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LIST OF IN-HOUSE PROJECTS / PROGRAMMES OF IARI (2009-2014) (AS ON 31.03.2014)

Various In-House projects are functioning at IARI. The details of such projects as on 31.03.2014 are given below. Period of the projects varies from project to project.

 

I. SCHOOL OF CROP IMPROVEMENT

S. No.

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1. DIVISION OF GENETICS

1

IARI:GEN:09:01(5)

Dr. Kumble Vinod Prabhu

Genetic improvement of Wheat

Sub-Project1: Genetic enhancement of productivity of bread wheat for optimum environment
Sub-Project 2: Improvement of wheat suitable for temperature and moisture stressed environments of central and eastern India
Sub-Project 3:  Breeding to exploit Genotype X Cropping System interaction to enhance resource use efficiency in wheat based cropping system in India
Sub-Project 4:  Enhancement of genetic base of bread wheat for quality traits related to end-use and nutritional security
Sub-Project 5:Introgression and genetic analysis of useful traits, rust resistance and development of hybrid wheat for productivity enhancement

2

IARI:GEN:09:02(3)

Dr. A. K. Singh

Genetic improvement for productivity under different practices and stress resistance in rice
Sub-Project 1: Development of high yielding aromatic/Basmati rice varieties and hybrids
Sub-Project 2: Development of high yielding non-aromatic rice varieties and hybrids
Sub-Project 3:   Development of TGMS based rice hybrids

3

IARI:GEN:09:03(4)

Dr.T. Napolean

 

Genetics and breeding for stress tolerance, improved productivity and quality traits in maize

Sub-Project 1: Development of  hybrids for optimal conditions in different maturity groups with improved productivity.
Sub-Project 2: Development of hybrids for drought and water logging stress tolerance with improved productivity.
Sub-Project 3: Development of hybrids for biotic stress tolerance with improved productivity
Sub-Project 4: Development of  hybrids for nutritional quality and specialty traits

4

IARI:GEN:09:04(2)

Dr. Tara Satyawathi C

Genetic improvement of pearl millet for higher productivity and quality

Sub-Project 1:  Diversification of CMS lines, restorers and development of hybrids in Pearl millet
Sub Project 2:  Breeding for grain quality and development of Composite populations in  Pearl millet 

5

IARI:GEN:09:05(3)

Dr. C. Bhardwaj

Genetic improvement for productivity enhancement in chickpea

Sub-Project 1: Genetic improvement for high  yield and biotic stresses
Sub-Project 2: Genetic improvement for high yield and abiotic stresses
Sub-Project 3:Genetic improvement for earliness and high yield for southern zone adaptability

6

IARI:GEN:09:06(2)

Dr. Harish Kumar Dikshit

Genetic Improvement of lentil and mungbean

Sub-Project 1: Breeding high yielding disease resistant and early maturing mungbean
Sub-Project 2: Lentil improvement for yield and resistance to diseases

7

IARI:GEN:09:07(2)

Dr. R.S. Raje
 (Officiating)

Genetic improvement of pigeon pea for early maturity

Sub-project:1: Development of pigeonpea varieties for early maturity, suitable for pigeonpea-wheat rotation
Sub-project: 2:Identification of CMS (A and B) lines and search for restorer (R ) lines for hybrid pigeonpea development and introgression of stress resistance for wild species into pigeonpea

8

IARI:GEN:09:08(3)

Dr. Devendra Kumar Yadav

Genetic enhancement of rapeseed and mustard for development of varieties and hybrids for different agronomical situations

Sub-Project 1:Development of Rapeseed mustard varieties and hybrids tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses.
Sub-Project 2: Oil quality enhancement in Indian mustard.
Sub-Project 3: Development of Indian mustard varieties suitable for late sown conditions.

9

IARI:GEN:09:09(3)

Dr. S.K Lal

Genetic enhancement of soybean for rain fed and irrigated system

Sub Project 1: Breeding for yield, seed storability   and IDC tolerance
Sub-project 2:Breeding for yield and biotic stresses
Sub-Project 3:Diversity analyses, breeding database management for selection in soybean

10

IARI:GEN:09:10(1)

Dr. Jagmail Singh

Development of improved cotton genotypes for high yield and superior fiber quality & biotic stress.
Sub-Project 1:Development of improved genotypes combing high yield and superior fibre quality

11

IARI:GEN:09:11

Dr. Akshay Talukdar         (Officiating)

Basic studies on genes in development and behavior : Drosophila as a model system

2. DIVISION OF SEED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

1

IARI:SST 09:01(4)

Dr. Sudipta Basu

Variety characterization, maintenance and hybrid seed production technology

Sub-Project 1:   Studies on self–incompatibility and protogyny system in Indian mustard and seed production in CGMS and SI based hybrids
Sub-Project 2:   Development of hybrid seed production technology in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.)
Sub-Project3 :Rationalization of homogeneity for DUS testing in Extant and Farmers’ Varieties of rice.
Sub-Project 4: Development of hybrid wheat seed production technology

2

IARI:SST:09:02(5)

Dr. P.C. Nautial

Evaluation & up gradation of seed quality

Sub-Project 1: Variety purification and development of seed standards for selected seed spices
Sub-Project 2:   Investigations on transmission, detection and management of seed borne smuts in paddy and other cereal crops
Sub-project 3:Molecular techniques for testing purity of non-transgenic and transgenic hybrids in cotton, maize and brinjal.
Sub-Project 4: Improvement of planting value of seeds through treatments, priming, coating and pelleting
Sub-Project 5:Identification of molecular markers for seed longevity in soybean

3

IARI:SST:09:03(4)

Dr. B. S. Tomar

Variety maintenance and quality seed production of agri-horticultural crops (Seed Production Unit)

Sub-Project :1: Efficient management and  quality seed  production  of  field crops

Sub-Project:2: Efficient management and quality seed production of vegetable and flower crops.
Sub-Project:3:  Horizontal expansion of IARI seed through participation of farmers.
Sub-Project:4:  Purification of  IARI released varieties in cereals, oilseeds, pulses and vegetable crops.

