List of National Funds for Basic Strategic and Frontier Application Research in Agriculture (NFBSFARA) (As on 30.06.2015)

Sl.No

Name of the scheme/ project and their principal investigators

Location

Date of start/ year

Date of termination

1.

“Increasing the efficiency of microbial production of bioethanol from agricultural biomass”

Dr. Lata, Principal Scientist.

Division of Microbiology (Lead Centre)

1.1.2011

31.12.2015

2

“Extraction and Micro-encapsulation of Nutraceutical for Effective Delivery into Different Food Matrices.”

Dr. Abhijit Kar, Scientist
Dr. R.K. Pal, Head, PHT (Co-PI)
Dr. Mrs. Charanjit Kaur, P.S, PHT (Co-PI)

Division of Post Harvest Technology (Lead Centre)

1.1.2011

31.12.2015

3.

“Phenomics of moisture deficit and low temperature stress tolerance in rice” under the National Fund for Basic, Strategic and Frontier Application Research in Agriculture  
Dr. Vishwanathan Chinnusamy, Principal Scientist, Divn. of Plant Physiology, IARI (Coop. Centre-P.I)
Dr. R.N. Sahoo, Sr. Sci. Agril. Physics. (Co-Investigator)

Divn. of Plant Physiology (Lead Centre)

 

NRCPB (Cooperating Centre)

15.2.11

31.12.2015

4.

"Use of RNAi technology in developing low phytate soybean and rice" under NFBSFARA.

Dr. Archna Sachdev, Principal Scientist
2 (Co-Investigators)

Division of Biochemistry, IARI (Lead Centre)

1.6.2011

31.5.2015

5.

"Decision Support System for Enhancing Water Productivity of Irrigated Rice-Wheat Cropping System" under NFBSFARA

Dr. A. Sarangi, Sr. Scientist. (CPI)

W.T.C., IARI (Lead Centre)
Dir. of Water Management, Bhubneswar, Odisha (Co-op. Centre)

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

6.

"Decision Support System for Enhancing Productivity of Grapes under Moisture and Temperature Stress Conditions"

Dr. S. Naresh Kumar, Sr. Scientist. (CCPI)

NRC for Grapes, Pune (Lead Centre)
Divn. of Env. Sciences, IARI, New Delhi (Coop. Centre)

June-2012

May-2016

7.

"Crop simulation studies to understand the effect of moisture and temperature stress on growth and yield of wheat" for funding under NBFSFARA

Dr. P. Krishnan, Senior Scientist, Division of Agricultural Physics, IARI

Lead Centre: IARI, New Delhi Collaborating Centre: Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal).

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

8.

"Enhancing Use Efficiency of Micronutrients : Novel Delivery Systems" for funding under NFBSFARA

Dr. R.K. Rattan, In-charge, CESCRA, IARI/Now Dr. S.P. Datta, P.S., Divn. of SS&AC w.e.f. 1.8.2013

Lead Centre: IARI, New Delhi
Collaborating Centre: Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune).

1.6.2012

31.5.2017

9.

“Understanding plant-nematode interactions: Identification of plant and nematode genes involved in disease development” for funding under NFBSFARA

Dr. Anil Sirohi, Principal Scientist Divison of Nematology.

Lead Centre: IIT, Kanpur Ludhiana ;
Collaborating Centre: among others - IARI, New Delhi

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

10.

"Development of spectroscopic methods for detection and quantification of adulterants and contaminants in fruit juices and milk" for funding under NFBSFARA ;

Dr. K.K. Mondal, Sr. Scientist, Divn. of Plant Pathology,IARI.

Lead Centre: Central Insitute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana
Collaborating Centre: IARI, New Delhi

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

11.

"Bioremediation of agrochemicals and heavy metals present in Yamuna and drainage water used for irrigation in urban and peri-urban agricultural areas" for funding under NFBSFARA 
Dr. Neelam Patel, Sr. Scientist, WTC,IARI

Lead Centre: University of Delhi; Collaborating Centres: IIT, New Delhi and IARI, New Delhi

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

12.

"Development of Genetically engineered vaccines against economically important poultry viral diseases" for funding under NFBSFARA 

Dr. Bikash Mandal, Sr. Scientist, Divn. of Plant Pathology,IARI (CCPI)

Lead Centre: Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP; Collaborating Centre: IARI, New Delhi –

1.6.2012

31.5.2016

13.

“Use of machine vision for distinguishing among crop varieties" for funding under NFBSFARA

PI - Dr. Monika  A. Joshi, Sr. Scientist, Division of SST, IARI

(Ex-PI-Dr. S.K. Chakraborty, Principal Scientist, Division of Seed Science & Technology, IARI.)

