List of Papers Published in Volume 13 Issue 2


Constraints faced by women vegetable growers of Nainital District of Uttarakhand

Authors: DEEPIKA VERMA, GYANENDRA SHARMA

Abstract: The participation rate of women in the economy of the Uttarakhand state is much higher than several states and also in the national average. Women in the Uttarakhand state prefer to produce vegetables for financial stability. The women vegetable growers suffer from various types of constraints while practicing vegetable cultivation. A research namely ‘Constraints faced by women vegetable growers ...

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Role of information sources among poultry farmers in Edo State, Nigeria: Implication for entrepreneurship and agricultural transformation

Authors: OKON, G.E., D.U. OKOEDO-OKOJIE

Abstract: This study focused on the role of information sources among poultry farmers in Edo state, Nigeria, and proffer implication for entrepreneurship and agricultural transformation. Using a multi-stage sampling technique, data collected from 140 poultry farmers were analysed using frequency count, means and hypothesis tested with PPMC and Chi-square. Results showed that a higher proportion (38.6%) of t ...

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Genetic diversity assessment in Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.)

Authors: VIPIN CHANDRA JOSHI, M.K. NAUTIYAL

Abstract: Mahalanobis’ D-square (D2) statistics was applied to assess diversity in the 46 genotypes collected from different parts of India. These genotypes were grouped into eight clusters. Cluster I had one genotype, cluster II had twenty four genotypes cluster III had nine genotypes while cluster IV, V, VI are monogenotypic contain only one genotype and cluster VII and VIII had seven and two clusters ...

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Development of yoghurt “Rich-In” dietary fiber and its physico-chemical characterization

Authors: SIMRAN KAUR ARORA, A. A. PATEL

Abstract: In the present study, dietary-fiber-fortified-yoghurt (DFFY) was developed using different fiber combinations. DFFY was developed from sweetened milk containing pre-optimized fiber blends. DFFY made from Blend-I containing psyllium husk, inulin, oat fiber and microcrystalline cellulose was found to be better than the Blend-II containing psyllium husk, inulin, oat bran and wheat fiber. Yoghurt made ...

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Effect of mulch materials on growth parameters of Rose (Rosa spp.) cv. ‘Laher’

Authors: MAMTA BOHRA, SANTOSH KUMAR, C.P. SINGH

Abstract: An experiment was conducted during winter and spring seasons of the years 2011-12 and 2012-13 to study the effect of mulch materials on growth parameters of rose cv. Laher. Investigation included eight treatments viz., 50, 100 and 200 µ thick black and transparent polythene mulches, paddy straw and control. Each treatment contained four plants replicated thrice in Randomized Block Design. Finding ...

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Management of lentil wilts through Rhizobium strains and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

Authors: VIJAY KUMAR, ANKITA GARKOTI, NAVNEET PAREEK, H. S.TRIPATHI

Abstract: A study was conducted to observe the role 9of Rhizobium and PGPR inoculation to manage the wilt of lentil at Crop Research Centre of G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar. A trial comprising six strains along with two N level and control was laid out during rabi seasons 2007-08 and 2008-09. All the strains were procured from different centre of AICRP on pulses. Seed treatment with Rhizobium strains LR-35-0 ...

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A study of banks’ stability using financial ratios

Authors: JAYANT GAUTAM, REETIKA BHATT, SAURABH SINGH

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to find out ratios that help in predicting banks stability, for this 36 financial ratios of 8 banks collected from RBI’s statistical reports for the period 2000 to 2009 have been subject to discriminant analysis. The study identified that out of these 36 ratios, only 8 ratios affected bank’s stability.The results were validated by calculating DA scores of 8 merged ...

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Handmade woolen carpet industry of Uttarakhand: challenges & opportunities

Authors: SATISH CH. PANT, MUKESH PANDEY

Abstract: Weaving of woolen handicraft is a traditional skill in the mountainous region of Uttarakhand and has been vertically passed on for generations. The location of the state provides ideal conditions for rearing of animals like sheep, angora rabbits and pashmina goats. This creates an environment, which permits extraction of finest quality of wool. Around 11 thousand weavers are employed in woolen han ...

