Name: Dr. Sunil S. Mahajan, Senior Scientist
 eMail:
mahsunil@gmail.com
 Specialisation
Seed Production, Seed Research, Storage & Physiology
Qualification
M.Sc. & Ph.D. – Seed Science & Technology
 Years of experience
15 years
Address
Central Institute for Cotton Research
PB. No. 2, Shankarnagar PO, Nagpur-440010,
Maharashtra, India
Office Tel. No. : 07103-275549
Office Fax No.: 07103-275529
Mobile : 9828825203

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • B.Sc. (Agriculture), Dr. PDKV, Akola, Nagpur Campus
  • M.Sc. (Seed Science & Technology), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • Ph. D. (Seed Science & Technology), Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • ASRB NET (Seed Technology): 1997, 1998, 1999

EMPLOYMENT

  • Scientist: 08/05/2002 to 07/05/2006, CAZRI, RRS, Jaisalmer
  • Scientist, Senior Scale: 08/05/2006 to 11/08/2008 CAZRI, RRS, Jaisalmer
  • Senior Scientist: 12/08/2008 to 30/04/2015, CAZRI, Jodhpur
  • Senior Scientist: 1/05/2015 to till date, CICR, Nagpur

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS HANDLED

Institute Project:

    • National Network Research Project on Arid Legumes (ICAR):- Development of agro-techniques for sustainable production of arid legumes in extreme Thar Desert (CAZRI/T-03/45) - Co-PI.  (06/2003 - 08/2008).
    • Improvement of pasture grasses and legumes of arid zone (CAZRI /T-02 /12) - Co-PI.  (04/2003 - 08/2008).
    • Screening of Lasiurus sindicus Henr. germplasm and development of agro-techniques for higher seed and fodder production (CAZRI /T-02/ 25)-PI. (06/20004 - 09/2007).
    • Investigation of agro-techniques on germination, productivity and quality of wild melon (Citrullus colocynthis L.) (CAZRI / T-02 / 26) -Co-PI. (07/2004 - 06/2008).
    • Screening and evaluation of Date Palm cultivars for commercial cultivation in Thar Desert (CAZRI / T-02 / 29) - Co-PI. (07/2006 - 08/2008).
    • Development of techniques for quality seed production and post-harvest handling in cumin (Cuminum cyminum) (CAZRI/T-02/33) - PI.  (7/2009 - 09/2012).
    • Evaluation of exogenous application of plant growth hormones and other chemicals on seed yield and quality of cotton (CICR/ IXX12090) - PI. (03/2015 - 03/2017).

Ongoing Research Project:

    • Strategies to augment quality and storability of cotton seed under different environmental conditions.  (CICR/IXX13247) - PI. (04/2017- 03/2020).
    • Collection, conservation, evaluation, documentation and maintenance of germplasm of cultivated species of Gossypium. (CICR/IXX04976) - Co-PI. (04/2006-03/2018).
    • Exploring the productivity potential of long-linted G. arboreum cotton. (CICR/IXX13254) - Co-PI. (04/2017- 03/2020).
    • Phenotyping of root system architecture in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) for adaption to Drought tolerance. (CICR/IXX13257) - Co-PI. (04/2017- 03/2019).

Externally Funded Projects:

    • All India Coordinated Research Project on Forage Grasses (Cenchrus ciliaris) – PI (2003-2005).
    • Revolving Fund Scheme (NSP): Seed production of pasture grasses (Lasiurus sindicus) – Co-PI   (2003-2006).
    • All India Coordinated Research Project- National Seed Project (STR) (28.90 Lakh) - Co-PI (2012-2015).
    • Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries (ICAR Mega Seed Project) CAZRI / T-04 / EF-61. (XIth Plan 70.19 Lakh and XIIth Plan 60.85 Lakh) (Co-Nodal Officer) (7/2005-4/2015).

Ongoing Research Project:

  • Evaluation of exogenous application of Plant Growth Hormones and other chemicals on seed yield and quality of Cotton. (06/2015 to 03/2017).

 

PUBLICATIONS

  Research Papers:

