15-04-2024

भाकृअनुप - भारतीय मक्का अनुसंधान संस्थान

ICAR - Indian Institute of Maize Research

(ISO 9001:2015 certified)

Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, Livelihood & Industrial Inputs

Dr Phurailatpam Romen Sharma

Designation: Scientist (Ag. Extension)

Qualification: • B.Sc. (Agriculture) from CSAUA & T, Kanpur, UP • M.Sc. (Ag. Extension) from ICAR- IARI, New Delhi • Ph.D. (Ag. Extension) from ICAR- IARI, New Delhi

Address: Scientist (Ag. Extension), ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana

Email: romen.agext@gmail.com, phurailatpam.sharma@icar.gov.in

Mobile: +91 8787472759



Work experience

· August 16, 2016 – October 20, 2020: Scientist (Ag. Extension), ICAR-Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Dimapur, Nagaland

· October 22, 2020 – to date: Scientist (Ag. Extension), ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana

Area of interest

· Adoption and Impact assessment; Seed system; Traditional knowledge.

Most significant achievements (in last five years)

· Registered more than 27,000 farmers of Nagaland for mobile-based SMS services under the GKMS project funded by Indian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, GoI. A total of 30,389 farmers benefitted from the Agromet advisory services.

Publications in last five years

Research Paper

  1. Sharma P R, Singh M, Sinha P K, Mollier R T & Rajkhowa D J. 2020. Factors for adoption of artificial insemination technology in pig: evidence from small-scale pig production system. Tropical Animal Health Production.52: 3545–3553. doi: 10.1007/s11250-020-02391-7
  2. Sharma PR, Singh M, Sinha P K, Kumar B, Mollier RT & Rajkhowa DJ. 2020. Understanding the intention to adopt artificial insemination technology in pig by tribal farmers. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 91 (6): 449–454
  3. Chakraborty D, Saha S, Sethy BK, Singh HD, Singh N, Sharma R, Chanu AN, Walling I, Anal PR, Chowdhury S, Hazarika S, Mishra VK, Jha PK, Prasad PVV. Usability of the Weather Forecast for Tackling Climatic Variability and Its Effect on Maize Crop Yield in Northeastern Hill Region of India. Agronomy. 2022; 12(10):2529. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12102529
  4. Singh M, Mollier RT, Sharma PR, Kadirvel G, Doley S, Sanjukta R K, Rajkhowa D J, Kandpal B K, Kumar D, Khan M H & Mitra A. 2021. Dietary flaxseed oil improve boar semen quality, antioxidant status and in-vivo fertility in humid sub-tropical region of North East India.Theriogenology 159:123-131.doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2020.10.023
  5. Priyadarshni P, Padaria R N, Burman R R, Singh R, Bandyopadhyay S, Kumar P, Bhowmik A  and Sharma R. 2022. Structural modelling of collective action behavior of farmers for natural resource management. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 92 (1): 95–100
  6. Kumar S, Sankhala G, Kar P, Sharma P R and Meena D K. 2022. An Exploratory Study on Farmer’s Perception about dairy-based Farmer Producer Companies in India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 92 (5): 619–24
  7. Verma H, Sharma P, Chücha, D, Walling N, Rajesha G, Sarma RN, Hazarika S, Rajkhowa DJ, Kandpal BK 2021. Genetic Characterization of Local Adaptable Rice Landraces of Nagaland, India. Indian J. Plant Genet. Resources 34(2): 173–184. DOI 10.5958/0976-1926.2021.00016.4
  8. Singh M, Sharma P R, Mollier RT, Ngullie E, Baisyha S K & Rajkhowa D J. 2019. Tribal farmers’ traditional knowledge and practices of pig farming in Nagaland. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 89(3): 329-333.
  9. Singh M, Mollier RT & Sharma P R. 2020. Reproductive attributes of Hampshire, Gunghroo, Large Black and Tenyi Vo (local Naga pig) under intensive management system in subtropical condition of Nagaland. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 90(6):934-936.
  10. Singh M, Mollier RT,Sharma, P R& Chaudhary, J K. 2020. Reproductive performance in cervical and post-cervical artificial insemination (PCAI) with liquid boar semen in Gunghroo × Hampshire crossbreed pig in Nagaland. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences. 90(5):708-711.
  11. Priscilla L, Kar P, Krisnadas O, Nivetina L, Sharma P R. 2021. Economic impact of crop diversification in north-east India, evidence from household level survey. Indian Journal of Extension Education 57(4): 104-109
  12. Sahoo A K, Burman R R, Lenin V, Sajesh V K, Sarkar S, Sharma P R, Sharma J P, & Iquebal M A. 2017 Critical Analysis of IARI-Post Office Linkage Extension Model and Strategies for Out-scaling. Indian Journal of extension education. 53(4): 45-51
  13. Patra N K, Konyak S, Das S and Sharma P R. 2019. Problems in King Chilli (Capsicum spp.) Cultivation and Status of Extension Services in Mon District, Nagaland, India. Indian Journal of Extension Education. 55(4):102-109
  14. Kumar S, Sankhala G, Kar P and and Sharma P R, 2021.An Appraisal of Financial Sustainability of Dairy-Based Farmer Producer Companies in India. Indian Journal of Extension Education. 55(4):115-119
  15. Sahoo A K, Burman R R, Lenin V, Sajesh V K, Sharma P R, Sarkar S, Sharma J P, & Iquebal M A. 2017. Scale Construction to Measure the Attitude of Farmers towards IARI-Post Office Linkage Extension Model.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. 37(4): 1-13

