ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim-737102
Dr.Ravikant Avasthe
Joint Director
Telephone: 9434184200
Email: Ravikant .Avasthe @icar.gov.in

Realizing the need for a sound research support for the improvement of livelihood security in the state through improvement in farm productivity, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi had set up a research complex at Tadong, Gangtok (altitude 1300 m amsl) on 11th October 1976 as one of the Regional Centre of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Shillong. Subsequently a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) was established at Ranipool and Saramsa (East District, Sikkim) in 1982. The research complex has 19.96 ha land; of which 8.50 ha is under experimental crops and 2.50 ha under forests. The KVK has

6.16 ha land. The research complex has office-cum laboratory building, PCR Laboratory, library, ARIS cell, video conferencing facility, seminar hall, committee room, residential quarters, guest house, farm complex, farm store and animal sheds.


Scientific Staff

Dr.Sudip Kumar Dutta
Scientist SS
Telephone: 9402106457
Email: Sudip.Dutta@ icar.gov.in
Dr.Shaon Kumkar Das
Scientist SS
Telephone: 9475680474
Email: Shaon.Das@ icar.gov.in
Dr.E. Lamalakshmi Devi
Scientist
Telephone: 9366608798
Email: lama.icar@gov.in
Dr. SAURAV SAHA
Scientist (Agricultural Physics)
Telephone: 8729974473
Email: sauravs.saha@gmail.com

Dr.Amit Kumar
Scientist
Telephone: 8750882646
Email: Amit.kumar 4@ icar.gov.in
Dr.Mukesh Bhatt
Scientist
Telephone: 9418229230
Email: Mukesh.bhatt 1@ icar.gov.in

Mandates:

  • To conduct basic and applied research for development of technologies to enhance sustainability of different farming system
  • To test and promote improved farming techniques in collaboration with state departments
  • To act as a centre for training in technology dissemination
  • To act as repository of information on farming systems
  • To collaborate with national and international agencies in achieving the above objectives.
  • To provide consultancy



Thrust Areas of Research

Sikkim was declared as Organic State in 2003. In the light of above, the thrust areas of research are modified as follows:

  • Suitable integrated farming system incorporating tree, crop and animal components for optimum productivity and sustainability.
  • Restoration of degraded land through suitable agro-forestry models and production of quality planting material of indigenous MPTS. 
  • Genetic improvement of local cultivars of major cereals (maize, rice), native pulses (urd, rice bean, rajma), oilseeds (rapeseed-Mustard) through breeding techniques.
  • Exploitation of biotechnological tools for crop improvement/ production of quality planting materials, IPR protection and disease diagnosis 
  • Nutrient management in economically important crops through organic sources. 
  • Establishing production facilities for organic inputs such as vermicompost, farm compost, biogas slurry, etc and demonstration to farmers.
  • Production of quality planting material of major horticultural crops such as Sikkim mandarin, ginger etc.
  • Standardization of organic package of practices for Sikkim mandarin, chillies and ginger.
  • DNA Fingerprinting and chemo profiling of native cultivars of ginger and chilli.
  • Standardization of package of practices for round the year cultivation of high value vegetable crops like tomato, capsicum, broccoli etc. 
  • Standardization of cultivation package for temperate fruits like peach, strawberry and kiwi fruit. 
  • Eco-friendly/organic management of insect pest and diseases of rice, maize, chillies, Sikkim mandarin ginger and large cardamom.
  • Cattle development- efforts are concentrated on livestock production, through artificial insemination using good quality frozen semen.
  • Poultry development- Introduction of high yielding layers and fast growing broilers, promotion of backyard poultry.
  • Pig development– introduction of fast growing breeds of pigs.
  • Goat development- genetic improvement for litter size through selective breeding
  • Livestock feeding- Introduction of good quality feed and fodders, utilization and preservation of available feed and fodders through silage or hay.
  • Animal health management– intensified surveillance to prevent the entry of infectious and contagious diseases in the State and providing better diagnostic services using bio-technical tools.


Facilities

| Central laboratory

| GLC

| Kel plus nitrogen analyzer

| Flame photometer

| pH meter

| Spectrophotometer

| Double distillation unit

| Electronic balance

| BOD Incubator

| Hot air oven

| Rotary shaker

| Autoclave

| Seed Germinator

| Centrifuge

| Plant sample grinder




On-going Projects

Project title

PI name

Year

Duration

Funding agency

Soil organic carbon stock and fractions in fruit tree based landuse system along with altitudinal gradient in Sikkim

Shaon Kumar Das

2018-2022

04 years

ICAR-Institute

Enhancing productivity and profitability of rural tribal farmers through soil health input management and training for doubling livelihood empowerment

Shaon Kumar Das

2020-2023

03 years

ICAR-TSP

Soil carbon dynamics and stocks under different organic agriculture and agroforestry system in Sikkim

