Editorial Board

Dr. Surendra Singh


Membership of Professional Societies :

AGRIMECH
1. Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (India)- 2010
2. Fellow, The Institution of Engineers (India) -2004
3. Fellow, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers – 2003-04
4. Life member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers
5. Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education – 1994


Academic Achievements/Awards


1. Dr. K N Nag Gold Medal by Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (2011)
2. Certificate of Merit by Institution of Engineers (India) for the paper entitled, ‘Study on pull force for cotton stalk and its’ relation with crop and soil parameters’ published in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India)- Agricultural Engineering during 2008-09.
3. Institution of Engineers (India) honoured by giving a Plaque in recognition of Eminence and contribution to the Profession of Agricultural Engineering at 22nd National Convention of Agricultural Engineers and National Seminar on ‘Emerging trends of Agricultural Engineering for farm mechanization of hilly regions’ held at CSKHPKV Palampur from Jan. 20-21, 2009.
4. Chief Editor, Agricultural Engineering Today, Quarterly Journal of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers - 2008.
5. Consulting Editor, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), Agril. Engg. (1996-2006).
6. Innovative Student Project Award 2006 by Indian National Academy of Engineering for Ph. D. Thesis “Design and Development of a Tractor-Mounted Air-Assisted Sprayer for cotton” supervised by me.
7. ISAE Commendation Medal (Farm Power & Machinery) 1995-96.
8. Punjab Chapter ISAE Commendation Medal for Research & Development for the year 2001.
9. Silver Medal for holding second position in the class for B. Tech. degree College Merit Certificate for the year 1971-72.
10. University Merit Certificate for years 1972-73, 73-74, 74-75 and 75-76.
11. A certificate for attending an International Post-Graduate Course on Power and Machinery at the Technian-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa from June 5, 1978 to July 15, 1978.
12. Second best paper prize for the paper, ”Importance of selective mechanisation in Indian Agriculture” by Fertiliser Association of India, New Delhi for year 1986-87.
M. Engg. Thesis: Measurement of draft for mounted plows in Bangkok clay. Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (1978).
Ph. D. Thesis: Evaluation of seeding machines at various seeding rates in relation to growth and yield of spring wheat, barley and oats. The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark (1981).

TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS :

Ph.D. Project Guided :


1. “System Dynamic Modelling on Energy Use in Crop Production in Punjab” - H S Sidhu (2001); PAU Ludhiana

2. “Optimisation of energy inputs for crop production in Punjab” - Gursahib Singh (2001); PAU Ludhiana

3. “Design and Development of a Tractor-Mounted Air-Assisted Sprayer for cotton” - Shashi K Singh (2005); PAU Ludhiana

4. “Ergonomic Studies on Agricultural Workers Performing Selected farm Operations in Cotton Crop” - Anoop Kumar Dixit (2006); PAU Ludhiana

5. “Design, Development and Evaluation of a Tractor Operated Cotton Stalk Puller” - Ram Autar Gupta (2006); PAU Ludhiana

6. “Development and Evaluation of Rotary Blades for Strip Tillage” - Jafar Habibi Asl (2006); PAU Ludhiana

7. “Study on Energy use efficiency for paddy and wheat crops in Punjab using Data Envelopment Analysis Technique - Seyed Mehdi Nasiri (2007); PAU Ludhiana

8. “Decision support system for predicting farm power requirement in crop production system” – Vishal Bector (2009), PAU Ludhiana

9. “Ergonomical interventions in developing hand operated maize dehusker-sheller for farm women” - Shiv Pratap Singh (2010), MPUAT Udaipur

M. Tech. Projects Guided :

1. “Study on Energy Utilisation and Planning for a Selected Village of Punjab” - Jaskaran (1991); PAU Ludhiana

2. ”Development and Testing of Mathematical Model to Predict the Sale Trend of Tractors in Punjab” - Randhir Singh (1994); PAU Ludhiana

3. “Development of Mathematical Model for Repair & Maintenance Cost of Tractors in Punjab” - Kulvinder Singh (1996); PAU Ludhiana

4. “Optimal Farm Mechanisation Plan for a Selected Large Farm in Punjab” - Vishal Bector (1998); PAU Ludhiana

5. “Energetics of crop production in Punjab”- Satwinder Singh (1999); PAU Ludhiana

6. “A computer model for selection of optimal farm machinery” - Kanwarjit Singh Pawar (2001); PAU Ludhiana

7. “ Influence of selected parameters on performance of rotary tiller under different field conditions” - Ajay Sarda (2001); PAU Ludhiana

8. “Ergonomic Studies on Tractor Mounted Two Row Semi-Automatic Vegetable Transplanter” - Sagar Kautik Jadhav (2006); PAU Ludhiana


B. Tech. Projects Guided at PAU Ludhiana :

1. “Design of a 3 - point linkage dynamometer for mounted implements” - Shyam Sunder Kohli (1984).

2. “Computer aided design of transmission of tractor” - Sukhbir Singh (1985).

3. “Design of winter maize ridge planter” - Anil Khurana (1986).

4. “Predicting drawbar pull using cone index” - Naresh Kumar Gupta (1986).