Lead Centre: CIAE Bhopal

Collaborating Centres: IARI New Delhi; NBPGR, New Delhi and CDAC, Kolkata

1.7.2012

31.9.2015

 

14.

"Role of Archaebacteria in Alleviation of Salinity and Moisture Stess in Plants" for funding under NFBSFARA

Dr. A.K. Saxena, Head, Division of Microbiology, IARI

Lead Centre: IARI, New Delhi
Collaborating Centre: Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh).

1.8.2012

31.7.2015

15.

"Polymeric Nano Materials for Packaging and Efficient Delivery of Nutraceuticals” funding under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi

Current PI – Dr. N.A. Shakil

(Ex-PI- Dr. Jitendra Kumar Principal Scientist, Div. of Agril. Chemicals, IARI, Co-PI Dr. Abhijit Kar, Div. of PHT).

Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

16.

"Relationship between Sclerotium rolfsii, Rhizoctonia solani, the soil and climate variables in three major cropping system in the country and identification of markers for resistance to Sclerotium rolfsii”
Lead Centre- Directorate Groundnut Research ; Collaborating Centre among Others-IARI, New Delhi
Current PI – Dr. B.M. Bashyal
( Ex-CCPI-
Dr. S.C. Dubey, Principal Scientist, Div. of Plant Pathology, IARI).

Lead Centre- Directorate Groundnut Research ; Collaborating Centre among Others-IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2018

17.

"Common basis of defense induction in rice and mustard against sucking and gall insects Pestsfor funding under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- DRR, Hyderabad; Cooperating Institutions among others: IARI, New Delhi

(CCPI - Dr. S. Subramanian, Principal Sc., Div. of Entomology, IARI).

Lead Centre- DRR, Hyderabad; Cooperating Institutions among others: IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

18.

“The role of bacterial endosymbionts in shaping the insect-virus relationship in Bemisia tabaci” under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- University of Delhi; Cooperating Institutions among others: IARI, New Delhi
(CCPI-Dr. S. Subramanian, Principal Sc., Div. of Entomology, IARI)

Lead Centre- University of Delhi; Cooperating Institutions among others: IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

19.

"Development of sucrose sensor for phenotyping of soil moisture-deficit stress tolerance in ricefor funding under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi

(PI- Dr. Prakash Chanda Nautiyal, Principal Scientist, Div. of Seed Science and Technology, IARI).

Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi; Cooperating Institution: Indian Statistical Institute; National Bureau of Plant Genatic Resources, New Delhi; Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

20.

“Understanding the mechanism of Non-Host Resistance (NHR) against rust and blast in rice and wheat” under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi

(PI- Dr. Aundy  Kumar, Principal Scientist, Div. of Plant Pathology, IARI).

Lead Centre- IARI, New Delhi; Cooperating Centre: Indian institute of Science Education Research, Kolkata

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

21.

"The relationship of Phytoplasma with its host plants and insect vectors” for funding under NFBSFARA, Lead Centre- University of Delhi; Cooperating Institution: IARI, New Delhi

CCPI – Dr. Naresh Meshram
(Ex-CCPI-Dr. V.V.Ramamurthy, Principal Sc., Div. of Entomology, IARI)

Lead Centre- University of Delhi; Cooperating Institution: IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

22.

"Bioremediation of contaminants in polluted sites: use of weedy plants” for funding under NFBSFARA Lead Centre- Directorate of Weed Science Research, jabalpur; Cooperating Institution among others: IARI, New Delhi
(CCPI- Dr. Ravinder kaur, Project Director,WTC)

Lead Centre- Directorate of Weed Science Research, jabalpur;
Cooperating Institution among others: IARI, New Delhi

1.4.2013

31.3.2017

23.

“Chemo-profiling of potential phytoacaricides and their functional characterization for controlling resistant cattle ticks”
(CCPI- Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Sr. Scientist, Division of Agril. Chemicals)

Lead Centre-IVRI, Izzatnagar, Bareilly, UP
(Cooperating Centre – NBRI, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow; IARI, New Delhi; College of Veternary and Animal Science, Kerala

1.4.2013

31.3.2016

24.

“Enhancing Phosphorus Availability in Alfisols: Hydrogel Based Input Delivery Approach”
(CPI- Dr. Anupama, Principal Scientist, Divn. of Agril. Chemicals)

Lead Centre -IARI, New Delhi

1.10.2013

30.9.2015

25.

“Understanding cellular and genetic mechanisms and identifying molecular markers for seed viability in soybean”

Dr. Akshay Talukdar, Pr. Sct.,
Div. of Genetics

Lead centre – IARI, New Delhi

Coop. Centre – NRCPB

01.07.2015

31.03.2017