Research Activities

Research Activities: Ongoing and Completed projects with details and significant achievements)

Ongoing Project with Significant


Name of the Project

Name of P.I.


Total Rs. In Lakhs

Significant Achievements


Centrally Sponsored Scheme on spices  under NHM

Dr. Manoj Kumar

Spice Board


    • Production of quality seed of seed spices like Coriander fenugreek and funnel per year
    • Production of quality planting material of garlic per year.
    •  Disseminate the new production technology through district level farmers training.
    • Total 07 district level farmers training were conducted at different Krishi Vigyan Kendra w.e.f. 2018-19 to 2021-22. The details is given below-
  • 03 Farmers training in financial year 2018-19 i.e. Nagina, Saharanpur and Ghaziabad. Total 222 farmers were attended and benefited in all three trainings.
  • 02 Farmers training in financial year 2019-20 i.e. Shamli and Nagina. Total 150 farmers were attended and benefited in all three trainings.
  • 01 Farmers training in financial year 2020-21 i.e. Babugarh, Hapur. Total 75 farmers were attended and benefited in all three trainings.
  • 01 Farmers training in financial year 2021-22 i.e. Gajrolla, Amroha. Total 75 farmers were attended and benefited in all three trainings.


Mega Seed Project

Dr. R.B.Yadav



ICAR-AICRP on Seed (Crops) Quality Seed Production at SVPUA&T, Meerut (U.P.) centre has been progressively strengthened with regard to quality seed production and replacement of old varieties with an introduction of newly released improved varieties of Rice, Wheat & Mustard.
• This change in cropping pattern was possible only by the increased availability of quality seed of newly released variety of basmati rice i.e. PB-1121, PB-1728, PB 1718, PB 1637 & PB-1509 and wheat varieties i.e. HD 3226, HD 3086, DBW 88, DBW 222, DBW 187, DBW 173, DBW 71 & DBW 90 under the ICAR- AICRP on Seed (Crops) Quality Seed Production.
• Production and marketing of Breeder, Foundation, Certified and Truthfully level seeds of latest varieties of crops like wheat, paddy, mustard, urd, moong, arhar etc.
• Production, distribution and Promotion of micro nutrient rich bio-fortified wheat variety WB-02 among the farmers and consumers, a total of 38.0 q foundation seed was distributed to different public sector seed production agencies and farmers during the 2020-21.
• Introduction of short duration yellow mustard variety NCRYS 0502 was introduced in the sugarcane based cropping system in replacement of late sown wheat resulted the increase productivity of planted sugarcane due to timely sowing.
• About 1600 quintal of seeds was produced in last 3 years during Kharif season and about 4100 quintals of seeds were produced in Rabi season.
• Custom seed processing of seeds of Government, Semi government and private institutions has also been completed at the seed processing plant of the University. 
• Income generated during 2018-19 to 2020-21 Rs. 10109792.82


Agromet advisory services project (GKMS)

Dr. U.P. Shahi

Min of earth sc.


• Agro Advisory Service disseminated to farmers in Western Uttar-Pradesh. Agrometeorological field Unit (AMFU) Modipuram, Meerut is disseminating weather forecast and advisory for 20 districts of Western Uttar-Pradesh.
• At present about 30 lakhs farmers are getting the service through SMS, social, print and electronic media.
• From the study it was found that farmers who have responded the agro-advisory for rice in Kharif and wheat, mustard and gram for Rabi crop were able to reduce input cost by 2.5 to 4.5% and increase the productivity by 2.5 to 4.4 %.


AICRP on rice improvement project.

Dr. Rajendra Singh





Forecasting agricultural output using space, Agro meterology and land based observation (FASAL).

Dr. Yogesh Kumar

Min of earth sc.


• Daily weather data collected of last twenty years for different districts of western Uttar Pradesh.
• Rice, wheat, mustard, potato Be sugarcane crop yield data collected for different districts of western Uttar Pradesh from agriculture department Lucknow.
• Rice, wheat, mustard, potato & sugarcane crop yield forecasts for different districts submitted to IMD New Delhi.
• For the improvement in Statistical model forecast by adding of additional parameter like Bright Sun Shine Hours, Actual Evapotranspiration etc.
• Use of simulation models like DSS, APACHE for prepare forecast models.
• Block level dry yield forecast for different crops and different districts.


