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Bookings for UHF Nauni’s ‘Fruit Plant Sale’ Start on Jan 2, Over 89,000 Plants Available for Sale

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Solan-The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni will hold its annual sale of planting material to the farmers of the state from January 2 onwards. The sale will be strictly conducted on first-come-first serve basis at the university campus.

To facilitate the smooth sale and reduce inconvenience to the farmers during the annual sale university and the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kandaghat will be holding a two-phased sale process.

In the first phase starting on January 2, 2020 the university and KVK Kandaghat will hold booking of planting material. The booking will be done at the Seminar Hall of Directorate of Extension Education at the University campus at Nauni from 10 am onwards. The plants will be distributed to the farmers on 3rd and 4th January 2020. A similar process will be followed at KVK Kandaghat.

“To ensure that every farmer gets planting material, we will be limiting the sale to 20 plants (per variety, per person) of new apple varieties and based on availability maximum 10 plants of each stone fruit species to each farmer in the first phase”,

said Dr Parvinder Kaushal, Vice-Chancellor of the university. He added that scientists of the university will also be present during the booking and farmers can also seek their expert advice on various farming issue.

In the second phase, the booking and sale of remaining plants will be organized from 6th January onwards. In addition to the above-mentioned dates, the dates of sale at various Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and Research Stations of the university will be communicated separately

This year, the total number of plants available for sale at the university is over 89,000. Various varieties of apple, kiwi, pomegranate, apricot, peach, nectarine, cherry, walnut, pecan nut, persimmon, pear, grapes, plum and almond, will be provided to the farmers during this sale. The departments of Fruit Science and Seed Science, and the University’s Model Farm have produced the planting material.

In addition to the above-mentioned plants, the various Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) and Research Stations of the university located in different parts of the state have also produced over 57,000 saplings of fruit plants, which will also be available to the farmers. These include the KVKs at Kandaghat, Sharbo, Rohru, Chamba, Tabo, COH&F Neri and the Regional Horticulture Research and Training Stations at Mashobra and Bajaura. The plants at these stations will be available for sale at different dates.

Owing to its good quality, the planting material provided by the university is always in high demand among the farmers of Himachal and other states. The Regional Horticulture Research and Training Stations at Dhaulakuan and Jacch, and the Horticulture and Forestry College at Neri, Hamirpur, also specialize in producing planting material for litchi, mango, guava and kinnnow fruits. These are provided to the farmers in the summer months.

 

 

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HP Civil Supplies Selling Onion at Rs. 64 per kg

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HP Govt Onion Sale in Himachal PRadesh

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation has purchased 1200 quintals of imported onion from M/s NEFAD Delhi, which is being distributed through various godowns and fair price shops of the Corporation, to provide relief to the consumers from unexpected rise in onions prices.

A spokesperson of the corporation informed that the onion are being made available to the common public at rate of Rs. 64 per kilogram as per the directions of the State Government, which would be available to the public on ‘first come first buy’ basis. Till now, almost 800 quintal onion has been distributed and the remaining 400 quintal onion would be distributed within a period of seven to ten days.

He said that the State Government has bought the onion from imported stock of the Union Government. Spokesperson said that department is keeping strict vigil on hoarding of onion and if any such case is found, strict action would be taken against the defaulter.

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More Rain/Snow in Himachal Till Jan 22: HP Met

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Snow prediction for shimla 2020

Shimla-Shimla has received yet another spell of snow on Thursday, leading to road blockage and blackouts in some places. In Shimla, Narkanda, Kufri and Hatu Peak were covered in thick layer of snow. The traffic movement on National Highway-05 was hit in the upper region of Shimla. Hundreds of people including tourists were stranded in snow.

Local police had to carry out rescue work till late at night. With the help of machines, the road was opened for hundreds of stuck vehicles, buses, and tourists.  

Driving towards Kufri has become a dangerous task due to frozen roads. Therefore, the local police has urged tourists to avoid driving towards Kufri.

Other than Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba, peaks of Kullu, and Kinnaur have also witnessed a fresh spell of snow, affecting daily life.

Following it, the state is reeling under a coldwave. Keylong was coldest at -10 Degree Celsius, followed by Kalpa at -4.2, and Kufri -1.8, Dalhousie at -0.8, and Shimla at 0.6.

The HP Meteorological Department has predicted more rain/snow till January 22 except on January 19. According to the Met, while plans/lower hills are likely to witness rain/thundershowers at isolated places, the middle and higher hills can receive scattered rain/snow.

The Met has predicted widespread rain/snow on January 21.

 

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Hamirpur’s Reena Among 100 Meritorious Students Invited to Watch Republic Day Parade from PM Box

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UHF Nauni Dr Reena Kumari

Solan-Dr Reena Kumari, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Vegetable Science at the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni, has been invited to watch Republic Day Parade 2020 from the Prime Minister’s Box at Rajpath, New Delhi.

She is among the 100 meritorious students selected from across the country by the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India to witness the event. The travel and lodging expenses are being borne by the MHRD. 

Hailing from a small village Kashmir in District Hamirpur, Dr Reena was the topper of her school in class 10 +2 and joined UHF in the year 2009. She completed her master’s and doctorate in the discipline of Vegetable Science under the guidance of Dr Ramesh K Bhardwaj and has worked on improvement and development of new varieties in cucumber. Dr Reena has scored 88.00 and 86.60 % marks in MSc and PhD programme respectively with a gold medal in her PhD programme.

She was the university merit scholarship holder during her graduation and post- graduation programmes. Besides, she has also published eight research papers, one book chapter, review paper and popular article. Dr Reena has qualified various examinations like JRF and SRF.

An ecstatic Dr Reena thanked the MHRD and the university and for giving her the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the grand parade from the Prime Minister’s box. Dr Parvinder Kaushal, UHF Vice-Chancellor, senior officers and students of the university congratulated Dr Reena on her selection.

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