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List of In-house Research Projects (As on 2014-2019) (As on 30.06.2015)

In-house Research Projects (2014-2019) of IARI

Sl.No

Project title

Name of PI /
Discipline

1

Improvement of wheat  for productivity, disease resistance, climate resilience, quality and cropping system perspective in different agro ecologies and barley for western Himalaya

Dr. K. V. Prabhu (Genetics)

2

Improving resilience, productivity and quality in rice through genetic and genomic approaches

Dr. A. K. Singh (Genetics)

3

Improving of maize productivity and quality for favourable and marginal environments

Dr. T. Nepolean (Genetics)

4

Development of varietal and hybrid technologies of pearl millet for higher yield and nutritional improvement

Dr. C. Tara Satyavathi
(Genetics)

5

Genetic improvement of chickpea for higher productivity under marginal environments

Dr. V. S. Hegde (Genetics)

6

Genetic improvement of pigeonpea for plant type, early maturity and grain yield

Dr. R. S. Raje
(Genetics)

7

Enhancement of genetic potential of mungbean and lentil in multi-season and different cropping system adaptations

Dr. H. K. Dikshit
(Genetics)

8

Breeding climate resilient high yielding rapeseed mustard varieties and hybrids with enhanced quality

Dr. D. K. Yadava
(Genetics)

9

Genetic enhancement of soybean for yield, abiotic stress, biotic stress and seed quality.

Dr. S. K. Lal
(Genetics)

10

Genetic improvement of cotton for yield, fibre quality and resistance to biotic stresses.

Dr. Navinder Saini
Genetics

11

Understanding cell signaling, regulatory and biochemical pathway through genetic and molecular analysis in biological perturbations of Drosophila melanogaster

Dr. Prachi Yadav
(Genetics)

12

Development of technologies/ methodologies for quality seed production, maintenance of seed purity and varietal identification

Dr. S. K. Chakrabarty
(SST)

13

Seed quality enhancement by processing, packaging and storage options in high  volume seed crops

Dr. S. K. Yadav
(SST)

14

Seed quality enhancement by processing, packaging and storage options in low volume seed crops

Dr. V. K. Pandita
(RS, Karnal)

15

Development of protocols, validation and execution for quality seed production through farmers for sustainable truthfully labeled seed production system

Dr. Sanjay Kumar
(SPU)

16

Pre-breeding for biotic and abiotic stress resistance and quality in selected vegetable and flower crops

Dr. P. Kalia
(Vegetable Science)

17

Genetic improvement of selected annual open field and greenhouse vegetable & flower crops

Dr. T. K. Behera (Vegetable Science)

18

Development of technologies for realizing production potential of new varieties and hybrids of vegetable crops

Dr. A. D. Munshi (Vegetable Science)

19

Genetic improvement of selected perennial fruit and ornamental crops

Dr. S. K. Singh,
(FHT)

20

Development of improved technologies for higher yield and quality in selected fruit crops

Dr. O. P Awasthi,
(FHT)

21

Development of technologies for higher yield in important flower crops and turf grass management

Dr. K. V. Prasad
(FLS)

22

Integrated approaches for pre- & post-harvest loss reduction and quality enhancement in fruits and vegetables

Dr. Ram Asrey
(FS & PHT)

23

Development of nutraceutical & functional food from horticultural produce and cereal & pulse based convenience food products

Dr. V. R. Sagar
(FS & PHT)

24

Development of Hi-tech cost effective technologies for protected horticulture

Dr. M. C. Singh,
(CPCT)

25

Restoration and improvement of soil health

Dr. B. S. Dwivedi
(SS&AC)

26

Safe use of wastewater in agriculture

Dr. Ravinder Kaur
(WTC)

27

Integrated crop and resource management for enhanced productivity and profitability

Dr. K. S. Rana
(Agronomy)

28

Risk assessment and management of hydro-climatic hazards on natural resource degradation and agricultural sustainability

Dr. P. Krishnan
(Agril. Physics)

29

Assessment and mitigation of green house gas emission and air pollution in agriculture under current and future climatic conditions

Dr. S. D. Singh (CESCRA)

30

Agri-residue and bio mass management

Dr. K.Annapurna
(Microbiology)

31

Development of technologies and strategies for scale neutral farm mechanization

Dr. I. M. Mishra
(AgriL. Engg.)

32

Biosystematics of insects, fungi, bacteria and nematodes of economic importance

Dr Debjani Dey (Entomology)

33

Studies on population dynamics / epidemiology, host-plant  relationship, tritrophic interactions, and development of pest management strategies in relation to climate change and contemporary cropping systems

Dr R. K. Sharma (Entomology)

34

Studies on biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology of insects and nematodes of economic importance

Dr. S. Subramanian (Entomology)

35

Development of novel chemicals, toxicological evaluation, structure-activity relationships and formulations for crop protection

Dr. N. A. Shakil(Agril.Chemicals)

36

Assessment and management of contaminants in agricultural produce and in the environment

Dr. I. Mukherjee
(Agril. Chemicals)

37

Identification of important plant viruses and virus like pathogens, their characterization, diagnostics and application of emerging technologies for management and host virus interaction 

Dr. V. K. Baranwal
(Plant Pathology)

38

Virulence, variability, pathogenomics and diagnostics of major fungal and bacterial plant pathogens

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal
(Plant Pathology)

39

 Interactions of parasitic and beneficial nematodes with rhizosphere, microbes and insect pests

Dr. Sharad Mohan (Nematology)

40

Enhancing  smallholder’s productivity  and agricultural growth  through technology,  sustainable intensification  and ecosystem services

Dr. G. K. Jha
(Agril. Economics)

41

Inclusiveness and effectiveness of agricultural markets and trade reforms and development of agro-industries

Dr. A. A. Reddy
(Agril. Economics)

42

Commercialization and impact of improved agricultural technology

Dr. Pramod Kumar (Agril. Economics)

43

Development of innovative agricultural extension models

Dr. R. N. Padaria
(Agril. Extension)

44

Enhancing nutritional security and gender empowerment

Dr. V. Sangeetha
(Agril. Extension)

45

Maximizing farm profitability through entrepreneurship development and farmer led innovations

Dr. Rashmi Singh
(Agril. Extension)

46

Outscaling agricultural innovations for enhancing farm income and employment

Dr. B. K. Singh
(CATAT)

47

Deciphering physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance and nutrient use efficiency of crop plants

Dr. C. Viswanathan,
(Plant Physiology)

48

Genetic modification of soybean for improved nutritional / flavour quality

Dr. Archana  Sachdev (Biochemistry)