 

1. REGIONAL STATION: (Cereals & Horticultural crops) Amartara Cottage, Shimla

S. No.

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1

IARI:RS:
AMARTARA:
09:02(2)

Dr. Dharam Pal

Improvement of wheat and barley for Himalaya and Sub-Himalayan regions under changing climate pressure and different end use utilization.

Sub-project 1:   Improvement of wheat for northern hills and foothills under changing climate pressure
Sub-project 2:                                 Genetic Improvement of barley for grain and fodder yield with biotic and drought stress tolerance in Himalaya and Sub-Himalayan regions

2. REGIONAL STATION: INDORE

1

IARI:RS:INDORE:
09:01(6)

Dr A.N.Mishra

Improving productivity, disease resistance, water-use efficiency, nutritional value and profitability of wheat crop in Central India.

Sub-project 1:  Evolving improved varieties of bread wheat
 
Sub-project 2:   Evolving improved varieties of durumwheat
Sub-project 3: Screening and identification of diverse sources of rust resistance in wheat
Sub-project 4:              Evolving low - input wheat production technology for central India
Sub-project 5: Capacity-building of wheat farmers of central India for wheat cultivation and seed  production technologies
Sub-project 6: Evolving selection parameters for screening wheat genotypes under abiotic stress conditions

3. REGIONAL STATION: KARNAL

1

IARI:RS:KAR:09:01

Dr. V.K.Pandita

Maintenance breeding for nucleus seed production in selected field and vegetable crops.

2

IARI:RS:KAR:
09:02(7)

Dr. S.S.Atwal

Pre and post harvest research and development of quality seed.

Sub-project 1:  Production of breeder & labeled seeds (Pusa Beej) and planting material
Sub-project 2:  Studies on agronomic requirements in field and vegetable seed crops.
Sub-project 3: Integrated pest management in seed crops and stored seeds
Sub-project 4: Up gradation of seed quality in high value seeds
Sub-project 5:  Standardization of mechanical processing parameters and safe seed-storage.
Sub-project 6: Mechanization of seed production system.
Sub-project 7: On farm demonstration of quality seed production technology.
                          

4. REGIONAL STATION: WELLINGTON

1

IARI:RS:WELL:
09:01(6)

Dr. Jagdish Kumar

Wheat rust surveillance in south India and rust resistance profiling of upcoming Indian wheat germplasm .

Sub-project 1: Strengthening Indian wheat rust surveillance programme by increasing temporal and spatial frequency of pathogen monitoring in south Indian hills
Sub-project 2:Stringent vigilance on introduction of Ug 99 variant of black rust pathogen in the supposedly “direct risk “ areas of south Indian hills
Sub-project 3: To cooperate with national wheat research programmes by imparting rust inoculum of individual pathotypes and gene matching facility for resolving genetic status of rust resistance in the breeding materials
Sub-project 4: Speedy evaluation of wheat breeding lines of needy research organizations against rusts and other diseases’ at the   “ hot spot “ location of Wellington by availing two seasons in a year
Sub-project 5:Discerning role of alternate/ collateral hosts of wheat rust pathogen in perpetuation in the country in general and Nilgiris in particular
Sub-project 6: Wheat germplasm (varieties, genetic stocks and wild relatives) resourcing, pedigree analysis, gene linkage analysis and postulation.

2

IARI:RS:WELL:
09:02(6)

Dr. Murugasamy Sivasamy

Developing elite, durable disease resistant wheat cultivars combining high grain yield and end-use quality by introgression of effective genes through hybridization and marker assisted selection.

Sub-project 1:    Developing high yielding, durable disease resistance wheat varieties by introgression of effective, multiple disease resistance genes employing conventional and modern breeding approaches (MAS)
Sub-project 2 :  Targeted integration of effective stem rust resistance genes in popular Indian wheat cultivars to combat potential threat of stem rust pathotype Ug99
Sub-project 3: Maintenance of wheat germplasms, pre-breeding through introgression of desirable genetic variability from wild wheats/related genera into wheat, development of wheat hybrids and introduction of wheat lines from Wellington elite wheat stocks to other wheat zones employing shuttle breeding
Sub-project 4: Facilitating for screening, corrective crosses and grow out test for the various segregating and advance research materials of winter crops from various participating institutes in the national off season nursery facility
Sub-project 5: Seedling response studies (SRT) for stem, leaf and yellow rust under glass house conditions to confirm genetic basis of resistance for the advanced breeding lines 
Sub-project 6:Molecular characterization, seed quality assessment in near isogenic wheat lines carrying alien rust resistance genes and DUS characterization of pipeline varieties 

5. REGIONAL STATION Pusa Bihar

1

IARI:RS:
BIHAR:09:01 (6)

Dr. I. S. Solanki

Productivity enhancement of wheat, pigeon pea, tobacco , papaya  and vegetables in NEPZ.

Sub-project 1:    Breeding wheat for resistance to spot blotch, rusts and different abiotic stresses suitable for conservation agriculture practices in NEPZ.
Sub-project 2:  Breeding pigeonpea for high yielding and resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses suitable for mid- and post-rainy seasons.
Sub-project 3: Genetic improvement of papaya for yield, quality and resistance to  papaya ring spot virus disease (PRSV).
Sub-project 4: Assessment of productivity enhancement of wheat through conservation agriculture technologies to suit in prevailing crop rotations in NEPZ.
Sub-project 5: Survey of homesteads for different multi-purpose fruit trees for supplementary nutrition and rural livehood security in North Bihar.
Sub-project 6: Production of nucleus, breeder and IARI seeds of varieties of important crops in NEPZ.

