Seventeenth annual report 2015-16

General Body Meeting

The General Body meeting of the Association was held at UAS Dharwad on 23rd November 2015 at 1800 hrs. The audit and annual report for year 2014-15 were presented by the Secretary which was approved by the House.

Executive Council

During the year under report the EC communicated through email and also met on 17th November 2015 at OUAT Bhubneswar and 23rd November 2015 at UAS Dharwad to transect the business. EC approved the zonal representative nominated for year 2015-2017.
1 North Zone - Harpreet Singh, PAU Ludhiana
2 West Zone - Dr. J D Jadhav, Solapur
3 Central Zone - Dr J L Chaudhary, IGAU, Raipur
4 East Zone - Dr Lala Iswari Prasad Ray, CAU, Barapani
5 South Zone - Dr H Venkatesh, UAS Dharwad

Enrollment of Members

During the year 2015-2016, 107 life members were enrolled with Association. Thus the total number of life memberships increased up to 1108 by the end of March 2016. A total of 131 annual members were enrolled during the year 2015.

Organization of seminar

Dr S. Panneerselvam, Professor and Head, Agro-Climate Research Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore kindly agreed to organize the next seminar at Coimbatore during December 2016.

Financial Status

As per audit report during the year 2015-2016 total income was Rs 305884 and the total expenditure was Rs 453364.70 giving a deficit of Rs 147480.70. A sum of Rs 2205308/- has been kept as fixed deposit with Central Bank of India which include FD for various awards and memorial lectures.

Best Thesis Award

Only one thesis was received for “Dr. P D Mistry award for the best Ph.D thesis in Agricultural Meteorology” for year 2015. These are under process of evaluation.
For Prof P S N Sastry award for Best M.Sc. thesis in Agricultural Meteorology”, Three applications were received which are under evaluation.

Dr S Venktaraman Young Scientist Award

For young scientist award Two nominations were received which are under 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 2015, 150 papers were received, including 03 papers from international scientists, 65 papers were published /accepted, 58 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 6.15 for year 2016 which is one of the best Indian Journals. For awarding best papers published in this journal in two years term (2012 &2013, and 2014 & 2015), the decisions are yet to be taken.

Web Page of the Association

Association has its website with new domain name It has been made a dynamic website. Member can view/edit/update their profile on the website. New members can also register/enroll on the website. All abstracts and full papers are available on website with search engine. Papers status are also updated frequently. All members are requested to visit the site and give their feed back for its further improvement to

Vyas Pandey