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G O A LIndian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)promotes and conducts research,education and trainingin Agricultural Statistics and Computer Applicationin Agriculture.

To undertake basic, applied and adptive research leading to new devel-opments in Agricultural Statistics and related fields for b ridging of gapsin the application of Statistical Techniques to the problems of Agricul-tural Research.To assist in the development and strengthening of National AgriculturalStatistics System.To conduct post-graduate and in-service training courses in AgriculturalStatistics and Computer Applications in Agriculture.To provide advisory/consultancy services to agricultural scientists,planners, policy makers and others on their statistical and computingrequirmenents.To act as a repository of information on Agricultural Statistics for re-search and dissemination of such information.To develop the Institute as an Advanced Centre of Excellence for educa-tion and training in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Application.To liaise with ICAR Institutes, SAUs and StateAgricultural / Animal Hus-bandry / Veterinary Sciences departments etc. and undertaking spon-sored research & training for national and international organisations.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02MILESTONES1930 l Institute made a modest beginning as Statistical Section under ICAR1940 l Activities of the Section increased with appointment of Dr PV Sukhatme1945 l Re-organisation of statistical section into statistical branch which soon acquired inter-

national recognition as a centre for research and training in the field of Agricultural Sta-tistics

1949 l Re-named as Statistical Wing

1952 l Activities of Statistical Wing further expanded and diversified with the recommenda-tions of FAO experts Dr Frank Yates and Dr DJ Finney

1955 l Statistical Wing moved to its present campus1959 l Re-designated as Institute of Agricultural Research Statistics (IARS)1964 l Installation of IBM 1620 Model-II Electronic Computer

l Signing of the MOU with IARI, New Delhi to start new courses leading to M.Sc. andPh.D. degrees in Agricultural Statistics in collaboration with IARI

1970 l Status of a full fledged Institute in the ICAR system, headed by Director1976 l Three storeyed Computer Centre Building constructed1977 l Installation of third generation computer Burroughs B-47001978 l Name changed to Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI) with a full

fledged discipline of �Agricultural Statistics�1983 l Identified as Centre of Advanced Studies in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Appli-

cations under the aegis of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

1985-86 l New Course leading to M.Sc. degree in Computer Application in Agriculture, initiated.1991 l Burroughs B-4700 system replaced by a Super Mini COSMOS LAN Server

1992 l Administration-cum-Training Block of the Institute inaugurated1993-94 l M.Sc. degree in Computer Application in Agriculture changed to M.Sc. (Computer Appli-

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1995 l Center of Advance Studies in Agricultural Statistics & Computer Application establishedby Education Division, ICAR

1996 l Establishment of Remote Sensing & GIS lab with latest software facilities1997 l Senior Certificate Course in �Agricultural Statistics and Computing� Revived

l Establishment of Modern Computer Labs1998 l Divisions of Sample Survey Methodology & Analysis of Survey Data, Design of

Experiments & Analysis of Experimental Data and Bio-statistics & Statistical Genetics,renamed as Sample Survey, Design of Experiments and Biometrics divisionsrespectively.

l Revolving Fund Scheme on Short Term Training Programs in Information Technologyinitiated

1999 l Strengthening of LAN & Intranet with Fibre optics & UTP cablingl Substantial growth in outside funded projects and training programmes

2000 l Divisions of Forecasting Techniques for Crops, Diseases and Pests and StatisticalEconomics, renamed as Forecasting Techniques and Econometrics divisions respectively.

2001 l Data Warehousing activities (INARIS project under NATP) initiatedl Establishment of Revolving Fund Multimedia Lab for conduct of training programs in

Information Technology.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02PREFACE

Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), a premier Institute in Agricultural Statistics andComputer Application in the country, has been promoting and conducting research and human resourcedevelopment activities in Agricultural Statistics and Computer Application. The Institute has been strivinghard to forge ahead for fulfilling its goals and mandate through activities in its various divisions/units andcreating the needed enabling environment to facilitate excellent output.It gives me immense pleasure in presenting the Annual report 2001-2002 of the Institute. The reportdepicts the panorama of research activities, notable research achievements, new methodologies developed,significant consultancy services provided and the linkages cultivated/nurtured with various ICAR Institutes,SAUs and other research organisations in India and abroad.

The Institute conducts research, teaching and training in various branches of Agricultural Statistics.Major accomplishments have been regarding the development of survey methodology - the Small AreaCrop Estimation Methodology (SACEM) for National Agricultural Insurance Scheme and the substantialincrease in the outside funded projects. Under the Revolving Fund Scheme (RFS) on short term trainingprograms in Information Technology, various training courses were conducted to train manpower of NationalAgricultural Research System (NARS) in the emerging areas of Information Technology. A new multimedialaboratory was established under the RFS during the year. There is a need to consolidate the gains madeand to gear up to face the future challenges.

The Institute initiated various new studies/projects during the year viz. NATP (i) Integrated NationalAgricultural Resources Information System (INARIS), (ii) Assessment of harvest & post harvest losses,(iii) Strengthening of Library Information System through Networking (iv) Development of weather-basedforewarning system for crop pests and diseases and (v) Expert system on extension; AP Cess Fund (i)Estimation of wool production � emerging data needs and a methodological reappraisal, (ii) Statisticalstudy on competition effects among neighbouring units in field experiments, (iii) Technical efficiency analysisof rice-wheat system in Punjab, (iv) Lac marketing in India, and (v) Design & analysis of on Station and onFarm Agricultural Research Experiments: A Revisit; Institute based (i) Study of non-linear time seriesmodelling in agriculture, (ii) Network of social scientists and (iii) Development of software for online informationsystem on Personnel Management in ICAR; Outside Institute A millenium study entitled, �Informationsupport for management of agriculture � state of Indian farmers, funded by IIM, Ahmedabad.

I am happy to note that our colleagues received academic distinctions during the year. Dr. SeemaJaggi received Lal Bahadur Shashri Young Scientist Award of ICAR for the Biennium 1999-2000. Dr.Rajender Parsad received Young Scientist Award for Social Sciences from National Academy of AgricultureSciences for the Biennium 1999-2000. Shri H. Ghosh received ISAS Young Scientist Award 2001. Dr.Rajender Parsad & Dr. Seema Jaggi received appreciation from PG School, IARI, New Delhi as excellentteachers in the discipline of Agricultural Statistics while Shri KC Gupta received the same in the field ofComputer Application. Dr. VK Bhatia was selected for Prof. DN Lal Memorial Lecture Award of ISAS. Dr.Sushila Kaul received Women of the Year 2001 Award from the American Biographical Institute. I wouldlike to place on record the appreciation of their achevements for bringing laurels to the Institute.

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This report has been compiled through collective effort rendered by Heads of Divisions, scientistsand other staff of this Institute. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to all of them for their sincere andwhole-hearted support and cooperation in carrying out various functions and activities of the Institute.

I express my appreciation to Dr. AK Srivastava, Joint Director, Dr. DK Agarwal, Principal ScientistIn-charge (RCMU), Sh. PP Singh, Technical Officer (T-6) for compilation, editing and for bringing out thisreport in time. My thanks are also due to Sh. Mahesh Chander, Personal Assistant and Smt. Rajni Gupta,Sr. Clerk for type-setting the manuscript on computer.

I hope this publication will be of immense use and informative for the scientific fraternity of NARS.Suggestions and comments, if any, for improvement in subsequent volumes of the report are most welcome.

(SD SHARMA) DIRECTOR

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PREFACE ..........................................................................................................1. Executive Summary ........................................................................................... 1

2. Introduction ......................................................................................................... 7

3. Research Achievements .................................................................................... 134. Library and Documentation ................................................................................ 555. Technology Assessed and Transferred .............................................................. 57

6. Education and Training ....................................................................................... 587. Awards and Recognitions .................................................................................. 648. Linkages and collaborations in India and abroad including ................................. 78

outside funded projects9. Research Coordination and Management Unit ................................................... 82General/ Miscellaneous10. List of Publications ............................................................................................. 9111. List of approved on-going projects ..................................................................... 10712. Consultancy, Patents, Commercialisation of Technology .................................. 11413. QRT, RAC, Management Committee, SRC, etc. meetings with ........................ 116

significant decisions

14. Participation of scientists in conferences, meetings, workshops, ...................... 123symposia, etc. in India and abroad

15. Papers presented by the Scientists of the Institute at the Conferences/ ............ 147Workshops/Seminars, etc.

16. Workshops, Seminars, Summer Institutes, Farmers� Day etc. organised ........ 152 at the Institute

17. Distinguished Visitors ......................................................................................... 156

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIndian Agricultural Statistics

Research Institute (IASRI) establishedin 1959 as an Institute of AgriculturalResearch Statistics was mainlyresponsible for promoting andconducting research and education/training in Agricultural Statistics. Withthe advances in information technologythe institute has adapted itself to thecurrent needs of agricultural research.In the changed scenario, the mandateof the Institute is, to undertake basic,applied and adaptive research inagricultural statistics, to assist in thedevelopment and strengthening ofNational Agricultural Statistics System,to conduct post graduate and in-servicetraining courses in Agricultural Statisticsand Computer Applications, to provideconsultancy services, to act as arepository of information on agriculturalstatistics, to develop the Institute as anAdvanced Centre of Excellence ineducation and training in AgriculturalStatistics and Computer Applicationsand to liaise with other ICAR Institutesand SAUs, State Agricultural/AnimalHusbandry Departments and toundertake sponsored research andtraining of national and internationalorganisations in these disciplines.

A number of research projectswere undertaken in the differentdivisions of the Institute namely SampleSurvey, Design of Experiments,

Biometrics, Forecasting Techniques,Econometrics and ComputerApplications. During the year underreport, there were forty-eight on-goingresearch projects in the Institute out ofwhich twelve were Institute based,fourteen were in collaboration with otherinstitutions under NARS, ten werefunded through AP Cess Fund, threewere outside funded, seven NATP, onerevolving fund and one CAS project.Main thrust areas of the Institute are,remote sensing and geographicinformation system, assessment andevaluation studies, production and areaestimation, cost of production studies,cropping system research, informationsystem for agricultural and animalexperiments, experimental designs foragricultural, animal, agro-forestry andfisheries research, computer simulationstudies and applications of re-samplingtechniques like bootstrap, jackknife,balance repeated replications inagricultural statistics, studies on geneaction, estimation of genetic parametersand genetic merit, genetic progress andother related statistical methods, non-linear statistical modelling of biological,ecological and economic phenomena,forecasting techniques in agriculturalsystem, technological change, risk anduncertainty in agriculture, food security,modelling for agricultural marketing,development of data bases andinformation system for National

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Agricultural Research System (NARS).

The Division of Sample Surveyis mainly involved in the developmentof sample survey techniques forestimation of various parameters ofinterest relating to crops, livestock,fishery and allied fields. The Divisionis currently working on eight researchprojects covering the thrust areas i)remote sensing and geographicinformation system, (ii) assessmentand evaluation studies, (iii) productionand area estimation and (iv) cost ofproduction studies. The beneficiariesof these research projects as well asconsultancy are spread over theInstitutes in National AgriculturalResearch System, State Departmentsof Agriculture; Directorate ofEconomics & Statistics, Department ofAnimal Husbandry & Dairying inMinistry of Agriculture; CentralStatistical Organisation and NationalSample Survey Organisation etc.

A mission mode NATP projectentitled �Assessment of harvest andpost harvest losses� has been initiated.The main objective of the study is toassess the losses at producer,consumer and market level for thecommodities namely: milk, fisheries,oilseeds, wool, meat & poultry.

A new project entitled�Estimation of wool production �emerging data needs and amethodological reappraisal� under APCess fund of ICAR was initiated incollaboration with CSWRI, Avikanagarwith the objectives to modify theexisting sampling methodology forestimation of breed-wise sheepnumber, average wool yield, total woolproduction and seasonal variation at

district level and also to study the varioussheep rearing practices prevailing indifferent regions.

The AP Cess fund projectentitled �Sampling procedure forselection of representative samples offertilisers from ship� has beencompleted. A suitable samplingmethodology for selection ofrepresentative samples of fertilisers forquality check has been suggested. Thesample sizes required for determiningmoisture content and particle size ofDiammonium Phosphate (DAP) andMurate of Potash (MOP) fertilisers havealso been suggested.

A small scale study entitled �Cropyield estimation at block level usingfarmers� estimates� on wheat crop inKarnal district has been completed. Therelative accuracy of crop cut estimatesvis-à-vis farmers� estimates of yield ofcrop has been examined. Suitable blocklevel estimates of average yield usingboth the crop cut estimates and farmers�estimates in the form of double samplingregression estimates have also beensuggested.

A Small Area Crop EstimationMethodology (SACEM) required forNational Agriculture Insurance Schemehas been suggested. The methodologyhas been adopted by the Ministry ofAgriculture on pilot basis in differentstates.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Govt.of India is carrying out a study entitled�State of the Indian Farmer- a MillenniumStudy� to enquire the economicconditions of the Indian Farmers at thedawn of the new millennium. As a partof this study a status paper entitled�Information support for management of

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Agriculture� is being prepared.

One International trainingprogramme sponsored by Food andAgriculture Organisation for theparticipants from Eritrea was organised.The Division organized a trainingprogramme on �Sample Surveys relatedto the estimation of area and productionof fruits and vegetables�. A �Workshopon Economic Accounts for Agriculture�was jointly organised by the Food andAgriculture Organization (FAO) of theUnited Nations and the United NationsStatistical Institute for Asia and thePacific (SIAP) at the Institute. Acompendium on �Methodologies at aglance� has been prepared. Initiationfor a NATP laboratory under missionmode NATP project has also been madeto develop the infrastructure in theDivision.

The Division has taken the leadin publication of Agricultural ResearchData Book since 1996. The AgriculturalResearch Data Book 2001, which wasfifth in the series, has been publishedand widely distributed among theNational Agricultural Research System.The Agricultural Research Data Book2002 has also been prepared.

The Division of Design ofExperiments is responsible fordeveloping statistical designs andmethodologies for the analysis of datarelating to field and laboratoryexperimentation in agricultural andanimal sciences. The scientists of theDivision have worked on thirteenresearch projects covering the thrustareas (i) cropping system research, (ii)information system for agricultural andanimal experiments, and (iii)experimental designs for agricultural,animal, agro-forestry and fisheries

research. Besides these projects, thescientists have also been involved inother projects of the Institute.

The data received from differentcollaborative projects under AICRPduring the year were analyzed withappropriate statistical techniques. Onestatus report entitled �Planning designingand statistical analysis of data relatingto experiments conducted under theAICRP on Long-Term FertilizerExperiments (2001) was prepared andpublished. A status paper on Designingand Analysis of Experiments conductedunder AICRP on STCR was alsoprepared.

The division has also developeda linear programming approach forestimating/projecting the energyrequirement in agricultural sector. Theapproach uses the maximization of yieldsubject to the constraints on theavailability of energy from differentsources like Human Labour, AnimalLabour, Diesel, Electricity, Seed Rate,Farm Yard Manure (FYM), Fertilizer,Chemicals, Machinery, Total Energy, etc.The procedure has also been used forminimization of total energy for obtaininga given level of yield. The concept ofenergy use efficiency has also beenintroduced. This technique is now beingused by the All India CoordinatedResearch Project on EnergyRequirement in Agricultural Sector,CIAE, Bhopal.

Two scientists of the Divisionhave received the Young scientist Award,one from the National Academy ofAgricultural Sciences and the other fromICAR for the biennium 1999-2000. Bestposter presentation award for the paperentitled �Minimal balanced repeatedmeasurement designs, was bestowedduring the 89th Session of Indian Science

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The Division of Biometrics isresponsible for conducting research/teaching in the field of Biometry. Thescientists of the Division have worked onsix research projects covering the thrustareas (i) Computer simulation studiesand applications of resamplingtechniques (ii) Studies on gene action,estimation of genetic parameters andgenetic merit etc., and (iii) Nonlinearstatistical modelling of biological andecological phenomenon. One scientistof the Division received ISAS YoungScientist Award 2001.

A training programme underCentre of Advance Studies on�Biometrical methods for agriculturalresearch� was organised keeping in viewthe importance of interaction amongresearch statisticians, scientists andfaculty of other disciplines in variousICAR Institutes and State AgriculturalUniversities. The programme providedopportunities for exchange of views,discussion of current problems andestablishing linkages with institutionsunder NARS, dwelt upon some recentadvances in Biometrics and otherstatistical and computing tools useful inanalysis of data in agriculture.

The Division of ForecastingTechniques has worked on nine researchprojects covering the main thrust area offorecasting techniques in AgriculturalSystem. A project on development ofearly warning and yield assessmentmodels for rainfed crops based onagrometeorological indices has beencompleted. This study was conductedfor rainfed crops for Rice, Sorghum andMaize utilising weekly rainfall and panevaporation data for past 20 to 23 yearsand corresponding district yield. Waterbalance technique was used to estimate

weekly stress to the crop and appropriateweights for stress were determined forstress at different stages of growth andaccumulated weighted stress indiceswere prepared to develop forecastmodels. These models providedforecast, six weeks before harvest forsorghum, four weeks before harvest formaize and five weeks before harvest forrice. The models were validated.Results show that the technique requiresfurther refinement for rice crop.

In another completed project on�Forecasting fish production from ponds�two types of models namely Multipleregression model & Non-linear modelwere developed. In Multiple regressionmodel, fish weight at harvest wasregressed on pH value, dissolvedoxygen etc. The models were fittedthrough stepwise regression. Theresults indicated that there wastremendous improvement in theforecasts under the assumption ofheterocedasticity with auto correlation oferror variance.

Besides, there were fourcontinuing projects/studies on�Forecasting the loss in yield due toweeds�, �Development of forewarningsystem for major pests and insects formango and paddy� a Cess fund project�Pilot study on forecasting of brood-lacyield from Butea monosperma (Palas)and �Development of forecast modelusing multiple Markov Chain�.

The Division was associated ina Mission Mode project under NATPentitled, �Development of weather basedforewarning systems for crop pests anddiseases�. The project has beenundertaken with the objective to developweather based forewarning systems formajor insects pests and diseases for

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The Division of Econometricshas worked on four research projectscovering the thrust areas (i) study oftechnological change, risk anduncertainity in Agriculture, (ii) study onfood security and (iii) modelling foragricultural marketing. A project onEconometric Study of TechnologicalDualism in Egg Production is incollaboration with the Department ofAnimal Husbandry, Government ofPunjab. Another project on Householdand Nutritional Food Security in Tribal,Backward and Hilly Areas is fundedfrom NATP. During the period underreport, two new projects on TechnicalEfficiency Analysis of Rice-WheatSystem in Punjab and �Study of LacMarketing in India� were initiated. ASummer School entitled �QuantitativeTechniques in Production EconomicsResearch� was organised by theDivision. One scientist receivedWomen of the Year 2001 Award fromthe American Biographical Institute,North Corolina, U.S.A.

The Division of ComputerApplication has worked on sevenresearch projects covering the thrustareas (i) development of databases andinformation system for NationalAgricultural Research System (NARS)and (ii) conduct post graduate teachingand ad-hoc training courses inInformation Technology. Under a NATPproject �Institutionalisation of ResearchPriority Setting, Monitoring andEvaluation and Networking of SocialScientists�, Guidelines for Monitoringand Concurrent Evaluation has beenfinalised. Project Information andManagement System (PIMS),containing M & CE module has beenimplemented at various locations of the

NATP sub-projects. PIMS providesinformation on the projects under theNATP programme and can be used formonitoring and evaluation of researchprojects. A website for AgriculturalStatisticians has been launched (URLis http://iasri.delhi.nic.in/ASN/). A webbased on-line system NISAGENET forNational Information System onAgricultural Education in India, has beendesigned and is being developed. A newproject �Integrated National AgriculturalResearch Information System (INARIS)under Mission Mode of NATP andrelated to development of a central datawarehouse at IASRI, New Delhi hasbeen initiated. The Division organised24 training programs, of which 23training programs were under theRevolving Fund Scheme and onetraining program under CAS. Itcontinued to provide computer servicesas well as strengthened the computingfacilities in the Institute.

Research Coordination andManagement Unit (RCMU) isresponsible for documentation anddissemination of scientific output of theInstitute. During the year RCMUorganised XIII National Conference ofAgricultural Research Statisticians heldat PAU, Ludhiana, meetings of SRC,RAC, QRT and Senior Officers (SOM)of the Institute. Some other functionsof the Unit are: X Plan Proposal,correspondence with ICAR HQs and itsInstitutes, SAUs and other organisationsin India and abroad from time to time,publication of Annual Report,Newsletters, to examine the newResearch Project proposals beforethese are considered by the SRC, tomonitor the progress of on-goingresearch projects and to bring out halfyearly monitoring progress reports, toprepare Annual Action Plan, Activity

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Milestone, EFC Memo and to maintain theResearch Project Files for submissionto ARIC (ICAR). The Unit also provideshelp in Art, Photography & ReprographicServices.

Training Administration Cell(TAC) is responsible for planning,organisation and co-ordination of theentire Post-graduate teachingprogrammes of the Institute incollaboration with PG School, IARI, toprovide guidance to students in theirresearch/training programmes, ad-hoctraining courses on specialised topics inAgricultural Statistics & Computer

Applications and training courses underthe aegis of Centre of Advanced Studiesin Agricultural Statistics & ComputerApplications.

The scientists of the Instituteparticipated in a number of workshops,seminars, summer Institutes related tothe disciplines of agricultural statisticsand computer applications. A numberof research papers highlighting theresults achieved in various studies werepublished by the scientists of theInstitute. Consultancy was also givento different organisations/NARS duringthe period.

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INTRODUCTIONBrief History

The Institute made a modestbeginning in 1930 as a small StatisticalSection in the then Imperial Council ofAgricultural Research to assist theState Departments of Agriculture andAnimal Husbandry in planning theirexperiments, analysis of experimentaldata, interpretation of results as alsorendering advice on the formulation of thetechnical programmes and examiningthe progress reports of the schemesfunded by the Council. The activities ofthe Section increased rapidly with theappointment of Dr PV Sukhatme asStatistician to the Council in 1940 andresearches were initiated for developingobjective and reliable methods forcollecting yield statistics of principal foodcrops. The efficiency and practicabilityof these methods were demonstrated indifferent States for estimating yield bycrop cutting experiments. The result wassuch that, in the course of a few years,the method was extended practically tothe entire country to cover all principalfood and non-food crops. Research insampling theory and training of field andstatistical staff were the activities initiatedin this period resulting in the re-organization of the Statistical Sectioninto a Statistical Branch in 1945 withappropriate expansion in its strength.The designation of Statistician was

changed to Statistical Advisor. TheStatistical Branch soon acquiredinternational recognition as a centre forresearch and training in the field ofAgricultural Statistics. During 1952 onthe recommendations of two FAOexperts, Dr Frank Yates and Dr DJ Finneywho visited the Council on the invitationof the Government of India, activities ofthe Statistical Branch were furtherexpanded and diversified. Subsequently,in recognition of its important role as atraining and research institution, theStatistical Wing was re-designated asthe Institute of Agricultural ResearchStatistics (IARS) on 2nd of July 1959.An important landmark in thedevelopment of the Institute was theinstallation of an IBM 1620 Model-IIElectronic Computer in 1964. Anothermajor land mark for the Institute was thesigning of a memorandum ofunderstanding with Indian AgriculturalResearch Institute (IARI), New Delhi in1964, consequent to which newcourses leading to MSc and PhDdegrees in Agricultural Statistics werestarted in collaboration with IARI inOctober, 1964. In April, 1970, theInstitute was declared as a full-fledgedInstitute in the ICAR system and is sincethen headed by a Director. Since 1stJanuary, 1978 the name of the Institutewas changed to Indian AgriculturalStatistics Research Institute (IASRI)

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02emphasizing the role of �AgriculturalStatistics� as a full fledged discipline byitself.

Since the activities of theInstitute expanded manifold, a newthree-storeyed Computer Centrebuilding was constructed in the campusof the Institute in 1976. A thirdgeneration computer Burroughs-4700system was installed in March, 1977.A large number of computerprogrammes for specific problems asalso general purpose applicationsoftware were developed. The oldBurroughs B-4700 system wasreplaced in 1991 by a Super MiniCOSMOS-486 LAN Server with morethan hundred PC/AT�s, PC/XT�s anddumb terminals all in a LANenvironment. Later, COSMOS-486 LANServer was replaced by a PENTIUM-90LAN Server having state-of-arttechnology. Computer laboratoriesequipped with PCs, terminals andprinters, etc. had been set up in each ofthe six divisions as well as inAdministrative Wing of the Institute.User friendly software packages likeSPSS, Image Processing Software,Harvard Graphics, LOTUS, dBASE IV,MS DOS, UNIX and a few others havealso been made available.

In order to remove and rectifydeficiencies in the existingdocumentation services dealing withagriculture, the Food and AgricultureOrganisation of the United Nationsinitiated a series of studies in 1971, toestablish the Information System forAgricultural Sciences and Technology(AGRIS). The Institute is one of theNational input centres, for adding ourinputs to the System every month. TheInstitute provides selective informationservices to scientists in the ICARInstitutes and Agricultural Universities on

references to documents relating toareas of their specific interest. Thebibliographic databases inBiotechnology and Animal ScienceResearch are being maintained in theBio-Informatics Laboratory providingSelective Dissemination of Information(SDI) services on VETCD, BEASTCDand AGRICOLA databases.

From October, 1983 to March,1992 the Institute also functioned as aCentre of Advanced Studies inAgricultural Statistics and ComputerApplications under the aegis of theUnited Nations DevelopmentProgramme (UNDP). This programmeaimed at developing a Centre ofExcellence with adequate infrastructureand facilities to undertake advancedtraining programmes and to carry outresearch on various aspects ofagricultural statistics and computerapplication. Under this programme,thirteen distinguished statisticians andcomputer experts from abroad visited theInstitute for a period of four to eightweeks with a view to interacting with thescientists of the Institute, givingseminars/lectures and suggestingimprovements in the researchprogramme of the Institute. Seventeenscientists from this Institute hadreceived training abroad, in differentareas of research, extending overperiods of 5-6 months each. In addition,a new course leading to M.Sc. degreein Computer Application in Agriculturewas initiated from the session 1985-86which was subsequently changed intoM. Sc. (CA) from the session 1993-94.The Center of Advanced Studies inAgricultural Statistics and ComputerApplication as approved by theEducation Division of ICAR was re-established at IASRI in 1995.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02and Geographic Information System(GIS) has been developed consisting ofWINDOWS, NT Server, Two Nodes -Pentium III, venturis FX-2, 5166, Monitor21" (Color), Ethernet Hub, Digitiser, SGV A0 size, EPSON Stylus color Printer1520, Workstation Wipro GrafikaPentium III, Node Pentium III WiproMentor as hardwares and ER Mapper5.5, PC ARC/INFO, Microstation 95,Geomedia Professional, ARC/INFO,Workstation 7.2.1, ERDAS Imagine8.3.1 as softwares in the institute withthe help of funds received through twoAP Cess Fund projects.

Keeping an eye on thetechnological developments in theInformation Technology (IT) field, thenew operating systems and the largenumber of machines connected on thenetwork, it was necessary to upgrade/replace the existing computer hardwareand also purchase new computers.Accordingly, 4 Server with 3 Nodes, andnecessary peripherals, Laser JetPrinters, Note Book Computer, Desk JetPrinter, A-4 Size Scanner, CD-Writer,two video projection equipment wereprocured and installed. User friendlysoftware packages like operating systemMS Windows 95, Word Perfect, E-mailServices, SAS, Image ProcessingSoftware, SCO-UNIX, ORACLE, MS-Office Suite, Microsoft Visual Studies 97,Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Project 98,STAR3, Norton Anti-virus packages, anda few others have also been madeavailable. Borland Turbo C++, GeoMedia Software were also purchased tokeep pace with the new emergingtechnology. Besides this, everyadministration and accounts section ofthe Institute has been equipped with PCAT�s and printers.

With the advances in InformationTechnology and the requirements at

IASRI, the new structured cabling for 65nodes at IASRI�s computer centerbuilding using the world standard AMPproducts was done under the ARISprogramme. The 65 nodes with thetransfer speed of 100 MBPS wereinstalled and for managing all thesenodes the �NETCONNECT� rack wasinstalled where the cables from differentrooms terminate and the patch cordsfrom these are used to connect 24 PortBay Networks hubs. The two new 24 portBay Networks hubs along with theexisting two 16 port hubs were mountedon the rack for managing the wholenetwork. All the four hubs are nowcascaded and with this the Internetconnection has become much faster.The existing LAN has beenstrengthened by extending connectivityto 68 nodes using the structured cabling.In all 202 nodes are now on the network.Email and Internet services are nowavailable to all the scientific/administrative staff in the Institute.

In view of growing demand fromvarious quarters, the Institute revived theSenior Certificate Course in �AgriculturalStatistics and Computing� in 1997 withappropriate changes in the coursecurriculum keeping in view the demandof well trained manpower in AgriculturalStatistics alongwith adequate knowledgein Computer Application.

The Institute has achievedinternational recognition for its highquality research and teaching work in thefield of Agricultural Statistics. A numberof research workers from the Institutehave served as consultants and advisorsin Asian, African and Latin Americancountries. Also, a number ofstatisticians and students of the Instituteare at present occupying high positionsin universities and other academic and

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02research institutions of USA, Canada andother countries.Organisational Set-up

The Institute has the following sixDivisions, one Unit and one Cell toundertake research, training,consultancy, documentation anddissemination of scientific output:-Divisions- Sample Survey,- Design of Experiments,- Biometrics,- Forecasting Techniques,- Econometrics,- Computer Applications.

Unit- Research Co-ordination and

Management.Cell- Training Administration.

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Staff Position( As on 31.03.2002 )

Sr. No. Manpower No. of posts sanctioned No. of posts filled1. Director 1 12. Joint Director 1 13. Scientific 130 1014. Technical 277 1755. Administrative 114 (7*) 115*6. Auxiliary 14 107. Unclassified 1 -8. Supporting 93 90

TOTAL 631 (7*) 493*after reduction, the cadre strength of seven administrative posts (three Steno Grade-III, one Assistant, one UDC and two LDC�s). The cut of five posts (3+1+1) would beeffective from the date of superannuation.

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Thrust area-wise list of projects inoperation is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Remote Sensing and GeographicInformation System1. Study of land use statisticsthrough integrated modeling usinggeographic information system(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund,ICAR)

The objectives of the project are i)to obtain land use statistics with the helpof survey and remote sensing techniqueii) to study the qualitative aspect of landutilisation statistics obtained throughdifferent sources i.e. census, survey andremote sensing and iii) to develop modelfor integration of statistics obtainedthrough different sources.

Different land use statistics are tobe estimated separately for each of thecategories of the nine-fold classification

RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTSDIVISION OF SAMPLE SURVEY

using survey data and remote sensingdata. The quality of statistics obtainedthrough all these three basic sources ofdata for the same land use categoriesare to be compared with the help ofstatistical tools in terms of magnitudeand characteristics of different kinds oferrors. The relationship betweendifferent sources of data is to be studied.Three different sources of data wouldbe interacted using the approachproposed by Arbia (1993) and Arbia &Hainning (1989). An attempt is to bemade to estimate and eliminate differentkinds of errors in the various sources ofdata, again with the help of GIS softwareas it is capable of storing and overlayingthe different sources of data with thehelp of geographical coordinates. In thedevelopment of this integratedstochastic model the survey data will betreated as true value and the relationshipof different kinds of data sources wouldbe exploited to minimize various kindsof errors. Using the model, the land use

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Thrust Areasl Remote sensing and geographic information systeml Assessment and evaluation studiesl Production and area estimationl Cost of Production Studies

MandateTo evolve sample survey techniquesfor estimation of various parametersof interest relating to crops, livestock,fishery, forestry and allied fields andto develop techniques for analysis ofsurvey data.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02statistics of the other non-surveyed partof the region can be obtained withreliable degree of precision. Technicaladvice from All India Soil & Land UseSurvey, Ministry of Agriculture would besought where necessary. The data forthis study will be obtained from NationalRemote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad.

The field work pertaining to theselected villages of Lalitpur, Mehroni andTal Behat tehsils of Lalitpur district forthe Rabi, Kharif and Jaid seasons isover. The work of ground truthverification for these seasons iscompleted. Database related to the fieldsurvey has also been prepared forselected villages and scrutiny of the datais in progress. Patwari record is obtainedfrom revenue department for all the threeseasons & the work of conversion ofpatwari records in digital form is inprogress. Satellite data for Rabi, Kharifand Jaid seasons from NRSAHyderabad is also procured. Final mapsfor population density and forest densityhave been prepared. The work ofoverlay of digitized data on satellite dataand georeferensing of satellite data isin progress.2. Development of GIS basedtechnique for identification ofpotential agro-forestry area

The objectives of the project are i)to identify the important factorsresponsible for growth of agroforestryand ii) to construct the suitability indexusing Spatial-Analytic Hierarchy Processand iii) to compare the above mentionedindex with the Composite developmentindex.

A pilot study on agro-forestry/social forestry has been conducted inYamunanagar district of Haryana by theinstitute. In this study, exhaustive

information related to agro-forestry hasbeen collected. Villages were dividedinto two different categories (1) villageshaving common boundaries with theforest and (2) rest of the villages. Thedata are available from each categoryof the villages. Additional data in respectof different factors correlated with thefactors responsible for growth of agro-forestry would be obtained frompopulation census, livestock census,land use statistics etc. This data wouldbe suitably analysed to identify the majorfactors affecting the growth of agro-forestry.

Technological advances incomputation have fulfilled the need forcomputers in integrating data from avariety of sources, in manipulation andanalyzing data in providing output, whichcould be used as part of a decision-making process. The need of classifiedinformation has given birth to thespecialized branch of information systemlike Geographic Information System(GIS). Once, the important factorsresponsible for growth of agro-forestryare identified, an analytic environmentprovided by GIS and a decision-makingmethod provided by Analytic HierarchyProcess (AHP) would be used foridentifying potential agro-forestry areas.Attempts would be made to compare thesuitability index developed using Spatial-AHP for each village of the district withthe composite development index of thevillage.

It is expected that the methodologydeveloped in this project would help inidentifying the potential zones of agro-forestry systems. This study woulddevelop a reliable and speedytechnique/tool for the planning,management and development of agro-forestry with the help of recentlyavailable computer technology.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02All the villages of Chhachhrauli as

well as Jagadhari Tehsils have beendigitised separately using Tehsil mapsavailable in the District handbook ofCensus (1991) of Yamunanagar district.Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) hasbeen developed using the identifiedfactors responsible for growth ofagroforestry. Development of Spatial-AHP which would combine GIS and AHPto identify and rank potential agroforestryareas using data contained in GIS maps,is in progress. Development of villagedevelopment indices is also in progress.The digitised Tehsil maps are to bejoined together for attaching attributedata corresponding to each village of thedistrict with the maps. For joining themaps, georeferencing is must.Georeferencing of the maps is also inprogress.Assessment and Evaluation Studies3. Assessment of harvest and post-harvest losses � a mission modeproject under NATP

The objectives of the project are(i) to conduct a pilot study to assess theharvest and post harvest losses ofoilseeds at different levels (Producer,consumer and market); (ii) to conduct apilot study to assess the production andpost production losses of milk at differentlevels (Producer, consumer and market);(iii) to conduct a pilot study to assessthe production and post productionlosses of wool at different levels(Producer, consumer and market); (iv)to conduct a pilot study to assess theproduction and post production lossesof meat at different levels (Producer,consumer and market); (v) to conduct apilot study to assess the production andpost production losses of eggs andpoultry meat at different levels(Producer, consumer and market); (vi)

to conduct a pilot study to assess theproduction and post production lossesof marine fishery at different levels(Producer, consumer and market) and(vii) to conduct a pilot study to assessthe production and post productionlosses of Inland fishery at different levels(Producer, consumer and market).

It is proposed to select one districtfor each commodity preferably nearbyrespective co-operating centre related toa particular commodity. So in total 7districts would be selected for the pilotstudy. In each district study would beconfined to one commodity only. Further,8 villages and 2 urban localities fromeach district would be selected randomly.Again, from each selected area 10households would be selected atrandom. The ultimate number ofsampling units i.e. households for thestudy would be 700. The data related toone related agricultural commodity wouldbe collected from each householdthrough a well-designed questionnaire.For the field data collection, attemptwould be made to employ theunemployed graduates from the samedistrict as they are likely to be wellversed with the geographical locationsas well as the regional languages. Thiswould also generate employment tothem for a short period. In case ofpractical difficulties some suitableagencies would be entrusted to collectthe data on contractual basis. Aftercollection, the data would be scrutinized,coded, digitally transferred to thecomputers and analyzed. A commonsoftware would be developed for thedata entry and analysis of data. Thepercentage losses would be estimatedat consumers as well as producers levelsfor all these agricultural commoditiesthrough enquiry method from thesehouseholds. To estimate the extent oflosses at market level, separate

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02questionnaire would be made for eachcommodity and data would be collectedfrom different storage systems,wholesalers, and retailers from eachselected district for a particularcommodity. Information regarding thetransportation losses would also becollected from the above sources alongwith mode of transportation systems.

Launch workshop was organizedat lead centre, IASRI on April 11, 2001.Visits were made by the Scientists of thelead centre to different cooperatingcenters for project detailing andpreliminary discussions were also heldfor preparation of schedules for primarydata collection. Commodity-wisemeetings were held at the lead centrewith the CCPI�s and associates of allcooperating centres during August 2001for discussing the schedules and projectdetailing prepared by the CCPI�s. Thefirst interaction workshop was organizedat IASRI during Sept. 13-15, 2001 forfinalizing the detailed document andschedules for primary data collection fordifferent commodities. Sample sizes tobe taken from different marketingchannels were also decided.Recruitment of Senior Research Fellows(SRF), detailed project document,preparation of sampling frame andselection of samples, recruitment andtraining of field staff and softwaredevelopment for data entry werecompleted. Data collection andsupervision of field work, training ofdeveloped software for data entry atdifferent co-operating centres, testingand debugging of software, softwaredevelopment for data analysis andestablishment of Computer Lab were inprogress. Visits were made by the PIand associates of the lead centre todifferent co-operating centres forsupervision of field work. Furniture, Airconditioners and Photocopy machine

were procured. Procurement ofcomputers and other equipments was inprogress.

The future work plan of the projectis as follows:l To create awareness regarding the

losses among the farmers, planners,policy makers, administrators forplanning and implementing theprogramme related to these areas.

l To help in accelerating researchefforts towards reduction of losses forthese commodities.

l To help in focussing on household foodsecurity, poverty alleviation or equity.

l To help in improving crop productionand protection programme

4. Sampling procedure for selectionof representative samples of fertiliserfrom ships� Funded through A.P. CessFund, ICAR (Collaborative with CentralFertiliser Quality Control & TrainingInstitute, Faridabad)

The objective of the project is todevelop sampling methodology forselection of representative samples offertilizer from ships for the purpose ofquality check.

Sampling work was to be carriedout at one major port and one minor port.At the major port sample was to beselected systematically directly from thehatches. At the minor port sampling offertilizer was to be carried out at wharf.Here also as in case of major portsamples were to be selectedsystematically. Generally, one sample isselected from each barge. Sample sizewould be determined by fixing thedegree of precision and level ofsignificance.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02importing different types of fertilisers. Toensure whether the imported material isas per specifications given in the supplyorder, it is necessary to have suitableprocedure for checking the quality offertilisers.

The ICAR ad-hoc scheme entitled�Sampling procedure for selection ofrepresentative samples of fertilisers fromship� was undertaken in pursuance ofthe decision taken by the expertcommittee on specification of importedfertilisers to review the existingmethodology of drawl of samples offertilisers from vessels arriving at theIndian ports.

The objective of the study was todevelop a sampling methodology forselection of representative samples offertilisers from ships for the purpose ofquality check. The primary datacollection work in this study was carriedout at two ports- one major port (Kandla)and one minor port (Kakinada). Asystematic sampling design wasproposed for the drawl of samples offertilisers from the hatches of the ship.At minor ports the ship is anchored midsea, accordingly the above samplingprocedure was suitably modified.

The statistical analysis of the datacarried out to test for significance ofdifference of means and variances of thehatches, in respect of physicalparameters of fertiliser, namely, moisturecontent and particle size revealed nosignificant difference between hatchwise means and variances for fertilisersamples of Diammonium Phosphate(DAP) and Murate of Potash (MOP)collected at the Kandla port andKakinada port respectively. The optimumvalues of the sample size worked out to14 for Di-ammonium Phosphate and 30for Murate of Potash for both the physical

parameters.5. Study relating to formulating longterm machanisation strategy for eachagro-climatic zone/State - Funded byDepartment Of Agriculture andCooperation, Ministry of Agriculture

This is an outside fundedconsultancy project undertaken by theInstitute. The project is funded byDepartment of Agriculture & Co-operation (DoAC), Ministry of Agriculture,Govt. of India. A brief introduction,sampling design and objectives of theproject are as follows.

The programme envisages theconduct of an in-depth study, at micro-level, of the socio-economic, agro-climatic, agronomic, infrastructural andother relevant factors prevailing in thedifferent agro-climatic zones of thecountry, which have a bearing on thespread of agricultural mechanisation,agricultural productivity therein; andformulation of appropriate long-termfarm mechanisation strategies for therespective zones. It is likely that for anumber of Zones / States, a single setof strategy / programme may not beuniformly conducive to the spread offarm mechanisation and all-round andsustainable agricultural developmentthere. As such, appropriate packages ofagricultural mechanisation strategiesand programmes for the different Zones/ States need to be formulated accordingto the present status, potential and futureneeds of agricultural mechanisationthere.

The study is being conducted foreach Agro-climatic Zone / State coveringabout 20% of the districts representinga mix of developed, developing and leastdeveloped pockets. The basic purposeis to have complete insight of the situation

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02and future needs in the direction ofachieving full mechanization in a suitabletime frame.

The sampling design would beStratified Multi-stage Random Sampling.At present, the total number of districtsin India is about 585, out of which asample of 120 districts has beenselected randomly with dueconsideration to mechanisation index ofdifferent districts within strata (State orgroup of States), following proportionalallocation. From each selected district,a random sample of 40 villages has beenselected. Accordingly, the total numberof selected villages is 4,800. Keeping inview the level and adoption ofmechanisation (holding-size wise), outof each selected village, a sample of 10households has been selected. Hence,the total number of randomly selectedhouseholds would be 48,000. Thereference year is the year 2000-2001.

