ADVANCE CENTRE FOR RAINFED AGRICULTURE DHIANSAR

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Dryland Research Sub-Station, Rakh Dhiansar was established in 1974 at present location and was renamed as Advanced Centre for Rainfed Agriculture in 2015 which serves as a nodal centre to cater the research activities and technological requirements of rainfed areas of Jammu region extending from Akhnoor to Kathua districts of the region. This centre caters more than 80 % farming community of rainfed areas under domain.  Advance Centre for Rainfed Farm is located at Pathankot-Jammu National Highway, NH-1 near Bari-Brahmana in Samba district of Jammu region. The project farm is situated at latitude of 32° 39” North and longitude of 74° 53” East at an elevation of 332 meters above the mean sea level. The centre has multidisciplinary efficient scientists from the various streams of agriculture like Agronomy, Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Pathology, Agriculture Entomology Agriculture Engineering and Plant Breeding & Genetics.

 

Mandates:

 

1.      Development of Climate Resilient Varieties

2.      Crop Diversification

3.      Natural Resource Management

4.      Moisture Conservation for Sustainable Agriculture

5.      Resource Conservation Technologies for Rainfed Mechanization  




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Name of Project Principal. Investigator Agency Duration
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National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Dr. A. P. Singh (Sr. Scientist) CRIDA, Hyderabad (ICAR) Started Feb., 2011 -
AICRP for Dryland Agriculture Dr. A. P. Singh CRIDA, Hyderabad (ICAR) Long Term -
Climate Change Resilient Sustainable Agriculture in Rainfed Farming area in Jammu Dr Anil Kumar ( Associate Director Research , ACRA) Coordinator MOEF, GOI, New Delhi (Funds to be allocated through Directorate of agriculture Jammu/APD J&K Four Years -

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Name : Prof. Anil Kumar
Designation : Professor of Agronomy & ADR
Area of Specialization : Weed Management
E mail : anillau@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419132807
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Name : Dr. A. P. Singh
Designation : Sr. Scientist (Agronomy) & Incharge, AICRPDA, Rakh Dhiansar
Area of Specialization : Weed Management, Nutrient Management, Dryland Agriculture, Resource Conservation Agriculture
E mail : apsinghagron@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419119434
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Name : Dr. Reena
Designation : Sr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Entomology
E mail : bkreena12@gmail.com
Contact No : 09419153105
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Name : Dr. Vikas Abrol
Designation : Associate Professor/Sr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Soil fertility and nutrient management for rainfed crops,, Tillage and nutrient management, soil quality and Synthetic anionic polymers and biochar for soil erosion mitigation and infiltration improvement, Alternate landuse systems for marginal drylands
E mail : abrolvics@gmail.com
Contact No : +919419135634
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Name : Dr. Sonika Jamwal
Designation : Jr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Plant Pathology
E mail : jamwalsonika@yahoo.com sonikajamwal1@gmail.com
Contact No : 09419213393
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Name : Sh. Permendra Singh
Designation : Jr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Agronomy
E mail : permendr@gmail.com
Contact No : 09419213256
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Name : Dr. Jai Kumar
Designation : Jr. Scientist/Asstt. Prof. (Senior Scale)
Area of Specialization : Agronomy (Weed Management/Cropping systems/Alternate Land Use/Contingent Crop Planning)
E mail : jkap006@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419202972
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Name : Dr Sanjeev Kumar
Designation : Senior Scientist/Associate Professor-Plant Breeding & Genetics
Area of Specialization : Plant Breeding & Genetics Pulses (Blackgram & Chickpea) Conventional & Molecular Breeding
E mail : ssalgotra@gmail.com
Contact No : 09858250319
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Name : Dr. Brinder Singh
Designation : Jr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Nutrient Management
E mail : brinder24@gmail.com
Contact No : 9419132807
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Name : Dr. A.C Jha
Designation : Jr.Scientist
Area of Specialization : Plant Pathology
E mail :
Contact No : 09797477974
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Name : HEMANT DADHICH
Designation : Assistant Professor/Jr. Scientist
Area of Specialization : Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Utilization in Agriculture, Resource Conservation Machineries for Rainfed Agriculture
E mail : dadhichhemant@gmail.com
Contact No : +91-9205099388
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Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu came into existence on 20th September, 1999 following the amendment in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Act, 1982 through the State Legislature with background aspirations, commitment and missionary zeal to cater the needs of entire region through integration of teaching, research and extension. The main goal is to increase agricultural production and productivity in sustainable manner for food, nutrition and livelihood security of people and overall economic prosperity of farming community for the entire Jammu region. Dry land Research Sub Station, Rakh Dhiansar was established in 1974 at present location and was renamed as Advanced Centre for Rainfed Agriculture (ACRA) which serves as a nodal centre to cater the research activities and technological requirements of rainfed areas of Jammu region extending from Akhnoor to Kathua districts of the region 


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