 

II. SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE

1. DIVISION OF FRUIT & HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

S. No.

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1

IARI:FHT:09:01 (6)

PI- Dr. Anand Kumar Singh

Breeding of fruit crops for horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality

Sub-project 1: Development of mango variety(ies) for desirable horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality
Sub-project 2: Development of citrus variety (ies) for horticultural traits, improved yield and fruit quality
Sub-project 3: Improvement of grape for seedlessness, extra earliness and improved fruit quality
Sub-project  4: Improvement of guava for yield, quality and processing traits
Sub-project:5 Molecular character-rization, improvementand in vitro   propagation of fruit crops
Sub-project:6: Breeding papaya for early maturing and desirable traits

2

IARI:FHT:09:02(4)

PI- Dr. Anil Kumar Dubey

Developing technologies for increasing productivity and improving quality of fruit crops

Sub-Project 1: Identification of dwarf and salt tolerant rootstock(s) in mango and citrus
Sub-Project 2: Evolving technologies to improve productivity in fruit crops through nutritional and physiological mean     
Sub-Project3:Development of strategies for management of mango malformation
Sub-project:4:Identification of dwarfing and wilt tolerant rootstock(s) in guava

2. DIVISION OF VEGETABLE SCIENCES

1

IARI:VEG:09:01(9)

Dr. A.D. Munshi

Development of superior hybrids and varieties for productivity, quality and stress resistance

Sub-Project 1:   Crop: Tomato
Sub-Project 2:   Crop: Brinjal
Sub-Project 3:   Crop: Chilli
Sub-Project 4:   Crop: Onion
Sub-Project 5:   Crop: Cauliflower  and   Carrot
Sub-Project 6:   Crop: Cucumber, Luffa & Bitter gourd
Sub-Project 7:  Crop: Okra
  Sub-Project 8:  Crop: Garden pea
  Sub-Project9: Musk Melon and watermelon

2

IARI:VEG:09:02(3)

PI- Dr. Pritam Kalia

Molecular breeding of vegetable crops
  Sub-Project 1: Crop : Cucurbits
  Sub-Project 2: Crop : Cole Crops and Carrot
  Sub-Project 3: Crop :  Solanaceous Crops

3

IARI:VEG:09:03(4)

Dr. Shri Dhar

Development of superior varieties of indigenous and under utilized vegetables

Sub-Project 1: Crop: Leguminous Vegetables
 Sub-Project 2: Crop: Cucurbitaceous Vegetables
Sub-Project 3:  Crop: Leafy Vege-tables
Sub-Project 4: Crop: Solanaceous Vegetables

3. DIVISION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY

1

IARI:PHT 09:01 

Dr. S.K. Jha

Development of innovative convenience foods as protein supplement

2

IARI:PHT:09:02

Dr. V.R. Sagar

Development of functional foods through valorization of horticultural produce

3

IARI:PHT:09:03

Dr- Ram Asrey

Integrated post harvest management of fruits and vegetables

4. DIVISION OF FLORICULTURE & LANDSCAPING

1

IARI:FLS:09:01(5)

Dr. T. Jankiram

Breeding of commercial flower crops
Sub-project 1:  Breeding of Rose for Commercial Traits
 Sub Project 2: Breeding of Chrysanthemum for Commercial  Trait
 Sub-project 3: Breeding of Gladiolus for Commercial Traits
 Sub Project 4: Breeding of Marigold and Lupin for Higher Yield and Quality
  Sub-project 5: Improvement of Bougainvillea for Novel Colours

2

IARI:FLS:09:02(2)

Dr. Ritu Jain

Development of production & post harvest technologies in commercial flower crops.

    Sub-project 1:  Postharvest Management and Value Addition of Chrysanthemum, Marigold and Tuberose
  Sub-project 2: Protected Cultivation of Chrysanthemum  and cut greens

5. Centre for Protected Cultivation TECHNOLOGY

1

IARI:CPCT:09:01

Dr. Shridhar

Protected cultivation technology of horticultural crops for enhanced income and employment generation

Sub project 1: Development and Standardization of Production Technology of high value vegetables, flower crops, selected fruits, IPM & GAP for different protected and open field conditions including organic cultivation with drip fertigation system
Sub-project2:Standardization of Structural Designs, Precision Drip Fertigation and Aquaponics Technology for different naturally and forced ventilated protected structures and open field cultivation for high value vegetables, flowers and selected fruits

6. REGIONAL STATION: (Cereals & Horticultural crops) Amartara Cottage, Shimla

1

IARI:RS:
AMARTARA:
09:01(4)

Dr. K.K. Pramanik

Evaluation, utilization and improvement of temperate fruits

Sub project 1:  Survey, collection, evaluation, propagation of native wild species and evaluation and breeding for temperate fruit cultivars resistant to prevalent diseases & quality parameters
Sub project 2:   Molecular characterization of temperate fruit germplasm
Sub project 3:   Improvement of cultural practices for increased productivity of temperate fruits and studies on impact of climate change on temperate fruit crops
Sub project 4:  Epidemiology of foliar and soil borne diseases of temperate fruit crops under changing climatic conditions and development of alternative management practices for diseases in temperate fruit  crops

7. REGIONAL STATION: Katrain

1

IARI:RS:KAT:09:01 (4)

Dr. Raj Kumar

Improvement and associated technologies in temperate vegetable and bulbous ornamentals.

Sub-project:1:  Development of superior hybrids and varieties for quality, productivity and resistance to biotic stresses (cabbage, late cauliflower, temperate carrot and capsicum).
Sub-project 2:  Breeding of bulbous ornamentals for different floricultural traits (Lilium, Alstroemaria, Tulip).
Sub-project 3:   Development of technologies for crop production, protection and seed production.
Sub-project 4:   Impact analysis and dissemination of improved technologies with regard to temperate vegetables in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. 