The objectives of the project are(i) to study the soil types, landtopography; (ii) to study the socio-economic conditions (financial status) ofthe farmers and farm labourers andassess their capabilities for acquiringand adopting the needed agriculturalequipment /machinery; (iii) to study thepresent status, ultimate potential, thegaps, highlighting critical ones; forequipment used in various agriculturaloperations starting right from tillage tothe post-harvest operations; (iv) to studythe types and utility of variousagricultural equipment, bothconventional and improved ones,presently in use and those needed infuture, for different crops / croppingsystems in the Zones; (v) to study theimpact of farm mechanisation onemployment of labour; (vi) to study thecropping pattern, both agricultural andhorticultural, in the Zones, yields in

relation to the national average, and theirgrowth potential; (vii) to study andassess the use of farm power perhectare, ultimate requirement, ways andmeans to fulfill the gaps for various farmoperations; (viii) to study theinfrastructural facilities for themanufacture, marketing, after saleservice/repairs availability etc. ofagricultural equipment; (ix) to studyand assess the adequacy and therequirement of infrastructure at thecentral and state levels, for planning,promotion, execution and extension ofthe various plan programmes onagricultural mechanization; (x) to identifynew/ improved farm equipment that maybe needed by the farmers during next20 years i.e. by the year 2020, forcarrying out different farm operations;(xi) to formulate strategies andprogrammes that may be required formechanisation of agriculture during theperiod 2001-2005, 2005-2010, 2010-2015, 2015-20.

PHASE-IThe project started from July 2000.

A Seminar�cum�Group Discussion tocrystallise the approach and modalitiesof the project was organised at theInstitute during July 24-25, 2000 underthe chairmanship of Dr. B.S.Pathak,Director, SPRERI, Gujarat. SeniorOfficials from ICAR Hqrs.; CIAE, Bhopal;IARI, New Delhi; NBSS&LUP, DelhiCentre along with the scientists/officialsof the Institute associated with theproject participated in the Seminar�Cum�Group Discussion.

Keeping in view the objectives ofthe project, topics of different statuspapers have been finalised and lettersrelating to preparation of status papers

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02were sent to the experts, identified for thepurpose.

For smooth functioning andmonitoring of the project progress(technical, administrative & financial), aProject Management Committee (PMC)has been constituted under thechairmanship of Director, IASRI involvinga senior official from ICAR also. So farsix meetings of the PMC have beenconvened and various important issues,relating to the smooth functioning of theproject, have been discussed anddecided.PHASE-II

Selection of 120 districts out of alist of 585 districts in the country, withdue weightage to level of mechanisationwithin States/UTs has been completed.Lists of total number of villages in the120 selected districts in various States/UTs were procured and randomselection of 40 villages in each of theselected district has also beencompleted.

For field data collection work, Co-operating Centres of AICRP on FIM (AllIndia Coordinated Research Project onFarm Implements and Machinery),located at various States AgriculturalUniversities (SAUs) and ICAR Institutes,have been involved. The InstituteScientists made frequent visits to CIAE,Bhopal and held detailed discussionswith Dr. G. Singh, Director, CIAE and Dr.M.M. Pandey, Project Coordinator,AICRP on FIM, in connection withworking out modalities relating to fielddata collection work of the project.

Schedules for data collection atdistrict-level, village-level andhousehold-level as well as InstructionManual have been finalised and printed.

Training to the Research Engineers of 24Centres (including 22 FIM Centers),relating to conduct of field data collectionwork including filling up of the schedules,has already been imparted by theInstitute Scientists.

The required funds for datacollection have already been transferredto all the 24 Centres. Field data collectionwork has commenced at 21 Centrescovering about 100 districts. Training tothe hired Field Investigators(unemployed graduates/village schoolteachers etc.) at 21 FIM Centres, hasalready been imparted and the similartrainings have to be imparted at other 3Centres also.PHASE-III

A group comprising of farmmechanisation experts under thechairmanship of Dr. B.S. Pathak,Director, SPRERI, Gujarat has beenconstituted for reviewing the work donethrough status papers. The resultsobtained through the All-India survey willenable us to assess the present status,potential and gaps in the level ofadoption of farm mechanisation, whichwill be used for formulating long-termmechanisation strategy for each agro-climatic zone/ State.Production and Area Estimation6. Estimation of wool production �emerging data needs and amethodological reappraisal.

The objectives of the project are(i) to modify the existing samplingmethodology for estimation of woolproduction; (ii) to estimate the breed-wise sheep number, average wool yield,total wool production and seasonalvariation at district level with a

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02reasonable precision; (iii) to study varioussheep rearing practices prevailing indifferent regions and (iv) to study thesocio-economic status of farmersengaged in sheep rearing.

This study is proposed to be takenup in a phased manner. In the firstphase, surveys is to be conducted in onedistrict each in two major wool producingstates of Rajasthan (Northern Region)& Karnataka (Southern Region) of thecountry. The data is to be collected asper sampling plan and analysed.

In the second phase,questionnaires are to be revised andadditional wool producing states in plainand hilly regions of the country will becovered. In each phase themethodology used has to be inconsonance with the approach followedin the integrated surveys for estimationof livestock products so that it can beimplemented within the existing systemof data collection.

The sampling plan is to usestratified multi-stage random samplingdesign with tehsils/taluks in the districtgrouped into four (04) strata on the basisof geographical contiguity and sheeppopulation according to latest livestockcensus.

The primary sampling unit (p.s.u.)is the village whereas the unit at thesecond stage (s.s.u.) would be a flockhaving sheep and the third and ultimateunit of sampling would be a sheep. Theselection at each stage is to be donewith equal probability and withoutreplacement. For estimating sheepnumber a sample of 5 percent of thep.s.u�s are to be selected from eachstratum. Each p.s.u. is to be completely

enumerated and information on sheepnumber according to breed, sex, ageand type of flock (stationary/migratory)are to be recorded. For detailed enquirya sample of 20 p.s.u�s would be selectedand allocated to different strata on thebasis of sheep population. From eachof the p.s.u�s selected for detailedenquiry a sample of 5 flocks having non-descript/local sheep and 2 flocks havingcross-bred sheep would be selected forrecording information on wool yield andother practices. Two rams (or one ramand one weather), two ewes and twolambs would be selected from each flockfor recording wool yield of the individualsheep. The information on disposal ofwool, sheep rearing practices adoptedby the flock owners, their socio-economic status would also be recorded.

In addition to above all the sheepand wool extension centres, woolshearing centres and sheep breedingfarms located in the district are also tobe covered for recording wool yield andmanagement practices under controlledconditions.

An important feature of theproposed plan is to utilise different datasources related to sheep breeding andrearing. It is expected to yieldimprovement in the precision of theestimates. Attempt would be made tocompare the precision of the estimatesfor the proposed plan of work with theexisting sampling schemes.

The field work under the surveywas started on Sep. 07, 2001 in Bikanerdistrict of Rajasthan after impartingtraining to field Investigators for thecollection of data whereas in Kolardistrict of Karnataka, the field workstarted on Nov. 26, 2001. The field workat both the centres is still in progress.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 027. A study for estimation of crop yieldat block level using crop-cut andfarmers� estimate

The Institute conducted a pilotsurvey on Crop Yield Estimation atBlocks Level Using Farmers� Estimatesin district Karnal of Haryana State during1998-99 in Rabi season on wheat cropin collaboration with Department ofAgriculture, Govt. of Haryana to developsuitable block level estimates of yieldusing crop cut estimates and farmers�estimates.

The sampling design adopted forthe study was the same as is beingfollowed in General Crop Estimationsurveys (GCES). Accordingly, the cropcut data collected under GCES wasutilised for the purpose. Data on farmers�estimates of the yield was obtained fromthe same field selected for crop cuttingunder GCES. Two additional fields werealso selected in the villages where cropcutting was done and the yield data werecollected by inquiry from the farmer.Besides this, from each stratum (i.e.blocks) five additional villages wereselected. Four cultivators from each ofthese additional villages were selectedto collect yield data by inquiry. Thus, yielddata for 87 villages were collected bycrop cut as well as by inquiry while datafrom other 30 villages were collected byinquiry alone.

To develop block level estimatesof average yield two different estimateswere developed i.e. one based on simpleaverage while the other was doublesampling regression estimator utilizingthe eye-estimated yields of the field asauxiliary information. Reduction in thestandard error of the estimate to theorder of 20 per cent was observed in thedouble sampling regression estimatorover an estimator based on simple mean

values. The optimum values of samplesize were obtained at various stages ofsampling by fixing the standard error at5 per cent and minimizing the total cost.The reduction in the total cost of thesurvey to the extent of 45 per cent wasobtained based on the optimum valuesof sample sizes in cases where therewas high correlation between thefarmers� estimate and the estimatesobtained through crop cutting approachby adopting the double sampleregression estimator. Also, cheaper thecost of obtaining the farmers� estimatecompared to the crop cut estimates,greater was the percentage reduction incost obtained by adopting the doublesampling regression estimator over anestimator based on simple mean values.Cost of Production Studies8. A pilot study on cost of productionof Coconut in Kerala� Funded fromCoconut Development Board, Kochi,Kerala (Collaborative with CentralPlantation Crops Research Institute,Kasaragod, Kerala)

The objective of the project are i)to build reliable and efficient estimatesof cost of cultivation of coconut ii) tostudy the agricultural practice in Coconutand iii) to utilise the information collectedin (ii) on input details to formulate moreremunerative cultivation practice.

Coconut is a perennial crop.Perennial crops have large gestationperiod between initial investments andfirst output. In respect of coconut thelocal variety starts yielding approximately8 years after planting. The stabilizedyield is obtained after 10 years.Therefore, to work out the cost ofcultivation it is necessary to work out thecost of establishment of the orchard, andapportion it as annual cost, as well as

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02the annual maintenance cost. Besidesthe frame preparation, input-outputinformation has been collected in fourrounds. The information on fixed assetsof the cultivators has been collected ina separate round.

Data collection work for the surveyhas been completed. The estimationprocedure has been finalized. Theanalysis of data is in progress.

The report writing work would betaken up after the analysis is over.Project proposals submitted forfinancial support

The Division submitted two newproject proposals for financial support:1. Project proposal on �Crop yieldestimation at small area level usingfarmers� estimates� was submitted toCentral Statistical Organisation, Ministryof Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation, New Delhi.

2. Project proposals on �Pilot Samplesurvey to develop samplingmethodology for estimation of area,production and productivity of importantflowers on the basis of market arrivals�was submitted to Central StatisticalOrganisation, Ministry of Statistics andProgramme Implementation, New Delhi.Miscellaneousl The copies of the newly published

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH DATABOOK 2001 were widely distributedamong the National AgriculturalResearch System such as Membersof ICAR Governing Body, DirectorGeneral, Deputy Director Generals,Asstt. Director Generals, Secretary,ICAR, Financial Advisor, ICAR, Ex-Director Generals, NationalProfessors, Distinguished Persons,Directors of ICAR Institutes, Vice-Chancellors/ Director (Research) ofCentral/State Agricultural Universitiesand Heads of other ResearchOrganisations etc.

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DIVISION OF DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS

Thrust area-wise list of projects inoperation is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Cropping Systems Research1. Planning, designing and analysisof experiments planned on stationsunder the Project Directorate forCropping Systems Research

The objectives of the project are (i)to identify the suitable statistical designsfor conduct of experiments according tothe technical programme formulated forthe project; (ii) to develop suitablemethod of analysis for the identifieddesigns and (iii) to statistically analysethe data of experiments conduced at37 Cropping Systems Research centresl The experiments are planned and

conducted under four types ofresearch programmes (i)development of new croppingsystems (ii) nutrient management incropping systems (iii) developmentof system based management

practices (iv) maximum yieldresearch.

l The data of about 300 experimentspertaining to 2000-2001 crop yearwere received during 2001-2002.Designs adopted for conduct ofexperiments during this year wereRBD, Split plot, split-split plot, stripplot, factorial RBD, 32 x 2 in 6 plotsper block; partially confounded,BIBD and Balanced confounded4x22 in 8 plots per block. Data wasscrutinized to see whether the broadguidelines and instructions set forsuccessful experimental programmewere being reasonably followed ornot. Evidences of violations ofguidelines/instructions observed inthe data were reported to theconcerned centers and will behighlighted in the next technicalreport of the project. Data wereanalysed as per design adopted andpreparation of final tables forinclusion in the Annual Report(PDCSR) is under progress. Forconcluding experiments statistical

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02analysis over years was taken up andwill be a part of technical report.

l Besides the Annual Report publishedby PDCSR, Technical Report (1997-2002) is under preparationhighlighting the shortcomings indesigning, layout of experiments andreporting of data. Statistical analysisover years for the concludingexperiments is under progress.

l Under the first research programmeintensification and diversification inthe existing predominant croppingsystems was studied at differentcentres. Intensification ofpredominant rice -wheat croppingsystem at Pantnagar by addinggreen gram during summer showsthat it has not only increased the netreturn by 18% but also land useefficiency by 43% and productionefficiency by 18%. Diversification byreplacing wheat with other crops likeToria and Vegetable Pea revealsthat it is not economical, thusreducing the production efficiencyalso.

2. Planning, designing and analysisof �ON FARM� research experimentsplanned under Project Directorate forCropping Systems Research.

The objectives of the project are (i)to provide suitable sampling plan anddesign for layout of experiments oncultivator �s field; (ii) to developappropriate statistical methods ofanalysis for the experiments and (iii) toanalysis the data of experimentsconducted at 32 NARP zone centresduring the year.l Under the technical programme,

three types of field experiments areconducted in system mode viz. (i)

Response of nutrients (N, P and K) ,(ii) sustainable production model and(iii) intensification and diversificationof the existing cropping system. Theproforma for data collection of threenew experiments undertaken during2000-2001 have been finalized andgot printed by PDCSR, Modipuram.Also the detailed instruction manualof the �ON FARM� programme hasbeen prepared and sent to P.I.PDCSR for finalization and printing.

l The data of about 435 trials (1999-2000) and 2837 trials (2000-2001)were received. On scrutinizing thedata about 10% of the trials wererejected and rest of the trials werestatistically analysed. The final tablesof the results of the experimentaltrials (1999-2000) were prepared andsent to the PDCSR for the inclusionin the Annual Report (2000-2001) ofthe project.

l The salient results of the experimentson response of nutrients; N, P and Kon farmer�s field conducted at 16centres during the year 1999-2000for 10 crop sequences namely, Rice-wheat, Rice-rice, Soyabean-wheat,Maize-wheat etc. in selected zonesare given below. The rice-wheatsequence has been tried atAmbikapur (M.P.), Banda (U.P.),Sidharth Nagar (U.P.), Ranchi(Bihar) and Ludhiana (Punjab) withvarying fertilizer doses. 100N + 60P+ 60 K at Ambikapur, 80N + 40P +20K at Ranchi for rice crop and 120N+ 60P + 40K at Banda and 100N +50P + 25K at Ranchi centres forwheat crop. For rice crop, responsefertilizer ratio to N over control variesfrom 4.31 (Ranchi) to 14.72 inSidharth Nagar, response ratio to P(in presence of N) varies from 29.17(Ludhiana) to 13.97 (Ranchi).

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Similar trends of fertilizer responseratio for wheat crop are alsoobtained. The available organiccarbon in soil ranges from 0.44% to0.82% at various centres whereassoil nutrient N varies from 163kg/haat (Ludhdiana) to 302 kg/ha(Chindwara) and P varies from 8 to78 kg/ha.

l Under the component technologybased on regional constraints, theexperiments conduced on methodsof sowing in Rice crop�; theproductivity of rice is increased to20% and 28% by transplanting inline over farmer�s practice withfertilizer application of 120N-60P-60K at Sultanpur and Faizabad(U.P.) whereas there is 18%increase in rice yield for 2 seedlingsor 4 seedlings/hole over farmer�spractice at Igatpuri (Maharashtra).

l The Annual Report of AICRP onCropping System Research for theyear 1999-2000 has been brought outby PDCSR, Modipuram.

l Preparation of Status report (1997-2002) of the project is in progress.

3. Planning, designing and analysisof data relating to experimentsconducted under AICRP on Long-Term Fertilizer Experiments

The objective of the project are (i)to plan and design long term fertilizerexperiments; (ii) to try alternativeapproaches for analysis of data and (iii)to Co-ordinate the work relating tostatistical aspects of the project and alsoto provide necessary information to theProject Coordinator (LTFE) and ICAR.l Appropriate statistical techniques

were adopted to examine the effectsof years, blocks within years andtreatments. Treatment x Year sum ofsquares were further subdivided intocontrasts of interest in interactionswith year effects.

l Data of superimposed treatmentsin bifurcated plots were analysed withnested two-way classified model.

l Regression models were utilizedfor studying the treatment wise yieldand available soil nutrients trendsover the years.

l Trend analysis of available soilnutrients at Bangalore and Ranchicenters showed the decline in pHvalues below their critical levelswhich affected the crop productivityparticularly under 100% NPK and100% NP treatments thusnecessitating the incorporation oflime and FYM as correctivemeasures. Large build up ofphosphorus in soils was alsoobserved under 100% NPK + Handweeding and 100%NP treatmentswithout enhancing the crop yieldsand thus showing the futility ofapplication of phosphorus at itsoptimal level.

l The analysis of superimposedtreatments data over the years 1993-2000 at Ludhiana centre revealed nosignificant reduction in maize orwheat yields either with 50%reduction of phosphorus applicationover its optimal level or its completestoppage, alongwith full doses of Nand K. The requirement ofphosphorus for crops continued tobe met through the native source ofalluvial soils .

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The objectives of the project are (i)to estimate the overall fertilizer treatmenteffects for each crop sequence; (ii) Tostudy the effect of long-term fertilizer useon the yield of different crops; (iii) todevelop methodology for (a) determiningeconomically optimal fertilization practicefor each of the crop sequences, and (b)estimation of average annual net returnsand variance of net returns for the cropsequences and (iv) to develop yieldprediction models for crops included indifferent sequences.l The analysis of variance was carried

out to decompose the total sum ofsquares (SS) into SS due to variouseffects viz. treatment, year,replication, treatment x year, year xreplication and treatment xreplication interaction under a linearfixed effects model. The expectedvalue of the mean squares indicatedthat error mean square is anappropriate divisor for testingsignificance of various effects.Effect of long-term fertilizer use onthe yield of crops was studied usingregression analysis. An unbiasedestimator of the returns over thefertilizer cost (per hectare perannum) for each treatment wasobtained under a specific errorstructure along with its variance andthe variance estimator. Yieldprediction models have also beendeveloped.

l In addition to identifying theappropriate fertilizer treatmentgiving highest yield of the sequenceat all the four centres namely Akola,Pantnagar, Navsari andRajendranagar, treatment wiseregression models were developedto examine whether the yields

exhibited long-term trends over theyears or not. Each of the regressionmodels included a polynomial oftime trend and appropriateexplanatory variables like date ofsowing (measured in terms ofnumber of days from the earliestsown date during the study period),amount of rainfall during the cropseason, number of fallow daysbefore sowing of the crop and thenumber of irrigations.

l At Akola centre where sorghum-wheat sequence was tried, no trendwas observed in the yield ofsorghum crop under the treatmentT6 - 50% recommended NPKthrough fertilizer + 50% throughFYM during kharif and 100%recommended NPK throughfertilizers during rabi ( which wasfound best in terms of giving highestgrain yield for both the crops) whilethe wheat yield under this treatmentshowed the highest rate of increaseper annum. Moreover high amountof rainfall and delayed sowing hadyield depressing effect on both thecrops whereas increased number offallow days adversely affected thesorghum yield and had positiveeffect on the wheat yield. AtPantnagar, considering the trends inthe yields of both the crops,treatment T10 ( 50% recommendedN through fertilizer + 50% throughgreen gram straw) seemed to be themost appropriate fertilizationpractice. At Rajenderanagar,delayed sowing was seen to haveadverse effect on the yields of kharifrice whereas it had yield increasingeffect in rabi. Rainfall was found toaffect the yields of rice in both theseasons. At Navsari centre highestyield of rice and wheat was observedunder treatment T5 (100%

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5. A Diagnostic Study of Design andAnalysis of Field Experiments

The objective of the project are (i) toconduct a diagnostic survey of severalexperiments for identifying differentexperimental situations so as to provideappropriate methods of analysis of datafor each possible situation as well as todevelop methodology for data analysiswhere appropriate methods of analysisare not available or suitable (ii) to evolveappropriate and modified methods ofcombined analysis of data fromexperiments conducted at differentlocations and/or years by using theconcept of nested models; (iii) to use theconcept of multivariate analysis ofvariance to analyze the data ofexperiments with multiple responses and(iv) to develop an appropriate but exactmethod of estimation of variancecomponents from an unbalanced dataobtained from block designs withpossibly unequal block sizes and varyingreplicationsl Data of 2248 experiments retrieved

from Agricultural Field ExperimentsInformation System (AFEIS) wereanalyzed and tested for normalityusing Kolmogrov - Smirnov andShapiro - Wilk Tests. The data of 280experiments were found non-normal(99 from Kolmogrov - Smirnov Test,88 from Shapiro - Wilk Test and 93

from both).l Cook�s Statistic has been used for

detecting outlier(s) in theexperimental data. The analysis ofcovariance procedure has beenused to deal with the presence ofoutlier(s) in the experimental data.

l The experiments with mixturesmethodology has been used for theanalysis of data pertaining toexperiments conducted (i) to studythe effect of application of 180 kg ofnitrogen per hectare from Urea andAmmonium Sulphate in varyingproportions on yield and quality ofbidi tobacco conducted at BidiTobacco Research Station, Anandand (ii) to study the partialsubstitution of murate of potash bycommon salt (NaCl) in rice-rice cropsequence conducted at Karamanaunder the aegis of AICRP onCropping Systems Research. Suchkind of experiments are alsocommon for the experimentsconducted for generating agriculturaltechnologies for the non-pollutingagriculture. In these experiments aproportion of the inorganic fertilizersis replaced by the organic manures,green manures, etc. Theseexperiments also satisfy theconditions of experiments withmixtures and can be analyzed as perexperiments with mixturesmethodology.

l The analytical procedure of theexperiments conducted to assessthe relative performance of the croprotations of different duration hasbeen developed using the analyticalprocedure of general block designs.Using the analytical proceduredeveloped, the analysis of data ofSabour Centre was carried out for

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02assessing the relative performanceof rotations in terms of cropproductivity alone. At this centre, theexperiment was conducted from1991 � 1992 to 1993- 1994 withseven crop rotations and 4replications in a randomizedcomplete block design. Thetreatment structure was as follows:-

l It can be seen that in the first yearthere were 3 distinct treatments, with

l It is suggested that in suchexperiments the data on soilparameters be collected and madeavailable to the statisticians forthorough analysis.

l Universally optimal block designs forboth the direct effects of treatmentsapplied to Rabi crop and residualeffect of the treatments applied toKharif crop have been obtained for the

1991-92 1992-93 1993-94Rice-Wheat Rice-Wheat Rice-WheatRice-Mustard Rice-Wheat Rice-WheatRice-Wheat Rice-Mustard Rice-WheatRice-Wheat Rice-Wheat Rice-MustardBlackgram-Wheat Rice-Wheat Rice-WheatRice-Wheat Blackgram-Wheat Rice-WheatRice-Wheat Rice-Wheat Blackgram-Wheatrice-wheat sequence replicated 5times in each block and theblackgram-wheat and rice-mustard sequences replicatedonce in each block. In the secondyear the rotation of the kharifblackgram and rabi mustard wastaken in such a way that there were5 distinct treatments including theresidual effect of previousexperimentation and at the end ofthree years all the 7 treatmentswere distinct.

l The rotations include a number ofcrops whose productivity cannotbe added as such for comparingthe performance of differentrotations. Therefore, the ANOVAwas carried out after convertingthe grain, straw and grain+strawdata in terms of monetary returns,calories and protein contents. Thedata were analyzed as perprocedure of general blockdesigns.

experimental situations where theexperimenter is not interested in theinteraction between direct effects andthe residual effects of the two sets oftreatments. In such experiments,either the treatments do not compriseof complete factorial structure orhave at most one replication of thecomplete factorial structure.

l The estimates of variances of theestimated genotypic variance anderror variance from the experimentaldata generated from incompleteblock designs based on ANOVAhave been obtained.

6. Planning, designing and analysisof experiments relating to AICRP onSTCR.

The objectives of the project are (i)To improve the existing methodology foranalysis of on-going STCR experiments;(ii) to carry out planning and designing

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cooperating centres of STCRproject, have been analyzed usingResponse Surface Methodology. Theresults indicate that in most of thecases the Stationary point is a Saddlepoint. Therefore, exploration of theResponse Surface in the vicinity ofthe Stationary point was taken up.Regression diagnostics have alsobeen used for detection of outliers.

l While analyzing the data receivedfrom different centres it is observedthat each experiment should beconducted by choosing a proper setof treatment combinations andshould have sufficient number ofdesign points so that a completeresponse surface could be fitted.

l A status paper on Designing andAnalysis of Experiments conductedunder AICRP on Soil Test CropResponse Correlations (STCR) wasprepared and presented during theNational Workshop of AICRP onSTCR at BCKV, Kalyani.

l The procedure of selection of suitabledesign points is under process.Efforts are also being made toincorporate the organic fertilizer levelsinto the design. A proposal in thisregard has been sent to the ProjectCo-ordinator for his comments/suggestions.

Information System for Agriculturaland Animal Experiments

7. Agricultural Field ExperimentsInformation system .The objective of the project is tocollect the experimental data and otherancillary information in respect ofAgricultural Field Experimentsconducted at various AgriculturalResearch Stations in the country andcreate a database of the collectedexperiments.

l The regional staff is in position at 8centers and they have reported thedata of about 2278 experiments. Thedata in respect of 1960 experimentshas been edited and got transferredon floppies for further processingwhile, the information pertaining to840 experiments was finalized anddatabase updated. The databasecontains the details of 15,121experiments. A pamphlet givingsalient information about thedatabase has been printed and shallbe distributed to variousorganizations/scientists engaged inagricultural research for popularisingthe database.

l Database of information system is tobe redesigned using latest RDBMSsoftware. Database tables havebeen designed and front end is beingdeveloped using Visual Basic. It isalso proposed to develop databasefor cropping system experiments.

Experimental designs for Agricultural,Animal, Agroforestry and FisheriesResearch8. Designs for Fitting Responsesurfaces in Agricultural Experiments(Funded through AP Cess fund, ICAR

The objectives of the project are (i)to obtain response surface designs forresponse optimization and slopeestimation when various factors are with

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qualitative-cum-quantitative factorshave been obtained.

l The robustness of response surfacedesigns obtainable from balancedincomplete block (BIB) designs hasbeen studied against non-availabilityof a single observation in terms ofinformation contained in anobservation, percent loss ininformation, increase in the varianceof the predicted response, relativeA- and D-efficiencies, etc.

l A computer program for thecanonical analysis of second orderresponse surface designs usingJAVA has been prepared.

l A Response Surface Design (Box-Behnken with 4 center points) forthree factors each at three levels in16 points was recommended for theexperiment related to finding theoptimum storability conditions ofInstant Pigeon Pea Dal conductedat Division of AgriculturalEngineering, IARI, New Delhi. Thedetails of the factors and their levelsare given as under.

9. Statistical investigation on thefertilizer use efficiency in relation tocultural practices

The objectives of the project are (i)to carry out the combined analysis ofcultural cum manurial trials over yearsfor various crops; (ii) to develop fertilizerresponse model based on cultural cummanurial trials and (iii) to obtain output-input ratios at various levels of culturalpractices for various crops.l 927 experiments were retrieved from

AFEIS and the experiments for whichraw data was available wereanalyzed using appropriatestatistical techniques. It wasobserved that the number ofexperiments in which main effect dueto fertilizer and cultural practice werealmost same, interaction effects ofcultural practices x fertilizerapplication were found to besignificant in 18-47% of experimentsanalyzed. 84 cases that wereconducted for two or more than twoyears with same set of treatments atsame research station have beenidentified for combined analysis.Combined analysis of these groupsof experiments is in progress.Response surface models werefitted for cultural cum manurialexperiments by taking culturalpractices as covariate.

10. Three-associate partiallybalanced incomplete bock designsand their application in partial diallel

S.No. Factors Levels1. Soaking Solution 0.5, 1.0, 1.5%

Concentration2. Cooking Time 8, 10, 12

minutes3. Flaking Thickness 0.5, 0.75,

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2 2 2 (s-3) P3 = 2 0 s-3

2(s-3) s-3 s2-6s+10l Two methods were developed for

obtaining the designs based on thisscheme. The design parameters areas given below:(i) v = s2 = b, r = s-1 = k, λ1 = 0, λ2 = s-2, λ3 =0(ii) v = s2, b=2s2, r = 2(2s-1), k = 2s-1,λ1 = s+2,λ2 = 2s, λ3 =4

l Designs based on the newassociation scheme have beencatalogued for number ofreplications and block size ≤ 20.

l 3-associate class circular designshave been catalogued for block sizeand number of replications ≤ 20.

l Cubic and circular lattice designs arecatalogued for r and k ≤ 20.

l Software functions have beendeveloped for the generation of first,second and third associates of cubic,extended triangular and rectangularassociation schemes.

l Computer functions have beendeveloped for the following matrixoperations used in constructingPBIB(3) designs: (i) incidence matrixof a design (ii) design layout from theincidence matrix (iii) Kroneckerproduct of two matrices. Functionswere also developed for theconstruction of cubic, extendedtriangular and rectangular designs inwhich some of the above mentionedmatrix operations are involved.

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crossesThe objectives of the projects are (i)

to obtain some methods of constructionof three associate class partially balancedincomplete block designs and to preparea catalogue of the available PBIB(3)designs along with those constructed; (ii)to develop a computer module tocatalogue, generate and analyze threeassociate class partially balancedincomplete block designs and (iii) toidentify the efficient plans for partial diallelcrosses obtained through threeassociate class association schemesand to develop computer modules forgeneration of these plans along with theiranalysis in complete and / or incompleteblock settings.l Literature on circular designs has

been reviewed thoroughly. Circulardesigns for mn treatments in n blocksof mk plots each and k replicationsare PBIB designs of (n+1)/2 or (n+2)/2 associate classes according as nis odd or even.

l By redefining two associate classlatin-square association scheme, anew three -associate classassociation scheme with v = s2treatments arranged in s rows and scolumns has been obtained. Theparameters of the associationscheme are:

v = s2, n1 = 2 (s-1), n2 = s-1, n3 = (s-1) (s-2),

s-2 1 s-21 0 s-2s-2 s-2 (s-2) (s-3)

2 0 2 (s-2)0 s-2 02(s-2) 0 (s-2) (s-3)

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11. Design and analysis ofagroforestry experiments

The objectives of the project are (i)to evolve and document generalmethodologies for the statistical analysisof data already generated throughagroforestry experiments; (ii) to obtainappropriate designs along with thelayout plans and methodology for theanalysis of the experiments underagroforestry system to be suggested tothe collaborative centre(s) and (iii) tostudy the relationship among the variouscomponents (trees and crops) inagroforestry system.l The experiment on �Evaluation of

fodder trees with and without cropsunder rainfed arable farming forsemi-arid conditions is beingconducted at IGFRI, Jhansi with 14treatments in 3 replicationsconsisting of 4 tree species (Siris,Neem, Shisham and Babul) and 2crops Barley (Fodder) and Gram(Grain) with sole trees and solecrops.

l The data received on dry fodder,green fodder and crude protein ofBarley has been analysed as RBDwith 4 treatments i.e. Barley with 4tree species and a control (withouttree) and its contrast analysis wasperformed. It was found that theperformance of Barley crop underdifferent tree species is significantlydifferent. In case of crude protein,Barley without tree was also foundto be significantly different fromBarley with tree.

l The data on growth of treeparameters like Height, CollarDiameter, Crown Diameter and DBH(Diameter at Breast Height) was

received and analysed for the 4 treespecies Siris, Neem, Shisham andBabul comprising of 12 treatmentsfor the year 2001 and results weresent to collaborative centre at Jhansi.From the analysis it was observedthat there are significant differencesin the treatments under allparameters (Height, Collar Diameter,Crown Diameter and DBH). Further,it was observed that while comparingSiris tree + Barley crop and Siris tree+ Gram crop, Siris tree showssignificantly higher performance withGram crop with regards to Heightand Crown Diameter only. Thesimilar trend was found duringprevious year- 2000. However, whenwe compare different tree species,there were significant differencesbetween them for all the 4parameters of the tree.

l Combined analysis for the year 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 of the cropsBarley(Green Fodder) andGram(Grain) was worked out fromthe data taking the model asreplication, tree location, direction,distance and year as factors.

l Under Barley crop, the effect of tree,location and distance were found tobe significant for the year 1999-2000, 2000-2001 as well as in thecombined analysis. The effect ofdirection and year was significantonly in 2000-2001.

l Under Gram (Grain) crop, tree effectwas found to be significant in theyear 2000-2001 as well as incombined analysis. The effect ofdistance to be significant wasobserved only in year 2000-2001. Theeffect of year was also found to besignificant and its interaction withdistance and tree were found to be

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l Monetary value of the system wasworked out for the year 1999-2000and 2000-2001 by taking the valueof fodder tree (foliage + fuel), grainand straw of Gram and GreenFodder value of Barley. The systemcomprising of the Gram crop withBabul and Shisham trees gavereturn of Rs. 14752/ha and Rs.14488/ha respectively during theyear 1999-2000, while it gave Rs.18624/ha and Rs. 18324/has withBabul and Siris tree during 2000-2001. It indicates growing of Gramcrop with Babul tree is moreprofitable as compared to growingwith other trees (Siris, Neem, andShisham).

l Establishment, growth andproduction of multipurpose trees(MPT) and their effect on the growthand production of crop has beenconducted at NRCAF, Jhansi inDouble split-plot design with 4replications with three spacings inmain plot, 12 tree species in sub-plots and four crop rotations viz.Sorghum-Wheat, Sorghum-Gram,Arhar-Wheat and Arhar-Gram insub-sub-plots.

l The arrangement of differentcomponents in a plot is an importantaspect of agroforestryexperimentation. The effect of cropgeometry was studied in relation to12 different multipurpose trees forthe year 1993-94. In one plot Wheatcrop is preceded by Jowar and inanother plot by Arhar under each of12 tree species. The effect ofdifferent arrangements of the Wheaton the yield in relation to tree specieswas investigated using theIncomplete Block Design technique

with 4 treatments, treatments beingthe position of Wheat on 4 plots.From the contrast analysis, it wasobserved that under the two MPTspecies namely Ramkanthi andAnjan the effect of treatments wasfound to be significant on the yieldof Wheat crop when compared withone side of the tree with other side.

l The method of path analysis wasused to study relationship betweenthe different biometrical characterslike plant height, plant population,number of effective tillers, Grainweight per earhead with the yield ofwheat crop under different MPTspecies. It has been concluded thatnumber of effective tillers is the maincomponent of crop that has directeffect on the yield under 7 species(Babul, Mahua, Subabul, Shisham,Siris, Jamun and Aonla).

12. Design and Analysis of on Stationand on Farm Agricultural ResearchExperiments: A Revisit (Fundedthrough AP Cess Fund, ICAR)

The objectives of the project are (i)to develop suitable methodology by us-ing data of uniformity trials and past ex-periments in deciding the shape and sizeof irregular plots and blocks for futureexperimentation and (ii) to develop effi-cient designs and appropriate methodsof analysis of data by exploiting the prin-ciple of resolvability, fractional factorialsand nested models for experiments onFarm Research.l The Uniformity trial data on rice (given

in Gomez and Gomez, 1984) wasclassified on the basis of row num-bers, column numbers and fertilitycontour numbers. The data wereanalyzed using one way classifiedANOVA. The CV percent of the three

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l The analytical procedure for on farmexperiments conducted with v treat-ments in b developmental blockssuch that there are ri villages in blocki, i=1,�,b has been modified by in-cluding the blocks ´ treatment inter-action term in the model. This modi-fication helps in inferring whether thetreatment effects were consistentacross blocks or if there were somespecific blocks that seemed to favourone treatment over the other.

l In on farm experiments generally thefarmer�s practice is to be comparedwith treatments identified from re-search stations. The farmer�s prac-tice varies from farmer to farmer andit is not certain as to what treatmentmay be taken as farmer�s practice.Method of construction of block de-signs for such situations using re-solvable block designs have beenobtained.

13. Statistical study on competition ef-fects among neighbouring units infield experiments. (Funded throughAP-Cess Fund, ICAR)

The objectives of the project are (i)to study the characterization propertiesof the designs for investigating compe-tition effects among neighbouring units;(ii) to obtain (construct) designs for esti-mating competition effects in one-wayand two-way elimination of heterogene-ity settings; (iii) to study the optimality as-

pects of the designs obtained for com-petition effects and to prepare a cata-logue of the optimal (efficient) designsfor these situations and (iv) to study thecompetition effects among neighbouringunits using the data generated throughsimulation techniques.l Experiments in agriculture, horticul-

ture and forestry often showneighbour effects i.e., the responseon a given plot is affected by thetreatments on neighbouring plots aswell as by the treatment applied tothat plot. Interference, often referredto as competition, betweenneighbouring units is a serioussource of bias. Understanding thestructure of these competition effectsand by properly organising the ex-perimental material, attempts can bemade to minimize such bias and alsoestimate these competition effects.

l Under the block design set-up, threedifferent models are being consid-ered for analysing a design with com-petition effects. The model with one-sided neighbour effects, model withundifferentiated two-sided neighboureffects, model with differentiatedtwo-sided neighbour effects. Con-sidering the most general set-up oftwo-sided differentiated neighboureffects i.e. left and right neighboureffects, the information matrix forestimating the direct effects, left andright neighbour effects jointly hasbeen derived. The reduced informa-tion matrix for estimating direct ef-fects has been obtained.

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Thrust area-wise list of projects inoperation is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Computer simulation studies andapplications of re-samplingtechniques like bootstrap, Jackknife,balanced repeated replications inAgricultural Statistics.1. Development of statisticalprocedures for selecting genotypessimultaneously for yield and stability

The objectives of the project are (i)to construct new indices for selectinggenotypes simultaneously for both yieldand stability; (ii) to make comparisonamong the indices developed, based onstandard statistical techniques and ontechniques involving simulation and (iii)

to develop a computer programme forjudging desirable genotypes.

A number of new indices for selectinggenotypes simultaneously for yield andstability would be constructed bycombining different stability measuresand yield indicators. Theoretical basisfor determining the weights for yield andstability in these indices would be arrivedat. A comparison among the indices sodeveloped will be made so as to judgethe superiority of one index over another.This comparison would be based not onlyon standard statistical techniques butalso on techniques involving simulation.In some cases the merit of indices willbe judged on the basis of convergenceof observed Type 1 error and power ofthe tests involved. An IBM-PC compatibleprogram for selecting

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Thrust Areasl Computer simulation studies and

applications of re-samplingtechniques like bootstrap,Jackknife, balanced repeatedreplications in Agricultural Statistics

l Studies on gene action, estimationof genetic parameters and geneticmerit, genetic progress and otherrelated statistical methods.

l Non-linear statistical modelling ofbiological, ecological and eco-nomic phenomena

MandateTo develop modelling and simulationtechniques for agricultural systemsand statistical Investigations inGenetics and Bio-technology.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02varieties simultaneously for yield andstability, based on developed indices, willbe made. Initially the developed indiceswill be tested on some cereal crops anddepending on the trend obtained theprocedures may be extended to othercrop situations. For rice crop, the datawill be used from All India Coordinatedtrials conducted by Directorate of RiceResearch, Hyderabad. The genotypesincluded are the promising lines or elitebreeding lines which are at differentstages of testing in the coordinatedproject.

Some new indices for selectinggenotypes simultaneously for yield andstability have been constructed bycombining yield indicators and stabilitymeasures. In the proposed combinedselection indices, the ratio of the averageperformance of the ith genotype to theoverall mean of all the genotypes undertest is taken as the yield component andthe ratio of stability information (inverseof the mean squares of year withinlocation) provided by the ith genotype tothe mean stability information provided byall genotypes is taken as the stabilitycomponent. As per the plant breeder�srequirement, suitable weights are alsogiven to the components in the indices.The developed indices are tested onmultilocation varietal trials of rice cropdata. Ranks are given to the varietiesbased on the yield, stability and indexvalues. High significant correlation isobserved between stability and theindices indicating a strong associationbetween them. However, in some datasets significant correlations are alsoobserved between yield and indices(situations where the weights given to theyield components in the index are 60%,70% and 80%). Based on the indexvalue, when 50% of the top varieties wereselected, among them it was found thataround 60%-75% are the top yielders

and >75% are the stable performers.Necessary computer programs havealso been written in SAS and C to dealwith the analysis of varietal data. Takinglocation-year combinations asenvironments performed the AMMI(Additive Main Effects and MultiplicativeInteraction) analysis. The interactioncomponent was decomposed intogenotypic score and environmentalscore. Based on the cumulativeproportion explained by the eigen values,the number of PCA axes to be retainedare determined. The distance betweenith genotypic score (i = 1, 2,�, tgenotypes) of all the axes from the originis taken as the stability measure. In ananother proposed index, the ratio of theaverage performance of the ith genotypeto the overall mean performance of all thegenotypes under test is taken as the yieldcomponent and the ratio of stabilityinformation (inverse of the above saiddistance) provided by the ith genotype tothe mean stability information provided byall the genotypes is taken as the stabilitycomponent. Suitable weight are given tothe yield and stability components in theindex so as to select genotypessimultaneously for yield and stability.Rank correlations are worked out for theproposed indices with yield and stability.Necessary programs are written tosimulate genotype x environmentinteraction data and the comparisonamong the indices is in progress.2. Studies on data processingtechniques for statistical analysis oflarge field variability in hilly and saltaffected soil regions

The objectives of the project are (i)to consolidate in a comprehensivemanner the data processing techniquesfor statistical quantification of the largefield variability in hilly and salt affectedsoils; (ii) to finalise the algorithms and

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02develop softwares for computerised dataprocessing of the natural variabilitypresent in the plantations carried out inuncultivable lands (iii) to developcomputerised techniques for theconstruction of the fertility gradient mapsof the examined soil characteristic fieldvariability obtained by using differentconcepts of statistical methodology and(iv) to formulate computerised dataprocessing technology for correlating theplant growth trait performance with thatof soil characteristics

The theory of geostatistics, ANOVAfor repeated measures and generalisedANOVA in the presence of spatialpatterns would be used to examine thefield variability in hilly and salt affected soilregions.

The statistical techniques related tovariogram analysis and krigging havebeen consolidated. A tour wasundertaken for collecting the datapertaining to relevant experiments toCentral Soil and Water ConservationResearch and Training Institute,Dehradun. During this visit, theexperiment on Aonla - based horti-pastoral systems in degraded lands ofShivalik foothills of North-west India wasdiscussed in detail. This is theexperiment for which a part of data wasreceived earlier and analysed. In this dataspecial identification of the observationswere made. Another data set pertainingto an experiment conducted to study theeffect of supplement irrigation andmulching on growth yield and qualitybehaviour of Kinno Mandarin was alsocollected. Statistical modelling of spatialvariability in Intercrop Experiments wasalso taken up. Computer programs forcomputation and generation of one andtwo-dimensional variograms have beenfinalized using JAVA.

