List of Papers Published in Volume 15 Issue 1


Enhancing water-use efficiency of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) under deficit and adequate irrigation scheduling with hydrogel

Authors: S. M. SINGH, ANIL SHUKLA, SUMIT CHAUDHARY, M.P. SEMWAL, CHANDRA BHUSHAN, M. S. NEGI, B. S. MAHAPATRA

Abstract: Among the oilseeds in India, Brassica ranks second in production after soybean. Sowing the crop under rainfed conditions on residual moisture in marginal and sub-marginal lands with limited nutrient use, ranks at the top for low productivity. Retaining moisture in the soil through supply of some water absorbing materials like hydrogel could prove to be a better prospect in this aspect. Keeping thi ...

Download full Paper | 134

Optimization of sulphur and boron for mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern. & Coss.) under eastern U.P. condition

Authors: NARENDRA SINGH, BHAGWAN SINGH, HEMANT KUMAR GANGWAR

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted during winter (rabi) season of 2012-13 and 2013-14 at Kumargunj, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh to determine the optimum dose of sulphur and boron for mustard. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. Sixteen treatments consisted of four levels of sulphur (0, 20, 40, 60 kg ha-1) and equal levels of boron (0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 kg ha ...

Download full Paper | 72

Attitude of implementing officials towards Samagra

Authors: M. ESAKKIMUTHU

Abstract: Decentralized planning is strongly entrenched in the Kerala society since late 1990's. With experience spread over a decade and half in this regard, the Kerala state has to its credit many innovative projects in the agricultural sector which have left a lasting impact on the community. When it comes to sustainability and scaling up of such innovative projects, a large number of factors come into p ...

Download full Paper | 63

Technological gap analysis of livestock production system in North-East U.P

Authors: BRAJ KISHORE, A.K.SINGH, NEHA UPRETI

Abstract: Livestock contribute 4.11 per cent to total GDP which is about one-fourth of the GDP from agriculture sector. Dairy farming has been recognized as the major pillar of rural development in Uttar Pradesh. A study was undertaken in five villages of Harhua block of Varanasi district. Majority of respondents (55.2 %) possessed medium level of knowledge for dairy practices and their adoption percentage ...

Download full Paper | 76

Assessment of heterosis for yield and quality traits of fine grain rice genotypes of Uttarakhand hills

Authors: J.P. ADITYA, ANURADHA BHARTIYA

Abstract: Thirty six rice hybrids developed through line x tester crossing programme involving nine lines and four testers were evaluated for yield and its component traits. Significantly higher heterosis was observed in most of the hybrids for grain yield and components traits with few exceptions. In general, the estimated of heterosis values were low for quality traits as compared to yield and yield compo ...

Download full Paper | 61

Evaluation of soil test methods for available N, P and K for french bean and maize in a mollisol

Authors: POONAM GANGOLA, POONAM GAUTAM, SOBARAN SINGH

Abstract: Evaluation of the nutrient status in soil is important for nutritional, environmental, and economical aspects. The objective of this study was to evaluate suitable soil test methods so that availability indices for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) could be assessed. Methods used were organic carbon (C) & alkaline KMnO for available N, Olsen's-P, AB-DTPA & 4 Mehlich-I for avai ...

Download full Paper | 61

Combining ability analysis for yield and yield contributing traits in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

Authors: ASHEESH SHARMA, J. P. SINGH

Abstract: A study was conducted in tomato using a line × tester mating design evolved thirty crosses with 10 genotypes as female parents (lines) and 3 genotypes as male parents (testers). The most promising general combiners were PT-2009-02 for fruit yield per hectare, fruit yield per plant, average fruit weight, S-816 for plant height PT-1 exhibited the highest General Combining Ability (GCA) for days to ...

Download full Paper | 65

Supplementation effect of ammonium sulphate and sulphur coated urea on rumen metabolites in crossbred cow

Authors: ANSHU RAHAL

Abstract: In order to study effect of supplementation of ammonium sulphate and sulphur coated urea on rumen metabolites, fifteen lactating crossbred cows were selected from Instructional dairy farm. Thirty gram ammonium sulphate and sulphur coated urea was given to group II and group III respectively in two equal doses at the time of milking while group I was taken as control. Rumen liquor was collected in ...