Shaon Kumar Das

2020-2026

05 years

ICAR-NICRA

Morphological and biochemical characterization, mitigating climate change impact and quality honey production in buckwheat (Fagopyrum spp.) under organic condition: A community participation approach for doubling livelihood empowerment

Shaon Kumar Das

2020-2023

03 years

NMHS, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Development of pine resin based engineered biochar-hydrogel composite for controlled-release fertilizers and heavy metal removal

Shaon Kumar Das

2020-2023

03 years

DST-SERB (EEQ), Govt. of India, New Delhi

Reproductive biology, analysis of high-value phytochemicals/essential oils for nutraceutical potential and value addition of selected Citrus species of North East India

Shaon Kumar Das

2021-2024

03 years

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Network Project on Organic Farming

R. K. Avasthe

2015 to continue

ongoing

ICAR

All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic 

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2019 to continue

ongoing

ICAR

Flower and fruit drop studies in Sikkim mandarin under organic management practices

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2018-2023

05 years

ICAR-Institute

Molecular characterization, development of molecular markers and metabolite analysis of Tree bean (Parkia roxburghii) landraces of North-East India

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2019-2022

03 years

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

AICRP on Plasticulture

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2019 to continue

ongoing

ICAR

Agri-Business Incubation (ABI)

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2019 to continue

ongoing

ICAR-Institute

All India Network Challenge Program on Canopy Management and Plant Architectural Engineering in Temperate Fruits (Peach and Kiwi fruit)

Sudip Kumar Dutta

2019 to continue

ongoing

ICAR

All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices (AICRP- on Spices)

Amit Kumar

2020 to continue

ongoing

ICAR-IISR

Promotion of seed spices varieties/ technologies in NEH region (Seed Spices)

Amit Kumar

2020-2023

03 years

ICAR-NRC Seed Spices

TSP (Livelihood improvement through Integrated Organic Farming System (IOFS) for tribal farmers in Sikkim)

Amit Kumar

2020-2023

03 years

ICAR-TSP

Resource conservation and crop diversification in rice and maize based cropping system for enhancing climate resilience

Amit Kumar

2021-2026

05 years

ICAR-NICRA

Development of organic nutrient management packages for intensified rice and maize based cropping sequences

Amit Kumar

2019-2024

05 years

ICAR-Institute

AICRP on Potential Crops

Amit Kumar

2015 to continue

ongoing

ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi

AICRP on Oilseeds

Amit Kumar

2016 to continue

ongoing

ICAR-IIOR

ICAR Seed project (ISP)

E. L. Devi

2020-2024

ongoing

ICAR

Development of high yielding rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties with biotic and abiotic stress resistance for organic conditions of Sikkim

E. L. Devi

2020-2024

04 years

ICAR

Development of productive and genetically broad based inbred lines from local maize germplasm of North Eastern India for evolving superior hybrids

E. L. Devi

2020-2024

04 years

ICAR

Viral causes of porcine diarrhoea: A study into risk factor analysis, molecular epidemiology and development of nucleo-diagnostics.

Mukesh Bhatt

2019-2023

04 years

ICAR-institute

Poultry Seed Project

Mukesh Bhatt

2021-2026

05 years

ICAR-DPR

Performance of pigs rearing in different types of housing at different altitudes of Sikkim Himalaya with special reference to climate change

Mukesh Bhatt

2017-2026

09 years

ICAR-NICRA

Expansion of Biotech-KISAN Hub in selected Seven Aspirational Districts of North Eastern States.

Mukesh Bhatt

2019-2021

02 years

(DBT Biotech-KISAN)