 

III. SCHOOL OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1. DIVISION OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING

1

IARI:ENG:09:01(3)

Dr. P.K. Sahoo

Precision machinery for enhanced operational and input use efficiency in crop production.

Sub-project 1:Design and development of planting and harvesting equipment for carrot cultivation
Sub-project 2: Design and development of equipment for planting and harvesting for garlic
Sub-project 3: Ergonomic interventions for improving man-machine system efficiency.

2

IARI:ENG:09:02(2)

Dr. P.K. Sharma

Studies on poly-houses and net houses for crop production and processing.

Sub-project 1: Studies on polyhouse & Net houses for efficient production crops.
Sub-project 2: Studies on drying of horticultural produce in polyhouse.

3

IARI:ENG:09:03(3)

Dr. D.V.K. Samuel

Development of innovative technologies for on-farm value addition of agricultural produce

Sub-project 1:  Development of appropriate agro-processing machines for on-farm value addition of farm produce
Sub-project 2:    Design and fabrication of an evaporatively cooled cart unit for mobile retail vending of fruits and vegetables 
Sub-project 3:   Studies on efficient on-farm utilization of solar energy

4

IARI:ENG:09:04

Dr. Indra Mani

Farm power-machinery use protocol and management for sustainable crop production

2. Division of Agricultural Physics

1

IARI:PHY:09:01(3)

Dr. Ravender Singh

Development of soil and plant water stress indicators for different crops

Sub project 1:   Studies on water dynamics in soil-plant system under deficit irrigation condition.
Sub project 2:   Development and evaluation of water stress indices for optimizing irrigation scheduling.
Sub project 3:   Enhancing soil water availability and plant growth through efficient management practices.

2

IARI:PHY:09:02(3)

Dr. Arun Kumar Jain

Studies on crop-weather relationships for sustainable agriculture

Sub-project 1:    Development of web-enabled weather based Decision Support System (DSS) for forecasting and management of pests of oilseed crops.
Sub-project 2:      Studies on biophysical parameters and pest-disease infestation with respect to weather variability and crop environment.
Sub-project 3:      Studies on the effect of long term climate variability and climate change on yield of oil seeds in north-west and central part of India.

3

IARI:PHY:09:03(3)

Dr. Usha  Kiran Chopra/
Dr. K.K. Bandyopadhyay (Officiating)

Development of decision aids for water and nutrient management under limited water conditions

Sub-project: 1:  Soil water-nutrient interactive dynamics to optimize water- and nutrient- use efficiencies.
Sub-project: 2: Quantification of water and nutrient interaction impacts on plant growth parameters and yield.
Sub-project: 3:  Decision aids developments for water and nutrient management under limited water conditions

4

IARI:PHY:09:04(3)

Dr. Vinay Kumar Sehgal

Characterization and monitoring of agro-ecosystem using ground and space based remote sensing observations.

Sub-project 1: Retrieval and validation of crop biophysical, soil and agro-meteorological parameters using ground and space based remote sensing.
Sub-project 2:  Regional scale land-use / land-cover dynamic of agro-ecosystem for alternate land-use options.
Sub-project 3:   Spatio-temporal monitoring and analyzing productivity of agro-ecosystem for food security and sustainable policy options.

3. Division of Microbiology

1

IARI:MIC:09:01(3)

Dr. Geeta Singh

Microbial diversity, identification and bioprospecting for novel molecules and genes.

Sub-project 1:   Diversity analysis of microbes in extreme environments and bioprospecting for novel allele / genes.
Sub-project 2:   Identification of genes involved in mineral phosphate solubilization.
Sub-project 3:   Biopigments: A value added product from cyanobacteria.

2

IARI:MIC:09:02(5)

Dr. Yudh Vir Singh

Microbial inoculants for nutrient management
 Sub-project 1: Development and evaluation of biofilmed biofertilizers for efficient nutrient use and enhanced crop yield for selected crop plants.
Sub-project 2:  Development of Azotobacter bioinoculants for saline soils.
Sub-project 3:  Organic farming in rice based cropping system through microbial inputs.         
Sub-project 4:  Profiling of Azolla for enhancing its utility in crop production.
Sub-project 5: Genotype influence on chickpea-Rhizobium interactions.

3

IARI:MIC:09:03(4)

Dr. Livleen Shukla

Microbial degradation of agro-waste and plastics.

Sub-project 1: Development of a formulation of effective microorganisms for production of enriched compost for peri-urban agriculture.
Sub-project 2:  Rapid composting technology of agrowaste at low and high temperatures.
Sub-project 3: Development of microbial consortia and phototrophic biofilms for biodegradation of plastics.
Sub-project 4: Phytate mineralization microbes and their role in P nutrition

4. Water Technology Centre

1

IARI:WTC:09:01(4)

Dr. R. K. Sharma

Assessment, conservation and utilization of water resources on watershed basis in rainfed areas

Sub-project:1: Water resources assessment and utilization for enhancing agricultural production in rainfed areas
Sub-project: 2: Development of augmentation and conservation techniques for enhancing irrigation water availability in rainfed areas
Sub-project: 3: Impact assessment of rainwater harvesting on regional hydrologic balance
Sub-project : 4:   Socio economic evaluation of watershed management programmes

2

IARI:WTC:09:02(5)

Dr. Shatrughna Singh Parihar

Enhancing crop and water productivity under different water supply situations

Sub-project:1:             To estimate irrigation water availability and crop responses under different water supply and changing climatic situations
Sub-project:2:  To study water and nutrient interactions under different irrigation systems and their effects on crop productivity and soil health.
Sub-project:3:  To evaluate the performance and develop guidelines for integrated irrigation and fertigation management under different methods of irrigation.
Sub-project:4:    To identify traits important for tolerance to drought and high temperature at the level of processes , yield components and molecular aspects.
Sub-project:5:    Impact assessment and management of poor quality/ waste waters for soil health.

