Enhancement in the Productivity of Major Hill Crops

Research Projects

1. Rice Breeding for Escalating Productivity and Resistance to Biotic and Abiotic Stress for Himalayan Region

2. Enhancement of Wheat and Barley for Productivity, Quality Traits, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses through Conventional and Molecular Tools in Northern Hills Zone 

  •  Sub-project: Breeding for Reduced Anti-Nutritional Factors and Improved Grain Quality through Integrated Approaches

3. Breeding Maize for Diverse End-Uses Using a Combination of Conventional and Accelerated Breeding Approach

  •  Sub Project: Genetic Enhancement of Maize for Micronutrients and Methionine Using an Integrated Breeding Approach

4. Genetic Enhancement of Small Millets and Potential Crops to Strengthen Climate Resilience and Nutritional Security in North-West Himalayas

  • Sub Project - Genetic Improvement of Quinoa for High Yield, Nutritional Quality and Tolerance to Biotic Stresses

5. Enhancing Pulses and Oilseeds Productivity and Profitability through Improved Varietal Technologies in NW Himalayan Hills

6. Genetic Improvement in Vegetable Crops for North West Himalayan Ecosystem through Conventional and Mutagenesis 

  • Sub Project: Collection, Evaluation, Identification and Documentation of Underutilized Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem

7. ​​​​​​​Evaluation and Identification of Major Hill Crops for Abiotic Stresses and Quality Traits through Basic Techniques 

  •  Sub Project -Capsicum Heterosis Breeding

             Sub Project- Collection Evaluation, Identification and Documentation of Underutilized Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem

  • Germplasm Evaluation in Major Hill Crops for Nutritional and Physiological Parameters through Basic Techniques
  • Seed Production

Natural Resource Management for Enhancing the Productivity

  • Crop Management for Higher Soil Quality and Sustainability in Indian Himalayas
  • Enhancing Productivity and Profitability of Major Hill Crops through Efficient Resource Utilization

             Sub Project - Identification of micro watershed (natural spring) using Remote sensing & GIS technique and its runoff estimation for potential water harvesting

  • Farm Mechanization and Post-harvest Management for Mountain Regions
  • Agro-forestry and Fodder Production Management with Emphasis on Utilization of Marginal Lands in Hills 

              Sub Project - B.Evaluation and Refinement of Suitable Agroforestry Practices for hills

  • Water Harvesting and Effective Utilization of Water for Enhancing Crop Productivity and Input Use Efficiency

            Sub Project- Development of sensor network based automation system for improving water productivity

Integrated Management of diseases and pests of hill crops

  • Race profiling, variability and management of major plant pathogens of hill crops
  • Bio-intensive management of major polyphagous pests of Uttarakhand hills
  • Studies on physico-chemical properties and microbial dynamics of compost and casing soil in relation to fructification and yield of white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)

Socio-economic Studies, Transfer of Technology and Information Technology

  • Impact of Constrained and Unconstrained Choices on Adoption of Improved Agricultural Practices by Farmers
  • Technological Interventions for Mitigating Drudgery and Improving Nutritional Status of Hill Farmwomen