Publications during the last 5 years

Avasthe, R.K., Babu, S., Singh, R., Yadav, G.S. and Kumar, A. 2020. Productivity and profitability assessment of organically grown vegetables embedded in rice based cropping sequences in Sikkim Himalayas, North East India. Journal of Environmental Biology 41(1): 111–117.
Babu, S., Mohapatra, K.P., Yadav, G.S., Rattan Lal, Singh, R., Avasthe, R.K., Das, A., Chandra, P., Gudade, B.A. and Kumar, A. 2020. Soil carbon dynamics in diverse organic land use systems in North Eastern Himalayan ecosystem of India. Catena 194 (2020): 104785
Babu, S., Singh, R., Avasthe, R.K., Yadav, G.S., Das, A., Singh, V.K., Mohapatra, K.P., Rathore, S.S., Chandra, P. and Kumar, A. 2020. Impact of land configuration and organic nutrient management on productivity, quality and soil properties under baby corn in Eastern Himalayas. Scientific Reports.
Behera, U.K., Paramesha, V. and Kumar, A. 2020. Comparative economics of indigenous Kulagar and Integrated Farming Systems under coastal agro-ecosystem of Goa. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 90(8): 1555–62.
Bindhani, D., Goswami, S.B., Kumar, A., Verma, G. and Pratishruti Behera 2020. Growth, yield attributes and yield of Indian mustard [Brassica juncea (L.) Czern & Coss] as influenced by irrigation and nitrogen levels. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 9(7): 1735–1746.
Bora, S.S., Saikia, D.K., Bhupenchandra, I., Bora, M.S., Gudade, B.A., Deka, T.N., Kumar, A. and Aage, A.B. 2020. Diversity of Insect pests associated with Bhut jolokia (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) in Assam condition. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 8(4): 2257–2263.
Gaurendra, G., Dhar, S., Dass, A., Sharma, V.K., Shukla, L., Singh, R., Kumar, A., Kumar, A., Jinger, D., Kumar, D., Sannagoudar, M.S., Kamboj, N.K. and Verma, G. 2020. Assessment of bio-inoculants-mediated nutrient management in terms of productivity, profitability and nutrient harvest index of pigeon pea–wheat cropping system in India. Journal of Plant Nutrition.
Singh, R., Babu, S., Avasthe, R.K., Yadav, G.S., Das, A., Mohapatra, K.P., Kumar, A., Singh, V.K., Chandra, P. 2020. Crop productivity, soil health, and energy dynamics of Indian Himalayan intensified organic maize-based systems. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.iswcr.2020.11.003
Verma, G., Yadav, D.D., Kumar, A., Singh, R., Babu, S., Avasthe, R.K., Gudade, B.A. and Sharma, V.K. 2020. Impact of fertility levels and biofertilizers on root architecture, yield and nutrient uptake of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) crop. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 9(2): 2018–2024.
C. Kapoor, H.K. Chaudhary, A. Relan, N.V. Manoj, K. Singh, P. Sharma (2020). Haploid induction efficiency of diverse Himalayan maize and cogon grass gene pools in hexaploid and tetraploid wheats and triticale following chromosome elimination mediated approach of doubled haploidy breeding. Cereal Research Communications, 48(4), 539-545.
Raj, Chandramani., Singh, S., Avasthe, R. K., Pradhan, Y., Firake, D. M., Behere, G. T. & Kandpal, B. K. (2020). Prevalence of invasive fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) in organic maize agroecosystems of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Entomology. (Accepted).
Yadav A. K., Pegu, S. R., Deb, R., Bhatt, M., Kumar, A., Rai, V., Rajak, K. K., Rajkhova, S., 2020. African Swine Fever: A deadly disease of piggery. Indian Farming 70(07): 20–24.
Kumar, A., Rai, V., Yadav, A. K., Upadhyay, L., Bhatt, M.,2020. Post vaccination complications.Livestock line; 13 (12): 18-22.
Yadav A. K.,Deb, R.,Pegu, S. R.,Kumar, A.,Rai, V.,Bhatt, M., Rajak, K. K., Rajkhova, S., 2020.Current scenario and impact of classical swine fever in India. Livestock line; 14 (1): 19-23.
Kumar, A., Yadav, A. K., Rai, V., Bhatt, M.,Upadhyay, L., 2020. Viral causes of abortion in bovines and their prevention.Pashudhan Praharee, July 2020.
Rai, V., Kumar, A., Bhatt, M., Yadav, A.K., Nautiyal, S. and Thakur, N., 2020. Rare Viral Zoonoses. Science reporter; 57 (7): 23-24.
Babu S, Singh Raghavendra, Avasthe RK, Yadav GS, Mohapatra KP, Selvane Thiru, Das A, Singh VK, Valenteg D, Petrosillo I.2020. Soil carbon dynamics in Indian Himalayan intensified organic rice-based cropping sequences. Ecological Indicators. Volume 114, July 2020, 106292.
Babu, Subhash, KP, Mohapatra, Das Anup, Yadav Gulab Singh, Tahasildar M, Singh Raghavendra, Panwar AS, Yadav Vivek, Chandra P. 2020. Designing energy-efficient, economically sustainable and environmentally safe cropping system for the rainfed maize–fallow land of the Eastern Himalayas. Science of the Total Environment.Volume 722, 20 June 2020, 137874.