3

IARI:WTC:09:03(4)

Dr. T.B.S.Rajput

Development of water management technologies for irrigated areas.

Sub-project:1: To develop appropriate water management technologies under varying crop water requirement and water supply situations.
Sub-project:2:   To develop techniques for recharge and utilization of ground water resources
 Sub-project:3: To develop procedures and guidelines for integrated planning and management of irrigation and drainage systems.
Sub-project:4:   To assess and promote water management technologies sustainable crop productivity in irrigated areas.

5. Division of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1

IARI:SSAC:09:01(4)

Dr. Samar Chandra Datta

Nano-technological applications and soil rhizosphere interactions in relation to soil quality and development.

Sub-project:1:  Rhizospheric and nanotechnological applications to increase nutrient use efficiency                                                                  
Sub-project:2:  Nanoclays and cellulitic materials as sorbents for radionuclides, heavy metals and humic substances
Sub-project:3: Nutrient retention and transformation in soils in relation to organic matter with special reference to conservation agriculture
Sub-project:4: Biogeochemical aspects of soil profile development in relation to mineralogy, organic matter and micronutrients

2

IARI:SSAC:09:02(3)

Dr. Brahma Swaroop Dwivedi

Improving use efficiency of native and applied nutrients through soil test based balanced and integrated nutrient use in different cropping systems.

Sub-project 1:     Enhancing nutrient use efficiency, soil productivity and farm profits through integration of nutrient sources in cereal-based cropping systems
Sub-project 2:   Development of low cost soil-water-test kit based on a programmable portable colorimeter
Sub-project 3:   Evaluation and refinement of laboratory techniques for secondary and micronutrient determination in soil

3

IARI:SSAC:09:03(3)

Dr. R. D. Singh

Nutrient recycling potential of organic wastes for crop productivity and soil health

Sub-project 1:  Evaluation of nutrient mineralization and potential of heavy metal contamination of soil via urban/ industrial sewage sludge along with crop residues
  Sub-project 2: Development of mineral schedules for high value organically produce crops under organic farming vis-à-vis balanced and integrated nutrient management approach.
  Sub-project 3: Synchronization of nutrient mineralization and crop amended with organic sources with variable C/N ratios under wheat based cropping system

4

IARI:SSAC:09:04(4)

Dr. Ashok Kumar Patra

Impact of agricultural intensification on carbon sequestration, soil health and nutritional quality.

Sub-project 1:  Enhancing carbon sequestration potential of soil for mitigating climate change.
Sub-project 2: Impact of soil and crop management practices on microbial diversity, nutrient cycling and soil quality under different production systems
 Sub-project 3: Risk assessment of the metal contaminated soils and enhancement of the micronutrient density in edible portion of agricultural produce for consumption by the human being
Sub-project 4:  Generation of soil information database of IARI farm

6. Division of Agronomy

1

IARI:AGRO:09:01(3)

Dr. Y. S. Shivay

Integrated nutrient management with other agro-input for enhancing nutrient use-efficiency, sustainable productivity, profitability and soil health.

Sub-project 1: Integrated nutrient management with other agro-inputs for sustainable productivity, profitability and soil health in cereal-based cropping systems
Sub-project 2:  Development of organic farming modules for sustainable production and quality in high value crops
Sub-project  3: Nutrient management for improving rhizospheric environment in major cropping systems

2

IARI:AGRO:09:02

Dr. Dhyan Singh Rana

Crop diversification for improving productivity, resource use efficiency and soil health.

3

IARI:AGRO:09:03

Dr. K. S. Rana

Agro-techniques for efficient use of irrigation and rain water for enhancing water productivity in various cropping systems.

4

IARI:AGRO:09:04

Dr. T.K. Das

Conservation agriculture for enhancing productivity and resource-use efficiency

5

IARI:AGRO:09:05(2)

Dr. Rajvir Sharma

Weed assessment and management in crops and cropping systems.

Sub-project:1:   Investigation on  weed assessment and their management  in rabi crop-based cropping  systems 
Sub-project: 2: Investigation on  weed assessment and their  management in kharif crop-based cropping systems

6

IARI:AGRO:09:06(2)

Dr. Anchal Dass

Precision farming for higher productivity and profitability.

Sub-project 1:Field investigation on application of precision farming in major field crops
Sub-project 2:Crop modeling studies for precision management

7. Centre for Environment Science and Climate Resilient Agriculture (CESCRA)

1. Environmental science

1

IARI:EVS:09:02(2)

Dr. S.A. Khan

Assimilation of bench mark data on biomass wastes from NCR for value added recovery of products and assessing their environmental impacts.

Sub-project 1:    Inventorisation of biomass of NCR and applications of value added products from biomass
Sub-project 2:   Development of the protocols utilization of urban and industrial biomass waste (solid and liquid) in agriculture

2

IARI:EVS:09:03(2)

Dr. D.K.Sharma

Ecological & economic valuation of the impact of agriculture practices on ecosystem services.

Sub-project:1: Evaluation of ecosystem services in organic, conventional, resource conservation and waste-treated agro-ecosystems.
Sub-project:2: Evaluation of impact of various land use/land cover types on surface run off and soil loss in mountain ecosystem

3

IARI:EVS:09:04(3)

Dr. Shiv Prasad

Technological development for conversion of agri-residue into clean biofuels.

Sub-project 1: Development of efficient ethanol production technology from agri-residue
Sub-project 2: Development of technology for efficient biogas and biohydrogen generation using agri-residues.
Sub-project 3:  Value additions of waste from biofuels and its cost benefit analysis.

4

IARI:EVS:09:05(2)

Dr. Aarti  Bhatia

Assessment of impacts of air pollution on Indian agriculture.

