Last Updated: March 7, 2012
SUNDERNAGAR DISTRICT MANDI HIMACHAL PRADESH-175019
About the Station
Research Sub-Station, Sunder Nagar was initially established in 1962 by the State Department of Agriculture. It was transferred to the Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalya in 1978. The infrastructure facility of the station was strengthened under phase I of National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) with the objectives to develop crop management practices under rainfed situation and to demonstrate the proven farm technology at farmerís fields.
Before the commencement of NARP (Feb. 1983), the research effort was primarily aimed at testing the crop varieties, but with the NARP Programme, the mandate has been strengthen to overcome,, the various constraints in crop production and to initiate research to tackle area specific problems at the grass root level.
The station is located at Sunder Nagar in Mandi district at 31o 33`N and 76o 54` E at an altitude 874m amsl. Sunder Nagar is situated on the National High Way No. 21, 42 Km from Bilaspur in north and 26 Km before on the way of Mandi. It is well connected by roads from Shimla, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mandi and Pathankot.
Soil and climate
Sunder Nagar has agro-climatic conditions of mid-hills sub-humid zone. The soil are clay loam in texture, neutral in reaction and medium with respect to available nitrogen (285-300 kg/ha) and high in phosphorous (51-61kg P2O5/ha) and medium with respect to potash (160-178kg K2O/ha). Average annual rainfall for the last ten year is about 1200mm out of which 80 per cent received during the monsoon season.
The operational area covered by this RSS includes four blocks (Drang, Chauntra, Karsog valley and Sundernagar) of district Mandi and to some extent part of Panjgain area of Bilaspur district is also represented.