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Dr. Rajesh Thakur

Principal Scientist

Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension Education & Rural Sociology, 

College of Agriculture, CSK HP Agricultural University, Palampur

Himachal Pradesh- 176 062

Phone: +91-1894-230313 (Off); Mobile:94184-55103

Fax: +91-1894-230313

Field of Specialization and Research Interest

Production Economics and Natural Resource Management

Educational Qualification

Ph.D (Agricultural Economics)

Employment Record alongwith Professional Experience (in years)

21 years in teaching, research and extension

Research Projects handled

As PI :           05

As Co-PI:       06

Research Publications

Total publications published in Journals: 20

  1. Mehta Kanika, J.S. Guleria and Rajesh Kumar Thakur (2020). Comparative Economics     of Tomato Cultivation under Protected Versus Open–Field Conditions in Mid Hills of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 16 (1):104-110.

(NAAS rating:4.82)

  1. Mehta Kanika, Rajesh Kumar Thakur and J.S. Guleria (2020). Socio-economic Impact of Protected Cultivation on Tomato Growers of Himachal Pradesh. Economic Affair, 65 (1):1-7.

(NAAS rating: 4.82)

  1. Kumar, Virender, S.K. Chauhan, Harbans LaL, Rajesh Thakur and Divya Sharma (2018). Farm Mechanization in Himachal Pradesh: Constraints, Status and its Role in Augmenting Farm Incomes. Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 14 (2): 235-242.  

(NAAS rating:4.82)

Books Published


Books Chapters






Published Reports


Teaching/ trainings

Taught various courses at UG & PG levels

Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium


Extension activity including Popular Articles/ Pamphlets/ Leaflets


Students Guided


PG:               07

Ph.D:           -Nil-

Awards/ Fellowships

  • Merit scholarship during Doctoral Programme.

  • Winrock International Fellowship during Ph.D. Programme.

International exposure/ visit abroad

                    01 (Philippines)

Miscellaneous achievements/ activities