Name:
S. Usha Rani
Designation Principal Scientist
Specialisation
Agricultural Extension
Data of joining CICR
 24.11.1999 (21+ years experience)
Address
 ICAR – Central Institute for Cotton Research,
Regional Station, Lawley Road Post, Coimbatore – 641 003 Tamil Nadu India
Office  phone   +91 422 2430045 Extn 213
Office fax         +91 422 2454021
Mobile              +91 9843298422
e-Mail               S.Usharani@icar.gov.in ; ushajoshua@rediffmail.com; ushajoshua@gmail.com                 

Full Biodata

ACADEMIC QUALIFUCATION

  • Ph.D (Agriculture) in Agricultural Extension, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 2006 (OGPA 9.67/10.00)
  • M.Sc., (Agriculture) in Agricultural Extension, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1998  (OGPA 9.49/10.00)
  • B.Sc., (Agriculture), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 1995 (OGPA 8.52/10.00)

EMPLOYMENT

Designation

Institute

Period From -To

Principal Scientist (PB4) CICR Nagpur 24.11.2014 to till date
Senior Scientist (PB4) CICR Nagpur 24.11.2011 to 23.11.2014
Senior Scientist (PB3) CICR Nagpur 24.11.2008 to 23.11.2011
Scientist Senior Scale CICR Nagpur 23.11.2005 to 23.11.2008
Scientist CICR Nagpur 06.06.2000 to 23.11.2005
Scientist CIFE, Mumbai 24.11.1999 to 05.06.2000

 

AREA OF RESEARCH

  • Pluralistic Extension Model for promotion of ELS cotton
  • Yield Gap Analysis in cotton and Synergistic TOT model for bridging up the yield gap
  • Knowledge Gap Analysis in cotton
  • ICT and Mobile Based Cotton Technology Delivery
  • Gender Knowledge System and Gender perspectives in Cotton
  • Front Line Demonstrations in cotton
  • Impact of Bt cotton
  • Impact of Cotton development Programs FLD and FFS
  • Technology Assessment and Refinement in Cotton

TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED/SALIENT RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Developing pluralistic extension innovations for promoting Extra Long Staple Cotton in India
  •  Disseminating the novel and proven cotton technologies through Front Line Demonstrations in Cotton under GOI – NFSM- Commercial Crops (2000- till date)
  • Analyzed the yield and knowledge gap in cotton under Institute project and developed a synergistic extension module for bridging up the yield and knowledge gaps in cotton (2017-2020)
  • Developed a novel cotton extension approach of disseminating cotton technologies as voice SMS through mobile phones to cotton growers under e-Kapas Network – TMC 5.1(2012-2017)
  • Documented  the history of Indian cotton under Technology Documentation project – TMC 5.1(2012-2017)
  • Documented the Gender Knowledge System in Cotton and analyzed the gender friendliness of cotton extension programs under ICAR flagship project on Gender Knowledge System in Agriculture (2015-2017)
  • Explored the Gender and Labour Issues in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production Sector in India as Institute project (2010-2013)
  • Analyzed the Cultivation Behaviour of Bt cotton growers with regard to Insect Resistance Management Technologies with empirical evidences as Institute project (2008-2010)
  • Compared the Conventional, Biotech and Organic Cotton Production Systems in India  as Institute project (2008-2011)
  • Documented and Validated the Farmers’ knowledge on Farming system Approaches in Cotton as Institute project (2007-2010)
  • Evaluated the cotton development program “Farmers Field Schools on Cotton” as Institute project (2007-2010)
  • Studied the role of women in cotton based cropping systems as Institute Project (2007-2010)
  • Studied the cultivation Behavior Bt cotton growers as Ph.D thesis work entitled “Adoption and Impact of Bt Cotton in Cotton Based Production Systems – An Empirical Analysis” (2003-2006)
  • Evaluated the technologies developed by CICR, Coimbatore under Technology Mission on Cotton – Mini Mission (5.1) project entitled “Evaluation of Cotton Production Technologies for Yield, Fibre Quality and Economic Viability” (2000-2007)
  • Assessed and refined the technologies developed by CICR, Coimbatore under “Technology Assessment and Refinement (TAR) of Irrigated Agro-eco System for Coimbatore region (Tamil Nadu) – TAR/IVLP under NATP project (2000 – 2005)”