Yadav Gulab Singh, Babu Subhash, Das Anup, Mohapatra KP, Singh Raghavendra, Avasthe, R.K. Roy, Saptamita.2020. No-till and mulching enhance energy use efficiency and reduce carbon footprint of a direct-seeded upland rice production system. Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 271, 20 October 2020, 122700.
Babu Subhash, Mohapatra, K.P. Yadav G. S., Lal Rattan, Singh Raghavendra, Avasthe, R.K. Das, Anup, Chandra, Puran, Gudade, B.A., Kumar Amit.2020.Soil carbon dynamics in diverse organic land use systems in North Eastern Himalayan ecosystem of India. Catena 194 (2020) 104785.
Babu S.,Singh Raghavendra, Avsthe, R.K., Yadav, G.S., Das, A., Singh, V.K, Mohapatra, K.P., Rathore, S.S., Chandra, P., Kumar, A.2020.Impact of land configuration and organic nutrient management on productivity, quality and soil properties under baby corn in Eastern Himalayas. Scientific Reports 10:16129.
Singh Raghavendra, Babu S., Avsthe, R.K., Yadav, G.S., Das, A., Mohapatra, K.P., Kumar, A., Singh, V.K., Chandra, P.2020. Crop productivity, soil health, and energy dynamics of Indian Himalayan intensified organic maize-based systems. International Soil and Water Conservation Research
Pal, K., Chowdhury, S., Dutta, S. K., Chakraborty, S., Chakraborty, M., Pandit, G. K., ... & Mandal, S. (2020). Analysis of rhizome colour content, bioactive compound profiling and ex-situ conservation of turmeric genotypes (Curcuma longa L.) from sub-Himalayan terai region of India. Industrial Crops and Products, 150, 112401.
Lopez-Ortiz, C., Peña-Garcia, Y., Natarajan, P., Bhandari, M., Abburi, V., Dutta, S. K., ... & Reddy, U. K. (2020). The ankyrin repeat gene family in Capsicum spp: Genome-wide survey, characterization and gene expression profile. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-16.
Boopathi, T., Singh, S. B., Dutta, S. K., Dayal, V., Singh, A. R., Chowdhury, S., ... & Lalhruaipuii, K. (2020). Harmonia sedecimnotata (F.): Predatory potential, biology, life table, molecular characterization, and field evaluation against Aphis gossypii Glover. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-10.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Kalita H, Yadav A, Das SK and Rai D. 2020. Eco-friendly management of tomato late blight using botanicals, bio-control agents, compost tea and copper fungicides. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 90(1): 35-39.
Das SK and Das SK. 2020. Influence of phosphorus and organic matter on microbial transformation of arsenic. Environmental Technology & Innovation 19: 100930. DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2020.100930
Mukherjee I, Das SK, Kumar A and Shukla L. 2020. Sludge amendment affect the persistence, carbon mineralization and enzyme activity of atrazine and bifenthrin. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology DOI: 10.1007/s00128-020-02917-7
Das SK, Ghosh GK and Avasthe RK. 2020. Valorizing biomass to engineered biochar and its impact on soil, plant, water and microbial dynamics: review. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-00836-5
Das SK, Ghosh GK and Avasthe RK. 2020. Evaluating biomass-derived biochar on seed germination and early seedling growth of maize and black gram. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-00887-8
Das SK and Mukherjee I. 2020. Low cost biomass derived biochar amendment on persistence and sorption behaviour of flubendiamide in soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 105:261–269. DOI: 10.1007/s00128-020-02936-4
Das SK, Ghosh GK and Avasthe RK. 2020. Ecotoxicological responses of weed biochar on seed germination and seedling growth in acidic soil. Environmental Technology & Innovation 20: 101074. DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2020.101074
Das SK, Ghosh GK and Avasthe RK. 2020. Biochar application for environmental management and toxic pollutant remediation. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery DOI: 10.1007/s13399-020-01078-1
Das SK, Ghosh GK, Avasthe RK and Sinha K. 2020. Morpho-mineralogical exploration of crop, weed and tree derived biochar. Journal of Hazardous Materials 407:124370. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124370
Das SK and Avasthe RK. 2020. Organic nutrient management packages as soil policy for upgrading cropping system to restore soil productivity in Sikkim. Indian Journal of Hill Farming Special Issue, 28-32.
Babu S, Das A, Mohapatra KP, Yadav GS, Singh R, Tahashildar M, Devi MT, Das S, Panwar AS and Prakash N. 2019. Pond dyke utilization: An innovative means for enhancing productivity and income under Integrated Farming System in North East Hill Region of India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89(1): 117-22.
Bhatt M, Rajak KK, Chakravarti S, Yadav AK, Kumar A, Gupta V, Chander V, Karikalan M, Chandermohan S, Sharma AK, Mahendran K, Sankar M, Muthuchelvan D, Ravi Kumar GVPPS, Baig M, Singh RP and Singh RK. 2019. Phylogenetic analysis of haemagglutinin gene deciphering a new genetically distinct lineage of canine distemper virus circulating among domestic dogs in India. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. https://doi. org/10.1111/tbed.13142.
