List of Papers Published in Volume 12 Issue 1


Effect of date of nursery sowing and planting geometry on growth and dried herb yield of kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Nees.)

Authors: MAYA KRISHNA, SUNITA T. PANDEY, AJIT KUMAR, V. C. DHYANI

Abstract: The field experiment conducted during kharif season of 2010 consisted 15 treatment combinations of different dates of nursery sowing (15th March, 15th April, 15th May, 15th June and 15th July) and planting geometry (40x25 cm, 50x35 cm and 60x45 cm); laid out in split plot design with three replications. The seedlings were transplanted at 4-5 leaf stage in main field. It was found that plant growth ...

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Effect of NPK, vermicompost and vermiwash on growth and yield of Okra

Authors: D. P. SHARMA, JAGAT LAL PRAJAPATI, AKHILESH TIWARI

Abstract: The experiment was carried out to see the effect of NPK, vermicompost and various sprays of vermiwash on growth, yield and economics of okra var. Kashi Pragati. The treatment combination vermicompost @ 5 t/ha + vermiwash 5 sprays at 10 days interval after 30 DAS showed maximum plant height (128.09 cm), nodes per plant (40.80), internodal length (8.03 cm), days taken to 50% flowering (46 days) and ...

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Substratum and temperature requirement for germination of satawar (Asparagus racemosus) seed

Authors: VIJAY LAXMI, R.S. VERMA, OMVATI VERMA

Abstract: Asparagus racemosus is an important medicinal herb, can be propagated through seed as well as crowns (roots) but propagation through crowns is not recommended as roots are the economic part. Seed testing protocols are also not available for satawar seeds so present investigation was carried out to work out suitable substratum and optimum temperature requirement for Asparagus racemosus. Among five ...

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SHGs promoting better marketing behaviour among marginal vegetable farmers

Authors: JAYASREE KRISHNANKUTTY, SHINOJI, K.C

Abstract: Agricultural marketing is one area where the Indian farmer is still handicapped and calls for interventions from development professionals of all kinds. Marketing strategy for a marginal farmer is almost non existent, and the marketing channels used by them remain largely traditional even after many efforts to change them. The SHG movement that gained momentum during the current decade is said to ...

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Assessment of genetic divergence for nitrogen fixation, yield and yield contributing traits in fieldpea (Pisum sativum L.)

Authors: SUNDEEP KUMAR, R.K PANWAR, NASEER MOHAMMAD, ANJU ARORA

Abstract: The present experiment comprised of 31 genotypes of fieldpea. Data was recorded on seventeen quantitative characters viz. nodule volume, nodule number, root nodule dry weight, shoot length, root length, shoot dry weight, plant height, number of primary branches, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, chlorophyll content, seed protein, straw protein, 100 seed weight, nitrogen fixed, day ...

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A comparative study of extract of Curcuma longa L. from different places in Meghalaya, India

Authors: D. S. PAKYNTEIN, S. SAREO, V. K. KHANNA

Abstract: Curcuma species contain turmerin, essential oils and curcuminoids. Curcumin has been shown to possess a wide range of pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, wound healing, hypoglycemic, anticoagulant, antifertility and antimicrobial. Preparation of extract from Curcuma species samples viz. C. longa, C. longa var. lakdong and C. aromatica, collected from di ...

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Characterization of Exotic Germplasm of Oats (Avena sativa L.) against Major Diseases

Authors: VIVEK KUMAR TIWARI, INDRA DEO PANDEY, D.P. PANT, YOGENDRA SINGH

Abstract: Ninety six exotic germplasm of oats (Avena sativa L.) obtained from ICARDA, Syria were evaluated for major diseases in an Augmented Block Design having 3 checks. Evaluation of disease was done for rust, powdery mildew, bacterial blight and strip mosaic virus. The data on major diseases was recorded in 1-5 scale. An attempt was also made to compare the incidence of disease with the prevailing weath ...