Download full Paper | 61

Comparison of screening tests for detection of antibodies against brucellosis in different species of animals and human

Authors: MAANSI, D.C.THAPLIYAL

Abstract: A total of 627 serum samples obtained from cattle (206), buffalo (79), sheep (09), goats (86), dogs (26) and humans (221) were subjected to a battery of brucellosis screening tests that included Rose Bengal plate agglutination test (RBPT), standard tube agglutination test (STAT), mercaptoethanol agglutination test (MET), heat-inactivation test (HIT), plate-enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (plate- ...

Download full Paper | 57

Role of lignolytic fungal enzymes in removal of industrially important carcinogenic dyes

Authors: RAJ KUMAR PANDEY , SEEMA BISHT , SANJEEV AGRAWAL, SALIL TEWARI, LAKSHMI TEWARI

Abstract: Synthetic dyes are widely used in many industries such as leather, paper printing, textiles, wool, cosmetics, and food. The major problems associated with the use of dye are that they are resistant to biodegradation, difficult to decolorize, non ecofriendly causing environmental and health hazards due to their carcinogenic nature. The use of extracellular enzyme systems from white rot fungi are no ...

Download full Paper | 64

Effect of feeding of pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica) fruit and leaves on mortality and serum biochemical profile of common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Authors: RAJINDER KAUR, R. N. RAM, MUNISH BATRA

Abstract: In present study paste of Trichosanthes dioica fruit (TDF) and leaf (TDL) was fed to common carp at 3 different inclusion levels of 5%, 10% and 15% respectively of total feed. The experimental design incorporated total 6 groups, 3 each of TDF (G1, G2 and G3) and TDL (G4, G5 and G6) fed @5%, 10% & 15% of total feed given daily for 15 days. Groups fed with TDF paste showed high mortality rate wh ...

Download full Paper | 51

Comparative performance of rotavators with varying length in combine harvested rice field and assessing the matching power source

Authors: T. P. SINGH

Abstract: Rotavators are becoming popular for tillage operation both in dry and wet land conditions mainly due to better quality work and less time requirement. However, selection of an appropriate size of rotavator for a given power source is difficult due to lack of data. In this study performance of four rotavators with different rotor lengths was evaluated in combine harvested rice field for seedbed pre ...

Download full Paper | 64

Enhancement of shelf life of fresh cut papaya under different storage conditions using edible coating

Authors: RAHUL SINGH, KHAN CHAND, N.C.SHAHI

Abstract: Investigations were carried out to increase the shelf life of fresh cut papaya cubes. It is very important a fruit for the health purpose as papaya is the richest sources of antioxidant and nutrients such as Vitamin A (carotenes), vitamin C and flavonoids, vitamins-B, folate, pantothenic acid, minerals, potassium, magnesium and fiber. As the shelf life of peeled papaya is very less, to extend the ...

Download full Paper | 60

Optimization of drying parameters for fenugreek in solar tunnel dryer

Authors: MUKESH KUMAR, N.C. SHAHI, J. P. PANDEY, KHAN CHAND

Abstract: Fenugreek (Trignomella foenumgraceum), is highly perishable and one of the most important leafy vegetables widely used for culinary purpose. Drying increases the shelf life of product while mechanical drying involves higher cost of drying and open sun drying deteriorates the quality. Thus, the need for an intermediate level technology was realized and drying was carried out in developed solar tunn ...

Download full Paper | 52

Evaluation of retting methods on the properties of dhaincha fibres

Authors: MONIKA NEGI, ANITA RANI, MANISHA GAHLOT

Abstract: Fibres from Sesbania aculeata (dhaincha) plant were extracted by biological and chemical retting. In biological retting both the stagnant and running water methods were utilized whereas in chemical retting, two methods were used viz., the combination of EDTA and NaOH; pretreatment of HCl followed by NaOH. The physical properties such as tenacity and fineness of extracted fibres were observed and c ...