Studies on gene action, estimation ofgenetic parameters and geneticmerit, genetic progress and otherrelated statistical methods3. On some robust estimation ofheritability

The objectives of the project are (i)to examine the influence of non-normalityand other assumptions on the estimationof heritability; (ii) to study the effect ofaberrant values on the estimation ofheritability and (iii) to identify and developprocedures for robust estimation ofheritability.

The methods of maximum likelihood,ANOVA, REML, MINQUE would beemployed to obtain robust estimates ofvariance components and subsequentlythe estimates of heritability. Thesemethodologies would be modified tosolve the problems of aberrant valuesand for obtaining robust estimation.

In order to solve the problem ofnegative estimates of variancecomponents obtained by Henderson�sANOVA in particular and ANOVA methodsin general, a simple modification assuggested by Khattree (1998) for insuringthe non-negativity of the estimates hasbeen employed and the SAS code andother computing strategies required forthis have been examined in detail. Theresults obtained were also comparedempirically with ML, REML and MINQUEmethods of estimation of variancecomponents and heritabilitysubsequently. From the results it hasbeen seen that the estimates obtainedby this modified procedure is havingmore bias and has minimum meansquare error (MSE). Further the work ofdevelopment of

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02procedures for obtaining robust andresistant estimates of variancecomponent for the case of unbalanceddata are also to be carried out. Theperformance of identified procedures hasalso been examined on various simulatedpopulations.4. Empirical investigations on theinfluence of fixed effects on theestimates of heritability

The objectives of the probject are (i)to study the effect of non-genetic factorson the estimation of heritability and itsprecision; (ii) to compare the differentmethods of correction of data byapplying the method of fitting constantsand (iii) to compare mixed modeltechnique with the above methodsfor estimation of variance componentsand consequently heritability.

The data was simulated for differentvalues of heritability by half-sib model forsingle fixed effect. The method of fittingconstants by Harvey (1966) was used forcorrection of fixed effect. The correctedand uncorrected data were analyzed byhalf-sib analysis.

The data under half-sib for differentsample sizes and family structures weresimulated from populations with low,moderate and high heritability. Two fixedeffects with four levels each wereintroduced in the data by taking botheffects significant and other non-significant. Heritability estimates wereobtained from raw data with and withoutfixed effects and after correction of datafor the fixed effects. The estimates ofheritability were also obtained inpresence of one and two fixed effects byusing the mixed model techniques.5. Studies on growth pattern and

heritability of fitness traits in Indianbreeds of goats

The objectives of the project are (i)to compare different methods ofestimation of heritability of fitness traitsand (ii) to compare the adequacy ofdifferent non-linear models utilized forstudying growth pattern.

Breeding data of goats in respect offitness traits such as type of birth andstayability at different stages of age ofanimals was transferred by applyingarcsine transformation. These recordswere used to obtain heritability estimatesby Half-sib correlation method for bothsexes separately. Heritability estimatesfor fitness traits were also obtained byHeterogeneity chi-square method.

Growth data for various geneticgroups was corrected for fixed effects forseason, period and type of birth by usingthe least square technique. The adjustedrecords were used to fit the non-lineargrowth curves like monomolecular,Gompertz and logistic for different geneticgroups for each sex separately.Suitability of different non-linear growthmodels was examined by comparing theR2 and error mean square values. Basedon these three values, themonomolecular model has shown thebest fit for different genetic groups andfor both sexes followed by Gompertzcurve.Non-linear statistical modelling ofbiological, ecological and economicphenomena6. Study of non-linear time seriesmodelling in agriculture

The objectives of the project are (i)to study relative merits and demerits ofvarious tests for testing of linearity; (ii) to

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investigate properties of auto-regressiveconditional heteroscedastic, self excitingthreshold autoregressive and bilinearmodels from the family of parametricnonlinear time series models and (iii) todevelop relevant computer programs forfitting of above models and to apply theseto real data from the fields of entomology,fishery, agricultural economics, etc.

Second order index of linearity is tobe computed to detect non linearity. Theestimated regression function mj(n) is tobe used to identify the possible value ofdelay parameter in SETAR model.Number of tests both in time domain andfrequency domain are to be performed.Efforts would be made to fit the data byAR(p)-ARCH(q) model where thesquared error would be autocorrelated.SETAR model will be taken into accountfor modelling data related to populatiloncycle under food limitation.

Test of linearity in time-series data interms of �Time Reversibility� has beencarried out. Estimation of bispectraldensity function using the spectralwindow approach has also beenconsidered. The smoothed estimate ofpopulation�s second order spectra hasbeen derived by restricting to the class

of window generator with characteristicexponent 2. In case of third orderestimated spectra, optimal lag windowhas been used for testing of Gaussianityand linear - non Gaussianity. Time seriesdata has been generated from thresholdautoregressive model of order 2 andorder of delay parameter of lag 2.Computer program has been written onthe basis of �Search algorithm� and AICvalues have been computed. Various�Foster Lyapunov� or �drift� criteria fortesting of various forms of stability havebeen studied. NAFED data on onionprices have been analysed. Modelling oftrend function (deterministic andstochastic) has been done. In thisconnection, unit roof test for differenttrend functions, e.g. alternate hypothesisof zero mean process, constant nonzero mean process against the nullhypothesis of non stationary data, havebeen performed. Two step procedure forestimating parameters of SARIMA andARIMA models have also been carriedout. By employing Dickey Fuller test forseasonal time series data, it has beenfound that the data is seasonally nonstationary.

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Thrust area-wise list of projects inoperation is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Forecasting Techniques inAgricultural System1. Development of early warning andyield assessment models for rainfedcrops based on agrometeorologicalindices.

The objectives of the project were (i)to prepare agrometeorological indices forearly warning and yield assessment ofrainfed crops, (ii) to develop modelsusing agrometeorological indices forearly warning and yield assessment and(iii) to validate the models and provideearly yield assessment.

The project has been completed.The study was conducted for rainfedcrops rice � Raipur, sorghum � Parbhani& Delhi and maize � Delhi. Weeklyrainfall and pan evaporation data for past

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20 to 23 years and corresponding districtyield data were utilised. Water Balancetechnique was used to estimate weeklystress to the crop during its life cycleevery year. Appropriate weights weredetermined for stress at different stagesof growth and accumulated weightedstress indices were prepared year-wisefor all the three crops at their respectivecenters. Using these weighted stressindices and time variable (for taking careof trend in yield) as regressors, forecastmodels were developed . These modelsprovided forecast, six weeks, four weeksand five weeks before harvest forsorghum, maize and rice respectively.Meteorological data for recent years(1997 to1999) were collected and modelswere validated. Deviations in forecastyield from observed yield ranged between1% to 11% only in seven out of elevencases. Results show that the techniquerequires further refinement for rice crop.Results for maize are satisfactorywhereas for sorghum, these are veryencouraging .

Thrust AreasForecasting techniques in AgriculturalSystem.

MandateTo develop models for obtaining pre-harvest forecast of crop production,fish production, milk production poultryproducts, agrometeorological modelsfor early warning and yield assessmentand assessment of losses due tovarious factors.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 022. Forecasting the loss in yield dueto weeds.

The objectives of the project were :(i) to investigate the intensity and growthpattern of different weeds, (ii) to find outthe relationship between crop yield andweed parameters, (iii) to developmethodology for forecasting the loss inyield due to weeds & (iv) to comparethe economics of different weed controlmethods.

The experiments on Soybean andwheat during respective season of kharifand rabi were laid out at the agronomyfield of IARI. The observations wererecorded on weed counts, dry matteraccumulation and leaf area for all thetreatments at weekly interval afteremergence of weeds. The actual yieldof the crop was also recorded at harvest.The part of observations were recordedon weed parameters after emergence ofweeds for wheat crop in Rabi seasonduring the second year. Statisticalanalysis of first and second year datafor wheat crop and second year data forsoybean crop has been carried out. Dataprocessing for the soyabean crop duringthe third year is in progress.3. Forecasting of fish productionfrom ponds.

The objective of the study was todevelop appropriate methodology forforecasting fish production from pondsand to determine the optimum time offorecasting.

The project has been completed. Inthis study two types of models weredeveloped - Multiple regression model &Non-linear models. In Multiple regressionmodel, fish weight at harvest was takenas dependent variable and different co-factors such as pH value, dissolved

oxygen etc. measured at particularmonths were taken as independentvariables (depending upon the time offorecasting). Fish weight measured atthe particular month was also taken asone the independent variables. Themodels were fitted through step wiseregression. In case of non-linear models,logistic models were fitted for each of thespecies taking heterogeneous errorstructure into consideration. Partial dataupto 9 th month have been used todevelop the forecast models. Theremaining data were used to validate themodels.

The results revealed that in themodels developed through stepwiseregression, most of the variables werenot selected except in some caseswhere dissolved oxygen and free carbondi-oxide were selected. However fishweights at 7th, 8th and 9th month werehighly correlated with the fish weights atharvest. Naturally this variable wasselected in every case. Models with thisvariable were fitted very well. The resultsof fitting of non-linear models were verypromising. There was tremendousimprovement under the assumption ofheterocedasticity and heteroscedasticitywith auto correlation of error variance.Forecast from these models were verygood.4. Pilot study on forecasting ofbrood-lac yield from Buteamonosperma (Palas).

The objectives the project were toidentify the factors affecting yield ofbroodlac and to develop models forforecasting the yield of broodlac frompalas tree.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02collected at 3 sites viz. (i) Lachanpur,Distt. Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), (ii) -Putidih, Distt. Purulia (W.B.) and (iii) ILRIFarm, Namkum, Distt. Ranchi(Jharkhand). The data included in thestudy pertained to host tree charactersviz. canopy height, canopy diameter; lacinsect characters like settlement densityof lac insect, density of living femaleinsect population, percentage of maleinsect, number of predators/ parasitoids,length of settlement per shoot, numberof shoots with lac insect , number ofpetioles per shoot and finally yield ofbrood-lac. The data were recorded ateight stages of crop growth starting frominoculation to harvest. These data onbiometrical characters, brood-lac yieldand other insect characters wereanalysed stagewise. Forecast modelswere obtained at each stage of cropdevelopment and also in combination withthe data taken at two or more consecutivestages together. Stepwise regressiontechnique was used for developing theforecast models.

The first year data 1999-2000 havebeen analysed. The results of Bilaspurdistrict showed that brood-lac input andnumber of shoots with lac insect culturecan explain 70% variation in yield at about4 months before harvest. In case ofPurulia district different characters werefound important at different stages.However, the character number ofshoots with lac insect culture was foundmost important factor contributing 92%variation in brood-lac yield. Second yeardata have been obtained and are beingprocessed.5. Studies on bioecology andpopulation dynamics of major pests ofmango (hoppers, fruitfly, leaf webberand inflorescene midge) and guava(fruit borer).

The objective of the study was to

develop forewarning system for outbreakof fruitfly/ mango hopper in mango crop.

The methodology involved impericalverification of the underlying law the�fruitfly follows in natural way of its own�and establishment of relationshipsbetween fruitfly population (adjusted fornatural cycle) with various relevant lagweather variables by way of fittingappropriate models.

Models were developed by combiningvarious functions fitted between fruitflypopulation (adjusted for natural cycle)and selected relevant independent lagweather variables. The models usingsuitable transformations were also fittedand compared with the earlier models.The value of R2 = 0.73 already achieveddid not improve. Further, developmentof models using growth rates etc. are inprogress. Modifications in the models arealso in progress which are of the form,inclusion of the function representingnatural cycle of fruit fly population in themodel. Instead of variables with oneweek lag - period, variables with greaterlag - period will be included in the modelsso that prediction can be made at leasttwo/three weeks in advance.6. Development of model forforewarning about infestation of theinsects of paddy crop.

The objective of the study is todevelop model for forewarning aboutinfestation of insects of paddy crop.

Linear regression models and non-linear models were to be developed byhaving pest count as response variableand weekly lagged variables of weatherparameters as regressors forforewarning incidence of pests in paddycrop.

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fitted by regressing pest counts of Yellowstem borer and Gundhi bug separatelyupon weather parameters by taking twoweeks lag. Preliminary results weresatisfactory. Development of reliable pestincidence forewarning system for paddycrop will be taken up.7. Epidemiology and forecasting topowdery mildew and anthracnose.

The objective of the study is todevelop forewarning techniques forincidence of powdery mildew in mango.

Development of models tounderstand the non-linear relationshipthat exists between powdery mildewepidemic and weather parameters in thecontext of Mango production was takenup.

Development of logistic regressionmodels were done by taking movingaverages at different periods of weatherparameters and using them asregressors to establish a non-linearrelationship with the response variablei.e. epidemic of powdery mildew inmango. On validation, the forewarningsystem thus obtained by using partialdata proved effective with the resultsobtained comparing well with thecorresponding actual year-wiseresponses of subsequent years notincluded in model development. A paperentitled, �Statistical modeling forforewarning epidemic outbreak ofpowdery mildew of mango caused byOidium mangiferae Berthet� by A.K.Misra, Om Prakash and V.Ramasubramanian has beencommunicated to the Indian Journal ofAgricultural Sciences.

The future plan involves developmentof forewarning system for incidence ofAnthracnose in Apple crop. Procurementof relevant data is in progress.8. Forecasting sugarcane yieldsusing multiple markov chains.

The objectives of the project were -(i) to develop models for forecastingsugarcane yields based on higher orderMarkov Chains (ii) to develop thefeasibility of use of data of more than onepoint of time through growth indices andprincipal component analysis (iii) toinvestigate the usage of lumpableMarkov chains in forecast models (iv) toinvestigate the behaviour of the proposedand also the existing models forforecasting sugarcane yields afterincreasing the size of the baseline dataset through simulation and (v) to forecastthe sugarcane yields from the developedmodels and compare them with thoseobtained from the existing methods.

Development of improved markovchain models has been done by usinglumpable Markov chain concept,preserving the basic dependencestructure of Markov chains. SimulatingMarkov Chain population in order togenerate a larger database from the basedata was undertaken. Preliminary resultswere satisfactory. Future plan involvesthe development of improved Markovchain models using remainingapproaches and obtaining forecasts ofsugarcane yield and comparing themwith those of the existing methods.9. Development of weather basedforewarning system for crop pestsand diseases

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02NATP. The lead centre is CRIDA. Theobjective of the project is to developweather based forewarning system forimportant insects pests and diseases forrice, sugarcane, pigeon pea, cotton,mustard and groundnut.

Data for mustard from Dholi, Hissar,S.K. Nagar, Kumarganj, and Behrampurwere received for 1999-00 and 2000-01.Data consisted of weekly percentseverity of various diseases andcorresponding daily / weekly weatherparameters for two varieties with differentdates of sowing.

Behaviour of severity of variousdiseases with date of sowing and weathervariables were studied. It was found thatmaximum Percent Disease Severity(max. pds) is highly correlated with weekof sowing i.e. as we go for delayedsowing, max. PDS increases. Max. PDSwas also highly correlated with weatherin initial weeks including weather of pre-sowing week. The interactions of weatherparameters were also found to besignificant. Models for prediction of max.PDS were developed at various points oftime. Using these models, max. PDScan be predicted in initial weeks of cropgrowth.

MiscellaneousDatabase DevelopmentDatabase on meteorological datacollected at various centers under ICARsystems is being developed. Data from48 centres has been received from 1999onwards. To maintain these data, aplatform was developed in MS-Access.To make this database more friendly aweb-page was developed (http://ob-105/iasri/akjha.htm) which includes thefollowing items:(a) List of Institute: In this section, user

can view the list of all institute whichare sending Meteorological data toIASRI with their Address,Fax,E-Mailetc.

(b) List of Variables: In this section, usercan view the list of all Variables(CWS-1 format) of Meteorological data withtheir details.

(c) Extent of Data: In this section, usercan view the duration of data, list ofvariables for which the data isavailable and nature of data (Daily/Weekly/monthly)

(d) Viewing the data : In this section usercan view the meteorological data forselected Variables for selectedInstitute.

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Thrust area-wise list of projects inoperation is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Study of Technological change, riskand Uncertainty in agriculture1. An Econometric Study ofTechnological Dualism in EggProduction

The objectives of the project are (i)to study extent of technological dualismand technological change in eggproduction, (ii) to study the effect oftechnological dualism, (iii) to examinetechnological change on functionalincome distribution and (iv) to examineallocative efficiency under different levelsof technology.

The project is mainly based onprimary data obtained from the poultryfarms located in the Ludhiana and Mansadistricts of Punjab. Poultry is highlydeveloped in Ludhiana district and lessdeveloped in the Mansa district. Sixtyfarms in each district have been takenfor detailed investigation. The data

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collection work is in progress. Datacollected earlier is being analysed.2. Technical Efficiency Analysis ofRice-Wheat System in Punjab

The objective of the project is toestimate farm level efficiency of rice-wheat system in Punjab using stochasticfrontier production function.

The rice and wheat productionsystem in agriculture has a vital role toexplain the performance of agriculturalsector specially when economic studiesventure into some important areas likethe study of technical efficiency. Thetheoretical construct of stochastic frontierpostulates that the entire productiondisturbances are captured by a singleerror term which is composed of twodisturbances, one-sided error-term andtwo-sided error term. The stochasticfrontier model accommodatesresponses of uncontrollable factors ofproduction into two-sided errors whileone-sided errors are captured separatelyby controllable factors of production. Theone-sided error term under the

Thrust Areasl Study of technological change, risk

and uncertainty in Agriculturel Study on Food Securityl Modelling for Agricultural Marketing.

MandateTo undertake the work relating tomodels for agricultural planning, non-linear economic models, study oftechnological change and its diffusion,study of risk and uncertainty inagriculture and agriculturaldevelopment and poverty alleviation.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02stochastic frontier production functionprovides the estimates of technicalinefficiency. Economists have beenconstrained with the estimates of meantechnical efficiency for longtime as it hasbeen very difficult to decompose errorterm under stochastic frontier modelindividually into two components, onerepresenting technical efficiency and theother representing normal errors. Withthe recent advances in the area ofeconometrics, it is possible to measurefarm specific level of technical efficiency.Econometricians propose the possibilityof the large number of distributionsassociated with the econometric profileof one-sided disturbance in production.Therefore, there is an urgent need tomake a proper assessment of theestimates of the technical efficiencyprovided by some of the theoreticaldistributions.

Scrutinisation, compilation and filecreation for specified variables in respectof farm level cross sectional rice andwheat data of Punjab state is in progressand various distributions viz. half-normal,exponential and Gamma associated withone-sided error term are being studiedmanually.Study on Food Security3. Jai-Vigyan National Science andTechnology Project on HouseholdFood and Nutritional Security forTribal, Backward and Hilly Areas.

The Objectives of the study are i )to document socio-economic conditionsand food security status of the targetedpopulation, ii) to assess cost ofdifferential technological interventions invarious target domains, iii) to identifypossible constraints for diversificationand wider adoption of improved lifesupport crop species and allied

enterprises, iv) to quantify the potentialbenefits of improved technologies anddiversification on poverty alleviation, foodsecurity, income and sustainability ofresource base in the target domain, v)to assess implications of improvedtechnology interventions on genderrelated issues, and vi) to examine roleof government intervention through on-going programs for wider adoption andlarger impact of improved technologiesin tribal, backward and hilly areas.

There are six cooperating centres andIASRI is one of these centres. The workpertaining to phase I of the project dealingwith study of existing technology, itsadoption and extent of food security insemi-arid zone was completed. Also,work on impact assessment of migratorysheep production programme on foodsecurity is being studied in Ajmer(Rajasthan) and Kangra (HimachalPradesh) districts.Modelling for AgriculturalMarketing4. Study of Lac Marketing in India.

The objectives of the study are i) Tostudy existing marketing channels andprice spread in lac Marketing; ii) toexamine extent of market integration inlac Markets and iii) to suggest remedialmeasures for improving marketingenvironment of lac in India.

Bivariate price coorelation asdeveloped by Engle and Ganger (1987)would be used to show whether lacmarkets in India are co-integrated or not.Farm retail price spread are to beexamined by using the model developedby Gardner (1975). The price spread isdetermined by commodity supply, costof marketing services and retail demand.

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2001. The sampling design was finalisedand the sampling units were identified forselection. Performa for the collection ofprimary survey data were developed for

different units such as lac growers,producer and marketing channels underthe period under report. The selection ofResearch Associate for the project wouldbe finalised soon.

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Thrust area-wise list of projects in op-eration is given in Chapter 11. Theprogress of the projects is given below:Development of Databases and Infor-mation System for National Agricul-tural Research SystemProgram under NATP1. Institutionalization of ResearchPriority Setting, Monitoring andEvaluation and Networking of SocialScientists

The objectives of the project are (i)Development of monitoring mechanism;(ii) Development of monitoring indicatorsat different operative levels; (iii) Develop-ment of Project Information and Manage-ment System (PIMS) and linking it withInternet (iv) Training and workshops onmonitoring and PIMS and (v) Establish-ing network of agricultural statisticiansand economists.

Keeping in view variousprogrammes in the NATP project and

guidelines of World Bank, a Mechanismof Monitoring and Concurrent Evaluation(M & CE) in the NATP was developed anddiscussed at various levels in Sensitiza-tion Workshops that were organised inHyderabad, Dehradun, Bangalore,Lucknow and Modipuram, New Delhicovering PSR, MM and TOE modes ofresearch under NATP, PME Task Forcemeetings and NATP, PIU. The revisedguidelines on M & CE were finalized af-ter incorporating the feedback obtainedduring these presentations. The samehave been printed after seeking approvalfrom the PIU, NATP. The guidelines cov-ered are as follows:(i) Guidelines for M & CE of Projects

under NATP.(ii) Performa and Guidelines for M & CE

of Projects under NATP for PIs andZCs.

(iii) Performa and Guidelines for M & CEof Projects under NATP for CCPIs.

(iv) Sample Performa for M & CE ofProjects under NATP PIs and ZCs.

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formation system for National Ag-ricultural Research System.

l Conduct Post Graduate teachingand ad-hoc training courses in In-formation Technology

MandateTo develop databases and informationsystems for agricultural research, con-duct post-graduate teaching and adhoc training courses in computer ap-plication, provide advisory andconsultancy services in electronic dataprocessing and computer services inthe Institute

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sion of PIMS has been completed afterincorporating the module for M & CE. Forimplementation of PIMS, on-site trainingworkshops were organised at the AESDirectorates and PPS offices and alsofor NATP, PIU. PIMSsoftware package onCD was made avail-able to each center.Solutions for troubleshooting problemswere provided at vari-ous centres. Thispackage has usefultools for M & CE ofNATP projects.

A website foragricultural statisti-cians was launchedat the XIII NationalConference of Agricultural ResearchStatisticians of ICAR Institutes and Agri-cultural Universities held at Punjab Agri-cultural University, Ludhiana from Novem-ber 6-8, 2001. The site is available at theaddress http://iasri.delhi.nic.in/ASN/.The home page of the site is given onnext page:

The Development of On-line versionof Project Information & ManagementSystem (PIMSNET) is in progress.

A NATP laboratory has been set up.This laboratory has been connected tothe Network at IASRI. The equipment pur-chased for the activities under this projectat IASRI consists of Servers (2), BackupStorage Unit (1), Computers (8), UPS(12), Printers (10), Multimedia Projector(1) and software for web services,backup & data recovery and network se-curity.

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2. Integrated National AgriculturalResources Information System(INARIS)

This is a Mission Mode project andrelated to development of a central data

warehouse at IASRI,New Delhi. It is aproject of mega na-ture, with 13 co-oper-ating centers, havingmulti-disciplinary ap-proach, cuttingacross several agro-ecosystems andaimed to solve theproblem of agricul-tural resources infor-mation of users inNARS with mission-ary zeal through par-ticipatory approach.The main goals of

this project are:1. To integrate existing databases of

crops, plant genetic resources, hor-ticultural and plantation crops,spices, animal genetic resources,fish genetic resources, socio-eco-nomic resources, agro-forestry sys-tem, water resources, agriculturalfarm mechanization etc.

2. To design and develop comprehen-sive data base on the above agricul-tural resources.

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3. To develop resource maps based onvarious databases through GIS, and

4. To develop warehouse of the abovedatabases.

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The launching workshop of theproject was held on April 12, 2001 atIASRI, New Delhi. The RequirementAnalysis Workshops at all the thirteen co-operating centers were organized duringthe period starting from June 2001 to Sep-tember 2001. Preliminary analysis docu-ment was prepared and presented ineach workshop toseek the com-ments of expertsfrom various re-lated organiza-tions. Representa-tives from differentorganization par-ticipated in theseworkshops. The fi-nal document ofeach cooperatingcenter was pre-pared after incor-porating the sug-gestions of the ex-perts during the workshop. The com-bined requirement analysis workshopwas organized during January 8-9, 2002at IASRI, New Delhi. All the CCPIs andtheir representatives participated andmade presentation of their respective da-tabases identified in their respectiveworkshops. Suggestions of the expertswere incorporated and the final require-ment analysis document is ready forprinting.

A detailed coding manual has beenprepared which contains codingschemes of all fields required in differentdatabases as planned under this project.This Code Book-1 has been sent for print-ing. Designing of the databases are com-plete. Creation of databases and popu-lating these databases are underprogress.

Technical specifications for equipmentsto be purchased for Central DataWarehouse and other database serversat cooperating centers were finalized.Specification for purchase of HW/SWwas finalized in all centers andprocurement is under process. Training

related to application ofSoftware, RDBMS andNetworking has beenorganized and ispresently in progress.The training proposalfor GIS has also beenfinalized.Program under Cen-tre of AdvancedStudies in Agricul-tural Statistics andComputer Applica-tions3. National Infor-

mation System on Agricultural Educa-tion on Internet (NISAGENET)

Keeping in view the immense poten-tial of Internet in transfer of InformationTechnology, the NISAGE on INTERNET,that is the web based on-line databasesfor National Information System on Agri-cultural Education in India, has been de-signed and is being developed. The sys-tem will be capable of maintaining an up-to- date agricultural education data bankand providing answers to assessment ofagricultural education related queries cov-ering all important aspects like charac-teristics of agricultural universities/insti

Home Page of the Agricultural Statisticians Network

tutions, colleges under different univer-sities, teaching programmes offered,infrastructural facilities available in differ-ent universities, manpower in agriculturaluniversities like cadre-wise manpower,function - wise manpower distribution,

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sex-wise and grade-wise distribution offaculty and R&D information like univer-sity research funding, university -wisedistribution of projects, technologies de-veloped, SAUs achievements, SAUspublications etc.

NISAGENET has been designed andis being developed in six modules thatcontain information on:l Academic Information of the Univer-

sitiesl Infrastructural facilities available

l Budget Information

l Manpower of the Universities

l Personal Information of the facultymembers

l Achievements and highlights (R&D)The database structure for

NISAGENET has been designed. Themodule on Infrastructural Facilities hasbeen developed and is under testingstage. The designing and developmentfor the front-end modules for Academic,Budget and Manpower related informa-tion and other modules is in progress.Inter-Institutional Projects4. NATP project under the CGPmode of research �Development ofExpert System of Extension�Lead Institute: Indian Agricultural Re-search Institute (IARI)., Pusa, New Delhi-110012

Available expert systems/expert sys-tem literature was studied and require-ment analysis of the proposed systemhas been performed. A number of avail-

able technologies were evaluated againstthe project requirements. The proposedexist system would be a web-based sys-tem. The n-tier architecture has beendesigned for the system. The systemwould be browser based user interactionlayer; the application logic would be em-bedded in second layer, which would in-teract with the inference engine layer. Theinference engine layer processed therules that are stored in the underlyingdatabase layer. The inference enginewould be implemented using the JavaExpert System Shell (JESS). Under theproject an R&D license has been ac-quired for JESS developed by SandiaLaboratories, US. The establishing of thelinkages among organizations for build-ing the knowledge base has been started.Under this process the NRC RapeseedMustard, Bharatpur and IISS Bhopal havebeen visited. The PDCSR, ModipuramCCS HAU, and IIHR Bangalore havebeen contacted for getting the informa-tion for knowledge acquisition model.Also, with the help of CIMMYT, India somemethodologies in Rice-Wheat Systemand Rice IPM CD from IRRI, Philippineshave been acquired. The development ofweb based knowledge acquisition is inprogress. A project workshop was orga-nized on 26th and 27th March 2002 at thelead center. Workshop was attended bythe agriculture experts working on the se-lected crops. Project team and expertsdecided the format of the knowledge ac-quisition for each crop. A database hasalso been designed according to the de-sired format. A technical manual of JESShas been developed for the project teammembers.

5. Network of Social ScientistsLead Institute: National Centre forAgricultural Economics and Policy Re-search (NCAP), New Delhi

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Web site has been successfullyimplemented on the domain of NIC andsite is accessible at the addresshttp://agrieconet.nic.in . The site isbeing updated.Institute project6. Development of software forOnline Information on Personnel Man-agement in ICAR System

The objectives of the project are (i)to design and develop database requiredfor the manpower of ICAR setup; (ii) todesign and develop user interface foronline data entry and updating and (iii) todesign and develop reports and queriesfor manpower information management. The literature for personnel managementand human resources in ICAR set upwas collected and reviewed. Consider-ing the day-to-day requirements on per-sonnel management, complete require-ment analysis was done. The designingof the database was completed. Inputforms were developed and validated. A

sample data was collected through thedesigned performa as guided by the Sec-retary ICAR and Director (DARE) andqueries were developed on important is-sues. Final reports on the Institute wiseinformation have been developed and aDemo was given to team of officers un-der the Chairmanship of Secretary, ICAR.Revolving Fund Scheme7. Short Term Training Programs inInformation Technology

The objectives of the project are (i)to train manpower in the field of Informa-tion Technology and (ii) to expose thescientists of NARS to latest developmentin Information Technology

Twenty-three training programmesof 34 weeks duration were conductedduring the period for the scientists/ staffof ICAR institutes and State AgriculturalUniversities, the details of which are givenbelow:

S. No. Topic Period No. ofparticipants

1. Web Programming &Internet Technologies 16-4-2001 to 28-4-2001 11

2. SPSS 30-4-2001 to 9-5-2001 63. Oracle - Application

Development 14-5-2001 to 26-5-2001 44. Java Programming and

Internet Technologies 28-5-2001 to 9-6-2001 75. MS-Office -I 11-6-2001to 16-6-2001 146. MS-Office-II 18-6-2001 to 23-6-2001 177. MS-Office -I 25-6-2001 to 7-7-2001 78. Visual Basic Programming 16-7-2001 to 28-7-2001 109. MS�Office -I 30-7-2001 to 4-8-2001 610. RDBMS 13-8-2001 to 18-8-2001 6

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S. No. Topic Period No. ofparticipants

11. Web Programming & InternetTechnologies 20-8-2001 to 1-9-2001 7

12. MS-Office-I 10-9-2001 to 15-9-2001 1013. SPSS 24-9-2001 to 29-9-2001 314. Web Designing 15-10-2001 to 20-10-2001 515. Java Programming 29-10-2001 to 9-11-2001 416. RDBMS 19-11-2001 to 24-11-2001 217. MS-Office�I 10-12-2001 to 15-12-2001 418. MS - Office-II 17-12-2001 to 22-12-2001 419. Web Designing 7-1-2002 to 11-1-2002 420. C++ Programming 21-1-2002 to 2-2-2002 221. RDBMS 11-2-2002 to 16-2-2002 622. MS-Office-I & II 18-2-2002 to 2-3-2002 623. MS-Office-I & II 11-3-2002 to 23-3-2002 2

Advisory and consultancy services indata processingSix M.Sc./Ph.D./research workerswere provided help in data processingand interpretation of results as per de-tails given below :

1. Sh. Vikas Abrol, Choudhary ChotuRam PG College, Muzaffarnagar, U.P.2. Dr. Bakshi Ram, Regional Centre,Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Karnal.3. Sh. Salej Sood, H.P.K.V.V., Palampur4. Sh. K.K. Gupta, CCSU, Meerut5. Sh. Manoj Kool Nazir, SKUAST,Jammu6. Sh. Ramesh Kumar Jha, FRI.

DehradunComputer services(a) Selective Dissemination of Infor-mation

Bio-informatics Centre provided ser-vices to Scientists in the NARS in termssearching from the bibliographic data-bases and to the scientists of the Insti-

tute for colour output of certificates, coverpages and laser out puts for variousdocuments. It received 6 requests fromother institutes of ICAR and output of11,790 abstracts were provided to them(b) Data Entry

Personal Computers in the divisionwere used to prepare data records onfloppies as under:Conducting Post Graduate Teachingand Ad-hoc Training Courses in Infor-mation Technology

Total jobs 107Total records created 152839

(a) Teaching and Guidance in the PGProgramme in Computer Application

The courses for the 3rd Trimester for

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02the year 2000-01 and 1st and 2nd Trimes-ter for the year 2001-02 forM.Sc.(Computer Applications) were of-fered. These were attended by studentsof M.Sc.(CA) and Ph.D./M.Sc. studentsof PG School IARI. Six students com-pleted their M.Sc. programme in Com-puter Application and five new studentsjoined this course during 2001-02.(b) Ad-hoc Training ProgrammesThe division organised one trainingprogramme under Centre of AdvancedStudies and 23 training programs underthe Revolving Fund Scheme.(c) RFS LaboratoryA Multimedia lab has been establishedwith 18 Pentium IV PC�s, a Scanner, TwoDot Matrix Printers and a (Toshiba �2860)Photocopier.Information system developedl Project Information and Management

System (PIMS) for NATP.l Expert Management Information Sys-

tem (EMIS) for the ASRB.

for the ICAR(a) Requirement Analysis document(b) Terms of Reference document

for hiring consultant to developARFISNET.

l Assistance provided in the conduct ofAll India Combined Examination forICAR�s UG Degree programme ofIARI, IVRI, NDRI, CIFE; CAU andSAUs for the Academic Session 2001-2002

l Regular modification and updation ofIASRI website.

l Support is also being provided for op-eration and maintenance of computerand related equipment in the Institute.

l Guidance and help were provided toagricultural workers from variousSAUs and ICAR institutes in the analy-sis of data and interpretation of results.

Special Assignments:l Hindi Version of the IASRI Website

was prepared with the help of HindiUnit and launched on 14th Septem-ber 2001.

Activities relating to resourcegeneration

A total amount of Rs. 57,618=00 hasbeen generated through analysing dataon computers and sale of SPAR1 pack-age and development of information sys-tem.

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Other important activitiesl Preparation of two documents for the

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LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATIONLibrary of the Institute plays an

important role in serving the informationneeds of its users. It is beingcontinuously used by scientists, staff andstudents of the Institute. It providedLibrary Documentation and Informationservices to the scientists, staff, studentsand researchers as well as users fromICAR Institutes and other StateAgricultural Universities.

The Library Advisory Committeeplays an advisory role in the managementof the Library and clears all proposalsrelating to enrichment of resources of thelibrary such as books, journals, as wellas infrastructural development, etc. TheLibrary Advisory Committee for the year2001-2002 has been as under.

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The Library provided following ser-vices to its users.1. Reprographic Services2. Current Content Service3. CD searches4. Bibliographic Services5. Inter Library Loan service for resource

sharing6. Current Awareness Service

During the year under report as perPMC direction NATP assigned IASRI totake up �Strengthening of LibraryInformation System� project for NARS.Consequently the Library prepareddetailed project proposals afterconducting survey within ICAR/SAUsLibraries for assessing Current Status.The project entitled �Strengthening ofLibrary Information System� waspresented before World Bank Team.

1. Dr. S.D. Sharma Chairman2. Dr. A.K. Srivastava Member3. Dr. V.K. Gupta Member4. Dr. P.K. Malhotra Member5. Dr. Prajneshu Member6. Dr. H.V.L. Bathla Member7. Dr. R.K. Pandey Member8. Dr. Ranjana Agarwal Member9. Dr. V.K. Sharma Member10.Dr. D.K. Agarwal Member11. Dr. P.S. Rana BOS Member12.Dr. Tauqueer Ahmad BOS Member13.Shri B.M.K. Raju Student-

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Director, IASRI is the Chief Coordinatorand Head (Library), IASRI is theCoordinator for monitoring this project.In this connection, the Library of theInstitute organised first time a Workshopon �Library Interconnectivity within ICAR/SAU�s Libraries� during 30-31 Jan.,2002

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BRIEF STATISTICSS.No. Item N0.1. No. of books added . 1912. No. of Hindi books added. 1123. No. of Grey Information material added 884. Current Stock of Books 244935. No. of Indian and Foreign Periodicals subscribed 1106. Current Stock of Bound Periodicals 70937. Current Stock of Complimentary Publications 80008. No. of Publications issued from the Library 13,2889. No. of publications borrowed or lent out on Inter Library Loan 5510. No. of readers visited and consulted the library 11,57811. No. of pages of scientific and technical nature reprographed 18429

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l Provided comments/ suggestionson the project entitled �Modeling ofEnvironmental Contributions ofIndia�s Livestock submitted in IASRI,New Delhi by Dr. S.N. Mishra,Chairman, Society for Economic andSocial Research, Delhi. Theaforesaid Live stock�s environmentalcontribution oriented study seems tobe enthusiastic and revolutionary onebut it should be supported anddemonstrated by the realistic datacollection on all the relevant aspectsbeing tackled under the study.

l A linear programming approach hasbeen developed for estimating/projecting the energy requirement inagricultural sector. The approach

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uses the maximization of yield subjectto the constraints on the availabilityof energy from different sources likeHuman Labour, Animal Labour,Diesel, Electricity, Seed Rate,Farmyard Manure (FYM), Fertilizer,Chemicals, Machinery, Total Energy,etc. The procedure has also beenused for minimization of total energyfor obtaining a given level of yield. Theconcept of energy use efficiency hasalso been introduced. This techniqueis being exploited by the All India Co-ordinated Research Project onEnergy Requirement in AgriculturalSector, Central Institute of AgriculturalEngineering, Bhopal.

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DEGREE COURSESThe Institute continued to conduct the

following degree courses in collaborationwith the Post Graduate School of IndianAgricultural Research Institute (IARI)which has the status of a DeemedUniversity:

i) Ph.D. (Agricultural Statistics)ii) M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)iii) M.Sc. (Computer Application)Both Ph.D. and M.Sc. students are

required to do courses not only inMathematics and Agricultural Statisticsbut also in Agricultural Sciences likeGenetics, Agronomy, AgriculturalEconomics, etc. The Courses inMathematics, Agricultural Statistics andComputer Application, etc. are offered atthis Institute while the courses inAgricultural Sciences are offered at theIARI.

The eligibility qualification foradmission to Master �s degree inAgricultural Statistics is a Bachelor�sdegree in Agriculture / Horticulture /Forestry / Agroforestry / Sericulture /Agricultural Marketing/ B.Sc.(10+2+3System) . For admission to Master�sdegree in Computer Application, theeligibility qualification is a Bachelor�sdegree in Agriculture / ComputerScience / Agricultural Engineering /

B.Sc. (Horticulture), Veterinary Science,Home Science, B.Sc. (Forestry)/ B.Sc.with Maths/Statistics/ Physics/B.Sc.(10+2+3 System)

Further for admission to Doctor�sdegree in Agricultural Statistics theeligibility qualification is a Master�s degreein Agricultural Statistics/ Statistics/Mathematical Statistics / Bio-Statistics ofIVRI / Professional Statisticians�Certificate Course (PSCC) from IASRI.

Number of students admitted /Completed various courses during 2001-02 is as follows:(a) Ph.D. (Agricultural Statistics)

Five students were admitted and twostudents completed the Ph.D.(Agricultural Statistics).(b) M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics):

Five students were admitted and twostudents completed the M.Sc.(Agricultural Statistics).(c) M.Sc. (Computer Application):

Five students were admitted and sixstudents completed the M.Sc (ComputerApplication)

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMESenior Certificate Course inAgricultural Statistics and Computing

The Senior Certificate Course inAgricultural Statistics and Computingwas organised for the benefit of researchworkers engaged in handling statisticaldata collection, processing, interpretationand employed in research Institute of theCouncil, State Agricultural Universitiesand State Government Departments etc.The main objective of the course was totrain the participants in the use of lateststatistical techniques as well as use ofcomputers and software packages.

The course has been modified fromthis year and organised during the periodJuly 09, 2001 to Dec. 29, 2001. TheCourse comprises of two independentmodules of three months duration each.Three participants have attended themodule-I only and six participantsincluding one departmental haveattended both the modules and wereawarded the course certificate aftersuccessfully completing the same. Thecourse covered under both the modulesincluded Statistical Methods and OfficialAgricultural Statistics, Use of Computersin Agricultural Research, SamplingTechniques, Econometrics andForecasting Techniques, Design ofExperiments and Statistical Genetics.The course concluded with a Valedictoryfunction on Dec 29, 2001 in which Dr.S.D.Sharma, Director, IASRI distributed thecertificates to the successfulparticipants.TRAINING PROGRAMME UNDERREVOLVING FUND SCHEME

Twenty-three training programmeswere organised under this scheme.Details are given in the progress report

of the Division of Computer Applications.TRAINING PROGRAMMES UNDERCENTRE OF ADVANCED STUDIES(CAS)

Following two training programmeswere organised under CAS. The detailsare as follows:Training Programme on �BiometricalMethods for Agricultural Research�

A training programme on Biometricalmethods for agricultural research wasorganized during November 22 toDecember 12, 2001 at the Institute,keeping in view the importance ofinteraction among research statisticians,scientists and faculty of other disciplinesin various ICAR Institutes and StateAgricultural Universities. Theprogramme, besides providingopportunities for exchange of views,discussion of current problems andfostering fellow feeling amongst theparticipants and speakers, also dweltupon some recent advances inBiometrics and other statistical andcomputing tools useful in analysis of datain agriculture. The course has beenstructured in a series of modules. Themodule on �Biometrical methods�deliberated on role of statistics andcomputers in agricultural research,regression diagnostics, discriminantanalysis, non-parametric analysis,logistic regression, analysis ofmalnutrition data, multivariate analysisand intellectual property rights inagriculture. The module on �Analysis ofdata on computer� discussed statisticalpackages useful for analysis of breedingdata. The packages included SPAR1,SPSS, SAS, BLUP, etc. The module alsodiscussed computer intensive methodsand simulation for genetic models. Thethird module �Statistical methods in

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02animal and plant breeding research�covered extensively, estimation ofvariance components, genetic basis ofselection, gene action, selectionstrategies, genetic and environmentinteractions, estimation of geneticparameters, mating and environmentaldesigns. This module also includedbiotechnological concepts, like statisticaland computational tools in molecularbreeding, molecular markers, terminatorseeds and their implications, DNA fingerprinting in plant identification techniques.In the module on �Modelling biologicalphenomena� linear and nonlinear models,time series models, crop simulationmodels, compartment models andprojection matrices, and applications ofthese models in agricultural researchhave been included. In addition to above,a special lecture on �Genetically alteredcrops� was also arranged. The facultyfor this programme was drawn fromteachers and scientists from IASRI anddifferent Institutes/Universities. Twentyparticipants joined the programme. Outof these, twelve participants were fromState Agricultural Universities and eightfrom ICAR Institutes. Discipline-wisethere were nine from statistics, six fromplant breeding, two from animal breedingand one each from horticulture, geneticsand agricultural engineering disciplines.Training Programme on DesigningVortals for NARS

A twenty-one days trainingprogramme on �Designing Vortals forNARS� during 6th to 26th February 2002under the aegis of Centre for AdvanceStudies in Agricultural Statistics andComputer Applications was organised atthe Institute. Director, IASRI inauguratedthe training programme and distributedthe training certificates to twentyparticipants from State AgriculturalUniversities and ICAR institutions at the

valedictory function of the trainingprogram. This training program wasplanned in such a way that theparticipants are exposed to the latestknowledge and techniques in the field ofcomputers and information technology.The topics covered under the programwere Designing and Structuring of Vortals,Concepts of Web Designing, RelationalDatabases, MS Access for keepingdatabases on SQL Server and VB Scriptand ASP for dynamic Web PageDevelopment. A reference manual wasprepared from the handouts intended forthe participants, which would serve notonly as a teaching aid but also as aconstant reference guide for the benefitof the participantsSummer School/Short Programme

A summer school on �QuantitativeTechniques in Production EconomicsResearch� was organised during May 15to June 04, 2001 for twenty-five teachers/research workers. The detail is given inChapter 16.

