Natural Resources

Land Resources

  1. Management of degraded soil through Bio-saline approach.
  2. Use of microbes for supplementing fertilizers and their role in inducing abiotic stresses in crops.
  3. Enhancing Fertilizer use efficiency through chemical, physical and biological means.
  4. Health risk assessment and remedial measures of contaminations in soil and food chain.
  5. Integrated nutrients and crop residue management for crop production and soil health.
  6. Bio-fortification of micronutrients (Zn, Fe, Iodine) in cereal, vegetables and fruit crops for improving human health.
  7. Integrated nutrient management for orchards, off-season vegetables and high value crops by using marginal/ cultivable waste land.


Water Resources

  1. Indigenization of solar desalination technology for ground brackish water.
  2. Climate change impact assessment, adaptation and mitigation for sustainable natural resources management.
  3. Integrated water management for increased water productivity in various agro-ecological regions of the country.
  4. Integrated watershed management interventions for sustainable resources use and livelihood improvement.
  5. Harnessing alternate energy resources for environment friendly and profitable farming system.


Range Management & Forestry

  1. Rangeland assessment, valuation of rangeland ecosystem, range management practices for improving range-livestock productivity.
  2. Agro-forestry, afforestations, carbon sequestration, tree diseases and management strategies.
  3. Conservation and promotion of non-timber forest products for livelihood improvement.
  4. Genetic improvement and management of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana for higher honey production and development of value added products from honey bee colonies.
  5. Management of ecto-parasitic mites Varroa destructor and Tropilaelaps clareae in Apis mellifera bee hives.
  6. Toxicological studies on Analysis of Pesticide Residue in honey, wax, trapped pollen and bees from Honey bees (Apis millifera)