Institute Core Projects

Enhancement in the Productivity of Major Hill Crops

  • Genetic Enhancement of maize for yield and nutritional quality using integrated breeding approach
  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency of rice for productivity, biotic and abiotic stresses for North-West Himalaya
  • Genetic improvement of wheat and barley for higher productivity, quality traits, a-biotic and biotic stresses
  • Trait mining and genetic improvement of small millets and potential crops in the context of climate change
  • Enhancement of Genetic Potency in Important Vegetable Crops for North-West Himalayan Ecosystem
  • Genetic Improvement of Pulses & Oilseeds for Higher Productivity, Quality, Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for North-Western Himalayan Hills
  • Germplasm Evaluation in Major Hill Crops for Nutritional and Physiological Parameters through Basic Techniques


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
  • Agro-forestry and Fodder Production Management with Emphasis on Utilization of Marginal Lands in Hills -
  • Water harvesting and effective utilization of water for enhancing crop productivity and input use efficiency
  • Farm Mechanization and Post-harvest Management for Mountain Regions



Integrated Management of diseases and pests of hill crops

  • 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)
  • Race profiling, variability and management of major plant pathogens of hill crops
  • Biointensive management of major polyphagous pests of Uttarakhand hills


Socio-economic Studies, Transfer of Technology and Information Technology

  • Socio-Economic Issues of Hill Farming and Extension Methods
  • 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