ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture
Director
Dr. P. L. Saroj
Director
ICAR-Centeral Institute for Arid Horticulture
Beechwal, Bikaner-334006, Rajasthan

Phone:0151-2250147, Fax:0151-2250145
Email:ciah@nic.in

BIO-DATA

Prof. (Dr) P. L. Saroj is ARS Scientist of 1991 batch, presently working as Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner (Rajasthan). He has started his career as Training Associate, KVK, Gonda (UP) in 1989 and served in different organizations such as Asstt. Prof., CCS University, Meerut (UP):1989-90; Scientist, IIHR, Bangalore, (Karnataka): 1991-92; Scientist, CSWCRTI, Dehradun (Uttrakhand): 1992-1999; Sr. Scientist and Principal Scientist, CIAH, Bikaner (Rajasthan): 1999-2005 and Prof. & Head, Horticulture/ Dean (SW), SVBPUAT, Meerut (UP): 2005-2008. In 2009, he joined ICAR HQ, New Delhi as Principal Scientist and also worked as Astt. Director General (Hort.-I), where he involved in coordination and monitoring of horticultural research in the country. In 2012, he has joined as Director, ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur (Karnataka). Prof. Saroj, posse’s versatile experience while serving in different organizations. He is involved in research, teaching, administration, extension, coordination and management for the last 27 years. Specialized in Pomology, standardized anatomical indices for predicting plant vigour in Psidium species, propagation techniques of fruits viz., aonla, ber, bael, guava, pomegranate, tamarind, lasoda, ker etc., suggested rootstocks and training systems for grapes, technology for utilization of degraded lands, developed various value added products from underutilized crops, suggested mango, guava, peach and ber based cropping systems and identified genetic stocks of cashew. Recently developed two jumbo nut size cashew hybrids. Published first report on peach phytoplasma. Coordinated research programmes at CIAH, Bikaner and SVPUAT, Meerut as Chairman, PME Cell/ RCM Unit, PC Cell and Publication Committee, besides coordination works related to QRT, RAC, IMC, Foreign aided projects, Technology Mission at ICAR HQ, New Delhi and also guided 3 Ph.D. and 8 M.Sc. students in the field of horticulture.

Prof. Saroj is founder Secretary of Indian Society for Arid Horticulture and Life Member/ Executive Councilor/ Member of Advisory Board of 12 National/International Societies. He has worked as Member of Editorial Board, India Journal of Horticulture, Indian Journal of Soil Conservation and Progressive Agriculture, Progressive Horticulture and Indian Journal of Arid Horticulture. Presently, he is working as Executive Councilor of Horticulture Society of India. He was member of several National Committees/ Advisory Bodies including Secretary, Board of Faculty; Nodal Officer, NHM Monitoring Committee, Member of PAC/IC of NHB, NMPB, APEDA, EXIM and Member of Search Committee for establishment of new Agricultural Universities in UP. More than 105 research papers, besides 15 technical bulletins, 40 book chapters, 11 technical reports and 35 popular articles are to his credit. His book ‘Advances in Arid Horticulture’ has been widely appreciated by readers. He is recipient of University Gold Medal and ICAR JRF and SRF for Postgraduate Studies, NDUAT Alumini Award, Fellow of HHDS, ISHRD, CHAI and HSI; Young Scientist Award, Bhartiya Vikash Ratna Award, Dr. B.P. Pal Scientist of the Yr 2009 Award and Scientist of the Year 2011 Award. Prof. Saroj has also visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nepal, Sri Lanka and USA under various official assignments.

News

Valecditory function of Winter School
NIT for Repair and Maintenance for existing existing compound wall and other works type-v resi qtr
NIT for Repair and Maintenance for existing farm implementation shed
निविदा आमंत्रण सूचना भू-नियोजन क्षेत्र में विविध कार्यो को अनुबन्‍ध पर करवाने हेतु

कार्यालय आदेश - आंवला फलों को संस्‍थान द्वारा निर्धारित दर से विक्रय केन्‍द्र पर विक्रय बाबत

NIT for Sweeping and Cleaning

NIT-Tender for Rate Contract for Chemcial/Glassware/Misc items
500 नग खेजड़ी की कटाई छंटाई व 100 नग बेर की झाडि़यों के पाले की कटाई एवं नीम, शीशम, कीकर, लसोडा इत्‍यादि के टूटे एवं सुखे पेडों की खुली नीलामी सूचना

Notification: Construction of spetic tank and soak pit, comparative rates of bidders
Extension of tender invited upto 12-10-2017 Extended upto 02-11-2017 Modification of irrigation channel under compound wall, repairing of existing type-I Resi Quarter and other works
New:--Aonla Phalon Ki Nilami Suchna
New:--Date of Extension of modification of misc. works
New:--Pruning and Training of Khejri,Neem,Ber, etc.
New:--Repair and maintenance of existing compound wall and other works of type-v res. quarters at ICAR-CIAH
New:--Repair and maintenance of existing farm implement shet at ICAR-CIAH
Notification:- construction of septic tank and soak pit for existing type-v and t residential quarters:- list of responsive/non-responsive bidders and finacial bid open date
New:Selected Candidates:- Winter School "Doubling income......in arid region 28 Oct to 17 Nov 2017"
New:--Modification of irrigation channel uinder compunt wall, repairing of existing type-1 Resi. Quarter and other works
नकारा सामान हेतु नीलामी सूचना
NITs for disposal of aonla crop at CHES, Godhra
NITs for Repair and mintenance of existing compound wall,residential quarters, farm implement shed and construction of septic tank, soak pit etc
खुली नीलामी - बेर लसोड एवं खेजडी की कटाई छंटाई एवं टूटी लकडिृयों की नीलामी दिनांक 17 08 2017 पूर्वान्‍ह 11 बजे

Availability of quality planting material of arid fruit crops from end of August 2017
कार्यालय आदेश: अनुबन्‍ध आधार पर पंजीकृत फर्मो की सूची

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