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Estimation of components of variances for yield and its components in an openpollinated maize composite, DQPMC-4(W)

Authors: PRIYANKA MISHRA, S. S. VERMA

Abstract: The present investigation was conducted during Kharif 2010 with the objective to investigate genetic architecture of grain yield and other quantitative characters in an open-pollinated composite, DQPMC-4(W) and utilize this information to make decision as to which breeding system is the most likely to be successful in achieving population improvement. Fourteen quantitative traits were measured in ...

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Genetic divergence study in advance breeding lines of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill.]

Authors: KAMAL PANDEY, KAMENDRA SINGH, B.V. SINGH, PUSHPENDRA, M.K. GUPTA, NARENDRA SINGH YADAV

Abstract: Sixty-two genotypes of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill.], derived from 23 diverse crosses were studied for their genetic diversity. Mahalanobis D2 analysis was utilized to assess the genetic diversity and also to estimate the contribution of each character to the total diversity. Based on twelve quantitative characters led to their grouping into seventeen clusters out of which five were monogeno ...

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General and specific combining ability studies in Maize (Zea mays L.) using diallel mating design

Authors: S.D. TONGBRAM, D.C BASKHETI

Abstract: Combining ability analysis is one of the most powerful tool for identification of best combiner that may be used in crosses. Combining ability analysis for grain yield and its contributing characters in maize were carried out in 9×9 diallel cross. The significant estimates of GCA and SCA variances suggested the importance of both additive and non-additive gene actions for the expression of studie ...

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Evaluation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) under foot hills of Arunachal Pradesh

Authors: T. CHALLAM, RAKESH KR. DUBEY, VIKAS SINGH, J.P. SINGH

Abstract: Evaluation of thirty genotypes for various traits indicated that CHFTOM-9 (31.67) was earliest to first flowering. Days to 50 % flowering were lower in CHFTOM-22 (40.67).Maximum number of clusters per plant in CHFTOM-29 (13.13). Maximum number of fruits per cluster in CHFTOM-4 (7.80). Maximum number of primary branch per plant (14.47) was recorded in CHFTOM-7 and CHFTOM-8 followed by CHFTOM-3 (14. ...

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Inoculation effect of Mesorhizobium ciceri and rhizospheric bacteria on nodulation and productivity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and soil health

Authors: PARUL BHATT, RAMESH CHANDRA

Abstract: A field experiment was carried out at Pantnagar during 2005-06 to examine the interaction between 10 rhizospheric bacteria isolates with Mesorhizobium ciceri on nodulation, growth, yields and nutrient uptake by chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). The experimental soil was sandy loam of pH 7.2 having 5.2 mg/kg Organic C, 140.2 kg/ha available N, 16.1 kg/ha available P and 282.5 kg/ha available K. The te ...

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Targeted yield approach for optimizing the fertilizer prescriptions for chickpea

Authors: POONAM GAUTAM, SOBARAN SINGH, D.GHOSH, A.K.SAXENA

Abstract: To establish the relationship between soil tests and response of chickpea to applied fertilizers, a field experiment was conducted during 2003-2004 following Ramamoorthy’s targeted yield approach on Aquic Hapludoll soils of Uttarakhand .Using the data on grain yield, initial soil test values, applied fertilizer doses and nutrient uptake, the basic parameters viz., nutrient requirement, contribut ...

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Exploitation of heterosis among parthenocarpic and monoecious genotypes of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) under polyhouse

Authors: KIRAN ARYA, D.K. SINGH

Abstract: Six parental lines and 15 F1 hybrids of cucumber obtained from half-diallel were studied to investigate the extent of heterosis for yield and its contributing characters under polyhouse. PCUCP-1, PCUCP-2 and PCUCP-4 were observed to be three top performing parents for fruit yield, producing 1094.99 q/ha, 1070.59 q/ha and 1069.25 q/ha, respectively. Appreciable heterosis in desirable direction was ...