T, Singh SB, Dutta SK, Dayal V, Singh AR, Chowdhury S and Lalhruaipuii K. 2019. Biology, predatory potential, life table, and field evaluation of Propylea dissecta (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Against Lipaphis erysimi (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Broccoli. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi: 10.1093/jee/toz272.
Das SK, Avasthe RK and Ghosh GK. 2019. Solanum betaceum: An underutilized but potential tree species with anticancer activity. Bio-Science Research Bulletin 35(1): 36-37.
Das SK, Avasthe RK, Ghosh GK and Dutta SK. 2019. Pseudocereal buckwheat with potential anticancer activity. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences Section B-Botany 38(2): 94-95.
Das SK. 2019. Soil carbon sequestration strategies under organic production system: a policy decision. Agrica: An International Journal of Plant Science and Related Industries 8(1): 1-6.
Dutta SK, Akoijam R, Boopathi T, Saha S, Singh SB, Das SK and Yadav A. 2019. Mango under high density planting: A case study from North East India. Indian Journal of Horticulture 76(2): 358-363.
Dutta SK, Layek J, Akoijam R, Boopathi T, Saha S, Singh SB and Prakash N. 2019. Seaweed extract as natural priming agent for augmenting seed quality traits and yield in Capsicum frutescens L. Journal of Applied Phycology 31(6): 3803-3813.
Garcia-Lozano M, Dutta SK, Natarajan P, Tomason YR, Lopez C, Katam R and Reddy UK. 2019. Transcriptome changes in reciprocal grafts involving watermelon and bottle gourd reveal molecular mechanisms involved in increase of the fruit size, rind toughness and soluble solids. Plant Molecular Biology 1-11. https://doi. org/10.1007/s11103-019-00942-7.
Gopi R, Singh S and Raj C. 2019. Status of Fusarium diseases of crop plants in North East India. Indian Phytopathology. doi.org/10.1007/s42360-019-00148- 3.
Kapoor C, Avasthe RK, Chettri PK, Gopi R, Kalita H, Rao SD and Babu RV. 2019. Morphometric characterization, Physicochemical and micronutrient analysis of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Eastern Himalayas of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources (Accepted).
Kumar A, Behera UK, Gupta G, Bhatia A, Shukla L, Dhar S, Meena MC and Singh RK. 2018. Effect of tillage, crop residue and phosphorus management practices on the productivity and profitability of maize (Zea mays) cultivation in Inceptisols. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 88(10): 1558-67.
Lepcha B, Avasthe RK, Singh R, Singh NJ and Phukan P. 2019. Effect of organic nutrient sources on productivity, profitability and quality of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in acid soils of Eastern Himalayas. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 89(7): 1103-07.
Lopez-Ortiz C, Dutta SK, Natarajan P, Peña-Garcia Y, Abburi V, Saminathan T and Reddy UK. 2019. Genome-wide identification and gene expression pattern of ABC transporter gene family in Capsicum spp. PloS One 14(4), e0215901.
Pathak PK, Avasthe RK, Singh R, Islam R, Singh NJ and Tripathi AK. 2019. Role of Vanaraja as Backyard Poultry in Rural Economy of Tribal Farmers of East District of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Extension Education 55(1): 82-85.
Singh S, Yadav R, Verma G, Kumar A and Singh A. 2019. Effects of nutrient management and growth regulators on yield attributes and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Annals of Agricultural Research 40 (1): 1-4.
Verma G, Yadav DD, Kumar A, Gupta G, Sharma VK, Upadhyay PK and Singh S. 2019. Effect of fertility levels and biofertilizers on the chemical and biological properties of soil under late sown chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Annals of Agricultural Research 40(1): 1-5.
Yadav AK, Rajak KK, Bhatt M, Kumar A, Chakravarti S, Sankar M, Muthuchelvan D, Kumar R, Khulape S, Singh RP and Singh RK. 2019. Comparative sequence analysis of morbillivirus receptors and its implication in host range expansion. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. Jun 25:1-12.
Yadav GS, Babu S, Das A, Bhowmik SN, Datta M and Singh R. 2019. Soil carbon dynamics and productivity of rice–rice system under conservation tillage in submerged and unsubmerged ecologies of Eastern Indian Himalaya. Carbon Management 10(1): 51-62.
Yadav GS, Das A, Lal R, Babu S, Datta M, Meena RS, Patil SB and Singh R. 2019. Impact of no-till and mulching on soil carbon sequestration under rice (Oryza sativa L.)–rapeseed (Brassica campestris L. var. rapeseed) cropping system in hilly agro-ecosystem of the Eastern Himalayas, India. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 275: 81-92.
