Farm Power & Machinery

Department of Farm Power and Machinery

This department conducts teaching, research and extension education activities in the subjects related to tools, equipment and machineries, different sources of farm power and renewable sources of energy & workshop activities. The department offers 42 credit hours courses in B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) and 15 credit hour courses in B. Tech. (Food Tech.) degree programmes. Three All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs) namely Farm Implements and Machinery (FIM), Utilization of Animal Energy (UAE) and Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture (ESA) are associated with this department.

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Research Projects:

  • All India Coordinated Projects (AICRP)
  • AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery

PI: Er S K Satpathy

  • AICRP on Utilization of Animal Energy with Enhanced Work Efficiency

PI: Er S K Chauhan

  • AICRP on Ergonomics and Safety in Agriculture

PI: Dr S N Yadav

 Externally Funded projects

  • Completed Extramural Research Projects
S. No. Title of Research Project Funding Agency PI Fund (Rs. in Lakh) Remarks
1. A Value Chain on Selected Aromatic Plants of NE Region

 

NAIP-ICAR

 

CPI: Dr. P. K. Srivastava

PIs: Dr. S.N. Yadav, Dr. S. Jena,

Dr. S.R. Yadav and Dr. S.K. Satpathy

192.39 Completed Successfully

(February 24, 2009 to March 31, 2014)

2. Promotion of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stoves in Rural Areas of Sikkim

 

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, New Delhi Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda 33.30 Completed Successfully

(August 16, 2012 to October 31, 2015)

  • Ongoing Extramural Research Projects
S. No. Title of Research Project Funding Agency PI Fund (Rs. in Lakh) Remarks
1. Development of Equipment and Technology to Mechanize Conservation Agriculture on Terraces Under Rainfed Hill Farming condition of NEH region ICAR

 

Dr. S. N. Yadav 31.61 Sanctioned in January, 2016
2. Establishment of Farm Equipment Testing Centre Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Dr. S. N. Yadav 61.59 Sanctioned in January, 2016
3. Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Agricultural Education in India ICAR

 

Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda- Co-PI in association with College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU, Barapani, Meghalaya(Dr. D.K. Pandey, PI) 15.00 Sanctioned in January, 2016
4. Value Chain Analysis of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale L.) in North Eastern Hill Region of India ICAR

 

Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda- Co-PI in association with College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU, Umiam, Barapani, Meghalaya(Dr. Ram Singh, PI) 20 Sanctioned in January, 2016
5. Gap Analysis of Skill Development in Agricultural Engineering and Technology Education ICAR

 

Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda 6.00 Grand yet to be released
6. Critical Analysis of Quality of Post Graduate Research in Physical Sciences of Agricultural Education System ICAR

 

Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda- Co-PI & Er. Vanita Pandey- PI 5.80 Grand yet to be released

(3)        Intramural Research Projects

  • Completed Intramural Research Projects-08
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No.

Title of Research Project PI Date of start Date of completion
1. Mechanization status and its impact on production of rice and maize crop in the state of Sikkim  Dr. S. N. Yadav,

 

01-06-08 31-05-09
2. Studies on some relevant properties of large cardamom for conceptual design of harvester Dr. T. K. Khura

 

01-03-09 30-10-09
3. Techno-economic feasibility testing of manual seed drill in terraced cultivation of Sikkim Er. S. K. Satpathy

 

01-03-09 19-09-10
4. Feasibility testing of manual four row pre-germinated rice seeder for improving and productivity and sustainability of rain fed rice cultivation of Sikkim Dr. S. N. Yadav

 

01-07-09 30-06-10
5. Production of Charcoal Briquettes from Selected Forest Waste Of Sikkim and their Feasibility Dr. Ram Chandra

 

20-08-09 19-8-10
6. Characterization of forest based biomass in Sikkim for production of renewable energy Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

01-02-12 31-01-13
7. Development of light weight knapsack type surface residue chopper for adoption in no-tillage cultivation of crops in valley/terraces and hill slopes Dr. S. N.Yadav