AICRP on Mushroom

Dr.Gopal Singh



• Thesis Research of PG students - 07
Mr. Mohit  Ph.D. 2019,  Mr. J.P. Kanaujia  Ph.D. 2019, Mr.Sandeep Kumar Ph.D. 2020
Mr. Satpal Singh Ph.D. 2021, Mr.Vinay Kumar  M.Sc. (Ag.) 2019
Mr. Nimesh Kumar M.Sc. (Ag.) 2021, Miss. Umara Rehmani  M.Sc. (Ag.) 2021
• Establishment of Mushroom Research & Training Centre (MRTC) funded by RKVY with budget of 95.00lacs
• Multi location trials on edible and medicinal mushroom as per technical programme provided by AICRP on Mushroom (DMR Solan)


AICRP on nematode in cropping system

Dr. Kamal Khilari



• Among all organic amendments, poultry manure has very good inhibitory effect on population of rice root nematode.
•   Rice nurseries are  playing an important role in spreading this nematode therefore management of this nematode at nursery level may be more effective in reducing the loss in main crop after transplantation. 
• Introduction of bio-agent (Trichoderma) as seed or soil application is effective against this nematode. Farmers may apply Trichoderma for the management of this nematode as seed or soil treatment
• First time observed the infestation of cereal cyst nematode in wheat crop in western UP in village Rekhara block Morna  district Muzaffarnagar


Promotional of Agricultural Mechanization for In-situ Management of Crops Residue in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

Director Extension





Establishment of Centre of excellence on Basmati rice.

Dr. Kamal Khilari

S. Govt.


• Conducted an experiments “Response of Basmati rice (Oryza sativa L.)Varieties under various nutrient management modules.
• Under this project we are organizing online lecture series in the interest of basmati rice growers.


Establishment of Agro-processing centre

Dr. Suresh Chandra



• Agro-Processing Centre at CoPHT and FP has been established.
• Three days two skill development programmes has been conducted at Agro-Processing Centre for rurlal youths, students women and farmers of western U.P. In order to enhance their income during Dec. 14-16,2021 and 4-6 January, 2022.
• Renovation/Modernization./ Strengthening/UP-gradation of five Lab has been modernized with different facilities.
• Various types of instruments/machines and chemical & glass wares has been prcured for the skill development and research works


Establishment of Critical care unit for farm and companion animals at veterinary clinical complex

Dr. Tarun Sarkar



• Agro-Processing Centre at CoPHT and FP has been established.
• Three days two skill development programmes has been conducted at Agro-Processing Centre for rurlal youths, students women and farmers of western U.P. In order to enhance their income during Dec. 14-16,2021 and 4-6 January, 2022.
• Renovation/Modernization./ Strengthening/UP-gradation of five Lab has been modernized with different facilities.
• Various types of instruments/machines and chemical & glass wares has been prcured for the skill development and research works


Institutional capacity building leading to accreditation of college of veterinary and animal science, SVPUA&T, Meerut (NAHEP)

Dr. Anil Sirohi/
Dr. V.P. Singh,



• Establishment of Food Quality Control Laboratory
• Establishment of Feed Quality Control Laboratory
• Establishment of  Molecular Laboratory
• Establishment of Histology Laboratory
• Establishment of Smart Class
• Strengthening of College Library through availability of books
• Human resource development through workshops
• Strengthening of teaching and research activity through operational facility
• Establishment of placement cell at College Level.


Institutional capacity building leading to accreditation of college of biotechnology, SVPUA&T, Meerut (NAHEP)

Dr. Anil Sirohi/
Dr Ravinder kumar



• The project was sanctioned to fill the gaps as per the recommendation of QRT team for the accreditation of College of Biotechnology with ICAR.
• In this project one "Small Animal Facility" has been developed and approved from CPCSEA, Govt. Of India.
• To fill the deficiency of instruments last year established "Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory" with fluorescence Microscope, Fermentor, Oxford nanopore sequemncer.
• One PG class room has been developed.
• Hitek conference room (Biotechnology Conference Room) have also been developed during last year.


Establishment of Referral analytical laboratory for microbian toxins and environmental polloutants/toxicants 

Dr Amit Kumar,



• The laboratory modification and refurbishment work is completed with project cost of Rs. 60.00


Strengthening of krishi Vigyan Kendra's Running Under area Jurisdiction of the University

Dr. K.G. Yadav/DE





Characterization of Chickpea germplasm resource to accelerate genomic assisted crop improvement

Dr. Kamal Khilari



• Developed a nematode research field for the screening of chick pea accession.
• Screening of 500 lines of chick pea against root knot nematode is going on


Creation of seed infrastructure facilities at farm

Dr. Gaje Singh,

Govt. Of India




Mobile Veterinary clinical service for dairy animal in western U.P.

