Significant Achievements Year Wise

Significant Achievements

Sr. No. Name of the Institute Name of PI Project Title Significant achievements
1. CAZRI Jodhpur Dr. Praveen Kumar Effect of nanoparticles on different metabolites and biochemical pathways of nut rients metabolism in plants and its transformation in rizosphere impacting soil health. Isolation of fungal cultures for microbial synthesis of manganese nano-particles:14 fungal cultures were raised and multiplied on suitable culture media and are being maintained at 40C for further use in nano-particle synthesis. These fungal species were tried with various manganese salts for synthesis of nano-particles but no significant results were observed.


Biosynthesis of Copper Nano-particles:

Three fungal isolates were screened for biosynthesis of nanoparticles of copper by using copper sulphate and copper acetate, none of them showed biosynthesis of nanoparticles. Plant extract/material of biological origin (one sample) showing biosynthesis of nano-particles (25% particles below 100nm with average particle size of 142 nm) from copper acetate after 24 hours.


Biosynthesis of Molybdenum Nano-particles:

A consortium of three fungus was attempted for the production of nano-particles of molybdenum. The observations on nano-particle production revealed formation of nano-particles within 2 hours of the setting up of the experiment. Particle analysis indicated increase in scattering from 5.7% to 14% after 2 hours and 4 days of experiment, respectively.


2. CIFE Mumbai Dr. Subhodh Gupta






















Dr. B.B. Nayak

Development of Nano-Sized Delivery system for Nutraceuticals in Aquafeed.




















Fish gelatain based nanocomposite films for food packaging.

CIFE has successfully formulated nanoencapsulated form of trypsin and yeast RNA as nano-sized nutraceuticals for effective and efficient delivery through aquafeed.

1. Nanoecansulated trypsin enhanced performance and intestinal histological safety in the studied fish indicates that trypsin nanoencapsulated with chitosan mimics zymogen-like proteolytic activity, and the use of 0.01% nanoencapsulated trypsin over bare trypsin can be favored as a dietary supplement in animals and humans. Controlled release of enzyme in the study also indicates that chitosan nanocarriers are good vehicles for delivery of proteolytic enzymes or proteins where slow release is desired.


2. Dietary RNA, without affecting body composition, significantly increased growth, performance, immunity and

survival following a bacterial challenge, and these enhancements were further potentiated by nano-sized delivery through RNA loading onto chitosan NPs. Unaffected glucose and serum uric acid levels and the safety of RNA-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (NPs) as a nutraceutical. Because of its in vivo biodegradable nature, chitosan makes a good nanovehicle for delivery of nutraceuticals like RNA, and the use of RNA-loaded chitosan NPs over chitosan NPs or RNA alone can be favoured in feed/food industries for enhancing growth, immunity and disease resistance.


3. CIRCOT Mumbai Dr. N. Vigneshwaran. Cellulose based nanocomposite film for application in food packaging. a)    Nanocellulose is suitably modified (hydrophobization) by an eco-friendly process for making it compatible with synthetic polymers.b)    Polyethylene films impregnated with nanocellulose is prepared by compounding (in a twin screw extruder) and blown (in a blown film extruder).


4. IARIDelhi Dr. Anupama Singh





Dr.Chitra Srivastava






Dr. Najam Shakil








Dr. Abhijit Kar

Development of Nano-superabsorbent hybrid systems for integrated water, nutrient and disease management in chickpea

Development of new fumigant loaded on nano carrier for the management for stored grain pests.



Development of Nano formulation for microbial metabolites/botanicals and evaluation of bioeffeciency against insects pests and fungal pathogen.



Enhancement of shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables using embedded nano- encapsulated functional materials.

5 IIHR Bangalore Dr. Lakshmana Reddy. Development of nano-biosensors to detect spoilage pathogens in packaged and storage foods.





Studies on nanomaterial (Nanoparticles) penetration, transport and their bio-effects (positive and negative) in important vegetable crops.

a)     Attachment of Glucose Oxidase to nanoparticles which can be used in nanosensor development.b)     Fabrication of nanobiosensor and pH indicator (one or two) attachment on starch         nanoparticle (20-100nm) and efficiency testing against gases and spoilage.

c)     Fabrication of nanobiosensor and Glucose oxidase attachment on starch nanoparticle (20-     100nm) and efficiency testing against gases and spoilage.

d)     Incorporation of the nanodevice to the food package and testing



Establishment of seedlings in ZnO nanoparticles enriched media.