Training Programme on �SampleSurveys Related to the Estimation ofArea and Production of Fruits andVegetables�

The Institute organized a trainingprogramme on �Sample Surveys relatedto the estimation of area and productionof fruits and vegetables� during August22-25, 2001. It was sponsored by theDepartment of Horticulture, Govt. ofHaryana for four officials of theirdepartment. The Course IntroductorySession was held on August 22, 2001while the valedictory function of thetraining programme was organisedon August 25, 2001. The core faculty forthis course was mainly from the Divisionof Sample Survey. Dr. S. D. Sharma,

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Director, Dr. A.K. Srivastava, JointDirector and Dr. H.V.L. Bathla, Head ofSample Survey Division also gavelectures in this training programme. Dr.V.K. Srivastava, Additional StatisticalAdvisor, Directorate of Economics andStatistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. ofIndia was involved to deliver a lecture onFruits & Vegetables Surveys in differentStates. During the training programme,the participants were exposed to role ofcomputers in survey data analysis,methodological issues relating tohorticulture crops, various aspects ofsample surveys with special referenceto planning and organization, methods ofsample selection and determination ofsample size, stratified sampling, clusterand multistage sampling, schedules fordata collection of fruits and vegetablessurveys, estimation of extent of cultivationof fruits & vegetable surveys. There werepractical sessions on estimation ofproduction of fruits and vegetables atState and district levels. The participantswere also taken to Ladpur village in Delhistate for field demonstration of procedurerelating to crop cutting on the brinjal crop.The main thrust of this programme wasestimation of area, production &productivity of fruits & vegetables.International Training Programme onDevelopment of Crop StatisticsMethodology

A study tour/training programme on�Development of Crop StatisticsMethodology� sponsored by Food andAgriculture organisation, for 2 participantsfrom Govt. of Eritrea, was organised atthe Institute during April 13-27, 2001. Oneof the participants is working asStatistician and the other one asHorticulturist in the Ministry of Agriculture,Govt. of Eritrea. Dr HVL Bathla, PrincipalScientist & Head, Sample SurveyDivision was the Course Director and

Dr KK Tyagi, Principal Scientist was theAssociate Course Director for the studytour / training programme. Eritrea at themoment does not have proper systemof land records or crop statistics. Keepingin view the requirements, the whole studytour / training programme was sodesigned so as to help the participantsin developing crop statistical methodologyin their country. It included lectures onapplied aspects, field visits anddemonstrations, etc. The main emphasiswas to acquaint them with the agriculturalstatistical system of India. In view of this,the participants were explained aboutfunctionaries at village/block/tehsil/districtlevel, khasra registers, maintenance ofland records etc. The faculty for thecourse was drawn from the Institute aswell as from National Sample SurveyOrganisation, Central StatisticalOrganisation, Directorate of Economics& Statistics, Registrar General Office, etc.The NSSO Officers also assisted inarranging field visits for the participants.The training programme was started withInteraction Meet with the Director. Thelectures delivered to the participants wereon different topics viz. concept ofsampling, simple random sampling,sampling with varying probabilities, useof stratified sampling, cluster sampling,systematic sampling, double sampling,planning and organisation of samplesurveys, improvement of crop statisticsscheme, girdawari operations, samplecheck on crop cutting experiments,preparation of data schedules, tabulationprogrammes, preparation of estimationof yield rates, statistical system in India,methodological issues related to cropsurveys & fruits and vegetable surveys,crop forecasting techniques, overview ofsoftwares available in the analysis ofdata, use of auxiliary information, generalcrop estimation surveys, operationalaspects, agency for conduct of generalcrop estimation surveys, estimation

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02procedures in sample surveys withspecific reference to Eritrea, integratedsample surveys, remote sensing and itsapplication in agriculture andmethodological issues related tolivestock product surveys. In theselectures, the main emphasis was onapplied aspects. As part of the study tour,the participants were taken to NSSO(FOD) office located at Faridabad,Gwalior and Agra, where they wereexplained about different aspects relatingto sample surveys conducted by NSSO.They were also taken to the field fordemonstration of crop cuttingexperiments on wheat crop. Theparticipants were taken to the office ofthe Commissioner of land records,Gwalior (M.P.) to get them acquaintedwith the land records system etc. On April27, 2001, the Valedictory Function of thetraining programme was organisedduring which the Director distributed theCertificates.

Workshop on Economic Accounts forAgriculture

A Workshop on �Economic Accountsfor Agriculture� jointly conducted by theFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO)of the United Nations and the UnitedNations Statistical Institute for Asia andthe Pacific (SIAP) was organised atIASRI, New Delhi during Dec. 10-15,2001. The detail is given in the Chapter16.

TRAINING PROGRAMME FORVISITORSl Two Indonesian experts sponsored

by Directorate of wheat research,Karnal visited on 19.05.2001.

l Thirty students of M.Stat from Indian

Statistical Institute , Calcuttasponsored by Central StatisticalOrganisation, New Delhi visited on11.06.2001.

l Twenty-three probationers of XXVBatch of Indian Statistical Servicesponsored by Central StatisticalOrganisation, New Delhi visited on05.12.2001.

l Twenty M.Sc.(Stat) students ofDepartment of Statistics, PanjabUniversity, Chandigarh visited on21.02.2002.

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During 2001-02, sixteen Ph.D andtwenty-one M.Sc. students receivedresearch fellowship. Fifteen Ph.D.students received IARI Scholarship at therate of Rs.4400/- p.m. in addition toRs.10,000/- per annum as contingentgrant and one Ph.D. student receivedICAR Senior Research Fellowship at therate of Rs.5600/- p.m. besidesRs.10,000/- per annum as contingentgrant. Nine M.Sc. students received ICARJunior Research Fellowship at the rateof Rs.3600/- p.m. besides Rs.6000/- perannum as contingent grant and twelveM.Sc. students received IARI Scholarshipat the rate of Rs.3200/- p.m. besidesRs.6000/- per annum as contingent grant.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02FACULTY MEMBERS OF P.G.SCHOOL, IARI IN AGRICULTURALSTATISTICS1. Dr.A.K. Srivastava, Joint Director & HD

(Eco)/HD(Bio)2. Dr.V.K. Sharma, Professor (Agricultural

Statistics)3. Dr. Prajneshu, Principal Scientist4. Dr.H.V.L. Bathla, Principal Scientist &

HD (SS)5. Dr. Randhir Singh, Principal Scientist6. Dr. Ranjana Agarwal, Principal Scientist

& HD (FT)7. Dr. V.T. Prabhakaran, Principal Scientist8. Dr. V.K. Gupta, Principal Scientist &

H.D.(DE)9. Dr. V.K. Bhatia, Principal Scientist10. Dr. B.C. Saxena, Principal Scientist11. Dr. D.P. Handa, Principal Scientist12. Mrs.Asha Saxena, Principal Scientist13. Dr.D.L.Ahuja, Principal Scientist14. Dr.U.C.Sud, Principal Scientist15. Dr.Chandrahas, Principal Scientist16. Sh.S.D.Wahi, Principal Scientist17. Dr.K.K.Tyagi, Principal Scientist18. Dr.P.K.Batra, Principal Scientist19. Dr.P.S.Rana, Principal Scientist20. Dr.Amrit Kumar Vasisht, Principal

Scientist (working at IARI)21. Dr.R.Srivastava, Principal Scientist22. Dr.Jagbir Singh, Senior Scientist23. Dr.M.S.Narang, Senior Scientist24. Dr.Aloke Lahiri, Senior Scientist25. Dr.Anil Rai, Senior Scientist26. Dr.Rajender Parsad,Senior Scientist27. Dr.Seema Jaggi, Scientist ( Sr. Scale )28. Dr. Lal Mohan Bhar Scientist ( Sr. Scale)29. Dr. Amrit Kumar Paul, Scientist30. Dr. Tauqueer Ahmed, Scientist31. Dr. A.R.Rao, Scientist32. Dr.Ramasubramanian V., Scientist33. Dr.Girish Kumar Jha, Scientist34. Dr.Cini Varghese, Scientist

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(Computer Application)3. Dr.R.C.Goyal, Prinicipal Scientist4. Dr.I.C.Sethi,Prinicipal Scientist5. Dr.V.K.Mahajan, Prinicipal Scientist6. Dr.D.K.Agarwal, Prinicipal Scientist7. Dr.R.K.Jain, Senior Scientist8. Sh Harnam Singh Sikarwar, Scientist

(S.G.)9. Sh.M.S.Farooqui,Scientist10. Ms.Shashi Dahiya,Scientist11. Ms. Alka Arora,Scientst

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONSAWARDS

l Dr. V.K. Bhatia - Selected for Prof.D.N. Lal Memorial Lecture Award.

l Dr. Jagbir Singh received a Chequeof Rs. 1000/- as honorarium forscholarly work from the Deptt. of Ag.& Coop., Min. of Agriculture, Govt. ofIndia on account of the publication ofthe research paper entitled �Estima-tion of Foodgrain Losses and Sea-sonal Fluctuation� by Jagbir Singh andH.V.L. Bathla in Agriculture Situationin India, Jan. 2001, Vol. LVII, No. 10,551-554.

l Dr. Rajender Parsad received YoungScientist Award for Social Sciencesfrom National Academy of AgriculturalSciences for the Biennium 1999-2000. The award consists of a cita-tion, a medal and a cheque of Rs.25,000/- and was presented in theinaugural session of the 5th Agricul-tural Science Congress held atAssam Agricultural University,Guwahati during April 4-7, 2001.

l Dr. Rajender Parsad received AP-PRECIATION LETTER from Dean,P.G. School, I.A.R.I. for ExcellentTeacher in the discipline of Agricul-tural Statistics for the 3rd consecu-tive year.

l Dr. Seema Jaggi Received LalBahadur Shastri Young ScientistAward of ICAR for the biennium 1999-2000. The award consists of an

amount of Rs. 25,000/- and an AdhocScheme entitled �Statistical study oncompetition effects amongneighbouring units in field experi-ments� funded by AP Cess Fund ofICAR.

l The paper entitled Minimal balancedrepeated measurements designs bySeema Jaggi, VK Sharma and CiniVarghese received the Best PosterPresentation Award during 89th IndianScience Congress held from Janu-ary 3-7, 2002 at University ofLucknow, Lucknow.

l Dr. Seema Jaggi received APPRE-CIATION LETTER from Dean, P.G.School, I.A.R.I. for Excellent Teacher,2001 in the discipline of AgriculturalStatistics

l Sh. H. Ghosh - Received the �ISASYoung Scientist Award 2001� at the55th Annual Conference of the IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics heldat C.I.A.E. Bhopal from 15 - 17 Janu-ary, 2002.

l Sh. K.C. Gupta has been identifiedas an excellent teacher in the disci-pline of Computer Application for theyear 2001 by the Dean, P.G. School,IARI, New Delhi.

l Dr. A.K. Paul - Received first prize ofRs 600/- in Hindi Pragya Trainingprogramme.

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Sh DC MathurSh Balbir SinghSh SC MehtaSh Madan MohanSh SC SethiSh Satya PalSmt Rajinder KaurSmt Ajit Kaur BhatiaSh GL KhuranaSh VK JainSh NK SharmaSh KK KherSh RM SoodDr Rajender ParsadSh VH GuptaDr Seema JaggiDr LM BharDr AK PaulDr AR RaoSh AK GuptaDr Tauqueer AhmedDr Ramasubramanian V.Dr GK JhaDr Cini VargheseSh Parveen AryaSh Sanjeev PanwarSh Rajendra KumarSh H GhoshSh SK MahajanDr Ved PrakashSh AK MoghaSociety of Statistics, Computerand Applications, New DelhiProf SD Sharma

l Dr. Ramasubramanian, V. : Receivedcash awards for successfully com-pleting Hindi (Praveen & Pragya) ex-aminations conducted by HindiTeaching scheme, Department ofOfficial Language, Home Ministry,New Delhi during Jan.-Nov., 2001.

l Dr. Sushila Kaul received �Women ofthe Year 2001� award from the Ameri-

can Biographical Institute.l Ms. Sonali Das stood joint first and

Ms. Anshu Dixit stood second in thedeclamation contest held on celebra-tion of annual day function of the in-stitute on July 2, 2001 for the topic�Women�s Empowerment and Na-tional Development�.

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Affiliation with Professional Societies/Institutions

Indian Society of Agricultural Sta-tistics, New DelhiProf SD SharmaDr AK SrivastavaDr VK GuptaDr PK MalhotraDr HVL BathlaDr (Smt.) Ranjana AgrawalDr RK PandeyDr PrajneshuDr Randhir SinghDr VK SharmaDr VT PrabhakaranDr VK BhatiaDr KK TyagiDr DL AhujaDr ChandrahasDr VK MahajanDr R SrivastavaDr PK BatraDr DP HandaDr Jagbir SinghSh JP GoyalSh RS KhatriDr UC SudDr Aloke LahiriDr SP BhardwajDr MS NarangSh Lal ChandSh SD WahiSh AS GuptaSh JK Kapoor

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Dr VK GuptaDr VK SharmaDr (Mrs )Ranjana AgrawalSmt Asha SaksenaDr R SrivastavaDr PK BatraDr Aloke LahiriSh MR VatsDr Rajender ParsadSh DK SehgalDr Seema JaggiDr Ramasubramanian VDr AR RaoDr Cini VargheseMs Sonali DasDr Anil KumarMs Anshu DixitDr AK PaulSh H GhoshSh Parveen AryaSh Sanjeev PanwarIndian Society of AgriculturalSciences, New DelhiDr VK BhatiaDr ChandrahasSh JK KapoorSh DK SehgalSh Anil KumarSh T RaiSh Satya PalSh VK JainSh GL KhuranaSh HS SikarwarDr Rajender ParsadSh Rajendra KumarIndian Science CongressAssociation, CalcuttaProf SD SharmaDr AK SrivastavaDr HVL BathlaDr Randhir SinghDr VK SharmaDr VK BhatiaDr BC Saxena

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Dr KK TyagiDr DL AhujaSh RS KhatriDr Jagbir SinghDr MS NarangDr PK BatraDr. DK AgarwalSh SC MehtaSh AS GuptaSh JP GoyalSh DC MathurSh SC AgarwalSh Bhagwan DasSh RC GolaSh Satya PalSh VK JainSh SC SethiSh RM SoodSh AK GuptaDr Rajender ParsadDr Seema JaggiDr T AhmedDr GK JhaDr AK PaulSh H GhoshDr Ramasubramanian VSh AK Mogha

Institute of Applied Statisticsand Development Studies,LucknowDr AK Srivastava

Indian Dairy Association(IDA)Sh RS KhatriIndian Society of AgriculturalEconomics, MumbaiDr (Mrs.) Sushila KaulIndian Society of AgriculturalMarketing, NagpurDr RK PandeyDr (Mrs.) Sushila KaulDr SP Bhardwaj

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Computer Society of India,MumbaiProf SD SharmaDr PK MalhotraDr RC GoyalDr VK Mahajan

Indian Statistical Association,PuneDr PK Batra

Indian Econometric Society,New DelhiDr VK Sharma

Agricultural Economics Re-search Association, New DelhiDr VK SharmaSh Satya PalDr (Mrs.) Sushila Kaul

Indian Society for MedicalStatistics, New DelhiDr Jagbir Singh

Society of Mathematical Sci-ences, DelhiDr Prajneshu

Farming System Research andDevelopment Association,Modipuram, MeerutDr PK BatraSh NK SharmaSmt Rajinder KaurDr Rajender ParsadSmt Ajit Kaur BhatiaSh VH GuptaSh Anil Kumar

Indian Society of Genetics andPlant BreedingDr VT PrabhakaranDr AR RaoAndaman Science AssociationDr Anil KumarIndian Society of AgroforestryDr DP HandaIndian Society of Remote Sens-ingDr Randhir SinghMs Prachi MisraCalcutta Mathematical SocietySh AK MoghaAllahabad Mathematical SocietySh AK MoghaRamanujan MathematicalSocietySh AK MoghaIndian Academy of MathematicsSh AK MoghaIndian National Science Acad-emy for Indian Journal of Pureand Applied MathematicsSh AK MoghaIndian Statistical Institute,Calcutta for �Sankhya�Sh AK Mogha

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Journal of Research, BirsaAgricultural University, Ranchi,JharkhandSh SD Wahi

Indian Economic Association,JabalpurDr SP Bhardwaj

(b) Offices in Professional SocietiesIndian Society of Agricultural Statistics, New DelhiProf. SD Sharma Honorary Secretary, Executive Council, Member, Editorial

BoardDr AK Srivastava Honorary Joint Secretary, Executive Council, Member, Edi-

torial BoardDr HVL Bathla Member, Executive CouncilDr VK Gupta Member, Executive Council, Member, Editorial BoardDr Prajneshu Member, Editorial BoardDr PK Malhotra Member, Executive Council, Member, Editorial BoardDr VK Sharma Member, Executive CouncilDr VK Bhatia Honorary Joint Secretary, Executive Council, Member, Edi-

torial BoardDr Randhir Singh Member, Editorial BoardSh RS Khatri Honorary Joint Secretary, Executive Council, Member, Edi-

torial BoardSociety of Statistics, Computer and Applications, New DelhiProf SD Sharma (i) Vice President

(ii) Member of the Executive CouncilDr VK Gupta (i) Managing Editor, Statistics and Applications

(ii) Member of the Executive Council.Dr Aloke Lahiri Joint Secretary, Executive CouncilDr Rajender Member, Editorial Board, Statistics and ApplicationsParsad

The Indian Journal of Agricultural ScienceProf. SD Sharma Member, Editorial BoardIndian Society of Agricultural Marketing, NagpurDr RK Pandey Vice PresidentJournal of Statistical Planning and InferenceDr VK Gupta Associate Editor

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(C) Membership/Offices in Committees/Panels/Working Groups

Prof. SD Sharma l Chairman of the Rajbhasha ImplementationCommittee of the Institute

l Chairman of the Grievance Committee of theInstitute

l Chairman of the Senior Officers Meetings ofthe Institute

l Chairman of the Institute Joint Staff Council

l Chairman of the Institute Staff Research Coun-cil

l Chairman of the Institute Management Com-mittee

l Chairman of the Library Advisory Committeeof the Institute

Aligarh Journal of StatisticsDr BC Saxena Executive member of Editorial BoardDr Tauqueer Ahmed Executive member of Editorial BoardFarming Systems Research and Development AssociationSh Anil Kumar Joint Secretary of Executive CouncilIndian Society of Agricultural ScienceDr Rajender Parsad Member, Editorial Board, Basic Sciences for Annals of

Agricultural ResearchBrassica News, Mustard Research and Promotion Consortium (PRPC),New DelhiDr Seema Jaggi Member, Editorial BoardIndian Society of Genetics and Plant BreedingDr VT Prabhakaran Member, Editorial BoardInstitute of Applied Statistics & Development StudiesDr VK Gupta Member, Governing Body

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02l Chairman of the General Body meetings of the

IASRI Co-operative Thrift and Credit Society l Chairman of General Body meetings of the ICAR

(IASRI) Co-operative Storel Chairman of the Project Management Committee

for formulating Long Term Mechanisation Strategyfor States/Agro-Eco Zones, Ministry of Agriculture,Government of India, New Delhi

l Chairman of the IASRI Site Committee for NATPProjects

l Member of the Tenth Plan Working Group on Agri-cultural Statistics, Directorate of Economics &Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Government ofIndia, New Delhi

l Member of the Tenth Plan, XIV Sub-Group on Live-stock Statistics, Department of Animal Husbandryand Dairying, Ministry of Agriculture, Governmentof India, New Delhi

l Member of the Technical Advisory Committee forCSO Awards, Ministry of Statistics andProgramme Implementation, Government of India,New Delhi

l Member of the National Statistical CommissionSub-Group on Agricultural Statistics, Ministry ofStatistics and Programme Implementation, Gov-ernment of India, New Delhi

l Member of the High Level Coordination Commit-tee on Agricultural Statistics of Uttar Pradesh(Lucknow), Karnataka (Bangalore) and Haryana(Chandigarh) respectively

l Member of the Steering committee for AgriculturalCensus 2000-2001 and Input Survey 2001-2002,Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, NewDelhi

l Member of the High Level Inter-Divisional Com-mittee for Zero Based Budgeting of Agricultural En-gineering Division of ICAR, New Delhi

l Member of the PME Task Force Committee ofNATP

l Member of the Review Committee for Interim Re-port on Financial Management Reviews for ICARand Projects Manual for ICAR, New Delhi

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cultural Engineering, ICAR, New Delhil Member of the Research Advisory Committee,

IASRIl Member of NCAP Site Committee for NATP

Projectsl Member of the Management of Productivity Sec-

tional Committees MSD:3 and MSD:4 of the Bu-reau of Indian Standards, New Delhi

l Member of the Sub-Committee for ISO/TC-69Working Group, MSD-3:3 of the Bureau of IndianStandards.

Dr AK Srivastava l Vigilance Officer in the Institutel Member of the Management Committee of the

Institutel Chairman of the Works Committee in the Institutel Member of the Institute Joint Staff Councill Member of the Central Examining Committee for

conducting Comprehensive Examination and Pre-comprehensive Examination in the discipline ofAgricultural Statistics and Computer Applications

l Chairman of Consultancy Processing Cell of theInstitute in which the proposals under resourcegeneration programme through training,consultancy, contract research are processed

l Member Secretary of Quinquennial Review Team(QRT) of IASRI for the period 1996-2000

l Chairman of working group of Experts for reviewingagricultural Census Operations in the country andthe Planning of Agricultural Census 2000-2001

l Member of the sub-group to review theimprovement of crop statistics (ICS) programmewith reference to survey design, constituted byNational Statistical Commission

l Member of the Programme Advisory Committee(PAC), National Science and TechnologyManagement Information System (NSTMIS)Scheme constituted by Department of Scienceand Technology, New Delhi

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02l Member of the committee to review the contents

of the compendium of Environmental Statisticsbeing brought out by Central StatisticalOrganisation

l Member (alternate) of the Management andProductivity Sectional Committee MSD 3 and 4,Bureau of Indian Standards

l Member of the Technical Committee of Directionfor Improvement of Animal Husbandry and DairyingStatistics

l Member of Technical Advisory Committee,Education Surveys, NCERT, New Delhi

l Member of Technical Advisory Committee onSample Surveys of Registered Small ScaleIndustries (SSI) Units constituted by Ministry ofIndustries

l Member of Working group on 59 th Round ofNational Sample Survey (January 2003 toDecember, 2003) constituted by Ministry ofStatistics and Programme Implementation, Govt.of India

l Member of Working group to finalise the sampledesign, schedules of enquiry and instructions etc.relating to the Situation Assessment Survey (SAS)of Indian Farmers to be conducted by NSSO onbehalf of DOAC, Ministry of Agriculture

Dr VK Gupta l Convenor of Technical Session on Identificationof problems for future research in XIII NationalConference of Agricultural Research Statisticiansheld at PAU, Ludhiana during Nov. 6-8, 2001.

l Chaired the XIV session of contributed papers inthe International Conference on Design ofExperiments- Recent Trends and FutureDirections organized jointly by university of Delhiand ISI from Dec. 27-30, 2001 at Department ofStatistics, Delhi University.

l Convenor of Symposium on Statistical Models forOptimizing Nutrient Recommendations forCropping Systems during the 55th AnnualConference of Indian Society of AgriculturalEngineering and Indian Institute of Soil Science atNabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal during Jan. 15-17, 2002.

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Applicationsl Member of the �Standing Committee on

Scholarships, Financial Assistance and AcademicProgress� of the PG School, IARI, New Delhi.

Dr HVL Bathla l Member-Secretary, Research Advisory Council ofthe Institute.

l Member, Management Committee of the Institute.l Course Director of the International training

programme on �Development of Crop StatisticsMethodology� sponsored by Food and Agricultureorganisation, for the participants from Govt. ofEritrea, organised at the Institute during Apr 13-27, 2001.

l Chairman and Course Director of the Workshopon �Economic Accounts for Agriculture� jointlyconducted by the Food and AgricultureOrganization (FAO) of the United Nations and theUnited Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and thePacific (SIAP) organised at IASRI, New Delhiduring Dec. 10-15, 2001.

l Member of Selection Committee for selection ofResearch Associate in the NATP project �Pilotstudy on assessment of harvest and post harvestlosses�

l Expert at Maharana Pratap University of Agricultureand Technology, Udaipur for the post of Professor(Statistics)

l Convenor of the Symposium on �Existing StatisticalMethodologies- Current Status and Challenges�in the XIII Agricultural Research StatisticiansConference at PAU, Ludhiana during Nov. 6-8,2001

l Nominated by the Vice Chancellor, Ch. CharanSingh Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar as anexpert for the Assessment Committee

l Member of Indigenous Technical KnowledgeInformation Committee in connection with NATPmission mode project on collection,documentation and validation of ITK.

l Team Leader for 6th All India Entrance Examinationfor admission to Under Graduate Course for the

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Division of the ICAR for the centre at RAU,Samastipur, Pusa, Bihar

l Member, Project Management Committee.l Nominated by the Expert Committee of

Specifications of imported fertilisers as Chairmanof the Committee to review the existingmethodology of drawal of samples from ureavessels at ports and suggest improvements.

l Member, Technical Committee of Direction forImprovement of Animal Husbandry and DairyStatistics.

Dr. Ranjana Agrawal l Member, Committee (IARI) for assessing thecases of scientists for promotion to Scientist(Senior scale) / Scientist (S.G.)/ Sr. Scientist underCareer Advancement Scheme.

l Member, Committee (IGFRI, Jhansi) for assessingthe cases of scientists for promotion to Scientist(Senior scale) / Scientist (S.G.)/ Sr. Scientist underCareer Advancement Scheme.

l Member, Selection Committee for selectingResearch Associate - NCIPM.

Dr Randhir Singh l Chairman of Selection Committee for selection ofResearch Associate in the NATP project�Development of weather based forecastingtechnology systems for crops, pests anddiseases�

l Member of Selection Committee for selection ofResearch Associate in the NATP project �INARIS�

l Expert Member Selection Committee for selectionof Asstt. Professor and Professor of Statistics ofPAU, Ludhiana.

l Expert Member nominated by the DG, ICAR ofDPC for promotion of Scientists under careeradvancement, scheme of ICAR for CSWRIAvikanagar, CRRI Cuttack, IGFRI Jhansi andCSWCRTI Dehradun.

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l Project Coordinator of NATP Mission Mode Project�INARIS�.

l Group Leader for Remote Sensing and GISApplications Group.

l Member of �Committee of experts to examine theuse of remote sensing technology in detection ofspread of diseases on crops including cotton�constituted by Ministry of Agriculture andCooperation, Govt. of India.

l Examiner for M.Sc./Ph.D. thesis and examinationsof University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; MeerutUniversity, Meerut and HAU, Hissar.

Dr VK Sharma l Convenor of the IV session on Teaching ofAgricultural Statistics in NARS-status andchallenges ahead in the XIII National Conferenceof the Agricultural Research Statisticians held atPAU, Ludhiana from Nov. 6-8, 2001

l Chaired Ist contributed paper reading session inthe 4th Annual conference of the society ofstatistics, computer and application held atSaurashtra University, Rajkot from Nov. 24-26,2001

l Member of the Executive Council and also of theStanding Committee on Faculty and Discipline ofthe PG School, IARI

Dr Prajneshu l Member, Screening Committee on ResearchCollaboration and Doctoral / Post-Doctoralfellowship

Dr KK Tyagi l Secretary, Divisional Research Committee ofDivision of Sample Survey.

l Associate Course Director of the Internationaltraining programme on �Development of CropStatistics Methodology� sponsored by Food andAgriculture organisation, for the participants fromGovt. of Eritrea, organised at the Institute duringApr. 13-27, 2001.

l Convenor of the Symposium on �Role of Statisticsin Farm Mechanisation Studies� to be organisedduring the 55th Annual Conference of Indian Societyof Agricultural Statistics held at CIAE, Bhopalduring Jan. 15-17, 2002.

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Institute.l Member, Institute Sports Committee.l Member, Works & Maintenance Committee of the

Institute.l Vice-President, IASRI Recreation & Welfare Club.

Dr DK Agarwal l Member-Secretary, SRCl Nodal Officer of IPRl Nodal Officer regarding the study on deployment

of research resources to be carried out by Dr DNJha, National Professor

l Member, Consultancy Processing Celll Member-Secretary, Senior Officers Meetingl Convenor of the Technical Session on Action taken

on the recommendations during the lastConference and Plenary Session on discussionof recommendations made during differentTechnical Sessions in XIII National Conference ofAgricultural Research Statisticians held at PAU,Ludhiana during Nov. 6-8, 2001.

l Incharge, Project Management and Evaluation CellDr UC Sud l Course Director of a training programme on

�Sample Surveys related to the estimation of areaand production of fruits and vegetables� sponsoredby the Department of Horticulture, Govt. ofHaryana for four officials of their departmentorganised at the Institute during Aug. 22-25, 2001.

Dr PK Batra l An invited expert in Scientific Advisory Committeeon the NATP Mission Mode Project for Rainfedbased production system held at CRIDA,Hyderabad during May, 27-29, 2001.

Dr Jagbir Singh l Member of Departmental Promotion/ Assessment/Selection Committees in the Institute.

Sh DC Mathur l ICAR Observer for �6 th All India EntranceExamination for admission to Under GraduateProgramme & Award of National TalentScholarship in Agri. & Allied Subjects� for theacademic session 2001-2002 at PAU, Ludhiana.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Sh JP Goyal l ICAR Observer for �6 th All India Entrance

Examination for admission to Under GraduateProgramme & Award of National TalentScholarship in Agri. & Allied Subjects� for theacademic session 2001-2002 at Birsa AgricultureUniversity, Ranchi.

Sh. K. C. Gupta l Member, Sampadak Mandal, SansthanRaajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti

Sh. H.S. Sikarwar l Member Secretary, Board of Studies, ComputerApplications

Dr Tauqueer Ahmad l Appointed External Examiner by Aligarh MuslimUniversity (AMU) and conducted the PracticalExamination of B.Sc. I year (Statistics) held onMay 30-31, 2001 in the Deptt. of Statistics &Operations Research, AMU, Aligarh.

Dr AK Paul l Member Secretary, Board of Studiesl Executive Member, Seminar Association

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Sl. No. Title Collaborative Agency Start Completion1. Study of land use AIS & LUS, Ministry Sept. 01 1999 Aug.31,2002

statistics through of Agriculture.integrated modelling (A.P. Cess Fund )using geographicinformation system.

2. Sampling procedure Central Fertiliser May 01, 2000 Apr. 30,2001for selection of Quality Control &representative Training Institute,samples of Faridabad.fertiliser from (A.P. Cess Fund)ships.

3. A study relating to Department of July 01, 2000 June 30, 2003formulating long- Agriculture andterm machanisation Cooperation,strategy for each Ministry of Agriculture.agro-climatic zone/ (Funded fromState. Department of

Agriculture andCooperation,Ministry ofAgriculture).

4. A pilot study on cost Central Plantation Aug. 01, 2000 Dec. 31, 2002of production of Crops ResearchCoconut in Kerala. Institute, Kasargod.

(Funded from CoconutDevelopment Board,Kochi, Kerala)

5. Estimation of wool Central Sheep & Apr. 01, 2001 Mar 31, 2004production � emerging Wool Researchdata needs and a Institute, Avikanagarmethodological (A.P. Cess Fund )reappraisal.

6. Assessment of harvest Seven ICAR Apr. 01, 2001 Dec. 31, 2003and post-harvest losses. Institutes/NATP.

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7. Crop yield estimation Department ofof smaller area level Agriculture, Haryanausing farmers�estimates. (A smallstudy taken in districtKarnal).

8. Planning, designing Project Directorate of Apr., 1997 Mar., 2002and analysis of Cropping Systemexperiments planned Research, Modipuramon stations underPDCSR

9. Planning, designing Project Directorate of Apr., 1997 Mar., 2002and analysis on Farm- Cropping Systemexperiments under ResearchPDCSR

10. Planning, designing Project Coordinator Apr., 1997 Mar., 2002and analysis of data (LTFE) IISS, Bhopalrelating to experimentsconducted under AICRPon LTFE

11. Planning, designing Project co-ordinator Mar., 2000 Feb., 2003and analysis of (STCR), Indian Instituteexperiments relating to of Soil ScienceAICRP on Soil test (I.C.A.R.), Bhopalcrop response (IASRI Project)correlation

12. Design and Analysis IGFRI, Jhansi Mar., 2000 Aug., 2003of AgroforestryExperiments

13. Design and Analysis Collaboration with Sept. 15, 2001 Sept. 14, 2003of On-Farm and Institute of AppliedOn-Station Statistics andAgricultural DevelopmentResearch: A Studies,Revisit Lucknow

(A.P. Cess Fund)14. Assessment of Collaboration Jul., 2001 Mar., 2004

Spatial and with IARI,temporal variation Environmentalof soil microbial Sciences indiversity in rice- NATP mode.wheat cropping

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system withdifferentmanagementpractices

15. Precision farming Collaborative with 2001 2003for sustainable IARI, Division ofrice-wheat AgronomyCropping System

16. Development of Collaborative with Apr. 01, 2000 Mar. 31, 2003Statistical IARIproceduresfor selectinggenotypessimultaneously foryield and stability

17. Pilot study on I.L.R.I, Ranchi, Aug., 1999 Aug., 2002forecasting of AP Cess Fundbrood-lac yieldfrom Buteamonosperma(Palas).

18. Forecasting the IARI, New Delhi May, 1999 Oct., 2002loss in yield dueto weeds.

19. Forecasting of fish CIFA, Bhubaneshwar Aug., 1999 Jul., 2002production fromponds

20. Studies on bio- CISH, Lucknow Oct.,1999 Mar., 2004ecology andpopulationdynamics ofmajor pests ofmango (hoppers,fruit fly, leaf webberand inflorescencemidge) and guava(fruit borer).

21. Epidemiology and CISH, Lucknow Oct.,1999 Dec., 2002forecasting ofpowdery mildewand anthracnose.

22. To develop model N. D. Univ. of Agri. Nov.,1999 Oct., 2002of forewarning & Tech. Kumarganjabout infestation

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of insects forpaddy crop.

23. An Econometric Punjab Government, Oct. 01, 2000 ContinuingStudy of ChandigarhTechnologicalDualism in EggProduction

24. Jai-Vigyan National ICAR Institutes Apr. 01, 2001 ContinuingScience and and AgriculturalTechnology ICAR Universities.Mission on (NATP MissionHousehold Food Mode)and NutritionalSecurity for Tribal,Backward and HillyAreas

25. Study of Lac Central Lac Nov. 15, 2001 ContinuingMarketing in India Research Institute,

Ranchi(AP Cess Fund)

26. Institutionalization NCAP and Jun. 01, 1999 Nov., 2003of Research NAARM / NATPPriority Setting, (NATP, PMEMonitoring and project underEvaluation and O&M)Networking ofSocial Scientists

27. Integrated National 13 ICAR Institutes / Apr. 01, 2001 Dec. 31, 2003Agricultural (NATPResources Mission Mode)Information System

28. Expert System of IARI / NATP CGP Apr. 01, 2001 Dec. 31, 2003Extension

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Research Coordination andManagement Unit (RCMU) is responsiblefor documentation and disseminationof scientific output of the Institute throughIASRI News and Annual Report etc. It alsoorganises National Conferences ofAgricultural Research Statisticians oncein three years and conducts meetingsof Sr Officers (SOM) every month. TheUnit also assists the Research AdvisoryCouncil (RAC) and Quinquennial ReviewTeam (QRT) and is responsible forcorrespondence with ICAR, ICARInstitutes, SAUs and other organisationsin India and abroad. The other functionsof the unit are: to examine the newResearch Project proposals beforethese are considered by the SRC inrespect of importance of problems, itsdesign and final requirements; tomonitor the progress of on-goingresearch projects and to bring out halfyearly monitoring progress reports; toprepare Annual Action Plan, ActivityMilestone, EFC Memo, to maintain theResearch Project Files and also theirsubmission to ARIC (ICAR) andpreparation of X Plan proposal. The Unitalso provides help in Art, Photography &Reprographic Services.

The following activities were

RESEARCH COORDINATION ANDMANAGEMENT UNIT

undertaken by the Unit during the yearunder report: Publicationsl Annual Report of the Institute for

the year 2000-01l IASRI News, Vol. 5, No.4, Jan.�Mar.,

2001l IASRI News, Vol. 6, No. 1, Apr.�Jun.,

2001l IASRI News, Vol. 6, No. 2, Jul.�

Sep., 2001l IASRI News, Vol. 6, No.3, Oct.�

Dec., 2001 (Draft)l Action taken report on the

recommendations of XII NationalConference of AgriculturalResearch Statisticians held at RCA,Udaipur (Rajasthan) during Aug.08-10, 1998

l Background material of IASRI forQRT (1996-2000)

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Monitoring Progress Report

Half yearly Summary of progress ofon-going research projects endingMarch 31, 2001 and Sept 30, 2001

Communication of ResearchMaterial to:(i) ICARl Material for preparation of DARE-

ICAR Annual Report for the year2001-2002

l Action taken report on theproceedings of the meeting ofDirectors of ICAR Institutes held onOctober 12-13, 2000 along with onepage brief note about various majoraccomplishment faced by theInstitute during 2000 and agendaitems for the next meeting heldduring July 23-24, 2001.

l Monthly progress report onPresident�s Address to Parliamentsent every month to ADG (ESM),ICAR.

l Action taken report on therecommendations made in the 71stAnnual General Meeting of the ICARSociety held on September 15, 2000

l Information regardingimplementation of persons withdisabilities, protection of rights andfull participation Act 1995

l Brief note on the directions beingfollowed towards achieving Vision-2020

l Comments on therecommendations of 88th AnnualSession of the Indian ScienceCongress (ISC)

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l Follow up action taken report on theproceedings of the Directors�Meeting of ICAR Institute held duringJuly 23-24, 2001

l X Plan proposall Zero Base Budgeting as per the

guidelines of Council.l Information of different Research

Project Files (RPF I, II, III) of variousdivisions of the Institute.

l Quarterly Progress Report ofvarious projects as well as financialaspects.

l Quarterly information for �ICARReporter� and �ICAR News�

l Monthly Progress Report for theCabinet Secretariat

(ii) Other Organizations in IndiaDepartment of Science &Technology, Ministry of Scienceand Technology, New Delhi

l Questionnaire on National Surveyon resources devoted to scientificand technological (S&T) activities,2000-2002Central Statistical Organisation,New Delhi

l Quarterly information for CSONewsletterMinistry of Statistics andProgramme Implementation,New Delhi

l Role of IASRI in strengthening theStatistical System

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About 94 scientists/statisticians fromvarious ICAR Institu tes and StateAgricultural Universities attended theConference.

The recommendations of the XIIINational Conference are as under:1. It was felt that there should be closer

involvement of State AgricultureUniversities in the State AgricultureStatistics System. This will help theState Governments in effectingimprovements in crop estimationsurveys and also the SAUs in havinga closer touch with the datageneration system in the field ofAgriculture. For this purpose, itwould be necessary to have amechanism. For example, a

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Session I : Action taken on the recommendations made during the lastConference

Session II : Existing Statistical Methodologies � Current Status and Chal-lenges

Session III : Computer Application in Agricultural Research - Status andChallenges

Session IV : Teaching of Agricultural Statistics and Computer Application� Status and Challenges

Session V : Identification of Problems in Future ResearchSession VI : Improvement of Quality of Agricultural StatisticsPlenary : Discussion of Recommendations made during differentSession Technical Sessions

Conference organisedThe XIII National Conference of

Agricultural Research Statisticians of theICAR Institutes, Project Directorates andAgricultural Universities and StateDepartments of Agriculture and AnimalHusbandry was organised at PunjabAgricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab)during Nov. 06-08, 2001. Prof NS Sastry,

Director General, National SampleSurvey Organisation, New Delhiinaugurated the Conference on Nov 6,2001. The theme of the Conference wasResearch in Agricultural Statistics andComputer Application - Status andChallenges Ahead. Apart from plenarysession there were six TechnicalSessions as follows:

technical advisory committeeinvolving agencies like NSSO, IASRIand SASA�s etc. should be formed tolook into technical aspects ofAgriculture Statistics.

2. States should evolve a system inwhich live data from Crop EstimationSurveys and other data sourcescould be shared with AgricultureUniversities on requests.

3. Agriculture Universities may also takeup methodological studies to providesolution to unresolved issues andgrey areas like Remote SensingApplications, methods of estimationof production from horticulture sector,treatment of mixed crops, floricultureetc. and small area estimationtechniques.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 024. State Governments should take

steps to address the issues raisedin ICS Status Reports for bringingimprovements in crop productionstatistics is a time bound manner.

5. Research conducted in neweremerging areas in design ofexperiments should be need based.Concerted efforts should be madefor disseminating and popularisingthe research for effective usefulnessof scientists in NARS.

6. Studies need to be undertaken forexamining statistical distributionproperties along with robust andresistant estimation of geneticparameters.

7. There is a need to develop Webbased Information System as well asmodify the existing stand alonesystem so that information reachesthe stake holder on the internet. Thereis also need to convert or developinformation system in Hindi/Regionallanguages so that information isutilize effectively at the KVKs and bythe farmers.