5. “The Indian tractor industry and its marketing practices in India” - Rajiv Gupta (1987).

6. “Testing of winter maize ridge planter” - Gurkirpal Singh Sidhu (1988).

7. “Analysis of tractor use on agricultural farms in Ludhiana district” - Preet Mohan Singh (1990).

8. “Study on performance evaluation of plot thresher on wheat crop” - Baldev Singh and Raminder Singh (1990).

9. “Tractor industry in India and its marketing trends in Punjab” - Gurmeet Singh Dang (1992).

10. “Field evaluation of tractor-drawn rotavator” - Kamal Jit Singh (1993).

11. “Determination of operational cost of combines for wheat and paddy in Punjab” - - Nalin Gupta (1995). 12. “Study on selected parameters on the performance of spike tooth wheat threshing system”

- Narinder Pal Singh Sood (1995).

13. “Energy requirements in wheat cultivation” - Jugad Singh Sidhu (1996).

14. “Energy requirements for paddy cultivation” - Arvinder Singh (1997).

15. “Energy requirements for the cultivation of oil seed crops” - Arpit Sharma (1998).

16. “Study on the effect of three point linkage geometry on stability of a tractor” - Geeta Kocher (1999).

17. “Performance evaluation of commercial engine under lab conditions” - Sarvpreet Singh Preet (2000).

18. “Design and testing of tractor-drawn dual seed-cum-fertiliser drill” (2001) - Randhir Singh Gulerai and Sanimer Kaur (2001)

19. ‘To study the status of farm power and machinery in district Fatehgarh Sahib’ - Vikramjit Singh (2002)

Courses Developed :

1. Energy in Agricultural Production System (FPM - 423) For U.G. student.

2. Energy Conservation & Management in Production Agriculture (FPM - 601) For P.G. student.

3. Theory of Hydraulic and its application – FPM 527 for P.G. student.

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Year                           Course                                                                 Credit  Hours
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1985-86           Soil-Plant-Machine Dynamics (FPM 504)                              3+0=3
1986-87           Soil-Plant-Machine Dynamics (FPM 504)                              3+0=3
                        Dynamics of Farm Machinery (FPM 631)                              3+0=3
1991-92           Dynamics of Farm Machinery (FPM 631)                              3+0=3
1997-98          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
1998-99          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
2000-01          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
2001-02          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
2002-03           Dynamics of Farm Machinery (FPM 602)                              2+1=3
2002-03          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
2003-04           Farm Equipment Design (FPM 526)                                       2+0=2
2004-05          Energy Conservation & Management in                                 2+0=2
                        Production Agriculture (FPM 601)
2004-05           Mathematical Models in Farm Machinery (FPM 603)            3+0=3
2006-07           Farm Equipment Design (FPM 526)                                       2+1=3

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Under-graduate Courses Taught:
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Year                           Course                                                                  Credit  Hours
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1983-84           Farm Power & Machinery (FPM 201)                                    2+1=3
                         Tractor Driving  & Machinery Field Practice             0+1=1
1984-85           Farm Machinery Design & Management (FPM 402) 2+1=3
                        Tractor Driving  & Machinery Field Practice             0+1=1
1985-86           Tractor Systems & Controls (FPM 414)                                 2+1=3
1986-87           Engineering Practical Training                                                0+2=2
1988-89           Farm Machinery Design & Management (FPM 402)             2+1=3
                        Maintenance & Servicing of Tractor & Farm Machinery       0+1=1
1989-90           Tractor Systems & Controls (FPM 414)                                 2+1=3
1990-91           Tractor Systems & Controls (FPM 414)                                 2+1=3
1991-92           Farm Power Units (FPM 302)                                                1+1=2
1992-93           Tractor Systems & Controls (FPM 303)                                 2+1=3
1994-95           Design of Agricultural Tractors (FPM 422)                            2+1=3
1995-96           Tractor Systems & Controls (FPM 303)                                 2+1=3
1996-97           Maintenance & Servicing of Tractor & Farm Machinery       0+1=1
                        Farm Machinery Design  (FPM 401)                                      1+1=2
1997-98           Energy in Agricultural Production System (FPM 423)          2+0=2
1998-99           Energy in Agricultural Production System (FPM 423)          2+0=2
2000-01           Energy in Agricultural Production System (FPM 423)          2+0=2
2003-04           Farm Machinery Design (FPM 401)                                       1+1=2
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LIST OF PUBLICATION

BOOKS

1. Singh Surendra and Mittal J P (1989) Formulae in Engineering. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.

2. Singh Surendra and Mittal J P (1992) Energy in Production Agriculture. Mittal Publications, New Delhi.

3. Verma S R, Mittal J P and Singh Surendra (1994) Energy Management and Conservation in Agricultural Production and Food Processing. USG Publishers & Distributors, Ludhiana.

