ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Social Science, Umiam-793103
Dr. Braj Pal Singh
Head of the Division
Principal Scientist
Ph.D (Agricultural Extension)

Telephone: 9719138623
Email: brajpal.singh@icar.gov.in

The Division of Technology Assessment & Capacity Building is an amalgamation of three disciplines, that is, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Statistics. The Division is looking after training and extension activities of the institute apart from doing research on impact assessment of technologies, conducting demonstrations, communication of technologies through innovative extension methodologies etc. The research contributions of the Division have been globally recognized and many of the scientists now occupies positions of repute in national and international organizations.

The Division has maintained good academic liaison with College of Post Graduate Studies (CPGS), Central Agricultural University, Umiam and other divisions at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region and regional centres including national and international agricultural research institutions. So far, 12 students received their Post-Graduate degree in collboration with the Division. The research focus of the Division has been continuously reoriented to address contemporary development challenges. The early research of the Division focused on farm business analysis, indigenous farming system research, yield-gap analysis, economics of shifting cultivation (Jhum) and marketing efficiency. To address the challenges and opportunities of the Green Revolution in Eastern and North-Eastern Part of India, research on value chain analyis, price forecasting, farm mechanization, climate change, gender knowledge system, converge of various extension systems, modelling growth in agriculture, analysis of drivers of growth and sustainability and efficient management of natural resources were undertaken. However, keeping pace with the changes in agricultural landscape in the region and the country, the research areas are reoriented from time to time. Current research thrust areas of the division include impact assessment of agricultural technologies, socio-economic aspects of climate change, policy analysis, inclusive growth, and poverty alleviation.

Scientific Staff

Dr.N.Uttam Singh
Scientist (Agril. Statistics)
Telephone: 9402134177
Email: uttamba@gmail.com
Dr Aniruddha Roy
Scientist (Agril. Economics)
Telephone: 9402134175
Email: aniruddhauvkv@gmail.com
Ms. Anjoo Yumnam
Scientist (Agril. Economics)
Telephone: 8837067795
Email: luluyumnam@gmail.com
Dr. Pampi Paul
Scientist (Agril. Extention)
Telephone: 7082973171
Email: pampindri@gmail.com
Shri Kamni Paia Biam
Scientist (Agril. Extension)
Telephone: 9435128192
Email: Kamni.Biam@icar.gov.in
Mr. Chikkathimme Gowda H R
Scientist (Agril. Economics)
Telephone: 8618030993
Email: chikkathimme.hr@icar.gov.in

Mandates/Thrust Areas of Research

  • To undertake research on socio-economic issues of farmers.
  • Impact assessment of agricultural technologies.
  • To disseminate improved technologies of agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries through use of different extension methodologies.
  • Capacity building for farmers, extension officials, state government functionaries and other stakeholders of agriculture allied sectors.
  • To conduct studies on gender mainstreaming of agriculture and allied sectors.


On-going Projects

Sl. No.

Project title

Funding source




Multidimensional Performance Evaluation of Different Integrated Farming System in North Eastern Hill Region 



Dr. Aniruddha Roy


Technology Demonstration Component (TDC)



Dr. N. Uttam Singh


Rehabilitation of Jhumias through Enhancing Alternative livelihood options 



Dr. N. Uttam Singh


Livelihood Improvement of Rural Scheduled Caste Households through Climate Resilient T echnological Intervention in Meghalaya: A Participatory Approach



Dr. N. Uttam Singh


Role of selected agricultural technologies on the livelihood system of scheduled caste farmers of Meghalaya