8. The computer application inagriculture research is multi-disciplinary effort requiringcollaboration among subject matterspecialists and computerprofessionals in particular in theareas of expert system and decisionsupport system development. Thedevelopment of these systemsrequires inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary effort and alsocollaboration with the internationalinstitutions that are leaders in theseareas apart from financial support forsuch programmes.

9. The development of data warehouseis a welcome initiative. However, tosustain the development of datawarehouse and its maintenance,

continuing financial support will berequired due to high cost of suchactivities. Such a support may beensured.

10. It has become difficult to maintain theexisting software due to increase inthe cost of up-grades. It is alsodifficult to get technical support incase of individual purchases at theInstitute level. It is recommended thatmulti-user/multi-site (Enterpriselicence) for commonly used softwaremay be obtained by an Apex Body likeICAR. This will be a cost effectivesolution and better technical supportwill be available.

11. Due to shortage of trained manpowerfor supporting IT activities, it hasbecome difficult to manage thenetworks and also to developapplication software. Therecruitment policy does not permitfilling up of vacant technical positions.This policy needs a review.

12. The development in the areas of ITare taking place at a very fast paceand it becomes essential to train themanpower in the new emergingtechnologies on continuing basis.These HRD activities need additionalsupport.

13. The information generated in theStatisticians Conference, in particularthe recommendations emerging outof deliberations may be put on IASRI�sWeb Page/Agricultural StatisticiansNetwork, so that the same areavailable to the Statisticians forneedful action.

14. For admission to M.Sc. (Agril. Stat.)eligibility conditions should beBachelor �s Degree in Science/Agricul ture/Hort icul ture/Agro-Forestry/Sericulture/Marketing withmathematics atleast upto +2 level.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 0215. Mathematics and Statistics should be

made elective subjects during B.Sc.(Agri.) degree course.

16. The duration of M.Sc. (Agril. Stat.)Course should be the same for boththe agricultural and non-agriculturalgraduates.

17. Since the knowledge in each branchof statistics is increasing at a fastpace, there is a need to shift some ofthe topics from the syllabus of M.Sc.(Agril. Stat.) to the syllabus ofundergraduate programme so thatsome advanced topics could beincluded in the M.Sc. (Agril. Stat.)programme.

18. In order to strengthen theprofessional capabilities of theteachers, the teachers should begiven refresher and advancedtraining, at the national andinternational level, particularly in thenew emerging areas of the Statisticalscience. Similarly, flow of faculty fromInstitutions of learning, within andoutside the country, should beencouraged to enhance thecapabilities of teachers.

19. There should be uniformity in theminimum course curriculum ofstatistics at all levels of education,namely B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.

20. While providing computer orientationto course curriculum, the basicprinciples of statistical tools shouldnot be lost sight of. The studentsmust be given practice to have theessential feel of the basic practicalsteps and understand the intricaciesof essential statistical techniques.

21. The use of computers needs to beintegrated with the classroomteaching. The theory needs to besupported and explained by livepractical examples through

computers.22. M.Sc. (Agril. Stat.) students need to

be trained in the use of computersand application of various standardstatistical software packages foranalysis of data using differentstatistical techniques. Someindigenous software packages mayalso be developed according to theneed of the subject. The new audio-visual aids should also be used toimprove the quality of teaching andto make it more interesting andinformative.

23. There is need to initiate programmeof Distance Education in AgriculturalStatistics and Computer Application.

24. Statistical modeling techniques suchas Fuzzy regression, non-parametricregression, non-linear time seriesand stochastic differential equationsmay be employed for the dataanalysis. Data mining tools and ANNshould be used for classification andmodeling purposes.

25. Application of Bayesian Inference inthe analysis of survey data, designingand analysis of experimental data,estimation of genetic parameters,forecasting, etc. may be explored.

26. Estimation of genetic parameters innon-linear models, genetic evaluationin binary response, robust estimationof parameters in the presence ofoutlier(s), designing an experimentunder non-linear models should betaken up.

27. Design of experiments and statisticalmodels should be developed forcropping systems (both on stationsand on farm), agro-forestryexperiments, for sustainableagriculture, etc. rather than forindividual components.

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post-harvest experiments, foodprocessing experiments,experiments pertaining to fisherysciences need to be taken up.

29. Linkages with the AgriculturalScientists should be strengthenedand bottleneck, if any, in implementingthe research finding in agriculturalresearch should be identified andsteps should be undertaken toremove these. Consultancy shouldalso be strengthened.

30. Efforts should be strengthened forthe development of indigenousgraphic users interface based,statistical software package andexisting packages may be modifiedor updated to suit to the newcomputing environment.

31. There is a need to develop decisionsupport systems integratingsimulation models with GIS.

32. Re-sampling procedure may beemployed for estimation of variancecomponents from complex surveydata, genetic parameters, etc.

33. Reappraisal of existing samplingmethodologies should be undertakenwith special reference to cost ofcultivation of major principle cropsand estimation of marine fisheries.

34. Modelling for forecasting crop yields,incidence of pests and diseases, etc.need to be strengthened. Remotesensing data and the tools like GIS,ANN, etc. should be rigorouslyutilized for this purpose. Computersimulation techniques may usefullybe employed in developing cropgrowth models.

35. Security mechanism of integrated

data bases against natural disasterand other unforeseen situations needto be developed.

36. There is a need for closerexamination on extension of land usestatistics from nine foldclassifications.

37. Use of remote sensing satellite datafor providing frame for the generalcrop estimation surveys and also forimproving estimation of crop yield atsmall areas and forecasting of cropyield need to be further explored.

38. The quality aspect of variousdatabases need to be seriouslylooked into while attempting todevelop a warehouse environment.

39. There should be closer collaborationbetween NSSO, CSO, DES, IASRI,State Agricultural Universities andSASA�s for taking empirical studiesfor improving the quality of data.

Meetings organisationl The Unit organised thirteen Senior

Officers meetings of the Institute todiscuss the monthly achievements,shortfalls, if any, and obstacles inachievements in terms of variousactivities of the Institute includingresearch, teaching, training, projects,publications, library, administrative,financial and others. Such meetingswere held on Apr 03, May 08, Jun 04,Jul. 06, Aug. 09, Sep. 06, Oct. 05,Nov. 19, Dec. 18, 2001; Jan 1, Jan.19, Feb. 13, and Mar. 18, 2002. Themeetings were chaired by theDirector. The proceedings wereprepared and distributed.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Research Advisory Council( RAC )l Unit organised sixth Research

Advisory Council (RAC) meeting ofthe Institute on September 24, 2001under the Chairmanship of Sh VRRao, Former Director General, CSO,New Delhi. Proceedings wereprepared and Action taken report onthe minutes of the last RAC meeting& agenda items were prepared.

Staff Research Council (SRC)l Material needed for the meetings of

the Institute was prepared, actioninitiated for consideration of newresearch project proposals and aswell as for the review of the progressof the On-Going research projects.SRC meeting organised on August01, 2001 and February 15, 2002 &proceedings prepared.

Art, Photography andReprography

Assisted the scientists in preparing

diagrams, charts, histograms and mapsfor research publications and also visualdisplay of research findings in theexhibition room. It also assisted intranscribing the lectures write-ups ontransparencies.

Photographic jobs includingexposing, processing and printing ofabout 650 photographs taken on variousimportant occasions of importantresearch and extension activities of theInstitute and some slides were prepared.In addition, enlargement of good numberof photographs was also done.

The charts and graphs were up-datedin the light of recent research findings fordisplay in the exhibition room. A numberof new charts were also added to theexisting ones depicting current researchfindings. Photographs taken at thespecial occasions were also displayed.Latest publications were also added.

On Gestetner Copy Printer 5327machine installed at the unit lab about2,21 917 copies of 4733 pages for 469jobs were multi-copied and supplied tovarious users of the Institute.

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Papers Published1. AGRAWAL, RANJANA; JAIN, R.C.

AND MEHTA, S.C. (2001). Yieldforecast based on weather variablesand agricultural inputs on agro-climatic zone basis. Indian Journalof Agricultural Science, Vol. 71(7).

2. BATRA, PK and PARSAD,RAJENDER (2001). Robustness ofstandard reinforced balancedincomplete block designs againstinterchange of a pair of treatments.Journal of the Indian StatisticalAssociation, Vol. 39: 65-78.

3. BHAR, L. AND GUPTA V.K. (2001).A useful statistic for studying outliersin experimental designs. SankhyaB, 63: 338-350.

4. CHAND, LAL; WAHI, S.D, and LAL,PARKASH. (1998) Estimation ofheritability and genetic correlation inthe parameter space. Ind. J .Anim.Gen. and Breeding, 20(1), 37-40.

5. DEKA, BC; SETHI, V; PARSAD,RAJENDER and BATRA, PK (2001).Use of experiments with mixturemethodology for quality evaluation of

LIST OF PUBLICATIONSmixed fruit juice/pulp RTS beverages.Journal of Food Science andTechnology, Vol.38(6): 615-618.

6. DEY, AMITAVA; SRIVASTAVA, R andPARSAD, RAJENDER (2001).Robustness of block designs fordiallel crosses against missingobservations. Journal of IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics, Vol.54(3): 376-384.

7. GUPTA, AS and SAXENA, BC (2002):Vital demographic parameters insheep and goats. Indian VeterinaryJournal, Chennai, Vol 79: 140-143.

8. GUPTA, R and MOGHA, AK (2002).Stochastic analysis of series, paralleland standby system models withgeometric lifetime distribution.Journal of Ravi Shankar University,Raipur. Vol 13, No. B (Science): 68�80.

9. GUPTA, VK and PARSAD,RAJENDER (2001). Block designsfor comparing test treatments withcontrol treatments - An overview.Special issue of Statistics andApplications to felicitate the 80th

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133-146.10. JAIN, RAJNI AND ARORA, ALKA

(2001). Networking for strengtheningAgricultural Research: Concept andBenefits. ARIS News, page 1, April-June.

11. JAIN, RAJNI AND DAHIYA, SHASHI(2001). E-Agriculture: Potential ofInternet for Indian Farmers�KURUKSHETRA-A Journal on RuralDevelopment, Vol. 49, (12).(September)

12. JAIN, RAJNI AND DAHIYA, SHASHI(2001). Rural Portal: Potential Tool forvirtual farming. CSI-Communications(August).

13. KAUL, SUSHILA and PANDEY, R.K.(2001). Structure of Land Tenancy inIndian Agriculture. Yojana, Vol 45,Sept. 12-17

14. KAUR, RAJINDER and BHATIA, AJITKAUR (2001). Performance ofoilseeds in comparison to other cropsin different crop sequences.Brassica, Vol. 3 (5 & 6): 2-9.

15. KHURANA, GL, KUMAR, RAJENDRAand GARG, RN (2000). Identificationof agronomic factors for higher grainproductivity. New Botanist, Vol. 27:25-32.

16. KHURANA, GL, KUMAR, RAJENDRAand GARG, RN (2000). Testing ofadaptability of complex designs inC.S.R. experiments. New Botanist,Vol. 27: 75-79.

17. KUMAR, MUKESH, SINGH, PV andKUMAR, ANIL (2000). Effect of

spacing, levels of nitrogen and GA3on growth and yield of tuberose.Journal of Farming SystemsResearch and Development. Vol.6(1&2): 156-158

18. KUMAR, MUKESH, SINGH, PV andKUMAR, ANIL (2000). Flowering andbulb production of tuberose(Polianthes) as influenced by spacinglevels of Nitrogen and Gibberallicacid. Journal of Farming SystemsResearch and Development. Vol.6(1&2 ) :46-49

19. KUMAR, RAJENDRA and KAPOOR,JK (2001). Study of responsesurfaces for cultural cum manurialexperiments. Journal of Annals ofAgricultural Research, Vol. 22(4):447-451.

20. KUMAR, RAJENDRA; KAPOOR, JKand JAIN, SP (2001). A study ofcorrelation between uptake of NPKand yield of Sorghum-Wheat cropsequence in Maharashtra .Proceedings of an Internationalconference on Land ResourceManagement for Food, Employmentand Environmental Security fromNovember 9 to 13, 2000 at VigyanBhavan New Delhi (India) Journal ofsoil Conservation Society of India:162-167.

21. KUMAR, RAJENDRA; SREENATH,PR and JAIN, SP (2001). Effect ofcoefficient of variation on theheterogeneity of error variance inagricultural field experiments .Journal of Annals of AgriculturalResearch, Vol. 22(1): 18-21.

22. KUTAULA, S.S. (2001). A RationalEconometric Approach for Punjab92

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Function Model. Indian EconomicReview, Vol. 36(2): 393-410

23. NARAIN, PREM; SHARMA, S.D. Rai,S.C. and Bhatia, V.K. (2001) Regionaldimensions of disparities in cropproductivity in Uttar Pradesh.Journal of Indian Society ofAgricultural Statistics., 54(1): 62-79.

24. OKENDRO SINGH, N. and WAHI,S.D. (2001). Effect of sample on theestimate of standard error ofheritability by parent-offspringregression method. Journal of IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics,54(3):324-27.

25. PANDA, DK; SHARMA, VK andPARSAD, RAJENDER (2001).Robustness of optimal block designsfor triallel crosses experimentsagainst exchange of a cross. Journalof Indian Society of AgriculturalStatistics, Vol.54 (3): 328-341.

26. PARSAD, RAJENDER and GUPTA,VK (2000). A Note on augmenteddesigns. Indian Journal of PlantGenetic Resources, Vol.13 (1): 53-58.

27. PARSAD, RAJENDER; GUPTA, VKand VOSS, D (2001). Universallyoptimal nested row and columndesigns with unequal block sizes.Journal of Indian Society ofAgricultural Statistics, Vol.54 (2):244-257.

28. PAUL, A.K and BHATIA, V.K. (2001).Modification of beta-binomial methodof estimation of heritability ofstayability.Journal of Indian Society ofAgricultural Statistics,54(3):385-395.

29. PRABHAKARAN, V.T. (2001).Implications of curvilinear responsein dairy cows with increasing level ofexotic inheritance in relation to aplausible breeding strategy for cattledevelopment. Ind. J. Genet. 61(3):270-273.

30. PRAJNESHU and RAVICHANDRAN,S. (2001). Use of expected-valueparameters for estimating length-weight relationship in fishes. Ind. J.Fish. 48: 199-202

31. RAI, ANIL; SRIVASTAVA, A.K. andGUPTA, H.C. (2001). Small samplecomparison of modified chi-squaretest statistics for survey data,Biometrical Journal, 43(4): 483-495

32. RAIGER, H.L. and PRABHAKARAN,V.T. (2001). A study on theperformance of a few non-parametricstability measures using pearl-milletdata. Ind. J. Genet. 61(1): 7-11.

33. RAO, A.R. and PRABHAKARAN, V.T.(2001). A bootstrap method ofestimating heritability from varietal trialdata. Ind. J. Genet, 61(2): 87-91.

34. RAUT, KC and KHATRI, RS (2001).Some aspects of livestockdevelopment in India- a criticalreappraisal. Journal of the IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics, Vol54 (1): 52-61.

35. RAVICHANDRAN, S. andPRAJNESHU (2001). State spacemodelling versus ARIMA time-seriesmodelling. . Journal of Indian Societyof Agricultural Statistics, 54: 43-51.

36. RAVICHANDRAN, S. andPRAJNESHU (2001). Structural93

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fish production. Ind. J. Anim. Sci.,71, 499-501.

37. SARADA, C., PRAJNESHU andCHANDER, SUBHASH (2001). Acontagious distribution for describingspatial spread. Shashpa, 8, 131-137.

38. SARKER, S. and RANA, P.S. (2001).Mathematical formulation of lactationcurves. Ind. J .Anim. Sci., 71(8) :860-64.

39. SAXENA, ASHA; BHATIA, AJITKAUR and SIKARWAR, H.S. (2001).Study of behaviour of wheat responseto long-term fertilizer application.Annals of Agric. Res. 22(1):53-58

40. SAXENA, BC; ARYA, SRS andBINDAL, VIJAY (2001). Influence ofmilk supply schemes on supply ofnutrients through milk in rural areas.Indian Journal of Dairy Science, Vol54 (6).

41. SETHI, I.C. (2001). Multi-trait BLUPin sire evaluation. Indian J. of AnimalSciences 71 (5)May : 460-464.

42. SHARMA, SD (2001). AgriculturalInformation Management � Systemsand Services. Proceedings of 2001International Conference on theDevelopment of AgriculturalInformation Management, Technologyand Markets in the 21st Century atBeijing, China

43. SHARMA, SUKHDEV; KAUL,SUSHILA and PANDEY, RAMAKANT(2001). Yuva Laren Magar bhukhmariAur Kuposhan Se, KHETI, 53: 29-30& 34.

44. SINGH, JAGBIR and BATHLA, HVL(2001). Estimation of foodgrain lossesand seasonal fluctuation. AgricultureSituation in India, Vol. LVII, No. 10,(Jan): 551-554.

45. SINGH, RANDHIR and DAHIYA, DC(2001). Land use statistics and extentof floods during 1997-98 for districtRohtak, Haryana using remotesensing satellite data. NNRMSbulletin, NNRMS (B) 26: 81-85.

46. SINGH, RANDHIR; SEMWAL, DP;RAI, ANIL and CHHIKARA, RAJ.S.(2002). Small area estimation of cropyield using remote sensing satellitedata, International Journal of RemoteSensing. Vol 23 (1): 49-56.

47. SINHA, P., PRAJNESHU and VARMA,A. (2001). Studies on determiningfavourable factors for thegermination of conidia of Oidiummangiferae. Ind. Phytopathol.,54:197-200.

48. SUD, U.C; SRIVASTAVA, A.K. andSETHI, I.C.(2001). Multiple Framesin Repeat Surveys. Journal of theIndian Society of AgriculturalStatistics

49. SUD, UC and SRIVASTAVA, AK(2001). Estimation of finite populationmean in repeat surveys in thepresence of measurement errors.Journal of the Indian Society ofAgricultural Statistics, 53 (2): 125-133.

50. SUD, UC, SRIVASTAVA, AK ANDSETHI, IC (2001). Multiple frames inrepeat surveys. Journal of the IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics, Vol.54 (2): 196-208.

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SHARMA, DP (2001). On abiasedestimation in repeatsurveys.Journal of the Indian Societyof Agricultural Statistics, Vol 54 (1):29-42.

52. SUD, UC; SRIVASTAVA, AK andSHARMA, DP (2001). On theestimation of population in repeatsurveys. Journal of the Indian Societyof Agricultural Statistics, Vol 54 (3):355-369.

53. VARGHESE, CINI and GEORGE, KC(2001) A composite sow index andits effects due to sire, parity andseason. Indian Journal AnimalSciences Vol.71(9): 865-867.

54. VATS, MR; SEHGAL, DK and MEHTADK (2001). Integrated effect oforganic and inorganic fertilizers onyield sustainability in Long-TermFertilizer Experiments. Indian Journalof Agricultural Research. Vol. 35(1):19-24.

Research papers accepted forpublication1. BHAR, L. AND DEY, A. Triallel cross

block designs that are roubust againstmissing observations. UtilitasMathemetica.

2. BHAR, L. and GUPTA V.K. Robustrow-column designs for completediallel cross experiments, Metrika

3. BHAR, LM and GUPTA, VK. A usefulstatistic for studying outliers inexperimental designs. Sankhya B.

4. BHAR, LM and GUPTA, VK. RobustRow-Column designs for completediallel cross experiments. Metrika.

5. BHATIA, AK and KAUR, RAJINDER.Statistical studies on integratednutrient management in rice-wheatsequence. Journal of FarmingSystems Research andDevelopment.

6. CHAND, LAL; WAHI, S.D. andBHATIA, V.K. Inheritance of fitnesstraits in goats. J. Res., BirsaAgricultural University.

7. GARG, RN; KUMAR, RAJENDRA;KUMAR, ANIL and GUPTA, VH. Studyof correlation between physicalproperties of sandy loam soil and yieldof wheat influenced by Bio-Gas slurryand flash. Journal of FarmingSystems Research andDevelopment.

8. GHOSH, H. and DAS, A. Optimaldiallel cross design for estimation ofheritability. in J. Stat. Plann.Inference.

9. GHOSH, H. Optimal design for pointand interval estimation of ratio ofvariance components in one wayANOVA model. Journal of the IndianSociety of Agricultural Statistics.

10. GOLA, R.C. AND RAI, ANIL.. Twostage successive sampling withpartial replacement of units. Journalof the Indian Society of AgriculturalStatistics.

11. GUPTA, VK and PARSAD,RAJENDER. Current status ofexperimental design and challengesahead. Proceedings of XIII NationalConference of Agricultural ResearchStatisticians.

12. GUPTA, VK; PARSAD, RAJENDERand DAS, ASHISH. Variance

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block sizes. Utilitas Mathematica13. JAGGI, SEEMA; GUPTA, VK and

SHARMA, VK. Design and analysisof agroforestry experiments: Anoverview. Indian Journal ofAgroforestry.

14. KAUL, SUSHILA and PANDEY, R.K.Food Availability and its Implicationfor Food Security in India BiharJournal of Agricultural Marketing.

15. KAUR, RAJINDER and BHATIA, AK.Assessment of intercroppingsystems through bivariate analysis.Journal of Farming SystemsResearch and Development.

16. KHURANA, GL; BATRA, PK andKUMAR ANIL. Efficient estimation ofthe relationship between plot-size andthe soil variability of groundnut yield.Journal of Farming SystemResearch and Development.

17. KHURANA, GL; KUMAR ANIL andCHOUDHARY, VK. A Statisticalmethodology for exploration andexploitation of packages oftreatments for higher grainproductivity. Journal of FarmingSystems Research andDevelopment.

18. PARSAD, RAJENDER; SHARMA,SD and GUPTA, VK. AgriculturalStatistics- problems for futureresearch. Proceedings of XIIINational Conference of AgriculturalResearch Statisticians.

19. PAUL, A.K. and BHATIA, V.K. Role ofauxiliary traits for estimation ofheritability of stayability. Journal of the

Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.20. PAUL, A.K. and BHATIA, V.K.

Comparison of beta-binomialmethods with other methods forestimation of heritability of stayabilityfor unbalanced data. Ind. J. Anim. Sci.

21. PRABHAKARAN, V.T. Implications ofcurvilinear response in dairy cowswith increasing level of exoticinheritance in relation to a plausiblebreeding strategy for cattledevelopment. Ind.J. of Anim. andPlant Breeding.

22. PRAJNESHU; RAVICHANDRAN, S.and WADHWA, SAVITA. Structuraltime series models for describingcyclical fluctuations. Journal of theIndian Society of AgriculturalStatistics.

23. RAI, ANIL, SRIVASTAVA, A.K. ANDSINGH, MAN. A socio-economicstudy on agroforestry in Chhachhrauliblock of Yamunanagar district ofHrayana. Indian J. Agroforestry,

24. RAMASUBRAMANIAM, V; SINGH,RANDHIR and RAI, ANIL. Re-sampling based variance estimationunder two-phase sampling. Journalof the Indian Society of AgriculturalStatistics.

25. RAUT, KC; BHATIA, VK and KHATRI,RS (2002): Disparities in livestockdevelopment of India. Journal of theIndian Society of AgriculturalStatistics. Vol 55 (1).

26. RAVICHANDRAN, S. andPRAJNESHU. Bayesian nonlinearstate space modelling for Schaefermodel in fisheries.Ind. J. Appl. Stat.

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PRAJNESHU. Time-varying statespace regression model infisheries.Ind. J. Fish., 49.

28. SETHI, SC; MATHUR, DC and SHARMA, SK. Price spread and marketingpattern of vegetables in Pune inHaryana. Economic Journal, Karnal.

29. SHARMA, SD; SHARMA, VK andJAGGI, SEEMA. Teaching ofAgricultural Statistics: status andchallenges ahead. Proceedings ofXIII National Conference ofAgricultural Research Statisticians.

30. SHARMA, VK; VARGHESE, CINI andJAGGI, SEEMA. On optimality ofchange-over designs balanced forfirst and second order residualeffects. Metron.

31. SINHA, P., PRAJNESHU and VARMA,A. Growth models for mangopowdery mildew development. Ann.Pl. Protec. Sci.,10.

32. SRIVASTAVA, AK and JHA, GK.Some Methodological Issues inAgricultural Surveys. Jr. of Income& Wealth.

33. SUD, UC; , SRIVASTAVA, AK andSHARMA, DP. On the estimation ofpopulation variance in repeatsurveys. Journal of the Indian Societyof Agricultural Statistics. Vol 55 (1).

34. VARGHESE, C; RAO, A.R. andSHARMA, V.K. Robustness ofWilliam�s Square designs. Metrika.

35. VARGHESE, CIN; SHARMA, VK andRAO, AR. Optimality of circular cross- over designs balanced for first and

second residuals. UtilitasMathematica.

36. VATS, MR; SEHGAL, DK and MEHTADK. Phosphorus application forsustainable yields in long termfertilizer experiments. FertilizerNews.

37. WAHI, S.D. and CHAND, LAL.Analytical procedure for estimation ofvariance of genetic parameters. Ind.J. Anim. Genet. & Breeding.

Research Project Reports(a) Published1. Sampling procedure for selection

of representative samples offertiliser from ships (2001) by UCSud, HVL Bathla and Anil Rai

2. A study for estimation of cropyield at block level using crop cutand farmers� estimate (2001) byUC Sud, AK Srivastava, HVLBathla, DC Mathur and GK Jha

3. Fertilizer response ratios for dif-ferent crops in India (Funded byMinistry of Agriculture) by S.D.Sharma, P.K. Batra, V.K. Sharmaand N.K. Sharma.

4. Planning designing and analysisof data relating to experimentsconducted under AICRP on LTFEby M.R. Vats, D.K. Sehgal andD.K. Mehta.

5. Energy Requirment in Agricul-tural Sector: A Linear Program-ming Approach. Joint Publicationof IASRI, New Delhi and

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Rajender Parsad, Dipanker De,Hukam Chandra and R.S.Singh.

6. Impact Assessment of Technol-ogy Intervention and Crop Diver-sification in Tribal, Backward andHilly Areas, Phase-I (2001) Sur-vey Report of Arid Region by R.K.Pandey, Sushila Kaul and D.R.Singh.

7. �Guidelines for Monitoring andConcurrent Evaluation of Sub-projects under NATP� publishedas a part of the NATP sub-projectunder the O & M component.�Institutionalisation of ResearchPriority Setting, Monitoring &Evaluation and Networking of So-cial Scientists�

8, Pilot study for developing Baye-sian probability forecast modelbased on farmers� ap p r a i s a ldata on wheat crop (2001) IASRIPublication by Chandrahas andT. Rai.

9. Study of Demand for AgriculturalProducts and Its Implication forFood Security in India (2002) byR.K. Pandey and Sushila Kaul.

(b) Finalised1. Pilot sample survey for estimating the

area and yield rates of ginger andpotato in hilly areas by MS Narangand RC Gola.

2. Estimation of flow and change indynamic population by Jagbir Singh

3. A statistical investigation on the long-

term effect of fertilizer on productivityof cereal by V.K. Sharma andRajinder Kaur.

4. Development of early warning andyield assessment models for rainfedcrops based on agrometeorologicalindices by Asha Saksena, R.C. Jain(Retired on 30.11.99), R.L. Yadav

5. Forecasting fish production fromponds by Lalmohan Bhar, S.S. Waliaand A.K. Roy

DISSERTATIONS APPROVED( a ) Ph.D. (Agricultural Statistics)1. J.S. Dhekale - AnalyticalTechniques in IntercroppingExperiments

Intercropping research attractedworldwide attention and number ofexperiments are being conducted tostudy different objectives likemaximization of yield, identificationintercropping systems or varietiessuitable for cultivation, etc. There is nostandard method of analysis therefore,an attempt has been made to studyvarious analytical techniques used inanalysis of intercropping experiments.

Analytical techniques have beenstudied by classifying intercroppingexperiments into two types. Type I withsole crop treatments and type II withoutsole crop treatments. For type Iexperiments an analogy betweenexperiments with mixtures andreplacement series intercroppingexperiments is established and analyticalmethod has been proposed, also the typeI experiments of replacement seriesconsisting of other factors like spacingfertilizer etc. are analyzed by mixture xprocess variable techniques. For additive98

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Bivariate method of analysis ofintercropping experiments is proposedand three tests are proposed for testingsingle sole crop treatment versusintercropped treatment, both sole croptreatment versus intercropped treatmentand for testing difference between twointercropped treatments.

Intercropping is stable croppingsystem, but when more than one systemis available then method for identifyingstable intercropping system in presenceof environmental covariate is proposedand explained with suitable example.

(Guide: Dr V.K.Gupta)2. Prachi Misra - Application ofSpatial Statistics in AgriculturalSurveys

Estimation of crop area and cropproduction forms the most importantdimension around which the overallagricultural statistics system of ourcountry revolves. Forecasting of cropproduction is one of the importantaspects of agricultural statistics system.The Production of the major agriculturalcrops in the country is estimated on thebasis of the estimates of area under thecrop and the average yield per unit area.For estimating area under a crop atdistrict level, different approaches havebeen followed. In agricultural surveys theparameters of interest are oftengeographical in nature i.e. they carry theeffect of location to which they belong.This implies that the data is spatial innature but it is sampled using thetraditional sampling designs like simple

random sampling, stratified sampling andsystematic sampling which do not givereliable and consistent estimates in caseof spatial data. Thus, for spatial data thereis need for developing spatial samplingdesigns, which take care of thedependency in the data. In this study anattempt has been made to improve theconventional survey methodology foragricultural surveys by using the newertechnologies of Remote sensing andGIS.

Spatial sampling is a particularlydifficult problem to deal with, since spatialunits are not independent observations.Spatial sampling requires the researcherto recognize the degree of dependencein the spatial data. The proposed spatialsampling techniques are based on thefact that the neighbouring units tend tobe homogeneous when the parameter ofinterest is geographical in nature. Oncea particular unit is included in the sample,the neighboring units are not likely toprovide much additional information of thetarget population. The proposed samplingtechniques take care of the locationeffect, which is the most importantproperty of the spatial data. All units, whichare contiguous i.e. the units that touchthe boundary of a particular unit areregarded as its neighbours. The spatialcorrelation for an auxiliary characteris used to give higher probabilityof selection to distant units as comparedto neighbouring units. The basicprinciple of sample selection in caseof spatial sampling is that theprobability of selection of any unitincreases as the distance from theunits (area) already selected in thesample increases. Suitable unbiasedestimators, which take into account theorder of the draw, have been suggested.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02On the basis of the method of sampleselection and estimation four spatialsampling methods have been suggested.These are (i) Contiguous Unit BasedSpatial Sampling (CUBSS) Technique(ii) Stratified Contiguous Unit BasedSpatial Sampling Technique (iii) ModifiedContiguous Unit Based Spatial SamplingTechnique (iv) Stratified ModifiedContiguous Unit Based Spatial SamplingTechnique. The study has beenconducted for Rohtak district of Haryanastate at village level. The villages areconsidered as the regular lattice case i.e.assuming that the population consists ofregular units. A simulation study isconducted to study the performance ofthe proposed estimators as compared tothe existing ones generally used forsampling spatial data. For the simulationstudy, the irrigated area of the district hasbeen taken as the study character andthe cultivated area as the auxiliarycharacter. The results of the study revealthat the proposed sampling techniquesprovide more efficient, stable and reliableestimates as compared to the variousexisting spatial sampling techniques.

The spatial data are not onlydependent in nature but is highly irregularas in case of irregular lattice the shapeand size of the units vary to a great extent.This additional problem of irregularityalong with dependency of the data hasalso been studied. To consider thisproblem the use of distance-basedneighbour has been suggested. Basedon these neighbours the modified formulafor spatial correlation is obtained. Fourspatial sampling techniques areproposed for irregular area units. Theseare (i) Distance Unit Based SpatialSampling (DUBSS) Technique (ii)Stratified Distance Unit Based SpatialSampling Technique (iii) ModifiedDistance Unit Based Spatial Sampling

Technique (iv) Stratified ModifiedDistance Unit Based Spatial SamplingTechnique. The efficiency of theseestimators are compared with the oneobtained for regular lattice case. Theresults show that the spatial samplingtechniques proposed for irregular areaprovide more efficient estimators.

The advent of remote sensingtechnology and its potential in the field ofagriculture has given new opportunitiesfor improving crop acreage procedures.However, in neither of these approachesspatial information of the crop distributionis taken into consideration though studieshave shown that there exist spatialdependence in remotely sensed data. Asuitable methodology is developed forestimating crop area by integratingremote sensing and GIS based spatialsampling approach. An empirical studyto estimate the area under wheat cropfor district Rohtak, Haryana for the year1995-96 using IRS-1B, LISS-II data hasbeen conducted by using average NDVIof the village as an auxiliary character.Further, the estimates obtained from thisapproach are compared with thoseobtained from usual remote sensingmethod. The results of the study showthat inclusion of remote sensingparameter in GIS assisted spatialsampling techniques enhance theperformance of the estimators.

Thus, in this study some new andmore efficient spatial samplingtechniques have been proposed. Theresults of the study point out that in spatialsurveys, a considerable gain in efficiencyof the estimators could be achieved byusing a GIS and remote sensing assistedspatial sampling strategy, which helps inbetter allocation of resources leading tohigher levels of accuracy of the estimates (Guide: Dr. Randhir Singh)100

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02( b ) M.Sc. (Agricultural Statistics)1. Jawaid Ashraf - Designs for two

Non-interacting Sets ofTreatments Applied inSuccession.The use of same experimental

material for several successiveexperiments is quite prevalent in the fieldslike horticulture, animal sciences andforestry, where subject underinvestigation is long lived. At everysuccession or stage a different set oftreatments is applied and the responseis recorded only at the end after the finalapplication of treatments. Designs withv1 and v2 treatments in first and secondsets applied at first and second stagesrespectively have been considered withthe arrangement of the experimentalmaterial in a structure of b blocks. It isassumed that the two sets of treatmentsare non-interacting. Some methods ofconstruction of block designs for differentcharacterizations have been obtainedthat are structurally complete.

Design patterns with thesecharacterizations admit simple andstraightforward analysis. The methodshave been obtained by developing theinitial block consisting of pair oftreatments from both the sets. Thecharacterization properties like variancebalance of these designs have beenstudied. The methods are also developedbased on the superimposition principle.A catalogue of the designs obtained bythese methods for two non-interactingsets of treatments has been prepared.Method of constructing structurallyincomplete block designs for two sets oftreatments applied in succession has

been developed making use ofcombination of some known designs likerandomized block designs, Balancedincomplete block designs etc. Acatalogue of the designs obtained givinglayout plans of the designs is alsoprepared.

(Guide: Dr. Seema Jaggi)2. S.K.Satpati - Nested BlockDesigns and their Applications

A nested block design is defined asa design with two systems of blockswhere the second system (called sub-blocks) is nested within the first system(called blocks). These designs havebeen developed to take care of theheterogeneity in the experimental units orthe experimental conditions caused bytwo factors (one factor is nested withinthe other factor). A nested block designwith sub-block size 2 can also be usedfor obtaining efficient designs for diallelcrosses. Keeping in view the importanceof these designs in agriculturalexperimentation, the combinatorialaspects of block designs have beeninvestigated. An exhaustive review ofmethods of construction of nestedbalanced incomplete block (NBIB)designs has been made. Some newmethods of construction of NBIB designsand nested balanced block (NBB)designs have been obtained. Thecatalogue of NBIB designs with v£16,r £30 has been updated by including theNBB designs. Some non-proper nestedvariance balanced block designs havealso been obtained. New methods ofconstruction of nested partially balancedincomplete block (NPBIB) designs have

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02been developed using NBIB designs,Latin square association scheme andrectangular association scheme. NPBIBdesigns with v£25,r £30 obtainable fromexisting and new methods of constructionhave been catalogued. Some nestedblock designs that are variance balancedwith respect to block classification andpartially balanced with respect to sub-block classification have also beenobtained. The concept of nested balancedtreatment incomplete block (NBTIB)designs has been introduced to deal withthe experimental situations where theexperimenter is interested in comparingseveral test treatments with a controltreatment. Several methods ofconstruction of NBTIB designs have beenobtained. NBTIB designs with v£25,r £30obtainable from these methods ofconstruction have been catalogued.

(Guide: Dr. Rajender Parsad)( c ) M Sc.(Computer Application)1. G.V.V.Shyamla Jyoti -

Automation of CirculationControl System in the LibraryThe library serves as a centre for

arousing and simulating intellectualcuriosity and thus satiating the desire tolearn by offering reading materials andbibliographic searches to satisfy thequest for knowledge. Circulation Controlconcerns the record keeping of booksand other literature issued to users andwhat has been returned by them. It alsohelps in checking pilferage and lossesand in promptly locating which of thedocuments stand with whom and whenit is due. To manage such informationmanually is not only tiring and timeconsuming, but difficult to manage

correctly. Thus the circulation section ofa Library is very important as it controlsand regulates the entries and exits to thelibrary. Keeping the soul aspect ofCirculation Control of a Library in mind,CIRCOSYS (Circulation Control System)is developed as the Intranet solution forthe smooth running of Circulationactivities of a Library. CIRCOSYS bringsthe Circulation Control System on theweb and overcomes the limitations of themanual system. That is, it helps managecirculation of materials more rapidly,more accurately and less expensively.CIRCOSYS keeps a record of all thebooks available in the Library and towhom they are issued currently. Whenan item is overdue it sends remindersthrough e-mail automatically. Besidesthis, it also collects some useful statisticsabout the system. CIRCOSYS isdeveloped using Java Server Pages(server side programming) and JDBC(Java Database Connectivity), whichmakes it platform independent. The clientside programming is done using HTMLand Java Script. It is divided into threeseparate modules for End User,Circulation Assistant and Administrator.Depending on the user type they will havepre-assigned privileges.

(Guide: Dr.S.D.Sharma)2. Nguyen The Cuong - Information

System on Agronomic Practicesfor Wet Seeded Rice in Cantho-VietnamThe dynamic of agricultural systems

include complex biological, social andeconomic processes. Future possibilitiesare affected by many different factors thatinfluence their biological and economicefficiency. Successful management ofthese systems can be facilitated by a

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The purpose of present study was todevelop a web-based �Informationsystem on agronomic practices for wet-seeded rice in Cantho province -Vietnam� (ISAPWER), which would helpthe users to be more informed aboutdecisions related to rice production in theregion. The ISAPWER contains theinformation of agronomic practice on wet-seeded rice in the form of text andpictures on agronomic aspects from theland preparation up to post-productionactivities.

The ISAPWER is developed usingthe concepts of web-based client-server3rd tier model. The user interface layer isconstructed using HTML and JavaScript.The application layer is implemented inJava Server Pages and JDBC. Thedatabase layer is built in Microsoft Access2000. The ISAPWER can run at anycomputer that connects to the Internetthrough the Java-enabled browser.

The ISAPWER, with a user-friendlyinterface, allows any user who hasaccess to the Internet to quickly get thedesired information. It can beimplemented as a web application, whichallows simultaneous access to manyusers. There is a provision to insert,delete and update the information at theremote computer. The ISAPWER wasdeveloped in response to the recognitionthat many farmers do not have accessto information on how to grow the rice.Information technology offers new waysto present information to these farmersthrough present package

(Guide:Dr.I.C.Sethi)

3. Preeti Tanwar - Web-basedinformation system oninfrastructural facilitiesavailable in NARS.An information system related to

various Infrastructural facilities availablein NARS has been developed. VariousGeneral and Specific Reports aregenerated with the complete descriptionof facilities. Reports in the softwareemphasize list of Labs, Divisions,Veterinary Hospitals, Library, LectureRooms, Hostels, Central InstrumentLabs, Vehicles etc in various Institutesand Some Reports are generatedaccording to the user options like variousdivisions in selected Institute, Facilitydescription after selecting division evenif Institute is not known, list of all Institutesafter selection of type of facility,Description all existing Infrastructuralfacilities after selection of Institute.Database can accommodate any kind offacility, irrespective of its type. Help is alsoprovided in the software so that the enduser will have no problems in navigatingthe system. Being web based, it is madeplatform as well as server independent.It could act as comprehensiveInformation directory for the end users &also for the Administrators in managinghuge databases of Infrastructural facilitiesavailable in NARS.

(Guide:Dr.R.C.Goyal)4. Ratan Jyoti - Development ofInformation System for theNational Pusa Insect Collection

The   National   Pusa   Insect  Collection   (NPIC) is one of the biggestinsect   collections in Asia. This insect store house   comprises of a space ofmore than 6000 sq. ft. area,  200 dust

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02proof insect cabinets  and 150 insect almirahs   and  has a collection of morethan 2 lakhs specimens comprising ofaround 17000 identified species, someof which are more than a hundred yearsold. New specimens are being addedregularly. Collections are important notonly for research, bio-diversity studiesand variation but also serve as referencematerial for the species. A systematiccollection always provides many ways ofdiagnosis which opens the way to newclassification. Searching from this largedatabase is time consuming and tediousjob often resulting damage to the storedspecimens. The frequent repeatedhandling of these fragile and nearly extinctspecimens requires computerization ofNPIC.

The present investigation was carriedout with the idea of developing web basedInformation System for National PusaInsect Collection (ISNPIC). ISNPICprovides information on various aspectsof insects. The information is provided inthe form of text as well as pictures.ISNPIC is a best possible approach forInsect identification Service. A personwith little computer knowledge canoperate and get desired information. Italso provides information on Insects,NPIC and Indian Agricultural ResearchInstitute.

It has a three-layered architecture.Client Side Interface Layer isimplemented in HTML and JavaScript.Server Side Application Layer isimplemented in Java Server Pages andJava Database Connectivity. DatabaseLayer is implemented in Microsoft Access2000. ISNPIC can be implemented as anetwork-based system with a server atNPIC so that information is available on-line. ISNPIC runs at any node of the

Internet through a browser. Securityfeatures are provided in such a way thatonly administrator can access thedatabase. There is provision to insert,update and delete the information. It hasfacility to browse and search thecollection in the NPIC. It is possible toget enlarged view of the image of insectspecimen in the NPIC for makingcomparison with the specimen availablewith the user. It has on-line help tofacilitate smooth navigation. Facility hasbeen provided for interaction with theSystem Administrator of NPIC throughemail. Links are also provided forinformation on insects that is currentlyavailable on Internet.