4. Singh Surendra and Kandoria J L (1999) Selection, Use and Maintenance of Pesticide Application Equipment. Directorate of Information & Publication of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

5. Singh Surendra (2007) Farm Machinery – Principles and Applications. Directorate of Information & Publication of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

6. Singh Surendra and Verma S R (2009) Farm Machinery Maintenance & Management. Directorate of Information & Publication of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

7. Singh Surendra and Singh R S. 2014. Energy for Production Agriculture. Directorate of Information & Publication of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan-I, Pusa Campus, New Delhi.

8. Singh Surendra; Manes G S; Dixit Anoop. 2015. Mechanization of cultivated crops. New India Publishing Agency, Pitam Pura, New Delhi.

9. Singh Surendra. 2015. Farm Tools and Equipment for Indian Agriculture. New India Publishing Agency, Pitam Pura, New Delhi.

BULLETINS

1. Shukla L N, Verma S R and Singh Surendra (1984) Tractor-Drawn Rota-Drum Sugarcane Planter. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

2. Singh Surendra, Bakhshi Rupa and Singh Madhu P (1988) Research Digest on “Energy Requirements in Agricultural Sector” in the state of Punjab. Deptt. Of Farm Power & Machinery, P.A.U. Ludhiana.

3. Kaur Surinderjit, Oberoi K and Singh Surendra (1994) Ghar Vich Oorja Bachaun De Tareke (Punjabi). Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

4. Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S, Singh Sarjinder, Singh I P and Kaur Surinderjit (1996) Energy in Punjab Agriculture. Department of Farm Power & Machinery, P.A.U. Ludhiana.

5. Singh Surendra, De Dipanker and Pannu C J S (1999) Energy Conservation Technology for farm Operations in Punjab. Technical Bulletin no. CIAE/99/73. Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal.

6. Garg I K and Singh Surendra (2002) Farm equipment for Punjab agriculture. Department of Farm Power & Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

7. Surendra Singh, M M Pandey and S K Tandon. 2008. Directory of Tractor, Power Tiller, Combine and Farm Machinery Manufacturers in India. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal.

8. Surendra Singh and M M Pandey. 2008. X Plan Achievements (2002-2007). AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Technical Bulletin No.: CIAE/2008/137.

9. Research Highlight. 2008. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Technical Bulletin No.: CIAE/2008/141.

10. Surendra Singh, M M Pandey and S K Tandon. 2010. Directory of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers in India. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal.

MANUAL

1. Saijpaul K K and Singh Surendra (1997) Laboratory Manual on Tractor Systems and Controls. Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

MONOGRAPHS/PROCEEDINGS

1. Mittal J P, Panesar B S, Singh Surendra et al. (eds.) (1987) Energy in Production Agriculture and Food Processing. ISAE Monograph Series 1. Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi.

2. Verma S R, Sharma V K, Singh Surendra, Ahuja S S and Singh Santokh (eds.) (1992) Proceedings of National Colloquium on Potato Mechanisation in India. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

3. Singh Surendra (2007) Compiled and Edited Proceedings of 20th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers and National Seminar on “Farm Mechanization for Diversification of Agriculture” held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana from January 19 to 20, 2007.

4. Singh Surendra and Ahuja S S (2007) Compiled Proceedings and Recommendations of 20th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers and National Seminar on “Farm Mechanization for Diversification of Agriculture” held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana from January 19 to 20, 2007.

5. Surendra Singh. 2007. Proceedings of Coordination Committee Meeting of AICRP on Farm Implements & Machinery. Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal.

6. Surendra Singh. 2009. Proceedings of 27th Workshop of AICRP on Farm Implements & Machinery. Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal.

7. Surendra Singh et al. 2010. Souvenir of National Meet of Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (TAMM-2010) held at Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, PAU Ludhiana during January 16-17, 2010.

8. Surendra Singh et al. 2010. Proceedings of National Meet of Tractor and Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (TAMM-2010) held at Department of Farm Machinery & Power Engineering, PAU Ludhiana during January 16-17, 2010.


RESEARCH PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

1. Singh Surendra, Singh Gajendra and Pedersen T T (1979) Effect of speed on specific draft of mouldboard disc plows in Bangkok clay. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 10(3):33-38.

2. Shukla L N, Sandhar N S, Singh Surendra and Singh Joginder (1987) Development and evaluation of wide-swath, tractor mounted sprayer for cotton crop. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 18(2): 33-36.

3. Singh Surendra, Singh Santokh, Sharma V K and Gupta P K (1987) Feasibility study on animal-drawn tool carrier for selected crop rotations. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 18(3): 33-35.

4. Singh Surendra, Mittal J P, Singh M P and Bakhshi R (1988) Energy-use patterns under various farming systems in Punjab. Applied Energy. 30: 261-268.

5. Singh Surendra, Singh M P and Bakhshi R (1990) Unit energy consumption for paddy-wheat rotation. Energy Conversion & Management. 30(2): 121-123.

6. Singh Surendra, Mittal V K, Singh M P and Bhangoo B S (1992) Energy requirements for cultivation of maize-wheat crop rotation in selected agro-climatic zones of Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 33(10): 913-917.

7. Pannu C J S, Singh Surendra, Singh M P, Singh Sarjinder and Bhangoo B S (1993) Energy use pattern for a selected village in the cotton-belt of Punjab. Energy-The International Journal. 18: 1113-1117.

