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Recent Initiatives in Horticulture

K.L. Chadha (Author) Ajit K. Singh (Author) V.B. Patel (Author)
Synopsis Papers presented at the Third Indian Horticulture Congress, held at Bhubaneswar during 6-9 November 2008.
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About the authors

K.L. Chadha

Born on November 15, 1936, Dr. K.L. Chadha obtained his Bachelors and Masters degree in Agriculture (Hort) from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1955 and 1960 respectively. He specialized in viticulture during his doctoral studies at IARI, New Delhi (1960-63). He has been actively associated with teaching, research and development of grapes in his capacity as a Fruit Specialist of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, as a Project Coordinator (Fruits including grapes) at national level, as Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore and as ICAR National Professor in Horticulture at IARI, New Delhi. His areas of specialization have been ampelography, training and pruning, nutritioiin and use of growth regulators in grape production. Dr. K.L. Chadha has been Secretary of the “Group on Vitiulture in the Tropics” Gold Medal from Andhra Pradesh Grape Growers’ Association (1994), a silver Plaque from the Maharashtra Research and Development Trust for his outstanding contributioins to grape research and development in the country. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi (1992) and was awarded Doctorate of Science (Honoris causa) by Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur in 1995. Dr. Chadha has won several prestigiouis awards – Borlaugh Award (1984), Om Prakash Bhasin Award (1992), Dayavati Vira Medal (1993), Pisang Raja Award (1996), and Marigowda Memorial Award (1996). He has edited / written 21 books, 7 bulletins and published 146 research and 136 popular articles. Dr. Chadha is sthe Chief Editor of the series “Advances inHorticulture” published in 13 volumes covering 9,410 pages. He has been President of several Horticultural Socieites..

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Ajit K. Singh

Ajit K. Singh is an University Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Ranchi University. He has written 7 books and more than a dozen research paper in reputed journals of India and abroad. He has travelled in Europe for academic assignments. Once he was a lecturer at North-Eastern Hill University, Shilong. He is also specialized in the field of social anthropology and in connection with development, religion, tribal demography and area studies, He has completed 4 mojor research projects sponsored by Ministry of welfare, Govt. of India Bihar Education Project Govt. of Bihar and Tribal Welfare Research Institute, Ranchi. He is also an action anthropologist and is closely associated with a number of social organisations.

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Title Recent Initiatives in Horticulture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788185873541
length viii+728p., Maps; 25cm.