A,Katoch S  The Indian Journal of Field Veterinarian,Volume 8(5) NAAS Rating:4.47

16.  Thakur D et al.2012 Management practices of Backyard poultry farming in Himalayan regions of India. Indian Journal of Poultry Sciences   47(1): 102-105;NAAS Rating :5.01

17.  Thakur D et. al.2012 Meat inspection and animal welfare practices: evidences from north western Himalayan region, India, Veterinary World  Vol 5(12) NAAS Rating;5.71

18.  Thakur D & Chander M 2006 Gender based differential access to information among live stock owners and it’s impact on house hold milk production in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  Indian Journal of Dairy Science 59(6):401-404. NAAS Rating :5.26

19.  Thakur D & Chander M 2006 Impact of Gender factor among livestock owners in access to livestock related information /Institution in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh Indian Journal of Field Veterinarian. 2006 Vol.2(32-34) NAAS Rating:4.47

20.    Ravikumar RK, Kumar V, Khuman LY, Kinhekar AS, Thakur D, Kumar V 2016. Integrating indigenous knowledge research system (IKRS) and/with livestock health intervention program to complement natural resource conservation. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 4(1s): 32-42(NAAS:4.0)

21.  Khumaji B K,Parmar B,Patel R ,Thakur D 2018 Improvising livestock service in hilly regions through indigenous wisdom towards control of tick infestation: Institutional relationships Veterinary World 11(5):687-692

22.    Amit Kumar Singh, M.P. Sagar and Thakur D 2017 Adoption of scientific broiler farming practices among contract and non-contract broiler farmers in eastern plain zone of Uttar Pradesh International Journal of Science, Environment  and Technology, Vol. 6, No 1,  721 – 728(NAAS:3.96)

23.   Jena, A., Chander, M., Sinha, S. K., Joshil, P., Singh, D., & Thakur, D. (2018). Extension Service Delivery through Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs): An Appraisal. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 54(1), 186-190.

24.  P. Sharma , A. Sharma , B.G. Mane , Thakur D and S. Katoch 2014 Effective parasitic management of migratory buffaloes for enhanced productivity and sustainable livelihoods in a fragile eco-system in the north-western Himalayas  Buffalo Bulletin, Vol.33 No.1 NAAS Rating:6.06

25.  Mane BG, Dhanze Himani, Khurana SK, Krofa D and Thakur D 2011  Quality attributes of fresh ready to eat chicken momo marketed at Palampur (Himachal Pradesh).  Journal of Veterinary Public Health, 9(2): 105- 107.NAAS Rating:3.66

26.  Thakur D et al (2014)Innovative Strategies for Promoting Entrepreneurship among Smallholder Dairy Farmers Agricultural Rural Development (2014) | Volume 1 | Pages 12-16 © 2014  

27.   Thakur D et al. 2013 Kalari and Churpi: Traditional fermented Dairy Products of Himalayan Regions. Himachal Veterinary Journal Vol. 6, 2013, p 190:192.

28.  Thakur D et al.2011 Role of scientific animal health care practices in sustainable natural resource management by transhumant tribal pastoralists in Western Himalayas” 2011, .Livestock International July –September

29.  Thakur D & Sharma M 2019  Emotional Self Awareness and Self Management in Agriculture and Veterinary Extension,Journal of Agricultural,Biological and Environmental science (6):  36- 39

38. Thakur D & Sharma M 2019  Nudge: A New Dimension of Behavioral Change in Veterinary Practice International Journal of Animal & Veterinary Sciences (6):36-39

30.   Katoch S,  Thakur D,  Sharma A &  Sharma A. 2013. Constraint analysis of mountain livestock rearing in Himachal Pradesh, India. Himachal Veterinary Journal, Vol. 6, June 2013, p 128:131.

31.  Sharma M K, Verma H K and Kasrija R. 2015. Awareness of Dairy Farmers about Brucellosis Disease.  Journal of Animal Research 5 (3): 645-648. NAAS Rating: 5.68

32.  Sharma M K, Verma H K and Sharma R K. 2015. Effectiveness of a CD-ROM for Knowledge Gain about Abortion in Dairy Animals. The Indian Veterinary Journal 93(8):24-26. NAAS Rating:4.42

33.  Sharma M K, Verma H K, Kansal S K and Brar P S. 2015. Designing and Validation of a Video based Instructional Device (CD-ROM) on Abortion in Dairy Animals. Indian Journal of Animal Reproduction 37 (2): 56-58. NAAS Rating: 3.43

34.  Moudgil Aman D, Prashar A, Pallavi, Sharma A and Sharma M. 2015. Clinico parasitological observations associated with Cyathostomum catinatum infection in a hilly equine of Palam Valley, India. Journal of Parasitic Diseases. September 2016.

