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History ::ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

History

Boshi Sen

The institute was established at Kolkata (then known as Calcutta) by Padma Bhushan late Prof. Boshi Sen on July 4, 1924 and named it as Vivekananda Laboratory.  The Laboratory was permanently shifted to Almora in 1936 and was being run on donations and grants till it was handed over to Uttar Pradesh Government in 1959. On October 1, 1974, ICAR took it over and renamed as Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan. The institute is located at Almora (1600m amsl, latitude 29º35’ N, longitude 79º39’E) in Uttarakhand hills with its experimental farm at Hawalbagh (1250 m amsl, latitude 29º36’ N, longitude 79º 40’ E). 

Important Milestones in the Development of ICAR-VPKAS

Year

Important Milestones

2019

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Outstanding Research in Tribal Farming Systems

2019 KVK, Chinyalisaur received Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Zonal Krishi Vigyan Protshahan Puraskar

2019

Identification of First Cherry Tomato Variety (VL Cherry Tomato 1) from All India Coordinated Trial

2018

Adjudged as  the "Best Performing Centre Award” for the year 2017-18 for small millet research

2017

Institute’s First Patent (IN290170) on Design and Development of VL White grub Beetle Trap was granted on 30-11-2017

2017

Honoured for the development of landmark varieties of maize (VL Makka 54 and HIM 128) and wheat (VL Gehun 421) during the platinum Jubilee celebration of Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding (ISGPB)

2016

A High-Altitude Testing Site (HATS, 2200m amsl) was finally established at Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

2012

Adjudged as “Best Institute for Application of Plastics in Agriculture under AICRP”

2012

Mahindra Krishi Samridhi India Agri Award 2012

2010

ICAR Outstanding Team Research Award in the subject area of Natural Resource Management

2009

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Gold Medal in 2009, for development of “Eco-friendly novel technology for managing white grubs in North West Himalayas”

2008

Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2007

2008

Societal Innovation Award of NRDC

2008

ICAR Awards for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for The Biennium 2005-2006

2007

Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR

2007

Establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Sinduri Baskhola, Kafligair, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand (Kumaun region)  

2006

NRDC’s Meritorious Invention Award 2006 for Vivek Thresher-1 for Mandua/Madira

2004

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Purushkar of ICAR for the Biennium, 2001-02 for Technical Book entitled “उत्तर पश्चिमी पर्वतीय क्षेत्रों में कृषि उत्पादकता की वृद्धि के लिए उन्नत तकनीक”

2004

Establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Chinyalisaur, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand (Garhwal region)

2001

Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2000

1988

Kribhco Barani Kheti Award – First Prize for Long term fertility management (since 1973)

1986

Creation of Divisions/Sections

1974

Transfer of Laboratory to ICAR and broadening of mandate

1959

Transfer of Laboratory to U. P. Government and allotment of 215 acre land

1952

Allotment of 15 acre land at Hawalbagh

1943

Change in priority from fundamental research in plant physiology to agricultural research

1936

Permanently shifted the Laboratory to Kundan House, Almora

1924

Establishment as a small room Laboratory in Kolkata

 

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