8. Singh Sarjinder, Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S, Bhangoo B S and Singh M P (1994) Energy inputs and crop yield relationships for wheat in Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 35(6): 493-499.

9. Singh Surendra, Singh Sarjinder, Mittal J P, Pannu C J S and Bhangoo B S (1994) Energy inputs and crop yield relationships for rice in Punjab. Energy-The International Journal. 19(10): 1061-1065.

10. Singh Surendra, Singh I P, Singh Sarjinder and Pannu C J S (1996) Energy planning of a Punjab village using multiple objectives compromise programming. Energy Conversion & Management. 37(3): 329-342.

11. Singh Surendra, Singh Sarjinder, Pannu C J S and Mittal J P (1996) Fertiliser energy use and crop yield relationships for wheat in the Punjab Ecosystems. Energy Conversion & Management. 37(10): 1547-53.

12. Singh Surendra, Mittal J P and Verma S R (1997) Energy requirements for production of major crops in India. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 28(4):13-17.

13. Singh Surendra, Singh Sarjinder, Mittal J P and Pannu C J S (1998) Frontier energy use for the cultivation of wheat crop in Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 39(5/6): 485-491.

14. Singh Surendra and Pannu C J S (1998) Energy requirements in fish production in the state of Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 39(9): 911-914.

15. Singh Surendra, Singh Sarjinder, Pannu C J S and Mittal J P (1998) Pre-harvest energy and crop yield relationships for growing wheat in Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 39(13): 1377-1382.

16. Singh Satwinder, Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S and Singh Jasdev (1999) Energy input and yield relations for wheat in different agro-climatic zones of the Punjab. Applied Energy. 63: 287-298.

17. Singh Surendra, Singh Satwinder, Pannu C J S and Singh Jasdev (2000) Optimisation of energy input for raising cotton crop in Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 41: 1851-1861.

18. Gursahib Singh, Singh Surendra and Singh Jasdev (2004) Optimization of energy inputs for wheat crop in Punjab. Energy Conversion & Management. 45 (3): 453-465.

19. Seyed Mehdi Nassiri and Singh Surendra (2009) Study on Energy Use Efficiency for Paddy Crop Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Technique. Applied Energy Volume 86, Issues 7-8, July-August 2009, Pages 1320-1325.

20. Manes G S, Dixit Anoop, Singh Surendra, Sharda A and Singh K (2010) Development and evaluation of tractor operated vegetable transplanter. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 41(3):89-92.

21. Singh S K, Singh Surendra, Dixit Anoop, Khurana R (2010) Development and field evaluation of tractor mounted air assisted sprayer for cotton. Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia Africa & Latin America (AMA). 41(4):49-54.

22. Seyed Mehdi Nassiri and Singh Surendra (2009) Non-parametric energy use efficiency, energy-ratio and specific energy for irrigated wheat crop production. Iran Agricultural Research. Vol. 28, No. 1: 27-38.

23. Seyed Mehdi Nassiri and Singh Surendra (2010) A comparative study parametric and non-parametric energy use efficiency in Paddy production. J. Agr. Sci. Tech. Volume 12: 391-399.

24. Singh S P, Singh Surendra and Singh Pratap. 2012. Ergonomics in developing hand operated maize dehusker – sheller for farm women. Applied Ergonomics. 43: 792-798.

NATIONAL JOURNALS

1) Singh Surendra, Matzen R and Pedersen T T (1983) The effect of types of seeding machines on seed emergence, plant growth and yield of spring wheat and oats. J. of Agril. Engg. 20(3-4): 1-8.

2) Singh Surendra and Nielsen B S (1984) A non-destructive hydrostatic bulk compressibility tester for fruits. Invention Intelligence. 19(11-12): 428-32.

3) Singh Surendra, Matzen R and Pedersen T T (1985) The effect of seed rates and sowing machines on the growth, yield and yield components of spring wheat. Indian J. Agronomy. 30(1): 55-58.

4) Singh Surendra, Sharma V K, Gupta P K and Chauhan A M (1985) A ridge planter for winter maize. J. of Agril. Engg. 22(2): 115-18.

5) Gupta P K, Singh Surendra and Sharma V K (1985) Performance studies on tractor operated combine for maize threshing. Agril. Engg. Today (ISAE). 9(4): 40-42.

6) Singh Surendra, Kohli S S and Shukla L N (1986) Three-point linkage dynamometer for mounted tillage implements. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 66(2): 59-62.

7) Sharma V K, Gupta P K, Singh Surendra and Singh C P (1986) Power requirements of different systems of spike tooth wheat threshers. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 66(1): 17-20.

8) Sharma V K, Singh Surendra, Gupta P K, Garg I K and Singh C P (1986) Development of multicrop crop threshers in India. Agril. Engg. Today (ISAE). 10(2-3): 11-18.

9) Shukla L N, Verma S R and Singh Surendra (1986) Importance of selective mechanisation in Indian agriculture. Fertilizer News. 31(12): 79-86.

10) Singh Surendra, Sharma V K, Garg I K and Gupta P K (1986) Studies on harvesting & threshing systems for paddy in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 23(2): 281-88.