  • Mahajan, Sunil S.; Guar, Ashok; Sinha, S.N.; Gopal, Madhuban; Sinha, J.P. and Sharma O.K. (2004). Persistence and efficacy of seed protectants on maize seed stored under ambient and controlled conditions. Seed Research, 32(1): 76-83.
  • Kandpal, B.K., Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S. and Mertia, R.S. (2008). Moisture stress management behaviour of Moth bean (Vigna aconitifolia) as influenced by planting pattern and urea foliar application. Journal of Arid Legumes, 5 (1): 33-37.
  • Kumawat, Ram Narayan, Rathore, Praveen Singh and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2009). Dry matter partitioning and yield of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) with sulphur and iron nutrition. Journal of Arid Legumes, 6 (1): 52-56.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan S.S. & Mertia, R.S. (2009). Response of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) to 'panchgavya' and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crop, 18 (2): 92–99.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S. & Mertia, R.S. (2009). Dry matter partitioning, nutrient content and uptake by Colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis) in relation to spacing and nitrogen under rainfed conditions. Annals of Arid Zone, 48 (2): 119-123. (A 141:2.62)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S. and Mertia, R.S. (2009). Growth and development of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) under foliar application of panchgavya and leaf extracts of endemic plants. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 54 (3): 324-331. (I024: 5.0).
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S. and Mertia, R.S. (2009). Effect of intra row spacing and nitrogen on yield and yield attributes of colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis L) under rainfed conditions. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 79 (4): 298-301. (NAAS Rating 2015: I022: 6.00).
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mertia, R.S. & Mahajan, S.S. (2010). Comparative performance of groundnut-cumin and cluster bean-cumin cropping systems under foliar application of panchgavya in western Rajasthan. Annals of Arid Zone, 49 (1): 31-38. (A 141:2.62)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S. & Mertia, R.S. (2010). Growth and yield of groundnut in relation to soil application of ‘panchgavya’ and foliar spray of endogenous plant leaf extracts. Journal of Food Legumes, 32 (2):124-127. (J191: 3.19)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan S.S., Mertia R.S. (2010). Effect of spacing and nitrogen on productivity and nitrogen use indices of colocynth under rainfed condition. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 67 (4): 317-322. (I056: 6.11)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan S.S., B.K. Kandpal and Mertia R.S. (2010). Effect of intra row spacing and nitrogen on growth and physiology of colocynth grown on desert soils. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 67 (4): 470-473. (I056: 6.11)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S., Mertia, R.S. (2010). Response of cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L.) to foliar application of panchgavya grown on light textured soils of Indian Thar Desert. Environment and Ecology, 28(4): 2404-2409. (E054: 4.09)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S., Mertia, R.S., Sinha, N.K. (2010). Response of colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis L.) to different level of nitrogen and spacing grown on desert soils of Jaisalmer. Environment and Ecology, 28(4): 2381-2385. (E054: 4.09)
  • Mahajan, S. S., Kumawat, R.N. & Mertia, R.S. (2011). Organic seed production of Clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) with foliar application of panchgavya and plant leaf extracts.  Seed Research, 39 (1): 28-33.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S. & Mertia, R.S. (2011). Growth and yield of Clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) grown on light-textured soils with foliar application of fermented panchgavya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 81 (3): 230-235. (NAAS Rating 2015: I022: 6.00)
  • Mahajan, Sunil S. Kumawat, R.N. and Mertia, R.S. (2012). Organic seed production of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) with foliar application of Panchgavya and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. International J. Seed Spices, 2 (2): 19-26. (I214: 3.6)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S., Mertia, R.S. And Meena, O.P. (2012). Green agriculture cultivation of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) with foliar applied plant leaf extract and soil applied panchgavya. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 82 (4): 376–380, April 2012. (NAAS Rating 2015: I022: 6.0)
  • Mahajan, S.S. and Kumawat, R.N. (2013). Study of Seed Dormancy in Colocynth (Citrullus colocynthis L.) with After-Ripening of Fruits, Seed Extraction Procedures and Period of Seed Storage. National Academy Science Letters, 36 (4): 373-378. (N009: 6.24)
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Henry, A. and Bhatt, R.K. (2013). Effect of pre-sowing seed treatments on seedling emergence, seed yield and yield attributes of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L). International J. Seed Spices, 3 (1): 36-40. (I214: 3.6)
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S. and Santra, P. (2013). Effect of Panchgavya on soil chemical properties of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) rhizosphere and crop productivity in western Rajasthan. Journal of Food Legumes, 26 (1&2): 39-43. (J191: 3.19)
  • Rajora, M.P., Mahajan, S.S., Bhatt, R.K., Jindal S.K. & Roy, M.M. (2016).  Response of Genotypes to Cutting Management for Seed Yield in Cenchrus ciliaris Under Hot Arid Conditions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., India, Sect. B Biol. Sci., 86 (2): 455-462. (P128: 6.40)
  • Shantharaja, C.S., Mahajan, S.S., Rajora, M.P. and Bhatt, R.K. (2016).Effect of Sowing Dates, Plant Density, Seed Treatment and Fertilizers on Performance and Quality Seed Production in Mungbean [Vigna Radiata (L.) Wilczek]. VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant Research, 29 (2):10-12. (NAAS Rating: 6.0).
  • Kumawat, R.N., Misra, A.K., Mounir, L., Mahajan, S.S. and Venkatesan, K. (2017). Seed germination behaviour as influenced by physical and chemical treatments in Grewia tenax (Forssk.). Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 38 (1): 134-138. (NAAS Rating: 6.39).

Book Chapters:

  • Varshney, J.L.; Mahajan, Sunil, S.; Sharma, S.P. and Gaur, Ashok (2001). Effect of fungicidal treatments on seed quality of two maize hybrids and their parental lines during storage. In: Seed Technology and Seed Pathology (Eds. T. Singh and K. Agrawal). Pointer Publisher, Jaipur. Pp 182-199.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S., Santra, Priyabrata and Mertia, R.S. (2005). Standardization of Germination methods for cultivation of colocynth (Citrullus colocynth L.) A medicinal Herb of Desert. In: Proceedings of the National Seminar on “Botanical Products in New Millenium Development and Challenges”. Department of Chemistry, Rajasthan Univ., Jaipur. Pp 32-34.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Kumawat, R.N., Mertia, R.S. and Kandpal, B.K. (2006). Effect of Fruit Size and Stage of Harvest on Germination of Colocynthis (Citrullus colocynthis). In: Proceedings of the International Conference & Expo. On “Botanical Products, Innovation, Challenges, Problems, Solutions and Trans-national Marketing”. Department of Chemistry, Rajasthan Univ., Jaipur. Pp 82-84.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S., Mertia, R.S. and Prajapati, C.P. (2006). Citrullus colocynthis: A Marvel Herb for Botanicals and Food Products from Desertic Flora. In: Proceedings of the International Conference & Expo. On “Botanical Products, Innovation, Challenges, Problems, Solutions and Trans-national Marketing”. Department of Chemistry, Rajasthan Univ., Jaipur. Pp 60-62.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Kumawat, R.N., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2008). Response of Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L) to Panchgavya & plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. In: Proceedings of National Workshop on Spices and Aromatic Plants (Eds. Z. S. Solanki, G. N. Parihar, B. S. Rathore and S. R. Kumhar) published by ARS, RAU, Mandore, Rajasthan- 342004. Pp. 308-311.
  • Kumawat, R.N. Mahajan, Sunil S. Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2009). Response of clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) to panchgavya and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. In: “Legumes in Dry Areas” (Eds. D. Kumar, A. Henry & K. P. R. Vittal), Scientific Publisher (India), Jodhpur-342001. Pp. 294-299.
  • Rajora, M.P., Patidar, M., & Mahajan, Sunil S. (2009). Effect of pre-sowing seed treatments on seed germination, plant establishment and yield of moth bean (Vigna aconitifolia). In: “Legumes in Dry Areas” (Eds. D. Kumar, A. Henry & K. P. R. Vittal), Scientific Publisher (India), Jodhpur-342001. Pp. 219-224.
  • Mertia, R.S., Kandpal, B.K., Kumawat, R.N. and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2009). Performance of promising mothbean genotypes in extreme arid environment. In: “Legumes in Dry Areas” (Eds. D. Kumar, A. Henry & K. P. R. Vittal), Scientific Publisher (India), Jodhpur-342001. Pp 111-116.
  • Kandpal, B.K., Mertia, R.S., Kumawat, R.N. and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2009). Performance of mothbean + pearl millet intercropping system as influenced by delayed sowing in extreme arid environment. In: “Legumes in Dry Areas” (Eds. D. Kumar, A. Henry & K. P. R. Vittal), Scientific Publisher (India), Jodhpur-342001. Pp. 240-247.
  • Khan, M.S., Patil, N.V., Patel, A.K., Harsh, L.N. Khan, H.A., Tewari, J.C., Meghwal, P.R., Kondiah, N., Azam, M.M., Raghvender, S., Shakyawar, D.B., Gupta, N.P., Karim, S.A., Mertia, R.S., Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, S.S., Singh, S.K., Pathak, R., Bhansali, R.R., Vir, S., Singh, J.P., Rathore, V.S., Soni, M.L., Tewari, P. and Malviya, P.K. (2009). Value addition in farm produce. In: Trends in Arid Zone Research in India (eds. Amal kar, B.K. Garg, M.P. Singh and S. Kathju). Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. Pp. 383-410.
  • Bhatt, R. K., Mahajan, Sunil S. and Rajora, M. P. (2012). Production of quality seeds in cultivated crops and grasses of arid region. In: Compendium on achievements of ICAR Seed Project, “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries”. Published by DSR, Mau. Pp 48-53.
  • Bhatt, R.K. and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2013).Collection, extraction, processing and storage of tree seeds to produce quality planting materials. In: Training Manual on “Nursery Management” Compiled and Edited by P. Ratha Krishnan, Rajwant K. Kalia and Akath Singh. Organized by Division of Integrated Land Use Management and Farming Systems, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur – 342003, Rajasthan during 20th - 22nd February, 2013. Pp 19-28.