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Risk factors associated with occurrence of zoonotic diseases in rural community

Authors: MAANSI, A. K. UPADHYAY

Abstract: Zoonotic diseases are diseases which are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and man. People get affected all around the globe. The impact is more in rural areas than in urban areas. It has always been a challenge to deal with zoonotic diseases among people with facilities not at par. Poor people are more likely to suffer from zoonotic diseases for several reasons. Poor education, poo ...

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Changes in blood leukocyte and vaginal exfoliative cytology in normal and metritis affected post-partum crossbred cattle

Authors: MRIDULA SHARMA, S.MAHMOOD, S.K. AGARWAL

Abstract: The present study was conducted on 16 (Normal n=10 and metritis affected n=6) crossbred cattle aged 3-6 years. Metritis cattle were selected on the basis of pus flakes present in vaginal discharge. Total leukocyte count in blood was estimated in normal and metritis affected crossbred cattle. Significantly (P<0.01) higher leukocyte count was observed on day 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th postpartum. V ...

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Vaginal exfoliative cytological changes with respect to blood steroids during advanced gestation and early post-partum period in crossbred cattle

Authors: MRIDULA SHARMA, S.MAHMOOD, RAJENDRA SINGH, S.K. AGARWAL

Abstract: Blood estradiol 17-β and progesterone were estimated by RIA and vaginal smears were prepared and stained for counting vaginal epithelial cells. Mean progesterone concentration during 205-215 days (2.88±0.65 ng/ml) was significantly (P>0.05) lower compared to 235-245 days (6.95±0.67 ng/ml) and 250-260 days (7.34±0.53 ng/ml) of gestation. The concentration started declining from 265-275 days ...

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Effect of vitamins and minerals on the growth, feed conversion ratio and meat production assimilation of Cyprinus carpio fry

Authors: VIJAY KUMAR SINGH, YOGESH CHANDRA RIKHARI, KISHORE SINGH MEHTA

Abstract: Cyprinus carpio fry with an average body weight of 40.0±0 0.9 mg and length 19.0±0.6 mm were stocked in experimental pools of 60 liter capacity for 60 days (5.4.2003-3.6.2003). The fishes were fed with diets comprising Deoiled Rice Bran (DORB) and Deoiled Mustard Cake (DOMC) @5% body weight. The diets were supplemented with varying doses of Vitamin C @ 30, 40 and 50 mg per kg feed (Experiment-I) ...

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A study of geotechnical properties of local soil mixed with fly ash

Authors: DIVYA SHAUNIK, S. S. GUPTA

Abstract: Fly ash generation is expected to grow as coal would continue to remain a major source of energy. Safe disposal of the ash without adversely affecting the environment are major concerns. Hence, attempts are being made to utilize fly ash rather than to dump it. Fly ash is a powdery particulate material that has particle sizes ranging between fine silts and fine sands. It is one of the most commonly ...

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Economical design and analysis of subunit microirrigation system

Authors: BOJA MEKONNEN MANYAZEW, R.P. SINGH, P. S. MAHAR, ANIL KUMAR, P. K. SINGH

Abstract: Pressurized Pipelines with multiple outlets are used extensively for irrigation under microirrigation systems. In this research, a lateral pipeline with single lateral laid on the horizontal ground was designed. The diameter of both lateral and manifold were assumed to be three types of lateral diameters and five types of manifold diameters. Design was investigated using back stepwise method. The ...

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Effect of moisture content on shelling characteristics of barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea)

Authors: U C LOHANI, J P PANDEY, ANUPAMA SINGH, N C SHAHI, KHAN CHAND

Abstract: Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea) is commonly grown millet in Uttarakhand state of India. Experiments were conducted to study the milling characteristics of barnyard millet (VL-172) at four moisture levels (8, 10, 12 and 14%, db). The brown millet and undehusked millet were maximum and minimum respectively at 10 % (db) moisture content and were found 48.9 % and 7.68 %, respectively. The hu ...