Dr. Amit Verma



• To provide the clinical services by experts to dairy animals at farmer’s doorstep in Western Uttar Pradesh by organizing the periodic Animal Health Camps, the veterinary ambulance is equipped with ultrasound scanning machine and primary diagnostic facilities (blood and faecal testing), which will enable precise diagnosis of infertility and better treatment for animals.
• The ambulance was inaugurated in the month of September, 2021 jointly by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor and State Marketing Manager, IFFCO.
• From September 2021 to December, 2021 (04 months), a total of 10 animal health camps have been organized in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Gautambudh Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh.
• Among these camps, 1961 animals of 689 farmers have been examined / treated by experts of this college.
• In these animal health camps, 61% cases were related to reproductive disorders, while 34% cases were of parasitic infestations.
• To provide the medicines and other consumables for organizing the animal health camps, additional budget of Rs 3.00 lakh have been received from IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Limited and 1.00 lakh will be received very soon from IFFCO.


Evaluation of wheat varieties of Shriram Fertilizers and chemicals New Delhi

Dr. L.K. Gangwar

Shri Ram Fertilizer


• Two wheat entries of Shriram Fertilizers & Chemicals, New Delhi namely Shriram Super 3-SR-72 and Shriram Super 5-SR-05 were tested along with 04 check varieties in 4 replications in RBD Design druing 2020-21 and results of the trial i.e grain yield submitted vide letter no SVP/2021/Res/4184 dated 08.09.2021 to the company.
• The same entries are under testing 2nd year in Rabi 2021-22


Field efficacy of Sulfosulfuron 75%WG on the resistance of Phalaris minor

Dr. Vivek Yadav

Sumitomo Chemicals India Ltd.


• Lowest Population  (2.40/m2) Phalaris minor was found with Sulfosulfuron 75%WG (2 ‘X’) @ 50 g ai/ha which was significantly superior over other treatment.
• Weed control efficiency was found in order sulfosulfuron 75%WG (2 ‘X’) @ 50 g ai/ha (85.60%), Sulfosulfuron 75%WG @ 37.5 g ai/ha (1.5 ‘X’) (78.99%), Sulfosulfuron 75%WG (Recommended dose of ‘X’) @ 25 g ai/ha (75.69%) Clodinafop- Propargyl 15% WP @ 60g ai/ha (72.57%), Pinoxaden 5.1% EC @45 g ai/ha   (70.28%) and Sulfosulfuron 75%WG   (1/2 of ‘X’) @ 12.5 g ai/ha (67.98%)
• During the study period none of the tested doses of the test chemical sulfosulfuron  indicated any phyto-toxicity symptoms viz. yellowing, stunting, hyponasty, epinasty, vein clearing etc even at the highest dose sulfosulfuron 75%WG (2 ‘X’) @ 50 g ai/ha on wheat.


Strengthening and Modernization of Food Processing Unit

Dr. Neelesh Chauchan





Functionalization of Hatchery Unit and Entrepreneurship Development at Poultry Research and Training Centre

Dr. D.K. Singh





Effect of drought stress on grouth and carotenoind biosynthesis gene and its accumulation in tomato ])

Dr. Naresh Pratap Singh





Utilization of paddy straw as compete fodder block by treating with Gomutra (Indigenous cow urine)

Dr. Ahamed Fahim





National Animal Disease Control Programme Center on FMD

Dr. Amit Kumar



• Reported FMD serotype "A" from bovine in UP after the gap of almost seven years.
• In 2021 reported both serotypes "O" and "A" from Meerut and Muzaffernager outbreak with 45 incidences of FMD


Development of Follicle Stimulatng Hormone eluting nanosuspension to augment multiple ovulation and embryo transfer for ex-situ conservation of elite indigenous cattle.

Dr. Manish Kumar Shukla



a. A total of 6 elite Sahiwal donors have been subjected to multiple ovulation and embryo transfer since sanction of the project using conventional FSH based protocol as per the following details. FSH preparation Stimufol at a total dose of 250 microgram in 8 divided tapering doses was administered at 12 hours interval as per the following protocol for superovulation:
b. Nano-conjugation of FSH with chitosan gold nanoparticles: The experiments for the nano-conjugation of FSH with chitosan gold nano-particles are in process in collaboration with Institute of nanoscience and technology, Mohali. 


Souce, Rate and Time study of POLY4 in Sugarcane in North India (U.P.)

Dr. U.P. Shahi

Sirius Minerals India Pvt.





