Organization of seminar
International Symposium on “New-Dimensions in Agrometeorology for Sustainable Agriculture (NASA-2014)” was successfully organized by Pantnagar Chapter of the Association during 16-18 October, 2014 at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. About 400 National and International scientists participated and presented papers. Dr. Ajeet Singh Nain deserve due credit for successful organization of the seminar. The proceedings of the seminar and full length papers will be published in the special issue of the Journal of Agrometeorology.
As per audit report during the year 2014-2015 total income was Rs.4,65,803.97 and the total expenditure was Rs. 292033.9 giving a surplus of Rs.1,73,770.07. A sum of Rs.23,14,000/- has been kept as fixed deposit with Central Bank of India which include FD for various awards and memorial lectures.
Best Thesis Award
Four theses were received for “Dr. P D Mistry award for the best Ph.D thesis in Agricultural Meteorology”. These are under process of evaluation.
For Prof P S N Sastry award for Best M.Sc. thesis in Agricultural Meteorology”, Five applications were received which have been sent to experts for evaluation.
Dr S Venktaraman Young Scientist Award
For young scientist award Four nominations were received which have been sent for evaluation.
Dr S Venktaraman Best Paper Award
Four papers were received but none were found to fulfill the criteria, hence all were rejected.
Publication of Journal of Agrometeorology
Journal of Agrometeorology is published twice in a year appearing in June and December. The journal is well appreciated by National and International organizations. It is being indexed by CAB International, Current contents, INSDOC, Scopus, AGRICOLA and others indexing agencies. During 2014, 117 papers were received, 37 papers were published /accepted, 39 papers were rejected and rests are under the process of revision. It is a matter of great pleasure that the Journal is rated by NAAS as 6.16 for year 2015 which is one of the best Indian Journals.
We have also received queries from Taylor and Francis for publication of our journal. It is still in the process of consideration