Last Updated: October 21, 2017
QSD/MC/176 Dated 21.10 2017
Farm officers' Workshop on Rabi Crops
Involve progressive farmers in quality seed production : Prof A.K. Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, CSKHPAU
Palampur 21 October. A state level agricultural officers' workshop on Rabi crops was held at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
While addressing around 150 farm officers from the state department of agriculture and scientists of the university, in his inaugural address Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor said that it was the duty of officers and scientists to accept emerging challenges in the famring and help farmers in incereasng farm production enabling them to double their income by the year 2022. He said that each and every cultivable farm should be brought under farming and new technology should percolate down to nook and and corner of the state. He told that the university has idenitified tweny agiculutre based models which can help the farming community to double their income in the next five years. He exhorted the officers to motivate farmers to adopt such models. He also advocated the utilization of each drop of the water for crop production and disclosed that his university was working to produce quality seed on a large scale and a Rs. Ten crore project has been submitted to the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) on it. The Vice-Chancellor suggested the involvement of progressive farmers in quality seed production programmes.Prof A.K.Sarial said that if MNREGA labour is involved in the cultivation practices at the farmers' fields, it will be very helpful for the farming community. Uttrakhand has successfully adopted this practice.He also spoke on the importance of poly house cultivation and off-seasson vegetable production for which his university has perfect technology.
Dr.Desh Raj Sharma, Director of Agriculutre, H.P., told about the preparations of his department for the ensuing Rabi season.He said that a target has been fixed for wheat production in an area of 3 lakh 60 thousand hectare area and 7650 metic ton seed has been arranged for Rabi crops. Efforts will be made to bring more area under organic farming. Dr.Rajinder Singh Jamwal, Director of Research, informed that five new crop varieties have been released for cultivation in the state and around a dozen crop varieties were in pipeline. He also elaborated about other crop production technologies. Dr.Atul, Driector of Extension Education, said that the Directorate of Extension Education and Krishi Vigyan Kendras were regularly tranfering the modern technology to the farmers.Even an App has been developed and electronic media was being used for the purpose.
Drs.D.K.Vatsa and Ravinder Singh Rana also spoke on the occasion. Some progressive farmers also took part in the discussions. University statutory officers, heads and other scientists were also present in the inaugural ceremony.
Last Updated: October 16, 2017
No. QSD /MC/175 Dated:16 Oct. 2017
Judicious use of irrigation water essential for enhancing crop production: Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor,CSKHPAU
Palampur 16 October. "Judicious use of irrigation water with new proven technologies is also one of the important elements for doubling the farmers' income", said Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor while addressing the trainees and others during a concluding ceremony of ten days training course on 'Micro irrigation and fertigation technology under open and protected conditions' at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, here today.
The Vice-Chancellor said that water should be utilized properly with planning and use of proven technologies enabling the farmers to enhance their crop production. He said that despite five rivers in the state, around eighty per cent area was rain-fed in Himachal Pradesh. Around 98 per cent area in Punjab was irrigated and more than 84 per cent area in Haryana was also irrigated so production was high in these states. He asked farm scientists to utilize their knowledge and improved technology for the socio-economic development of the farming community.
Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial wondered the establishment of subject wise several institutes whereas the farmer was using integrated approach and technologies for crop production. He told that his university had formulated several models for doubling the farmers' income and it was the duty of scientists to educate the farmers about these technologies. The Vice-Chancellor also distributed the certificates and mementoes to the trainees from different states of the country.
Dr.Rajinder Singh Jamwal, Director of Research; Dr.P.K.Mehta, Dean, College of Agriculture; Dr.Atul. Director of Extension Education; Dr.S.P.Dixit , Head, Department of Soil Science; Dr Sanjiv Kumar Sandal, Course Director and Dr.N.K. Sankhyan, Course Coordinator also spoke on the importance of short course for enhancing crop production and thanked the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for approving and sponsoring the training course. University statutory officers, heads and other scientists were also present in the concluding ceremony.