Dr. Amit Verma





AICRP on Wheat & Barley (Voluntary Centre)

Dr. L.K. Gangwar





AICRP on Forage Crops (Voluntary Centre)

Dr. L.K. Gangwar





AICRP Mustard  (Volentry Centre)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar





Bio-efficacy and phytotoxicity of GPI-1820 (Granular insecticide) against insect pests of Sugarcane crop

Dr. Rajendra Singh

UPL Limited, Mumbai




Bio-efficacy of UPST 119, as sett treatment against pest in Sugarcane White grub (Holotria serratta), Early shoot borer (Chilo infuseatellus) Termites (Odontotermes. spp) & sutworm, 2021 and 2022

Dr. Rajendra Singh

UPL Limited, Mumbai




Development of cost effective fish feed using unconventional feed ingredients to increase the growth efficiency of fishes like Carps and Clarias batrachus using feed additives.

Dr. Archana Arya





Efficacy of zinc nano-fungicides against different seed-borne mycotic diseases of wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Dr. Neelesh Kapoor, CoB





Eco friendly integrated pest management (IPM) of Gladiolus

Dr. D.V. Singh





Determination of Pesticide Residues in Major Vegetable Crops of Western Uttar Pradesh using Liquid/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry & their health Risk Assessment.

Dr. Rekha Dixit





Bio efficacy & Phyto On Wheat & Succeeding crop for two seasons

Dr. Vevek

Sumitomo Chemicals India Ltd.


Completed Project With significant


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Development of bio-intensive module for the management of bakanae disease in basmati rice in western U. P.

Dr.Kamal Khilari


10.68 Lakhs

• Bakanae disease of rice is emerging as a serious problem of rice particularly in basmati rice. Use of fungicides in the management of this disease is posing a problem of fungicides residue in the rice.
• On the basis of study, the soil application of Trichoderma @ 10g/ m2was found effective for the management of bakanae disease of rice in field.
• During this study, through trials at farmer’s field, it was observed that application of Trichoderma for the management of this disease is effective. Seed treatment with Trichoderma powder alone @4gm/kg seed before seed sowing is giving good results at farmers field in the management of this disease. Also through the study, it has been observed that this bio-agent may be applied for seed treatment with commonly used fungicides in rice.
• Through survey it was noted that PUSA-1121, which is a dominated variety of rice, is most susceptible for bakanae disease followed by PUSA-1509.
• Ten (10) different botanicals, twenty (20) isolates of Trichoderma and fifteen (15) fungicides were tested against causal agent of bakanea disease both in pot and lab condition. Among the tested botanicals, the extract of ajwain and ashwagandha were found very effective in inhibition of the growth of Fusarium moniliforme. In case of ajwain, 97% inhibition was noted whereas in case of ashwagandha it was 100% in comparison to control in lab condition.


Demonstration of bio-efficacy of Fluensulfone (NIMITZ 2GR) on different crops

Dr. Kamal Khilari

ADAMA India limited, Hyderbad

10.50 lakhs

• Demonstration trials, under this project, were conducted as per protocol supplied by AICRP (N) Cell, Delhi to see the impact of Nimitz 2GR and Carbofuran 3GR for the management of root knot nematode in tomato, guava and cucurbits crops in field and poly house condition.
• Demonstration trials were also conducted at farmer fields at different locations.On the basis of field trials on bio-efficacy of Nimitz 2GR against root knot nematode in different crops (Guava, Cucumber & tomato), it was found that this product is effective against root knot nematode. Soil application of Nimitz 2GR @1.5g/ plant in tomato, cucumber and @60g/ plant in case of guava was found most effective for the management of root knot nematode as well as in increasing the yield of the crops.
• In order to make aware about the performance of this chemical in management of root knot nematode, a three-day workshop-cum-field day was also organised jointly by SVPUA&T, Meerut and ADAMA Private Limited from 06/05/2019 to 08/05/2019 on tomato field trial at village Lawar. In this program, about 500 farmers and extension functionaries of funding agency from four district viz., Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Hapur and Shamli participated.


Bio-efficacy evaluation of new fungicide product NF 171 10% against late blight of potato

Dr. Kamal Khilari


07.22 Lakhs

• Two season field studies on bio-efficacy of NF 171 against late blight of potato proved that this coded product gave good control of late blight disease of potato caused by Phytophthora infestans. Treatment with NF 171 @ 125g a.i./ha (1250 ml/ha) was found most suitable against late blight of Potato.
• Based on the findings of the project, foliar application with NF 171, 10% sc could be recommended for the management of late blight of potato.
• No toxicity of any kind was observed on potato plant at any stage of the crop of this coded product in field.


