Institute Core Projects

Enhancement in the Productivity of Major Hill Crops

  • Genetic Enhancement of maize for yield and nutritional quality using integrated breeding approach

            Sub Project -Identification of Potential Lines and Hybrid Combination for high Fe and Zn content in maize through biochemical and molecular approach

  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency of rice for productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses for North-West Himalayas
  • Genetic improvement of wheat and barley for higher productivity, quality traits, Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

           Sub Project - Inheritance studies for transgenerational stress memory in wheat induced by late sowing

  • Trait mining and genetic improvement of small millets and potential crops in the context of climate change
  • Genetic Improvement of Pulses & Oilseeds for Higher Productivity, Quality, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for North-Western Himalayan Hills
  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency in Important Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem

               Sub Project - Heterosis Breeding in Onion

               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

             Sub Project -Evaluation and Identification of Major Hill Crops of North-West Himalayas for Abiotic Stress Management

             Sub-project- Identification and Utilization of Important Genes/Alleles/Markers in Hill Crops


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 - Evaluation and Refinement of Suitable Agroforestry Practices for hills

  • Water harvesting and effective utilization of water for enhancing crop productivity and input use efficiency


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