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Dr. (Mrs.) Brij Bala

Principal Scientist 

CSK HPKV, Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre, Bajaura, Distt. Kullu, Himachal Pradesh - 175 125, India


Phone:+91-1905-287235 (Off); Fax: +91-01905-287236

+91-98161-90369 (Cell)

Field of Specialization and Research Interest

Production Economics and Farm Management

Educational Qualification

Ph.D (Agricultural Economics)

Employment Record alongwith Professional Experience (in years)

22 years in research and extension

Research Projects handled

As PI :           07

As Co-PI:      -Nil-

Research Publications

Total publications published in Journals: 63

  1. 1.     Bala, B. Rana,  Vishal and Sharma K.D. (2017). Capital investment, input use pattern and economics of major crops under protected cultivation. Indian Journal of Ecology, 44 (6): 905-908.

(NAAS rating: 4.96)

  1. 2. Bala, B. (2016). Technical efficiency and technological gaps in maize cultivation. Maize Journal, 5 (1&2): 1-6.

(NAAS rating: 3.27)

  1. 3. Bala, B., Preeti Pari and Sharma, K.D. (2016). Production and marketed surplus of vegetables under protected cultivation in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Ecology, 43(1): 574-578.  

 (NAAS rating: 4.96)

Books Published


Books Chapters






Published Reports


Teaching/ trainings


Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium


Extension activity including Popular Articles/ Pamphlets/ Leaflets


Students Guided

PG:             09

Ph.D:         -Nil-

Awards/ Fellowships

  • HPKV Gold medal with honours certificate for Doctoral Programme.

  • College merit scholarship during Doctoral Programme.  

  • ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) during Master’s Programme.  

  • ICAR merit scholarship during BSc (Ag.) programme.

  • Awarded ‘Distinguished Woman in Agricultural Sciences in the field of Agricultural Economics, 2018’ by “Venus International Foundation, Chennai”.

International exposure/ visit abroad


Miscellaneous achievements/ activities

  • Delivered 500 extension lectures to farmers.

  • Co-chaired a poster evaluation team in National conference on ‘Alternate farming systems to enhance farmers’ income’ at YSP, UHF, Nauni, Solan on Sept.19-21,2017.

  • Chaired a technical session in International Seminar on ‘Recent trends and Experimental Approaches in Science, Technology, Nature and Management’, organised by Society for Science and Nature at Jodhpur w. e. f. 23-24 December, 2018.

  • Expert to undertake moderation of question paper for AICE-JRF/ SRF (PGS)-2018 at Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-II, Pusa, New Delhi.

  • Referee for the evaluation/editing of research papers for three journals viz., Indian Journal of Agricultural Research of ARCC, Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development and International Journal of Agricultural Marketing since 2013.

  • Member, Flying Squad in examination at Vinayaka College of Pharmacy, Village Bahuguna P.O. Garsa (Kullu) for the examinations held during 2012 and 2013.