(Guide:Dr.P.K.Malhotra)5. Ruby Susana Kujur -

Development of Software forAgricultural Discussion ForumThe recent advances in computer

and communication technology havemade computer hardware and softwaremore affordable and user-friendly andhave resulted in faster movement ofinformation and its utilization. Informationsystems are assuming an ever-increasing importance in the agriculturaldevelopment and computer basedinformation systems/databases andcomputer communication networks aretoday and in the foreseeable future, a pre-requisite for taking coherent and balanceddecisions. Agricultural DiscussionForum (ADF) is one such step in thisdirection. Discussion Forum is aninformal forum where people discussissues of their interest with no fixedagenda except trying to provide solutionsfor some specific problems. Keeping inview the requirements of the users, theAgricultural Discussion Forum has been

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(Guide:Dr.R.C.Goyal)6 Vikas Kumar - Development of

Search Engine for AgricultureCommunity

The present era has seen anexponential growth and diversification ofall forms of information, which issometimes called as informationexplosion. This has been made possibledue to the impact of computer technologyon the present society. Today the WordWide Web grows by roughly a millionelectronic pages, adding to the hundredsof millions already on-line. This volumeof information is loosely held together bymore than a billion annotatedconnections, called links. For the firsttime in the history, millions of users havevirtually instant access from their homeand offices to creative output of asignificant and growing fraction of theworld�s population. Any user connectingto a web site will just get an electroniccopy of the part of the document one isinterested in. Simultaneously any numberof other users can also get thisdocument. This definitely is a majorlandmark in the evolution of the mannerof sharing knowledge. Due to the web�s rapid growth, theresulting network of the information lacksorganization and structure. In fact, theWeb has involved into a global mess ofpreviously unimagined proportions.Individuals with any background,education, culture, interest and motivationcan write web pages in any language,dialect or style. Each page may range

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from a few characters to a few hundredthousand pages. The extraction ofrelevant information in response to aspecific need from this digital mass hasbecome a challenge. The main tool thathas emerged for getting at the informationin this environment is the Search Engine.

A number of Search Engine softwarehave been developed but most ofsearching software are coded as a legacycode of �c� or in �c++�, which make themplatform dependent and difficult toincorporate with web server, because itrequire special configuration of server.

The agriculture is a specialized fieldand information related to this is presenton specific sites, generally institutionalsite, state sponsored sites or agriculturalindustry sites. For the informationrequirement of Agriculture related fields,searching on these sites will be morerelevant than searching on whole Internet.In Agriculture sector particularly in Indianot much effort has been made todevelop and deploy a search engine,which may serve the vast agriculturecommunity. Most people with Web sitesare customers of commercial Internetproviders and they use commercialsearch engines. So there is a need todevelop a web-based agricultural searchengine.

In the present investigation effortshas been made for developing softwarefor a Search Engine using robustfunctionality of JAVA, simple andefficient algorithm of best search engineand a search engine that is suitable forsmall site or for intranet. AgriKhoj isdeveloped for Internet purpose. It has athree-layered architecture. Client SideInterface Layer is implemented in HTML,JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheet

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(CSS). Server Side Application Layer isimplemented in Java Servlets & JDBC.Database Layer is implemented inMicrosoft Access 2000. AgriKhoj can beimplemented as a network-based

system with a server. A person with littlecomputer knowledge can operate and setit to work.

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Sl. Project title Project leader andNo. Associates

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System1. Study of Land Use Statistics through integrated Anil Rai

modelling using Geographic Information System AK Srivastava(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR) Randhir Singh

HC GuptaVK Jain

2. Development of GIS based techniques for Tauqueer Ahmadidentification of potential agro-forestry area Randhir Singh

Anil RaiAssessment and Evaluation Studies

3. Assessment of harvest and post-harvest HVL Bathlalosses � a mission mode project under NATP Anil Rai

RS KhatriJagbir SinghTauqueer AhmadGirish Kumar JhaVipin Kumar Dubey

4. Sampling procedure for selection of UC Sudrepresentative sample of fertilizer from ship HVL Bathla(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR) Anil Rai

5. Study relating to formulating long term KK Tyagimechanisation strategy for each agro-climatic HVL Bathlazone/state (Funded by Department of DL AhujaAgriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of MS NarangAgriculture) Satya Pal

RM Sood

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Bhagwan DassSC AgarwalAK GuptaKK KherDC MathurRC GolaMan Singh

Production and Area Estimation6. Estimation of wool production � emerging data RS Khatri

needs and a methodological reappraisal JP Goyal(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR) J. Jayasankar

(CSWRI,Avikanagar)V. Geethalakshmi(CSWRI,Avikanagar)

7. A study for estimation of crop yield at UC Sudblock level using crop cut and farmers� AK Srivastavaestimate (Funded through A.P. Cess HVL BathlaFund, ICAR DC Mathur

GK JhaCost of Production Studies

8. A pilot study on cost of production UC Sudof coconut in Kerala (Funded from HVL BathlaCoconut Development Board, Kochi, Kerala) Jagbir Singh

DC MathurKK KherGK JhaK. Murlidharan(CPCRI,Kasaragod)

Cropping Systems Research9. Planning, designing and analysis of Rajinder Kaur

experiments planned on stations under Ajit Kaur Bhatiathe Project Directorate of Cropping Anil KumarSystems Research (Since August

2001)10. Planning, Designing and Analysis of N.K. Sharma

�On Farm Research Experiments� P.K. Batraplanned under Project Directorate of Mahesh KumarCropping Systems Research (Retired on

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 0211. Planning, designing and analysis of data M.R. Vats

relating to experiments conducted under D.K. SehgalAICRP on Long-Term Fertilizer Experiments D.K. Mehta

12. A statistical investigation on the long V.K. Sharmaterm effect of fertilizers on productivity Rajinder Kaurof cereal crop sequences

13. A diagnostic study of design and Rajender Parsadanalysis of field experiments V.K. Gupta

P.K. BatraR. SrivastavaRajinder KaurAjit Kaur BhatiaPraween Arya

14. Planning, designing and analysis of Aloke Lahiriexperiments relating to AICRP on STCR V.K. Sharma

A. Subbarao(IISS, Bhopal)M. R. VatsD.K. MehtaRajender Parsad

Information System for Agricultural and Animal Experiments15. Agricultural Field Experiments Information P.K. Batra

System O.P. Khanduri(on leave)D.C. PantG.L. Khurana

Experimental Design for Agricultural, Animal, Agroforestry and FisheriesResearch

16. Designs for fitting response surfaces Rajender Parsadin Agricultural Experiments (Funded R. Srivastavathrough AP Cess Fund, ICAR) P.K. Batra

17. Statistical investigation on the fertilizer Rajendra Kumaruse efficiency in relation to cultural practices J.K. Kapoor

18. Three-associate class partially balanced Cini Vargheseincomplete block designs and their V.K. Sharmaapplication in partial diallel crosses Seema Jaggi

Saurabh Prakash19. Design and analysis of agro-forestry D. P. Handa

experiments Seema JaggiV.K. Sharma

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20. Design and Analysis of on Station A.K.Nigamand on Farm Agricultural Research (IASDS, Lucknow)Experiments: A Revisit (Funded Rajender Parsadthrough AP Cess Fund, ICAR) V.K.Gupta

21. Statistical study on competition Seema Jaggieffects among neighbouring units V.K. Guptain field experiments (Fundedthrough A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR)

Computer Simulation Studies and Applications of Re-Sampling Tech-niques Like Bootstraps, Jackknife, Balanced Repeated Replications in

Agricultural Statistics22. Development of statistical A.R.Rao

procedures for selecting genotypes V.T.Prabhakaransimultaneously for yield and stability. A. K. Singh

23. Studies on data processing techniques V. K. Bhatiafor statistical analysis of large field Rajender Parsadvariability in hilly and salt affectedsoil regions (CGP, NATP)

Studies on Gene Action, Estimation of Genetic Parameters and GeneticMerit, Genetic Progress and Other Related Statistical Methods

24. On some robust estimation of heritability. V.K. BhatiaA.K.Paul

25. Empirical investigations on the influence S.D.Wahiof fixed effects on the estimates of heritability. A.R.Rao

Lal Chand26. Studies on growth pattern and heritability Lal Chand

of fitness traits in Indian breeds of goats. V.K. BhatiaShri S.D.Wahi

Non-linear statistical modelling of biological, ecological and economicphenomena

27. Study of non-linear time series Himadri Ghoshmodelling in agriculture Prajneshu

A. K. PaulForecasting Techniques in Agricultural System

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( Dte. Of CSR,ModipuramMeerut)

29. Forecasting the loss in yield due to weeds. Madan MohanRanbir Sharma(IARI, New Delhi)T.RaiRanjana Agrawal

30. Forecasting of fish production from ponds L.M.Bhar,S.S. Walia,A.K.Roy(CIFA,Bhubaneshwar)

31. Pilot study on forecasting of brood-lac A.K. Jaiswal (ILRI,yield from Butea monosperma (Palas) Ranchi)(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR) K.K. Sharma

(ILRI, Ranchi)Chandrahas

32. Studies on bio-ecology and population R.P.Shukladynamics of major pests of mango (CISH, Lucknow)(hoppers, fruit fly, leaf webber and S.C. Mehtainflorescence midge) and guava Shashi Sharma(fruit borer). (CISH, Lucknow)

33. Development of model for forewarning M.K. Sharmaabout infestation of the insects of (NDUAT, Faizabad)paddy crop. V. Pandey (NDUAT,

Faizabad)R.S.Singh (NDUAT,Faizabad)Ramasubramanian V.S.S. Walia

34. Epidemiology and forecasting of A.K.Misra (CISH,powdery mildew and Anthracnose. Lucknow)

Om Prakash (CISH,Lucknow)Ramasubramanian V.

35. Forecasting sugarcane yields using Ramasubramanian V.Multiple Markov Chains. Ranjana Agrawal

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forewarning system for crop pests S.C.Mehtaand diseases. (Mission Mode project L.M.Bharunder NATP. Lead centre CRIDA). Amrender Kumar

Study of Technological Change, Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture37. An econometric study of technological S.P. Bhardwaj

dualism in egg production R.K. PandeySushila KaulWasi AlamR.N. Malik

38. Technical efficiency analysis of rice-wheat S.S. Kutaulasystem in Punjab (Funded through A.P.Cess Fund, ICAR)

Study on Food Security39. Jai-Vigyan national science and R.K. Pandey

technology project on household food and Sushila Kaulnutritional security for Tribal, Backward Dharam Raj Singhand Hilly Areas (Mission Mode NATP)

Modelling for Agricultural Marketing40. Study of lac marketing in India S.P. Bhardwaj

(Funded through A.P. Cess Fund, ICAR) V.K. BhatiaSushila KaulSanjeev PanwarR. Ramani(ILRI, Ranchi)

Development of Databases and Information System forNational Agricultural Research System

41. Institutionalisation of research priority S.D. Sharmasetting, monitoring and evaluation and P.K. Malhotranetworking of social scientists R.C. Goyal(NATP, PME project under O&M V.H. Guptacomponent) Sanjeev Kumar

Sudeep KumarSangeeta AhujaSaurabh PrakashAshok Mittal

42. Integrated National Agricultural Anil RaiResources Information System (INARIS) PK Malhotra(Mission Mode NATP) Randhir Singh

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43. Development of expert system of Ram Bahal, (IARI,extension. (CGP, NATP) New Delhi)

Sudeep Kumar44. Network of social scientists Rajni Jain, (NCAP,

New Delhi)Alka Arora

45. Development of software for online Balbir Singhinformation on personnel management Alka Arorain ICAR system. Samir Farooqi

Shashi DahiyaRevolving Fund Scheme

46. Short term training programs in S.D. SharmaInformation Technology V.K. Mahajan(Funded through ICAR RFS)

Program under Centre of Advanced Studies in AgriculturalStatistics and Computer Applications

47. National Information System on R.C. GoyalAgricultural Education on Internet V.H. Gupta(NISAGENET) Vipin Dubey

Pal SinghOthers

48. Information support for S.D. Sharmamanagement of agriculture � State of Indian A.K. SrivastavaFarmers � A Millennium Study(Funded through IIM, Ahmedabad)

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l Provided technical guidance toBoard of Revenue, Ajmer(Rajasthan) under centrallysponsored scheme on �Cropestimation surveys on fruits,vegetables and Minor Crops�.

l Provided guidance to Sh. R.K.Arora and his SRF in field datacollection of CSWRI Centre atBikaner in connection with theMission Mode NATP projectentitled �Assessment of harvest andpost-harvest losses�.

Advisory Services Provided:l Dr. S.S. Singh, Senior Scientist,

Division of Genetics, IARI, NewDelhi was advised on the analysisof data pertaining to an experimentconducted using a RCB design with28 treatments (25 tests and 3controls). Contrasts analysis wasperformed on the data to comparethe test treatments amongthemselves, control treatmentsamong themselves and test vs.control treatments.

l Sh. M.Daryaei, Ph.D. student ofDivision of Environmental Sciencesof IARI, New Delhi has beenadvised on the analysis of datapertaining to an experiment

conducted to quantify the yieldlosses due to multiple pests(disease, insects and weed) in Riceand wheat. The experiment wasconducted using 15 treatments withthree replications using a RCBdesign. Due to the naturaloccurrence of pests, the distincttreatments were only 12. Therefore,the analysis of orthogonal blockdesigns where three of thetreatments are replicated twice andsome are replicated once in eachof the blocks was suggested.

l Sh. Sunil Mahajan, A student ofDivision of Seed Science andTechnology, IARI, New Delhi wasadvised on the analysis of datapertaining to the experimentsconducted for testing the storabilityof seed treated with 10 differentchemicals under different storageconditions viz. controlled conditions(150 C and 30 % relative humidity)and ambient conditions. A part ofthe seed is taken out and responseswere observed. It has beensuggested that the period may betaken as artificially createdenvironments and data may beanalysed as per procedure ofgroups of experiments.

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Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi wasadvised on the analysis of datapertaining to the experimentconducted for testing the efficacy ofvarious plant growth regulator ininducing regeneration in variousexplants. The parameters takenwere % explants responded andnumber of merismetic loci involved/explant. Basically one-wayclassified ANOVA, Arcsinetransformation and Duncan�smultiple range test were suggested.

l Sh. Dhiraj Singh, M. Sc. Student ofDivision of Agronomy, IARI, NewDelhi was advised on the analysisof data pertaining to an experimentconducted to study

l Shri RN Yadav, Ph.D. Student wasadvised to conduct experiment atIARI Regional Station, Karnal forpollination studies under differentenvironments and populationgeometry in Sunflower Hybrid Seedproduction. There were threeplanting ratios and threeenvironments (date of sowing) andthree planting designs (separaterows of male and female, mixedrows of males and females andblocks of males within females).The planting ratios were required tobe isolated to avoid contaminationin pollination due to bees.Therefore, the experiment wasconducted at three isolated places

and since date of sowing also hasan effect on pollination, thereforethis experiment was considered asnine different experiments whichwere tested for homogeneity oferror variances and then theprocedure of groups of experimentswas followed for the analysis.

l Dr. A.K. Singh, Project Director,Water Technology Centre IARI, NewDelhi was advised on the analysisof singly replicated factorialexperiments. The experiment wasrelated to study the effect ofirrigation, nitrogen, depth, classesof soil aggregates on organiccarbon in rice-wheat croppingsystem.

l The Institute has developed andimplemented Expert ManagementInformation System (EMIS) forASRB and provided technicalguidance for the conduct of ARS/SRF/NET Exam.

l Dr. R.C.Goyal Provided consultancyfor the development of anInformation System on IndigenousTechnical Knowledge (ITK) atDirectorate of Extension Services,JNKVV, Jabalpur under an NATP-Mission Mode Project onCollection, Documentation andValidation of Indigenous TechnicalKnowledge.

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Quinquennial Review Team (QRT)The Director General, ICAR has con-

stituted a Quinquennial Review Team(QRT) to review the work done by the

Indian Agricultural Statistics ResearchInstitute, New Delhi for the period 1996-2000. the composition of the QRT is asgiven below:

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1. Dr. Padam Singh, ChairmanAdditional Director General,Indian Council of Medical Research and Chairman, QRTAnsari Nagar, New Delhi � 110 029.

2. Dr. SN Mishra, MemberSociety for Economic & Social Research,J.R. Complex No. 2, HCMR Farms, Village � Mandoli,Delhi � 110093.

3. Sh. DK Trehan, MemberEconomic & Statistical Advisor,Directorate of Economic & Statistics,Ministry of Agriculture,Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi � 110 001

4. Dr. G. Nageswara Rao, MemberFormer Professor, Deptt. of Statistics, ANGRAU,3-4-63/19/J, Krishna Sai, Shri Ramana PuramUppal P.O., Hyderabad � 500039 (A.P.)

5. Shri M. Moni, MemberDeputy Director General,National Informatics Centre,CGO Complex, A-Block, Lodhi Road,New Delhi � 110 003.

6. Dr. AC Kulshreshtha, MemberDeputy Director General,Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation,Central Statistical Organisation, Sardar Patel Bhavan,Sansad Marg, New Delhi � 110 001.

7. Dr. AK Srivastava, Member-Joint Director, SecretaryI.A.S.R.I.,New Delhi-110012

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02The QRT initiated its work with a

preliminary and planning meeting on 18October,2001. The meeting was attendedby all the QRT members and Dr. AnwarAlam, DDG (Engg.), ICAR, Dr. J P Mishra,ADG (ESM), ICAR and Dr. S.D. Sharma,Director of the Institute. A work plan toreview, consultations, meetings, visits,writing and finalisation of the report wasdiscussed. As a preliminary requirement,a document prepared by the Instituteconsisting of background informationregarding the Institute was provided toeach member of the QRT. It was plannedthat in subsequent meetings, interaction/feedback should be carried out withResearch Advisory Council (RAC),Management Committee (MC), StaffResearch Council (SRC), DivisionalResearch Committee (DRC), interactionwith scientists, other mandatory bodieswithin the Institute like Institute Joint StaffCouncil (IJSC), Grievance Cell etc.

As a follow up, a meeting was heldon November 10, 2001 between QRTChairman and Prof. V.R. Rao who wasthe Chairman of the Research AdvisoryCouncil of the Institute from October,1998 to September, 2001. In thismeeting, Prof. Rao apprised the QRTChairman about the functioning of RACand its role in providing an overalldirection towards the research prioritiesof the Institute.

Subsequent meetings were held onNovember 12-13, 2001 with Heads ofDivisions of the Institute to discuss theresearch achievements in representativeDivisions. It was felt that the researchachievements should be evaluated vis avis the mandate of the Institute. As sucha feed back was taken from each Divisionon the basis of various activities ofScientists.

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The next QRT meetings were heldon December 6-7, 2001. Duringthis period, QRT members had meetingswith SRC (in which all the scientistsof the Institute were present), DRC�s(in which the QRT members met ingroups with scientist of different Division),Management Committee, Institute JointStaff Council (IJSC) and GrievanceCell. Discussions were also held onindividual projects of the Institute,particularly on some of the importantprojects in the main thrust areas.In Division wise discussions followingQRT members interacted with variousDivisions in meetings held on December6-7, 2001.

Division QRT MembersDesign of Dr. G. Nageswara RaoExperiments Dr. A.C. Kulshreshtha& BiometricsForecasting Dr. S.N. MishraTechniques & Dr. A.K. SrivastavaEconometricsSample Dr. Padam SinghSurvey Dr. A.K. SrivastavaComputer Sh. M. MoniApplication

A meeting was held on March 13,2002 in which QRT Chairman discussedprojects undertaken in two importantareas in Sample Survey Division i.e.Remote Sensing Application inAgriculture and study to formulating long-term mechanisation strategy for eachagro-climatic zone/state.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Research Advisory Council (RAC)

The sixth meeting of the ResearchAdvisory Committee of the Institute washeld on September 24, 2001 under thechairmanship of Shri VR Rao, FormerDirector General, Central StatisticalOrganisation (CSO). The meeting wasattended by Dr SD Sharma, Director;Dr JP Mishra, ADG(ESM), ICAR; ProfS Mohanty; Dr Ratan Mandal asmembers and Dr HVL Bathla, Head,Division of Sample Survey and Member-Secretary. Joint Director, All HDs,Professors, CAO and FAO also attendedthe meeting as special invitee. In themeeting the action taken on therecommendations made in the lastmeeting, all research programmescompleted, ongoing, initiated, proposed,submitted for external funding, revolvingfund scheme, NATP Projects, thetraining and teaching programmesorganised and proposed and otherimportant activities like AgriculturalResearch Data Book, the use of smallarea approach suggested under NationalAgricultural Insurance Scheme andpreparation of a status paper for themillennium study � the status of thefarmer were discussed at length. Afterdetailed discussions, the followingrecommendations were emerged.

3. The conclusions drawn from theproject entitled �Pilot study fordeveloping Bayesian probabilityforecast model based on farmerappraisal data on wheat crop� areencouraging. Accordingly, a projectshould be prepared for large-scaleadoption.

4. The report pertaining to the projectentitled � Study of demand foragricultural products and itsimplementation for food security�should be widely circulated.

5. The methodology being used forestimation of fish catch from inlandresources in the country should bereviewed.

6. As informed by the Chairman, theCentral Statistical Organization hasproposed to have a data warehouse.The Institute should also havetechnical involvement in suchprojects.

7. In new project proposed/undertakenin different ICAR Institutes/Ministry ofAgriculture for development oftechniques and statistical methods,the IASRI involvement/collaboration isnecessary.

8. The National Statistical Commissionhas made certain recommendationspertaining to methodological studies.The Institute should collaborate withNSSO and other research Institutesin these studies.

9. The scheme entitled �Improvement ofCrop Statistics� should be reviewedby a technical group involvingscientists from IASRI.The three year term of the RAC was

upto October 22, 2001. Accordingly, theRAC of the Institute has been re-constituted as under by the Council for aperiod of three years w.e.f. October 23,2001 except the membership of non-official members mentioned at Sl. No. 8& 9 whose term will be upto March 19,2004 and July 19, 2004.

1. Separate provision of funds inselected projects should be kept forinviting experts from outside who mayspend time in the Institute and workalongwith the scientists involved in theproject.

2. The methodology evolved under APCess funded remote sensing projectneeds to be examined as to whetherit has reached the stage that it canbe passed on to the userorganisations. Can this method beused for getting satisfactoryestimators with lesser number ofcrop cutting experiments?

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Former Director General,National Sample Survey Organisation,272, Sector � 19, Pocket � C, Rohini,New Delhi-110085 Chairman

2. Dr N Vijayaditya,Director General,National Informatics Centre,A-Block, CGO Complex,New Delhi-110003 Member

3. Dr Prem Narain,Ex-Director, IASRIB-3/27A, Lawrence Road,Keshav Puram, Delhi-110035 Member

4. Dr Lal Chand,Former Professor (Statistics),JNKVV, C/0 Dr US Singh,S-1/44-Gillet Bazar,Varanasi (UP) Member

5. Sh DK Trehan,Economic and Statistical Advisor, Govt. of India,Directorate of Economics & Statistics,Deptt of Agril. & Cooperation,\Ministry of Agriculture,Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 Member

6. Assistant Director General (ESM),ICAR, Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi-110001 Ex- officio Member

7. Director,IASRI,New Delhi-110012 Ex-officio Member

8. Dr Ratan MandalLecturer, Department of EnglishTNB College, Bhagalpur (Bihar) (IMC Member) Member

9. Sh. Bipin Kumar Singh7, Rajinder Nagar, Patna (Bihar)

OrAT&P.O. Dumra,P.S. Maranchi via HathidahDistrict Patana, Bihar � 803301(IMC Member) Member

10. Dr HVL Bathla,Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Sample Survey,IASRI, New Delhi-110012 Member-Secretary

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The Director of the Institute, who isin-charge of the overall managementof the Institute, is assisted in thedischarge of his functions by theManagement Committee of the Institute(constituted by the Council) by providinga broad-based platform for decision

making process by periodicallyexamining the progress of the Instituteactivities and by recommending suitableremedial measures for bottlenecks, ifany.

The present ManagementCommittee of the Institute consists asfollows:

1. Prof SD SharmaDirector, IASRI Chairman

2. Director of Agriculture,Delhi Administration,Old Secretariat, NCT, Delhi Member

3. Director of Agriculture,Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Member

4. Director,Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110012 Member

5. Dr AK Srivastava,Joint DirectorIASRI(ICAR),New Delhi-110012 Member

6. Dr VK Gupta,Principal Scientist & Head (DE),IASRI(ICAR),New Delhi-110012 Member

7. Sh RS Khatri,Senior ScientistIASRI(ICAR),New Delhi-110012 Member

8. Dr HVL Bathla,Principal Scientist & HD (SS),IASRI(ICAR),New Delhi-110012 Member

9. Asstt. Director General(ES&M),ICAR, Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi-110001 Member

10. Sh Naveen Jain,Finance & Accounts Officers,ICAR Headquarters,Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 Member

11. Sh Bipin Kumar Singh7, Rajinder Nagar,Patna (Bihar) Non-official Member

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The 43rd meeting of the ManagementCommittee was held on April 20, 2001under the Chairmanship of Prof. SDSharma, Director. The following agendaitems were discussed:l Presentation of the Divisional activi-

ties by the Head, Division of SampleSurvey & Head, Division of Forecast-ing Techniques

l Confirmation of proceedings of the42nd meeting of the ManagementCommittee held on July 20, 2000

l Review of action taken on the rec-ommendations of the 42nd meetingof the Management Committee

l Consideration of proceedings of theStaff Research Council meeting heldon January 30-30, 2001.

l Consideration of progress report ofRevolving Fund Scheme for the year1999-2000 and 2000-2001.

l Revised estimate for the year 2000-2001 and budget estimate for theyear 2001-2002 in respect of Non-Plan (approved by the Council) andPlan (tentative)The 44th meeting of the Management

Committee was held on August 24, 2001under the Chairmanship of Prof. SDSharma, Director. The following agendaitems were discussed:l Confirmation of proceedings of the

43rd meeting of the ManagementCommittee held on April 20, 2001.

l Review of action taken on the rec-ommendations of the 43rd meeting ofthe Management Committee held onApril 20, 2001.

l Consideration of proceedings of theStaff Research Council meeting heldon August 01, 2001.

l Consideration of progress report ofRevolving Fund Scheme for the pe-riod from April 01, 2001 to July 31,2001.

l Consideration of the Institute�s X FiveYear Plan Programs, (01.04.2002 -31.03.2007)

l Constitution of QRT and its guide-lines � information thereof.

l Approval of the Re-constitution of theGrievance Committee of IASRIThe 45th meeting of the Management

Committee was held on December 7,2001 under the Chairmanship of Prof. SDSharma, Director. The following agendaitems were discussed:l Confirmation of proceedings of the

44th meeting of the ManagementCommittee held on August 24, 2001.

l Review of action taken on the rec-ommendations of the 44th meetingof the Management Committee heldon August 24, 2001.

l Condemnation of office jeep (5329)l Consideration of progress report of

Revolving Fund Scheme for the pe-riod from August 1, 2001 to Novem-ber 30, 2001.

Staff Research CouncilThe Staff Research Council (SRC)

of the Institute is an important forum toguide the scientists in the formulationof new research projects and to reviewthe progress of on-going research

12. Dr Ratan Mandal,Lecturer,Department of English,TNB College,Bhagalpur (Bihar) Non-official Member

13. Chief Administrative OfficerIASRI,New Delhi-110012 Member-Secretary

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02projects periodically. It also, monitorsthe follow up action on the recommen-dations of the Quinquennial ReviewTeam (QRT) in respect of technicalprogrammes of the Institute. Dr. SDSharma, Director is the Chairman andDr. D.K. Agarwal Principal Scientist In-Charge (RCMU) is the Member-Secre-tary of the SRC.

As per the guidelines of SRC, the

new research project proposals weresent to the outside expert.

Two meetings of the Staff ResearchCouncil (SRC) were held during August01, 2001 and February 15-16, 2002. Inthe first meeting 35 on going researchprojects were discussed. In the secondmeeting, 5 new projects were approvedand review of progress of 35 researchprojects were discussed.

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PARTICIPATION OF SCIENTISTS INCONFERENCES, MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS,

SYMPOSIA, ETC. IN INDIA AND ABROAD

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(A) Participation of Scientists in Conference/Workshop/Symposia, etc.Sr. Name of the Scientist Programme Venue PeriodNo.1. Dr Rajender Parsad Fifth Agricultural Assam Apr. 04-07, 2001

Science Congress AgriculturalUniversity,Guwahati

2. Prof SD Sharma Launching/ interaction IASRI, Apr. 11, 2001Dr AK Srivastava Workshop on Mission New DelhiDr HVL Bathla Mode NATP projectDr Ranjana Agrawal entitled �Pilot studySh RS Khatri on assessment ofDr Jagbir Singh harvest and postDr MS Narang harvest losses�Dr GK Jha

3. Prof SD Sharma Launching/ interaction (INARIS) Apr. 12, 2001Dr AK Srivastava Workshop on Mission New DelhiDr HVL Bathla Mode NATP projectDr Randhir Singh entitled �IntegratedDr Ranjana Agarwal National AgriculturalDr MS Narang ResourcesSh VK Jain Information System�Ms Prachi Misra IASRIDr Ramasubramanian V.Dr AR Rao

4. Dr HVL Bathla Confederation of Hotel Ashoka, Apr. 25, 2001Indian Industry (CII) New DelhiNational Conferenceon �Crossing thedivide: Agriculture �Industry Partnerships�

5. Dr. R.K. Pandey Annual Workshop N.B.P.G.R., May 03-04, 2001Dr. Sushila Kaul of Jai Vigyan Project New Delhi

on �Householdand NutritionalFood Security in

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Tribal, Backwardand Hilly areas.

6. Prof SD Sharma Workshop on Use of Ministry of May 09, 2001Dr Ranjana Agrawal RS/GIS technique for Agriculture,

mapping water New Delhiresourcesfor fishery sector

7. Dr RK Pandey International Seminar Vigyan May 12-13, 2001Dr BC Saxena on �Understanding Bhawan,Dr KK Tyagi Socio-Economic New DelhiSh RS Khatri Changes ThroughDr Jagbir Singh National Surveys�Sh JP Goyal in the GoldenDr Sushila Kaul Jubilee YearDr T Ahmed Celebration of NSSO

8. Dr Ranjana Agrawal Launching Workshop CRIDA, May 17 -19, 2001of NATP project entitled Hyderabad�Weather basedforewarning system forcrop pests and diseases�

9. Prof SD Sharma National Seminar on PHD House, May 25, 2001WTO, Trade Siri FortLiberalization and Road,Future of Indian New DelhiAgriculture

10. Sh RS Khatri National Seminar on May 28, 2001�WTO TradeLiberalization & Futureof Indian Agriculture�organised by Farmer�sEducation & WelfareSociety

11. Prof SD Sharma National Workshop on Vigyan Jun. 13-14, 2001Dr Randhir Singh �Improvement of Bhawan,Dr B.C. Saxena Agricultural Statistics� New DelhiDr K.K. Tyagi organised by DirectorateDr D.L. Ahuja of Eco. & Stat., DepttDr UC Sud of Ag. and Coop.,Dr Anil Rai Min. of Agriculture,Dr Jagbir Singh Govt. of India

12. Ranjana Agrawal Interaction Workshop VPKAS, Jun. 12, 2001of NATP Project Almoraentitled �Monitoring

Sr. Name of the Scientist Programme Venue PeriodNo.

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of diseases, insectsand weeds of wheat,maize and rice crops�

13. Dr UC Sud National Symposium Kayangulam Jun. 19-20, 2001on �Statistical Methods Researchfor plantation Crop Station ofResearch� CPCRI

14. Dr Ramasubramanian V. Requirement analysis CPCRI, Jun. 29, 2001Workshop of NATP Kasargodproject - INARIS

15. Dr. A.R. Rao Requirement Analysis NBAGR, Jun. 30, 2001Ms Prachi Misra Workshop on Animal Karnal

Genetic Resources ofIndia under NATPMission Mode project�INARIS�-

16. Dr Ramasubramanian V. Requirement analysis IISR, Calicut Jun. 30 � Jul.Workshop of NATP 02, 2001project - INARIS

17. Dr RC Goyal Review Workshop of Directorate Jul. 10-12, 2001the NATP- Mission of ExtensionMode Project on Services,Collection, JNKVV,Documentation and Jabalpur.Validation ofIndigenous TechnicalKnowledge (ITK)

18. Dr Ramasubramanian V. Requirement analysis CRIDA, Jul. 12-13,Workshop under NATP Hyderabad 2001Mission ModeProject - INARIS

19. Dr T. Ahmad Requirement Analysis IIHR, Jul. 28, 2001Workshop under NATP BangaloreMission Mode project�INARIS�

20. Dr HVL Bathla Sensitization IASRI, Aug. 06, 2001Workshop- cum- New DelhiInteraction meetbetween the RPCmembers and PI�sof approved sub-projects underEOE & MM

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Analysis Workshop Modipuramunder NATP MissionMode project�INARIS�

22. Prof SD Sharma Requirement Analysis NBPGR, Aug. 16-17, 2001Dr PK Malhotra Workshop on Indian New DelhiSh VK Jain plant geneticDr AR Rao resources information

system under NATPMission Mode project�INARIS�-

23. Dr Randhir Singh �Geometrica- Open New Delhi Aug. 20, 2001House 2001� organisedby PCI Canada andCDAC India

24. Dr Randhir Singh Requirement Analysis CIAE, Bhopal Aug. 24-25, 2001Dr MS Narang Workshop underSh VK Jain NATP Mission

Mode project �INARIS�25. Dr RK Pandey Requirement Analysis NCAP, Aug. 30-31, 2001

Dr Randhir Singh Workshop under NATP New DelhiDr MS Narang Mission Mode projectSh VK Jain �INARIS�

26. Sh VK Jain Requirement Analysis NRC-AF, Sep. 04-06, 2001Workshop under NATP JhansiMission Mode project�INARIS�

27. Ms Alka Arora Technology Seminar New Delhi Sep.12, 2001conducted by HCL

28 Prof SD Sharma 1st Interaction IASRI, Sep. 13-15, 2001Dr HVL Bathla Workshop of the New DelhiSh RS Khatri Mission ModeDr Jagbir Singh NATP project �Dr MS Narang Assessment ofDr T Ahmad Harvest and Post-Dr GK Jha Harvest Losses�

29. Dr Randhir Singh Requirement Analysis NBFGR, Sep. 26-27, 2001Dr AR Rao Workshop on LucknowMs Prachi Misra Fishery under NATP

Mission Mode project�INARIS�.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Sr. Name of the Scientist Programme Venue PeriodNo.30. Prof SD Sharma National Conference Vigyan Sep. 27-28, 2001

for Rabi Campaign Bhavan,New Delhi

31. Prof SD Sharma DOT NET seminar New Delhi Oct. 12, 2001Dr PK Malhotra organised byMs Alka Arora MicrosoftSh Sudeep Corporation Ltd.Ms Hem Lata

32. Sh Anil Kumar National Symposium PDCSR, Oct. 15-17 2001Sh Rajendra Kumar on Farming Systems Modipuram

Research in the NewMillennium

33. Prof SD Sharma Workshop for Mandoli, Oct. 19, 2001Dr HVL Bathla considering the DelhiDr KK Tyagi survey designDr Jagbir Singh for collecting

information on feedfodder consumptionrates and relatedparameters pertainingto the project entitled�India�s livestock feedbalance and itsenvironmentalimplications� organisedjointly by NCAP,New Delhi andSociety for Economicand Social Research

34. Sh Sudeep DOT NET seminar New Delhi Oct. 19, 2001organised by MicrosoftCorporation Ltd.

35. Prof SD Sharma Dr. MS Swaminathan Indian Oct. 31, 2001Research Foundation InternationalSeminar on preparing Center,Atlas for food security New Delhifor Urban Poor  

36. Prof. SD Sharma 2001 International CECAT, Nov. 4-6, 2001Conference on the Beijing,Development of ChinaAgricultural InformationManagement Technologyand Markets in the21st Century

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Dr VK Gupta, of Agricultural Research AgriculturalDr PK Malhotra Statisticians University,Dr HVL Bathla, LudhianaDr VK SharmaDr Randhir SinghDr PrajneshuDr VK BhatiaDr RC GoelDr VK MahajanDr UC SudDr DK AgarwalDr Anil RaiDr Rajender Parsad

38. Dr VK Bhatia Diamond Jubilee IARI, Nov. 06- 09, 2001Symposium New Delhi

39. Prof SD Sharma Live-talk seminar by Oberai Hotel, Nov. 12, 2001Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi

40. Prof SD Sharma National Horticulture SCOPE, Nov. 16-17, 2001Dr HVL Bathla Conference of Ministry New Delhi

of Agriculture41. Dr RK Pandey Workshop on Network NCAP, Nov. 20, 2001

of Social Scientist in New DelhiICAR-SAUs System

42. Dr. R.K. Pandey Ninth Annual IARI, Nov. 21-22, 2001Dr. Sushila Kaul Conference New Delhi

of AgriculturalEconomics ResearchAssociation of India�

43. Prof SD Sharma IV Annual Conference Saurashtra Nov. 24-26 2001Dr V.K. Sharma of the Society of University,Dr P.K. Batra Statistics, Computer RajkotDr Aloke Lahiri and ApplicationsDr Rajender ParsadSh. H. Ghosh

44. Dr Randhir Singh National Symposium CSRE, IIT, Dec. 05-07, 2001on �Recent advances Bombayon remote sensingand GIS technologiesfor natural resourcesmanagement�

45. Dr UC Sud National Congress IARI, Dec. 05-07, 2001Centenary of New Delhi

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Nematology in IndiaDivision of Nematology,

46. Prof SD Sharma International FAO/SIAP IASRI, Dec. 10-15, 2001Dr HVL Bathla Regional Workshop on New DelhiDr KK Tyagi �Economic AccountsDr UC Sud for Agriculture�Sh RS KhatriDr MS NarangSh DC MathurSh VK JainSh SC Sethi

47. Dr. V.K. Bhatia Workshop on Statistical ISI, Kolkata Dec. 11-13, 2001and ComputationalGenomics

48. Dr. A.R. Rao -do- -do- Dec.11-20, 2001.49. Sh Satya Pal Special Hindi IASRI, Dec. 20-22, 2001

Sh SC Agarwal Workshop for Scientists New DelhiSh SC SethiSh RM BhasinSh AK GuptaSh D.K. SehgalSh G.L. KhuranaSh D.K. MehtaSh Anil KumarDr LM BharDr Ramasubramanian V.Sh Amrender KumarSh Pal SinghMohd. Sameer FarooquiMs Shashi DahiyaSh Shahnawajul Islam

50. Prof SD Sharma Directors� Conference NBPGR, `Dec. 27-28, 2001of ICAR Institutes New Delhi

51. Dr V.K. Gupta International Department Dec. 27-30 2001Dr R. Srivastava Conference on of Statistics,Dr P.K. Batra Design of University ofMrs Ajit Kaur Bhatia Experiments: Delhi, DelhiDr Seema Jaggi Recent TrendsDr Rajender Parsad and FutureDr Cini Varghese DirectionsSh H GhoshDr LM Bhar

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of Indian Economic of Technology,Association Vellore (T.N.)

53. Dr Prajneshu 89th Indian Science University Jan. 03-07, 2002Dr Seema Jaggi Congress of Lucknow

54. Prof SD Sharma Workshop on IASRI, Jan. 03, 2002Monitoring and New DelhiEvaluation for localinstitution regardingPIMS training

55. Prof SD Sharma INARIS Workshop IASRI, Jan. 08-10, 2002Dr HVL Bathla New DelhiDr Randhir SinghDr MS NarangSh VK JainDr RC GoyalDr T. AhmadMs Prachi MisraDr AR Rao

56. Dr L.M. Bhar National workshop CIFA, Jan. 08�11, 2002cum training Bhubaneshwarprogramme on Bioinformatics andstatistics in AquacultureResearch

57. Sh M.R. Vats Workshop of AICRP BAU, Ranchi Jan 14-16, 2002on LTFE

58. Dr SD Sharma 55th Annual Conference Central Jan. 15-17, 2002Dr AK Srivastava of Indian Society of Institute ofDr HVL Bathla Agricultural Statistics AgriculturalDr Randhir Singh EngineeringDr KK Tyagi andDr Jagbir Singh Indian InstituteDr UC Sud of Soil ScienceSh AK Gupta Nabi Bagh,Dr V.K. Gupta Berasia Road,Dr V.K. Sharma BhopalDr VK BhatiaDr R. SrivastavaSh SD WahiDr Aloke LahiriRajender ParsadDr(Mrs.) Cini VargheseDr. S.P. BhardwajDr AR Rao

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Sh H GhoshSh Sudeep

59. Dr Ranjana Agrawal Review Workshop CICR, Jan. 18, 2002of the NATP project Nagpurentitled�Development ofweather basedforewarning systemfor crop pests anddiseases (cotton)�.

60. Dr Anil Rai GIS /Country Almanac IIT, New Delhi Jan. 22-26, 2002Workshop/ Trainingprogram on Rice-WheatConsortium for IndoGangetic Plains

61. Sh Sudeep International Workshop CIMMYT, Jan. 27-31, 2002on REWIN-II India

62. Prof SD Sharma Workshop on IASRI, Jan. 30-31, 2002Dr. R.K. Pandey �Library Inter New Delhi

Connectivitywithin ICAR/SAUsLibraries�

63. Dr Aloke Lahiri National Workshop of B.C.K.V.V. Jan. 31- Feb. 02AICRP on Soil Test Kalyani,Crop Response (W.B.)Correlation.