RESEARCH PROJECTS HANDLED

Project title Funding Agency Period Role
Development of Extension Model for Promoting the Production of Extra Long Staple Cotton in India Institute Funds 2019-2021 PI
Development of Transfer of Technology Innovations for Bridging up the Yield and Knowledge Gap in Cotton Institute Funds 2017-2020 PI
Front Line Demonstration in Cotton TMC MM II / NFSM- CC-Cotton 2000-2013/
2014- till date
PI
e-Kapas Network and Technology Documentation TMC MM 5.1 2012-2017 CCPI
Gender Knowledge System in Agriculture ICAR Flagship Project 2015-2017 CCPI
Gender and Labour Issues in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production Sector in India Institute Funds 2010-2012 PI
An Empirical Analysis of Cultivation Behavior of Bt cotton growers with regard to Insect Resistance Management Technologies Institute Funds 2008-2010 PI
Comparative Analysis of Conventional, Biotech and Organic Cotton Production Systems in India Institute Funds 2008-2011 PI
Documentation and Validation of  Farmers’ knowledge on Farming system Approaches in Cotton Institute Funds 2007-2010 PI
Post Evaluation of Farmers Field Schools on Cotton Institute Funds 2007-2010 PI
Role of Women in Cotton Based Cropping Systems of Tamil Nadu Institute Funds 2007-2010 PI
Evaluation of Cotton Production Technologies for Yield, Fibre Quality and Economic Viability – TMC- MM 5.1 TMC MM 5.1 2000-2007 CCPI
Technology Assessment and Refinement (TAR) of Irrigated Agro-eco System for Coimbatore region (Tamil Nadu) TAR/IVLP under NATP 2000-2005 CCPI
Assessment of cotton based intercropping system and its popularization through farmer to farmer participatory learning approach Institute Funds 2010-2012 CoPI
Impact of Cotton Front Line Demonstrations on Technological Advancement of Cotton Growers Institute Funds 2000-2003 CoPI

SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA/CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP/MEETING ATTENDED
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AT ABROAD

  • Participated, Presented paper in the ICAC - 14th meeting of Southern and Eastern African Cotton Forum (SEACF) at Harare, Zimbabwe during July 4-6, 2018.
  • Participated, Presented paper and acted as chairperson for a session in the ICAC - 13th meeting of Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions at Luxor, EGYPT during February 2-6, 2018.
  • Participated and Presented papers in the World Cotton Research Congress (WCRC) - 6held at Goiania, Goias, BRAZIL during May 2-9, 2016
  • Participated and Presented paper in the ICAC - 12th meeting of Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions at Sharm-el-Sheikh, EGYPT during October 7-9, 2015.
  • Participated and Presented paper in the ICAC - 6th Meeting of Asian Cotton Research and Development Network during June 18-20, 2014 at Dhaka, BANGLADESH

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AT INDIA

  • Participated and presented paper in the eSARD 2019 – International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development: Focus on Farmers Income” held during 14-16th December 2019 at ICAR-JSS-KVK, Mysuru, Karnataka, India and got best oral presentation award.
  • Participated in the “International Conference on Invigorating Transformation of Farm Extension towards Sustainable Development: Futuristic Challenges and Prospects – INTFES 2018” by Extension Education Society and TNAU during 9-10, March 2018 at TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Participated and presented a lead paper in the International Congress on “Cotton and other Fibre Crops” by CRDA and ICAR Complex for NEHE held at Umiam, Shillong during 20th to 23rd February 2018.
  • Participated and Presented paper in the ICAC - 7th Meeting of Asian Cotton Research and Development Network during September 18-20, 2017 at Nagpur , India
  • Participated and Presented paper in the International Symposium on Biodiversity, Agriculture, Environment and Forestry held at Ooty, The Nilgries, India during December 11-12, 2015
  • Participated and Presented paper in the Third International Conference on “Extension Educational Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development – A Global Perspective” during December 05-08, 2013 at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Participated and presented paper in the 3rd International Agronomy Congress on “Agriculture Diversification, Climate Change Management and Livelihoods” held at IARI, New Delhi from 26.11.2012 to 03.11.2012
  • Participated and presented paper in the International Symposium on “Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-à-vis Climate Change” held at CCSHAU, Hisar from 10.10.12 to 12.10.12
  • Participated and Presented paper in the World Cotton Research Congress (WCRC)-5 held at Mumbai, India during 07.11.11 to 11.11.11