11) Sharma V K, Garg I K, Singh Surendra and Sodhi K S (1987) Performance evaluation of weeding equipment on wheat crop. J. Agric. Engg. 24(2): 122-126.

12) Shukla L N, Verma S R and Singh Surendra (1987) Equipment for fertiliser application. Indian Fertiliser Industry Annual. 5(5): 1-7.

13. Singh Surendra, Sharma V K, Gupta P K and Chauhan A M (1988) Design, development and evaluation of two-row tractor mounted ridge planter for winter maize. Indian J. of Agricultural Sciences. 58(1): 45-47.

14) Singh M P, Singh Surendra, Jindal R K, Panesar B S and Sandhar N S (1988) Energy requirements for wheat production in Kandi region of Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 25(1): 110-116.

15) Bakhshi R, Singh Surendra and Singh M P (1988) Energy use patterns for rural household activities. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 25(2): 271-79.

16) Singh Surendra, Shukla L N and Sandhar N S (1988) Comparative study of critical dimensions and performance of tripple action hydraulic spray nozzles. J. Agril. Engg. 25(1): 6-11.

17) Singh Surendra, Singh M P, Rana R S, Mittal V K and Bakhshi R (1989) Energy and cost requirements for cultivation of rice-wheat and maize-wheat rotations. Indian J. of Agril. Sciences. 59(9): 558-60.

18) Shukla L N and Singh Surendra (1990) Use of chemical fertiliser energy in Indian farming and ways to improve its application. Indian Fertiliser Scene Annual. 3(3): 35-43.

19) Mittal V K, Singh Surendra, Kaur R, Singh M P and Bakhshi R (1991) Effect of tillage and weed control methods on energy use and yield of wheat on tractor farm. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 28(1): 97-102.

20) Singh Surendra, Mittal J P, Mittal V K and Singh M P (1991) Energy resource assessment of village Kheewewal in Kandi region of Punjab. Indian J. of Rural Development. 10(6): 795-822.

21) Singh Surendra, Mittal J P and Singh M P (1991) Energy audit in agriculture sector - a case study of wheat-paddy of Punjab. Indian J. of Agril. Engg. 1(2): 94-101.

22) Pannu C J S, Singh Surendra, Bhangoo B S and Singh M P (1992) Actual use,demand and availability of farm power and machinery in cotton-belt of Punjab. Indian J. of Agril. Engg. 2(2): 90-97.

23) Singh Surendra, Mittal V K, Pannu C J S, Singh M P and Bhangoo B S (1992) Farm power & machinery availability and utilisation in selected village of Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 29(3): 378-86.

24) Singh Surendra, Singh M P, Pannu C J S and Bhangoo B S (1993) Energy balance of a selected village in rainfed conditions in Punjab. J. of Rural Development. 12 (3): 327-34.

25) Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S and Singh Sarjinder (1993) Performance of bullock-drawn implements in the rainfed region of Punjab. J. of Rural Energy. 2(2-4): 105-10.

26) Kaur Surinderjit, Bakhshi R, Singh M P and Singh Surendra (1993) Effect of different cooking methods on cooking time in box type solar cookers. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 30(4): 256-62.

27) Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S, Singh M P and Bhangoo B S (1994) Performance of newly modified agricultural implements in the Kandi region of Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 31(1): 59-68.

28) Kaur Surinderjit, Singh Surendra, Singh M P and Bakhshi R (1994) Opinions of homemakers regarding the use of solar cookers and smokeless chulhas. J. of Research (PAU). 31(3): 367-72.

29) Kaur Surinderjit and Singh Surendra (1994) Effect of organizational set-up of rural kitchen on energy expenditure in various activities. J Res Punjab agric Univ. 31(4): 444-49.

30) Singh Sarjinder, Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S and Mittal J P (1994) Cotton yield and pre-harvest energy in Punjab. Indian J. of Agricultural Engineering. 4(3-4): 94-99.

31) Singh Surendra and Mand Randhir Singh (1995) District-wise sale trends of tractors in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ.32 (1): 61-71.

32) Singh R and Singh Surendra (1998) Sales trend of various makes of tractors in Punjab. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 78 (2): 29-30.

33) Singh Surendra and Pannu C J S (1998) Energy economics of orchard cultivation in Punjab. J. Agri. Develop. & Policy. 10(1): 74-79.

34) Bector Vishal and Singh Surendra (1999) Timeliness loss factor for different operations and major crops in Punjab. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 79 (March): 32-35.

35) Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S, Dhawan K C and Singh Jasdev (1999) Economics of animal and mechanical energy use in crop production. J. Agric. Develop. & Policy. Vol. XI No. 1: 55-60.

36) Singh Surendra and Bector V (2000) Optimal selection of tractor and matching equipment using computer. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 80 (March): 38-42.

37) Singh Satwinder, Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S and Singh Jasdev (2000) Effect of energy input on yield of paddy in Punjab. J. of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.). 81 (June): 14-18.

38) Singh Surendra, Singh Satwinder, Pannu C J S and Singh Jasdev (2000) Energy use pattern for cultivation of maize crop in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ 37(3-4): 209-17.