Download full Paper | 57

A study of colour strength of cotton printed with black cutch dye and sodium alginate gum

Authors: ANUPRIYA SINGH, MANISHA GAHLOT

Abstract: Different printing paste recipes were prepared using a byproduct of Katha industry (Black cutch) as dye in three different concentrations of 30%, 40% and 50%. The total amount of water required by the thickener to make a printing paste of optimum consistency was broken down into three dye:water ratios namely 25:75, 50:50 and 75:25. Washed cotton fabric was printed using flat screen method with two ...

Download full Paper | 55

Effect of backpack use on musculoskeletal discomfort among preadolescents school children

Authors: MANISHA MALIK, DEEPA VINAY, KUMKUM PANDEY

Abstract: The main aim of this study was to investigate the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) by using Nordic musculoskeletal discomfort and VAS scale in different body parts of 7th class students while carrying the heavy back packs. It was a descriptive study conducted in CBSE affiliated schools of Meerut and total selected samples were 100 students, 50 boys (50%) and 50 girls (50%). They all ...

Download full Paper | 62

Comparative evaluation of functional properties of finger millet flour and foxtail millet flour with refined wheat flour

Authors: NEHA TIWARI, SARITA SRIVASTAVA

Abstract: The present study was conducted to evaluate the functional properties of finger millet flour and foxtail millet flour and their comparison with refined wheat flour. Flours from finger millet and foxtail millet were taken andevaluated for functional properties viz. water absorption, fat absorption, emulsion activity and emulsion stability, sedimentation value, dough raising capacity and particle si ...

Download full Paper | 52

Nutritional and phytochemical composition of improved varieties of buckwheat grains (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) in India

Authors: RITA SINGH RAGHUVANSHI, MONIKA VERMA, SOUMYA GUPTA

Abstract: The study was undertaken to analyze the nutrient and phytochemical composition of seven cultivars of buckwheat grains. Six indigenous cultivars of buckwheat viz. PRB 9001-I, IC-3141, IC-8819, IC-8869, Himpriya, VL Ugal and a local variety of buckwheat grains were processed to obtain whole flour and 40 mesh sieved flour. Proximate constituents in different cultivars of sieved buckwheat flour (SBF) ...

Download full Paper | 55

Coping strategies of parents for perceived stress resulting from having intellectually disabled child: comparison across educational level of parents

Authors: RASHMI UPRETI, RITU SINGH

Abstract: The purpose of the present investigation was to study the differences in type and level of coping mechanism of parents with intellectually disabled children across their education level. Parents of 150 intellectually disabled children from 3 RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) recognized special schools of Delhi were selected as a sample for the study. Sample was randomly drawn in equal proporti ...

Download full Paper | 52

Stress, anxiety and depression: Comparison among institutionalised and noninstitutionalised elderly across gender

Authors: RITU SINGH, POOJA LOHIA, KUSHA PANT, AMIT KR. MISHRA

Abstract: The present research study was carried out to explore and compare the level of stress, anxiety and depression among institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly across gender. The sample comprised of 100 institutionalized and 100 noninstitutionalized elderly making a total of 200 elderly. A self-designed questionnaire was used to study the socio-demographic characteristics of respondents wh ...

Download full Paper | 56

A study on assessment of nutritional knowledge and impact of nutrition education on knowledge level of adolescents

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH , SHIVANI BHARDWAJ, CHETNA JANTWAL, SUMAN VERMA, RITA SINGH RAGHUVANSHI

Abstract: The present study was designed to assess the nutritional knowledge among the adolescents and impact of nutrition education on their knowledge level. . A nutrition and health awareness program was conducted for a period of six months. The nutritional knowledge of adolescents was assessed with the help of a developed questionnaire. A pre test was conducted for adjudging the existing level of nutriti ...

Download full Paper | 59

Dietary assessment and role of nutrition education in creating nutrition awareness among adolescent girls

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, SHIVANI BHARDWAJ, SHALU, RITA SINGH RAGHUVANSHI

Abstract: The present study was carried out for six months to assess the dietary pattern, existing knowledge about the nutrition and its importance among the adolescent girls and impact of nutrition education on the knowledge increment. of 10 to 17 years of age was selected from three different government schools of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. The dietary pattern of the girls was assessed throu ...

Download full Paper | 54

Genetic evaluation of bitter gourd for yield parameter under tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: VIBHA MISHRA, D.K.SINGH

Abstract: Short Communication ...

Download full Paper | 53