64. Dr Ranjana Agrawal Regional seminar and ESCAP Feb. 02-Feb. 15,group training on region atMonitoring and SAC,assessment of rice crop Ahmedabad

65. Sh KK Chaturvedi Workshop on IISR, Calicut Feb. 05-06, 2002 �Codification of cropresources databases�of the project INARISunder NATP

66. Dr Randhir Singh Map India � 2002, New Delhi Feb. 06-08, 2002the 5th AnnualInternationalConference on GIS,GPS Aerial Photographyand Remote Sensing

67. Sh RS Khatri XXXI Dairy Industry Nehru Centre, Feb. 07- 08, 2002Conference on Worli, Mumbai

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�Marketing of milk (Maharashtra)& milk products �Challenges ahead�

68. Dr Randhir Singh ESCAP/ISRO regional SAC, Feb. 12-15, 2002Dr Ranjana Agarwal Seminar and Group Ahmedabad

Training on Monitoringand Assessment of RiceCrop in the ESCAP Region

69. Dr SS Srivastava National workshop of Univ. of Feb. 14-16, 2002CALIBER Rajasthan,

Jaipur70. Prof SD Sharma National Workshop for Vigyan Feb 21, 2002

Comprehensive Scheme Bhavan,for Cost of Cultivation, New Delhiorganised by Directorateof Economics and Statistics

71. Dr. D.R. Singh National Symposium IARI, Feb .21-23 , 2002on Agriculture In Changing New DelhiGlobal, Scenario

72. Dr. S.P. Bhardwaj 15th Annual Conference I.G.D.R., Feb. 24-26, 2002of Agricultural MumbaiMarketing organisedby Indian Society ofAgricultural Marketing

73. Dr VK Bhatia Workshop on CGP � CCS Haryana Mar. 01-02, 2002NATP Peer Review AgriculturalTeam Uni., Hissar

74. Dr Ranjana Agrawal Conference on Women Vigyan Mar. 08-09,Dr Seema Jaggi Scientists and Bhawan, 2002

Technologists for New DelhiNational Developmentorganised byDepartment ofBio-technology andDeptt. of Womenand Child Development,Govt. of India

75. Sh Sudeep Workshop of Expert IARI, New Mar. 26-27, 2002System of Extension Delhi

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02(B) Participation of Scientists in Training ProgrammesSr.No. Name of the Scientist Programme Venue Period1. Sh Sudeep 73rd Batch of Foundation NAARM,

Sh Vipin Dubey Course on Agricultural HyderabadSh KK Chaturvedi Research ScientistsSh S Islam

2. Sh Sanjeev Panwar Summer School on IASRI, New May 15 � Jun.Sh Prawin Arya �Quantitative Techniquein Delhi 04, 2001Dr Ramasubramanian V .Production Economic

Research organised byDivision of Econometrics,IASRI

3. Dr Anil Rai 3-day ICAR training IARI Jun. 20-23,programme on Intellectual, New Delhi 2001Proper Rights (IPR) andWTO

4. Ms Cini Varghese Training programme on IASRI, New Jul. 16-28,Visual Basic Programming Delhi ,2001under RFS

5. Sh Sunil Dutt Sharma Training programme on CIRG, Aug. 10-15,Sh Anil Kumar Development of Internet Makhdoom, 2001

and Internet Using Linux Mathruaoperating system

6. Ms Anshu Dixit Training programme on IASRI, New Aug. 20-WEB Programming and Delhi Sept.01, 2001Internet Technology underRFS

7. Sh HK Samaddar Taining course on Zero Mount Abu, Oct. 10-14,Bases Budgeting Rajasthan 2001conducted by National JaipurProductivity Council

8. Dr Ranjana Agrawal Course on �Gender and U.P. Oct. 17 �24,Development� Academy of 2001.

Administration,Nainital

9. Dr Randhir Singh �Sr. Course on Stress NAARM, Oct. 17-24,Management� organised Hyderabad 2001by NAARM, Hyderabad

10. Sh HS Sikarwar Training programme on IASRI, New Oct. 29-JAVA under RFS Delhi Nov.10, 2001

11. Ms Anshu Dixit Training programme under National Nov. 19,2001 �the INARIS on Remote Remote Feb. 08, 2002

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Hyderabad12. Dr. R.K. Pandey Network of Social Scientist NCAP, New Nov 20, 2001

in ICAR-SAUs System Delhi13. Ms Prachi Misra DEMO on Remote Ag. Physics Nov. 21, 2001

Sensing Software ENVI Division, IARI,New Delhi

14. Dr T. Ahmad A training programme on IASRI, New Nov. 22-Dec. 12,Ms Cini Varghese �Biometric methods for Delhi 2001

agricultural research� under the aegis of CAS

15. Dr PK Malhotra Sensitization �cum- NCAP, New Jan. 14-15,Training Workshop of Delhi 2002 Scientists of PME Cells in ICAR Institutes and SAUs

16. Shri Anil Agarwal Training Course on New Delhi Jan. 21- Feb. 01,Financial Management in 2002Government conductedby Institute of Secretariat,Training & Management,Deptt. of Personnel &Training

17. Shri Sivaramane N. Training Programme on IASRI, New Jan. 21�Feb. 02,C++ Programming Delhi 2002conducted underRevolving Fund Scheme

18. Dr GK Jha Training programme on IASRI, New Feb. 06-26,Sh Amrender Kumar �Designing Vortals for Delhi 2002Sh Pal Singh NARS� organised by

IASRI, New Delhi underthe aegis of Centre ofAdvanced Studies inAgricultural Statistics andComputer Applications

19. Dr Randhir Singh Training Programme NIIT Ltd., Mar. 13- Apr. 12,Sh VK Jain entitled �Advanced New Delhi 12, 2002Ms Prachi Misra Software Training covering

RDBMS Concepts, Java 2,Networking & Oracleessentials, D2K, GIS andSpatial Data ManagementConcepts�

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02 (C) Participation of the Institute in various meetings/discussions/functions, etc.

Related to National Agriculture Technology Projects

1. Review meeting of the NATP with World Bank Mid Term Review Mission-I at New Delhi on Apr. 11,2001

2. Meeting with World Bank Review Mission Team led by Dr. Ashok Seth & Dr. PS Siddhu held at NewDelhi to discuss ATR on previous Review Mission (Oct 2000) on Apr. 23, 2001

3. Meeting of M & E of ITD component of NATP under the chairmanship of Dr. Ashok Seth along with DrSiddhu, Dr RP SIngh, Dr VV Sadamate, Dr GR Desai, Dr Rajashekharan at World Bank Office, NewDelhi on May 02, 2001

4. Wrap-up meeting with NATP World Bank Review Mission Team Dr Ashok Seth & Dr Siddhu under theChairmanship of Director General, ICAR & Secretary, DARE at New Delhi on May 03, 2001

5. Meeting for appointing a Developer for Central Data Base Management System (CDBMS), a datawarehouse (DW) at Mumbai : Dr RB Barman, Sr. Executive, RBI in Chair, on May 19, Jun 09, Jun 16-17, 2001

6. NATP PMC meeting with Director General in Chair and presented PIMS at New Delhi on Jul. 20, 20017. First meeting of the National Steering Committee of NATP at New Delhi on Aug. 13, 20018. A meeting of the newly constituted PME (Prioritization, Monitoring and Evaluation) Task Force under

NATP at New Delhi on Aug. 20, 20019. Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) of Irrigated Agro-Ecosystem under NATP at Modipuram,

Meerut on Aug. 23, 200110. A meeting on Library Information Services under Information System Development/NATP with DDG

(Engg.) at New Delhi on Aug. 31, 200111. IV meeting of ITK Information Committee of the NATP Mission Mode project on �Collection, Documen-

tation & Validation of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK)� under the chairmanship of Dr. A. Alam,DDG (Engg.) for screening and clarifications of ITK�s received through voluntary disclosure at NewDelhi on Aug. 31, 2001

12. Review meeting of the NATP with World Bank Mid Term Review Mission at New Delhi on Sep. 25,2001

13. A Desk Review Meeting by World Bank Review Mission for O & M component M&E, PIMS at PIU

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02NATP, New Delhi on Sep. 28, 200114. A Sensitization meeting for monitoring & evaluation under PME of NATP followed by SAP (Arid Zone)

at Jodhpur on Oct. 03, 200115. A meeting with Mr Johannes Keizer, (GILW) FAO, system & tools for managing documentation re-

garding project databases PIMS at New Delhi on Oct. 16, 2001.16. A meeting with INARIS group to decide about the DW tools to be procured at New Delhi on Oct. 16,

200117. NATP Meeting regarding training feedback from NATP trainings at New Delhi on Oct. 23, 2001. The

meeting was chaired by the Director.18. Meeting with FAO Mission comprising of Dr. Stephan Rudgard and others on Information Support to

Rural Livelihood, DFID, UK, especially regarding PIMS training on Nov. 21, 200119. The screening committee meeting for screening concept notes submitted under NATP CGPIII on Nov

21, 200120. A meeting with INARIS project of NATP as Mission leader to review the progress on Dec. 04, 200121. The review taken by the Director General regarding follow up Action on Aide Memoir of WB Supervi-

sion mission (Sept-Oct 01) at New Delhi on Dec. 05, 200122. Review meeting of the NATP project entitled �Monitoring of diseases, insects and weeds of wheat,

maize and rice crops� at Dehradun on Dec. 10-11, 200123. Meeting with Dr. RK Gupta, Sr. Director, NIC regarding Data Warehousing at New Delhi on Dec. 18,

200124. Project Management Committee meeting NATP projects chaired by Director General on Dec. 24,

200125. Meeting with National Director, NATP regarding the strengthening of Library Information System on

Jan. 7, 200226. 19th meeting of the RPC of the NATP at New Delhi on Jan. 18-19, 200227. SITE Committee meeting for reviewing NATP projects at New Delhi on Feb. 02, 2002. The meeting

was chaired by the Director.28. ITK Information Committee meeting under the Chairmanship of DDG (Engg.) at New Delhi on Feb. 08,

200229. Meeting for Library Information System Development with National Director, NATP in chair on Feb. 12,

2002

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pests and diseases� for the crops: Groundnut at Hyderabad on Feb. 16, 200231. Meeting of sub-committee to finalize investment plan for Library Information System Development &

ISD with National Director, NATP and others on Feb 19, 200232. 13th Meeting of the PME Task Force of the NATP at New Delhi on Feb. 21, 200233. Review Meeting of NATP project entitled �Development of weather based forewarning system for crop

pests and diseases� for the crops: Mustard at NRCRM, Bharatpur on Feb. 27, 200234. Review meeting of the NATP with World Bank Mid Term Review Mission- II at New Delhi on Mar. 05,

2002Related to Agricultural Statistics Systems1. 7th Meeting of National Statistical Commission subgroup on Agricultural Statistics to discuss Statistics

of Agricultural Inputs, Area under mixed crops, index numbers & food balance sheets, work of expertgroup on ICS & rationalization of village records etc. held at New Delhi on Apr. 04, 2001

2. Two meetings of the Technical Committee of Direction (TCD) for Improvement of Animal Husbandry &Dairying Statistics organised by Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Min. of Agriculture,Govt. of India under the Co-chairmanship of Director at New Delhi during Apr. 9-10, 2001 and Feb. 19-20, 2002.

3. Meetings of the working group on agricultural statistics for formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan heldat New Delhi on Apr. 18, Apr. 27, May 04, May 23 and Jun. 19, 2001

4. Meetings of Tenth Plan XIV subgroup on Livestock Statistics especially methodological issues in Inte-grated Sample Surveys at New Delhi on Apr. 16, May 04, May 16 and May 23, 2001

5. Meeting/demonstration to discuss use of Remote Sensing and GIS for the fisheries sector at NewDelhi on May 09, 2001

6. Project Management Committee (PMC) meeting of the project entitled �Study relating to formulatinglong term mechanisation strategy for each agro-climatic zone/state�, at New Delhi on May 16, 2001and Feb. 11, 2002 respectively. The meeting was chaired by Director, IASRI.

7. Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel meeting for Agricultural Engineering Chaired by DDG (Engg.)for considering AP Cess funded projects at New Delhi on May 28-29, 2001.

8. Meeting with Hon�ble Minister of State Agriculture Shri Pad Naik and Dr Shalini Rajneesh PS MOS Ag.Shri Paul Joseph JS, Shri Dohre, Addl. Commissioner in Minister�s Office chamber to discuss progressof study for formulating long term mechanization strategy for State/Agro-eco zones in the country onMay 29, 2001. The meeting was chaired by the Director, IASRI.

9. Meeting for National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) at New Delhi with Mr. Bhuria, Joint Secre-tary (Credit) on Jun. 20, 2001

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 0210. Meeting regarding selection of software development/consultancy firm for modification of ARFIS soft-

ware to Web-based ARFIS software : under the chairmanship of DDG (Engg.) at New Delhi on Jul. 03,2001

11. Third meeting of steering group on Agriculture and Allied Sectors, chaired by Dr. MS Swaminathan atYojana Bhavan, New Delhi on Jul. 09, 2001

12. UP High Level Coordination Committee (HLCC) meeting for improvement of Agricultural StatisticsChaired by Shri Ajay Prakash Verma, Agricultural Production Commissioner UP at Lucknow on Jul.11, 2001

13. Meeting with Dr. Prem Vashist, Director, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Delhi, Delhiregarding Cost of Cultivation Studies on Jul. 17, 2001

14. Executive Council meeting of Farming System Research and Development Association at Modipuram,Meerut, Aug. 09, 2001

15. Haryana High Level Coordination Committee (HLCC) meeting for Agricultural Statistics under theChairmanship of Shri Naseem Ahmad, Principal Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary Agri-culture, Haryana at Chandigarh on Aug. 14, 2001.

16. Presentation cum meeting with Dr KR Satyamurthi, Advisor (Stat.) regarding integration of livestockcensus and agricultural census on Aug. 22, 2001. Livestock group form Sampling Division was present.

17. First meeting of the Steering Committee for Agricultural Census 2000-01 and Input Survey 2001-02,chaired by Shri Hemendra Kumar, Special Secretary (A & C) at New Delhi on Sep. 25, 2001

18. Group meeting of AICRP on Cropping System, Agricultural Research Station, Karamana,Thiruvananthapuram on Nov. 23-24, 2001

19. Meeting regarding the plan scheme on strengthening on data base and information networking for thefishery sector and the methodology of collection of fisheries statistics in the country under the Chair-manship of Jt. Secretary (Fisheries) at New Delhi on Jan 09, 2002

20. Agricultural Engg. SMD meeting to chalk out strategy for X Plan finalization and starting centers ofInstitutes on Feb. 28 and Mar. 01, 2002

21. Meeting regarding the project entitled �A pilot study on cost of production of Coconut in Kerala� with theexperts from KAU, CDB & CPCRI at CPCRI, Kasargod on Mar. 22, 2002

Related to Teaching Activities1. Emergent meeting of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Delhi University on May 30, 20012. Meeting of the Board of Studies in the discipline of Agricultural Statistics on May 17, and for allotment

of courses on Jun 28, 2001.3. Director acted as a Chief Guest for a talk on e-Agriculture and GIS at PG School, New Delhi on Jun.

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2001-02 on July 3, 20015. Meeting of the Academic Council, PG School, IARI, New Delhi on Jul. 19, 20016. 352nd Academic Council Meeting of PG School IARI for M.Sc./Ph.D. result approval on Jul. 19, 20017. Board of Study meeting in agricultural statistics for guide allotment on Aug. 27, 20018. Directors� meeting for center of Advanced Studies of Education Division of ICAR at New Delhi during

Aug. 30-31, 2001 and presentes the Annual Report for CAS in Agricultural Statistics and ComputerApplications.

9. Board of Studies meeting in computer applications for guide allotment on Sept. 04, 200110. 353rd Meeting of the Academic Council of IARI pn Nov. 08, 200111. Academic procession and Attended IARI PG School Convocation of Feb. 08, 200212. Board of Studies meeting in Ag. Statistics for number of seats and applications for research guides

on Feb. 14, 200213. 355th meeting of IARI PG School, Academic Council on Mar. 15, 200214. Meeting of Central Examination Committee at New Delhi on Mar. 16, 2002.

2. Meeting with DG ICAR, DG CPWD for reviewing the progress of Civil works of ICAR at New Delhi onJul. 19, 2001

3. Meeting of the committee for developing inter institutional linkages among institues, NRCs, PDs andBureau located at Delhi on Jul. 23, 2001.

4. Meeting of the Library Advisory Committee of the Institute held on Aug. 18, 2001 at New Delhi. Themeeting was chaired by the Director.

5. Meetings with CPWD, on Aug. 22, Sept. 7, Sept. 10, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, 2001.6. Hindi Chetna Maas (Month) Samaroh followed by Kavya Paath on Sep. 1, 2001 chaired by the Director

of the Institute.

Related to Administrative1. Meetings of the quartely Rajbhasha Karyanvan Samiti (Official Language Implementation Committee)

of the Institute held on Apr. 17, Jul. 5, Oct. 8, 2001 and Jan. 5, 2002. The meetings were chaired by theDirector.

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7. Meeting of Directors of Institutions on IASRI Campus to discuss common issues on Sep. 4, 20018. Hindi Samaroh- Vaad-Vivaad Pratiyogita: �NIJIKARAN DESH KE HIT MEIN HAI� on Sep. 11, 20019. Hindi Samaroh- Dr. Daroga Singh Memorial Lecture: Dr. D.N. Jha Delivered a talk on �Agricultural

Research Management-New Challenges�. HINDI DIVAS on Sep. 14, 2001.10. Hindi Samaroh on Antakshri Pratiyogita on Sep. 19, 2001 chaired by the director.11. Heads of Divisions meeting at IASRI to finalize QRT (1996-2000) document on Sep. 20, 2001. The

meeting was chaired by the Director.12. Hindi Chetna-Maas Samapan Samaroh. Chief Guest, Shri Pratyush, Financial Adviser, DARE, New

Delhi held on Oct. 1, 2001.13. The ASRB examination for Scientist recruitment and SRF on Oct 22-24, 2001. Director of the Institute

conducted and supervised the examination as Chief Supervisor.14. Administered pledge to the staff regarding abstaining from corruption at the beginning of Vigilance

awareness week on Oct. 31, 2001.15. Meeting with Delhi Jal Board, regarding excessive billing of water for connection no. 13967 at IASRI

(12000KL/pm) on Jan. 2, 2002. The meeting was chaired by the Director.16. Meeting with Addl. Secretary, DARE & Secretary, ICAR regarding computerization at New Delhi on

Jan. 04, 2002.17. High Level Inter Divisional Committee (HLD) meeting to discuss Zero Based Budgeting at New Delhi

on Feb. 01, 2002.18. Hindi Workshop for Technical staff on Feb. 12, 2002 inaugurated by the Director of the Institute.

Related to Professional Society ISAS/SSCA1. ISAS Executive Council meeting as Secretary held at New Delhi on Apr. 3, 2001.2. Executive Council Meeting of the Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications at Delhi on Oct. 8,

2001.3. Editorial Board Meeting of the Journal of India Society of Agricultural Statistics Chaired by Dr. BBPS

Goel on Jun. 23 and Oct. 20, 2001.4. ISAS PV Sukhatme Gold medal award committee meeting chaired by Dr. BN Singh on Nov. 15, 2001.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 025. ISAS Dr. DN Lal memorial Lecture award committee meeting chaired by Dr. KC Seal on Nov. 15,

2001.6. Executive Council meetings of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, Chaired by Dr. R.S. Paroda on

Jul. 04 and Nov. 16, 2001.

Miscellaneous1. Inaguration of CAB International�s New Delhi Office at NASC Complex (Dr. Denis Blight, DG, CAB Intl.,

UK) on May 8, 20012. Advisory Committee Meeting chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & P.I., for the CSO Awards for

CR Rao Young Scientist at New Delhi on May 11, 2001.3. Meeting with Dr. Rip Landes Senior Economist, Economic Research Service, USDA regarding col-

laboration in developing Socio-Economic database on Jun. 20 and 28, 2001.4. ICAR Annual General Meeting (AGM) and ICAR award ceremony on Jul. 16, 2001.5. 40th All India Wheat Research Workers Meet- 2001 at New Delhi on Aug. 22, 2001.6. Panel Discussion arranged by Agricultural Economics Division, IARI on WTO and New International

Trade Regime: Implications for Indian Agriculture at New Delhi on Aug. 25, 2001.7. Meeting with DDG (Engg.) for DDE ORG presentation on Intranet Solution Informa at New Delhi on

Aug. 30, 20018. Review meeting for Interim Report on financial management reforms for ICAR and purchase manual

for ICAR in ICAR CR No. 1, Financial Advisor in Chair on Sep. 05, 20019. Meeting regarding MIS development for ICAR and information system development to DARE Interna-

tional Cooperation Section on Sep. 05, 2001.10. Meeting with Dr. Vijayaditya, DG, NIC and his team for a possible solution to IASRI networking prob-

lems held on Sep. 7, 2001.11. Meeting with Dr. Rip Landes from Economic Research Service, USDA, for digitization of Databases in

Socio economics related to Agriculture on Sep. 11, 200112. Presentation on Project of Nationa Bureau of Fishery Genetic Resources at New Delhi on Sept. 12,

200113. Discussions about the role of IASRI with the visiting dignitary to the Institute, Mr. Thierry Boisseaux,

Commercial Attache, Economic Trade and Finance Commission Embassy of France in India on Nov.20, 2001.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 0214. Wrap up meeting of the FAO Mission on Formulation of Information Support Programmes at New

Delhi on Nov. 29, 200115. 2nd meeting of Regional Working Group for Information Management and Networking at New Delhi on

Jan. 26-31, 200216. Meeting of sports committee for Inter Zonal sports meet at IARI from Feb. 27 to Mar 3 in Kabaddi &

Carrom on Feb. 14, 2002. The meeting was chaired by the director.17. Meeting of Evaluation Committee for hiring training Institute to organize Computer Training for Scien-

tific, Technical and Agministrative Staff at ICAR Headquarters on Feb. 21, 200218. Opening Ceremony for ICAR Inter Zonal Sports at PG School Ground : Secretary ICAR inaugurated on

Feb. 27, 2002.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Lectures Delivered by the Scientist at other organisationsProf. SD Sharmal Delivered a lecture on National Agricultural Statistics Systems � Relevance to Social Sciences

during training workshop at the Division of agricultural Extension, IARI on Aug 27, 2001l Delivered an invited lecture on �Role of Statistics and Computers in Agricultural Research� during

the Annual conference of Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications at Rajkot (Gujarat) dur-ing Nov 24-26, 2001

l Delivered inaugural address on Database applications in dairy research and Management at NDRI,Karnal on Dec 19, 2001

l Delivered PV Sukhatme Memorial Lecture entitled �Agricultural Statistics System� at the Valedic-tory Function of the National Conference on �Research and Development in Farm Sector with ahuman face� held at BCKV, Mohanpur, Kalyani, West Bengal on Feb 7, 2002

Dr. P.K. Malhotral Delivered a lecture on M & CE and PIMS in the �Sensitisation -cum-Training Workshop of Scientists

of PME Cells in ICAR Institutes and SAUs� held at NCAP, New Delhi on 14-15 January, 2002Dr. Ranjana Agrawall Delivered a lecture on �Sampling procedures� in the training course on �Advances in Extension

Research� on 27.8.2001 at Division of Agril. Extension, IARI, New Delhi.Dr. R.K. Pandeyl Delivered two lectures entitled (i) Measurement of technological change in agriculture on 10 th Octo-

ber, 2001 and ii) Construction of cost of living index number for rural India on 12th October, 2001 inthe training programme organised under CAS in IARI, New Delhi.

Dr. VK Sharmal Delivered a seminar talk on A statistical investigation on the long-term effect of fertilizers on produc-

tivity of cereal crop sequences at the Department of Statistics, University of Pune on 10th July,2001

Dr. R.C.Goyall Presented the final version of M&CE and PIMS in the workshop on �Operationalisation of Strategic

Research Initiatives� under NATP during 15th to 16th January, 2002 at National Institute on Agricul-tural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.

Dr. S.S. Kutaulal Delivered three lecture entitled (i) Profit Function Models: An Eclectic View of Economic Emprism

via UOP Profit Function, (ii) Testing Relative Economic Efficiency of Punjab Farmers and (iii)143

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Estimating Farm-Specific Technical Efficiency of Haryana Farmers to the participants of CAS Training

Course on Role of Social Science in Agrobiological Research, at Division of Agricultural Econom-ics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012 on 28.03.02.

Dr. Rajender Parsadl Delivered four lectures on i). Characterization properties and analysis of general block designs (2

lectures) ii). BIB designs (1 lecture) iii). SPSS: An Overview (1 lecture) to the participants of theRefresher Course in Statistics entitled �Recent Developments in Statistics� at Department of Sta-tistics, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 during May 1- May 21, 2001. The lectures were deliveredon May 3, May 4, May 11 and May 14, 2001 respectively.

l Delivered two lectures on Concepts and Applications of Multivariate Techniques in Economics Re-search to the participants of the training programme on the theme Sustainable Agricultural Develop-ment for Food Security held at Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi during October 9- 29, 2001. The lecture was delivered on October 22, 2001.

l Two lectures on Response Surface Methodology during the International Conference on the Use ofTechnology in teaching and learning of Mathematics and Mathematics held at University of Delhi,South Campus, New Delhi 110 021 during December 15-19, 2001. The lectures were delivered onDecember 19, .2001.

Dr. A.R. Raol Delivered a lecture on �Biostatistics� to P.G. students, Biotechnology programme, Jiwaji University,

Gwalior from 19.11.2001 to 24.11.2001.Dr. L.M. Bharl Delivered a lecture on �Non-linear models for forecasting fish production from ponds� in National

workshop cum Training Programme on Bio informatics and statistics in Aquaculture Research,held during Jan. 8 to Jan. 11, 2002 at CIFA, Bhubneshwar.

Dr. Ramasubramanian, V.l Delivered two lectures entitled i) � SPSS - Correlation & Regression� and ii) �SPSS - Non-paramet-

ric Analysis� on 1.3.2002 at NRC on Camel, Bikaner in the training programme �Advances in infor-mation technology & data base management� held from 6.2.2002 to 5.3.2002.

Dr. D.R. Singhl Delivered a lecture on sustainability efficiency and equity implications of groundwater markets in

advance training course in the Division of Agricultural Economics, IARI, New Delhi on October 20,2001.

Dr. Anil Rail Delivered a lecture �Data Warehousing concepts in context of NARS in a workshop on �Database

Applications in Dairy Research and Management� at NDRI, Karnal on 20th December, 2001.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Sh. Sudeepl Delivered a lecture �Expert System in Animal Sciences� in a workshop on �Database Applications

in Dairy Research & Management� held at NDRI, Karnal on 20th December, 2001.Visits AbroadProf SD Sharmal Visited Beijing, China during Nov 4-6, 2001 for attending �2001 International Conference on the

Development of Agricultural Information Management, Technology and Markets in the 21st Cen-tury� and presented a paper on �Agricultural Information Management � Systems and Services

Dr AK Srivastaval Visited Rome, Italy to participate a meeting on �Technical Review of the Programme for the World

Census of Agriculture at FAO Headquarter� during June 4-8, 2001. During this period he alsoparticipated in an �International Conference on Agricultural and Environmental Statistical Applica-tions in Rome (CAESAR) held at Rome from June 5-7, 2001. In this Conference, he also pre-sented an invited paper entitled �National Agricultural Census in Developing Countries and theProgramme for the World Census of Agriculture-2000�

Visits to other Organizationsl Prof. SD Sharma, Chief Supervisor, visited the Examination Center for ASRB examination for

drive recruitment for North East Region during Dec. 26-28, 2001l Prof. SD Sharma visited NAARM, Hyderabad as a member of team comprising of Secretary, IcAR

and National Director, NATP for NAARM Infrastructural Development Program under NATP onJan. 9-10, 2002.

l Sh. V.K. Jain, Dr. Man Singh, Sh. G.M. Pathak and Sh. B. Patel visited Lalitpur district (U.P.) forground truth data collection and supervision of field data collection relating to the AP Cess fundedproject entitled �A study of land use statistics through integrated modelling using GIS� during May31-June 02, 2001.

l Sh. V.K. Jain, Dr. Man Singh and Sh. Santosh Kumar visited Lalitpur district (UP) for ground truthdata collection of Kharif season and supervision of field data collection relating to the AP Cessfunded project entitled �A study of land use statistics through integrated modelling using GIS�.

l Scientists visited to the commodity concerned co-operating centres under the �Mission ModeNATP project entitled �Assessment of Harvest and Post-harvest Losses�.

l Dr. Randhir Singh visited NIC office to look into code structure of GISTNIC project and AndhraPradesh Technology Services Ltd to see their warehousing project at Hyderabad.

l Dr Randhir Singh visited NAARM, Hyderabad during Oct. 17-24, 2001 for attending the �Sr. Courseon Stress Management�

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Director/ Jt. Director (Statistics), Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Vety. Services to work out themodalities for the commencement of the field work under the project �Estimation of wool production-emerging data needs and a methodological reappraisal�.

l Sh. J.P. Goyal visited Bangalore during Nov. 17-27, 2001 to recruit the Field Investigators for the datacollection and also to impart training for filling the schedules, selection of households and sheep in theselected households. The field work under the survey started on Nov. 26, 2001.

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Title of the paperThe National AgriculturalCensus in DevelopingCountries and theProgramme for the WorldCensus of Agriculture 2000National AgriculturalInsurance Scheme

Contemporary issuesrelating to agriculturalstatisticsRemote sensing & GISapplications in Agriculture

Evaluation and use of plantgenetic resources:advances, Issues andopportunitiesForecasting of wheat yieldusing weather parameter

A statistical model forprediction of mango fruitflyoutbreak.Response of cluster bean(Cyamopsit tetragonoloba)to rhizobium inoculation,nitrogen and phosphorusapplicationStudy of correlationbetween physical propertiesof sandy loam soil andyield of late sown wheat asinfluenced by various tillagepracticesStatistical assessment ofviability pattern of variouscrops grown in Agradistrict of U.P.Response of carrot seedcrop to N and P fertilizationunder varying row spacingsAgricultural InformationManagement � System andServices

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Economic Study ofPoultry Production in IndiaStatistical modelling ofspatial variability inintercrop experimentOptimal design for point Xinterval estimation of ratioof variance components inone way ANOVA modelEstimation of wheatproduction in 2020

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Non-proper blockdesigns for balancedconfounded FactorialExperimentsOn Some aspects ofproximal estimators inrepeat surveysIntranet solutions forresearch organizationsOn higher-associateclass partially balancedincomplete blockdesignsStatistical techniquesfor optimizing inputrequirements forcropping systems

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WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, SUMMERINSTITUTES, FARMERS� DAY ETC.Workshopsl Institute organised a launch/interaction Workshop on a Mission ModeNATP project entitled �Pilot study onassessment of harvest and post harvestlosses� on April 11, 2001. Dr. HVL Bathla,Principal Scientist and Head of theSample Survey Division & PrincipalInvestigator of the project convened theworkshop. Dr A. Alam, DDG(Engg.) wasin chair. All the CCPIs attended theWorkshop.l Institute organised another launch/interaction Workshop on a Mission ModeNATP project entitled �Integrated NationalAgricultural Resources InformationSystem� on April 12, 2001. Dr. Anil Rai,Senior Scientist & Principal Investigatorof the project convened the workshop. DrA. Alam, DDG(Engg.) was in chair. Allthe CCPIs attended the Workshop.l First Interaction Workshop of theMission Mode NATP project�Assessment of Harvest and post-harvest losses� was organised at leadcentre, IASRI, New Delhi during Sept. 13-15, 2001. Apart from the scientistsinvolved in the project, the Mission Leader,

National Coordinator (NATP), subjectmatter specialists from Non GovernmentOrganisations, PI�s of other relatedprojects also participated in thedeliberations of the workshop. At theoutset, PI of the project presented anoverall view. Thereafter the CCPI�s fromthe cooperating centres made apresentation regarding the schedulesand detailed document pertaining to theirrespective commodities. Afterintroduction, the relevant review of theliterature regarding assessment oflosses, causes of losses and reductionof losses, marketing channels andrespondents to be covered in the sample,the sampling design to be followed, theperiodicity of data collection, sample sizeto be selected at various levels and thedifferent schedules to be used werepresented by the CCPI�s and discussedat length. Suggestions made by theexperts were incorporated.l A Workshop on �Economic Accountsfor Agriculture� conducted jointly by theFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO)of the United Nations and the UnitedNations Statistical Institute for Asia and

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02the Pacific (SIAP) was organised atIASRI, New Delhi during December 10-15, 2001. The participants were fromBangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, IslamicRepublic of Iran, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan,Sri Lanka and India. Dr. H.V.L. Bathla,Principal Scientist & Head, Division ofSample Survey was the Course Directorfor the workshop and also Chairman forall the technical sessions of theworkshop. Dr. S.D. Sharma, Director ofthe Institute was one of the resourcepersons.Summer SchoolA Summer School on �QuantitativeTechniques in Production EconomicsResearch� was organised by the Divisionduring 15th May to June 4, 2001. Twentyfive participants working in various ICARInstitutes and State AgriculturalUniversities participated in this coursewhich was inaugurated by Prof. S.D.Sharma, Director, IASRI. The faculty forthe course was drawn from IASRI, IARI,NCAP, ICAR, Indian Council of MedicalResearch, Indian Statistical Institute,Agricultural Economics ResearchCentre, Delhi University, National Councilof Applied Economic Research, IndianInstitute of Public Administration, NewDelhi. The valedictory function organisedon 4 th June, 2001, was chaired byDirector, IASRI, New Delhi.The Annual Day

The Annual Day of the Institutewas celebrated on July 2, 2001. As partof these celebrations, a debate contestfor Technical and Administrative Staff onthe topic �Voluntary Retirement Schemeis Desirable for Healthy Work Culture�was held on June 30, 2001. Prizes were

awarded to first and second speakersnamely Sh. U.C. Bandooni T-5/ Sh.AnilAgarwal, Jr. F. & A.O. (tied at first place)and Sh. S.K. Upadhayay T-6. Wonsecond prize.

In the forenoon of July 2, 2001,another declamation contest for studentsand scientists was held on thetopic �Women Empowerment forNational Development�. The prizes wereawarded to Ms Sonali Das Scientist CA/Dr. G.K. Jha Scientist AS (tied at firstplace) and Ms Anshu Dixit Scientistas second prize winner. Among thestudents the first two prizes were baggedby Sh.Jugnu Ansari Ph.D.(Ag.Stat.) andSh. Bijay Kumar Behra M.Sc.(Ag.Stat.).

In the afternoon session, the mainAnnual Day function was celebratedin which Sh. J.N.L. Srivastava, Secretary,Department of Agriculture andCooperation, Ministry of Agriculture Govt.of India was the Chief Guest. Dr. N.S.Sastry, Director General & C.E.O.,National Sample Survey Organisation,Ministry of Statistics and ProgrammeImplementation delivered the eleventhNehru Memorial Lecture entitled �Scopefor improvement in Agricultural Statistics�The late Shri V.V.R. Murthy Awardwas awarded to Shri Amitava Dey, M.Sc.(Ag.Stat.) course during the year 1998-2000. The Nehru Memorial Gold Medalswere awarded to Shri Amitava Dey M.Sc.(Ag.Stat.) student during the year 1998-2000 and Miss Rachna Chadha, M.Sc.(C.A.) student during the year 1997-2000.Late Shri M.K. Bose Memorial Prizewas awarded to Shri Arun Pratap Singh,departmental candidate securing highestmarks in the examination for SeniorCertificate Course in AgriculturalStatistics and Computing during the year2000.

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02SeminarsSalient outcome from the completedresearch projects undertaken in differentaspects of Agricultural Statistics andComputer Application were presented inthe seminars organised regularly in theInstitute. Open seminars were organizedfor new research projects proposed.Outline of Research Work (ORW)seminars, Course seminars and thesisseminars were delivered by the students

of M.Sc. and Ph. D. Agricultural Statisticsand M.Sc. Computer Application.During the year a total of 73 (seventythree) seminar talks were held. Out ofthese, 53 were delivered as studentseminars (9 thesis seminars, 13 ORWs and31 course seminars), 13 by scientists ofthe Institute and 7 by Guest speakers. Thedetails of guest speakers are as follows:

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Sr.No. Name Date Title1 Dr Rajiv Mehta, July 7, 2001 Coping Strategies for

Additional Statistical Advisor, WTO agreementNCFC, Ministry of AgricultureKrishi Bhavan,New Delhi-1210001

2 Sh SC Rai, Sept 21, 2001 Regional Disparities inEx-Principal Scientist, UASRI, Socio-EconomicNew Delhi-110012 Development of M.P.

3 Prof Aloke Dey, Head, ISI, Oct 19, 2001 Optimal main effectDelhi Centre, 7 SJS plans with non-

Sansanwal Marg, Delhi-110016 orthogonal blocking4 Prof VL Chopra, Nov 28, 2001 Genetically Altered

Former Secretary, DARE and CropsDirector General, ICAR

5 Sh Naval Khosla, Dec 01, 2001 Microsoft technologyMicrosoft Crop (India) Pvt. Ltd. offering in business

productivity6 Prof TJ Rao, ISI, Dec 26, 2001 Allocation problems in

203, BT Road, stratified sampling Kolkatta-700 0357 Professor Feng Shun Chai, Jan 02, 2002 Block designs for

Institute of Statistical Science, asymmetric parallel Academia Sinica, Taipei, line assays

Taiwan

Seminar Association has compiled a complete write ups of the studentcourse seminars and the abstracts of other seminars conducted duringSeptember-December, 2001 for the benefit of the students and research personnelin national agricultural research system.

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1. Dr Panjab Singh,Director,IARI, New Delhi-110012(Presently Director General, ICAR)

2. Dr Padam Singh,Additional Director General,Indian Council of MedicalResearch& Chairman, QRTAnsari Nagar,New Delhi-110029

3. Sh JNL Srivastava,Secretary,Department of Agriculture &Cooperation, Ministry ofAgricultureNew Delhi

4. Dr NS Sastry,Former DG & CEO,NSSO, Ministry of Statistics andProgramme Implementation,New Delhi

5. Prof. VL Chopra,Former Secretary,DARE & Director General,ICAR, Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi-110001

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6. Dr Anwar Alam,Dy. Director General (Engg.)ICAR, Krishi AnusandhanBhavan, KAB-II,Pusa, New Delhi-110012

7. Dr AC Kulshreshtha,Deputy Director general,Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation,Central Statistical Organisation,Sardar Patel Bhavan,Sansad Marg,New Delhi-110001

8. Sh M. Moni,Deputy Director General,National Informatics Centre,CGO Complex, A-Block,Lodhi road,New Delhi-110003

9. Sh M Neelkantan,Dy. Director General(FOD),National Sample SurveyOrganisation (NSSO), Faridabad

10. Dr JP Mishra,Asstt. Director General (ES&M),ICAR, Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi-110001

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Former Director,B-77, Naraina Vihar,New Delhi110028

12. Sh DK Trehan,Economic & Statistical Advisor,Directorate of Economic andStatistics, Ministry of Agriculture,Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-10001

13. Dr VK Srivastava,Additional Statistical Advisor,Directorate of Economic &Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture,Govt. of India, New Delhi-110001

14. Dr G Nageswara Rao,Former Professor,Deptt. of Statistics, ANGRAU,3-4-63/19/J, Krishna Sai,Shri Ramana Puram Uppal, P.O.Hyderabad-500 039 (AP)

15. Dr Rajiv Mehta,Additional Statistical Advisor,NCFC, Ministry of Agriculture,Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi-110001

16. Dr SN Mishra,Chairman,Society of Economic & SocialResearch,JR Complex No. 2,HCMR Farms, Village-Mandoli,Delhi-110093

17. Dr. KR Satyamurthy,Advisor (Statistics),Deptt. of Animal Husbandry &Dairying, Ministry of Agriculture,Krishi Bhavan,New Delhi � 110 001

18. Sh SK Sinha,Dy. Registrar General,Office of the RegistrarGeneral of India,RK Puram, New Delhi

19. Sh. AK SrivastavaJoint Director (FOD),National Sample SurveyOrganisation (NSSO),Faridabad

20. Sh SC Rai,Ex-Principal Scientist,IASRI,New Delhi � 110012

21. Dr. Aloke Dey,Head, ISI, Delhi Centre,7, SJS Sansanwal Marg,Delhi-110016

22. Sh Naval Khosla,Microsoft Crop (India) Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi

23. Prof TJ Rao,ISI, 203, BT Road,Kolkata-700 035

24. Dr. S. Mohanty,VIM-242, Saila Shree Vihar,Bhubaneshwar 751021 ( Orissa)

25. Sh Ratan Mandal,Lecturer,Deptt. Of English,TNB College, BhagalpurBihar

26. Dr Ram P Katyal,19-C MIG Flats,Rajouri Garden,New Delhi

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29. Sh Fateh Jang Singh,Statistician,Department of Agriculture,Govt. of Punjab, Punjab

30.Dr Parmatma Singh,Dean,IARI, New Delhi-110012

31. Sh Rajesh Kumar Gupta,Dy. Director (Stat.),Govt. of UP

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27. Sh HT Mohan KumarDimbada Estate,Hurudi Oist, 577 119,Sakleshpur Taluk,Hasan Distt.Karnataka

28. Dr. LS KaushikDeptt. Of Mathematics & StatisticsCCS Haryana AgriculturalUniversity, Hissar

1. Mr. Carmelita Ericta,Phillippines

2. Mr. LR NaikenMauritius

3. Mr. Pratap Narain,Senior Officer,FAO

4. Mr. Thomas Africa,DirectorSIAP

5. Mr. Xiaoning Gong,Lecturer,SIAP

6. Prof. Feng-Shun Chai,Institute of Statistical Sciences,Academia Sinica, Taipei,Taiwan

7. Mr. Robert Mose,Director,Synergy Oxford Centre forInnovation,Mill Street, Oxford, UK

8. Mr. Dylan Winder,Communication Manager,Rural Livelihood Department,1 Palace Street, London

9. Mr. Thierry Boisseaux,Commercial Attache,Economic Trade & FinanceCommission, Embassy ofFrance in India

10. Dr. Rip Landes,Senior Economist,Economic Research ServiceU.S. Department of Agriculture,A-11, West End, New Delhi-23

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Division of Sample SurveyDr HVL Bathla,Principal Scientist and HeadPrincipal ScientistDr Randhir SinghDr KK TyagiDr DL AhujaDr BC SaxenaDr UC SudShri RS KhatriShri SRS AryaSr. ScientistsDr MS NarangDr Jagbir SinghScientists (SG)Shri DC MathurShri JP GoyalShri SC AgarwalShri Satya PalShri RC GolaShri VK JainShri KK KherScientist (Sr. Scale)Shri SC SethiShri Bhagwan DasShri RM SoodScientistDr. Tauqueer AhmadDr. GK JhaShri AK GuptaMrs Prachi Misra SahuShri RM Bhasin

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Dr AK Srivastava, Joint DirectorDivision of Design of ExperimentsDr VK Gupta, Principal Scientist& HeadPrincipal ScientistDr VK SharmaDr Ravindra SrivastavaDr DP HandaDr PK BatraSr. ScientistsShri JK KapoorDr Aloke LahiriDr Rajender ParsadDr Kishan LalScientist (SG)Smt. Rajinder KaurShri MR VatsShri NK SharmaScientist (Sr Scale )Shri DK MehtaShri DK SehgalShri GL KhuranaSmt Ajit KaurDr Seema JaggiScientistDr Cini VargheseShri Rajendra KumarShri Anil Kumar

Division of BiometricsDr. AK Srivastava, Joint Director & HeadPrincipal ScientistDr Prajneshu,Dr VT PrabhakaranDr VK BhatiaDr PS RanaShri SD WahiScientist (Sr. Scale)Shri Indra SinghScientistDr. Amrit Kumar PaulShri Himadri GhoshDr. A Rama Krishan RaoMd. Wasi AlamDivision of Forecasting Techniques

Dr. Ranjana Agarwal, PrincipalScientist & HeadPrincipal ScientistDr ChandrahasSmt Asha SaksenaScientists (SG)Shri SS WaliaShri SC MehtaShri T Rai

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Scientist (Sr Sccale)Shri Madan MohanDr Lal Mohan BharScientistDr Ramasubramanian VShri Amrender KumarDivision of EconometricsDr. AK Srivastava,Joint Director & HeadPrincipal ScientistDr RK PandeySr. ScientistDr SP BhardwajDr SS KutaulaDr. Ashok KumarScientist (Sr. Scale)Smt Sushila KaulShri Mahinder Singh KaushikScientistShri Parveen AryaShri Sanjeev PanwarSh Sivaramane N.Dr. Dharam Raj SinghDivision of Computer Appli-cationDr PK Malhotra,Principal Scientist and Head

Principal Scientist

Dr RC GoyalDr IC SethiDr VK MahajanShri KC Gupta

Sr. Scientist

Dr Anil Rai, Scientist (SG)

Dr RK JainShri OP KhanduriShri HS SikarwarShri HO AggarwalShri Balbir Singh

Scientists

Shri VH GuptaMs Alka AroraMs Sonali DasMs Shashi DahiyaShri Mohmmad Samir FaroquiMs Sangeeta AhujaShri Sudeep KumarShri Saurabh ParkashShri Pal SinghShri Krishan Kumar ChaturvediShri Vipin Kumar DubeyMs Anshu DixitShri Shahnawazul IslamSmt. Anu Sharma

Training Administration Cell

Dr. AK Srivastava, Joint DirectorDr VK Sharma, Professor (Ag. Stat.)Dr. PK Malhotra, Professor (CA)

Research Coordination andManagement Unit

Dr. AK Srivastava, Joint DirectorDr. DK Agarwal, Principal Scientist-in-Charge

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Administration

Shri Chironji Lal, Chief Administrative Of-ficerShri HK Samadar, Finance & AccountsOfficer

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ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION SUCHAS SPECIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL/ DEVELOP-MENTJoint Staff Council

The Institute has a Joint StaffCouncil (IJSC) to promote harmoniousrelations and secure the best means ofco-operation between the Council/IASRIas employer and the general body of itsemployees in matters of commonconcern for ensuring a high degree ofefficiency in the service.