Abstract:

  • Mahajan, Sunil S. Mertia, R.S.; Kandpal, B.K. and Kumawat, R.N. (2005).  Screening of Lasiurus sindicus Henr. Germplasm for higher seed and fodder production in desert soils of western Rajasthan (Abstract). In: National Symposium on “Advances in Forage Research and Sustainable Animal Production”. Extended Summaries. Department of Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar – 125004. Pp 16-17.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S.; Mertia, R.S.; Kandpal, B.K. and Pradhana Ram (2006). Evaluation of yield potential of Cenchrus ciliaris in arid region of western Rajasthan (Abstract). In: National Symposium on “Livelihood Security and Diversified Farming Systems in Arid Region”. Extended Summaries. Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. Pp 37-38.
  • Kumawat, R.N.; Mahajan, Sunil S.; Santra, P.; Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2006). Dry matter accumulation pattern and root: shoot ratio in different accessions of colocynth (Citrullus colocynth L.) (Abstract). In: National Symposium on “Livelihood Security and Diversified Farming Systems in Arid Region” Extended Summaries. Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur. Pp 37-38.
  • Kandpal, B.K.; Kumawat, R.N.; Mertia, R.S. and Mahajan, S.S. (2006). Planting pattern and urea spray in relation to intermittent moisture stress management behaviour of moth bean in hyper arid environment. In: “Golden Jubilee National Symposium on Conservation Agriculture and Environment”. Extended Summaries. Indian Society of Agronomy, New Delhi. Pp 41.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Kumawat, R.N., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2008). Response of panchgavya and plant leaf extracts to cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) in arid western Rajasthan.  National workshop on spices and aromatic plants.  Held at Agricultural Research Station, Rajasthan Agricultural University. Mandore, Jodhpur during 6-7, February 2008. Pp. 82.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Kumawat, R.N., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2008). Biochemical and physiological attributes of clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) in relation to panchgavya and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. In: “3rd National Symposium on Enhancing Productivity, Nutritional Security and Export Potential through Arid Legumes” held CAZRI, Jodhpur during 28-30 June, 2008. Pp. 64-65.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2008). Response of clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Taub) to panchgavya and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan. In: “3rd National Symposium on Enhancing Productivity, Nutritional Security and Export Potential through Arid Legumes” held CAZRI, Jodhpur during 28-30 June, 2008. Pp. 54-55.
  • Kandpal, B.K., Mertia, R.S., Kumawat, R.N. and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2008). Performance of mothbean + pearl millet intercropping system as influenced by delayed sowing in extreme arid environment. In: “3rd National Symposium on Enhancing Productivity, Nutritional Security and Export Potential through Arid Legumes” held CAZRI, Jodhpur during 28-30 June, 2008. Pp. 72.
  • Mertia, R.S., Kandpal, B.K., Kumawat, R.N. and Mahajan, Sunil S. (2008). Performance of promising mothbean genotypes in extreme arid environment. In: “3rd National Symposium on Enhancing Productivity, Nutritional Security and Export Potential through Arid Legumes” held CAZRI, Jodhpur during 28-30 June, 2008. Pp. 91-92.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S., Mertia, R.S. and Santra, Priyabrata (2009). Reclamation of sodic soils vis-à-vis change in root rhizosphere pH with application of panchgavya for green agriculture in arid regions. In: “4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture: Innovations for Improving Efficiency, Equity and Environment” held at IARI, New Delhi during 4-7, February 2009. Pp. 49.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R.S. (2009). Selection of Lasiurus sindicus (Sewan) grass genotypes for fodder production in arid zone of western Rajasthan. In: “Forage sumposium-2009: Emerging trends in forage research and livestock production” held at CAZRI, RRS, Jaisalmer during 16-17, February 2009. pp. 49.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S., Henry, A., Rohilla, P.P., Mertia, R.S. Beniwal, R.K. Dayal, Devi, Harsh, L.N., Jindal, S.K. Yadav,  O.P. Singh, Raj, Meghwal, P.R., Rajora, M.P., Singh, D.V., Rao, S.S., Yadav, N.D. and Ram, Bhagirath (2009). Production of Quality Seeds and Planting Materials of Crops, Horticulture, Forestry and Grasses under Rainfed Situation in Arid Region. Presented in “International Conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environments: Issues and Agenda for the 21st Century”, organized by CAZRI, Jodhpur and ICAR, New Delhi during November, 24-25, 2009. Pp 69.
  • Kumawat, R.N., Mahajan, Sunil S. and Mertia, R.S. (2009). Yield economics of Cluster bean under foliar application of Panchgavya and Leaf extracts of endemic plants. Presented in “International Conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environments: Issues and Agenda for the 21st Century”, organized by CAZRI, Jodhpur and ICAR, New Delhi during November, 24-25, 2009. Pp 69-70.
  • Mahajan, Sunil S. and Bhatt, R.K. (2012). Effect of Pre-sowing Seed Treatments on Seedling Emergence, Yield Attributes and Seed Yield of Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L). Abstract in: Symposium on “Managing stress in dry lands under climate change scenarios” held at CAZRI, Jodhpur during December, 1-2, 2012. Pp 281-282.
  • Santhy, V., Meshram, Mithila and Mahajan, Sunil. S. (2017). “Trait repository to strengthen DUS test in Cotton” an abstract published in: Souvenir and Abstract -XIV National Seed Seminar held at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi from January, 28-30. Pp. 335.