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Characterization of maize population for pro-vitamin A carotenoids using TLC

Authors: MAHAK TUFCHI, RASHMI, N. K. SINGH, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: In the present investigation the pro-vitamin A carotenoids in a population of 85 individuals derived from biparental crossing using thin layer chromatography (TLC) was determined. Based on the analysis of chromatogram, 54 lines were characterised to be high whereas 31 lines were relatively low in pro-vitamin A carotenoids. In general, both the group categorised as relatively high and low pro-vitam ...

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Effect of dietary Kadipatta and Neem leaf powder on nutrients utilization and egg quality in White leghorn layer

Authors: KHUSHBOO RISHISHWAR, ANSHU RAHAL

Abstract: Twelve week feeding trial was conducted in a completely randomised block design on 120 white leghorn layers (22 weeks age) to discern the effect of supplementation of neem (Azadirachta indica) and kadipatta (Murraya koeinigii) leaf powder on feed nutrient utilization and egg quality. The experimental birds were fed after randomly dividing into six treatment groups viz., T1, Control; T2, 0.5% kadip ...

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Effect of feeding transgenic (Bt.) brinjal fruits on feed intake, milk production and composition in lactating crossbred cows

Authors: D. P. TIWARI, B. C. MONDAL, ANIL KUMAR

Abstract: Sixteen lactating crossbred cows (85 to 190 days in milk) after one week of adaptation period were divided into two groups of 8 each on the basis of their milk yield to assess the feeding value of transgenic brinjal fruits as compared with nontransgenic brinjal fruits. The cows in both groups were fed concentrate mixture and mixed green fodder (maize fodder and local grasses) to meet the nutrient ...

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Effect of phase feeding on body weight gain, nutrient utilization and haematobiochemical constituents in growing crossbred female calves

Authors: ANKIT KUMAR, B.C. MONDAL, D.P. TIWARI

Abstract: An experiment was conducted on sixteen crossbred female calves (9-12 months of age) which were divided into two groups of eight each on the basis of their body weight (mean BW, 90.50±3.82 kg in group I and 90.63±4.39 kg in group II) after 10 days of adaptation period. The experimental feeding was done in two phases i.e. phase 1 (0-60 days) and phase 2 (60-120 days). During phase 1, both the grou ...

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Effect of supplementation of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) on growth performance in Crossbred Calves

Authors: ARVIND KUMAR, SANJAY KUMAR, R. A. PATOO, M. K. SINGH

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to assess the effect of supplementation of two different levels of Aloe Vera in milk on growth and Body measurements of crossbred (Holstein Friesian × Sahiwal) female calves. The supplementation had significant effect (P<0.05) on body weight gain, body length, chest girth and dry matter intake in treatment groups as compared to control group. There was no sig ...

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Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder on egg quality parameters of commercial layers

Authors: R.P. PATIL, ASHOK KUMAR, JYOTI PALOD, ANIL KUMAR, S. KAUSHAL, R.A. PATOO, P.R. SHINDE

Abstract: An experiment was conducted to examine effect of dietary supplementation of Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder on egg quality parameters of commercial layers (BV 3000). 120 commercial layers of 22 weeks of age were housed in deep litter system and randomly divided into 4 treatment groups viz. T1, T2, T3 and T4 with 0% (control), 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3% and 0.4% supplementation of Neem leaf powder (NLP ...

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Histological and histochemical studies on the endothelium of coronary artery in goat (Capra hircus)

Authors: S. SATHAPATHY, S. K. JOSHI, R. S. DALVI, M. K. SINGH

Abstract: The present study was conducted on the coronary artery of 18 goats divided into three age groups viz. kid (up to 1 year), young (1-2 years) and adult (2-3 years) with six animals in each group for recording histological and histochemical peculiarities of the endothelium. It was found that the endothelium was lined by simple squamous epithelial cells with slightly elevated central nuclear region. T ...

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Prevalence of canine dermatoses in and around Pantnagar Uttarakhand, India

Authors: ASMITA NARANG, NIDDHI ARORA, V. S. RAJORA, MEENA MRIGESH, J. L. SINGH, A. K. DAS

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to record the prevalence of canine dermatological disorders at Pantnagar in one year (May, 2012–April, 2013) with special reference to ectoparasitic, fungal and bacterial etiology. Dermatoses were recorded in 181 dogs out of 999 dogs screened comprising of 56 (30.94%) fungal dermatitis, 37 (20.44%) ticks/fleas/lice infestation, 21 (11.60%) mange, 21 (11.60%) bact ...

