AUTOMATION & SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

Division

 

Automation and sensor technology division is a new division inaugurated during 23rd RAC meeting, March 2021. The division aims at addressing the thrust areas such as Automation & Sensor enabling of machines already developed; Adaptation of technologies for indigenization; Automated controls for storage and animal housing; Robotics, IOT & block chains; and Sensing for food quality and safety. The mandate for the division has been identified as:

MANDATE:

  1. Automation of post-harvest unit operations for better control, higher efficiency and viable economics
  2. Development of devices and protocols for sensor based quality assessment and ensuring food safety.

Ongoing Institute

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IoT based modular monitoring and controlling system for cold chain
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Ongoing External Funded

Completed Institute

Completed External Funded

Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale Director, ICAR-CIPHET

Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale
Designation: Director, ICAR-CIPHET Qualification: Ph.D Contact No.: 0161-2313103 Email ID: director.ciphet[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in,nachiket.kotwaliwale[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in

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Mrs. Leena Kumari Scientist (Electronics)

Mrs. Leena Kumari
Designation: Scientist (Electronics) Qualification: M.Sc. Contact No.: Email ID: leenakumari68[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Er. Yogesh Bhaskar Kalnar Scientist (AS&PE)

Er. Yogesh Bhaskar Kalnar

Designation: Scientist (AS&PE) Qualification: M.Tech. (Processing & Food Engg.) Contact No.: 0161-2313146 Email ID: Kalnar.bhaskar[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in /yogeshkalnar2506[at]gmail[dot]com

Research Interests:

 

Agricultural Engineering, Food Engineering, Application of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Machine Vision, Automation in Post-Harvest Operations of agricultural produce.

 

Major Research Accomplishments:

 

Projects:

  1. Development of Automatic Sorter/ Grader for Pomegranate and Tomato
  2. Processing and Value Addition of Agricultural Produce for Enhancing Farmers Income and Employment in Production Catchment
  3. Non-chemical management of stored-grain moths using flexible light-trap
  4. Trial on the storage losses in the newly constructed warehouse and conventional warehouse

Technology Developed

  1. Working Model of automatic sorter system based on color.        Reference: Annual report 2017-18 pp:12-13
  2. Working Model of automatic sorter system based on the weight of the product. Reference: Annual report 2017-18 pp-13
  3. No-touch automatic sanitizer dispenser system
  4. Portable Smart Ultraviolet-C Disinfection System” (UViC)

Data logger with GSM to get data remotely Reference. Annual report 2017-18 pp14

 

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  1. Received “Best Employee Award” for the year 2018 in the category “Scientist best in Extension Activities” at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana.
  2. Hindi research paper writing: 2nd prize 2017-18

 

Training:

 

Sr. No Title of Training/ Summer/ Winter School/ Short Course/ Seminar/ Symposium/ EDP/Workshop Type of Training (Summer/Winter School/Short Course/EDP etc.) Duration No. of Participants Beneficiary (Whether Govt. Officer/Farmers/ Entrepreneurs etc. Name of Sponsored Agency Fund received
From To Male Female
Post-Harvest Management Farmers Training 01 Dec, 2016 3 Dec, 2016 30 30 Farmers Maharashtra Agricultural Competitiveness Project 113388
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce Farmers training 11 Sept, 2017 13 September, 2017 08 07 15 Farmers  ATMA Dist. Pune, Maharashtra 56700
Post-Harvest Management on Agricultural Produce Farmers training 13 Nov, 2017 17 Nov., 2017 25 25 farmers (ATMA, District Alwar, Rajasthan 133750
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce Farmers training 8 Jan, 2018 10 Jan, 2018 30 30 farmers ATMA, Wardha, Maharashtra 113400
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce Farmers training 07 Feb, 2018 09 Feb., 2018 30 30 farmers ATMA Nashik, Maharashtra 113400
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce Farmers training 1 October, 2018 03Oct, 2018 30 30 farmers ATMA, District-Akola, Maharashtra 117180
Food Processing and Value Addition Farmers Training 18 Feb. 2019 22 Feb. 2019 25 25 Farmers Sponsored by Project Director (MIDH) District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 133750
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce

