Technologies Developed By Himalayan Research Group (HRG)

COST -EFFECTIVE SOLAR WATER & SPACE HEATING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTAIN AREAS COST -EFFECTIVE SOLAR WATER & SPACE HEATING SYSTEM FOR MOUNTAIN AREAS - Energy Lighting And Fuel

Rural areas in Indian Himalayan Mountains are
facing grave energy crisis and high dependence on
fuel wood due to cold climate poses a potential
threat to the ecology, health of household inmates
and involve women drudgery in fuel wood/ dung
collection.
Collection of

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Medicinal Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation for Women Livelihood Medicinal Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation for Women Livelihood - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry

Lentinula edodes (Berk.) Singer, known as "Shiitake"
and commonly called Japanese mushroom, is a white
rot wood decay fungus.
Cultivation of Shiitake in India is yet to start and
customization of technology for natural growing in
mountain carried out.
Cultivation of

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Fodder Development Programme for Women Drudgery Reduction Fodder Development Programme for Women Drudgery Reduction - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry

•    Fodder availability and cultivation is limited and mainly agriculture crop residues, wild tree and weed species provide fodder.

•    In this scenario popularization of improved fodder practices and new technology suitable to mountain
&n

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Chirayita Cultivation, Processing and Value Addition Chirayita Cultivation, Processing and Value Addition - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry

•    Communities in the Himalayas are dependent upon natural resources and extract plants from nature to meet their health and economic demands
•    Prized and endangered species of genus such as Swertia (Chirayita), Picrorhiza (Kutki), Taxus (Rakhal)

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Shiitake Cultivation Shiitake Cultivation - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry
Technology package for medicinal mushroom ‘Shiitake’ (Lentinula edodes) cultivation on saw dust of popular and eucalyptus enriched with natural ingredients was standardized and continued for verification of the results obtained on production and economics in the earlier studies. Results revealed tha

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Vermicomposting Vermicomposting - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry
Conversion of biomass and animal excreta with earthworm (Eisenia foetida) into black granular crumbly powder is vermicompost. Animal excreta and biomass in mixed and digested with earthworms in a bed. 1 Kg earthworm/10 Kg biomass and animal excreta ratio was standardize to initiate vermicomposting

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Agro-technology of Selected Himalayan Medicinal Plants Agro-technology of Selected Himalayan Medicinal Plants - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry
Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) Karsten sometimes also mentioned as Swertia chirata Buch.-Ham. was widely used as an ingredient in Ayurvedic medicines since times immemorial and in Himachal Pradesh this species is listed as Critically Endangered. Commercial cultivation technology standardizati

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Button Mushroom Cultivation Button Mushroom Cultivation - Agriculture And Animal Husbandry
The climate of all districts in Himachal Pradesh is suitable to take minimum 2 crops of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) under natural conditions for additional income generation for rural folks especially women. Quality mushroom compost and casing soil is prepared in the HRG unit at Village Dhan

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