KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA
Chamba at Saru Distt Chamba (HP) India
Coordination with extension and field functionaries
Name of Enterprise/ Specific Product : HONEY PRODUCTION
technological intervention of the KVK was in the form of diagnostic visits
and trainings to the farmer groups. The KVK was instrumental in
popularization of modern wooden bee hives with frames for apiary and
creating awareness for value addition through better refinement/packaging of
honey to fetch premium prices in the market. The farmers were trained for
better packaging and refining of honey and were motivated to adopt it on a
large scale as an enterprise with an aim to serve as an additional
income-generating activity and provide round the year employment to the
rural youth. The farmers were earlier rearing bees of the species Apis
cerana which were wild and honey yield was comparatively low. The
domesticated bees of species Apis mellifera, having wider pollinating ranges
and is capable of providing more honey, was also promoted through
demonstrations and trainings.
Traditional and Modern Methods of Bee keeping in Chamba
A tribal farmer with his Quality Produce
Scientific Advisory Committee meetings:
Year No. of SAC Meetings Organized
Annual Meetings, workshops at State, Zonal/National Level Attended by KVK Scientists:
Bhardwaj, M.L. 2010. Polyhouse mein Bemausmi Subji Utpadan (Revised Edition). Directorate of Extension Education, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP).
Bhardwaj, M.L. 2010. Chamba mein Bemausmi Subji Utpadan(Revised Edition). Directorate of Extension Education, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP).
M.L. Bhardwaj, S.K. Bhardwaj, R. S.Chandel and C.D. Thapa. Chamba mein Krishi taknikion avam jaevik kheti. Editors Kanwar offset Printers. 92p.
Guleria, Vipan, R.K. Nayital and S.D. Bhardwaj. 2006. Nutrition of Albizia chinensis Merr. As affected by farmyard manure and Phosphorus. Indian Forester.132 (9) 1216-1220.
Guleria, Vipan.2006. Effect of farmyard manure on the growth and nutrient dynamics of Albizia chinensis Merr. under nursery conditions. International Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 2 (2): 599-600.
Vipan Guleria, 2007.Variabilty status in Ambara( Spondias pinnata): a lesser known medicinal tree species in Himachal Pradesh .International Journal of Usufructs Management.8(1) 60-63
Raina, Rajeev and C.D. Thapa. 2009. Effect of some systemic fungicides on Aphelenchoides composticola population associated with Agaricus bisporus. J. Curr. Sci. 14(1): 81-86.
Raina, Rajeev. 2009. Appearance, survival and control of black leaf spot (Isariopsis indica var. zizyphi) of ber in low hills of Himachal Pradesh. J Mycol Pl Pathol. 39 (3): 526-27
Sharma, Uday (2010). Critical input interventions in increasing productivity of pulse and oilseed crops in Chamba area of Himachal Pradesh. Progressive Research 5(2): 279-280.
Sharma, Uday (2010). Effect of INM on yield and soil properties in French beans cv. Arka Komal. Progressive Research 5(2): 279-280.
Sharma, Uday, S.V.S. Chaudhary and J Chauhan. (2010). Effect of sources of applied nutrients on the growth, flowering and seed production of China Aster under protected conditions. Annals of Agri- Bio Research 15(1): 9-11.
Sharma, Uday, S.V.S. Chaudhary , Rajesh Thakur and Satpal Baloda. (2010). Plant growth and flowering in carnation as influenced by conjoint use of inorganics and organics. Annals of Agri- Bio Research 15(1): 5-8.
Sharma, Uday, Bunty Shylla and Jitender Chauhan (2011). Impact of integrated use of chemical fertilizers, manures and biofertilizers on the seedling vigour of apple nurseries. Progressive Horticulture 43(1): 49-51.
Sharma, Uday and Jitender Chauhan (2011). Influence of integrated use of inorganic and organic sources of nutrients on growth and productivity of pea. J. Farm Sciences 1(1): 14-18.
Sharma, Uday (2011). Response of tomato to irrigation and fertilizer management practices. J. Hill Agriculture 2(1): 122-125.
Popular Artilcles (1):
Shylla, Bunty, Anil Handa, Uday Sharma and Bhupesh Gupta (2011). Biopiracy issues in Indian Agricultural and Horticultural Research. Agrovet Buzz Vol. IV (4): 23-26.
Book Chapters (1):
Bhardwaj, M.L. and Uday Sharma (2011). Honey Production – a profitable venture in tribal belt of Chamba. pp. 71-74. In: Energising Future Farming: KVKs Zone-I, Zonal Project Directorate, Zone I, ICAR, PAU Campus, Ludhiana p82.
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