Characterization of agriculturally important locally available micro organisms and their utilization as bio-inoculants for the suppression of soil borne pathogens and growth promotion in French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and Lentil (Lens esculenta)

Dr. Ramesh Singh, Dr. Prashan Mishra andDr. M.K. Yadav

Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, UP

10.44 Lakhs

• Samples were collected from Zonal Research Stations of University and KVKs on lentil and french bean growing areas (farmer’s field) of western Uttar Pradesh including Hastinapur sanctuary. Isolation of microorganisms having bio-inoculants potential was done in order to make their purified culture. Total 58 soil samples were collected from different region of 17 district of western U.P. Out of 58 soil samples, 84 different microorganisms were isolated on the basis of morphological characters in which 49 were fungi and 35 were bacteria
• Microorganisms having bio-control potential were screened for antagonistic effect on Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lentis causing vascular wilt of lentil, Sclorotium rolfsii causing collar rot of Lentil and Sclorotinia sclerotiorum causing white mold of french bean in-vitro and growth promoting activity  in pot trials.
• Out of 84 microorganisms tested against pathogens, 16 microbes were selected (13 fungal and 03 bacterial) on the basis of their antagonistic efficiency ≥50% against soil borne pathogens F. oxysporum f.sp. lentis, Sclorotium rolfsii and Sclorotinia sclerotiorum of french bean and lentil
• Different substrate viz pearlmillet grain, sorghum grain, barley grain, maize grain, wheat grain, cotton cake, mustard cake, neem cake, wheat bran, rice bran and pressmud were evaluated for mass multiplication of potent Trichoderma spp. Out of this barley grain was found best for the mass multiplication and maximum colony forming unit (cfu) of Trichoderma followed by sorghum grain and pearl millet grain. Bacterial bio-agents Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus spp. were mass multiplied in nutrient broth medium.  The bio-agents were formulated in talc (soapstone) for evaluation of growth promotion and management of soil borne diseases of lentil and french bean under pot and field conditions.
• For the development of suitable inoculation technique in lentil and french bean, formulated bio-agents were evaluated though seed treatment, soil application and seed bio-priming for soil borne disease suppression and growth promotion. The best result was found in seed treatment with Trichoderma spp. followed by soil application with FYM and bio-priming of seed with Trichoderma spp. It also enhanced the growth and reduced the disease incidence of soil borne pathogens of lentil and french bean crop in pot.


Evaluation of Chlorantraniliprole 0.4%G against insect- pests of sugarcane

Dr.Gaje Singh

FMC Pvt. Ltd. India, Lucknow.

2.60 lakhs

• The result indicated that population of Scirpophaga excerptalis was significantly reduced in treated plots as compared to untreated plot after 30 DAA. The minimum infestation (1.89 %) was recorded in Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @100gai/ha followed by Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @75 gai/ha (2.09 %) (CIL sample) and Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @75 gai/ha (2.13%) (Market Sample). These treatments were found at par with each other and significantly superior over rest of the treatments. The maximum (3.13%) infestation was observed with Chlorpyriphos 20% EC @ 300 gai/ha.
• The observation recorded on 45 DAA showed that all the treatments maintained their better efficacy over control. The most effective treatment for the control of top borer (1.57 %) was Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @100gai/ha.
• Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @100gai/ha has lowest infestation (1.24%) and it was at par with Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @75 gai/ha (1.36%) (CIL sample) and Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @75 gai/ha (1.38%) (Market Sample). The maximum (2.61 %) infestation was observed with Chlorpyriphos 20% EC @ 300 gai/ha .
• The statistically analysed data revealed that after 120 DAA Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @100gai/ha again showed lowest infestation (1.08 %) and it was at par with Chlorantraniliprole 0.4 % GR @75 gai/ha (CIL sample)


Field evaluation of herbicide AP03 (5.1% EC) on weeds flora wheat along with succeeding crop

Dr.Vivek Yadav,Dr. D.N. Mishra and Dr Mukesh Kumar

Natco Pharma Limited, Dehradun

05.13 lakhs

• Increase in grain yield with AP03 @45 gai/ha was 9.26, 6.92, 6.43 and 37.80 percent higher than Pinoxaden 5.1 EC@ 40 gai/ha, Pinoxaden 5.1 EC @ 45 gai/ha, Clodinafop15 WP @ 60 gai/ha and untreated control respectively.  
• Lowest population (3.87/m2) and dry weight (2.51g/m2) of Phalaris minor was also found with AP03 @45 gai/ha and weed control efficiency (72.63%).
• During the study period, none of the tested doses of the test chemical AP03 indicated any phyto-toxicity symptoms viz. yellowing, stunting, hyponasty, epinasty, vein clearing etc. even at the highest dose of AP03 @90g ai/ha (1800 ml/ha formulation dose) on wheat.