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Prof. SD Sharma Director ChairmanOfficial-side Representatives1.Dr AK Srivastava Joint Director Member2.Dr VK Gupta Principal Scientist & HD(DE) Member3.Sh RS Khatri Principal Scientist Member4.Dr LM Bhar Scientist (SS) Member5.Sh. Chironji Lal CAO Member-

Secretary(OfficialSide)

6.Sh HK Samadar F&AO (Ex-Officio) MemberStaff-side Represetnatives7.Sh DPS Man Assistant Secretary8.Sh KB Sharma UDC Member9.Sh Ghasi Ram Technical Officer (T-5) Member10.Sh RK Saini Technical Officer (T-5) Member11.Sh Jarnail Singh Field Investigator (T-4) Member12.Sh Ram Paras S.S. Gr. III Member13.Sh Raj Pal Singh S.S. Gr.II Member

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The Joint Staff Council of the Institute wasreconstituted for the period of three yearsw.e.f. March 27, 2001 as under:

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Five Meetings of the Institute Joint

Staff Council were held on April 28, May31, September 07, December 07, 2001and January 5, 2002 respectively underthe chairmanship of Prof SD Sharma,Director of the Institute to resolve variousmatters for the benefit of IASRI staff.IASRI EMPLOYEE CO-OPERATIVETHREFT AND CREDIT SOCIETY

The society is registered withRegistrar Co-operative societies, DelhiAdministration, Delhi carried its activitiesin the similar manner as during the pastyears by advancing regular and emergentloan to the member of the society andlooked after the welfare of the members.The main sources of funds of the societyas Share money (value of each share ofRs. 50/-) , compulsory deposit (Rs. 100/- pm from each member) and fixeddeposit. The present strength ofmembers are 467.

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Main achievement of the Societyl During the period 2001-2002 society

advanced Rs. 6433200 to themember as loan

l An amount of Rs. 751/- was given asgift to the each 17 members on theirretirement from the Institute

l The financial help was extended fromthe member welfare fund to thefollowing members :1. Sh Rattan Singh (Rs. 5000/-)2. Smt Sushila (Rs. 5000/-)3. Sh Munshi Ram (Rs.5000/-)4. Sh Ram Kumar (Rs. 2000/-)

l During this financial year 66members were benefit by refunding50% CD from their CD Amount

Other featuresl Any members of the society can apply

for regular loan up to Rs. 35,000/l subject to 10 times of the share

money or 10 times of basic pay of themembers which ever is less.

l Maximum loan limit is Rs. 35,000/l(Regular loan + Emergent loan)

l Emergent loan maximum Rs. 5,000/l Any members who has completed 5

years can apply for 5-% CD refundfrom his/her CD Account.

NATP CellNATP Cell was constituted in the Instituteto streamline the coordination andmonitoring of the NATP sponsored subprojects. The following are the membersof the Cell:

(i) Dr SD Sharma, Director, IASRI(ii) Dr PK Malhotra, HD(CA) and Nodal Officer(iii) Sh VH Gupta, Scientist

Management Committee for 2001-2002S.No. Name Post

1. Sh DC Pant President2. Sh SK Sublania Vice-President3. Sh RS Tomar Secretary4. Sh Pramod Kumar Treasurer5. Sh anil Agarwal Internal Auditor6. Sh Arbind Kumar Member7. Sh Manoj Kumar Member8. Sh AK Gupta Member9. Sh NP Singh Member10. Smt Kanta Behl Member11. Smt Pushpa Bareja Member12. Sh VK Mishra Ex-officio13. Sh UC Bandooni Ex-officio

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02(iv) Sh Pradeep Kumar, Sr Clerk(v) Sh Sunil Bhatia, T-1(vi) Smt Shakuntala Arora, Sr Stenographer

Activities undertaken by the NATP Cellduring 2001-02l Assisted in the recruitment of

Research Associates and SeniorResearch Fellows under NATP Sub-Projects

l Remittance of funds to CooperatingCentres received at IASRI as a leadcenter of various projects.

l Maintained the expenditure register ofNATP sub projects. Quarterly/HalfYearly and Annual Expenditurestatements are prepared inconsultation with the AccountsSection.

l Information regarding statement ofexpenditure, equipments procuredduring the financial year and otherinformation were supplied as andwhen required by the NATP/ICAR

l Various workshops/meetings wereorganised under the NATP sub-projects

l Assisted the Audit Party for auditingof the accounts of NATP sub-projects

l Correspondence with the othersections/cells in the Institute,cooperating centres of the projectsand PIU, NATP

Grievance CommitteeThe Grievance Committee of the

Institute (constituted as per ICAR rules)provides the employees a forum toventilate their grievances relating toofficial matters and for taking remedialmeasures. The Grievance Committeeof the Institute was reconstituted with theapproval of the Management Committee

of the Institute for a period of two yearsw.e.f. Aug. 30, 2001 as follows:

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Official-side Representative1. Prof SD Sharma Chairman2. Dr VK Gupta Member3. Sh Chironji Lal Member4. Sh HK Samadar Member5. Sh DN Bhatia MemberStaff-side Representative6. Sh Mahendar Singh Member7. Sh Satya Pal Singh Member8. Sh Chander Ballabh Member9. Sh Purshotam Sharma Member

Ten meetings of the GrievanceCommittee of the Institute were held onApr 30, June 02, June 29, July 19, Sept.29, Oct 30, Nov 22, 2001 and Jan 5, Feb22, Mar 27, 2002 under the chairmanshipof the Director.Women Cell

A Women Cell has been set upat the Institute on Jan 27, 2000. The Cellfunctions for the Welfare of women inGeneral. It caters to the issuesgrievances pertaining to the womenemployees. Women Cell consists of thefollowing members:1. Chief Administrative Officer

Chairman2. Smt Cini Verghese, Scientist ,

Member3. Smt Meena Nanda, Technical Officer,

Member4. Smt Pushpa Bareja, Assistant,

Member5. Smt Usha Sood, SS Gr. I,

Member6. Smt Seeta Malhotra, Asstt. Admn. Officer,

Convener

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Hostel Activities:

There are two well furnishedhostels viz. Panse Hostel and SukhatmeHostel to cater the residentialrequirements of the trainees andstudents of M.Sc., Ph.D. courses andSenior Certificate Courses (SCC) at theInstitute within its premises. Officers andother trainees of the various otherrefresher, short-term and ad-hoccourses organised at the Institute arealso provided residential accommodationat the Panse Hostel (Guest House).Ample facilities exists for the culturalactivities and sports for the hostelinmates. Hostel mess is run by thestudents on co-operative basis. Thegeneral management of the hostels isvested with the Warden, who is assistedby the Prefect and the other students.The main activities included are asfollows:

A General Body meeting of IASRIhostel inmates was held under theChairmanship of Shri RS Khatri, Warden.For smooth functioning of the hostelactivities, the following executivecommittee members were elected forthe sessions 2001-2002.

1. Sh K.P. Chandran,Prefect

2. Sh Subrata Kr. Satpati,Assistant Porefect/Mess Secretary

3. Sh Dinesh Kr. Pateria,Sports Secretary

4. Sh Ajeet Kumar,Computer Secretary

5. Sh Praveen Krishna,Chief Auditor

6. Sh Shalendra Tripathi,Maintenance Secretary

7. Sh Rama Krishna Singh,Health & Sanitation Secretary

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On the eve of the annual day on July2, 2001, a sports week was organisedby IASRI in Sukhatme Hostel wherestudents at IASRI including girlsparticipated in various sports like table-tennis, badminton etc. Several othersport events like table-tennis and tug-of-war were also organised between facultymembers and students.

Boarding and lodgingarrangements were made in PanseHostel (Guest House) for the participantsof various training programmesorganised at the Institute. Similararrangements were made for the guestswho stayed in guest house from differentdepartments/organisations.

Benevolent Fund

The employees of the Institutehave constituted a Benevolent Fund fromtheir own contributions to provide reliefto the families of the employees who diein harness and are left in an indigentcondition and a gift of Rs.500/- is beinggiven to the retiring employees of theInstitute. During the year, a sum of Rs.On 31st March, 2002, an amount of Rs8559/- only was as balance in theaccount. This year, gifts of Rs. 11,000were distributed to 22 retiring personnelof the Institute @ of Rs. 500/- each. Arelief of Rs. 1,000/- each was providedto the families of three IASRI personneli.e. Sh Ratan Singh, SS Grade-IV, ShMunshi Ram, SS Grade-III and Smt.Sheela, SS Gr.-I on their untimely death.11, 148/- only was collected frommembers as well as donation received.

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Co-operative Store

The cooperative store registeredwith the Registrar, Cooperative Societies,Delhi Administration, Delhi continued tobe run for the benefit of the staffmembers of the Institute. Cold drinks,coffee, snacks provisions and generalmerchandise etc. were made availableat reasonable rates to the staff membersof the Institute.

Member�s Children EducationWelfare Scheme was introduced by theManaging Committee during the year1997-98 for the promotion of educationalimprovement for the children of themembers of the cooperative store. Underthe scheme 50 children of the membersof the cooperative store were benefitedso far.

At present, office bearer of theCo-operative Store are as follows:

The total membership of thecooperative store as on 31st March, 2002was 406.

Recreation and Welfare ClubThe Institute has a Recreation

and Welfare Club which providesfacilities for indoor and outdoor games,promotes social and friendly relationsamong the members and generalrecreation and welfare of its members.The club organises sport tournamentsannually at Institute level for differentgames/events e.g. Table Tennis,Carrom, Volleyball, Card games etc. Thesport tournaments for the year 2001 wereorganised during 2001-2002.

The prize distribution function ofthe Recreation and Wlefare Club washeld on July 2, 2001 on the Annual Dayfunction of the Institute. Sh Ram Bhool,Sr Clerk was adjudged the BestSportsman of the Year 2000-2001.

Following is the Executive

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1. Shri SK Mahajan President2. Dr. SS Srivastava Vice-President3. Shri SC Agarwal Secretary4. Shri NK Sharma Treasurer5. Shri Asha Ram Sharma Member6. Shri DN Bhatia Member7. Shri KB Sharma Member8. Shri Mohan Lal Member9. Shri Vinod Kumar Mishra Member10. Ms Vijay Bindal Member11. Mrs Harsh Kapoor Member

Committee of R&W Club:1. Prof. SD Sharma President2. Dr. KK Tyagi Vice-President3. Sh. Santosh Kumar Secretary4. Sh. Ram Bhool Sports Secretary5. Sh. KK Hans Treasurer6. Sh. Mohan Lal Member7. Sh. Naresh Kumar Member8. Sh. Pradeep Kumar Member9. Sh. Diwan Singh Member

IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Sports Activitiesl During Nov. 05-07, 2001, Sh. S.K.

Upadhayay as Captain, Dr. K.K. Tyagiand Sh. G.M. Pathak, as members ofInstitute Table Tennis teamparticipated in the ICAR Zone-IVSports Meet organized by CIRB,Hissar and was instrumental inwinning runners-up position for theInstitute.

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l Dr. K.K. Tyagi acted as Chairman-sub-committee- Table Tennis andassisted in the organising of ICARInter-Zone Sports Meet held at IARI,New Delhi during Feb 27-March 3,2002.

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Hkkjrh; Ñf"k lkaf[;dh vuqla/kku laLFkku(Hkk-d-v-i-) dh LFkkiuk lu 1959 esa d`f"klkaf[;dh vuqla/kku laLFkku ds :i esa gqbZ FkhvkSj rHkh ls ;g laLFkku df"k lkaf[;dh esavuqla/kku dks c<kok ns jgk gS vkSj f'k{kk@izf'k{k.kiznku djus dk viuk egRoiw.kZ nkf;Ro fuHkkjgk gS A lwpuk izkS|ksfxdh ds {ks=k esa gks jghmUufr ds lkFk&lkFk bl laLFkku us Lo;a dksdf"k vuqla/kku dh orZeku t:jrksa ds vuqdwycuk;k gS A vkt bl cnys gq, ifjos'k esalaLFkku dks lkSais x, dk;Z gSa& Ñf"k lkaf[;dhesa ekSfyd] O;kogkfjd vkSj vuqdwy vuqla/kkudjuk] jk"Vªh; df"k lkaf[;dh; iz.kkyh dksfodflr djus ,oa lqn<+ cukus esa lgk;rkdjuk] Ñf"k lkaf[;dh ,oa dEI;wVj mi;ksx esaLukrdksRrj vkSj lsokdkyhu ikB;Øe pykuk]ijke'kZ lsok,a iznku djuk] df"k lkaf[;dh esalwpuk Hk.Mkj ds :i esa dk;Z djuk] df"klkaf[;dh vkSj daI;wVj mi;ksx esa ,d mUurvkSj Js"B f'k{kk ,oa izf'k{k.k dsUnz ds :i esalaLFkku dks fodflr djuk vkSj Hkk-Ñ-v-i-ds laLFkkuksa ,oa jkT; Ñf"k fo'ofo|ky;ksa]jkT; Ñf"k@ i'kqikyu foHkkxksa ds lkFk lEidZdjuk rFkk bu fo"k;ksa esa jk"Vªh; ,oa vUrjkZ"Vªh;laxBuksa ds izk;ksftr vuqla/kku djuk vkSjizf'k{k.k iznku djuk A

laLFkku ds fofHkUu izHkkxksa] tSls izfrn'kZlosZ{k.k] ijh{k.k vfHkdYiuk] tSo&lkaf[;dh]iwokZuqeku rduhd] vFkZfefr vkSj dEI;wVjvuqiz;ksx esa vusd vuqla/kku ifj;kstuk,a pykbZtkrha gaSA izfrosnuk/khu o"kZ ds nkSjku 48vuqlaèkku ifj;kstuk,a pykbZ tk jgh gSa] ftuesa

fof'k"V lkjka'kls 12 laLFkku vk/kkfjr gSa] 14 jk"Vªh; d`f"kvuqla/kku iz.kkyh ds rgr vU; laLFkkuksa dslg;ksx ls py jgh gSa] 10 ifj;kstukvksa dks,-ih- lSl Q.M ls foRrh; lgk;rk izkIr gksjgh gS] 3 ifj;kstuk,a ckg~; lgk;rk izkIr gSa]7 ,u-,-Vh-ih- dh gSa] 1 fjokWfYoax Q.M vkSj1 lh-,-,l- ifj;kstuk gSA laLFkku esa ftuifj;kstukvksa ij fo'ks"k cy fn;k x;k] os gSa& lwnqj laosnh vkSj HkkSxksfyd lwpuk iz.kkyh]Qly iz.kkyh vuqla/ku] df"k ,oa i'kq ijh{k.kksads fy, lwpuk iz.kkyh] i'kq] df"k okfudhvkSj eRL; vuqla/kku ds fy, ijh{k.k vfHkdYiuk]dEI;wVj vuqdkj vè;;u vkSj cwVLVªSi] tSdfuQ]df"k lkaf[;dh esa larqfyr iqujkofrZr iqujkofr]tSlh iqu% izfrp;u rduhdksa dks ykxw djuk]thu fØ;k ij vè;;u] vkuqoaf'kd izkpyksavkSj vkuqoaf'kd xq.kksa dk vkdyu] vkuqoaf'kdizxfr ,oa vU; lacaf/kr lkaf[;dh; xfrfof/;ka]tSfod] IkfjfLFkfrdh; vkSj vkfFkZd izfØ;k dhvjSf[kd lkaf[;dh; ekWMfyax] df"k iz.kkyh esaiwokZuqeku rduhd] df"k esa izkS|ksfxdh laca/khcnyko] d`f"k esa tksf[ke vkSj vfuf'prrk][kk| lqj{kk] d`f"k cktkj dh ekWMfyax] jk"Vªh;df"k vuqla/kku iz.kkyh (,u-,-vkj-,l-) dsfy, vkadM+ksa dk vk/kj vkSj lwpuk iz.kkyhrS;kj djuk A

izfrn'kZ losZ{k.k izHkkx] vkerkSkj ij]Qly] i'kqikyu] ekfRL;dh vkSj nwljslacaf/kr {ks=kksa ds fofHkUu izkpyksa dk vkdyudjus ds fy, izfrn'kZ losZ{k.k dh rduhdksdk fodkl djus dk egfr nkf;Ro fuHkkrk gSA bl izHkkx }kjk] (i) lqnj laosnu ,oa169

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02Hkwxksfyd lwpuk iz.kkyh] (ii) ewY;kadu ,oaekukadu vè;;u] (iii) mRiknu vkSj {ks=k dkvkdyu vkSj (iv) mRiknu ykxr vè;;utSls fo'ks"k izcfyr {ks=kksa ij vkB vuqla/kkuifj;kstuk,a pykbZ xbZA jk"Vªh; df"k vuqla/kkuiz.kkyh ds laLFkkuksa] jkT; d`f"k foHkkxksavkfFkZd ,oa lkaf[;dh; funs'kky;] i'kqikyu,oa Msjh foHkkx] df"k ea=kky;; dsUnzh; lkaf[;dhlaxBu vkSj jk"Vªh; izfrn'kZ losZ{k.k laxBubR;kfn }kjk bu vuqla/ku ifj;kstukvksa dslkFk&lkFk ijke'kZ lsokvksa dk Hkjiwj ykHkmBk;k tkrk gS A

**dVkbZ ds le; vkSj dVkbZ ds ckn gqbZ{kfr dk ewY;kadu� uked ,d ,u-,-Vh-ih-dh fe'ku eksM ifj;kstuk 'kq: dh xbZ gS Abl vè;;u dk eq[; mís';] mRiknd] miHkksDrkvkSj cktj ds Lrj ij] nw/k] ekfRL;dh]frygu] Åu] ekal vkSj dqDdqV ikyu tSlhftalksa dks gqbZ gkfu dk ewY;kadu djuk gS A

Hkkjrh; df"k vuqla/kku ifj"kn ds ,-ih- lsl Q.M esa �Åu mRiknu dk vkdyu�vkadM+ksa dh mHkjrh gqbZ t:jrksa vkSj ewY;kadudh ,d Ik}fr uked ,d ubZ ifj;kstuk lh-,l-MCyw-vkj-vkbZ- vfodkuxj] ds lg;ksx ls'kq: dh xbZ A ftlds mís'; Fks& uLy dsvuqlkj HksM+ksa dh la[;k] vkSlr Åu mRiknu]Åu dk dqy mRiknu ,oa ftyk Lrj ijekSle laca/kh cnyko dk vkdyu yxkus dsfy, ekStwnk izfrp;u i}fr dks la'kksf/krdjuk] ds lkFk&lkFk vyx&vyx {ks=kksa esa HksM+ikyu dh fHkUu&fHkUu izfØ;kvksa dk vè;;uHkh djuk gSA

�tgkt ls moZjdksa ds izfrfuf/kuewus pquus ds fy, izfrp;u izfØ;k� uked,d vè;;u fd;k x;k A ;g vè;;u ,-ih-lsl Q.M ls foÙkh; lgk;rk izkIr Fkk Axq.oRrk ij fu;a=k.k j[kus ds fy, moZjdksa ds

izfrfu/kh uewuksa dk pquko djus ds fy, ,dmi;qDr izfrp;u i}fr lq>kbZ xbZ gS A MkbZveksfu;e QklQsV (Mh-,-ih-) E;wjsV vkWQiksVkl (,e-vks-ih-) moZjdksa esa ueh dh ek=kkvkSj d.kksa ds vkdkj fu/kZfjr djus ds fy,uewus ds t:jh vkdkj lq>k, x, gSa A

djuky ftys esa xsgwa dh Qly ij�fdlkuksa }kjk yxk, x, vuqeku dh lgk;rkls CykWd Lrj ij Qly mit ds vkdyu�uked ,d y?kq vè;;u iwjk gks x;k gS AQly dVkbZ ds vkdyu ds lkFk&lkFk fdlkuksa}kjk yxk, x, Qly dh mit ds vuqekuksadh lkis{k lVhdrk dh Hkh tkap dh xbZ gSA Qly dVkbZ vkdydksa vkSj fdlkuksa }kjkyxk, x, vuqekuksa dh lgk;rk ls nksgjsizfrp;u lekJ;.k vkdydkssa ds :i esavkSlr mit ds CykWd Lrj ij mi;qDrvkdyd lq>k, x, gSa A

jk"Vªh; d`f"k chek ;kstuk ds fy,t:jh ,d y?kq {ks=kh; Qly vkdyd i}frlq>kbZ xbZ gS A d`f"k ea=kky; }kjk fHkUu&fHkUujkT;ksa esa ekxZn'khZ vk/kj ij bl i}fr dksviuk;k x;k gS A d`f"k ea=kky; Hkkjr ljdkj ubZlgL=kkfCn ds mn; dky esa Hkkjrh; fdlkuksadh vkfFkZd n'kkvksa dk irk yxkus ds fy,**Hkkjrh; fdlku dh n'kk&,d lgL=kkfCnvè;;u� uked ,d vè;;u pyk;k tk jgkgS A bl vè;;u ds ,d vax ds :i esa�izca/k df"k ds fy, lwpuk lgk;rk� uked,d LVsVl ys[k rS;kj fd;k tk jgk gS A

,jSfVª;k ls vk, izfrHkkfx;ksa ds fy,[kk| ,oa d`f"k laxBu }kjk izk;ksftr ,dvarjkZ"Vªh; izf'k{k.k dk;ZØe pyk;k x;kAizHkkx us **Qyksa vkSj lfCt;ksa ds {ks=k ,oamRiknu dk vkdyu ds fy, izfrn'kZ losZ{k.k^^ij ,d izf'k{k.k dk;Zdze pyk;k A la;qDr

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izHkkx] lu~ 1996 ls df"k vuqla/kuMkVk iqfLrdk ds izdk'ku dk dke dj jgkgS A bl J`a[kyk dh ikapoha dM+h&**d`f"kvuqla/kku MkVk iqfLrdk 2001� izdkf'kr gkspqdh gS vkSj bldh izfr;ka jk"Vªh; d`f"kvuqla/kku ra=k esa dk;Zjr lnL;ksa esa forfjrdj nh x;h gSa A d`f"k vuqla/kku MkVkiqfLrdk& 2002 rS;kj dh tk pqdh gS A ijh{k.k vfHkdYiuk dk eq[; tksjd`f"k ,oa i'kq foKku ds {ks=k esa [ksrksa vkSjiz;ksx'kkykvksa esa fd;s tkus okys ijh{k.kksa lslacaf/kr vkadM+ksa dk fo'ys"k.k djus ds fy,lkaf[;dh vfHkdYiukvksa vkSj i)fr;ksa dkfodkl djus ij gSA izHkkx ds oSKkfudksa us 15vuqla/kku ifj;kstukvksa ij dke fd;k gS A buifj;kstukvksa ds izcfyr {ks=k gSa& (i) Qlyiz.kkyh vuqla/kku] (ii) d`f"k ,oa i'kq ijh{k.kksadh lwpuk iz.kkyh vkSj (iii) d`f"k] i'kq] d`f"kokfudh vkSj ekfRL;dh vuqla/kkuA buifj;kstukvksa ds vykok izHkkx ds oSKkfudlaLFkku dh nwljh ifj;kstukvksa esa Hkh dke djjgs gSa A

vf[ky Hkkjrh; lefUor vuqla/kkuifj;kstuk ds rgr py jgh fHkUu&fHkUu lg;ksxhifj;kstukvksa ds feys vkadM+ksa dk fo'ys"k.kleqfpr lkaf[;dh rduhdksa dh lgk;rk lsfd;k x;k A bu ifj;kstukvksa dh okf"kZdfjiksVZ mudh lacaf/r lg;ksxh ,tsafl;ksa }kjkizdkf'kr djokbZ xbZ gS A nh?kZdkyhu moZjd

ijh{k.kksa (2001) ij vf[ky Hkkjrh; lefUorvuqla/kku ifj;kstuk ds rgr fd;s x;s ijh{k.kksals laacaf/kr vkadM+ksa dk fu;kstu] fMtkbfuaxvkSj lkaf[;dh; fo'ys"k.k uked ,d LVSVlfjiksVZ rS;kj dj izdkf'kr djokbZ xbZ A ,l-Vh-lh-vkj- ij vf[ky Hkkjrh; lefUorvuqla/kku ifj;kstuk ds rgr fd;s x;s ijh{k.kksadh fMtkbafux vkSj fo'ys"k.k ij ,d LVSVlisij Hkh rS;kj fd;k x;kA

bl izHkkx }kjk d`f"k ds {ks=k esa ÅtkZdh t:jr dk vkdyu yxkus ds fy,@ mlsn'kkZus ds fy, ,d jSf[kd izksxzkfeax fof/k dkHkh fodkl fd;k x;k gS A bl fof/k dkbLr seky mu fLFkfr;k s a e s a mit dk svf/kdkf/kd djus ds fy, fd;k tkrk gS tcekuo Je] i'kq Je] Mhty] fctyh] chtnj] dPph [kkn] moZjd] jklk;fud @e'khujh]lEiw.kZ ÅtkZ bR;kfn tSls fHkUu&fHkUu lzksrksa lsizkIr gksus okyh ÅtkZ dh miyC/krk ij nckogks A ,d nh gqbZ mit ds Lrj dks izkIr djusds fy, lEiw.kZ ÅtkZ dks de djus ds mn~ns';ls Hkh bl izfdz;k dks bLrseky esa yk;k tkrkgS A ÅtkZ ds mi;ksx dh n{krk dh vo/kkj.kkdks Hkh 'kkfey fd;k x;k gS A bl rduhddk bLrseky d`f"k {ks=k esa mtkZ dh t:jr ijvf[ky Hkkjrh; lefUor vuqla/kku ifj;kstuk]lh-vkbZ-,-bZ-] Hkksiky }kjk fd;k tk jgk gS A

izHkkx ds nks oSKkfudksa dkss o"kZ 1999-2000 ds fy, **;qok oSKkfud iqjLdkj^^ lslEekfur fd;k x;k ftuesa ls ,d dks ;giqjLdkj jk"Vªh; df"k foKku vdkneh ls vkSjnwljs dks Hkk-d`-v-i- ls] Hkkjrh; foKkudkaxzsl ds 89osa l=k esa �fefuey cSySULMfjihVsM estjesaV fMtkbZUl� uked ys[k dksJs"B iksLVj izLrqrhdj.k iqjLdkj ds fy, pqukx;k A

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02esa vuqiz;qDr vkSj ekSfyd vuqla/kku djus dhegfr ftEesokjh gS A izHkkx ds oSKkfudksa us 6vuqla/kku ifj;kstukvksa ij dke fd;k ftudsizcfyr {ks=k gSa& (i) iqu% izfrp;u rduhdksadk dEI;wVj vuqdj.k vè;;u djuk vkSj mUgsaykxw djuk] (ii) thu fdz;k] vkuqoaf'kd izkpyksadk vkdyu vkSj vkuqoaf'kd xq.k bR;kfn ijv/;;u djuk vkSj (iii) tSfod vkSj ikfjfLFkfrdizfØ;k dh vjSf[kd lkaf[;dh; ekWMfyax Ami&dk;ZØe (i) esa nks ifj;kstuk,a py jgh gSa];kfu (d) mit vkSj LFkkf;Ro ds ,d lkFkthu iz:i pquus ds fy, lkaf[;dh; i)frdk fodkl A ;g ifj;kstuk ,d vUr%laLFkkuh; ifj;kstuk gS tks Hkk-d-v-la-] ubZfnYyh ds lg;ksx ls py jgh gS ([k) igkM+hvkSj yo.k izHkkfor feV~Vh okys {ks=kksa esa cM+s[ksrksa dh fopj.k'khyrk dk lkaf[;dh; fo'ys"k.kdjus ds fy, nRr lalk/ku rduhdks dkvè;;u] ;g ifj;kstuk vUr% laLFkkuh; gS tksijh{k.k vfHkdYiuk izHkkx ds lg;ksx ls pyjgh gS vkSj ,-ih lSl fuf/k ls lgk;rk izkIrgS A mi dk;Zdze (ii) esa rhu ifj;kstuk,a pyjgh gSa & (d) oa'kkxfrRo ds jkWcLV vkdyuksaij ([k) oa'kkxfrRo ds vkdydksa ij fu;rizHkkoksa ds vlj ij vkuqHkfod vUos"k.k vkSj((x) Hkkjrh; uLy dh HksM+ksa esa LoLFkrklaca/kh fo'ks"kdksa dh oa'kkxfrRo dh c<+okji)fr vkSj oa'kkxfrRo ij vè;;uA mi dk;Zdze(iii) eas ,d ifj;kstuk py jgh gS & �d`f"kesa vjSf[kd dky Jsf.k ekWMfyax dk v/;;u�AizHkkx ds ,d oSKkfud us vkbZ-,l-,-,l- ;qokoSKkfud iqjLdkj&2001 izkIr fd;k A Hkkjrh; df"k vuqla/kku ifj"kn dsfofHkUu laLFkkuksa vkSj jkT; df"k fo'ofo|ky;ksaesa dke dj jgs vuqla/kku lkaf[;dhfonksa] vkSjvU; fo"k;ksa ds ladk; lnL;ksa ds chp ijLijlEidZ dh egRrk dks è;ku esa j[krs gq,] mPpvè;;u dsUnz ds rgr �df"k vuqla/kku dsfy, tSo lkaf[;dh fof/k;ka� ij ,d izf'k{k.k

dk;Zdze pyk;k x;k A bl dk;Zdze ds tfj,fopkjksa ds vknku&iznku ds volj rks feys ghlkFk gh orZeku leL;kvksa ij fopkj&foe'kZHkh gqvk vkSj d`f"k esa vkadM+ksa ds fo'ys"k.kdjus ds fy, mi;ksxh lkaf[;dh ,oa lax.kuvkStkjksa ds lkFk&lkFk tSo lkaf[;dh esa gqbZuohure mUufr;ksa ij izfrHkkfx;ksa ,oa oDrkvksaus vkil esa fopkj&foe'kZ fd;k A

iwokZuqeku rduhd izHkkx }kjk ukSvuqla/kku ifj;kstukvksa ij dke fd;k x;k]bu ifj;kstukvksa esa] df"k iz.kkyh esa iwokZuqekurduhd ij fo'ks"k cy fn;k x;k gS A �lL;tyok;oh; lwfp;ksa ij vk/kfjr ckjkuh Qlyksadh iwoZ psrkouh vkSj mit ewY;kdau ekWM~yksadk fodkl� uked ifj;kstuk dh fjiksVZ dksvfUre :i fn;k tk pqdk gS A ;g vè;;ujk;iqj (e-iz-) esa pkoy] fnYyh vkSj ijHkuh(egkjk"Vª) esa Tokj (lksjxe)] vkSj fnYyh esaeDdk dh ckjkuh Qlyksa ds fy, fd;k x;kgS A lkIrkfgd o"kkZ o`f"V vkSj foxr 23 o"kksZads iSu ok"iu laca/kh vkadM+ksa vkSj rnuq:iftyksa ds mit laca/kh vkadM+ksa dk bLrsekyfd;k x;k A gj o"kZ bldh thou pdz dsnkSjku Qly ds lkIrkfgd nokcksa dk vkdyudjus ds fy, ty larqyu rduhd bLrsekyesa ykbZ xbZ A c<+okj ds fHkUu&fHkUu voLFkkvksaesa iM+us okys nckoksa ds leqfpr Hkkjksa dkfu/kZj.k fd;k x;k vkSj lapf;r Hkkfjr nckolwfp;ka rS;kj dh xbZ ftudk bLrseky le;jgrs iwokZuqeku ekWMy fodflr djus ds fy,fd;k x;k A bu ekWMyksa us] Tokj dh Qlydk iwokZuqeku dVkbZ ls 6 lIrkg] eDdk ds4 lIrkg vkSj pkoy ds 5 lIrkg iwoZiwokZuqeku eqgS;k djk, A ekWMyksa dks oS?khdrfd;k x;k A ifj.kkeksa ls irk pyrk gS fdpkoy dh Qly ij bl rduhd dk bLrsekydjus ls igys bls ifj"dr djus dh t:jrgS A,d nwljh ifj;kstuk tks �rkykcksa ls feyus

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IASRI ANNUAL REPORT 2001 - 02okys eRL; mRiknu dk iwokZuqeku� ukedifj;kstuk iwjh gks pqdh gS vkSj ifj;kstuk dhfjiksVZ ckgjh jSQjh ds ikl izLrqr dh tk pqdhgS A bl vè;;u esa] nks izdkj ds ekWMyksa dkfodkl fd;k x;k&,d cgq&lekJ;.k ekWMyvkSj nwljk vjSf[kd ekWMy A cgq&lekJ;.kekWMy esa eNyh dk Hkkj eNyh idM+us lsigys Lora=k pj ds :i esa fy;k x;k vkSjfHkUu&fHkUu lg&dkjdksa (dks&QSDVlZ) tSlspHeku] ?kqyh gqbZ vkWDlhtu bR;kfn A tks[kkl eghus esa ukis x, Fks] dks Lora=k pjksa(iwokZuqeku ds le; ij fuHkZj) ds :i esafy;k x;k A [kkl eghus esa eNyh dk fy;kx;k Hkkj Hkh Lora=k pjksa esa ls fdlh ,d ds:i esa fy;k x;k A pj.kkuqlkj lekJ;.k dstfj, ekWMyksa dks la;ksftr fd;k x;k AvjSf[kd ekWMyksa dks la;ksftr djus ds ifj.kkevR;Ur gh vk'kktud Fks A izlj.k dhLo&lglaca/kk okyh fo"kefopkfyrk dhvo/kkj.kk esa vHkwriwoZ lqèkkj gqvk A buekWMyksa ls fd, x, iwokZuqqeku cgqr gh vPNsFks A

blds vykok] �[kjirokj ds dkj.kmit dks gksus okyh gkfu dk iwokZuqeku� (Hkk-d-v-la- ds lg;ksx ls)] �vke vkSj /ku dsuk'kh ihM+dksa vkSj uk'kh dhVdksa ds iwoZpsrkouh dk fodkl� (lh-vkbZ-,p-,;- y[kuÅ,oa ,u-Mh-;w-,-Vh- QStkckn) vkSj ,d lSlQ.M dh ifj;kstuk ftldk uke �C;wfV;keksuksLiekZ ls czwM&ykWd dh iSnkokj dk iwokZuqekuyxkus ds fy, ekxZn'khZ losZ{k.k� (vkbZ-,y-vkj-vkbZ- jkaph ds lg;ksx ls) ij ifj;kstukvksa]vè;;uksa dk dke py jgk gS A �cgq ekdkZsopSu dh lgk;rk ls iwokZuqeku ekWMy dkfodkl� lEcUèkh dke Hkh py jgk gS A �Qly ds uk'khIkhM+dksa vkSj jksxksadh iwoZ psrkouh ij vk/kkfjr ekSle dkfodkl� uked ,u-,-Vh-ih- ds rgr fe'kueksM ifj;kstuk esa izHkkx us lg;ksx fd;k A

ifj;kstuk bl mís'; ls pykbZ xbZ fd pkoy]xUuk] vjgj] dikl] ljlksa vkSj ewaxQyh dhuk'khiM+dksa vkSj jksxksa ds iwoZ psrkouh iz.kkyhij vk/kfjr ekSle fodflr fd;s tk lds A

vFkZferh; izHkkx }kjk 4 vuqla/kkuifj;kstukvksa ij dke fd;k x;k ftuesa 'kkfeyfd, x, izcfyr {ks=k gSa& (i) d`f"k esaizkS|ksfxdh; cnykoksa] tksf[keksa ,oa vfuf'prrkvksadk vè;;u] (ii) [kk| lqj{kk dk vè;;u]vkSj (iii) df"k foi.ku dh ekWMfyax djukAv.Mk mRiknu esa izkS|ksfxdh; nksgjko dkvFkZferh; vè;;u uked ifj;kstuk i'kqikyufoHkkx] iatkc ljdkj ds lg;ksx ls py jghgS A vkfnoklh] fiNM+s vkSj igkM+h {ks=kksa esaifjokj vkSj iks"kd [kk| lqwj{kk uked ,dnwljh ,slh ifj;kstuk gS tks ,u-,-Vh-ih- }kjkfoRr iksf"kr gSA izfrosnuk/khu vof/k ds nkSjkuiatkc esa pkoy&xsgwa iz.kkyh dh rduhdhdq'kyrk ds fo'ys"k.k vksj **Hkkjr esa yk[k dscktkj dk vè;;u� ,d&,d ifj;kstuk 'kq:dh xbZa A izHkkx }kjk �mRiknu vFkZ'kkL+=k esaifjek.kkRed rduhd� uked ,d lej Ldwypyk;k x;k A

,d oSKkfud us vesjhdu ckW;ksxzkfQdylaLFkku vkSj blds cksMZ vkWQ bUVjus'uyfjlpZ] ukFkZ dkWjksyhuk] ;w-,l-,- ls **o"kZ2001 dh efgyk� dk lEeku izkIr fd;k A dEI;wVj vuqiz;ksx izHkkx }kjk lkrvuqla/kku ifj;kstukvks ij dke fd;k x;k gSftuds izcfyr {ks=k gSa & (i) jk"Vªh; d`f"kvuqla/kku iz.kkyh ds fy, vkadM+ksa ds vk/kjvkSj lwpuk iz.kky dk fodkl djuk vkSj (ii)lwpuk izkS|ksfxdh esa LukrdksRrj vè;kiu vkSjrnFkZ izf'k{k.k ikB~;Øe pykuk A ,u-,-Vh-ih-ifj;kstuk ds rgr �lekt foKkfu;ksa dhvuqlaèkku izkFkfedrk,a fu/kZfjr djuk] mudhfuxjkuh djuk vkSj mudk ewY;kdau djuk rFkkusVodZ rS;kj djus ds dke dk laLFkkuhdj.kdjuk� uked ifj;kstuk dh fuxjkuh vkSj

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vuqla/kku leUo; ,oa izcU/k lfefr(vkj-lh-,e-;w-) }kjk laLFkku dh oSKkfudmiyfC/k;ksa ds izys[ku rS;kj fd;s tkrs gSavkSj mUgsa izpkfjr fd;k tkrk gS A bl ,dd}kjk iatkc d`f"k fo'ofo|ky;] yqf/k;kuk esadf"k vuqla/kku lkaf[;dhfonksa dk ,d rsjgokajk"Vªh; lEesyu vk;ksftr fd;k x;k vkSjlaLFkku dh ,l-vkj-lh-] vkj-,-lh-] D;w-vkj-Vh- vkSj ofj"B vfèkdkfj;ksa dh cSBdksa dkvk;kstu Hkh fd;k x;k A bl ,dd }kjkfd;s x;s vU; fØ;kdyki gSa&ukSoha ;kstuk ds

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izf'k{k.k iz'kklu d{k (Vh-,-lh-)]ih-th- Ldwy] Hkk-d`-v-la- ds lg;ksx lslaLFkku esa leLr LukrdksRrj vè;kiu ,oaizf'k{k.k dk;Zdzeksa ds fy,] df"k lkaf[;dh,oa lax.kd mi;ksx rFkk izf'k{k.k ikB~;dzeds fof'k"V fo"k;ksa esa rnFkZ izf'k{k.k ikB~;dzevkSj d`f"k lkaf[;dh ,oa lax.kd mi;ksx esamPp vè;;u dsUnz ds rRok/kku esa izf'k{k.kikB~;dze ds fu;kstu] vk;kstu ,oa leUo;ds fy, mRrjnk;h gS A

laLFkku ds oSKkfudksa }kjk df"k lkaf[;dhvkSj daI;wVj mi;ksx ds fo"k; ls lacaf/krvusd dk;Z'kkykvksa] lsehukjksa] xzh"e laLFkkuksaesa lgHkkfxrk dh xbZ A laLFkku ds oSKkfudksaus fofHkUu vè;;uksa ls izkIr ifj.kkeksa dkfo'ks"k mYys[k djrs gq, vusd 'kks/k&i=kizdkf'kr djok, gSa A fHkUu&fHkUu laxBuksa@jk"Vªh; df"k vuqla/kku iz.kkyh(,u-,-vkj-,l-)dks ijke'kZ lsok,a iznku dh gSa A

Advisors / DirectorsDr. PV Sukhatme Sep.1940-Jul. 1951

Dr. VG Panse Aug.1951-Mar.1966Dr. GR Seth Apr.1966-Oct.1969

Dr. Daroga Singh Nov.1969-May.1971 Dr.MN Das (A) Jun.1971-Oct.1973

Dr. S.K.Raheja(A) Feb.1992-Nov.1992Dr.Prem Narain Oct.1981-Feb.1992

Dr.SD Sharma Oct.1997-onwards

Dr. R.K.Pandey(A) Dec.1992-May.1994Dr. PN Bhat (A) Jun.1994-Aug.1994

Dr. Bal BPS Goel Jun.1996-Oct.1997 Dr.RK Pandey(A) Jun.1995-Jan.1996 Dr. OP Kathuria Aug.1994-May.1995

Dr. Daroga Singh Nov.1973-Sep.1981