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Comparative evaluation of milling bi-products: finger millet seed coat (FMSC), chick pea husk (CPH) and wheat bran (WB) for their nutritional, nutraceutical potential and storage quality

Authors: SONI BISHT, SARITA SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: Seed coats, husks and bran produced as bi -products during milling operation are rich sources of important micronutrients, dietary fibre and nutraceuticals. Present study is an endeavour to evaluate the nutritional components viz. proximate composition, minerals and nutraceutical potential in terms of dietary fibre, phytic acid, total phenolic content and total antioxidant activity as well as stor ...

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Nutritional and sensory qualities of finger millet incorporated muffins

Authors: NIDHI BUDHALAKOTI, SARITA SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: Two varieties of finger millet (‘PRJ1’ and ‘Bharsar Local’) were taken for the study. The flours of both varieties were subjected to proximate analysis. The finger millet flour was blended in various proportions (30, 40 and 50 per cent) with refined wheat flour and was used for the preparation of muffins. Control muffins were made out of refined wheat flour. Sensory, physical and nutrition ...

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Quality attributes of oven dried and freeze dried ripe papaya powder and its acceptability in some Indian recipes

Authors: HEMLATA PANDEY, VINITA SINGH, MUKESH MOHAN

Abstract: A study was carried out to determine the drying characteristics of ripe papaya fruit using different drying methods. Papaya (Carica papaya L.) powder was prepared by two different methods viz. oven drying and freeze drying from ripe papaya fruit. The effects of different operating conditions on physical and chemical quality attributes were investigated. The papaya was cut into different thickness ...

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Physical, nutritional and sensory quality characteristics of stabilized rice bran bread

Authors: NITYA BHATT, PRATIMA AWASTHI, SONIA ANAND, NEHA TIWARI

Abstract: Rice bran, an important by-product of rice milling industry constitutes 8.0-11.0% by weight of brown rice and consists of outer brown layers of the kernel and the part of germ. Stabilized rice bran is one of the most potent sources of phytochemicals. It contains all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed to help fight disease, ageing and to help promote health. Nutritional and funct ...

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Evaluation of oat (Avena sativa) incorporated chapatti for Glycemic index

Authors: NEHA TIWARI, PRATIMA AWASTHI, SONIA ANAND

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to develop oat incorporated chapatti for diabetic patients. Two varieties of oat UPO-94 and UPO- 212 were taken. Both of these two varieties of oat were evaluated for nutrient composition, dietary fiber, gluten content and physical characteristics. Oat flour and wheat flour were blended in a ratio of 0:100, 25:75, 50:50. 75:25 and 100:0 respectively. Control consis ...

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Assessment of work environmental and physiological cost of nurses working in shift pattern in hospitals of Uttarakhand

Authors: INDU KARKI, PROMILA SHARMA, S. K. RASTOGI

Abstract: The investigation was planned to study environmental parameters at nurses workplace, to study environmental conditions during field experiments, to assess physiological parameters i.e. BP, pulse rate, heart rate and energy expenditure rate and analyze variance for these. Purposive-cum-random sampling technique was used to select study area. Uttarakhand state was selected from which districts Udham ...

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Assessment of knowledge increment on nutrition and health among adolescent girls of Uttarakhand state

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, PREETI JOSHI, DEEPALI BINWAL, MONIKA PHARTYAL, SUJATA SHARMA, RITA S. RAGHUVANSHI

Abstract: Various studies and nutritional surveys showed that undernutrition is a prevalent problem among school going children and adolescent due to intake of inadequate diet and negligience towards nutritious foods. Adolescence is the period of growth spurt in which overall development takes place and in this period prime importance should be given to nutrition. Nutrition education can be the best way to ...

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Screening of Sorghum germplasm for resistance to anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum graminicola

Authors: REKHA, Y SINGH

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Cooking quality evaluation of four newly released rice varieties of Pantnagar

Authors: DEEPALI BINWAL, PUSHPA SHUKLA

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Attitude of mothers towards gender socialization of children with in the family: A rural perspective

Authors: NEERA AGRAWAL, SHALINI THAKUR

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