Transmission electron microscopic analysis of various tissue parts of treated plants

6. IISS Bhopal Dr. Tapan Adhikari Conversion of naturally occurring plant nutrient containing minerals into nano form by top down approach to enhance the availability of plant nutrients in soil and faster reclamation of problem soils.

Use of nanocensors network for field detection of moisture and nutrients stress in plant and soilW


7. ISI Kolkata Dr. Arunava Goswami Micronutrient anoparticle: A novel paradigm for potato cultivation in India. Objective1: Physicochemical characterization of the Mn nanoparticles were done and they were found to enter the chloroplast and release Mn ionsObjective 2 At different permissible concentration Mn nanoparticle was found to increase root length, shoot length, fresh weight, dry weight and rootlet number. This happened due to increased photosynthesis

Most significant achievement: Mn nanoparticles was found to enter photosystem II and interact with CP43 protein. Example of such results are given below

8. IVRI Bareily Dr. R.P. Singh Development and application of suitable nanomaterial   based diagnostics for quick and reliable diagnosis of important diseases of poultry and livestock
9. NDRI Karnal Dr. Mrs. Bimlesh Mann









Dr. Gautam Kaul




Dr. Dheer Singh


Nanoencapsulation of Functional Ingredients for their Delivery in Dairy Foods







Biosafety of Nanomaterials




Structural and Functional Characterization of Exosome nanoparticle of Buffalo Milk as a Model for Potential Application as Biomarkers and for Developing New Cell Delivery System



Method for the preparation of clove oil nanoemulsion was optimisedThis nanoemulsion is stable to processing condition and the shelf life of paneer enhanced significantly on its application.

(A). Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes(MWCNT) even at much smaller doses than Silica Nanoparticles (SN) displayed similar toxicity levels, based on which it may be safely stated that toxicity of MWCNTs is much higher than Silica Nanoparticles.

(B). Oral dosing of Multi Walled CNTs at 50 ppm corresponded to 1.5 mg/kg BW of MWCNTs when given through intra peritoneal route.



Milk exosome isolation standardized






10. PAU Ludhiana Dr. Anirudh Thakur





Dr. Satnam Singh









Dr. S.S. Mukhopadhyay

Enhancement of shelf life of fruits using nanocomposite based active packaging

Development of dsRNA based Nanoinsecticides: Novel applications for insect control




Nanosynthesis and application of micronutrients for enhanced nutrient use efficiency







Synthesized and partially characterized chitosan-dsRNA conjugate).





Brought Zn2+ based novel nanomaterials, and filed Indian patent application. (Theme I and Theme 8.1).

Developed nanofabrication process and filled Indian and PCT International patent applications.

Synthesized copper based novel nanomaterials. (Theme I and Theme 8.1).

Characterized clay bound soil humus for their possible use as capping materials.

11. TNAU Coimbatore Dr. N. Natarajan








Dr. C.R. Chinamuthu












Dr. K.S. Subramanian






Dr. M. Djanaguiranman,








Dr. N. Varadharaju




Customizing nanoparticles for Seed Quality Enhancement in Green gram.


Fabrication of slow release of nanoincapsulated herbicide formulation for season long weed control.

Diagnostic Kit For Early Detection of Nutrient Deficiency in Rice and Maize


Smart Delivery of Nutrients to Plant Systems


Targeting activated oxygen quenching in plants using nanoparticles to increase crop yield under abiotic stress conditions


Development of antimicrobial and anti oxidative nano-packaging fill for perishables.

Too early to report






In order to work on this projects, efforts were undertaken to procure the required chemicals and materials




In order to work on this projects, efforts were undertaken to procure the required chemicals and materials







12 CPRI Shimla Dr. Pinky Raigond











Dr. Baswaraj Raigond







Biodegradable and antimicrobial nanocomposite films based on potato starch for food packaging application.


Nanoparticles for detection and intra-cellular localization of Potato pathogens



Success has been achieved in utilization of potato starch as a replacement of synthetic polymers for preparation of films.Protocol for synthesis of cellulose nanowhiskers has been standardized successfully and can be used for synthesis of cellulose nanowhiskers as a reinforcement material for potato starch based films



Under the theme II i.e., Diagnostics