College of Agriculture, Hisar

(Agricultural Economics)

D.P. Malik

Head of the Department
Mailing Address

Phone No : 9416380400

Email Id :agecon@hau.ac.in

The Department of Economics was started in 1962 with the establishment of Hisar Campus of the erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University. It became a full-fledged department in 1970 with the formation of Haryana Agricultural University. The department is engaged in the three core activities of teaching, research and extension as an integrated system of education in the university. The department has achieved many distinctions in various academic activities. The prestigious distinctions like Dr.Rajendra Prasad Award for writing the university level text book in Hindi language, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate agricultural research, Young Teacher Award, two Best Teachers Awards, and Professor of Emeritus have been bagged by the scientists of this department. Since 1969, the department has produced 253 M.Sc. and 92 Ph.D. students. So far, 10 Books, 78 Technical Research Bulletins, 30 Extension Bulletins, 12 Teaching manuals and 26 other reports have been published by the faculty members of the department in addition to their valuable contribution of research papers/articles, etc. in various journals of national and international repute. The department is conducting various training programmes for farmers, officials of agriculture department and horticulture department. Faculty members of the department are engaged in radio/TV talks/advisory on various issues related to the farmers. Establishment of demonstration centres and preparation of farm plans, farm records and accounts for the farmers are also done by the department. Organizing field days, training programmes for the farmers on various economic enterprises and carrying out economic analysis of adaptive research on farmers' field are also included in the main activities of the department.

Sectoral Composition of Haryana

Agriculture Economics Technical Programme

Sources of Agricultural Data
Department of Economic and Statistical Analysis, Haryana (Statistical Abstract of Haryana)Department of Economic and Statistical Analysis, Haryana (Economic Survey of Haryana)     
Economic Survey of IndiaDirectorate of Horticulture Haryana
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Directorate of Economics and Statistics (Agricultural Statistics at a Glance)
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APFPEDA)
National Horticulture Board
Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS) (e-course)
Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Haryana
Statistical Abstract India

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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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