The water management scientists at PAU, Ludhiana bagged a mega research project in the form of “North India Centre for Water Technology Research in Agriculture” from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India worth Rs 5.37 crore.
The project being multi-disciplinary and multi-locational is expected to find solutions to the issues related with irrigation water scarcity and quality in the northern region of the country. According to Senior Agronomist and Principal Investigator Dr Ajmer Singh Brar, the project aims at prioritization of the water balance components which can be managed for the rational use of surface and groundwater along with the projection of climate parameters in climate changing scenario, their impact on water balance in cropped soil and ground water table at spatial scale.
The other investigators in the project are Dr S S Kukal, Dr O P Choudhary, Dr Dhanwinder Singh, Dr K B Singh, Dr Sunil Garg and Dr J P Singh apart from the scientists from Water Technology Centre, New Delhi, CSSRI, Karnal, HPKV, Palampur and SKAUSAT, Jammu. PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr B S Dhillon, Director of Research Dr N S Bains and Additional Director of Research Dr. P P S Pannu congratulated the scientists for their achievement
BEST PAPER AWARD
Radha, a Ph.D student of the Department of Chemistry won the best paper award at the Second International conference on ‘Recent Trends in Science, Engineering and Management’, organised by Kuttumb International, Jaipur on March 30- March 31. She bagged the award for the presentation of a research paper entitled ‘Effect of iron sulfide nano priming in reducing seed rot and seedling blight in Decelerate infested seeds of rice’, by Radha, Anjali Sidhu and Anju Bala , as a part of her Ph.D research work
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