Sub-project:1: Evaluation of impacts of air pollution on crops and pests
Sub-project:2:  Quantification and risk assessment of industrial and agricultural sources of air pollution

2. Nuclear Research  Laboratory

1.

IARI:NRL:09:01(1)

Dr. Ranjan  Bhattacharya

Isotopic studies on efficient use of nitrogen, zinc and water for enhancing crop productivity in rice, wheat and maize.

Sub project 1: Evaluation of nitrogen use efficiency in wheat, Rice & Maize under conservation agricultural practices.

2.

IARI:NRL:09:02

Dr. Bhupinder Singh

Post-harvest storability and crop response to Gamma radiation.

8. AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT UNIT (AKMU)

 

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1

IARI:USI:09:01(3)

Dr. H. chandrasekhran

Project1:    ICT applications in agricultural research and knowledge management 

Sub-project 1:  Development  and application of  simulation models& Decision Support Systems  for resource management and yield estimation of crops
Sub-project 2:  Development & application of data-mining tools from biological database for agriculture research
Sub-project 3:  Development of agri-information systems for knowledge dissemination.

 

IV. SCHOOL OF CROP PROTECTION

1. Division of Agricultural Chemicals

1

IARI:ACH:09:01 (3)

Dr. R.L. Gupta

Chemo-prospecting for agrochemicals through design, discovery and development of novel processes and products.

Sub Project: 1. Bio-prospecting of agrochemicals from natural resources through discovery & development.
Sub Project 2: Chemo-prospecting of synthetic agrochemicals through design & development.
Sub Project 3:    Development of value-added fertilizers &fertilizer adjuvant from natural & synthetic sources.

2

IARI:ACH:09:02 (2)

Dr. Jitendra Kumar

Innovations in agrochemical formulations and application technology for safety and efficacy.

Sub project 1:-Development of innovative formulations of agrochemicals
Sub Project 2: Development of hydro gel & hydro gel based agrochemical formulations.

3

IARI:ACH:09:03 (3)

Dr.V.T. Gajbhiye

Food safety, risk assessment of crop protection products and residue management.

Sub Project 1: Assessment of crop protection products   & their mixtures in/or agricultural crops / commodities / environment.
Sub Project 2: Pesticide removal, remediation, decontamination
Sub Project 3: Development of analytical methods including multi-residue analysis.

2. Division of Nematology

1

IARI:NEM:09:01(4)

Dr. S. Ganguly

Biosystematics and conservation of nematode biodiversity of agricultural importance.

Sub Project 1: Taxonomic studies on predominant phyto-nematodes.
Sub Project 2: Molecular characterization of endoparasitic nematodes.
Sub Project 3: Maintenance & Augmentation of National Nematode collection of India, along with Gene Bank of ITS rDNA for agriculturally important nematode species.
Sub Project 4:  Effect of cultivation practices on plant-parasitic & microbivorous nematodes & their ecological considerations for enhanced biological activity in soil.

2

IARI:NEM:09:02(4)

Dr. Anil Sirohi

Molecular strategies for the development of root-knot nematode resistant crops.

Sub Project 1: Exploitation of developmental genes of Meloidogyne incognita for developing nematode resistant crops.
Sub Project 2: Generation of root knot nematode resistant tomato by utilization of protease inhibitors.
Sub Project 3: Studies on host recognition & reproduction of root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne graminicola & M. incognita  infecting rice & tomato.
Sub Project 4: To understand the anhydrobiotic survival mechanism in beneficial & root-knot nematodes.

3

IARI:NEM:09:03(4)

Dr. Pankaj

Management of key nematode pests of field and horticultural crops.

Sub-Project 1: Management of nematodes problems in agricultural & horticultural crops
Sub Project 2: Nematode population behavior in different cropping system in relation to nematode management.
Sub Project 3: Demonstration & validation of potential nematode management options to the farmers.
Sub Project 4: Development of application technologies & scale up production of entomopathogenic nematode.

3. Division of Plant Pathology

1

IARI:PLP:09:01

Dr. Prameela Devi Thokala

Biodiversity, taxonomy, conservation and documentation of fungi

2

IARI:PLP:09:02(2)

Dr. Rashmi Aggarwal

Genomics, race profile and characterization of resistance to pathogens.

Sub Project 1: Genetic diversity & development of diagnostics for fungal & bacterial pathogens infecting cereals, legumes, vegetables & pomegranate
Sub Project 2: Identification of resistance sources & molecular markers to selected fungal & bacterial pathogens.

3

IARI:PLP:09:03(2)

Dr. Pratibha Sharma

Bio-control strategy for the management of threatening diseases.

Sub Project 1: Development of suitable biocontrol formulations & their validation for the mgmt of diseases.
Sub Project 2: Mechanism of action of biocontrol agents & characterization of bio-molecules & genes governing them.

4

IARI:PLP:09:04

Dr. Parimal Sinha

Climate change and its implication on disease dynamics in rice, wheat and legumes.

5

IARI:PLP:09:05(4)

Dr. Virendra Kumar Baranwal

Genomics & improved diagnostics of emerging and re-emerging viruses affecting horticultural and field crops.

Sub Project 1: Genome characterization & genetic diversity of emerging & economically important viruses.
Sub Project 2: Novel approaches for development of on site diagnostic kit for immune & nucleo based detection of viruses affecting economically important crops.
Sub Project 3: Identification of etiological agent of diseases of unknown etiology.
sub project 4:  Screening of vegetables  for resistance  against major viral diseases.

6

IARI:PLP:09:06(5)

Dr. Shelly Praveen

Host pathogen interactions and engineering resistance against pathogens affecting horticultural and field crops.