 

01-01.12 31-12-12
8. Design and development of the mixed model photovoltaic powered forced convection solar dryer of 10 Kg capacity for agro industrial application of NEH region Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

01-02-14 31-01-15
  • Ongoing Intramural Research Projects (IRPs)-03
Sl. No. Title of Research Project PI Date of start
1. Design and development of zero-till drill planter to 4.2 kW light weight power tiller Dr. N. S. Chauhan April 01, 2014

Extension & Other Activities:

  • Field demonstration of improved farm equipment using draught animal power and power tiller with matching equipment.
  • Training on use of renewable energy sources/gadgets, utilization of animal energy and improved hand tools and women friendly improved equipment.
  • Hands-on-training on repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery.
  • Training and demonstration for light weight knapsack type manually guided tools (Bush cutter, Rice harvester, Pit digger, Chaff cutter, fruit harvester and others)
  • Training to extension functionaries
  • Workshop Organized
  • One day Workshop on Utilization of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove
  • Training Programme Organized for farmers/households
S. N. Programme Duration Venue No. participants
Male Female Total
1. Double Pot Improved Biomass Cook Stoves Construction in rural areas of Sikkim July 29-31, 2015 Pabong, South Sikkim, Basilakha and Duga, East Sikkim 45 45 90
2. Utilization of Non-conventional Energy Sources in Agriculture January 11-16, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 12 02 14
3. Operation, Maintenance and management of  power tillers March

01-14,

2016

CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20 20
  • Training Programme Organized for Agricultural Officers of Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubneswar
S. N. Programme Duration Venue No. participants
Male Female Total
1. Sustainable Agricultural Production and Processing: Equipment and Technologies September 14-18, 2015 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20 20
2. Sustainable agriculture for food security & enhancing income to the farming community April 4-8, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20 20
3. Conservation agricultural practices and post harvest management for value addition June 06-10, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 17 03 20

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

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TEACHING FACULTY

 

Name: Dr. S N Yadav snyadav

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Designation: Professor (Farm Machinery)
Academic Qualification: Ph. D.
Expertise: Mechanization of hill Agriculture, Mechanization of Conservation Agriculture
e-mail: snyadavbpl@yahoo.com
Contact No. (O) 03592 251556 (M) 9933469544

 

 

Name: Dr. NS Chauhan nsc_D-2View Profile
Designation: Associate Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: Ph. D. (IITKGP)
Expertise: Mechanization of hill Agriculture, Energy Management in Agricultural and Allied sectors
e-mail: narvendra@caepht.ernet.com
Contact No. 9434742243 (M)

 

Name: Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda  

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Designation: Associate Professor (Renewable Energy)
Academic Qualification: Ph.D. (Renewable Energy Engineering)
Expertise: Solar thermal energy, Solar Photovoltaic energy, Passive solar architecture, Biomass energy, Waste management, Wind energy, Hydro power, Hydrogen production from renewable sources, Fuel cell technology, Energy audit, Energy modelling, Sustainable Development and Environment, Energy Conservation and management, Energy planning and policy
e-mail: sevda_mahendra@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 8972002379 (M)

 

 

Name: Er. S K Satpathy SK SatpathyView Profile
Designation: Assistant Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Farm Machinery
e-mail: sksatpathy@hotmail.com
Contact No. 9811950946 (M)

 

Name: Er. S S Das  

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
e-mail: shankarswarup@gmail.com
Contact No. 9474356013 (M)

 

Name: Er. S K Chauhan image076

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Designation: Assistant Professor (Farm Power & Machinery)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Farm Power & Machinery
e-mail: chauhansujeetkumar@gmail.com
Contact No. 8436711386 (M)

 

Name: Er. N. Devarani image077View Profile
Designation: Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Academic Qualification: M. Tech.
Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
e-mail: dev.ngangkham@gmail.com
Contact No. 8255024729 (M)