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Participated and presented in the national symposium on Cotton production technologies in the next decade: problems and perspectives at OUAT, Bhubaneswar during January 22-24, 2020
  • Participated and presented paper in the XIII Agricultural Science Congress-2017 on Climate Smart Agriculture at UAS, Bangalore during 21-24 February, 2017.
  • Participated and presented paper (oral) in the 7th national extension education congress – 2014 on “Translational Research –Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development” held at November 8-11, 2014 at ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Umiam, Meghalaya.
  • Participated in the first national conference on Agricultural Scientific Tamil held at TNAU, Coimbatore on 23.08.2014
  • Participated and presented paper (oral) in the national seminar on “Corporate Social Responsibility in Community Development” held at Avinasilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore on 22.01.2014 and 23.01.2014
  • Participated and presented papers (oral) in the 21st National Conference on Scientific Tamil held at Perur Tamil College, Coimbatore on 9-10, Feb 2013.
  • Participated and presented paper (oral) in the 6th National Extension Education Congress on “Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-Rural Development” to be held at ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa during December 17-19, 2011
  • Participated and presented paper (oral) in the national seminar on “Innovations in Farming System Research and Extension for Inclusive Development” during 24 -25 November, 2011 organized by TANUVAS & SEE at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai
  • Participated and presented in the state level KVK interface workshop of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry held at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu from 17th-19th November 2011.
  • Participated in the national workshop on Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture (ICT-A) through Virtual Extension Platform during August 9-10, 2011 at E-extension centre, TNAU, Coimbatore in collaboration with IHDA, MSU-USAID project
  • Participated and presented in the state level interface workshop of Farmers First of Tamil Nadu and Kerala at TNAU, Coimbatore on 28th January 2011.
  • Participated in the 98th Indian Science Congress at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai from 03.01.11 to 07.01.11
  • Participated in the national workshop on “Towards A Knowledge Economy” organized by IIT, Chennai, IIT Roorkee and National Productivity Council at International Management Institute, New Delhi  during 18-20 November 2010
  • Participated in the in the national conference on “Paradigm Shift in Cotton Research and Cultivation” to be held at Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Surat during 20-22, October, 2010.
  •    Participated in the IV National Conference on Krishi Vigyan Kendras at TNAU, Coimbatore on 6th November 2009
  •    Participated in the “Stakeholders’ Meet to Probe Challenges and Opportunities for Cotton in Tamil Nadu” in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on 02.11.09 at CICR, Coimbatore
  • Participated and presented paper in the national symposium on “Bt cotton: opportunities and prospects” at Nagpur by CRDA during November 17-19, 2009.
  • Participated in the national workshop on “Orientation Programme for Coordinators of Field Experience Training” at NAARM, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad during March 6-7, 2008
  • Participated and presented a status paper in the national workshop on share your experiences in seed production, marketing, trading, IPR and its implementation on 28.04.2007 conducted by ICAR Regional Committee No. VIII at Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore
  • Attended one day methodology workshop for DBT-Project “Policy Initiatives in Biotechnology” at Department of Agricultural Economics, TNAU, Coimbatore on 20.04.2007
  • Participated and presented a research poster in the 8th Agricultural Science Congress organized by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi on February 15-17, 2007 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  • Participated and had oral presentation in the national symposium on “Transgenic Crops in Pest Management” during September 12-13, 2005 at Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, CPMB, TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Participated and had oral presentation in the national seminar on Extension Pluralism for Rural Development at TNAU, Coimbatore during 25 &26 February, 2005.
  • Participated and presented a research paper in the national seminar on “Issues and Trends in Environment Management – Role of Women and Corporate” conducted by GRG School of Management Studies, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore  on February 18-19, 2005.
  • Participated and had oral presentation in the national seminar on “ Restructuring Extension System for Effective Transfer of Technology – Experiences, Needed Changes and Policy Support” at KVK, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram during 26 -28, November 2004.
  • Participated in the Interactive workshop on Development of Women and youth agricultural laborers organized under the auspices of ICAR-NATP-PSR-58 project by the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, CARDS, TNAU, Coimbatore on 13th November, 2003
  • Participated and had oral presentation in the national seminar on “Responding to the changes and challenges: New roles of Agricultural Extension” at College of Agriculture, Nagpur during 07.02.03 to 09.02.03.
  • Participated and presented the poster in national seminar on Gender Issues – Women in Agriculture and Management held at TNAU, Coimbatore during August 20-22, 2001.
  • Participated in the national symposium on “Organization of Rural Markets” from 21.10.1998 to 23.10.1998 held at the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore

 

NATIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at ANGRAU, Guntur during 30.05.19 & 31.05.19
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at CCSHAU, Hisarduring 09.04.18 & 10.04.18
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at TNAU, Coimbatorefrom 08.04.17 to 10.04.17
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at NAU, Suratfrom 08.04.16 to 10.04.16
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at TNAU, Coimbatorefrom 08.04.15 to 10.04.15
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at MPUAT, Udaipurfrom 08.04.13 to 10.04.13
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at ANGRAU, Hyderabad during April 2012
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at CCSHAU, Hisar during April 2011
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at MPUAT, Udaipur during April 2010
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at at ANGRAU, Hyderabad during April 6-8, 2009
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at PAU, Ludhiana during April 9-11, 2008
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat from 11.04.2007 to 13.04.2007
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at TNAU, Coimbatore during April 2003
  • Participated in the annual review workshop of All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project at CICR, Nagpur during April 2002

TRAINING ATTENDED/TRAINING CONDUCTED/INVITED LECTURES
TRAINING ATTENDED
International

  • Participated in the international training program titled “Research Associate Program 2019 on Risk Management in Cotton Sector (Production & Industry)” by International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington DC at the Secretariat, ICAC, Washington DC from 23.09.2019 to 03.10.2019.
  • Participated in the international training program on “International Extension Studies” Jointly conducted by University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from 09.07.1997 to 30.07.1997 at TNAU, Coimbatore

National

  • Participated in the “Foundation Course for Agriculture Research Service” at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from 06.01.2000 to 04.05.2000 and awarded “A” grade (80% and above) for the performance.
  • Participated in the training program on “Management Development for Sustainable Agricultural Production” at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi from 10.09.2002 to 30.09.2002.
  • Participated in the training program on “Rapid, Relaxed and Participatory Rural Appraisal to identify farm problems to formulate research and extension action plans in agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, seed production etc.,” at Farm and Rural Science Foundation, Janareddy House, A.V. Education Society Campus, Gaganmahal, Hyderabad and awarded “A” grade for overall performance.
  • Participated in the training program on “Participatory Methodologies for Agricultural Extension Management” at National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad from 21.08.06 to 25.08.06.
  • Participated in the training program on “Commercial Agriculture” at CASA, Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from 21.01.2008 to 10.02.2008.
  • Participated in the training program on “Market Led Extension” at Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore by MANAGE, Hyderabad from 04.08.08 to 09.08.08.
  • Participated in the training program on “Methodological Issues in Impact Analysis of Agricultural and Rural Development Projects” at Department of Agricultural Rural Management, CARDS, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore from 02.12.09 to 22.12.09.

TRAINING CONDUCTED
To Foreign Delegates

  • Coordinated the one day program of Seven member Delegates from Cotton Development Board and other Institutions of Bangladesh as a part of their delegation in India on 03.05.2019
  • Coordinated the one day program of fourteen international trainees from six countries viz., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar, as a part of their two months course in “Agricultural Project Management” sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India under the TCS of Colombo Plan at Kothari Agricultural Management Centre (KAMC), Coonoor, The Nilgries, on 23.01.2016. 
  • Coordinated one day program of Fourteen Students and two faculty members from the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design (FSAD) Cornell University New York, USA along with one representative from Sathguru Management and Consultants Pvt Ltd, India, which represents Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in India on 13.01.2016.
  • Coordinated the one day program of fifteen international trainees from six countriesas a part of their two months course in “Agricultural Project Management” sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India under the TCS of Colombo Plan at Kothari Agricultural Management Centre (KAMC), Coonoor, The Nilgries, on 15.01.2015
  • One of the co-organizers of training program on “Relevance and techniques of Organic Cotton Production” at Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Coimbatore from 21st January 2013 to 25th January 2013 under Cotton Technical Assistance Programme (TAP) for Africa.

To Scientists

  • Training Coordinator for Field Experience Training programme of 94th FOCARS – eight ARS Scientist Probationers from NAARM, Hyderabad (08.11.2011 to 28.11.2011) (21 days)
  • Coordinator for Field Experience Training programme of 85th FOCARS - ARS Scientist Probationers from NAARM, Hyderabad (20.03.09 to 09.04.09 (21 days))
  • Facilitated the PC and Head to organize attachment training for Shri. Rakesh Kumar, ARS Trainee NCIPM, New Delhi from 08.07.13 to 19.07.13 who had been deputed to CICR, Nagpur for Institute Attachment Training.
  • One of the co-organizers for National Level Training Programme on Nutrients and Water Management in Cotton with special reference to ELS and Desi Cotton” for scientists / extension officers on 18th and 19th March, 2010

To Extension Officials

  • Convened an “Exposure Visit cum Capacity Building Program on Cotton Production Technologies” for twenty Agricultural Extension Officers from Orissa State Department of Agriculture will be conducted from 18th to 21St November 2019.
  • Coordinated one day training program to 38 TOF Extension officers from Odissa about cotton production technologies at CICR, Coimbatore on 16.11.2012.

To Farmers

  • Convened a pre season training program for MGMG FLD 50 farmers on “Best Package of Practices of Cotton Cultivation” at our Institute on 07.09.2019
  • Convened One day farmers’ training program to fifty seven farmers of Tamil Nadu under NFSM-CC-Cotton 2017 at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore on 22.09.2017 in collaboration with the Directorate of Cotton Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, Nagpur
  • Convened a training program on “Integrated Crop Management Practices in Cotton” for Tribal Cotton growers at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore under All India Coordinated Research Project on Cotton – Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) during 09.02.17 and 10.02.17.  Seventeen tribal cotton growers from Karumanthurai, Salem district of Tamil Nadu have participated in the training program.
  • Convened a training program on “Integrated Crop Management Practices in Cotton” for Tribal Cotton growers at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore under All India Coordinated Research Project on Cotton – Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) during 03.11.2016 and 04.11.2016Twenty tribal cotton growers from Jolarpet, Vellore District of Tamil Nadu have participated in the training program.
  • Convened one day One day Scientists – Extension Officials – Farmers Interface Meeting cum Off – Campus Training Program on “Integrated Crop Management Practices in Cotton” for fifty Tribal Cotton growers at State Horticultural Farm, Karumanthurai village, Pethanayakkanpalayam block, Attur taluk, Salem district on 29.07.2016 under TSP – AICRP on cotton.
  • Convened an on campus training program for 12 tribal cotton growers Kalvarayan hills, Salem District of Tamil Nadu on 18.01.2016 & 19.01.2016 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICRP cotton – TSP.
  • Convened a training program on “Integrated Crop Management Practices in Cotton” for Tribal Cotton growers at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore under All India Coordinated Research Project on Cotton – Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) during 19 & 20.11.2015.  Sixteen tribal cotton growers from Jolarpet, Vellore District of Tamil Nadu have participated in the training program.
  • Convened a training program for 20 tribal cotton growers from Sadivayal on 03.07.14 and 04.07.14 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICCIP-TSP.
  • Convened a training program for 20 tribal cotton growers from Senkuttaiyur, Coimbatore on 07.07.14 and 08.07.14 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICCIP-TSP.
  • Conducted a training program for 17 tribal cotton growers from Vellore district on “Integrated Cotton Management Practices” from 24.02.14 to 26.02.14.
  • Conducted a training program for 18 tribal cotton growers from Coimbatore district on “Integrated Cotton Management Practices” from 24.03.14 to 26.03.14
  • Conducted a training program for 15 tribal cotton growers from Vellore district on “Integrated Cotton Management Practices” from 25.03.14 to 27.03.14.
  • Convened a training program to 15 tribal cotton growers from Vellore District during 07.01.12 to 09.01.12 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICRP on Cotton – TSP
  • Convened a training program to 15 tribal cotton growers from Salem District during 08.03.12 to 10.03.12 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICRP on Cotton – TSP
  • Convened a training program to 20 tribal cotton growers from Salem District during 23.03.12 to 25.03.12 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICRP on Cotton – TSP
  • Convened a training program to 25 tribal cotton growers from Vellore District during 28.03.12 to 30.03.12 at CICR, Coimbatore under AICRP on Cotton – TSP
  • Co-convener for the conduct of one day awareness training program to farmers on the implementation of PVP and FR legislation (2001) at CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore for two days (26.03.2012 and 27.03.2012) in which more than 100 FLD farmers have been facilitated to participate.
  • One of the Co-organizers the two days training program on “Integrated Cotton Production” under NAIP at CICR, Coimbatore for 100 farmers during 7th and 8th October 2010.
  •  Coordinated the certificate course on cotton production technology (Six months) for twenty farmers along with the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning, TNAU, Coimbatore from 22.10.2007 to 19.03.2008.