Assessment of POLY-4 (polyhalite) for productivity, quality of potato and K, S use efficiency in soils of western plain zone of Uttar Pradesh

Dr. U.P. Shahi and Dr. B.P. Dhyani,

Sirius Minerals Plc, London

30.41 Lakhs

• POLY-4 (Polyhalite) for productivity, quality of potato and K, S use efficiency in soils of western plain zone of Uttar Pradesh was assessed. Three-year observations on growth yield and quality revealed that the polyhalite, a multi-nutrients mineral may be a better source of potassium for potato. It also supplements the calcium, magnesium and sulphur. It has a substantial residual effect on soil fertility. Application of 100% recommended dose of potassium through polyhalite and with combination of MOP (75% POLY+25%MOP) recorded significant effect on growth yield and quality of potato varieties namely Kufri chipsona-1 and Kufribahar.
• Residual effect of POLY-4 (Polyhalite) was assessed on spring maize and was found that residual effect varied due to source of potassium application. Polyhalite was found better than MOP. Secondary, super optional application of K to preceding crop resulted in more residual effect.
• Among the tested treatments higher potato yield at Bulandshar (Kufribahar) and Meerut (Chipsona-1) was noted with application of 100 recommended K through POLY-4. The compound leaves per plant after 90 DAP was maximum in each trial under Poly-4 applied treatment and this decided the higher yield because more leaves means more accumulation of photosynthates. Positive effect on SPAD value, which is related with chlorophyll content, was noted with the application of POLY-4.
•  The supplementation of 75% K through POLY-4 recorded higher yield as compared to 25 and 50% for both the cultivars. It showed that POLY-4 is better source of potassium than MOP. Marketable potato yield increased with the application of POLY-4 while non marketable potato yield declined.
• Among the soil properties soil organic carbon and residual potassium in soil increased with POLY-4 application. This residual potassium may benefit succeeding crop which is evidenced by higher maize yield in the treatments receiving optimal, super optimal level or 75% of potassium substitution through POLY-4 in previous crops. Divalent cation (Ca+Mg) also increased in POLY-4 treated soil.


Micro-propagation of stable hermaphrodite papaya and promotion among the western U.P.

Dr. R.S. Sengar

Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, U.P.

11.71 Lakhs

• Twenty-five papaya genotypes were used for genetic diversity analysis using twenty SSR primers. The primers used produced amplicons in all the genotypes.
• Intense population of different cultivars was tested for linkage of W11 marker to sex type. The reaction profile of this SCAR marker assay was optimized by modifying the earlier mentioned protocol (Deputy et al., 2002) through a change of the concentrations of PCR ingredients, such as a decrease in Mgcl2 concentration, an increase in the concentration of dNTPs, primers, DNA and Taq polymerase. Amplified fragment of 700 were obtained in hermaphrodite and male papaya plants only, but not in female plants. This amplification pattern was confirmed by initial screening and validated in true male, female and hermaphrodite plants of both dioecious and gynodioecious cultivars.
• If the sex of papaya is identified at the time of seedling, then the Papaya grower's may be benefitted at the time of installation. When bisexual plants are used for horticulture in the fields in their early stages, good yields are obtained.
• After evaluation of field grown hermaphrodite papaya plants were distributed among the western U.P. farmers for the promotion of papaya farming.
• Two papaya varieties namely Pusa Delicious and Tywan-786 were tested for micro-propagation through axillary buds as explants. Axillary buds excised from field grown plants were used for establishment of disease-free quality planting materials in papaya under in-vitro conditions out of different media combination. Basal dose of MS + BAP 1.0 mg/L + NAA 0.5 mg/L gave the best result.
• Thiamine and Riboflavin content in both the analysed parts was found very less and the most abundant vitamin in pulp of these varieties is Beta-carotene. Vitamin C content in both the analysed parts was recorded in sufficient quantity.


Production of disease free banana (Musa sapentium) plants through tissue culture technique for establishment of nursery and distribution of low cost plantlets among farmers

