CSK H. P. Agricultural University, Palampur 176062
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December 19, 2013
Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture
College of Agriculture
The department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, College of Agriculture, CSKHPKV-Palampur sold onion seedlings of variety Palam Lohit. This variety released by the Department has low pungency as compared to other onion varieties and suitable for table purpose. The demand for onion seedlings was very high and 460 farmers from different places purchased the onion nursery. The demand was huge and 500-600g seedlings per farmer could be provided. It was due to higher prices of the onion in the market which forced many farmers to grow onion crop in their fields. This year, The Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture has shifted commercial nursery from Vegetable Research Farm to near to SBI bank, which popularized quality vegetable nursery among the farmers/ visitors, therefore, large number of farmers turned for purchase of quality seedlings.
December 09, 2013
Public Relations Unit
Significant University Activities for the month of November, 2013
Ø Dr.K.K.Katoch ,Vice-Chancellor, chaired SAC meeting at KVK Sundernagar on 7 November.
Ø The Vice-Chancellor presided over FASAL PROJECT workshop at CSKHPKV on 8 November.
Ø He attended selection committee meeting of PAU, Ludhiana at Chandigarh on 10 Nov.
Ø Dr.K.K.Katoch acted as Chief Guest in INSPIRE Workshop at Palampur on 12 Nov.
Ø The Vice-Chancellor attended BOM meeting of UHF,Solan at Shimla on 13 Nov.
Ø Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor acted as Chief Guest in the National Training Programme on Climate Resilient Livestock & Production System at NDRI, Karnal on 18 November.
Ø He also attended Selection Committee meeting at ASRB, New Delhi on 19
research project proposal entitled “Propagation of Artificial Insemination of Goats in H.P.” amounting to Rs. 49.24 lakh with Dr. Pankaj Sood, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Veterinary Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Dr.GCN COVAS has been sanctioned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Deptt. of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries, New Delhi.
Ø Three research project proposals viz. (i) Elucidating the role of Polymorphic Outer Membrane Proteins (POMPs) of Chlamydophila abortus in Host-Pathogen Interaction” amounting to Rs.19.69 lakh (ii) “Isolation, molecular characterization and development of rapid diagnostics against important microbial pathogens affecting fish fauna of Himachal Pradesh” amounting to Rs.19.90 lakh and (iii) “Deciphering diversity at er loci for diversification of powdery mildew resistance in pea” amounting to Rs. 22.47 lakh have been submitted to UGC and Science and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi for consideration and funding.
Ø The Directorate of Extension Education and KVKs organized 57 training programmes on various aspects which were attended by 2209 farmers. 194 Telephone help lines were attended by the ATIC. 891 farmers visited the University and KVKs for technical guidance. 43 diagnostic visits to the farmers’ field and 49 clinical services were attended by the scientists of the KVKs.
Ø Scientific Advisory Committee Meetings of KVKs Kullu,Mandi, Una, Kangra and Sirmaur were organized.
Ø Department of Seed Science and Technology organised training on Quality Seed Production and Certification from 25-29 November and the Deptt. of Tea Husbandary and Agro Forestry organized six training to the tea planters.The Deptt. of Entomology organized awareness camp on “Use of Biopesticides in Vegetable Crops” at Rajiana village of Distt. Kangra on 26 November.
Ø Dr GCN COVAS organised special clinical camps at Shallai and Deol Tikkri of Sirmaur District on 6-7 November.The Department of Veterinary Medicine conducted two training on “ Optimum use of high Altitude resources and implementing better management practices for higher profitability in Pashmina farming at villages Pooh & Hurling of Kinnaur district on 6-8 November under NAIP project.
Ø Department of Veterinary Medicine conducted workshop on “ Value addition of Pashmina Fibre for farmers of Kinnaur district at Palampur on 12-13 November and the Department of Gynaecology conducted Special Infertility Camps at tribal villages of Sangla,Raksham,Giabaung,Nako & Nichar under RKVY project on 11-14 November. It also conducted 7 days training to Veterinary Pharmacists of H.P. State Animal Husbandary Department under RKVY project from 21-27 November.