To Others

  • Training Coordinator for Multi skilled Training programme to 44 Casual labours conferred with temporary status of CICR, Coimbatore (from 05.03.2012 to 09.03.12 and 20.03.12 to 29.03.2012) (14 days)
  • Coordinated a multi skilled training programme for 25 supporting staff members from June 15 to 29, 2009 at CICR, Coimbatore as per the notification of 6th CPC and order of ICAR.

INVITED LECTURES

  • An invited lecture on “Extension Strategies to reduce the yield and knowledge gaps in Cotton” in the national symposium on “Cotton production Technologies in the Next Decade – Problems and Perspectives” to be held at OUAT, Bhubaneswar during 22-24, January, 2020.
  •  A Radio talk on “Post harvest technologies in Cotton” during December 2018 through All India Radio, Coimbatore.
  • A lead lecture on “Synergistic Transfer of Technology Approach for Profitable and Sustainable Cotton Production in India” in the international congress on “Cotton and other Fibre Crops” held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam during 20-23 February, 2018. 
  • An invited  lecture on “ Usage of Mobile Phone based Advisory (e-Kapas) in Reaching the Indian Cotton Growers” was delivered in the in ICAR – Short course by AC & RI, Madurai, at e-Extension , TNAU Coimbatore on 13.02.17
  • An invited lecture on “Mobile Phone Based Cotton Extension
    – Experiences from e-Kapas project” was delivered in the Model Training Course (MTC) on ICT in Agriculture at TNAU, Coimbatore on 20.10.16
  • A lead talk on “Role of Extension Agencies in Increasing the Cotton Production in India” in the Symposium on “Future Technologies: Indian Cotton in the Next Decade” held at ANGRAU, Guntur
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Kind and Nature of Cotton Extension Programs needed for Fostering the Adoption of BCI” in the one day training on Best Agronomic Practices for Tamil Nadu to the Extension officials of BCI  on 15.09.15
  • Delivered an invited chief guest lecture on ““Role of Information and Communication Technology in Agriculture” in the inaugural ceremony of National Conference on “Advances in Computing Technologies” at PG Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hindusthan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 03.03.15.
  • A lead talk on “Translational Research-Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development” in the 7th national extension education congress – 2014 held at November 8-11, 2014 at ICAR Research Complex for NEH region, Umiam, Meghalaya.
  • Delivered a special lecture on “e-Kapas – A novel cotton extension model” to the DDAs/ADAs and Agricultural Officers in the training program conducted on HDPS on 30.05.14
  • Delivered a special lecture on “Scenario of Cotton in India” to the trainees (25)  from winter school at Department of Seed Technology, TNAU, Coimbatore on 16.12.14
  • A lead talk on “Prospects of Women Empowerment through Agricultural Diversification” in the national symposium on Agricultural Diversification for Sustainable Livelihood and Environmental Security held at PAU, Ludhiana during November 18-20, 2014.
  • Presented a special lecture on “Decision Support System in Cotton” in the Summer School on “Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Initiatives for Inclusive Agricultural Development” (03.07.13 to 23.07.13) at Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, TNAU, Coimbatore on 13.07.13
  • An invited lecture on “CICR and its Achievements” was delivered to 16 trainees from Dept. of Agricultural Entomology, Centre of Advanced faculty training, TNAU on 26.02.2013
  • An invited lecture was delivered to on “Contract Farming- Useful Approaches for ELS and Organic Cotton Farming” to  the trainees from Uganda in the International Training on “Relevance and Techniques of Organic Cotton Production” under Cotton Technology Assistance Programme for Africa on 24.01.2013
  • An invited lecture was delivered on “Development Programmes in cotton” to Extension officers in the NAIP – Workshop cum training On ELS cotton cultivation and Value addition conducted at CICR, Coimbatore on 27.12.2012.
  • An invited lecture was delivered on ”Women in Agricutlure” to the trainees of UGC Refresher course in Women Studies at UGC-Academic Staff College Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on 07.12.2012
  • An invited talk on “Impact of Intercropping Technology Transfer on Knowledge, Adoption and Net Profit of Cotton Farmers in Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra” in the International Symposium on “Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-à-vis Climate Change” held at CCSHAU, Hisar from 10.10.12 to 12.10.12
  • Delivered an invited talk on “Women in Agriculture” for Assistant and Associate professors at UGC Refresher course in Women Studies, UGC-Academic Staff College Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on 16.11.2011
  • An invited lecture on “Attitude that Matters” was delivered to the parents and students at the Annual graduation day of Laurel Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Goundampalayam, Coimbatore on 02.04.2011
  • An invited  lecture on “Women in Agriculture” was delivered to the Assistant and Associate professors at UGC Refresher course in Women Studies, UGC-Academic Staff College Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore on 28.02.2011
  • Delivered an invited talk in DDK on “Harvesting and Post harvesting technologies in Cotton” which was televised on 16.05.10.
  • An invited talk on TOT initiatives and welfare Schemes for Cotton Growers – In the Institute documentary film televised in DDK – Pothigai during June 2010
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Adoption and impact of Bt cotton in Tamil Nadu” in the Department of Biotechnology, AC and RI, TNAU, Coimbatore on 03.03.2007
  • Delivered an invited lecture on “Bt cotton to be or not to be” in the Fortnightly seminar, Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore on 13.11.2006.
  • Delivered an invited radio talk on “Village Adoption Programme – A Boon for Cotton Growers” at AIR, Coimbatore broadcasted on 13.03.03.
  • An interview with the project farmers in the village was recorded and broadcast by AIR, Coimbatore on 09.02.02 and 23.02.02
  • Delivered an invited radio talk on “Azhivazhai Paruthi (Catch crop cotton in Banana field) at All India Radio, Coimbatore broadcast on 23.09.2000 at 7.25PM.