Farmers Training

(in PET Division)

05.08.2019

09.05.2019

(05 days)

20 20 Project Director, Taluka Agriculture Officer (ATMA) Chalisgaon, Dist. Jalgaon, Maharashtra 119700
Post-Harvest Management of Agricultural Produce

Farmers Training

 

16.12.2019 20.12.2019 25 25 ATMA ,Karauli, Rajasthan 133750
Emerging Post-Harvest Engineering and Technological Intervention for Enhancing Farmers Income Summer School 04 Sept, 2018 24 Sept., 2018 15 Govt. Officer ICAR- New Delhi 525200
Mechanization for Post-Harvest Operations” Skill Development Program 1st Feb. 2020. 29th Feb. 2020. 25 students 25 students Sponsored by ANGRAU-IDP, Under World Bank NAHEP Project, 650925

 

Total number of training: 11

 

 

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Research Paper: (04)

  1. Nileshwari Yewle, Kishore Swain, Sandeep Mann, V.  Chandrasekhar and Yogesh Kalnar (2019).  Effect of polishing on chemical and engineering properties of yellow and black turmeric. Ann.  Phytomed., 8(2):85-92. NAAS Rating: 5.81
  2. A.M. ARYA, S. CHANDRA, Y.B. KALNAR* and S. SINGH, 2015. Effect of pre-treatments (blanching and soaking) on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) French fries. Green Farming Vol. 6 (6): 1-4; November-December, 2015 NAAS Rating: 4.38
  3. P.C. BALANI, Y.B. KALNAR*, D.M. VYAS and S.H. SUTHAR, 2014. Extraction of oleoresin from rotten onion by supercritical CO2 extraction method. Green Farming Vol. 5 (4): 648-652. NAAS Rating: 4.38
  4. N.N. DESAI, S.H. SUTHAR and Y.B. KALNAR*, 2014. Study on physico-chemical properties of essential oil from dill seed (Anethum Graveolens L.). Green Farming Vol. 5 (6): 1073-1075 NAAS Rating: 4.38

(* Corresponding author)

Technical/Popular article/compendium chapters (27)

