Last Updated:23rd June,2022  

Ongoing Institute funded Projects

S.No. Title Principal Investigator Co-PIs Budget (lakhs) Year of Start Year of Completion
Horticulture & Forestry
1 Conservation and Utilization of Coconut and Arecanut Genetic Resources of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands for High Yield and Product Diversification B. Augustine Jerard V. Damodaran, I. Jaisankar ,S.K.Zamir Ahmed 45.00 2018 2023
2 Collection, Conservation and Evaluation of Commercial Fruit Crops of Andaman and Nicobar Islands K. Abirami V. Baskaran, B. A.Jerard, Sachidananda Swain, K. Venkatesan & D. Basantia 40.00 2018 2022
3 Collection, Characterization, Evaluation and Mass Multiplication of Unconventional Native and Exotic Fruit Crops for Bay Islands Pooja Bohra AjitArunWaman, T. Bharathimeena & S.K. Zamir Ahmed 32.00 2015 2021
4 Development of Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Fruit Crops for Bay Islands Pooja Bohra Ajit Arun Waman & L.B. Singh 35.00 2015 2020
5 Improvement of Vegetable and Tuber Crops for Andaman and Nicobar Islands B. Augustine Jerard Soobedar Yadav, I.Jaisankar, V. Damodaran, S.K. Zamir Ahmed,L. B. Singh & B.L. Kasinath 40.00 2018 2023
6 Collection, Characterization and Utilization of Natural Diversity of Important Spice Crops from Bay Islands and Evaluation of their Improved Varieties Ajit Arun Waman PoojaBohra, T. Sujatha, L.B. Singh & V. Damodaran 30.00 2015 2021
7 Exploration, Characterization, Micro-Propagation and Agro-Technique Standardization of an Important Rhizomatous Species-Mango Ginger from Bay Islands Ajit Arun Waman Pooja Bohra, I. Jaisankar, D. Basantia & V. Damodaran 35.00 2015 2020
8 Development of Production Technology of Ornamental Crops in Bay Islands V. Baskaran K. Abirami & A. Velmurugan 35.00 2011 2020
9 Exploiting Endemic and Promising Orchids of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for Crop Improvement V. Baskaran K. Abirami, B. A. Jerard & K. Venkatesan 35.00 2018 2022
10 Planting Material Production in Horticultural Crops B. Augustine Jerard V. Baskaran, K. Abirami, V. Damodaran, I. Jaisankar, Ajit Arun Waman, Pooja Bohra, Soobedar Yadav & S.K.Zamir Ahmed 45.00 2018 2023
11 Enriching Coconut Plantations of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Augmentation of Indigenous Multipurpose Tree Resources I. Jaisankar B.Augustine Jerard, T. P. Swarnam & V. Damodaran 30.00 2018 2023
12 Collection, Characterization and Evaluation of Selected Economically Important Aromatic Crops in Andaman & Nicobar Island Soobedar Yadav K. Abirami & R. K. Gautam 25.00 2017 2020
13 Enhancing Production and Quality of Rhizomatous Spices Through Varietal, Biotic Stress and Processing interventions in Plantation Based Cropping System under Island Conditions Soobedar Yadav Ajit Arun Waman, V. Damodaran, K. Sakhtivel & S. Swain 25.00 2017 2020
Field Crops Improvement & Protection
1 Augmenting Rice Productivity through Varietal Purification of Popular Land Races R.K. Gautam (From December, 2019) S.K. Zamir Ahmed& Pooja Kapoor 40.00 2012 2020
2 Genetic Improvement of Rice for Higher Productivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Conditions P.K. Singh T. Bharathimeena, S.K. Zamir Ahmed &B.L. Meena 18.00 2017 2021
