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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


Key Highlights

A. His Excellency the Governor presides over the Convocation



A. Research Project sanctioned and submitted


Extension Education

A. Trainings and Demonstrations to the farmers

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.




Rs. 21,11,397 

College of Agriculture

Rs. 3, 22,429

Directorate of Extension Education

Rs. 9,09,400


Rs. 33,43,226