Dr. R.S. Sengar

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

10.96 lakh

• Fifteen high quality banana varieties namely Agniswar, Alpan, Ambell, Chenkadali, Dudhsagar, Grand Naive (G-9), Elakkie bale, Gragaricsarpara, Honda, Jatikel, Karpurachakkarkell, Matti, Monthan, Nendran and Robusta collected from different research centres are being maintained under field conditions at SVPUA&T, Meerut.
• An efficient and reliable surface sterilization procedure has been optimized for successful establishment of banana germplasm under in-vitro conditions for clonal propagation at commercial scale to fulfil farmer's demand.
• Five varieties of banana namely Grand Naive (G-9), Elakkie bale, Monthan, Nendran and Robusta were successfully established under in-vitro conditions onto the full strength MS medium fortified with 100 mg/L Myo-inositol + 2.0 mg/L BAP+ 0.5 mg/L IAA + 50 mg/L Ascorbic acid + 30 g/L sucrose and solidified with 2.5 g/L Gelrite (BM, media). Shoot multiplication was very good on full strength. MS medium supplemented with 100 mg/L Myo-inositol + 4.0 mg/L BAP+0.5 mg/L IAA + 50 mg/L Ascorbic acid + 30 g/L sucrose and solidified with 2.5 g/L Gelrite (BM I media).
• One day training programme for farmers was also organized at SVPUA&T, Meerut to aware western Uttar Pradesh farmers towards banana cultivation and for skill development among farmers to generate quality planting materials in banana for sustaining yield and their income. More than 100 farmers from various places of western Uttar Pradesh participated in the training programme and learned the banana cultivation by using recommended agronomical and scientific practices for enhancing the production with low cost inputs.
• Both the banana cultivars namely Grand naine and Nalla Bontha showed highest frequency of shoot regeneration and rooting at 30 g/1 sucrose concentration, hence it can be considered as best carbon source for culture media.Victorious shoot regeneration was recorded from shoot-tips on agar gelled MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/1 BAP + 1.0 mg/1 NAA. Addition of kinetin decreases the frequency of shoot regeneration.
• The highest frequency of rooting was recorded on half strength basal MS media fortified with 0.5 mg/1 IAA and 1.5 mg/1 IBA alone in cv. Grand naine, while cv. Nalla Bontha showed highest root frequency on half strength MS media supplemented with 0.5 mg/1 IAA .  Protocol has been developed for multiplication of banana (G9) and trial was conducted at the farmer’s field.
• Two trainings and demonstration programme on production of disease free banana have been accomplished. More than 250 farmers belonging to the various places of western Uttar Pradesh participated in the programme and learned the techniques of disease free banana production and its cultivation under field condition


Utilization of rumen digesta waste from slaughter house as alternative local protein sources for economical ration production and controlling environmental pollution

Dr.Ajit Kumar and

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Lucknow

19.63 lakhs

• The process includes the treatment methods for conversion of rumen digesta waste from slaughter house to useful product of nutrient rich economical feed stuff treated rumen digesta development. It can be included in diet of poultry and ruminants for economical productivity with improve sanitary condition, public health, environment pollution and hazards that accrue from inadequate slaughter house waste disposal.
•  Rumen digesta collected were initially treated by sun drying by spreading on the clean ground in open sunlight till the moisture reduced to 8-12% level followed by steam treatment at autoclaving temperature and pressure to make rumen digesta pathogen free and hygienic suitable for feeding. The treated rumen digesta was processed further by milled in a grinder (only poultry) and packed in suitable labeled bag to produce feed stuff of treated rumen digesta ready to mix with other feed ingredients for economical balanced ration preparation of poultry and ruminants.               
• The research will lead to validating the treated rumen digesta as an alternative protein sources and increase flexibility of low cost ration production for economic upliftment of farmers and livestock owners. The outcome would also lend support for the concern of environmental pollution by animal waste or by roducts of slaughter house. It further reduces concern for hazards that accrue
from inadequate waste disposal.


Establishment of advance diagnostic laboratory for identification of livestock disease in Western U.P.

Dr. Artee Bhatele

Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojna (RKVY), Lucknow (U.P.)

291.00  Lakhs

• Establishment of state of the art Molecular Pathology Laboratory & Clinical Pathology Laboratory.
• Renovation and modernization of the premises for laboratory establishment.
• Procurement of high precision, fully automated equipmentand machines for molecular, clinical pathology and histopathology work.
• Procurement of chemicals, glassware, plastic ware and other laboratory essentials for the smooth functioning of the laboratory.
• Haemoatological study; biochemical assay; urine & electrolyte analysis; serological assay; fluorescent, phase contrast & inverted microscopy with micrometery; molecular diagnosis; gross & histopathological examination of infectious livestock diseases are being carried out. The facility developed is being utilized for undergraduate & postgraduate teaching and research.
• Area specific research work pertaining to diseases of equine & swine has been successfully completed. Research on prevalence of bovine and caprine diseases is under progress.


Establishment of goat unit for conservation and revitalization of superior germplasm of Barbari goat

Dr. M.K. Singh, Dr. Ahamad Fahim, Dr. D.K. Singh,

Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojna (RKVY), Lucknow (U.P.)

