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Co-ordinated Research Project

Co-ordinated Research Project:

Only five coordinate research projects having regional relevants are being operative in the university. The lists of the projects are furnished below:

Centres in operation under AICRP

Sl. No. Project on Name of Centre Mandate

1.

AINP on Jute and Allied Fibres

Cooch Behar

  • Varietal improvement, INM, IDM, IPM and Integrated Weed Management of Jute and Mesta.

2.

AINP on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Kalimpong

  • Conservation, multiplication and  line development;
  • Release of varieties;
  • Domestication at lower elevation level; and
  • Tissue and DNA finger printing of Swertia chirayita, Valeriana jatamasi & Coptiaxteeta Spp.

3.

AICRP on Spices

Cooch Behar

  • Variatal improvement, IDM, Nutritional aspects and quality of turmeric and ginger.

4.

AICRP on Floriculture

Kalimpong

  • Orchid sanctuary
  • Collection, conservation and multiplication of germ plasms of orchids, anthuriam, carnetion, gladiolus and xerbera;
  • Standardization of Agro-techniques of above spp.;
  • Organic cultivation; and
  • Post harvest technology of flowers.

5.

All India Co-ordinated Improvement Project on Wheat and Barley

Cooch Behar

  • Variatal improvement towards developing late sown, rainfed disease tolerant varieties of wheat.

 

Ad-hoc Research Project operative in the University

Sl. No. Project No.

1.

National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)

2

2.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

12

3.

Resource Conservation and Utilization (ICAR & Ministry of Water Resources, GOI)

2

4.

Developmental Projects (ICAR, National Medicinal Plant Board, GOI, IMD, Ministry of Agriculture)

5

5.

Mission Mode Project (ICAR)

4

6.

Important ad-hoc Projects in operation (DST, DBT, ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture & Co-operation, USAID, CIMMYT, Tea Board, IPNI, ICARDA-ICAR, Govt. of West Bengal etc.)

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National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP):

Sl. No. Name of the Research Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Arsenic in food chain: cause, effect and mitigation (Consortium partner)

NAIP (Component4), ICAR, five years May, 2007

2007-08

(Five years)

2.

Sustainable rural livelihood empowerment project for northern disadvantaged district of West Bengal (Lead Centre)

NAIP, (Component 3), ICAR

2008-09

(Five years)

 

Rashitriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY):

Sl. No. Name of the Research Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Studies on coconut based high density multispecies cropping system in terai zone of West Bengal

Govt. of West Bengal

2008-09

(3 years)

2.

Integrated Pest Management in rice vegetable cropping system in northern region of West Bengal

2009-10

(3 years)

3.

Promotion and conservation agriculture as a new enterprise for sustainability of production system and resource conservation

Govt. of West Bengal

2009-10

(3 years)

4.

Development of common minimum programme for production of bio primed vegetable seedlings in Northern region of West Bengal

Govt. of West Bengal

2009-10

(3 years)

5.

Agri Research Station on Environment and climate change and its impact on crop production

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

6.

Development of bioresource complex: a single window for service and training

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

7.

Search for natural pesticides with IPM and organic farming from the plant biodiversity of northern region of West Bengal

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

8.

Spatial crop dynamics and yield gap across different farming situations in North Bengal

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

9.

Development of hill agriculture through low cost protective cultivation of horticultural crops under organic system of production

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

10.

On farm plant protection advisory service

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(1 year)

11.

Integrated farming system approach demonstration cum training centre for agriculture and allied sectors

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

12.

Site specific nutrient management in lead cropping system in North Bengal districts of West Bengal

Govt. of West Bengal

2010-11

(3 years)

 

Resource Conservation and Utilization:

Sl. No. Name of the Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Scaling up of water productivity in Agriculture for livelihoods through teaching cum demonstration, training of trainers and farmers

ICAR

2008-09

(5 years)

2.

Farmers’ Participatory Action Research (FPAR) Programme on conservation agriculture

Ministry of Water Resource, Govt. of India

2008-09

(5 years)

 

Developmental Projects:

Sl. No. Name of the Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Organization of Front Line Demonstration under macro management scheme on Jute

ICAR

2002-03

2.

Researches on Medicinal Plants

National Medicinal Plant Board, GOI

2002-03

3.

Agro-met project

IMD

2003

4.

Front Line Demonstration on Oilseeds

ICAR

2000

5.

National Horticultural Mission: Programmes for development of Spicdes

Ministry of Agriculture, GOI

2006

 

Mission Mode Projects:

Sl. No. Name of the Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Evaluation and Selection of improved jute variety for finer quality fibre (MM 1.2)

ICAR

2007-08

(5 years)

2.

Improved management and degumming technology of ramie fibre for higher productivity and better quality (MM 1.3)

ICAR

2006-07

(5 years)

3.

Control of yellow vein mosaic disease of Hibiscus canabinus (MM 1.6)

ICAR

2007-08

(5 years)

4.

