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Name of Project Principal. Investigator Agency Duration
AICRP on Wheat and Barley (Volunteer Centre) Dr. Vikas Sharma Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal Long Term -
AICRP on Maize (Volunteer center) Dr. Vikas Sharma Indian Institute of Maize Research, New Delhi Long Term -
AICRP on Rice (Volunteer center) Dr. Vikas Sharma Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad Long Term -
AICRP on Forage Crops (Volunteer center) Dr. Vikas Sharma IGFRI, Jhansi Long Term -
Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMS) Dr. Rohit Sharma (Technical Officer, GKMS) India Meteorological Department, New Delhi Long Term Scheme -

Name : Dr. Vikas Sharma
Designation : Sr. Scientist & Incharge
Area of Specialization : Agronomy (Crop Production)
E mail : vsagron@gmail.com
Contact No : 09419135427
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Name : Dr Rohit Sharma
Designation : Technical Officer (Agrometeorology)
Area of Specialization : Agronomy(Weed Science) and Agrometeorology
E mail : rohitmmsharma@rediffmail.com
Contact No : 09596619990
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Name : Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Designation : Jr. Scientist/ Asstt. Professor
Area of Specialization : Horticulture (Fruit Science)
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Regional Agricultural Research Station, Rajouri

(01.4.2013 to  31.03.2016)

Area and Location

RARS Rajouri came into existence in year 1988 after the NARP, sub project for the mid to high altitude intermediate zone was sanctioned by the ICAR under the SKUAST-J&K. After separation of SKUAST-J&K this station came under the jurisdiction of SKUAST-J. It was established to cater to the needs of agricultural research for the development of mid to high altitude intermediate zone covering mountainous area above the outer hills including Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar and part of Kathua district with altitude range of 4500 feet to 12000 feet above mean sea level. The station is located in the town area limits of Rajouri on the Jammu Poonch Road.

The land of about 15.5 ha was acquired during 1988-89. Out of the acquired land about 8 ha is irrigated and another 8 ha is completely rainfed. However, with the establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendra in 2004 in the same premises, the entire research farm was transferred to KVK.  At present, RARS, Rajouri has been allowed to conduct research and seed production activities at Block- A of KVK farm which has area of about 2.0 ha (40 Kanals).

Location and area under station:

Location: Tandwal, Rajouri (Latitude = 33° 42' N, Longitude = 74° 13' E & Altitude = 950m amsl)


Area of the RARS, Farm, Rajouri                      =       304.64 kanals (15.23 ha)

Area of Grass Land Research Sub-Station     =       107.00 kanals (5.35 ha)

Total Area                                                              =       411.64 kanals (20.58 ha)*

*The entire area has been transferred to Krishi Vigvan Kendra, Rajouri. However, the block (A) measuring about 99.18 kanals (4.96 ha) is being used by RARS, Rajouri for research purpose.

Objectives/ Mandate of the Station:

v  Research on sustainable production technology for hill agriculture including crop improvement, resource and pest management.

v  Research for improving productivity and quality of important hill crops.

v  Development of ecologically sound and economically viable agro production and protection technologies for different growing conditions of zone.

v  Research on conservation and efficient utilization of natural resources.

v  Research on management of range and degraded lands in hills for forage production.



Nut Centre



Establishment of Nuts Center in Intermediated Agro-climatic Zone of Jammu Province to Augment Requirement of Quality Planting Material

Funding Agency


RKVY, New Delhi

Year of Start



Duration of the Project


3 Years

Total Approved Budget


31.59 Lakhs

Principal Investigator


Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Asstt. Professor / Jr. Scientist

Division of Fruit Science, FOA, Chatha

Co-Principal Investigator


Dr.V.K. Wali, Prof. & Head, Division of Fruit Science

Dr.Parshant Bakshi, Assoc. Prof., Division of Fruit Sci.

Dr. Vikas Sharma Jr. Scientist, RARS, Rajouri

Dr. Deepak Kumar, Jr. Scientist, RARS, Rajouri

Dr.Arvind Isher, SMS Entomology, KVK Rajouri


1.    To introduce the cultivar/cultivars which is/are self fertile, high yielding and having a regular bearing habit.

2.    Standardization of propagation techniques and time for pecan nut and walnut.

3.    Production of planting material of elite germplasms with an objective to increase yield production.


v  Introduction of improved/promising varieties of walnut and pecan nut

v  Establishment of progeny orchard of promising varieties of walnut and Pecan nut crop at RARS.

v  Collection of pecan nut and walnut seeds for raising of rootstocks or procurement of root stocks.

v  Collection or procurement of pecan nut and walnut scions of promising varieties from Himachal Pradesh for raising high quality planting material.

v  Standardization of suitable propagation techniques and time of propagation for walnut and pecan nut.

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