141.00  lakhs

• A fully functional goat shed is available at ILFC-II unit where the animals purchased in the project are being kept and managed. The shed covers a total area of approx. 1290 m2 which could accommodate 150-200 goats of different age groups. The shed has 20 goat pans in two rows/units (10 in each row) and three isolation pans for housing the animals. Both the rows/units are provided with open space on either side with wall fencing and GI feeders where the animals could move freely, feed and take rest. The shed is equipped with other required facilities such as fence, line feeding system, wide central feeding passage, watering system, fans and stores etc. for better management, health and hygiene of animals. The shed has storage facility to store straw, concentrate, feed and fodder used in animal feeding.
• A flock of elite Barbari goat hasbeen established at ILFC-II, which is being reared scientifically for further multiplication through their progenies for breed conservation.
• Infrastructure and facilities created at farm for teaching, research and training activities of students and farmers.
• A fully functional laboratory is available in the department of Livestock Production Management for teaching and research purpose.
• A training programme on “Commercial Goat Farming” was organized for farmers and livestock from 2-6 March, 2021 in which 23 participants were given knowledge on practical goat rearing
• The dietary inclusion of Moringa oliefera leaves as replacement to concentrate in growing barbari goats resulted in increase in dry matter intake and performance of animals. The daily weight gain and feed utilization efficiency were higher for 10% replacement of concentrate with Moringa leaves.
• The comparative economics in terms of cost of production was higher for 10%, followed by 5% level replacement of Moringa leaves in comparison to control group.
• The dietary supplementation of inulin in growing barbari goats resulted in increase in productive performance in terms of average daily body weight gain, feed conversion ratio and feed utilization efficiency in barbari goats fed with high and low concentrate diet with supplementation of inulin.
• There was an overall improvement in body condition score and faecal score in inulin treated group.
• The supplementation of inulin had no adverse effect on biochemical parameters which included plasma glucose, plasma cholesterol, total protein, plasma albumin, plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, SGPT, SGOT and total immunoglobulins. However, there was an overall increase in the concentration of total protein and globulin in inulin supplemented group fed with high concentrate diet.


Exploitation of heterosis in Okra [Abelmoscnus esculentus (L.) Moench] using conventional and Biotechnological tools

Dr. Bijendra Singh Dr. Vaishali

Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow

09.00 lakhs

• Fifty okra genotypes were collected and screened on the basis of morphological, molecular, abiotic (salt) stress and biotic (YVMV) stress for further study.
• Three genotypes were found highly resistance to YVMV infection.
• Disease incidence ranged from 10.58 to 53.20 percent. Cross (hybrid)  i.e. C-7801 x AB – 3 exhibited minimum percentage while cross (hybrid) KS – 310 x AB 1 exhibited maximum percentage of disease infestation.
• Out of 45 cross hybrids, 9 were highly resistance against YVMV, 6 were resistance, 21 moderately resistance, 8 moderately susceptible and 1 was highly susceptible.
• Three treatments were tested for salinity stress @ 25, 50 and 100 mmol respectively. After 20 days, it was noted that morphological characteristics affected with increase in salinity levels.
•  The diversity or genetic similarities between varieties varied for all the 50 genotypes of okra germplasm.


Kisan Wheat Business School

Dr. Bijendra Singh andDr. Satyaprakash


10.00 lakhs

• Before KBS most of the farmers were sowing timely wheat sown variety during 30th November to 15th December while after attended the training under the KBS farmers started sowing of wheat crop from 15th November to 30th November.
• Before KBS most of the farmers were sowing timely wheat sown varieties Raj 3765, HD 2285, DBW-17 and PBW 343 while, after KBS farmers started sowing new wheat varieties i.e. HD 3086, WH 1121, PBW-88 and HD 2967.
• Before KBS most of the farmers were using seed for sowing of wheat crop @  125 kg/ha while after educating through KBS farmers used 100kg/ha.
• Before KBS average wheat yield was recorded 42.56 Q/ha whereas after KBS the average wheat yield was recorded 55.84 Q/ha with increased yield of 31.20%.
• Before KBS farmers were getting gross income of Rs 83980/ha while after KBS gross income Rs 113200/ha was reported.
• Before KBS farmers were getting average income of Rs. 36180/ha while after KBS farmers were reported average net return of Rs. 55404/ha with an average increased net return of Rs. 19221/ha and percentage of farmers Profit 53.12%.
• Before KBS farmers were growing wheat under 27.45 ha area while after KBS it became 37.00/ ha indicating increase in wheat sowing area as 34.41 % due to KBS.
• Before KBS Cost-Benefit ratio was 1:1.7 while after KBS it became 1:2.20.
• With the support of this project farmers can reduce two irrigation in scientific way about 15-18% water saving. 
• Farmers were made aware for post harvest management of the produce with proper grading and packing of the same.
• Now farmers are making a group and they are trying for value addition of wheat like suzi, maida, dalia etc