The Regional Horticultural Research Station, Jachh was established in 1987
after transfer of 62 acres of land from the Department of Agriculture and
further strengthened with the inception of National Agricultural Research
Project (NARP) during 1988-92 to undertake need based location specific
research and extension programmes in sub-mountain low hill sub-tropical
areas (Zone-I) of Himachal Pradesh.
The sub-mountain and low hill sub-tropical agro-climatic zone (Zone-I) of
Himachal Pradesh though only has 16.40 per cent of the total geographical
area of the state but is inhabited by 36.68 per cent of the total
population and represent 49.78 per cent of the total cultivated areas and
71.75 per cent of total irrigated area of the state. Climatically, this
zone is highly suitable for growing of various tropical & sub-tropical
fruits like Mango, Litchi, Citrus, Aonla, low chilling Peaches, Pear, Ber,
Fig etc. Further, the climate in these hills being milder than the plains
offers comparative advantages of growing vegetables like Tomato,
Cucurbits, Radishes, Cole crops, Onion, Okra etc. more than once in a year
over plains. Agro-forestry is a way of life of its inhabitants.
The temperature goes as high as 43.50C in summer and as low as minus 0.10C
during winter months. However, the mean summer and winter temperatures
average at 29.30 C and 13.60 C, respectively. The mean annual rainfall
received by the area is 1500 mm.
To serve as research centre in low hills subtropical areas for
developing strategies for the improvement of fruits, vegetables, flowers,
forest species, medicinal plants etc.
To develop horticulture and forestry based farming systems to increase
and stabilize farm production through efficient use of natural and human
To identify socio-economic constraints for horticultural development
including farm forestry in sub-tropical low hill and valley areas of Himachal Pradesh.
To disseminate the latest production technologies of growing fruits,
vegetables, flowers, forest species, medicinal plants etc. to the
farmer/growers through trainings, demonstrations, farm visits, farmersí
fairs, field days etc.
Area of Research
Introduction, evaluation and maintenance of germplasm of sub-tropical
fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.
Crop improvement in sub-tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and
aromatic and medicinal plants.
Standardization of production technology of different horticultural
Disease and insect pest management in
subtropical fruits and vegetables.
Research Station Incharge
Associate Director (R & E)
District - Kangra, H.P. INDIA
Phone: Mob: 94181-44057
Regional Horticultural Research Station, Jachh is situated on Pathankot -Mandi
National Highway (NH-22) at an altitude of 428 m amsl. It is 20 km away
from Pathankot and around 85 km from Dharamshala and 70 km from Gaggal
airport. The maximum temperature goes as high as 43.5˚ C and minimum as
low as -0.1˚C.The mean summer and winter temperatures average at 29.3˚ C
and 13.6˚ C. The mean annual rainfall received by the area is 1500 mm.