About Conference

With immense pleasure, we cordially welcome you all to the conference on 'Novel Strategies for Mitigating Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability' scheduled to be held during 28- 29 February, 2024 at ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. This conference is being organized by National Institute of Biotic Stress Management (ICAR-NIBSM), Raipur in collaboration with Amity University Chhattisgarh (AUC), Raipur and National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (ICAR-NIASM), Baramati.

Themes and Sub-Themes of the Conference

Themes Sub-Themes
Theme 1
Prominent and emerging biotic and abiotic stresses under changing climate
  1. Advances in meteorological research and forewarning models
  2. Changing stress scenario and future projections
  3. Biosecurity and transboundary threats
  4. Weed threats for crops
Theme 2
Recent approaches in climate resilient agriculture and environment sustainability
  1. Novel approaches in stress diagnostic and evaluation methodologies
  2. Assessment of chemicals pollutants
  3. Use of artificial intelligence for sustainable climate solution and data integration
  4. Climate resilient strategies for sustainability
Theme 3
Recent trends in abiotic stress management strategies
  1. Physiological, genetic and molecular strategies
  2. Basic and applied research for climate resilience and abiotic stress
  3. management
  4. Novel methodologies for abiotic stress mitigation
Theme 4
Recent trends in biotic stress management strategie
  1. Physiological, genetic and molecular strategies
  2. Basic and applied research under climate change situations
  3. One Health under climate change scenario
  4. Novel methodologies for biotic stress mitigation
Theme 5
Novel approaches to understand and mitigate combined effects of abiotic and biotic stresses
  1. Causes, consequences and mechanisms to study combined interactions
  2. Model crop systems: genetics, physiological and molecular basis
  3. Utilizing PGR and novel genes discovery for stress tolerance
Theme 6
Capacity building and policy issues in stress management
  1. Changing pesticides and bio pesticides scenario and pest risk analysis (PRA)
  2. Application of ICT and digital platforms for stress management
  3. Regulatory mechanisms (and gaps) related to biotic stress management and current debatable issues

Key Dates of Abstract Submission and Registration

Closing date of Abstract submission 31th January, 2024
Communication of accepted Abstract 05th February, 2024
Early bird registration on or before 31st January, 2024
Faculty/Scientists Rs. 5000
Students/Research fellows Rs. 2000
Industry/Corporate Rs. 10000
Spot registration on 28th February, 2024
Faculty/Scientists Rs. 6000
Students/Research fellows Rs. 2500
Industry/Corporate Rs. 12000
Registration fee will include Registration Kits,Lunch,High Tea and Dinner for 28 February 2024; & Lunch and High Tea for 29 February 2024.


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Tourist Spots Near Raipur


Chhattisgarh state, popularly known as'Rice Bowl of Central India”, came th into existence on November, 2000 as 26 states of India upon division of Madhya Pradesh. The state, with 33 districts, is surrounded by Jharkhand state on northwest, Odisha on the east, Andhra Pradesh on the south, and Maharashtra on the southwest.The state is divided into threeAgro-climatic zones viz.,Chhattisgarh plains,Bastar plate and Northern hills region. th Raipur has been in existence since the 9 century, the old site and ruins of the fort can be seen in the southern part of the city. This district was once part of the Dakshina Kosala Kingdom and later a part of the Mauryan Empire. Raipur had been the capital of the Haihaya Dynasty Kalchuri kings, controlling the forts of Chhattisgarh for a considerable nd rd period. Satavahana kings ruled this part until the 2 –3 century. Raipur is the capital and also the largest city in Chhattisgarh. Newly established Nava Raipur is the India's fourth planned city after Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Bhubaneswar and has been constructed in phases incorporating world class architecture and design. Nava Raipur is also planned as the business, cultural and educational hub of the Indian state Chhattisgarh. Nava Raipur is an urban agglomeration comprising the city of Raipur along with the new city of Nava Raipur and the industrial city of Bhilai-Durg. Raipur district is bordered by Bilaspur in North, Bastar & Odisha in South, Raigarh & Odisha by the East and Durg to the West.


Mahant Ghasidas Museum was established in 1875 by Raja Mahant Ghasidas. It is listed amongst the leading museums in central India located near D. K. S. Hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Vivekananda Sarovar is a very old lake which is as old as the city. A 37 ft high statue of Swami Vivekananda has been build in the lake. This statue has been added in Limca Book of Records for being the "largest model for a statue". The lake has color-light fountains.

