College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology

(Deendayal Upadhyay Centre Of Excellence For Organic Farming)

Dr. Anil Kumar Yadav

Director cum Controlling Officer
Mailing Address

Phone No : 01662255493, +91-9416471219

Email Id :dduof.hau@gmail.com

Deendayal Upadhyay Centre of Excellence for Organic Farming was established on October 31, 2017 in an area of about 150 acre at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. The farming community is taking keen interest in adopting organic farming to the possible extent and hence to address such issues this centre was started. This farm is well equipped with an automated micro-irrigation system with ample water storage capacity. It has a sub-surface drainage system for recirculation of excess water as well. The farm is directly connected with the “Innovation Centre for Agri-Waste Management” to meet day to day requirement of organic inputs in form of customized bio-fertilizer, liquid slurry, biochar etc.

During the last couple of years, the agricultural paradigm has been shifting from inorganic to organic practices because of growing awareness about soil health, environment, ecosystem and human health concerns among the farmers. Now a days, the farming community has been preferring organic farming and its produce owing to its quality, nutrient status and safe consumption. Secondly, demand for organic food items is going high day by day. The main vision of the center is to identify, develop, refine, validate and promote the socially acceptable, economically viable, eco-friendly and sustainable technologies for healthy and nutritious food production. Its mission is to find out knowledge gaps, development of efficient and innovative technologies starting from seed to marketing of organic produce.

The main objective of the centre is to popularize organic farming, to carry out research and extension activities related to organic farming, to develop a package of practices and to incubate farmers into successful organic growers. The centre will emphasize / focus on the concept of smart farm with circular bio economy / bio-energy. Its key priorities would be (1) optimization of dose and frequency of different organic inputs (2) demonstration of successfully adopted organic farming practices for field crops, horticultural and vegetables crops (3) Organizing farmer trainings related to organic farming (4) Production and assurance of seed availability for organic farming (5) validation and promotion of botanical and bio-pesticides / bioformulations.


Management of weeds, insect pests, nutrients and diseases are the major problem in successful crop production. Development of package of practices for different crops is next priority of this center. Sound marketing strategies, popularity of organic crop produce, development of linkages with different organizations, farmers and consumers, development and promotion of on farm / indigenous formulations for the ecofriendly management of insect pests, diseases, nutrients and weeds is challenge to be address properly in coming time.  

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr. I. S. Sheoran was awarded Hari Om Ashram award for team research, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai award and NAAS Fellow : -

Infrastructural Development

  • The department has a Botanical Garden spread over an area of 10.5 acres with rich biodiversity. The department has done pioneering work in conserving the indigenour local species of plant and also introduction of exotic specis (approximately 600) from other places. Various native and exotic trees, shurbs, herbs, climbers, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents have been collected and maintained for imparting knowledge to our students as well as related scientists. Flower shows are organized from time to time.
  • The department has 9 screening houses near the college building.
  • The department has developed 20 salinity micro plots to determine phyto-remediating potential of halophytic flora and 24 lysimeter have been installed in field to determine the transpirational potential of trees having importannce in bio-drainage.
  • Experimental farms spread over 25 acres have been developed to evaluate bio-drainage potential of trees to improve waterlogged soils.

Package and Practices

system having Eucalyptus tereticornis as a strip plantation should be established on the water logged soils. In this model north to south field boundary is converted into 2.6 m wide and 45 cm high raised bund on which two rows of trees can be planted. The intervening space is left for the crops with minimum of shade effect due to the north-south direction of bunds� initiated by Drs. O.P. Toky, Rajiv Angrish and J.C. Kaushik included in the HAU Package of Practices.

Other Activities of the Department

Van Mahotsav was celebrated at CCS HAU premises in Botanical Garden of the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology On 27th July, 2015. The guest of honour in the function was honourable Agriculture Minister Sh. O.P.Dhankar. The Agriculture Minister, Vice -Chancellor (Dr. K.S.Khokhar), Member of Board (Dr. Ramesh Yadav) & Dean PGS (Dr. Rajbala Grewal) planted Tejpata, Putjeeva, Raintree and Chandni trees in Botanical Gardn.

On 20th August, 2015 tree plantation programme was conducted by the Department of Botany & Plant Physiology, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities in the Botanical Garden. The Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Dr. J.S.Sandhu Guest of Honour planted trees, along with dignitaries Vice -Chancellor (Dr.K.S.Khokhar), Registrar (Dr.M.S.Dahiya), Director of Research (Dr.S.S.Siwach), Dean, COA (Dr. R.K.Pannu) & Dean, COBS&H (Dr.R.KJain). The planted trees were Sacred Ashoka, Kachnar, Dalchini, Ashok and Ficus Sp.

Training/Symposium /Conference Organized

Organized 4 day Third Indian Palynological conference on Palynology in Crop Production & Improvement in Sepetember 21-23, 1981.

Organized 3 day Symposium of Plant Physiology (1984) in collaboration with Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi.

The Department organized National Level Training Programme on Biodrainaege: Potential and Practice funded by Ministry of Water Resources G.O.I., from Feb 1st to 6th, 2008. Dr. R. Angrish of this Department was the Course Director, held at DHRM, CCS HAU, Hisar.

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