ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (VPKAS), Almora, Uttarakhand, India is a premier institute of Indian Council of Agriculture Research engaged in hill agricultural research for North-Western Himalayan region of India. It is a multi-crop and multi-disciplinary institute. It has so far released more than 140 varieties of 25 crops. Some of these varieties have been released by Central Varietal release committee (CVRC) for other parts of India, apart from the mandate area. It has to its credit the first hybrid maize variety for Himalayan region, viz., VL Makka 54, released in 1962. The institute has maintained its tradition of hard work and excellence. The recognition came around when the institute bagged the coveted ‘Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award’ in 2001 and again in 2008. The institute aspires at achieving still greater goals under the Director  Dr. A. Pattanayak.

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Swachta Pakhwara 16-31, May 2017

गेहूँ अग्रिम पंक्ति प्रदर्शन पर एक दिवसीय प्रक्षेत्र दिवस आयोजित

पादप जीनोम संरक्षक समुदाय पुरस्कार 2014-15

Guidelines and Proforma for  Institutional Award

अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस का आयोजन

 Identification of Maize Varieties  



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