Nandanvan is a mini zoo covers an area of 10 - hectares of land. It is located about 15 km away from Raipur city. The main objective to establish such a nature park is to provide shelter to stray wild animals. This zoo also acts as a biological park and maintains some common forestry plants.

Doodhadhari monastery is located to the south of Raipur on the banks of Maharajbandh River. There have also an ancient temple which is dedicate to Lord Rama, built in 17th century by King Jaitsingh.

Mahadev Ghat Temple is located about 5.1 km away from Raipur City Center on the banks of river Kharun. The temple was built in 1402, by Hajiraj Naik during the rule of Bramhdeo Rai.

Some other tourist spots in and near Raipur include Mahamaya Temple, Sirpur, Urja Park, Mahavir Park, 5D shows, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Nagar Ghadi, Gaurav Path, Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, Sushilpikangan Art Gallery, Shabari Handicrafts Emporium, Chhattisgarh Haat, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Purkhauti Muktangan Museum and Jungle Safari etc.



The city is well connected with almost all the major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kota, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Varanasi etc. Raipur junction is the main railway station situated at the heart of the city.


There are several National Highways (NH) run over the Raipur city which connect the states like Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.


Swami Vivekananda Airport is located just 14 km away from the Raipur City center and around 40 km from the institute. It operates several flights connecting major cities of India.


In the recent years, the looming food scarcity problem has transformed agricultural sciences as an emerging discipline committed to devise new strategies for enhancing crop productivity to feed approximately 10 billion world's populations by the year 2050. The major factors causing food scarcity are biotic and abiotic stresses which substantially limit productivity and nutritional quality of crops world-wide. Changing climate further aggravates adverse effects of combined stresses and increase the losses. Aglobal survey on the major food crops indicated that pathogens, insect pests and weeds cause average yield losses ranging from 17-30% in crops. Likewise, the major abiotic stresses such as temperature extremes, salinity, drought, as well as the deficiency and toxicity of plant nutrients cause up to 51-82% annual loss of crop yield in the world. Often, the exposure of plants to pests or pathogens increase the effects of an abiotic stress(es) such as water deficit and higher temperature, whereas long-term abiotic stress can weaken plant defense and cause enhanced pathogen susceptibility. Despite this, only few reports in the literature have focused on understanding the interactive effects of biotic and abiotic stresses both in laboratory as well as under field conditions. In this scenario, novel strategies need to be adopted to achieve maximum productivity and economic crop returns under such adversaries. Some of the major strategies include pathogen/pest management practices, novel gene discovery, breeding of new crop varieties, high-throughput phenotyping, rapid diagnosis, screening and selection of crop gene pools, genetically modified (GM) crops, exogenous use of osmoprotectants and plant hormones, application of microbiome-based consortium (SynCom) on crops, identification of stresses through remote sensing and spectral signatures, agronomic and soil reclamation practices, sustainable use of available water supplies, use of artificial intelligence (AI) encompassing bioacoustics with machine learning in agriculture, etc. The above facts call for discovery, development and implementation of novel strategies involving all knowledge-linked climate smart tools to combat emerging challenges of biotic and abiotic stresses independently as well as together. Hence, the conference on “Novel Strategies for Mitigating Biotic and Abiotic Stresses for Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability” is proposed to identify major challenges of biotic and abiotic stresses, climate resilience challenges, developing diagnostics including use of artificial intelligence (AI), formulating strategies to address these issues to sustain future agriculture while ensuring nutritional security

Conference Committees

Cheif Patron
Dr. Himanshu Pathak Secretary DARE & DG, Indian Council Agriculture Research, New Delhi
Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan Founder President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, Amity University Group.
Dr. T.R. Sharma Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi
Dr. S.K. Choudhary Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), ICAR, New Delhi

Conference Presidents
Dr. P. K. Ghosh, Founder Vice Chancellor and Director ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur
Dr. Aseem K. Chauhan, Chairman Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, Amity University Group