  1. Yogesh Kalnar, Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Bhupendra M Ghodki, Sandeep Dawange, Sandeep Mann (2019) Microcontrollers and sensors in food processing. Cutting-edge epitome of processing, value-addition and waste utilization of horticultural crops for augmenting farmer’s income. ICAR-Summer School, 1-21 October, 2019. Pp.259-263
  2. Yogesh Kalnar, B Ghodki, Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Dawange & Indore Navnath (2019). Application of Sensors & Machine Vision in Control Environment Agriculture and Post-Harvest Technology. Design, Innovations and Applications of Plasticulture Technologies in Agriculture, Horticulture and Pisciculture Production and Post-Harvest Management for Doubling the Farmer’s Income. ICAR Winter School  5- 25, November,  2019. Pp. 71-75
  3. Yogesh Bhaskar Kalnar, Anshu Kumari, Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi and Bhupendra M. Ghodaki (2020). Prototype development for automatic sorting based on the weight of tomato. Souvenir of 54th ISAE Convention and International Symposium on ‘Artificial Intelligence Based Future Technologies in Agriculture, Jan 7-9, 2020. Pp-17
  4. Y B Kalnar, S Mann, T Bidyalakshmi and B Ghodki (2019). Design and development of real time, low cost automatic data-logger. Souvenir of 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture October 14-17, 2019 Ludhiana, India. Pp-205
  5. K. Bembem, Renu Balakrishnan, Yogesh Kalnar, Vikas Kumar and Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi (2019). Processing of fruits and vegetables for combating malnutrition problems. Sunil Kumar, Ramesh Kumar and Sandeep Mann (In Eds.). Cutting-edge epitome of processing, value-addition and waste utilization of horticultural crops for augmenting farmers income. ICAR-Summer School, 1-21 October, 2019. Pp.273-277
  6. Bhupendra M. Ghodki, Y. B.  Kalnar, Th. Bidyalakshmi, Indore Navnath (2019).  Role   of   micro-controllers   and    sensors    in   Plasticulture   and   post-harvest management of horticulture produce.  Design, Innovations and Applications of Plasticulture Technologies in Agriculture, Horticulture and Pisciculture Production and Post-Harvest Management for Doubling the Farmer’s Income. ICAR Winter School 5- 25, November, 2019. Pp. 117-124
  7. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Y Kalnar, B Ghodki and Indore Navnath (2019). Drying of agricultural produce   using renewable   energy for better post-harvest quality. Design, Innovations and Applications of Plasticulture Technologies in Agriculture, Horticulture and Pisciculture Production and Post-Harvest Management for Doubling the Farmer’s Income. ICAR Winter School, 5- 25, November, 2019. Pp. 25-34
  8. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Yogesh B Kalnar and K Narsaiah (2020). Design of sensor based solar dryer with phase change material as thermal storage, Souvenir of 54th ISAE Convention and International Symposium on ‘Artificial Intelligence Based Future Technologies in Agriculture, Jan 7-9, 2020. Pp-14
  9. K Narsaiah, V Bedi, B M Ghodki and Kalnar Y B (2019). Heat transfer modeling of fluid during spray chilling of palm oil. Souvenir of 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture October 14-17, 2019 Ludhiana, India. Pp-191
  10. T B Devi, Y B Kalnar and K Narsaiah (2019). Design consideration of sensor based smart solar dryer for precision drying. Souvenir of 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture October 14-17, 2019 Ludhiana, India. Pp-275
  11. Yogesh Kalnar, Renu Balakrishnan, Sandeep Mann, Th. Bidyalakshmi, Sandeep Dawange and Navnath Indore. “Microcontrollers and Sensors in Post-harvest Application of Agricultural Commodity’s Sorting/ Grading and Storage”. ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 197-202.
  12. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Murai, K Bembem, Y Kalnar and V Kumar. “Extension Strategies for Agri-business Start-Ups”. Compendium of ICAR-Summer school on Competency Skill Development in Post-Harvest Processing and Value Addition for Start-ups/ Agri Enterprise 05-25 September, 2017   pp 173-181.
  13. Ranjeet Singh, Indore Navnath S and Yogesh Kalnar. Transportation and cold chain management of perishables. Compendium of ICAR-Summer school on Competency Skill Development in Post-Harvest Processing and Value Addition for Start-ups/ Agri Enterprise 05-25 September, 2017. Pp 211-219
  14. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Murai, Y Kalnar and V Kumar. “Techniques for Impact Assessment of Technologies”. ICAR Summer School Advancements in Post-harvest management of Legumes for Minimizing losses and sustainable protein availability. 05-25 July, 2018   pp 252-259.
  15. Sandeep Mann, Anil Kumar Dixit, Renu Balakrishnan and Yogesh Kalnar.” Strategies for Doubling Farmers Income through Agro-processing”.  ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp39-45.
  16. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Santosh Murai, Sandeep Mann, Yogesh Kalnar and K Bembem.” Promoting Producer Organization among Farmers”.  ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 46-53.
  17. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Murai, Y Kalnar, K Bembem and V Kumar. ” Project Profile Preparation for Start-up’s in Agriculture”.  ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 98-102.
  18. Vikas Kumar, Armaan U. Muzaddadi, Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan, K Bembem and Yogesh Kalnar. “Utilization of Fish Processing Waste: A Waste to Wealth Approach”.  ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 127-131.
  19. Anil K. Dixit, Sandeep Mann and Yogesh Kalnar. “Post-Harvest Losses and Food Waste: An Economic and Social Perspective”. ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 93-97
  20. K Bembem, Renu Balakrishnan, Yogesh Kalnar, Vikas Kumar, and Th. Bidyalakshmi. “Processing of Food for Addressing Malnutrition”.  ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 234-241.
  21. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Murai, K Bembem, Yogesh Kalnar and Vikas Kumar. “Methodologies for impact assessment of post-harvest technologies”. ICAR Winter School Recent Engineering Interventions in Food and By-product Processing for Sustainable Growth and Profitability. 05-25 October, 2018 pp 234-241.
  22. Rahul Kumar Anurag, Sandeep Mann Swati Sethi and Yogesh Kalnar. “Modified Atmosphere Packaging Design for Fruits and Vegetables”. ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp189-196.
  23. Rahul Kumar Anurag, Swati Sethi, Yogesh Kalnar and Sandeep Mann. “HACCP in Food Processing”. ICAR Summer School Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. 04-24 September, 2018 pp 209-214
  24. Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan and Yogesh Kalnar. Increasing farmer’s income through on farm processing of agricultural produce. National Conference on Promoting Entrepreneurial Growth Innovative Approaches in food Processing Sector, 16-17 March 2018. pp. 233.
  25. Renu Balakrishnan, Sandeep Mann, Yogesh Kalnar and Rahul Kumar Anurag. Entrepreneurship Development among farmers. National Conference on Promoting Entrepreneurial Growth Innovative Approaches in food Processing Sector, 16-17 March 2018. pp. 222-223.
  26. Punjabi article on “Dal Milling”. Ranjit Singh, Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan, Yogesh Kalnar, Alka Singh and Ashok Kumar. “Modern Kheti” PP-34-39, 30 November 2018.
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Technical Bulletin: (4)