3 Characterization of Viral Diseases of Important Vegetable Crops of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Development of Eco-Friendly Integrated Disease Management (IDM) Modules K. Sakthivel P.K. Singh, K. Venkatesan, V.K. Pandey, V. Baskaran, T. Barathimeena & Soobedar Yadav 48.00 2018 2021
4 Enhancing Pulse Productivity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands through Development and Promotion of High Yielding and Stress Tolerant Varieties K. Venkatesan P.K. Singh, Joshitha Vijayan&S.K. Zamir Ahmed 24.20 2018 2021
5 Evaluation and popularization of native microbial formulations for plat disease management and growth promotion in Andaman and Nicobar Islands K. Sakthivel V.K. Pandey 15.00 2020 2022
6 Evaluation of rice genotypes for high phosphorus efficiency in Andaman and Nicobar Island conditions Joshitha Vijayan P.K. Singh, R. Rakesh B. & Kiran, K.R. 26.61 2019 2022(Closed in IRC 2020)
7 Development of high yielding and bacterial wilt resistant varieties of Tomato for Andaman and Nicobar Islands Rakesh B. P.K. Singh, JoshithaVijayan & V. Baskaran 24.20 2019 2022(Closed in IRC 2020)
Natural Resource Management
1 Development of Production Technologies for High Value Vegetables in Soil less Culture T. Subramani B. Gangaiah & V. Baskaran 34.29 2017 2020
2 Study of hydrological response for soil and water conservation in Island ecosystem Sirisha Adamala A. Velumurugan & B.L. Meena 46.00 2019 2022
3 Management of moisture stress in vegetable cropping systems T. Subramani A. Velmurugan, T.P. Swarnam, Kiran Karthik Raj & Sirisha Adamala 2020 2022
4 Organic Farming Studies for Sustaining Productivity of Island Cropping Systems Kiran Karthik Raj B. Gangaiah, A. Velmurugan & K. Sathivel 64.00 2018 2023
5 Development of Nutraceutical Beverages from Potential Underutilized Fruits and Medicinal Herbs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands S. Swain K.Abirami, Pooja Bohra & Pooja Kapoor 34.29 2017 2020
Animal Science
1 Prevalence and Economic Impact of Gastro-Intestinal Parasites of Livestock in Andaman And Nicobar Island D. Bhattacharya Jai Sunder, T. Sujatha, Perumal P, A. Kundu, Z. George & Arun Kumar De 25.00 2017 2020
2 Molecular Epidemiology of Rhipicephalus Microplus Complex in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Screening for its Acaricide Resistance D. Bhattacharya Jai Sunder, K. Muniswamy, R.R. Alyethodi, Perumal P, Arun Kumar De & A. Kundu 23.00 2018 2021
3 Pharmaco-Assessment of Ethno-Veterinary Medicinal Plants of A&N Islands for Poultry Diseases T.Sujatha Jai Sunder, A.Kundu, D.Bhattacharya, Arun Kumar De, K. Abirami & Puro 25.95 2017 2020
4 Selection and Breeding of Nicobari Fowl for Immunity and its Evaluation under Different Seasons T.Sujatha Jai Sunder, D.Bhattacharya, A.Kundu & R.R.Alyethodi 26.50 2018 2021
5 Evaluation of reproductive performance and egg qualityof Nicobari fowl usingmolecular marker Arun Kumar De D. Bhattacharya, Jai Sunder, Perumal P, T. Sujatha & A. Kundu 40.0 2018 2021
6 Studies on Endocrinological and Biochemical Profiles of Bovine Species for Enhancing Fertility in Bay Islands Perumal P. D. Bhattacharya, Jai Sunder, A. K. De, A. Kundu, Z. George & S. V. Lal 37.13 2017 2020
7 Biochemical and Molecular Mining of Hormonal Profiles of Buck under Abiotic Stressors and Managemental Intervention for its Mitigation Perumal P. S. K. Ravi, A. K. De, R. R. Alyethodi, K. Muniswamy, Jai Sunder & A. Kundu 34.17 2018 2021