Boopathi T, Singh S B, Singh A R, Dutta S K, Ramakrishna Y, Chowdhury S, Lungmuana and Dayal V. 2018. Susceptibility of okra to major insect pests under open field conditions. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 6(6): 1156- 1159.
Das S K and Avasthe R K. 2018. Development of innovative low cost biochar production technology. Journal of Krishi Vigyan 7(1):223- 225.
Das S K and Avasthe R K. 2018. Managing Soil Acidity for Crop Production in Sikkim: A Policy Options. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 31(1): 155-162. (NR 2018: 4.39)
Das S K, Avasthe R K, Singh M and Roy A. 2018. Managing soil fertility under organic production system through integrated approach. International Journal of Applied Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences 9(3): 449-454.
Das S K, Avasthe R K, Singh M and Roy A. 2018. Managing soil fertility under organic production system through integrated approach. Green Farming 9(3):449-454. (NR 2018: 4.38).
Das S K, Avasthe R K, Singh M, Dutta S K and Roy A. 2018. Zinc in plant-soil system and management strategy. Agrica 7(1), 1-6.
Das S K, Ghosh G K and Avasthe R K. 2018. Preparation and characterization of biochars for their application as a soil amendment. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 31 (1): 141-145.
Das S K, Ghosh G K, Avasthe R K, Singh M, Raj C and Kapoor C. 2018. Geo engineering zero waste biochar in carbon footprint. Acta Scientific Agriculture 2: 28-29.
Dutta S K, Akoijam R S, Boopathi T and Saha S. 2018. Bioactivity and traditional uses of 26 underutilized ethno-medicinal fruit species of North-East Himalaya, India. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 12(4): 2503-2514.
Dutta S K, Singh S B, Singh A R, Boopathi T, Vanlalhmangaiha. 2018. Hmarchate (Capsicum frutescens L.): A less-known underutilized landrace crop of Mizoram (India). Advances in Plants Agriculture Research 8(6):537-540.
Gopi R, Kalita H, Avasthe R K, Yadav Ashish, Singh M and Thapa D. 2018. Does Pestalotiopsis royenae cause leaf streak of large cardamom? Current Science 114 (10): 2155-2160.
Kapoor C, Avasthe R K, Chettri P K and Gopi R. 2018. Multivariate analysis to evaluate common and tartary buckwheat germplasm in Sikkim. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 31(2) 134-141.
Mukherjee I, Das S K and Kumar A. 2018. Atmospheric CO2 level and temperature affect degradation of Pretilachlor and Butachlor in Indian soil. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 100(6): 856- 861.
Phukan P, Avasthe R K, Lepcha B and Singh R. 2018. Marketing behaviour of vegetable growers in East Sikkim. Journal of Krishi Vigyan 6(2): 157-162.
Raj C, Sharma R, Pushpavathi B, Gupta S K and Radhika K. 2018. Inheritance and allelic relationship among downy mildew resistance genes in pearl millet. Plant Disease 102 (6):1136-1140.
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.
Sakeena S, Islam R, Sakeena Q, Ansari M M, Khatun A, Malik A, Lone F A and Moulvi B A. 2018. Morphological and endocrine profile in ewes suffering from uterine infection with special reference to cyclicity. The Pharma Innovation Journal 7(6): 239-246.
Sakeena S, Islam R, Sakeena Q, Ansari M M, Khatun A, Malik A, Lone F A and Moulvi B A. 2018. Evaluation of leukocyte count and biochemical constitutes including oxidant-antioxidant indices in cyclic and acyclic ewes with or without uterine infection. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 6(4): 1277- 1286.
Sharma S K, Chanu N T, Anand Y R, Singh Y H, Singh S, Raj C, Baranwal V K, Rai R, Sanabam R, Roy S S, Ansari M A and Prakash N. 2018. First report of large cardamom chirke virus, a macluravirus naturally infecting chilli crop in India. Plant Disease
Singh A R, Boopathi T, Singh S B, Dutta S K, Singh L S, Lungmuana, Saha S and Singh N H. 2018. Seed Borne Mycoflora of Tribal farmers’ Saved Hill Rice, Oryza sativa in Northeast of India. Indian Journal of Hill Farming Special Issue 58-65.
Singh M, Das S K and Avasthe R K. 2018. Effect of multipurpose trees on production and soil fertility on large cardamom based agroforestry system in Sikkim Himalaya. Indian Journal of Agroforestry 20(2):25-29.
Singh M, Gupta B and Das S K. 2018.Soil organic carbon (SOC) density under different agroforestry systems along an elevation gradient in North-Western Himalaya. Range management and Agroforestry 39(1):8-13.
Singh M, Islam R and Avasthe R K 2018.Factors affecting fertility, hatchability and chick survivability of Vanaraja birds under intensive rearing in sub-temperate condition. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 88 (3): 331-334. (NR 2018: 6.28)
Singh R, Avasthe R K, Babu S, Sharma P, Vrushali and Qureshi M A A. 2018. Performance of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrids under organic management conditions in mid hills of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 31(2):249-253.