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Studies on cefotaxime induced immunogenicity of Brucella abortus S99 cell proteins

Authors: Brucella abortus S99, cefotaxime, immunogenicity, vaccine

Abstract: Brucellosis is a disease affecting wide range of animals. The disease is of immense zoonotic importance due to its transmissive abilities. In animals, the disease causes abortion storm hampering the economic growth of a farm and causing great loss to the farmer. The vaccination is possibly the only advocated strategy for the prevention of the disease. Therefore, the research for identifying better ...

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Comfort aspects of milkweed/mulberry silk blended fabrics

Authors: JYOTI JOSHI, ALKA GOEL

Abstract: The influence of different experimental conditions on the comfort behavior of handspun Mw/ Ms blended yarn fabrics has been studied. The results show that the influence of experimental factors viz fibre cross- sectional shape; blend ratios, yarn structure, and fabric sett have a large effect on thermal comfort properties of the blended fabric. Keeping in view the importance, utility and availabil ...

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Physical properties of denim fabric woven with different types of weft yarn

Authors: SAKSHI, MANISHA GAHLOT

Abstract: Denim fabric is considered as eternally young fabric as it is seen in everyone’s wardrobe. Various aspects of denim production have been studied, resulting in production of new types of denim as per consumer requirements. In the present study, ten denim samples were prepared on shuttleless loom using cotton, silk, worsted and bamboo yarns using 2/1 and 3/1 twill weave and assessed for physical p ...

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Awareness regarding the impact of waste disposal of packaging and carrying material on health: A study in Gadarpur Block of Uttarakhand

Authors: KIRTI KESARWANI, ADITI VATS

Abstract: India’s rural market is gaining importance day by day. As the income is increasing the demand for the packaged and exotic food is also increasing and these are the items which needs massive packaging. But the problem arises when the need for this packaging material increases to such an extent, that their disposal becomes difficult to handle and becomes a cause of several human hazards and due to ...

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Assessment of job satisfaction level of assembly workers of automobile industry

Authors: PRAGYA OJHA, DEEPA VINAY

Abstract: Job satisfaction is the employee’s sense of accomplishment and success on the job. It is usually perceived to be directly associated to the personal well- being as well as to the productivity of an employee and motivation of an employee is also linked with the job satisfaction. Indian automobile sector is one of the important areas where huge amount of human resource is involved. Hence, the need ...

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Assessment of nutritional status of children attending anganwadi centres

Authors: PRATIBHA SINGH, SUNITA RANI, POONAM TEWARI

Abstract: A survey was conducted to assess the facilities and nutritional status of the children among rural anganwadis of U.S.Nagar district in Uttarakhand state. A self–structured interview schedule was used to collect the data. Height and weight were used to assess the nutritional status of the children and AWW’s were interviewed to record other facilities provided in the anganwadi centres. The resul ...

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Weed control options for maize (Zea mays L.) and effects on succeeding wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crop in Tarai region of Uttarakhand

Authors: AMIT BHATNAGAR, GURVINDER SINGH, M.S. PAL

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Relationship of certain abiotic factors and the incidence of gram pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera (HUBNER) in chickpea at Pantnagar

Authors: JABA JAGDISH, MEENA AGNIHOTRI

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Studies on soil test crop response correlation for optimizing fertilizer recommendation to okra grown on Mollisol of Uttarakhand

Authors: SHIPRA RAWAT, SOBARAN SINGH, POONAM GANGOLA, POONAM GAUTAM

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Antifungal activity of essential oil of leaves of Alpinia malaccensis (Burm.f.) Roscoe

Authors: SONALI SETHI, OM PRAKASH, A.K PANT

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Epidemiological features of skin infections in dogs in some areas of Uttarakhand

Authors: ASMITA NARANG, NIDDHI ARORA, V. S. RAJORA, MEENA MRIGESH , J. L. SINGH, A. K. DAS

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Determinants of price of major livestock species in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh

Authors: DINESH KUMAR, JAGDISH KUMAR

Abstract: This study has been carried out during year 2010—2011 in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh to identify the determinants of price of major livestock species. The primary data collected from randomly selected 200 pairs of sellers and their corresponding buyers (50 pairs from each selected livestock market) available in randomly selected livestock markets ( Rithora, Meerganj, Deochara and Far ...

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