8 Molecular Characterization of Immune System Genes of Nicobari Fowl K. Muniswamy A. K. De, T. Sujatha, D. Bhattacharya, Jai Sunder 37.13 2017 2021
9 Supplementing Zinc and Chromium to Ameliorate Heat Stress in Poultry P.A. Bala J. Sunder, T. Sujatha, A. K. De, & A. Kundu 28.972 2019 2021
10 Identification of Genome-wide Molecular Signatures Responsible for Higher Fecundity in Andaman Local Goats Rafeeque Rahman Alyethodi A. Kundu, Jai Sunder, A.K De, K. Karunakaran, Perumal.P, A.P Bala & S.K Ravi 27.0 2019 2022
11 Physical, Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Semen in Pigs of Bay Islands Vis a Vis Study on Feasibility of Artificial Insemination S.K. Ravi Perumal P, D.Bhattacharya, Jai Sunder, Arun Kumar De, R. R. Alyethodi & A. Kundu 21.90 2018 2021
12 Prevalence and diversity of antimicrobial resistance in Enteribacteriaceae from livestock and poultry and its surrounding environmnet Jai Sunder A.K.De, S.Bandyopadhyay, T. Sujatha & D.Bhattacharya 23.00 2019 2022
13 Evaluation of hormonal and biochemical profiles of indigenous boar under abiotic stressors and melatonin intervention for its mitigation Perumal P A.K.De, R.R.Alyethodi & D.Bhatacharya 34.25 2020 2023
Fisheries Science
1 Biology of Blue Fin Travelly (Caranx melampygus) from Andaman Waters A.K.O. Ratheesh R. KirubaSankar & S. Dam Roy - 2017 2020
2 Documentation of Indigenous Fishing Practices of Nicobari Tribes A.K.O. Ratheesh HarshaHaridas, S.K. Zamir Ahmed, S.K. Pandey, Nagesh Ram &S. Dam Roy - 2017 2019
3 Evaluation of Suitable Aquaponics System Incorporating Fisheries and Agri Components under the Island Conditions Harsha Haridas T. Subramani, K. Saravanan, Benny Varghese & S. Murugesan 49.7 2018 2021
4 Prevalence of parasite infecting commercial marine and freshwater of Andaman Island Praveenraj J S. Dam Roy, R. Kiruba Sankar, K. Saravanan & Gladston, Y. 11.0 2019 2022
5 Seafood quality and safety assessment studies in commercial fish landings of Andaman Islands Sreepriya Prakasan Deepitha R. P, K. Saravanan, Harsha Haridas &Gladston Y 57.3 2019 2022
6 Assessment of Elasmobranch Fisheries of Andaman Islands Gladston Y R. Kiruba Sankar, Ajina S. M, Deepitha R. P.&Benny Varghese 55.16 2019 2022
7 Biology and Population dynamics of major perch fishes of Andaman Islands Ajina S. M R. Gladston Y., AKO Ratheesh, Sreepriya Prakasan & S.Murugesan 48.14 2019 2022
8 Exploring the post-harvest utilization and market potential for value added products from commercial fish landings of Andaman Deepitha R. P Sreepriya Prakasan, Harsha Haridas, Ajina S. M, &T Sujatha 54.0 2019 2022
Social Science
1 Indigenous Adaptation Strategies of Tribal vis-a-vis Non-Tribal Farmers and Impact of CIARI Technologies in Mitigating Climate Change Effects on Agriculture in Andaman & Nicobar Islands R.Jaya Kumaravaradan S.K. Zamir Ahmed, B. Augustine Jerard, B.L. Kasinath, L.B. Singh,S.K. Pandey,Amit Srivastava& A. Kundu 32.0 2018 2021
2 Opportunities and challenges of sustaining agriculture in South Andaman district of Andaman & Nicobar Islands: A behavioural perspective S.K. Zamir Ahmed R. Jaya Kumaravaradan & L.B. Singh 45.0 2021 2023
3 Agricultural Information Sharing and Knowledge Generation Towards Sustainable Management of Island Ecosystem with Special Reference to Fishery by Developing Mobile Apps D. Karunakaran R. Kiruba Sankar 32.0 2018 2021
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