Research Sub Station Akrot

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                                     Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishavavidyalaya,

 Research Sub Station Akrot

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Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishavavidyalaya, Research Sub Station Akrot (31.4oN Latitude, 76.1o E Longitude and 425 m above mean sea level) is situated in low-hills zone of Himachal Pradesh. The location is characterized by Sub-montane sub –tropical climatic having an average rainfall of 1100 mm/annum. The soils are typic ustipsammont, sand to loamy sand in texture, neutral in reaction, low in nitrogen and medium in available phosphorus and potassium contents           

The station was established in Feb. 1985. However, the land of the station could be acquired and developed only during 1987. The station has an area of about 8.0 ha, out of which 5.0 ha area has been developed for experimental use after removing stones from the surface layer. About 8.76 ha land of Research Sub-Station, Akrot is still un-demarcated and the area is mostly undulating hilly consisting of grasses & forest plants. The work on demarcation of land, proper fencing and development plan for micro-watersheds (planting of trees and grasses, terracing, water harvesting structures, check dams/grade stabilization structures, agro-horticulture models) is in progress.

In June 2009, the station was merged with KVK Una as “Seed Production Unit” and placed under the administrative control of Programme Coordinator KVK Una. Consequently, the research activities were almost negligible due to improper look after the station from KVK, Una at a distance of 35-40 Kms.The station has been re-established in April, 2010 to work under the direct control of Director of Research.