Singh R, Avasthe R K, Babu S, Sharma P, Vrushali and Qureshi M A A. 2018. Varietal screening of sesamum (Sesamum indicum L.) under organic management in mid hills of Sikkim. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 31(2): 365-368.
Singh R, Babu S, Avasthe R K, Singh A, Yadav G S, Pashte V and Singh J K. 2018. Screening of field pea varieties for rice-fallow areas under organic management conditions in NE Himalayas. Annals of Agricultural Research New Series 39(3): 246-250.
Singh R, Babu S, Avasthe R K, Singh M., Yadav G S and Chettri T K. 2018.Residual effect of organic amendments on growth, productivity, economics and agri-energetics of local popcorn (Zea mays everta) in toria – popcorn cropping system under mid hills of Sikkim Himalayas. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 88 (12): 1887–92.
Singh R, Babu S, Avasthe R K, Yadav G S, Chettri TK and Singh A. 2018. Effect of organic mulches and vermicompost on productivity, profitability and energetic of mustard (Brassica campestris) in popcorn (Zea mays everta) - mustard cropping system in rainfed Sikkim Himalaya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 88 (11): 1735–39. (NR 2018: 6.23)
Singh S, Sharma R, Pushpavathi B, Gupta S K, Durga Rani Ch V and Raj C. 2018. Inheritance and allelic relationship among gene(s) for blast resistance in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. Plant Breeding 137: 573- 584. (NR 2018: 7.39)
Yadav G S, Das A, Lal R, Babu S, Meena R S, Saha P, Singh R, Datta M. 2018. Energy budget and carbon footprint in a no-till and mulch based rice-mustard cropping system. Journal of Cleaner Production 191(2018):144-157. (NR 2018: 11.65)
Ahmed T and Islam R. 2017. Use of glycerol at 8% concentration during cyropreservation is optimal for the post-thaw quality of cauda epididymal spermatozoa of ram. Indian Journal of Animal Reproduction 38 (1): 23- 25.
Das S K, Avasthe R K,Sharma K, Singh M and Sharma P. 2017. Soil fertility assessment in different villages of East Sikkim District. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 30 (1): 14-16.
Das S K, Avasthe R K,Sharma P and Sharma K. 2017.Rainfall characteristics, pattern and distribution analysis at Tadong East Sikkim. Indian Journal of Hill Farming 30 (2): 326-330. (NR 2017: 4.39) Das S K, Ghosh G K. and Avasthe R K. 2017. Biochar amendments on physico-chemical and biological properties of soils. Agrica An International Journal of Plant Science and Related Industries 6 (2): 19-27.
Das S K, Mukherjee I and Das S K. 2017. Metsulfuronmethyl herbicide on dehydrogenase and acid phosphatase enzyme activity on three different soils. International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management 8 (2): 36-41. Gudade B A, Babu S, Aage A B, Sharma A N, Bora S S, Deka T N and Singh R. 2017. Role of different in-situ soil moisture conservation practices on growth of large cardamom in Sikkim. Vegetos 30 (2): 1-3.
Haneef A, Rather, Rafiqul I, MalikAsloob A, Lone Farooz A and Naiem B M. 2017.Effect of different extenders for preservation of ram semen at 4°C. Indian Journal of Animal Research 51 (6): 982-987.
Lepcha B, Avasthe R K, Singh R, Phukan P and Singh N J. 2018. Enhancing livelihood of tribal farmers of Sikkim through integrated organic farming system: A Case Study. Indian Res. J. Ext. Edu. 18 (1): 79-82. (NR 2017: 4.81).
Rafiqul I, Kumar H, Singh G, Krishnan B, Dey S. 2017. Depressed polymorphonuclear cell functions in periparturient cows that develop postpartum reproductive diseases. Veterinary Research Communications 41:2 01–209. DOI 10.1007/s11259-017-9691-z.
Raj C, Sharma R, Pushpavathi B, Gupta S K and Radhika K. 2017. Inheritance and allelic relationship among downy mildew resistance genes in pearl millet. Plant Disease DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-07-17-0959-RE
Singh A, Singh Y, Singh R and Jat A L. 2017. Weed dynamics and production potential of direct-seeded rice cultivars as influenced by weed management. Indian Journal of Weed Science 49 (2): 108–112.
Singh M, Gupta B, Babu S, Avasthe R K and Das S K. 2017. Fodder, fuelwood consumption pattern and energy dynamics along elevation gradient in Giri Catchment, Himachal Pradesh, India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 87 (2): 261–265.
Singh M, Islam R and Avasthe R K. 2017. Production Performance of Vanaraja Birds under traditional tribal production system of Sikkim Himalayan region. International Journal of Livestock Research 7: 153-157.
Ahmed T, Islam R, Lone FA and Malik AA. 2016. Effect of washing on the post-thaw quality of cryopreserved ram epididymal spermatozoa. Veterinary World 9 (5): 519-523.
Avasthe RK, Babu S and Singh R. 2016. Organic pulses production in India: Perspectives and opportunities. Indian Journal of Agronomy. 61 (4th IAC Special Issue): 144-152.
