Association of Agrometeorologists

 Annual Reports


Twenty Second Annual Report 2020-21

General Body Meeting

The Twenty third Annual General Body meeting of Association of Agrometeorologists was held was held on Thursday 18h March 2021 at 19:00 using Zoom. Dr Vyas Pandey President of the Association presided over the meeting and was assisted by the EC members. One hundred eighty two (182) members were virtually attended the meeting.

First of all Dr Vyas Pandey, President of the Association welcomes the members and congratulates to PAU chapter for successfully conducting virtual seminar. There after he described the progress made by the Association in terms of major decision taken in online EC meeting, editor and progress about online review system. He gave information about change of Managing Editor of the journal, due to extra charge of PC, AICRPAM, Dr S.K. Bal was unable to hold the post of managing editor, in the EC meeting members discussed various names and finally Dr Surender Singh was approved for Managing Editor. He is working as managing Editor from January 2021. President also informed to house about special issue of Thrissur seminar and decision taken in EC meeting and it was decided that the Secretary will assign manuscript numbers and send to Managing Editor for review process of the manuscripts through the editorial team of the Journal. If requisite papers (at least 20) are not finalized from the articles received from the Guest Editor, the selected articles will be published in the regular issue. President inform to house the national seminar was already decided to organized in Kashmir as per  proposal approved by EC and G.B. meeting at Thrissur, Kerala. House was informed that the revised constitution of Association which was circulated to all members and invited their feedback in 2017 was discussed during GB meeting held at Hisar and subsequently at Raipur. GB had authorized President and Secretary of Association to finalize the same. The minor corrections suggested in EC meeting was incorporated and approved by the GB.

Executive Council                                                               

During the year 2020-21, Executive council met three times. The first meeting of Executive Council of Association was held on Thursday the 20thAugust 2020 at 15:00 using Google meet virtual platform.  EC decided that the first author must be a member of the Association of Agrometeorologists at the time of initial submission of manuscript. After acceptance of paper all authors must be a member of the Association of Agrometeorologists. However, it may be noted that becoming a member of the association does not guarantee the publication of the research paper. It updated in authors guidelines.

The second online meeting was held on Friday the 20thNovember 2020. EC discussed a committee be formed to review and suggest the guidelines for various awards and fellowships, and their evaluation system including prize money as well as minimum donations to be accepted for instituting any such awards and EC members also discussed a Committee of experts who will be evaluating the applications received for various awards for 2020. In this EC meeting for developing online submission and review system for JAM, President has suggested the name of Dr Joydeep Mukherjee and Dr N. Subash to coordinate the same with developer, EC also discussed bringing our Newsletter, a half yearly online publication wherein all activities/information related to Association and Agrometeorology may be incorporated. Secretary requested EC members to nominate a member for bringing out the Newsletter. EC members discussed this point and responsibility was given to the Head Quarter to publish half yearly Newsletter.

The Third meeting of EC was held on Friday the 14h March 2021. EC members discussed about originality reports of manuscript for JAM and decided that author should submit plagiarism report during submission of manuscript and it should be less than 20%, EC also decided to include managing editor in all EC meeting for updated information about publications and other query about JAM.

Chapter activities

The World Meteorological Day – 2021 was celebrated on March 23rd by AAM-Thrissur Chapter and detail report submitted to head quarter. World soil day celebrated on December 5th 2020 by Bhopal Chapter but detail report not submitted to head quarter. 

Organization of seminar

          During the year an online Meteorological mega event of VAGMET-2021 “Strategic Reorientation for Climate Smart Agriculture” was organized PAU, Ludhiana Chapter. During VAGMET 2021 more than 350 research articles were submitted by 273 researchers from 51 state agricultural universities, 54 researchers from 22 institutes of ICAR, 19 researchers from various Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 4 researchers from professional institutes.

Enrollment of Members

        During the year 2020-2021, 199 - Life Members were enrolled with Association. Thus the total number of life memberships increased up to 1769 by the end of March 2021. A total of 235 Annual Members were enrolled during the year 2021.

Financial Status

      During the year 2020-2021 the total income was Rs.22,29,149.00/- and the total expenditure was   Rs.7,01,774.45/- giving a surplus of Rs.15,27,374.55/-.  A sum of Rs. 73,59,370/- has been kept as fixed deposit with Central Bank of India which includes FD for various awards and memorial lectures.



Awards / Fellowship

       Separate Committee of experts (4members for each awards) evaluated the applications received for various awards for 2020 and finalized the various awards on basis of average marks obtained by candidates.


For Fellow, eight applications were received, and the name of Dr. N. Subash, IIFSR, Modipuram, Meerut, and U.P. was recommended for the award.


For Dr S. Venkataraman Young Scientist, three applications were received of which the name of Dr. Dhananjay Barman, ICARCRIJAF, Barrackpore, West Bengal was recommended for the award.


For Dr P D Mistry best PhD thesis, five theses were received and the thesis by R. Gowtham submitted to TNAU, Coimbatore was adjudged as the best one.


For Prof PSN Shastry Best M.Sc. thesis, eight theses were received and the thesis by Shabnum P S  submitted to UAS Dharwad was adjudged as the best one.


For Dr S Venkataraman best paper awards on abiotic/biotic stress management, no application was received.


For B V Ramana Rao best paper award, two research papers were received none of papers pertain to Agrometeorology, and hence or not suitable for best paper award


The following four eminent scientists conferred Honorary Fellowship during inaugural function in Virtual AGMET 2021 on 17th March 2021 organizing by PAU, Ludhiana Chapter.


1. Late Dr S M Virmani (Ludhiana)

2. Dr M Sivakumar (Geneva)

3. Dr Samsul Huda (Australia)

4. Dr T N Balasubramanian (Coimbatore)

Publication of Journal of Agrometeorology

Journal of Agrometeorology (JAM) is being published regularly since its inception and become a quarterly publication appearing in (March, June, September, December) since 2017. During the year a special issue part-1of INAGMET 2019 was also published. All the publications are available on our dynamic website During the year we received proposal from different publishing agency for collaboration in publication which were denied. The journal is well appreciated by National and International organizations. It is being indexed by CAB International, Current contents, INSDOC, Scopus, AGRICOLA and many more  others indexing agencies. During 2020, 608 ­papers were received, including 32 papers from foreign countries, 73 papers were published /accepted, 438 papers were rejected and rests are under the process of revision. The journal is being indexed in most of the scientific indexing services and has its increasing impact factor since 2008. The SCOPUS source ID is SCOPUS Cite Score (2020) is 1.0, Scimago Journal & country ranking H-Index = 11; SJR (2020) = 0.295;  2-year IF (2020)=0.548; 3-year IF (2020)=0.525; 4-year IF (2020)=0.533, SCIJOURNAL.ORG  WOS IF (2020) = 0.469; SCOPUS IF (2020) = 0.548 , IF (2020/ 2021) = 0.557, Academic accelerator  Journal impact (2020) = 0.469, Impact factor (2020) = 0.55

The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)  scores of the journal for year 2022 is 6.55.

Web Page of the Association

            Association has developed its new dynamic website with its domain name 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.  Event gallery is also provided. The social media account search as Facebook, twitter, instagram etc are provided to increase visibility of the Association. All members are requested to visit the site and give their feedback for its further improvement to The online submission of manuscript and review system is under development.  



(S. B. Yadav)