Book Chapter

  1. Rajkhowa D J , Baishya L K, Ray S K, Sharma P R, Barman J and Ezung K. 2017. Challenges, scope and opportunities of Jhum rejuvenation in Nagaland. Jhum Improvement for sustaining farm livelihood and natural resource Conservation in north eastern hill region: vistas and frontiers. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Meghalaya, India pp. 42-56

Policy Paper

  1. Kar P, Sendhil R, Ramasundaram P, Kumar A, Singh S, Sharma R, Rakshit S and GP Singh (2021). Strengthening the Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Wheat, Maize and Barley Value Chains: Policy Advisories for the New Normal Agriculture. Policy Paper 2. ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal. pp1-34
  2. Rakshit S, Singh N P, Khandekar N, Rai P K (2021) Diversification of cropping system in Punjab and Haryana through cultivation of maize, pulses and oilseeds. Policy paper. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana. p. 37. – as contributing author

Training manual

  1. Harendra Verma, Lohit Kumar Baishya, Rajesha G, Ph Romen Sharma & D J Rajkhowa. 2018. Manual on Quality Rice Seed Production. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland centre
  2. Rajesha G, Lireni Kikon, Swet Kamal, Christy K Sangma, Ph Romen Sharma, D J Rajkhowa. 2019. Training manual on mushroom spawn production technology. ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland centre
  3. Ph Romen Sharma, I Walling, L K Baishya, C Sangma, Rajesha G, Mahak Singh, J Barman, Azeze Seyie  Aabon  W Yanthan, Harendra Verma, R T Mollier, I Walling, N Pongener and D J, Rajkhowa (2020). Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa monthly Agro-Advisory calendar. ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Nagaland centre, Medziphema. RCN/PUB/EXT.lit/2020/24
  4. Deep Mohan Mahala, Shanti Devi Bamboriya, Ph Romen Sharma, Shankar Lal Jat and Sujay Rakshit.2022 Ground Truth (GT) data collection using “Map Pad” mobile app. ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, Ludhiana
  • Success story
  1. Ph Romen Sharma, Imtisenla Walling, Nusungtemjen Immsong and D. J. Rajkhowa. 2020. Success stories of AMFU Jharnapani, ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Nagaland centre, Medziphema.
  2. Jat, S L, Ansari,M A, Sharma, P R, Prakash N, and Rakshit, S.2022.Success stories of promoting improved technology of maize in NEH region, IIMR technical bulletin 2022/1.icar-indian institute of maize research, Ludhiana, p-89.

 Significant recognition

· Received Award of Excellence for Outstanding Dissemination and Outreach of Agromet Advisories on 13th Annual Review Meeting of GKMS (18-20 December, 2019) as Scientist in-Charge of GKMS Project, ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema.