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AICRP on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures & Environment Management
(AICRP-PEASEM)

AICRP on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures & Environment Management

The AICRP on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures & Environment Management (PEASEM)  earlier known as AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology. The project became operational in the year 1988 (VII Plan) by the name of AICRP on Application of plastics in agriculture with plan budget of 32.60 lakhs. Since then the project has given multi folds and by the end of XII plan period, the project was operative at 14 centers including six ICAR Institutes, seven SAUs and one CAU. At present, the AICRP has five centres in mid-hills of Himalayan regions (Srinagar, Almora, Gangtok, Barapani and Dirang), two centres in northern Indo-gangetic plains (Ludhiana and Abohar), two centers in coastal regions (Junagadh and Bhubaneswar, while Bhubaneswar is devoted fully on fishery aspects), one centre in eastern plateau region (Ranchi), two centres in tropical wet (Matura and Dapoli), one centre in dry climatic region (Raichur) and one in Aravali hills eco-systems (Udaipur).  The scheme has very good impact in farmers field particularly due to enhanced income per unit are of land and substantial saving inputs like water, fertilizer and manpower.

News/Events
AICRP on PEASEM celebrated World Water Day
  • Pre and post-harvest management of custard apple,MPUAT, Udaipur 2009
  • Polyhouse and plastic lined for Uttarakhand hills,VPKAS, Almora,2015
  • Protected structure, water harvesting and gravity feed irrigations for Kashmir valley,SKUAST-K Srinagar,2017
  • Package of practices for water melon cultivation under mulching in Saurashtra region,JAU, Junagadh,2013

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  • Portable FRP Carp Hatchery Technology
  • FRP Automatic Fish Feeder
  • Shrink wrap packaging of fruits and vegetables ( Kinnow, capsicum and tomato)
  • Strawberry cultivation with plastic mulch in semi-arid region to improve soil
  • Microclimate and runner propagation.

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Project Coordinator’s message

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The AICRP on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structures & Environment Management (PEASEM)  earlier known as AICRP on Plasticulture Engineering & Technology. The project became operational in the year 1988 (VII Plan) by the name of AICRP on Application of plastics in agriculture with plan budget of 32.60 lakhs. 

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