 

Other Significant Works

  • Developed a series of programme (15 topics) about cotton production technologies in collaboration with the Doordarshan Kendra, Regional Station, Coimbatore  which were telecast in the Tamil DD Channel ‘Pothigai” from 24.01.10 to 16.05.10 (15 episodes)
  • Produced a Video Compact Disc (VCD) on the impact of TMC-MMG and MME-I projects in the project village.
  • e-Kapas Mobile Phone Based Cotton Advisory Service
Under this project a total of 16, 38,142 voice SMS about cotton production & protection technologies in Tamil language were sent to the 26,479 registered e-Kapas cotton growers in Tamil Nadu

 

AWARDS/REWARDS/RECOGNITION

    • Received “Nehru Women Excellence Award” in the field of Vision and Innovation for the category tribute to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on 8.03.2020 by Nehru group of Institutions, Coimbatore
    • Awarded Best Oral Presentation award in the eSARD 2019 – International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development: Focus on Farmers Income” held during 14-16th December 2019 at ICAR-JSS-KVK, Mysuru
    • Awarded Sponsorship by ICAC, Washington DC to provide the local lodging, transportation and daily expenses (500 USD) for participating in the ICAC Research Associate Program 2019 on Risk Management in Cotton Sector at the Secretariat, ICAC, Washington DC from 25th September to 3rd October 2019
    • Awarded sponsorship by ICAC, Washington DC (1000 USD) for presentation of paper ““Past Experiences, Present Endeavors and Future Exertions in Transfer of Cotton Technologies towards Science- led Sustainable Development in India” in the 13th meeting of the Inter Regional Network on the Mediterranean and Middle East regions to be held at Luxor, Egypt during February 02-08, 2018
    • Awarded partial sponsorship by the organizing committee of the WCRC – 6 to present paper entitled “Front Line Demonstration – Proven Transfer of Technology Approach for Fostering Productivity of Cotton in India” in the World Cotton Research Conference – 6 at Goiania, Brazil during May 2-6, 2016.
    • Awarded partial sponsorship by the organizing committee of ICAC-12th meeting of IRNMMR for presentation of paper entitled “The History, Development and Future of Cotton Extension in India” in the 12th meeting of the Inter Regional Network on the Mediterranean and Middle East regions at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt during October 7-9 , 2015.
    • Received “Young Scientist Award” for the outstanding contribution in the field of Extension Education at 7th National Extension Education Congress held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Regions, Umiam, Megalaya during 8-11, November 2014 by the Society of Extension Education, Agra.
    • Awarded partial sponsorship by the organizing committee of 6th ACRDN for presentation of paper entitled  “Mobile Phone based Cotton Extension – Evidences from e-Kapas Network” at Sixth Meeting of Asian Cotton Research and Development Network at Dhaka, Bangladesh from 18th to 20th June 2014.
    •  “Best Stall Award for the Central Government Institutions” for exhibiting the CICR technologies in the State level Farmers Day at TNAU, Coimbatore for three days from 22.07.2011 to 24.07.2011
    • Obtained top rank in Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of 9.67/10.00 (96.70%) among Ph.D scholars in Agricultural Extension during 2003-06 batches at TNAU, Coimbatore. 
    • Awarded “A” grade (80% and above) for overall performance in the
      69th FOCARS training attended at NAARM, Hyderabad.
    • Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship / Assistant Professorship conducted by ASRB, New Delhi in the subject “Agricultural Extension” on 03.04.2000
    • Received the award of ICAR Junior Fellowship (National 5th Rank out of 10) in the subject Extension Education and availed it for doing M.Sc (Agrl. Extension)
    • Offered Appointment by Banking Service Recruitment Board (BSRB) – Western Group, Baroda for the post of Agricultural Officer in Junior Management Grade/Scale-I on 23.07.1999