Babu S, Rana DS, Yadav GS and Singh R. 2016. Influence of sunflower stover and nutrient management on growth, yield and energetic of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in a pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) – sunflower cropping system. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86 (3): 315-320
Babu S, Singh R, Avasthe RK, Yadav GS and Rajkhowa DJ. 2016. Intensification of maize (Zea mays)–based cropping sequence in rainfed ecosystem of Sikkim Himalayas for improving system productivity, profitability, employment generation and energy-use efficiency under organic management condition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86 (6): 778-784.
Babu S, Singh R, Avasthe RK, Yadav GS, Chettri TK and Rajkhowa DJ. 2016. Productivity, profitability and energetic of buckwheat (Fagopyrum sp.) cultivars as influenced by varying levels of vermicompost in acidic soils of Sikkim Himalayas, India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86 (7): 844-48.
Das A, Babu S, Yadav GS, Ansari MA, Singh R, Baishya LK, Rajkhowa DJ and Ngachan SV. 2016. Status and strategies for pulses production for food and nutritional security in north-eastern region of India. Indian Journal of Agronomy 61 (Spl issue): 43-57.
Das SK, Mukherjee I and Roy A. 2016. Alachlor and Metribuzin Herbicide on N2-fixing Bacteria in a Sandy Loam soil. International Journal of Bioresource and Stress Management 7 (2): 334-338.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Kalita H and Kapoor C. 2016. Management of rice blast caused by Pyricularia grisea using botanicals, biocontrol agents and organically permitted fungicides. Indian Phytopathology 69 (1): 10-15.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Kalita H, Kapoor C, Yadav A, Babu S and Das SK. 2016. Traditional pest and disease management practices in Sikkim Himalayan Region. International Journal of Bioresource Management 7(3):471-476.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Kalita H, Yadav A and Poudyal C. 2016. A new record of Fusarium oxysporum causing stem lodging, inflorescence and capsule rot in large cardamom, Indian Phytopathology 69 (3): 2-6.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Kapoor C and Kalita H. 2016. Organic management of White Rust of Mustard in Sikkim Himalaya. Indian Journal of Plant Protection 44 (1): 116-121.
Gopi R, Avasthe RK, Yadav A and Kalita H. 2016. Biological soil disinfestation and biofumigation: Alternatives for chemical fumigation in organic farming. Advances in Plants & Agricultural Research 4 (2): 00135
Gopi R, Kalita H and Avasthe RK. 2016. Organic management of soft rot of ginger (Zingiber officinale) in Sikkim Himalayan region. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 86 (12): 1586-1590.
Bhatt, M., Rajak, K. K., Chakravarti, S., Yadav, A. K., Kumar, A., Gupta, V., Chander, V., Karikalan, M., Chandermohan, S., Sharma, A. K., Mahendran, K., Sankar, M., Muthuchelvan, D., Ravi Kumar, G. V. P. P. S., Baig, M., Singh, R. P., and Singh, R. K. 2019. Phylogenetic analysis of haemagglutinin gene deciphering a new genetically distinct lineage of canine distemper virus circulating among domestic dogs in India. Transbound Emerg Dis. 66 (3): 1252-1267.
Bhatt, M., Mohapatra, J. K., Pandey, L. K., Mohanty, N. N., Das, B., Prusty, B. R., and Pattnaik, B. 2018. Mutational analysis of foot and mouth disease virus nonstructural polyprotein 3AB-coding region to design a negative marker virus. Virus Res. 243: 36–43.
Yadav, A. K., Rajak, K. K., Bhatt, M., Kumar, A., Chakravarti, S., Sankar, M., Muthuchelvan, D., Kumar, R., Khulape, S., Singh, R.P. & Singh, R. K. 2019. Comparative sequence analysis of morbillivirus receptors and its implication in host range expansion. Canadian journal of microbiology. Jun 25:1-12. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2019-0008.
Sharma, A. K., Bhatt, M., Sankar, M., Mohapatra, J. K., Dash, B. B., Gowane, G. R., Subramaniam, S., Ranjan, R., and Pattnaik, B. 2018. Kinetics of Interferon gamma and Interleukin-21 response following foot and mouth disease virus infection. Microb Pathog. 24;125: 20-25.
Behura, M., Mohapatra, J. K., Pandey, L. K., Das, B., Bhatt, M., Saravanan Subramaniam, S., and Pattnaik, B. 2016. The carboxy-terminal half of nonstructural protein 3A is not essential for foot-and-mouth disease virus replication in cultured cell lines. Arch Virol. 161(5): 1295-305.
Sankar, M., Bhatt, M., Gowane, G. R., Narayanan, K., Kumar, M., Zahid, A. K., Saravanan, B. C., Allie, I., Subramani, K. V., Sharma, A. K., and Prasad, A. 2016. Effect of non-genetic factors on the prevalence of Stilesia globipunctata in the goat. Helminthologia. 53(2): 186-190.
Kumar, R., Patel, S. K., Reddy, V. R., Bhatt, M., Karthik, K., Gandham, R. K., Malik, Y. S., and Dhama, K. 2015. Apoptosis and other alternate mechanisms of cell death. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 646-668.
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