Highland Agricultural Research and Extension Centre Kukumseri,

Last Updated: July 24, 2020

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Highland Agricultural Research and Extension Centre (HAREC) was established in the year 1978 as Regional Research Station and renamed to the present during 2002. The Centre is located at Kukumseri in Udaipur subdivision of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at 3244'55'' N latitude and 760 41'23'' E longitude at an elevation of 2672 m above mean sea level and is 42 km from Tandi on Tandi-Killar road just 5 km short of Udaipur and 50 km from district headquarter, Keylong. The centre has 5.0 hectares of land, of which 0.3 ha is under roads and buildings, 3.2 ha under crops, 0.96 ha under fruits, 0.30 ha is under forestry and about 0.24 ha is undulating and very sloppy. The centre has an innovative irrigation system whereby water is brought to the fields through gravity from Saptdhara, a natural water stream emanating from high glaciers on the other side of Chanderbhaga river dividing Saptdhara and the Centre. The fields are further irrigated through well established sprinkler system and the apple orchard by drip irrigation system. The centre has also an automatic weather station.