Dr. Satish Kumar Sanwal

Head, PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST (Vegetable breeding, Abiotic Stress)

Crop Improvement


  • Senior Scientist , Division of Crop Improvement, CSSRI, Karnal (18-05-2015- continue)
  • Senior Scientist , Division of Crop Improvement, IIVR, Varanasi (30-09-2008 to 16-05-2015)
  • Scientist , Division of Horticulture, ICAR (RC) for NEH Region, Barapani, Meghalaya (13-03-2003 to 27-09-2008)
  • Assistant professor (Veg. Science), College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat, CAU, Imphal, (28-12-2002 to 12-03-2003)

Research achievement: 

  • Two okra varieties Kashi Kranti and Kashi Vardaan were developed and identified throughv AICRP (VC) group meeting and released and notified by Central Subcommittee on Crop Standard, Notification and Release of Varieties. Both the varieties are resistant to yellow vein mosaic virus (YVMV) and okra enation leaf curl virus (OELCV) and suitable for both summer and rainy season. Fruits are dark green in colour and available from 47-100 days after sowing and total yield is 145-155 q/ha of Kashi Kranti and 140-150 q/ha of Kashi Vardaan.

  • Two garden pea varieties Kashi Ageti and Kashi Samridhi were developed and identifiedv through AICRP (VC) group meeting and released and notified by Central Subcommittee on Dr. SATISH KUMAR SANWAL Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) Division of Crop Improvement ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute Zarifa farm, Karnal-132001, Haryana E-mail: satishsanwal@rediffmail.com Contact No: +919050778221 Crop Standard, Notification and Release of Varieties. Kashi Ageti is an early maturity cultivar having long dark green slightly curved pods with 9-10 seeds/pod. Its average green pod yield is 120-125 q/ha. Kashi Samridhi is a late maturing and powdery mildew resistant vegetable pea variety. The pods of this variety can be made available to the consumers when the early maturing varieties are almost over. It takes 60-63 days for 50 % flowering, pods are green in colour, 13-14 numbers/plant. The pods become ready for harvest after 90-95 days of sowing and average yield is 120-140 q/ha.

  • Triple podded pea genetis stock (VRP-500):This is the first genetic stock which has triple podv on every node. This genetic stock was registered in NBPGR, New Delhi for unique trait.

  • Megha Taro-1 (ML-1): This taro variety was identified in the 13th annual group meeting ofv AICRP on tuber crops held at AAU, Jorhat from 26th to 28th April, 2013. High yielding taro variety tolerant to leaf blight and rich in starch and low in oxalic acid. Suitable for rainfed conditions of North East region and also for intercropping. The variety is suitable for cultivation in Jhum as well as the valley lands. The crop matures in 180-210 days giving an yield of 23 t/ha. (Co-PI)

Selected Research Publications:

  1. Jaydeep Halder, S. K. Sanwal, A.K. RAI, A. B. RAI, B. Singh and B. K. Singh. 2015. Role of physico-morphic and biochemical characters of different okra genotypes in relation to population of okra shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 85 (2): 278–82,

  2. Sanwal, S. K., Major Singh, B. Singh and P. S. Naik. 2014. Resistance to Yellow Vein Mosaic Virus and Okra Enation Leaf Curl Virus: challenges and future strategies. CURRENT SCIENCE, 106 (11) 1470 -1471.
  3. Singh, P.M. Singh, S.K. Sanwal and A. K. Pal. 2014. Standardization of cost effective hybridization technique for hybrid seed production in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 84 (9): 1111–4.

  4. Singh, A.K. Mishra, S.K. Sanwal, Pradeep Kumar Singh and Mathura Rai. 2013. Genetic variability and character association analysis in cabbage hybrids. Indian J. Hort. 70(2): 296- 299

  5. Sanwal, S. K., B C Deka and Marcin Kozak. 2013. Antioxidant phytochemicals and curcuminodes content in different genotypes of turmeric (Curcuma longa). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83 (4): 415–19.

  6. Sanwal, S. K., Rajesh Kumar and M. Loganathan. 2013. Estimation of gene effects for powdery mildew resistance in garden pea (Pisum sativum). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83 (6): 417-21.

  7. Sanwal, S.K., B. Singh and Shiv Shankar Verma. 2012. Genetic divergence and its implication in breeding of desired plant type in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 82 (3): 264–6.

  8. Singh, Ravishankar Singh and S.K. Sanwal. 2012. Multivariate analysis in relation to breeding system in okra. Indian J. Hort. 69(4), 2012: 536-539.

  9. Sanwal, S.K., Marcin Kozak and Med Ram.Verma. 2011. Searching for the optimum multivariate profile of an ash gourd [Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.] genotype. Acta Physiol ogia Plantarum 33: 463-468. 1

  10. Sanwal, S.K., Marcin Kozak, Sanjeev Kumar, B. Singh and B.C. Deka. 2011. Yield improvement through female homosexual hybrids and sex genetics of sweet gourd (Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng.) Acta Physiologia Plantarum 33: 1991-1996.

  11. Singh, Akath., B.K. Singh, S.K. Sanwal, R.K. Patel and M.R. Verma. 2011. The genetic variability, inheritance and inter-relationships of ascorbic acid, ß-carotene, phenol and anthocyanin content in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.). Scientia Horticulturae, 129: 86-90.

  12. Sanwal, S.K., N.Rai, Jagdish Singh and Juri Buragohain. 2010. Antioxidant phytochemicals and gingerol content in diploid and tetraploid clones of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). Scientia Horticulturae 124: 280-285

  13. Sanwal, S.K., R.K. Yadav, P.K. Singh, Juri Buragohain and M.R. Verma. 2010. Gingerol content of different genotypes of ginger (Zingiber officinale). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 80(3):258-260

  14. R. K., S.K. Sanwal, P.K. Singh and Juri Buragohain. 2009. Effect of different packaging treatment on storage life of tomato. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46(2), 139- 141.

  15. Sanwal, S.K., R.K. Yadav, P.K. Singh and N. Rai. 2008. Variability and genetic diversity studies in indigenous chow-chow (Sechium edule SW.) genotypes of Northeast India. Indian J. Hort. 65(2): 167-170 .

  16. Sanwal, S.K., Yadav, R.K., and P.K. Singh. 2007. Effect of organic manure on growth, yield and quality parameters of ginger (Zingiber officinale). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 77(2): 67-72

  17. Sanwal, S.K., Laxminaryana, K., Yadav, R.K., Rai. N., Yadav, D.S., and Mousmi Bhuyan. 2007. Effect of organic manures on soil fertility, growth, physiology, yield and quality of turmeric. Indian J Hort. 64(4): 444-449

  18. R. K., Yadav, D.S., N. Rai, S.K.Sanwal and Pranabjyoti Sarma. 2006. Reaction of colocasia genotypes against leaf blight under Meghalaya condition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 76 (12): 770-2

Books/training manuals

  1. K. Sanwal. 2008. Underutilized Vegetable and Spices Crops. Agrobios (India), Jodhpur

  2. Production and Marketing of Ginger. 2005. Y.P.Sharma, A.Kumar, D.S. Yadav, B. Sasikumar, A.K. Tripathi, M.Anandraj, S.K.sanwal and V.A.Parthasarthy

  3. Vegetable Improvement in North Eastern Region. 2009. R. K. Yadav, S. K. Sanwal, Bidyut C Deka, S.V. Ngachan, Pranav Jyoti Sarma and Juri Buragohain

  4. Improved Production Technology of Horticultural Crops. 2009. Bidyut C Deka, R.K.Yadav, S.K. Sanwal, R.K. Patel and Akath Singh.


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