Installation of Surface Meteorological Instruments
Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Chandigarh, with the
help of India Meteorological Department has established state-of-the-art
Automatic Weather Stations under the joint programme of DRDO, Army and
The weather stations record temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed
and direction, rain and snow water equivalent at every five seconds on an
average of over one hour. The data is stored in a data logger.
State- of- the- art
Meteorological Instruments Facility
This voluminous data is stored on a 2MB hard disk upto 420 days at an
interval of one hour. This continuous record of weather data has helped
SASE in using weather prediction models effectively to draw three days
mountain weather forecast for the operational use by the Army.
Herbal Tea Formulation
Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, has formulated an Anti-oxidant
Enriched Herbal Tea based on high altitude medicinal plants of Ladakh
Himalayas. (Seabuckthorn, Rose root, Yarrow, Salam Panja, Kala Jeera, and
Wild Rose, etc)
This herbal tea has been analysed for f1avonoides, vitamins, toxicity,
sensory evaluation, etc by DFRL, Mysore and IDMA, Laboratory Chandigarh.
Dr W Selvamurthy, CC R&D (LS & HR) released the herbal tea for its
introduction into the Army during Corporate Review meeting held during
21-22 August 2003 at FRL.
herbal tea formulation for its
introduction into the
Ladakhi Kisan Jawan
Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, organised the Ladakhi Kisan Jawan
Vigyan Mela-2003 during 9-10 August 2003. Maj Gen Rakesh Dass, AVSM, SM,
VSM, COS, 14 Corps inaugurated the mela.
Col B Raut, Director, FRL highlighted the achievements of FRL.
Fifteen-thousand farmers, troops, students and other citizen visited the
mela. New improved varieties of rare vegetables, exotic fruits and
flowers, high altitude medicinal plants, poultry rearing especially
introduction of Japanese quails, dairy farming, breeding of Zanskar ponies
and sheep and goat farming were the main attraction of this mela. Shri
Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councilor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill
Development Council, Leh was the Chief Guest for the closing function.
Rakesh Dass Showing
keen interest at the research
farm during the mela
Field Research Laboratory, Det, Partapur-Skampuk, Nubra hosted the First
ever Ladakhi Kisan Jawan Vigyan Mela-2003 on 14 August 2003 with the
objective to disseminate agro-animal technologies to farmers and troops.
Brig SK Singh, Brig Comdr, 102 Inf Bde inaugurated the mela. Maj Deepak
Suri, OIC, FRL Det Partapur welcomed the guests and Col B Raut, Director,
FRL briefly highlighted the achievements of FRL. Five-thousand farmers,
troops, students visited the mela. New improved varieties of rare
vegetables, flowers, medicinal plants, poultry rearing and dairy farming
were the main attractions of the mela. Local farmers from various parts of
Nubra valley and even far-flung villages like Turtuk and Panamik
participated in various competitions with great enthusiasm and received
DFRL Wins prizes in Horticulture Show
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore was awARDEd four First
Prizes in the ornamental gARDEn category for its premises, Guest House as
well as DFRL Colony during the Horticulture Show organised by the
Department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka during 25 Septembe- 6
Prizes won by DFRL at
the Horticulture Show
Signs MoU with University of Kashmir
Field Research Laboratory (FRL), Leh, has signed an MoU with University
of Kashmir, Srinagar to carry out research and development activities in
joint venture in the field of vegetables, horticulture, medicinal, and
aromatic plants, dairy, poultry, biotech- nology, photochemistry, etc.
This MoU will also help in awarding PhD to research scholars working with
this laboratory through Kashmir University.
The MoU was signed by Col B Raut, Director, FRL and Prof A M Mattoo,
Registrar, Kashmir University in the presence of Prof Jalees A K Tareen,
Vice- Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Srinagar on 7 October 2003.
documents with Prof Mattoo