Sub Project 1: Role of pathogenicity determinants (viral suppressor & micro RNA) in pathogenesis.
Sub Project 2: Molecular typing of the vector whitefly & mechanism of transmission.
Sub Project 3: Role of pathogenesis related genes of Xanthomonas oryzae pv oxyzae & Ralstonia solanacearum.
Sub Project 4: Development of RNAi constructs & transgenic, resistance to viruses in groundnut soybean, papaya, citrus, banana, tomato, bhindi & cucurbits.
Sub Project 5: Development of primary transgenic against shealh blight through RNAi targeting  β  tubulin gene.
          

4. Division of Entomology

1

IARI:ENT:09:01(3)

Dr. V.V. Rama Murthy

Bio-systematic studies on Coleoptera, Hymenoptera and Hemiptera of economic importance.

Sub Project 1: Taxonomic studies on coleopterous insects of economic importance.
Sub Project 2: Taxonomic studies on hymenopterous
                         insects of economic importance.
Sub Project 3: Taxonomic studies on hemipterous insects
                        of economic importance.

2

IARI:ENT:09:02(5)

Dr. R.K. Sharma

Development of integrated pest management strategies for different cropping system

Sub Project 1: Development of forewarning methodology, evaluation of management tactis & assessment of impact of climate change on planthoppers & other pests of rice.
Sub Project 2: Sustainable management of  pests soybean & mustard through IPM.
Sub Project 3: Development of IPM strategies in vegetables (Okra, brinjal, cole crops, cucurbits.
Sub Project 4: Studies on post harvest management of stored grains / seeds / products.
Sub Project 5: Evaluation of Rice germplasm to elucidate mechanisms of host plant resistance (HPR) against brown planthoper, Nilaparavata lugens (Stal.)

3

IARI:ENT:09:03(2)

Dr. Chitra Srivastava

Toxicological investigations on the emerging pest problems in the    important crops

Sub Project 1: Bioprospecting for insecticidal active principle and the efficacy of synthetic & botanical insecticides against major key parts.
Sub Project 2: Development of effective formulations of biopesticides with improved efficacy.
         

4

IARI:ENT:09:04(5)

Dr. G.T. Gujar

Physiology  and molecular biology of insects in relation to  xenobiotic resistance, insect plant relationship, target sites and nutrition

Sub Project 1: Xenobiotic resistance in insects: Biology & resistance management.
Sub Project 2: Nutritional basis of management of fruit flies lepidopteran insects.
Sub Project 3: Silencing of insects molecular targets through RNA interference.
Sub Project 4: Physio-chemical & molecular markers for resistance in crop plants to insects pests.
Sub Project 5: Molecular interactions of gut microflora in Lepidopteran & Hemipteran insects.
         

5

IARI:ENT:09:05

Dr. Bishwajeet Paul

Development of temperature tolerant & high fecundity strains to Trichogramma species & elucidation of semiochemical interactions between host & natural enemies.

5. REGIONAL STATION: PUNE

1

IARI:RS:PUNE:09:01(5)

Dr. V. V. Datar

Investigations on virus/virus like diseases of fruits and vegetables and their management.

Sub-project 1:  Collection and evaluation of papaya cultivars for papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) resistance and its management.
Sub-project 2: Epidemiology and management of insect-vectors viz-a-vis virus/ virus like diseases of fruits (citrus, papaya) and vegetables (cucurbits, capsicum).
Sub-project 3: Management of PRSV through resistant breeding in papaya.
Sub-project 4: Diagnostics and management of virus/virus like diseases infecting peri-urban vegetables.
Sub-project 5: Transformation of papaya for resistance to papaya ringspot virus.

6. REGIONAL STATION: Kalimpong

1

IARI:RS:KALIM:09:01

Dr.Amalendu Ghosh

Management of the diseases affecting major horticultural crops in the North Eastern sub-Himalayan region

 

V. SCHOOL OF BASIC SCIENCES

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1. Division of Biochemistry

1

IARI:BCH:09:01(3)

Dr. Raj Deo Rai

Biochemical and molecular studies on the abiotic stress in cereals.

Sub Project 1: Biochemical & molecular basis of heat tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Sub Project 2: Isolation & characterization of regulatory   genes associated with water-deficit-stress in rice.
Sub Project 3: Biochemical & molecular studies on High Affinity Potassium Transporter (HKT) of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under salinity stress.

2

IARI:BCH:09:02(2)

Dr. Archana Sachdev

Biochemical and molecular characterization of nutritionally significant principles of soybean.

Sub Project 1: Isolation of Gm phytase/MIPS gene for engineering its expression in soybean seeds.
Sub Project 2: Elimination of off flavor from soybean by biochemical & molecular tools.

2. Division of Plant Physiology

1

IARI:PPH:09:01(3)

Dr. Rakesh Pandey

Improving assimilate partitioning nutrient use efficiency and yield in crop plants.

Sub Project 1: Analysis of factors limiting photosynthesis & grain yield in cereals.
Sub Project 2: Improving nutrient uptake & utilization efficiency in crop plants.
Sub Project 3: Productivity enhancement through electromagnetic energy.

 

2

IARI:PPH:09:02(3)

/Dr. C. Viswanathan

Physiological and molecular basis of abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants.

Sub Project 1: Physiological & molecular basis of abiotic stress tolerance in wheat genotype C 306 & Kharchia 65, & Brassica species.
Sub Project 2: Plant growth regulators in amelioration of drought.
Sub Project 3: Development of formulation(s) to mitigate the adverse effects of water stress in chickpea.

3

IARI:PPH:09:03(2)

Dr.Vijay Paul

Post harvest physiology of perishable crops

 

Sub project 1: Minimizing cold induced sweetening in potato tubers to reduce acryl amide formation.
Sub Project 2: Non-destructive assessment of ripening process & role of bioactive compounds in extending shelf life of tomato.

4

IARI:PPH:09:04

Dr. Madan Pal Singh

Physiological adaptations in crop Plants for Rising temperature.

