Chandigarh, November 2- The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has sanctioned a Rs. nine crore project for Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar.
Disclosing this today, the CCSHAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.S. Khokhar said that the term of the project would be three years and as first installment Rs. three crore had been released which included Rs. 2.44 crore for creation of capital assets and Rs. 56 lakh for grants-in-aid. He said the grant would be utilized to improve research infrastructure facilities in all the four colleges of the university. The project is a testimony of the good research and development achievements of the university.
It may be mentioned that DST under its ‘purse’ scheme provides substantive research grant to universities on the basis of scientific publications in Science Citation Indexed Journals.
The CCSHAU Director of Research, Dr. R.P. Narwal said that out of the financial assistance received so far, Rs. 1.04 crore would be spent on purchase of equipments to strengthen the existing research facilities.
He said that as per the project proposal accepted by the DST, the GIS and remote sensing softwares would be acquired for analysing the satellite imageries to get the information about acreage estimation of different crops, biotic and abiotic stress detection and area estimation under stress, crop health quantification, field flora identification and crop growth and production estimations. Networking and computational facilities would also be upgraded and wireless sensor network kit, green house, shade house and insect rearing units would be added to existing infrastructural facilities, he added.