Bulletin:

  • A Hindi bulletin entitled, Sewan Ghas: Utpadan avam Prabandhan published by Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur in 2012 and authored by Rajora, M. P., Bhatt, R. K., Mahajan, Sunil S. and Roy, M. M. (Total pages 1-28).

Popular Articles:

  • Kumawat, R. N.; Mahajan, Sunil S.; Mertia, R. S.; Mertia, Dalip Singh; Meena, Mangi Lal and Prajapati, C. P. 2005. Bijopchar dwara fasalon ka visham paristhitiyon se bachao. Rajasthan Kheti-Pratap, Vol. (4): 14-16.
  • Mahajan, S. S.; Mertia, R. S.; Santra Priyabrata, Kandpal, B.K. and Prajapati, C.P. 2005. Rajasthan main Sonamukhi ki unnat kheti. Rajasthan Kheti-Pratap, Vol. 1(12):1-3.
  • Mahajan,  Sunil S. (2016). Raising cotton seedlings in the nursery for transplantation in the field - an innovative technique. Cotton Innovate: Issue: 3, Vol. 3: 1-2.

 

PATENTS / AWARDS / SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Patents/Special Achievements:

    • Patent has been granted for the invention “Jaisalmeri preserve and candy from fruit of Toosh (Citrullus colocynthis)” on 25.04.2017 vide Patent No. 282751 & Appl. No.  1381/DEL/2008.

    Awards

  • Dr. J. S. Pruthi Award 2009” was conferred on 08th December 2011 for the best research paper entitled, “Response of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) to 'panchgavya' and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan” published in the Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops,  Vol. 18 (2): 92–99, authored by Dr. R N Kumawat, Dr. S S Mahajan & Dr. R S Mertia.
  • Best Paper Research Paper Award-2017” for “Trait repository to strengthen DUS test in Cotton” authored by Santhy, V., Meshram, Mithila and Mahajan, Sunil Presented in the XIV National Seed Seminar held at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi from January, 28-30.

 

Meetings Attended:

  • Attended the meeting of Scientific Advisory Committee at KVK, Pali on 30th June 2009 to discuss the Annual Progress Report; recommendations and finalization of Technical Program for the year 2009-10. 
  • Progress report presented at Review meeting of ICAR Seed Project “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops” held at NASC, New Delhi August 25-26, 2009.
  • Attended a of State Level Committee on project “Seed Production of Agricultural Crops for CAZRI, Jodhpur and its Regional Research Station” on 22nd January 2010 for planning, execution and quality control for summer and kharif season of 2010-11 under the chairmanship of Director, CAZRI, Jodhpur.
  • Progress report presented at Review meeting of ICAR Seed Project “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops” held at NAAS Complex, New Delhi on 19-20 July, 2010 and presented the progress report of the institute.
  • Progress report presented at Review meeting of ICAR Seed Project “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops” held on 19th & 20th Sept., 2011 at B. P. Pal Auditorium, IARI, New Delhi and presented the annual progress report for the year 2010-11.
  • Progress report presented at XXVI Annual Group Meeting of AICRP, NSP (Crops) organized by DSR, Mau at HPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh on May 2-4, 2011.
  • Annual progress report for the year 2011-12 and future plan was presented at Review meeting of ICAR Seed Project “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops” held on 25th and 26th July, 2012 at NASC, Complex, New Delhi.
  • Progress report of the experiment conducted at the centre was presented at XXVII Annual Group Meeting of AICRP, NSP (Crops) held at Univ. Auditorium, B.A. College of Agri., AAU, Anand from 12-17 April, 2012.
  • Annual progress report for the year 2012-13 was presented at Review meeting of ICAR Seed Project “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops” held on 26th and 27th August, 2013 at B. P. Pal Auditorium, NBPGR, New Delhi.
  • Progress report presented at XXVIII Annual Group Meeting of AICRP, NSP (Crops) held at PAU, Ludhiana from 27-29 April, 2013.
  • Progress report presented at XXIX Annual Group Meeting of AICRP, NSP (Crops) held at SKUAST, Srinagar from 24-27th April, 2014.
  • Progress report presented at “XXX Annual Group Meeting of NSP (Crops)” held at ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau from 3rd to 5th April 2015.

 