  1. Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan, Yogesh B. Kalnar, Rahul K. Anurag, Sachin Mittal, Mandeep Singh, Amit Kumar, 2018. Technical Bulletin on “Pulse Milling” PP-29
  2. Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan, Yogesh Bhaskar Kalnar, Rahul Kumar Anurag, Anil Kumar Dixit, Rajiv Sharma (2019). Technical Bulletin on Honey Production and Processing: Strategies for Implementation. ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, PAU Campus, Ludhiana -141004, pp 44, ICAR-CIPHET/ FFP/Pub-2/2019.
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  4. ਸੰਦੀਪ ਮਾਨ, ਰੇਨੂੰ ਬਾਲਾਕ੍ਰਿਸ਼ਨਨ, ਯੋਗੇਸ਼ ਭਾਸਕਰ ਕਾਲਨਰ, ਰਾਜੀਵ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ ਅਤੇ ਮਨਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ (2019). ਤਕਨੀਕੀ ਬੁਲੇਟਿਨ: ਸ਼ਹਿਦ ਉਤਪਾਦਨ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰੋਸੈਸਿੰਗ: ਇੱਕ ਲਾਭਕਾਰੀ ਉੱਦਮ, ਆਈ.ਸੀ.ਏ.ਆਰ – ਸੇੰਟ੍ਰਲ ਇੰਸਟੀਚਿਊਟ ਆਫ ਪੋਸਟਹਾਰਵੈਸਟ ਇੰਜੀਨਿਅਰਿੰਗ ਐਂਡ ਟੈਕਨੋਲੋਜੀ, ਪੀਏਯੂ ਕੈਂਪਸ, ਲੁਧਿਆਣਾ-141004 ਪੀਪੀ 32, ਆਈ.ਸੀ.ਏ ਆਰ.ਸੀਫੇਟ / ਐਫ ਐਫ ਪੀ / ਪਬ-4 / 2019.