Group photo of trainees with the Vice-Chancellor
Last Updated: October 10, 2017
CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur
Significant University Activities for the month of September 2017
A. His Excellency the Governor presides over the Convocation
The fourteenth convocation of the University was held on 8 September. His Excellency the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Chancellor of the University Acharya Devvrat presided over the prestigious ceremony and awarded 343 degrees, 90 certificates of honour and 22 gold medals. Shri BBL Butail, Hon'ble Speaker, H.P. Vidhan Sabha was the Chief Guest and he delivered the convocation address. Prof Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the Chancellor, Chief Guest and others and also presented the University report. Shri Satish Kumar Sharma, HAS, Registrar, led the academic procession and conducted the proceedings.
The Vice-Chancellor participated in a Kisan Sammelan at Keylong on 2 September.
Prof. Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, was Guest of Honour in the inaugural session of National Conference on "Alternate Farming Systems to Enhance Farmers" Income' held at Dr. Y.S. Parmar UHF, Solan.The Vice-Chancellor also presented a paper on "Doubling Farmers" Income A Model for Hill and Mountainous Regions" in the Conference.
A. Research Project sanctioned and submitted
One research project worth Rs 3.99 lakh has been sanctioned and one project proposal worth Rs. 2491.20 lakh has been submitted to funding agency for the consideration.
AICRP on Forage Crops & Utilization, CSKHPKV Palampur Centre, was awarded the Best Centre Award for significant contribution of the team in Forage Resources Development.
A. Trainings and Demonstrations to the farmers
The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 71 training programmes on various aspects of farming with the participation of 2310 farmers.
Five field days and two Kisan Gosthies were organized by KVKs . KVKs also celebrated National Nutriton Week from1-7 September.
KVKs laid eight Front-line demonstrations and organized two On- farm- trials.
KVK, Kumumseri organized Scientific Advisory Committee meeting on 1st September.
The faculty of Agricultural Engineering organized one day training camp on "Farm Safety Awareness" at village Sunpur on 27 September.
Department of Physiology and biochemistry, COVAS, organized two day training programme on "Animal Management during Disasters" for SSB trainees from 20-22 September.
Department of Vety. & Animal Husbandry Education organized one day workshop for Vety. Pharmacists of H.P. in collaboration with National Innovation Foundation.
World Rabies day was celebrated in Dr GCN COVAS on 28 September and a new project 'RARE- Rotary against Rabies Exposure' was launched in association with the Rotary club
522 clinical cases were diagnosed and treated in veterinary clinics and 295 samples were also analyzed.
Around 759 farmers from various parts of the State visited University HQ and KVKs for technical guidance.
To celebrate the successful completion of Convocation held on 8 September; a cultural programme was organised in the auditorium in the evening. Maj Gen (Retd) D.S.Rana, Chairman, H.P.Public Service Commmission was Chief Guest, who enjoyed the programme in the company of Vice-Chancellor Prof A.K.Sarial and other officers.
Inter-college sports competitions were held from 22-27 September in the Khel Parisar. Professor Ashok Kumar Sarial, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated the competitions and Dr.P.K.Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST, Jammu was chief guest during the closing ceremony. Dr.A.K. Goel, Students' Welfare Officer, informed that forty four teams comprising around 560 students from four constituent colleges took part in sports competitions.
The income as shown in the following table was generated by various wings of the Univeristy:
Dr GCN COVAS
College of Agriculture
Rs. 3, 22,429
Directorate of Extension Education
The University enhanced the rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) by four percent from the existing rate of 130 per cent to 134 per cent with effect from 1 January, 2017 in respect of the employees of the University on the analogy of H.P. Government. This additional installment of DA shall be paid in cash with the salary of September payable in October and arrears with effect from January to August , 2017 shall be credited in the GPF account of the employees depending upon the availability of funds. The University has also enhanced Dearness Relief to its pensioners and family pensioners from existing rate of 130 percent to 134 percent with effect from January 2017 and it will be paid with pension and family pension for the month of September payable in October 2017. The arrears accrued on account of DR with effect from January to August, 2017 will be released on the availability of funds.
The funds received from various funding agencies were fully utilized for the payment of salary, wages and retirement benefits, etc.