Lectures Delivered

  • Imparted knowledge to farmers on various issues such as cultivation practices of important kharif crops, plant protection measures, seed production, storage and maintenance of seed at Devicot (04.07.2004), Thaiyat (05.07.2004), Hatton Ki Dhani & Hattar (07.07.2004), Khuiyala (13.07.2004), Sankra (17.07.2004) and Sri Ram Nagar villages (23.07.2004) of Jaisalmer district in six training programs organized by District Rural Development Agency, Jaisalmer (DRDA).
  • Participated in “Kisan Vichar Ghosti” organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer and provided information on “Seed production techniques in Rabi season crops” 28.10.2004.
  • Delivered lecture on “Harvesting, threshing, cleaning, grading and packaging of spice crops in the regime of WTO and international standards” at KVK Jaisalmer sponsored by Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board. 24.03.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection of cucurbitaceous crops and maintenance of pesticides” in two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 28.04.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Agricultural practices in Rabi field crops” in two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 12.10.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection measures in wheat crop” two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 31.10.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed production of major rabi field crops” in a training program organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer for SAO’s 04.12.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Preparation of Aloe vera juice and its costing” training organized for women by KVK, Jaisalmer and sponsored by Government of Rajasthan 17.01.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Improved agricultural production in Rabi crops” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 30.01.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Nutritional and composition of forages” on two days on campus training on Improved technologies for forages and zaid crops at KVK, Jaisalmer on 16.03.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “House held pests (rats and ants) and their control” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 17.03.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Production & Certification of Field Crops” at Chandan, Jaisalmer organized by State Seed Certification Agency, Jaipur on 26.07.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection in kharif crops” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 21.09.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Health” on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 24.10.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed production of Crops” in a program on “Inter divisional farmers visit” conducted by the Assistant Director, Zila Parishad, Barmer (Rajasthan) on 29.01.2008.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Storage and seed health” in a program on “Inter divisional farmers visit” conducted by the Extension Officer (Agri.), Patan, (N.G.) Gujrat on 04.03.2008.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed and food grain storage” in a program on “Farmers awareness program on Rural Godown” sponsored by DMI, Jaipur and organized by KVK, Jaisalmer under on campus training program on “Staking of goods and documentation for storage” on 12.03.2008.
  • Two lectures were given to the farmers on (1) Names and addresses of seed suppliers (02.04.2008)  and (2) Information on seed production, testing and processing” on 19.04.2008 at KVK, Jaisalmer at on-campus training on “Krishi Jankar” program.
  • A lecture was delivered on “Seed production technologies of Kharif crops” on 26.06.2008 in Two days on-campus training on “Kharif season crops” from 25-26, June 2008 organised by KVK, Jaisalmer.
  • Participated as resource person at farmers training programme on “Organic Farming & Certification” organised by State Seed Certification, Jaisalmer on 23.05.2008.
  • Participated as resource person in one day field activity as “Moth Diwas” on 8th Sept., 2009, in Newra (Osian) village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan to demonstrate worthwhile technology during the existing drought situation and to fulfill the queries of group of farmers organized by Dr. D. Kumar, P. C. Arid Legume.
  • Appraisal of technologies of grass seed production, varietal improvement, maintenance of different fodder strains and research activities to a group of District Development Managers of NABARD, Rajasthan on 10th Feb. 2010.
  • Training lecture on “Management of crop after harvest” was delivered at farmers training program “Seed Production of Field Crops and Marketing” (Fasalon ke Beej Utpadan Avam Vipanan) sponsored by Project Director, ATMA, Jodhpur and organized by KVK, Jodhpur on 12. 01.2012.
  • Delivered lecture on “Unnat Kismon Ke Beej Utpadan Taknikon par Prashikshan Avam Beej Vitaran Karyakram” in Farmers Training Program conducted at KVK, Baswara and KVK, Dungarpur on 23 and 24th February, 2012, respectively.
  • A Training lecture on “Post-Harvest Management of Crops” was delivered to the farmers group at KVK, Jodhpur on 9th November, 2012, organized by KVK and ATMA, Jodhpur during 5-9, November. 2012. 
  • A Training lecture on “Storage Systems” was delivered in a training program organized for non-matric, literate, illiterate supporting staff in the institute organized by Division of Extension Education, CAZRI, Jodhpur on 14th June 2012 and 5th October, 2012.
  • A training lecture on “Seed Production of Rabi crops” was given to the project workers and officers of MPOWER project at CAZRI, Jodhpur organized by Division of Transfer of Technology, Training & Production Economics during December, 5-7, 2012. 
  • A Training lecture on “Collection, extraction, processing and storage of tree seeds to produce quality planting materials” was delivered to technical staff on 20th February 2013 in a training program “Nursery Management” organized by Division of Integrated Land Use Management and Farming Systems at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur.
  • A Training lecture on “Post-Harvest Processing and Management of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds” was delivered to the newly recruited Agricultural Supervisor on 3rd March, 2013 organized by KVK, Jodhpur during 25th February to 10th March, 2013.
  • A Training lecture on “Seed Production Technologies in Arid Field Crops” was given at “Seed Day” organized at CAZRI, Jodhpur under ICAR Mega Seed Project on 4th March 2014.
  • A Training lecture on “Seed Production Technologies in Arid Rabi Field Crops” was given at “Seed Day” organized under ICAR Mega Seed Project at CAZRI, RRS, Pali Marwar on 10th March 2015.
  • Delivered a scientific talk on “Raising cotton seedlings in the nursery for transplantation in the field - an innovative technique” on 5th March 2016 through a documentary film to the farmers at ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur. In: Cotton Innovate (March 2016), Issue: 3, Volume: 3, Page No. 1.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Desi kapas chi lagwad paddhat-Phule Dhanwantari” under a farmers training program on “Desi Kapus Lagwad Prashikshan Shibir” at ICAR-CICR, Nagpur on 28.04.2016 and distributed ‘Package of Cultivation Practices’ in the form of ‘Printed Cards’.

 

TRAININGS UNDERTAKEN

  • Four months training on “75th Foundation Course for Agricultural Research Service” from 1st August to 28th November, 2002 at NAARM, Hyderabad.
  • Twenty One Days Summer School on “Recent Advances in Agricultural Research Project Management” from 5th May to 25th May, 2005 at NAARM, Hyderabad.
  • Ten Days training on “Excellence in Research Personality Development” at National Research Centre on Seed Spices, Tabiji, Ajmer from 17-27, September, 2008.
  • Twenty One Days Refresher Course on “Dynamic of Seed Quality Management for Better Productivity” conducted by the Academy of Agricultural Research and Education Management, Directorate of Human Resource Management, in Collaboration with the Department of Seed Science & Technology, CCSHAU, Hisar from January, 2 to 22, 2009.
  • Two days Training cum Seminar program from 31st July 2009 to 1st August 2009 on “Patenting Systems in India” organized by Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Pharmacy Wing, Jodhpur Sponsored by AICTE.
  • Six days training on “Data Analysis Using SAS” of NAIP on “Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS” at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur from 10th to 15th January, 2011.
  • Four days PVP&FR sponsored training Course on “Conservation of Plant Germplasm including Registered Varieties in Genebank” was attended in the Division of Germplasm Conservation, NBPGR, New Delhi, from 18 to 21 March, 2013.
  • Two Days training program on Maintenance Breeding: Training -cum- Exposure Visitarranged for officials of BSP Centres in the country under NSP which was Jointly organized by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Regional Station, Karnal  & ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau at IARI Regional Station, Karnal from 26-27 September, 2014.
  • Participation in 4 months Hindi training program-Parangat at ICAR-CICR, Nagpur from 1st January 2016 to 30th April, 2016.

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

Kisan Mela and Farmers Fair:

  • Field Day: Participated in “field day” for popularization of Mustard variety through Field demonstration in association with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaislamer on 16-02-2006.
  • Kisan Mela:Deputed as committee member to prepare banner, posters, display of improved technologies of the division and seed materials at the stall at ‘Kisan Mela/Farmers Fair 2011’ held on 29th August 2011 at CAZRI, Jodhpur.
  • Kisan Mela: Participated in“Farmers fair cum farm Innovation Day 2012” organized on 12th Sept., 2012 at CAZRI, Jodhpur and displayed seed materials and improved seed production technologies for the farmers in the Kisan Mela.
  • Kisan Mela: Participated in“Farmers fair cum farm Innovation Day 2013” organized on 19th Sept., 2013 at CAZRI, Jodhpur and displayed seed materials and improved seed production technologies for the farmers in the Kisan Mela.
  • Kisan Mela: Participated as resource person in the panel of “Kisan Gosthi” in“Farmers fair cum farm Innovation Day 2014” organized on 24th Sept., 2014 at CAZRI, Jodhpur.