Summer school Compendium: (1)

  1. Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan and Yogesh Kalnar (2018). Emerging Post-harvest Engineering and Technological Interventions for Enhancing Farmer’s Income. Sept 4-24, 2018. pp 1-264

E-Publication: (8)

  1. Yogesh Kalnar, Sandeep Mann, Renu Balakrishnan and Rahul Kumar. Establishment of Agro-Processing Centre (APC) in Production catchment. Biotech Article. Jun, 2018. https://www.biotecharticles.com/Applications-Article/Establishment-of-Agro-Processing-Centre-APC-in-Production-Catchment-4434.html
  2. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi , Yogesh B Kalnar , Sandeep P Dawange and K. Bembem. Importance of Solar Energy in Agriculture. Biotech Article. July-2018. https://www.biotecharticles.com/Applications-Article/Importance-of-Solar-Energy-in-Agriculture-4448.html
  3. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Yogesh B Kalnar and Bhupendra M Ghodki (2019). Refrigerated Retail Van: An Important Component in Cold Chain Management. Agriculture & Food: e-Newsletter – 1(9), pp-214-218, September  2019, ISSN : 2581-8317, Article ID: 21860
  4. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi, Bikram Jyoti, Hitesh Bijarniya, Yogesh B Kalnar and Bhupendra M Ghodki (2019). Refractance Window Drying: A Novel Drying Technology.  AGRICULTURE & FOOD: e-Newsletter, 1(11), pp: 292-296 ISSN: 2581-8317, Volume 1 – Issue 11 – November 2019. Article id: 22284
  5. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Santosh Murai, Sandeep Mann, Yogesh Kalnar and K Bembem (2019).Producer Organizations in Agriculture. https://www.slideshare.net/murai_ashish/producer-organizations-in-agriculture
  6. Renu Balakrishnan, Ashish Santosh Murai, K Bembem, Yogesh Kalnar and Vikas Kumar (2019). Methodologies for Impact Assessment of Post-harvest Technologies. https://www.slideshare.net/murai_ashish/methodologies-for-impact-assessment-of-post-harvest-technologies
  7. Th. Bidyalakshmi Devi , K. Narsaiah , Yogesh B. Kalnar , K. Bembem (2020). Automation in Food Industry. Agriculture and Food E-Newsletter, June 2020, page no:237-240.
  8. Narsaiah, K., Ghodki, B. M., Kalnar, Y. B., Tushir, S., & Singh R. K. Portable Smart Ultraviolet-C Disinfection System (UViC) Agri News Network, Agriculture Today Group: New Delhi 2020. http://www.agrinewsnetwork.in/articles.php#art_99.

Success Story: (2)

  1. Entrepreneurship Development through Pulse Processing. Farmer FIRST Project, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana. In (Eds.)  P.Venkatesh, Bharat S Sonatakki, N Sivaramane, V P Chahal, Ch Srinivasa Rao (2019). Inspire, Innovate and Change: Field Innovations of Farmer FIRST Project. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad. Pp 110-111.
  2. Process honey and Prosper. Farmer FIRST Project, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana. In (Eds.) P.Venkatesh, Bharat S Sonatakki, N Sivaramane, V P Chahal, Ch Srinivasa Rao (2019). Inspire, Innovate and Change: Field Innovations of Farmer FIRST Project. National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad. Pp 98-99.

International Conferences (4)

  1. Attended: 4
  2. Oral presentation:3

Ms. Shaghaf Kaukab Scientist

Ms. Shaghaf Kaukab
Designation: Scientist Qualification: M.Tech. (AS&PE) Contact No.: Email ID: shaghaf.kaukab[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in

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Ms. Thongam Sunita Devi Scientist

Ms. Thongam Sunita Devi
Designation: Scientist Qualification: M.Tech. (AS&PE) Contact No.: Email ID: thongam.devi[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in

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Sh. S.S. Verma Private Secretary

Sh. S.S. Verma
Designation: Private Secretary Qualification: Graduate Contact No.: 0161-2313103 Email ID: Sughar.Verma[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in

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