Ø 374 clinical cases were diagnosed & treated in clinics; 2 clinical camps were organized; 21 artificial insemination were done and 227 clinical & other samples were analyzed.
Ø Sh. Anil Sharma, Minister for Animal Husbandary, Himachal Pradesh, visited the newly established Advanced Multi Speciality Vety. Services & Farmers’ Capacity Buildng Centre at Dr. GCN COVAS and inaugurated the 20th Annual convention of ISVIB and National Symposium on “ Emerging Challenges and Opprtunities in Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnolgy for improved animal health & productivity” on 11 Nov. Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice Chancellor, presided over the inaugural ceremony of this workshop.
Ø Krishi Mahautsav-2013’ was organized by the members of Agro club, College of Agriculture on 22-23 November. It was inaugurated by Shri Sujan Singh Pathania, Agriculture Minister and Shri Sudhir Sharma, Minister of Urban Development, was Chief Guest during closing ceremony.Shri Jagjivan Pal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, also participated as a as guest of honour.Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor, Dr.J.C.Rana, Director of Agriculture , Dr.P.K.Sharma, Dean of Agriculture College , Shri Deepak Walia, President, Agro Club and Shri Ishan Walia, Secretary of the club also addressed the participating farmers and others.
Ø CSK H.P. Agriculture University has promoted around five dozen employees. After these promotions, a vacant post of deputy registrar, four vacant posts of assistant registrars, six posts of section officers, eleven positions of superintendent ,fourteen posts of senior assistants, and some other positions of technical assistants and field assistants, etc have been filled up. The non-teaching employees union has thanked Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor for fulfilling their demand of long pending promotions.
Ø The College of Agriculture generated an income of Rs. 3,90,264 only; Dr GCN COVAS generated an income of Rs. 2,98,637 only and the Directorate of Extension Education generated Rs. 19,604 only.
Ø The funds received from various funding agencies were fully utilized for payment of salary, wages and retirement benefits etc.
Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)
December 04, 2013
Public Relations Unit
No. QSD/PRU/627 Dated: 03 Dec., 2013
‘Veterinary emergency response unit’ to be established soon: Dr.K.K.Katoch
Palampur 3 December. ‘Veterinary emergency response unit (VERU)’ will be established in Dr.G.C.Negi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences(COVAS) in CSK H.P. Agriculture University. This was disclosed by Dr.K.K.Katoch, Vice-Chancellor while addressing the scientists and students from the university and veterinary officers from the state department of animal husbandry during the concluding function of a daylong workshop on ‘Animal Disaster management’.
The Vice-Chancellor said that animals play an important role in people through livelihood protection and also help in poverty reduction besides providing companionship to human beings. Their loss in various disasters adversely affects the economic growth. He suggested that disaster preparedness can help in reducing the loss of animal life and can also minimize the impact of future disasters. Dr.K.K.Katoch emphasized the importance and synergy between welfare of animals and people. He told that his university has decided to introduce a course on disaster management and was also considering to establish a disaster management unit if National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) extends support for it. He advised all to be aware about this important aspect to save lives and property during disasters.
Dr.Sanjit Katoch, Dean, COVAS, said that during outbreak of diseases, earthquakes, floods, etc it was imperative to protect animals and his college will create awareness among stakeholders on this issue. He also elaborated about the steps to be taken before, during and after disaster.
Dr.K.S.Pathania, Joint Director, Deptt of Animal Husbandry told that some areas of the state, especially tribal belt was vulnerable for animal disaster. Dr.A.K.Sinha, Senior Research Officer, NDMA, Dr. Ashish Sutar from World Society fo Protection of Animals, Dr.R.Kumar, Coordinator of the workshop and Drs.P.K.Dogra, Rajesh Rajput and Subhash Verma also spoke on the various aspects of animal disaster management.
Dr.Y.S.Paul, Director of Extension Education, Dr.C.Varshneya, Dean PG and some Heads of department also participated in the programme.
Dr. K. K. Katoch and others on the dais.
Dr.Hirday Paul Singh
Jt.Director(Info & PR)