 

VI. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1. Division of Agricultural Extension

1

IARI:AEX:09:01

Dr. Rajarshi Roy Burman

Cyber extension model for agricultural development: An action research

2

IARI:AEX:09:02

Dr. R. N. Pandaria

Analyzing and devising extension models and strategies for sustainable livelihoods

3

IARI:AEX:09:03

Dr. M.S. Nain

Constraints in adoption of improved technologies and yield gap in selected pulses and cereals: A comparative study

4

IARI:AEX:09:04(2)

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Enhancing entrepreneurship among rural youth

Sub-project1:Enhancing Entrepreneurship Among Rural Youth:  Success Factors and Impact of Interventions
Sub-project2: Developing and Validating Entrepreneurial Technical Information Packages for Agricultural Entrepreneurs.

5

IARI:AEX:09:05

Dr. Monika Wason

Capacity building of SHG’s for gender empowerment.

2. Division of Agricultural Economics

1

IARI:ECO:09:01

Dr. I. Sekhar

Agrarian change, resource use and productivity in the RWS

2

IARI:ECO:09:02

Dr. G.K. Jha

Energy use in Indian agriculture in the context of  climate change

3

IARI:ECO:09:03

Dr. Alka Singh

Agricultural investment in the post-liberalization period: An institutional perspective

4

IARI:ECO:09:04

Dr. V.C. Mathur

Impact of domestic market and trade reforms in Agriculture

5

IARI:ECO:09:05

Dr. Pramod Kumar

Innovations in credit delivery and farmers’ access to  institutional credit 

6

IARI:ECO:09:06

Dr. Amit Kar

Rural non-farm sector: impact on income and employment generation.

3. CATAT, ATIC, KVK

1

IARI:CATAT:09:01

Dr. Jagdish Prasad Sharma / Dr. Amrish Kumar Sharma

Assessment and promotion of agricultural technologies and developing market-led extension models.

 

VII. CHALLENGE PROGRAMMEs (2010 to 2015)

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1

IARI:CHP:GEN:10:1(4)

Dr. K.V. Prabhu

Hybrid Development in crops (Wheat, Pigeon pea , Mustard )

Sub project 1: Wheat
Sub project 2: Pigeonpea
Sub project 3: Mustard
Sub project 4: Seed technology

2

IARI:CHP:VEGE:10:2

Dr. Pritam  Kalia

Hybrid Development  in Vegetables Crops

3

IARI:CHP:EVS:10:03(4)

Dr. Himanshu Pathak

Enhancing Resilience of Indian Agriculture to climate change

Sub project 1: Adaptation of irrigated agriculture to current and future risks of climate change
Sub project 2:  Mitigation of greenhouse gas emission from Indian agriculture
Sub project 3:  Vulnerability assessment of irrigated agriculture to climate change 
Sub project 4:  Decision support systems for managing agriculture to climate change

4

IARI:CHP:MIC:10:4 (2)

Dr. A. K.Saxena

Bioprospecting of microorganisms for sustainable production of second generation liquid biofuels.

Sub project 1: Bioprospecting microalgae as a source of biodiesel.
Sub project 2: Bioethanol production from lignocellulosics.

5

IARI:CHP:AGRO:
10:5(2)

Dr. T.K. Das

Conservation agriculture for enhancing productivity and  resource use efficiency
 
Sub project 1: Conservation agriculture for enhancing productivity and resource use efficiency in irrigated ecosystem. 
Sub project 2:   Conservation agriculture for enhancing productivity and resource use efficiency in rainfed ecosystem. 

 

VIII. OUTREACH PROJECTs (2009-2012)
(Extended upto March 2017)

S. No

Project No.

Principal Investigator

Project Title

1.

IARI:ORP:RS Pune: 09:01

Dr. V.V. Datar

Up-gradation of Existing Diagnostic Facility at IARI Regional Station, Pune

2.

IARI:ORP:CPCT:
09:03

Dr. A.K. Singh

Strengthening of Protected Horticulture

3.

IARI:ORP:PLP: 09:04

Dr. R.K. Jain

National Containment Facilities for Virus and Vectors

4.

IARI:ORP:ENTO:
09:06:(5)

Dr. G.T. Gujar

National Facility for Insect Rearing and Xenobiotic-cum Transgenic Bioassays

Sub project 1: Development of ready-to-use artificial diet, mass rearing system, and in vitro and in situ bioassay protocols for pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella.
Sub project 2: Development of ready-to-use artificial diet, mass rearing system, and bioassay protocols for brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis.
Sub project  3:  Development of artificial diet, mass rearing system for autocidal control, and bioassay protocols for fruit fly.
Sub project  4: Mass rearing protocols and bioassay techniques for resistance to sucking insect pests in rice (rice hoppers)
Sub project 5: Development of ready-to-use artificial diet, mass rearing system, and in vitro and in situ bioassay protocols for yellow stem borer.
 

5.

IARI:ORP:PHT:09:09

Dr. V.R. Sagar

Development of Export Protocol for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from India    

6.

IARI:ORP:RS Pusa: 09:11: (2)

Dr. I.S. Solanki

Strengthening of Wheat Programme in Eastern India

Sub project 1: Agronomic management of wheat crop in different edaphic conditions of Eastern India.
Sub project 2: Dissemination of improved technology for cultivation and seed production of wheat in different farming situations of Eastern India.

7.

IARI:ORP:RS Indore: 09:12

Dr. A. N. Mishra

Strengthening of Wheat Programme in Central India

8.

IARI:ORP:PLP: 09:13

Dr. V.K. Baranwal

Diagnosis and Management Strategies for Virus and Virus like Diseases of Crops

9.

IARI:ORP:NEM:09:14

Dr. Uma Rao

Genomics based technology development for designing novel nematodes management strategies

10.

IARI:ORP:AEX:09:15

Dr. J.P.Sharma /
Dr. Amrish Kumar Sharma

Strengthening extension education programme of developing innovative models and techniques for higher productivity and profitability in agriculture