Dr.Pampi Paul

Publications during the last 5 years

Roy, D. S. Dkhar, A. K. Tripathi, N. U. Tripathi, D. Kumar, S. K. Das and Amit Debnath. 2014. Growth Performance of Agriculture and Allied sectors in the North- East India. Economics Affairs Vol. 59, July 2014. 783-795
Roy, N. U. Singh, D. S. Dkhar, A. K. Mohanty, S. B. Singh and A.K. Tripathi. 2015 “Food Security in North-East Region of India — A State-wise Analysis”.Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERA), Vol. 28. 259-266
A. K. Tripathi. N. U. Singh and D. S. Dkhar. 2018. Role of Market Intelligence in Improving Livelihood of Rural Farmers in Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, Special Issue, Page 49-53
Kumar B, Sankhala G and Sinha PK. 2019. Critical analysis on exploration of pre-production to marketing system for market-led extension approach. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 32(1): 84-91.
Kumar D and Roy A. 2015. Assessing farmers access to information in arid western Rajasthan. Indian journal of Hill farming 27(1):101-105. (NR-2014: 2.86)
Kumar D, Roy A, Mohanty AK, Tripathi AK and Rymbai H. 2016. Participatory decision support system–A recent approach towards designing farmers friendly DSS for Horticulture crops in Meghalaya. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 34 (5): 1381-1385. (NR 2016:3.49)
Kumar D, Roy A, Mohanty AK, Tripathi AK and Rymbai H. 2016. Participatory decision support system-a recent approach towards designing farmers friendly DSS for horticultural crops in Meghalaya. Annals of Horticulture 9(2):121-124. (NR 2016: 3.42)
Mohanty AK, Islam M, Kumar GAK and Kumar A. 2014. Enhancing rice (Oryza sativa) productivity through demonstration of SRI method of cultivation in Mid-altitude regions of Indo-Himalayan belt of Sikkim. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education 14(3): 88-92. (NR-2014: 3.92)
Uttam Singh, Kishore K Das, A Roy, A K Tripathi, P K Sinha. 2018. Temporal Variation of Maize Production in North Eastern Region of India: An Inter-State Comparative Study. Indian Journal of Hill Farming. Volume 31, Issue 1, Page 120-131
Paul, B.S. Meena, H. Meena, S. Sirohi. 2020. Feeding pattern of dairy animals and enteric methane emission: a study of commercial dairy farms of Haryana. Range Management and Agroforestry 40(2):318-322
Paul, B.S. Meena, S. Maji, A. Bhatt. 2019. Determinants of Likelihood Access for Different Livestock Based Enterprises by the Farmers of Tripura, India. Indian Journal of Animal Research B- 3272 (1-3)
Piyashi Debroy, M. Krishnan, Anil Upadhyay, V. Ramasubramanian, Keith Richard Criddle, V R Kiresur, Samar K Datta. 2016. Resource distribution, growth and strategies for enhancing fish production in north-eastern states of India. Indian Journal of Fisheries 63(2):1-7
Roy A and Kar A. 2015. Extent of integration of potato markets in West Bengal: A case study of five markets. Annals of Horticulture 15: 31-37. (NR 2015: 2.35)
Roy A and Paul S. 2015. Factors of vegetable marketing in West Bengal: Evidences and policy options. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education 15(2): 62-67. (NR 2015: 3.92)
Roy A, Das A, Das S K, Datta M, Datta J, Tripathi A K and Singh N U. 2018. Impact analysis of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP): A paradigm shift in income and consumption in Tripura. International Journal of Applied Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences 9(3): 559-564.
Roy A, Das SK, Tripathi AK, Singh NU and Barman HK. 2015. Biodiversity in North East India and their conservation. Progressive Agriculture: An International Journal 15(2): 182-189. (NR 2015:3.38)
Roy A, Singh N U, Tripathi A K, Yumnam A, Sinha P K, Kumar B and Das S K. 2017. Dynamics of Pulse production in North-eastern region of India: a state-wise analysis. Economic Affairs 62 (4): 1-8. (NR 2017: 4.82)
Roy A, Singh NU, Dkhar DS, Mohanty AK, Singh SB and Tripathi AK. 2015. Food security in NorthEast region of India — A state-wise analysis. Agricultural Economics Research Review 28: 259266. (NR 2015: 5.68)
Singh NU, Das KK, Roy A and Tripathi AK. 2015. Estimation of growth rate and decomposition of output components of oilseed: A comparative study among the states of North East. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 28(2): 96-101. (NR 2015: 2.86)
Singyala Chiphang, Aniruddha Roy. 2018. Economic Assessment of Lemon Production in Ukhrul District of Manipur. Economic Affairs 63(2):469
Tripathi AK, Yumnam A, Singh NU, Roy A, Dangi D, Debroy P and Sinha PK. 2019. Production and consumption pattern of livestock products in Meghalaya and its implications in development of market strategies for the state producers. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 89(1): 113-116.
Yumnam A, Kumar A and Chauhan S K. 2017.Comparative Economics of Rice Cultivation in Himachal Pradesh and Manipur States of India. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 30 (2): 227-232. (NR 2017: 4.39)

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Aniruddha Roy received Young Scientist Award, 2015 conferred by GKV Society, Agra, U.P. during National conference RAINFED 2015 at PJTSAU, Hyderabad during May 3-4, 2015
Dr. Aniruddha Roy received Young Scientist Award, 2014 conferred by Scientific and Educational Research Society, Meerut- India during February 17-19, 2015 at CIH, Medziphema, Nagaland
Dr. N. Uttam Singh received Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in International Conference on Global Research Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture & Allied Sciences during 20-22 October, 2019 at NAARM, Hyderabad.
Dr. N. Uttam Singh received Young Scientist Award, 2020 in International Web Conference on Global Research Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture & Allied Sciences during 28-30 December, 2020.
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