39) Singh Surendra (2000) Energy required in dairy, poultry, fish, tea and agro-based industries. Agricultural Engineering Today 24(3): 22-39.

40) Singh Surendra, Pannu C J S and Singh Jasdev (2000) Energy requirement for milling of wheat, maize and oil seeds in tiny rural industries in Punjab, Agricultural Engineering Today 24(4): 34-39.

41) Sidhu H S , Ahuja S S and Singh Surendra (2002) Energetic of crop production systems in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ 39(1): 107-113.

42) Singh Surendra, Singh Jasdev and Sharda Ajay (2002) Energy and power use pattern in production agriculture in Punjab (India), Agricultural Engineering Today 24(4): 34-39.

43) Manes G S and Singh Surendra (2003) Optimal use of energy inputs for rice cultivation in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ 40(3-4): 405-414.

44) Sharda Ajay and Singh Surendra (2004) “Effect of Selected Parameters on Field Performance of Rotary tillers”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.), Vol. 85 (June): 21-25.

45) Sidhu H S, Singh Surendra, T Singh and S S Ahuja (2004) “Optimization of energy usage in different crop production system”, Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.), Vol. 85 (June): 1-4.

46) Singh Surendra, Bector Vishal and Sharda Ajay (2004). Role of Farm Mechanization in production agriculture in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 28(3&4): 22-28.

47) Singh Surendra, Sharda Vaishali, Sharda Ajay and Bector Vishal (2004). Farm Mechanization vis-à-vis agricultural production in Punjab. Agricultural Engineering Today, 28(5&6): 9-14.

48) Singh Surendra, Mehta Vaishali and Sharda Ajay (2005). Economics of using straw baler for paddy-straw management. J Res Punjab agric Univ 42(1): 78-82.

49) Singh Surendra, Verma S R and Sharda Vaishali (2005). Agricultural Mechanization in Trans-Gangetic Plain Region. Agricultural Engineering Today, 29(5&6): 12-19.

50) Manes G S and Singh Surendra (2005) Sustainability of cotton cultivation through optimal use of energy inputs in Punjab. Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.), Vol. 86 (December): 61-64.

51) Sidhu H S, Singh Surendra and Singh Tejwant (2005) Farm mechanization vis-à-vis productivity in Punjab. J Res Punjab agric Univ 42(3): 327-32.

52) Singh Surendra, Sharda Vaishali, Sharda Ajay and Bector Vishal (2005) Water conservation through tillage. J Res Punjab agric Univ 42(4): 479-85.

53) Singh Surendra, Mehta Pooja and Jain Sachin (2005) Minimum tillage technology for sowing of wheat in Punjab: Economic implications. J. Agri. Develop. & Policy. Vol. 17, No. 1: 89-94.

54) Singh S K, Singh Surendra, Sharda Vaishali and Singh Nirmal (2006) Performance of different nozzles for tractor mounted sprayers. J Res Punjab agric Univ, 43(1): 44-49.

55) Dixit Annop, Singh Surendra and Singh Santokh (2006) Ergonomics studies on power operated knapsack sprayer. J Res Punjab agric Univ, 43(4): 323-27.

56) Sandhya, Singh Surendra and Dixit Anoop (2007) Performance evaluation of field balers. J. of Agril. Engg. Vol. 44(1): 43-47.

57) Gupta R A, Singh Surendra and Sharda Vaishali (2007) Study on mechanical properties of cotton stalks in relation to plant pulling machinery. J Res Punjab agric Univ Vol. 44(1): 66-69.

58) Singh S K, Singh Surendra and Sharda Vaishali (2007) Effect of air-assistance on spray deposition under laboratory conditions. Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.), Vol. 88 (December): 3-8.

59) Jafar Habibi Asl and Singh Surendra (2007) Computer-Aided Development of rotary Blades for Strip-Tillage. J. of Agril. Engg. 44(3): 44-50.

60) Manes G S and Singh Surendra (2007) Analytical appraisal of energy input use in the production of maize in Punjab. J. of Agril. Engg. 44(4): 60-66.

61) Bector Vishal, Singh Surendra, sharda Ajay and Bansal Amitabh (2008). Status & Recent Trends of Tractor Power in Indian Agriculture. Agricultural Engineering Today, 32(1): 16-26.

62) Singh Surendra, Dixit Anoop, and Singh Santokh (2008) Ergonomic evaluation of cotton picking operation. Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg.)-Vol. 89, June 2008, pages 24-28.

63) Gupta R A, Singh Surendra and Sharda Vaishali (2008) Study on pull force for cotton stalk and its relation with crop and soil parameters. Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg). Vol. 89 (December): 35-39.

64) Singh SP, Singh RS and Singh Surendra (2009). Tractor production and sales in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 33(1): 20-32.

65) Nassiri Seyed Mehdi and Singh Surendra (2008) Optimisation of energy inputs for wheat cultivation in Punjab using Data Envelopment Analysis Technique. J. of Agril. Engg. 45(3): 1-11.

