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Dr./Prof./Mr./Ms.   K.P. Singh
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01 –01- 1963
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Assistant Professor
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Section of Legumes, Kanpur
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Economic Botanist (Legumes)

Legume Section of C.S.A. University is one of the oldest and premier pulses improvement centers of the country. The research work on pulses improvement started as early as 1944 with the inception of pulses scheme funded by both ICAR and state. Keeping in view, the growing demand and importance of legumes, the center was upgraded as section of Economic Botanist (legumes) in 1962. This section was again strengthened by ICAR providing All India Coordinated Pulses Improvement Project in 1966. Multidisciplinary research approach started in 1972 after getting recognition as main center to solve the problems of pulse cultivation for mainly Bundelkhand and central plain zone of Uttar Pradesh. Later on, center was further strengthened by ICAR sanctioning AICRP on Pigeonpea and AICRP on MULLaRP as sub center on 28-11-2000 and 20-11-2000 respectively. Legumes section of this university has contributed significantly by developing number of outstanding varities of pulses. Pulses varities of this center are not only popular at state level but recognized at national level. University area jurisdiction has three agro-climatic zones namely; south western plain zone center plain zone and Bundelkhand zone comprising 28 districts. These zones contribute 72 and 20 percent pulse production in the basket of state and national levels respectively.

S.No. Name DOB Designation Date of joining in the Section
1.       Dr. Lokendra Singh 03-05-1965 In charge E.B.L. 19-11-2016
2.       Dr. Akhilesh Mishra 08-08-1968 Associate Prof.

(Agronomy)

14-08-2001
3.       Dr. Geeta Rai 28-12-1965 Assistant Prof.

(Plant Breeding)

28-08-2008
4.       Dr. Manoj Katiyar 20-04-1972 Assistant Prof. (Plant Breeding) 01-09-2001
5.       Dr. K.P. Singh 01-01-1963 Assistant Prof. (Plant Breeding) 17-06-2016

Research activities : To cater the need of ever increasing population, breeding and agronomical activities required for enhancing pulse production are being carried out at this center. Research work is being conducted on Pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbrean, chickpea, fieldpea and lentil at this section. Chickpea crop improvement programme is under non plan scheme. Other crops in this section are under plan scheme. ACIRP plan schemes are ACIRP pigeonpea and ACIRP MULLaRP (Mungbean, Urdbean, Lentil and Fieldpea).

Mandate and objectives :  General mandate for both plan and non plan schemes are as follows:

  • Collection, evaluation and maintenance of genetic resources for widening genetic base.
  • Documentation and dissemination of information through publication of new research.
  • Formulation of specific research according to requirement of different agro-climatic zones.
  • Acceleration of transfer of new technologies through FLD’s and Gosthies/Exhibitions.

Chickpea (non- plan) –

Scientist working at present: Dr. K.P. Singh

This center developed first wilt resistant variety of chickpea “Awarodhi” at national level. Other important varieties developed by this center are, T-3, K-5, Radhey, K-468, K-850, K-4, Sadabahar, Uday, Pragati, KWR-108 and KGD-1168.

AICRP on Pigeonpea –

Status of staff position of AICRP on Pigeonpea

S. No. Sanctioned post with pay Scale Name of Employee with pay scale Qualification Remark
1. Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) Rs. 37400-67000 AGP-9000 Dr. K.P. Singh Rs. 37400-67000 AGP-9000 Ph.D.
2 Scientist (Agronomy)   Rs. 15600-39100

AGP-6000

Dr. Akhilesh Mishra

Rs. 37400-67000 AGP-9000

Ph.D.
3 Field Man/ T-1

Rs. 5200-20200

AGP-1900

Sri P. K .Yadav

Rs. 5200-20200

AGP-2000

Intermediate Attached at Bojha Farm Daleep nagar

The varieties developed since research work started at this center are T-17, T-7, T-21, Amar and Azad.

AICRP on MULLaRP –

Status of staff position of AICRP on MULLaRP

S. No. Sanctioned post with pay Scale Name of Employee with pay scale Qualification Remark
1. Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Rs. 15600-39100

AGP-6000

Dr. Geeta Rai

Rs. 37400-67000 AGP-9000

Ph.D.
2 Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Rs. 15600-39100

AGP-6000

Dr.  Manoj Katiyar

Rs. 37400-67000 AGP-9000

Ph.D.
3 Scientist (Plant Pathology)

Rs. 15600-39100

AGP-6000

Vacant
4 Field Man/ T-1

Rs. 5200-20200

AGP-1900

Sri Rajesh Kumar

Rs. 5200-20200

AGP-2000

Intermediate

 A number of varieties of Mungbean, Urdbean, Lentil and Fieldpea were developed at this center. Crop wise varieties are:

Mungbean-  T-44, T-851, KM-2241 and KM-2195.

Urdbean- T-27, T-77, T-65, T-09, Shekhar-1, Azad urd-1,Shekhar-2, Azad urd-2, Shekhar-3 and Azad urd-3.

Lentil-  T-36, T-08, Malika, KLS-218, KLB-303 and KL-320.

Fieldpea-  T-163, Rachna, Shikha, Sapna, Swati, Indra and Jay.