35.  Sharma Manoj Kumar and Verma Harish Kumar. 2017. Awareness Appraisal of farmers about Abortion in Dairy Animals. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science 6 (5):1850-54. NAAS Rating: 5.38

36.  Singh K, Kasrija R, Singh B, Sharma M K and Verma H K. 2018. Impact of Specialized Goat Training Programme on Knowledge Level and Adoption. The Indian Veterinary Journal 95(3):30-32. NAAS Rating: 4.42

37.  Thakur A, Kumar A, Sharma M, Kumar R and Vanita B.2019. Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock Production System. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 8 (3):2293-2310. NAAS Rating: 5.38


 Books Published :

 1.Devesh Thakur and Mahesh Chander.(2012) Gender factor in access to livestock based information in India An appraisal in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh  Lap Lambert Academic Publishing ISBN: 978-3-8484-8600-7 Total Pages:118

  2 .Devesh Thakur and Pranav Kumar 2015 Livestock Entrepreneurship Management New India  Publishing Agency  ISBN :9383305657, 9789383305650 Total Pages:204

3. Devesh Thakur and Mahesh Chander .2019 . Social Media tools in Agricultural Extension:Lessons from an Experimental Study Jaya Publishing House ,New Delhi ISBN :978-93-88668-29-3

4. Pranav Kumar Amandeep Singh and Devesh Thakur .2019. A handbook for Dairy Entreprenuers. New India   Publishing Agency,New Delhi ISBN:978-93-87973-49-7

Book Chapters:

Sharma M K, Thakur D and Verma H K. 2018. ICT Initiatives for Livestock Extension. In Book entitled “Advances in ICT in Agriculture” by Panda C K, Paswan A and Singh S R. New Delhi Publishers. ISBN No. 9789386453341.


1.      Thakur D and Sharma M K. Practical Manual VEE Unit I for BVSc & AH 3rd year students Under New VCI Curriculum 2016.

2.      Sharma M K, Thakur D, Thakur A and Panda A K. Compendium of Lecture in Hindi on Dairy Farming delivered in training on the job role “Dairy Farmer-Entrepreneur”.

3.      Sharma M K, Thakur D, Dinesh K and Panda A K. Compendium of Lecture in Hindi on Poultry Farming delivered in training on the job role “Small Poultry Farmer”.

Academic Blogs:

1.      Devesh Thakur (2016) Social media as an agricultural extension tool .Global forum on Agricultural Research ,FAO ,Rome

2.      Devesh Thakur(2016)An Expert-backed WhatsApp group that works for Farmers, Guest Blog, Global forum on Agricultural Research ,FAO ,Rome

3.      Thakur Devesh (2017)  When local knowledge brings innovation: A cattle farmer with a different approach Global Forum for Agricultural Research, Rome.

4.    Mahesh Chander,Devesh Thakur and Adesh Kumar Verma(2015)Can CSR Funds  Strengthen Indian livestock sector ? Agricultural Extension South Asia Blog 53 October

5.     Mahesh Chander and Devesh Thakur(2016) Informal Education needs in Dairying & livestock sector ,Agricultural Extension South Asia Blog 56 April.

 Popular Articles

1.Devesh Thakur,Manoj Sharma and Alok Sharma (Pashupalan ke Kshetra mein Social Media :Kaisen Karen Upyog. Paravatiye Khetibari July-December 2017.

 2.Manoj Sharma,Devesh Thakur Dudharoo Pashoun mein Kritim Garbhadhan Paravatiye Khetibari July-December 2017.

3.Devesh Thakur,R K Ravikumar and S Katoch (2018)Harbal Vidhi dwara pashuon mein chichad ki Roktham Multicoloured Folder published under RKVY Project.

4.S Katoch,Divya Rana,Devesh Thakur,Daisy Wasdwa (2018) Dudh ke Rakh Rakhav se Sambhandit Kahavanten Or inki Satyata Multicoloured Folder published under RKVY Project.

5.S Katoch,Divya Rana,Devesh Thakur,Daisy Wasdwa (2018) Pashu Sawasthya Samsayen evam Sujav.Multicoloured Folder published under RKVY Project.

6.Sharma A,Neelam,Singh ,Thakur D Navjaat Bachdiyon ki Dekhwal,Kheti Duniya,Sept 9,2017.