66) Nassiri Seyed Mehdi, Singh Surendra and Ahuja SS (2008) Assessing the Technical efficiency and returns-to-scale of wheat growers: Data Envelopment Analysis application. J Res Punjab agric Univ. Vol. 45(3&4): 177-182.

67) Singh M, Manes GS and Singh Surendra (2009) Development and testing of axial flow groundnut thresher. Indian J. of Agril. Sciences. 79(9): 740-4 pages 74-78.

68) Singh RS, Singh SP and Singh Surendra (2009). Sales of tractors of different makes in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 33(3): 20-37.

69) Singh S P and Singh Surendra (2010) Women friendly farm equipment and its requirement. Agrovet Buzz. Vol. III, Issue 1: 20-24.

70) Singh Surendra, Singh RS and Singh SP. (2010) Farm power availability and agricultural production scenario in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 34(1): 9-20.

71) Mishra AK and Singh Surendra (2010) Agro-machinery adoption through frontline demonstration in Indian agriculture. Agricultural Engineering Today, 34(1): 33-46.

72) Manes GS, Dixit A K and Singh Surendra (2010) Comparative evaluation of flail type and cutter bar type straw chopper-cum-spreader for rice straw management. Journal of Institution of Engineers (Agril. Engg). Vol. 91 (December): 3-5.

73) Tyagi KK, Singh J, Kher KK, Jain VK and Singh Surendra (2010) Status and projection estimates of Agricultural implements and machinery in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 34(4): 5-14.

74) Singh S P, Singh Surendra and Pratap Singh (2011) Hand operated maize dehusker-sheller: an option for small & hill farmers. Agrovet Buzz. Vol. IV, Issue 1: 15 January-15 March: 20-21.

75) Singh SP Singh RS, and Singh Surendra (2011). Sales trend of tractors and farm power availability in India. Agricultural Engineering Today, 35(2): 25-35.

76) Singh, S P; Singh Surendra and Singh Pratap. 2012. Ergonomics in developing hand operated maize dehusker-sheller for farm women. Applied Ergonomics. 43:792-798.


EXTENSION PAPERS : 16

TECHNICAL REPORTS : 36

Peer Recognition:

1. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a M. Tech. student at G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (1995).

2. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a Ph. D. student at G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (1997).

3. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a Ph. D. student at G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (1998).

4. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a M. Tech. student at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur (1999).

5. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a Ph. D. student at IIT Kharagpur (2001).

6. Conducted Viva-Voce examination of a M. Tech. student at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur (2002).

7. Conduct Viva-Voce examination of a Ph. D. student at IIT Kharagpur (2002).

8. Acted as an Expert Member on the Selection Committee for Selection of Asstt. Research Engineer (Energy) and Asstt. Prof./Asstt. Scientist (Biogas) at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur (2002).

9. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has nominated me as an Expert Committee Member for assessing Technical Institutions.

10. Acted as a Referee for the ‘Energy – The International Journal’, USA since 2002.

11. Acted as an external Examiner to prepare a question paper and thereafter evaluate the question papers in 2004 at G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar.

12. Acted as an expert member for promotion of a Associate Professor under CAS at Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur in 2004.

13. Conducted Preliminary Oral examination of a Ph. D. student at College of Agricultural Engineering, JNKVV Jabalpur (2004).

14. Acted as an external examiner to evaluate Ph. D. thesis at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (2004).

15. Acted as an expert member for assessment of a proposal for NRDC – Technology Day Prize Award in 2004.

16. Acted as an Expert Member on the Selection Committee for Selection of Asstt. Professor at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (2005).

17. Acted as an external examiner to evaluate Ph. D. thesis at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (2005).

18. Acted as an external examiner to evaluate Ph. D. thesis at Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (2006).

19. Acted as question paper setter for ARS/NET conducted by ASRB, ICAR, New Delhi (2006).

20. Member of Agricultural Systems & Management Sectional Committee, FAD 22, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.

21. Acted as question paper setter for Entrance Test for Ph. D. admission, Conducted by IARI, New Delhi (2007).

22. Acted as an external examiner to evaluate M. Tech. thesis at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (July 2007).

23. Acted as an Expert Member on the Selection Committee for Selection of Asstt. Commissioner (Machinery) at UPSC, New Delhi (August 2007).

24. Acted as an external examiner to evaluate M. Tech. thesis at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (February 2008).

25. Attended Senior Administrative Officers Meetings of Institute on every first Monday of a Month.

26. Attended QRT meeting of AICRP on Farm Implements & Machinery from May 6-7, 2008 at CIAE Bhopal.

27. Attended Institute Joint Staff Committee (IJSC) meetings held on July 26, 2008 at Industrial Extension Project Centre of CIAE at Coimbatore.

28. Attended Senior Officers Meetings (SOM) held during the period under report.

29. Attended Institute Technology Management Committee (ITMC) meetings held during the period under report.

30. Attended Institute Joint Staff Committee (IJSC) meetings held during the period under report.

31. Attended 71st SRC meeting held at CIAE Bhopal from July 12-13, 2007.

32. Attended Expert Committee Meeting for ‘Establishing the Centre for Precision Farming Machinery at MERADO Ludhiana’ on Dec. 29, 2008 at MERADO, Gill Road Ludhiana.