National Advisory Committee
Dr. W. Selvamurthy, Chancellor Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Dr. S.S. Chahal, Former VC, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Dr. A.N. Mukhopadhyay, Former VC, Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, Assam
Dr. C.D. Mayee, Ex-Chairman, Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi
Dr. B.L. Jalali, Former Director, ICAR-National Centre for Integrated Pest Management (ICAR-NCIPM), New Delhi
Dr. D.J. Bagyaraj, NASI Senior Scientist, CNBRCD, Bengaluru
Dr. A. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR-IARI), New Delhi
Prof. G. Chandel, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur
Dr. T.K. Adhya, Former Director, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cattack, Odisha
Dr. Shiv Kumar Agarwal, Head of the Food Legume Research Platform (FLRP) of ICARDA& Regional Coordinator of the ICARDASouth Asia and China Regional Platform, New Delhi
Prof. Sachchidanand Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Pt Ravishanker Shukla University, Raipur
Dr. Krishna Kumar, Ex-DDG, Horticulture, ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. J. S. Mishra, Director, ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur
Dr. P. K Chakraborty, Ex-ADG (PP&B) and Ex Member ASRB, New Delhi
Dr. Anupam Varma, Former ICAR National Professor, ICAR-IARI New Delhi
Dr. T. P. Rajendran, Ex-ADG, (PP), ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. Jitendra Kumar, ADG (National Fund), ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. Kuldeep Singh, ICRISAT & Ex-Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBPGR), New Delhi
Dr. S. Rakshit, Director & Vice Chancellor, ICAR-Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (ICAR-IIAB), Ranchi
Dr. G.P. Singh, Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi
Dr. S.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru
Dr. T.K. Behera, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi
Dr. G.P. Dixit, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur
Dr. V.V. Ramamurthy, Former Professor, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi
Dr. V.S. Tomar, Ex-VC, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Gwalior
Dr.A.K.Singh,Ex-VC,RajmataVijayarajeScindiaKrishiVishwavidyalaya,Gwalior andVicePresident,NAAS,NewDelhi

National Organizing Committee
Dr. P.K. Ghosh, Director & Vice Chancellor, ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur, Chairman
Dr. Piyush Kant Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Raipur, Co-Chairman
Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Director, ICAR-NIASM, Baramati
Dr. S. C. Dubey, Assistant Director General (PP&B), ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. S.N. Sushil, Director, ICAR-NBAIR, Bengaluru
Dr. Subhash Chander, Director, ICAR-NCIPM, New Delhi
Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Director, ICAR-NBAIM, Mau
Dr. M. P. Thakur, Dean, College of Agriculture, Bemetara, IGKV, Raipur
Dr. P. K. Agrawal, Dean (Academics), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. K. K. Mondal, Joint Director (Research), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. Anil Dixit, Joint Director (School of Crop Health Management Research), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. A. Amarender Reddy, Joint Director (School of Crop Health Policy Support Research), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Joint Director (School of Crop Health Biology Research), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. (Mrs.) Daisy Basandrai, Joint Director (School of Crop Registance System Research), ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur

Convener and Organizing Secretary
Dr. P. Kaushal, Former Joint Director (Research) and Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Co-conveners and Co-organizing Secretaries
Dr. Sushil K. Sharma, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. Varaprasad Kolla, Professor & Director Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur
Co-organizing Secretaries
Dr. S. K. Jain, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. P.N. Sivalingam, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NIBSM, Raipur
Dr. Sushant Singh, Deputy Director - Research & Development (AUC), Associate Professor - Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur
Dr. Balasubramanian Velramar, Assistant Professor, Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur

Tentative Conference Program

DAY – 1 (28th February 2024)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration at Desk
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Inaugural Session & Keynote Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Breakfast & Tea Break
11:15 AM - 01:00 PM Technical Session-1
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Technical Session-2
DAY – 2 (29th February 2024)
09:00 AM - 11:00 PM Technical Session-3
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Breakfast & Tea Break
11:15 AM - 01:00 PM Technical Session-4
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Technical Session-5
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Certificate Distribution & Closing Ceremony

Conference Venue

Amity University,Raipur

MANTH (KHARORA), State Highway 9, Raipur - Baloda Bazar Marg, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 493225

Phone:- +91 77730 10791



Guidelines for Submission of Abstract & Registration


The Abstract pertinent to the conference themes are invited from all the stakeholders namely students, research scholars, faculties and industrialists.

    Guidelines for Abstract preparation and submission:
  • Abstract must be written in English language with the theme areas of the Conference.
  • The Abstract must be up to 300 words in Times New Roman and font size 12 with line to line spacing 1.5.
  • Title of Abstract followed by authors name and affiliation with full address. The name of presenting author should be underlined.
  • Some Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation whereas remaining will be considered as Posters.

(Abstract) Followed by : Registration Closed!!

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Guidelines for Poster Presentation


There will be separate poster sessions covering all themes of the Conference for wider interaction and sharing of information. Each poster session will have a Convener and a Co-Convener. The best posters in each scientific session will be awarded.
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Poster must include Title, author(s) name, Affiliation, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusion and Cited references.
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Industry/Corporate : Rs. 10000
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Industry/Corporate : Rs. 12000

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