 

Radio Talks / TV shows (Title and date)

  • “Bhumi Urvarta Avam Mitti Parikshan” aired on All India Radio (AIR) on 18.10.2003
  • “Masala: Jeera Avam Isabgole Mein Jal Prabandhan” aired on AIR on 06.03.2004.
  • “Fasal Beej Sarakshan Avam Upchar Ki Adhunik Paddhatiya” aired on AIR on 19.03.2004
  • “Beej Bhandaran Avam Sarakshan Vidhiya” aired on AIR on 16.10.2004.
  • “Moth Fasal Ki Unnat Kismain Avam Visheshtaye” aired on AIR on 27.11.2004
  • “Kruishi Utpadan Mein Beejopchar Ka Mahatwa” aired on AIR on 09.07.2004
  • “Santulit Urvarak Avam Jaivik Udpadan Prabandhan” aired on  AIR on 05.07.2005
  • “Rabi Ki Fasalon Mein Sinchai Avam Paudh Saraukshan” aired on AIR on 03.01.2006
  • “Zaid Ki Fasalon Mein Paudh Saraukshan Karya” aired on AIR on 26.04.2006
  • “Udyano Mein Labh Ke Liye Kya Lagaye” aired on AIR on 15.07.2006.
  • “Methi Ki Unnat Kheti” aired on AIR on 12.11.2006.
  • “Beejopchar Dwara Unnat Kheti Karne Ki Sambhavnaye” aired on AIR on 20.06.2007
  • “Kakdi Wargiya Fasalon Mein Dhyan Dene Yogya Batein” aired on AIR on 11.04.2007.
  • “Varsha Ke Viprit Buwai Se Labh Kaise Uthaye” aired on AIR on 26.07.2007
  • “Pattagobhi Avam Fulgobhi Unnat Kheti” aired on AIR on 11.10.2007
  • “Is Mah Ke Krishi Karya” aired on AIR on 01.03.2008
  • “Niryat Ki Jane Wali Nagadi Fasalon Ki Kheti” aired on AIR, on 06.06.2008
  •  “Importance of seed Treatments” (Beejopchar Kitna Aawasshak?) aired on 11.10. 2011
  • “Kapashichya utkrushta biyananchi utpadanasathi ghyavayachi kalagi a Doordarshan program shoot on 09.05.2017 by Prasar Bharati Doordarshan Kendra, Nagpur.

Lectures Delivered

  • Imparted knowledge to farmers on various issues such as cultivation practices of important kharif crops, plant protection measures, seed production, storage and maintenance of seed at Devicot (04.07.2004), Thaiyat (05.07.2004), Hatton Ki Dhani & Hattar (07.07.2004), Khuiyala (13.07.2004), Sankra (17.07.2004) and Sri Ram Nagar villages (23.07.2004) of Jaisalmer district in six training programs organized by District Rural Development Agency, Jaisalmer (DRDA).
  • Participated in “Kisan Vichar Ghosti” organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer and provided information on “Seed production techniques in Rabi season crops” 28.10.2004.
  • Delivered lecture on “Harvesting, threshing, cleaning, grading and packaging of spice crops in the regime of WTO and international standards” at KVK Jaisalmer sponsored by Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board. 24.03.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection of cucurbitaceous crops and maintenance of pesticides” in two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 28.04.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Agricultural practices in Rabi field crops” in two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 12.10.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection measures in wheat crop” two days on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 31.10.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed production of major rabi field crops” in a training program organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jaisalmer for SAO’s 04.12.2006.
  • Delivered lecture on “Preparation of Aloe vera juice and its costing” training organized for women by KVK, Jaisalmer and sponsored by Government of Rajasthan 17.01.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Improved agricultural production in Rabi crops” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer. 30.01.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Nutritional and composition of forages” on two days on campus training on Improved technologies for forages and zaid crops at KVK, Jaisalmer on 16.03.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “House held pests (rats and ants) and their control” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 17.03.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Production & Certification of Field Crops” at Chandan, Jaisalmer organized by State Seed Certification Agency, Jaipur on 26.07.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Plant protection in kharif crops” on campus training organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 21.09.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Health” on campus training program organized by KVK, Jaisalmer on 24.10.2007.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed production of Crops” in a program on “Inter divisional farmers visit” conducted by the Assistant Director, Zila Parishad, Barmer (Rajasthan) on 29.01.2008.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed Storage and seed health” in a program on “Inter divisional farmers visit” conducted by the Extension Officer (Agri.), Patan, (N.G.) Gujrat on 04.03.2008.
  • Delivered lecture on “Seed and food grain storage” in a program on “Farmers awareness program on Rural Godown” sponsored by DMI, Jaipur and organized by KVK, Jaisalmer under on campus training program on “Staking of goods and documentation for storage” on 12.03.2008.
  • Two lectures were given to the farmers on (1) Names and addresses of seed suppliers (02.04.2008)  and (2) Information on seed production, testing and processing” on 19.04.2008 at KVK, Jaisalmer at on-campus training on “Krishi Jankar” program.
  • A lecture was delivered on “Seed production technologies of Kharif crops” on 26.06.2008 in Two days on-campus training on “Kharif season crops” from 25-26, June 2008 organised by KVK, Jaisalmer.
  • Participated as resource person at farmers training programme on “Organic Farming & Certification” organised by State Seed Certification, Jaisalmer on 23.05.2008.
  • Participated as resource person in one day field activity as “Moth Diwas” on 8th Sept., 2009, in Newra (Osian) village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan to demonstrate worthwhile technology during the existing drought situation and to fulfill the queries of group of farmers organized by Dr. D. Kumar, P. C. Arid Legume.
  • Appraisal of technologies of grass seed production, varietal improvement, maintenance of different fodder strains and research activities to a group of District Development Managers of NABARD, Rajasthan on 10th Feb. 2010.
  • Training lecture on “Management of crop after harvest” was delivered at farmers training program “Seed Production of Field Crops and Marketing” (Fasalon ke Beej Utpadan Avam Vipanan) sponsored by Project Director, ATMA, Jodhpur and organized by KVK, Jodhpur on 12. 01.2012.
  • Delivered lecture on “Unnat Kismon Ke Beej Utpadan Taknikon par Prashikshan Avam Beej Vitaran Karyakram” in Farmers Training Program conducted at KVK, Baswara and KVK, Dungarpur on 23 and 24th February, 2012, respectively.
  • A Training lecture on “Post-Harvest Management of Crops” was delivered to the farmers group at KVK, Jodhpur on 9th November, 2012, organized by KVK and ATMA, Jodhpur during 5-9, November. 2012. 
  • A Training lecture on “Storage Systems” was delivered in a training program organized for non-matric, literate, illiterate supporting staff in the institute organized by Division of Extension Education, CAZRI, Jodhpur on 14th June 2012 and 5th October, 2012.
  • A training lecture on “Seed Production of Rabi crops” was given to the project workers and officers of MPOWER project at CAZRI, Jodhpur organized by Division of Transfer of Technology, Training & Production Economics during December, 5-7, 2012. 
  • A Training lecture on “Collection, extraction, processing and storage of tree seeds to produce quality planting materials” was delivered to technical staff on 20th February 2013 in a training program “Nursery Management” organized by Division of Integrated Land Use Management and Farming Systems at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur.
  • A Training lecture on “Post-Harvest Processing and Management of Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds” was delivered to the newly recruited Agricultural Supervisor on 3rd March, 2013 organized by KVK, Jodhpur during 25th February to 10th March, 2013.
  • A Training lecture on “Seed Production Technologies in Arid Field Crops” was given at “Seed Day” organized at CAZRI, Jodhpur under ICAR Mega Seed Project on 4th March 2014.
  • A Training lecture on “Seed Production Technologies in Arid Rabi Field Crops” was given at “Seed Day” organized under ICAR Mega Seed Project at CAZRI, RRS, Pali Marwar on 10th March 2015.
  • Delivered a scientific talk on “Raising cotton seedlings in the nursery for transplantation in the field - an innovative technique” on 5th March 2016 through a documentary film to the farmers at ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur. In: Cotton Innovate (March 2016), Issue: 3, Volume: 3, Page No. 1.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Desi kapas chi lagwad paddhat-Phule Dhanwantari” under a farmers training program on “Desi Kapus Lagwad Prashikshan Shibir” at ICAR-CICR, Nagpur on 28.04.2016 and distributed ‘Package of Cultivation Practices’ in the form of ‘Printed Cards’.

Trainings cum Seed Day Organised

  • One Day training cum “Beej Diwas” program was organised at seed production field of CAZRI, Jodhpur on 12.01.2012 under ICAR Mega Seed Project to provide the information on Seed Production of Rabi crops to the farmers.
  • Farmers Training Program on “Unnat Kismon Ke Beej Utpadan Taknikon par Prashikshan Avam Beej Vitaran Karyakram” was conducted at KVK, Banswara and KVK, Dungarpur on 23rd and 24th February, 2012, respectively under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) Program.
  • One day training cum “Seed Day” program was organized under mega seed project wherein field visit was arranged to demonstrate the Rabi Seed crop production at CAZRI, Jodhpur 4th March 2014 under ICAR Mega Seed Project.
  • One day training cum “Seed Day” was organized under ICAR Mega Seed Project at CAZRI, RRS, Pali Marwar on 10th March 2015. “Seed Production Technologies in Arid Rabi Field Crops”.
  • Organized one day orientation training to farmers of adopted villages at Navegaon cluster area comprising Navegaon (Sadhu), Tirkhura,  Karhandla, Thana and  Sev villages of Umred tehsil under MGMG on 11.9.2015.
  • Organized one day orientation training for farmers of adopted villages at Navegaon cluster on 11.9.2015. In:Cotton Innovate (Sept., 21-27), Issue: 4, Volume: 9, 2015, page No. 2-3.
  • Organized “Soil Health Awareness Training” under ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav,’ programme on 11.01.2016 in collaborations with State Agriculture Department. Cotton Innovate (2016): Issue: 2 (1): 2.
  • Organized Soil Health Awareness Training program under “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav”. Cotton Innovate (2016): Issue: 2 (5): 1.
  • Organized training program cum tribal farmers meet under “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav”. Cotton Innovate (2017): 4 (1): 1.
  • Training on “Soil Health Awareness” program was organized at Navegaon cluster in collaboration with State Agriculture Department on 11.01.2016.
  • Training program cum tribal farmers meet organized under TSP of NSP at Nimboli, Lohgad and Budhla villages of Kalmeshwar cluster on 17 and 21 December 2016 to address farmers on seed production and its management.
  • Organized two “Germplasm Field Day” at CICR Farm, Nagpur participating cotton breeders of all the three zones on 6th and 27th December, 2016.

Symposium/ Conference/ Workshop Attended

  • Attended “3rd National Symposium on Enhancing Productivity, Nutritional Security and Export Potential through Arid Legumes” held CAZRI, Jodhpur during June, 28-30, 2008. Presented paper on “Biochemical and physiological attributes of clusterbean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) in relation to panchgavya and plant leaf extracts in arid western Rajasthan”. Authored by Mahajan, Sunil S., Kumawat, R. N., Kandpal, B.K. and Mertia, R. S. (2008).
  • Attended Conference on “International Conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environments: Issues and Agenda for the 21st Century”, organized by AZRAI, Jodhpur, ICAR, New Delhi held at CAZRI, Jodhpur from Nov., 24-25, 2009. Presented poster on “Production of Quality Seeds and Planting Materials of Crops, Horticulture, Forestry and Grasses under Rainfed Situation in Arid Region” authored by Sunil S. Mahajan, A. Henry, P. P. Rohilla, R. S. Mertia, R. K. Beniwal, Devi Dayal, L. N. Harsh, S. K. Jindal, O. P. Yadav, Raj Singh, P. R. Meghwal, M. P. Rajora, D. V. Singh, S. S. Rao, N. D. Yadav and Bhagirath Ram (2009).
  • Presented paper on “Yield economics of Cluster bean under foliar application of Panchgavya and Leaf extracts of endemic plants” authored by Kumawat, R. N., Sunil S. Mahajan and Mertia, R.S. (2009) at “International Conference on Nurturing Arid Zones for People and the Environments: Issues and Agenda for the 21st Century”, organized by AZRAI, Jodhpur and ICAR, New Delhi during November, 24-25, 2009. At CAZRI, Jodhpur.
  • Attended a Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), organized by PIC, Jaipur and sponsored by DST, Jodhpur at AFRI, Jodhpur on 25th May, 2011.
  • Attended workshop on “Targeting Agri-based Technologies Interventions in Arid Western Rajasthan” held at CAZRI, Jodhpur on 29th February, 2012.
  • Attended symposium on “Managing stress in dry lands under climate change scenarios” organized by Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI) and CAZRI, Jodhpur at Jodhpur from December, 1-2, 2012.
  • Attended one day workshop on “e-GRANTH” project entitled, “Strengthening of digital Library & Information Management” under NAIP on 9th Dec., 2013.
  • Attended National workshop on “Science, Technology Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights: Envisaging the Interfaces” organized by PIC, Jaipur and sponsored by DST at CAZRI, Jodhpur on 10th January, 2014.
  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Symposium onInnovations in Agri-Biosciences (NCIABS-2016)” organised by Dept. Of Botany, Biochemistry & Biotechnology at Dr. Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur on 26th and 27th February 2016.  
  • Attended National symposium on “Agrarian Crisis in Vidarbha” organised by Dr. Ambedkar Agricos Association of India, Nagpur at Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Hall, Civil Lines, Nagpur on 18th September, 2016.
  • Attended Germplasm Field Day at NBPGR, Regional Station, Jodhpur on 12th October, 2011.
  • Attended “Germplasm Field Day” organized by NBPGR, Regional Station, Jodhpur on 15th October, 2012.
  • Attended “Germplasm Field Day” organized by NBPGR, Regional Station, Jodhpur on 28.09.2013.
  • Represented CAZRI, Jodhpur and displayed technologies in Krishi Vasant 2014 held at CICR, Nagpur during 9-13, February 2014.

OTHER ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Games & Sports:Acted as core committee member for conducting the Indoor Games of Inter Zonal Sports Tournament at CAZRI, Jodhpur during November, 9-13, 2010.
  • Games & Sports: Deputed as Chairman of the committee for conducting Indoor Games of ICAR Zonal Sport Tournament (Western Zone) at CAZRI, during February, 13-17, 2012.
  • Games & Sports:Acted as Chairman of the committee, booked indoor stadium (Gaushala Maidan) for three days from 21.11.2014 to 23.11.2014 during ICAR West Zone Tournament, conducted successfully.
  • Committee member: Assisted as member of Canteen committee for the year 2012 and 2014 at the institute, CAZRI, Jodhpur.
  • Selection Committee: Assisted as member of Selection Committee for the post of T-3 in the pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000 at CAZRI, Jaisalmer in 2006.
  • Screening of Applications for the post of T-4: Nominated as member of the committee for screening of applications for the post of T-4 (Programmed Assistant -Lab. Technician) (PB2 Rs. 9300-34800 & Grade Pay Rs. 4200), at KVK, Kukma, Bhuj vide F. No. 4A-97 / Rectt. /KVK / Bhuj /2010, dated 21.02.2012.
  • Screening of Applications for the post of T-3: Nominated as member of the committee for screening of applications for the post of T-3 (Lab. Technician) (Laboratory Group) of CAZRI’s Regional Station, Leh vide F. No. 4A-101/ Rectt./ RRS-Leh/ 2012-Admn.I, dated 31.07.2013.
  • Departmental Promotion Committee:Nominated for the Departmental Promotion Committee for the post of Jr. Clerk (Lower Divisional Clerk) to Sr. Clerk (Upper Divisional Clerk) and Upper Divisional Clerk to Assistant. vide F. No. 4A-112/Sr. Clerk (Prom.) Rectt.2013/ Adm.I, dated 23.10.2013.
  • Departmental Promotion Committee:Nominated for the Departmental Promotion Committee for the post of Assistant Administrative Officer vide F. No. 4-137/2012-13/Admn.I  (Viol.III), dated 22.01.2014.
  • Testing of samples of goods declared as “Guar Seed”: Two samples imported to Mundra port were sent by Office of the Additional Commissioner of Custom: Custom House, Mundra Port and SEZ, Mundra to CAZRI and the same were tested for its content and germination and the reported to the office on 02.07.2012. 
  • Deputation for election duties: Deputed as Returning Officer for the Technical Electoral Constituency at the institute 28.01.2013.
  • Deputation for election duties:Deputed for election duties as Flying Officer to conduct Assembly Elections as well as Parliamentary Elections during 09.11.2013 to 02.12.2013.
  • Invigilator for UPSC Exams:Deputed as an invigilator for conducting the UPSC Exam. on 26.05.2013.  
  • Revenue Generation: Total Revenue generated by selling of TFL seed of field crops, grasses and saplings to the tune of Rs. 6.79/- lakh in 2011-12; Rs. 5.92/- lakh in 2012-13 and Rs. 10.06/- lakh in 2013-14, respectively.
  • Deputation as Resource person: Deputed as resource person to impart technological information of grasses and research activities going on at the institute to a group drawn from different countries organized by British council in collaboration with Jalbhagarathi Foundation on 06.02.2012.
  • Deputation as Resource person: Valuable information shared and seed of Mung, Moth and Cenchrus grass was provided to the personnel deputed by Tractor and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), Chennai on 23.08.2013.
  • Guggal Day Celebration: Participate in plantation program of Guggal (commiphora wightii), an endangered species of the desert and popularize its importance to the people held at RRS, Jaisalmer on 18.01.2008.
  • Services: Associated with Scientist colleague for the assessment of consequential drought occurred in Jaisalmer during 2003.
  • Services: Associated with Scientist colleague for the assessment of Impact of shelterbelt plantations on arid ecosystems in 2004-05.
  • Services: Assisted as committee member in the “travel /reservation” committee for facilitating the organization of International Conference on “Nurturing Arid Zone for People and the Environment: Issues and Agenda for 21st Century” organized at CAZRI, Jodhpur during Nov., 24-28, 2009.

 

Scientific/ Teaching/ Reviews: -

  • Review of Manuscript: Manuscript entitled “Effect of pre-sowing seed treatment on germination behaviour of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv Bhagwa” reviewed, scrutinized and suitable comments were suggested for the publication in the “Journal of Indian Society for Agroforestry” on 23.12.2013.

 

 

 

I certify that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge - Dr. Sunil S Mahajan

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