33. Acted as an external examiner to conduct Preliminary Comprehensive Examination of a Ph. D. Student at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Dec. 30, 2008).

34. Attended Institute Management Committee meeting of Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal at CIAE Bhopal on February 18, 2009.

35. Acted as Co-chairman and Facilitator of Technical Session during Regional Workshop on Farm Mechanization for Small Holder Agriculture in SAARC Countries held at CIAE Bhopal from Sept. 22-24, 2008.

36. Participated as Govt. of India nominee and presented a country paper on ‘Research, development and technology transfer in agricultural mechanization in India’ during Regional Workshop on Farm Mechanization for Small Holder Agriculture in SAARC Countries held at CIAE Bhopal from Sept. 22-24, 2008.

37. Acted as an external examiner to conduct Comprehensive Examination of two Ph. D. Students and one M. Tech. student at MPUAT Udaipur (March 13, 2009).

38. Member of Technical Advisory Committee of project ‘Development of innovative farm mechanization package for Kerala’, sanctioned for Rs. 3.00 Crores by Govt. of Kerala at Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Kerala Agricultural University, Tavanur for period of three years from 2009-2012.

39. Attended 1st meeting on July 16, 2009 at KAU Vellanikkara, Thrissur as Member of Technical Advisory Committee of project ‘Development of innovative farm mechanization package for Kerala’, Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Kerala Agricultural University, Tavanur.

40. Attended Institute Technology Management Committee (ITMC) meetings held on July 24, 2009 at CIAE Bhopal.

41. Member of Committee of Courses in area of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering of College of Technology and Engineering, MPUAT, Udaipur for the period of 2006-09 and 2009-12.

42. Member of Management Advisory Committee (MAC) for ‘Centre for Precision Farming Machinery at MERADO Ludhiana’ established at a cost of Rs. 927.64 lakhs for five years from 2009-2014.

43. Attended 2nd meeting on March 24, 2010 at KAU Vellanikkara, Thrissur as Member of Technical Advisory Committee of project ‘Development of innovative farm mechanization package for Kerala’, Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Kerala Agricultural University, Tavanur.

44. Attended 2nd Management Advisory Committee (MAC) meeting of ‘Centre for Precision Farming Machinery’ on May 23, 2010 at MERADO Ludhiana.

45. Chairman, Research Coordination and Management Unit (RCMU) & Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Cell (PME) since July 2010.

46. Acted as an Expert Member on the Selection Committee for Promotion of ARS Scientist in the discipline of ‘Farm Machinery & Power’ at IGFRI Jhansi (August 20, 2010).

47. Attended Institute Management Committee (IMC) meeting of Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal at CIAE Bhopal on February 10, 2011.

48. Member of Agricultural Tractors & Power Tillers Sectional Committee, FAD 11, Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi.

49. Attended Agricultural Tractors & Power Tillers Sectional Committee, FAD 11 meeting of Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi on March 23, 2011.

50. Acted as an external examiner to review Ph. D. thesis at MPUAT Udaipur (March, 2011).

Special Invitation for Lead Paper Presentation in Seminar /Conferences : 24

Seminars/Conferences/Symposia/Workshops attended and Paper Presented : 25

Paper Published in Proceedings of Seminar/Conferences Attended : 19

Lectures Delivered in Summer/Winter School/Training Programme : 15

Meetings with Manufacturers Organized : 17

Trainings Organized : 5

National Seminar Organized : 14


Success Stories

1. A success story on 'Light Weight Power Tiller'. Extension Bulletin No. CIAE/FIM/2006/65. Published by AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE, Bhopal - 462 038.

2. Success Stories. 2008. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Extension Bulletin No.: CIAE/FIM/2008/80.

3. Success Stories – 2010 on Impact of Frontline Demonstrations on Farm Mechanization in Haryana. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Extension Bulletin No.: CIAE/FIM/2010/83.

Research Highlights and Directories

1. Surendra Singh, M M Pandey and S K Tandon. 2008. Directory of Tractor, Power Tiller, Combine and Farm Machinery Manufacturers in India. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal.

2. Surendra Singh and M M Pandey. 2008. X Plan Achievements (2002-2007). AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Technical Bulletin No.: CIAE/2008/137.

3. Research Highlight. 2008. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Technical Bulletin No.: CIAE/2008/141.

4. Surendra Singh, M M Pandey and S K Tandon. 2010. Directory of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers in India. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal.

5. Research Highlight - 2010. AICRP on Farm Implements and Machinery, CIAE Bhopal. Technical Bulletin No.: CIAE/2010/151.

‘Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association Formed

1. Karnataka State Hi-Tech Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers, Distributors & Dealers Association®

2. Orissa Agricultural Implements Manufacturers' Association

3. Agricultural Implements Manufacturers Association (AIMA), Maharashtra

4. Andhra Pradesh Farm Mechanization Machinery & Implements Manufacturers and Dealers Association

5. Rajasthan Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (RAEMA)

6. The Haryana State Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association

7. Gujarat State Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association

8. UP State Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association

9. Tamil Nadu Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association

10. ‘All India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association