Improvement of fibre quality through microbial, enzymatic and chemical treatment in jute (MM 1.7)

ICAR

2007-08

(5 years)

 

Important ad-hoc Projects in operation:

Sl. No. Name of the Research Project Funding Agency Duration

1.

Micro-propagation for conservation of Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora Pennel: an endangered Medicinal plant of Eastern Himalayas.

DST, GOI

2006-07

(3 years)

2.

Survey, identification and micro-propagation of elite clones of two high-valued endangered medicinal plants of Eastern Himalayas

DST, GOI

2005-06

(3 years)

3.

Strengthening of tissue culture laboratory under horticulture mission mode

Ministry of Agriculture & Coop., N. Delhi

2005-06

(3 years)

4.

Productivity improvement of Mungbean (Vigna radiate) with biofertilizer package and its impact on rice based cropping system with particular reference to soil health under Tarai agro climatic zone of West Bengal

DBT, New Delhi

2004-05

(4 years)

5.

Establishment of need based agro-forestry system in private, community and institutional land in Terai Zone of West Bengal

Min. of R.D., GOI

2003-04

(5 years)

6.

Effect of Pathogenic variability of bacterial blight of rice on host-biochemical response and its utilization to aid resistances breeding programme

DST, GOI

2006-07

7.

Collection, identification and evaluation of locally available germplasm of medicinal importance in Terai region of West Bengal to use as dietary supplement against clastogenic effects of Arsenic

Deptt. of SC. & Technology

2006-07

(2 years)

8.

National Horticultural Mission – the development programme on spices

Min. of Agriculture

2005-06

(3 years)

9.

Optimization of production system and production of quality and certified planting material under the Terai agro-climatic situation of North Bengal

Govt. of W.B.

2005-06

(3 years)

10.

Survey and surveillance of pests Nematodes and their natural enemies of bhindi and tomato in jute based cropping system under Tarai zone of West Bengal

Govt. of W.B.

2005-06

(3 years)

11.

Extension of Muga culture in Terai region of West Bengal

Dept. of SC. & Technology

2005-06

(3 years)

12.

Survey of micronutrient studies

Govt. of W.B.

2005-06

(3 years)

13.

Characterisation and low cost management of acid soils of the terai region of West Bengal for increasing productivity

Govt. of W.B.

2005-06

(3 years)

14.

Maximizing productivity, farmer profit and nutrient use efficiency in rice-based cropping systems in soils of Terai Agro ecological region of West Bengal

International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), USA

2005-06

(3 years)

15.

Comparative effectiveness of inorganic and organic inputs in rice under a tea growing soil of West Bengal

DBT sponsored project (Govt. of India)

2006-07

16.

INM of commercially important plantation crops (Tea)

DBT, GOI

2008-09

(3 years)

17.

Revitalization of Rice-Wheat cropping systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Adptation and adoption of research conserving technologies in India, Bangladesh

USAID-Rice-Wheat Consortium

2006-07

(3 years)

18.

Fund for improvement of S&T infrastructure in Universities and higher educational Institutions (FIST)

DST, GOI (SERC Division)

2003-04

(5 years)

19.

Central scheme for Development of Medicinal Plants

National Medicinal Plants Board, GOI

20.

Micropropagation for conservation of Picrorhiza scrophularizflosa Pennel: an endangered medicinal plant of Eastern Himalays

DST-New Delhi

2009-10

21.

Survey, Identification of elite clone of two endangered medicinal plants

DBT, New Delhi

2008-09

22.

Development of need based agroforestry system in private, community and institutional lands in Terai zone of West Bengal

MoRD, Govt. of India

2007-08

23.

ICFRE Infrastructural project for strengthening department of forestry

ICFRE, Dehra Dun

2007-08

24.

Centrally sponsored scheme – National Horticulture Mission: Development programmes on spices

Directorate of Arecanut and Spices, Development, GOI

2005-06

25.

Introduction and evaluation of Jatropha curcas in terai, hill and old alluvial zone of West Bengal

DBT, GOI

2007-08

(3 years)

26.

Collection, Characterization and Selection of Superior Plant type for mass multiplication and development of HYV/Hybrid variety of Jatropha curcas for better yield and oil content for North Bengal and Assam

National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board (NOVOD Board), Govt. of India

2008-09

(3 years)

27.

Identifying diverse sources of resitance to spot blotch and molecular markers linked to resistance to wheat under CSISA

CIMMYT

2009-10

(3 years)

28.

Development of Phosphate Solubilizing Biofertilizer for Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) in Acid soils of North Bengal

Tea Board, GOI

2008-09

(3 years)

29.

Nitrogen Mineralization of organic matter in acid soils of Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) in Northern Districts of West Bengal

Tea Board, GOI

2008-09

(3 years)

30.

Establishment of a model nursery for public sector on medicinal plants

National Mission on Medicinal Plants

2008-09

31.

Detoxification of pesticides by sensitized photochemical degradation and toxicity study of their photoproducts

CSIR, New Delhi

2009-10

(3 years)