 

PUBLICATIONS
 
RESEARCH ARTICLES
INTERNATIONAL

  • Usha Rani. 2020. Is Yield Always a Concern to Indian Cotton?. Cotton: Review of the World Cotton Situation. Volume 74, No.1 September 2020, pp.4-7
  • Usha Rani and A.H. Prakash. 2019. Extension Methods Relevant to Africa.  The ICAC Recorder. Volume XXXVII, No.1.pp.13-21
  • Usha Rani and Prakash, A.H. 2018. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton – As a good Transfer of Technology Practice Advocated for Africa from the Experiences of India - Perspectives on  Cotton Research and Ideas for Africa-  Proceedings & Recommendations of the  XIV Meeting of the Southern & Eastern Africa  Cotton Forum (SEACF) Ed. Keshav R. Kranthi, Lawrence Malinga & Washington Mubvekeri.  The ICAC Recorder, September 2018. Vol.34 (3) pp 4-12.
  • Md. Farid Uddin, Md. Fakhre Alam Ibne Tabib, Md. Kamrul Islam, Washington Mubvekeri, M. Sabesh and Usha Rani. 2018. Novel ideas to Enhance Cotton Production and value of By-production Africa.  The ICAC Recorder, September 2018. Vol.34 (3) pp 16-17.

NATIONAL

  • Anuradha Narala and S. Usha Rani. 2020. Women in Cotton Farming in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. Indian  Journal of Extension Education, Vol.56 (2) Pp 1-6
  • Deepika, M., Asokhan, M and Usha Rani, S. 2020, “Knowledge Level of ELS cotton growers in Vellore District – An Analysis” J. Cotton Res. Dev. 34 (1) 129-134
  • Deepika, M., Asokhan, M and Usha Rani, S. 2018, “Adoption Behavior of ELS cotton in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu’, Journal of Extension Education, vol.30, no.1, pp.6025-6030.
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2015.  Adoption behavior of Bt cotton growers in irrigated and rainfed conditions of Tamil Nadu.  Journal of Cotton Research and Development.  29 (1):132-140
  • Usha Rani, S , Wasnik, S.M. and M. Sabesh. 2014. A Critical Analysis on Issues faced by Cotton Growers and Labourers in Hybrid Cotton Seed Production. Cotton Research Journal..6 (1). ISSN No.0970-308x.
  • Usha Rani, S and Nalayini, P. 2013. Sustainability of Diversified and Non-Diversified Cotton Farms in Tamil Nadu – An Empirical Analysis, Cotton Research Journal. 5(2): 194-200, ISSN No.0970-308x.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2013.  Participation, Decision making and Drudgeries faced by Women in Cotton Cultivation. Journal of Extension Education, 25(3): 5078-5085
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2013. Bt cotton in Tamil Nadu: An Evaluation of Farmers’ Experiences. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education. 13(3): 64-70.
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2011.  Farmers’ Experiences on Evaluation of Bt cotton in Tamil Nadu. Indian Journal of Extension Education. 47( 1 & 2): 63-69
  • Usha Rani, S and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2011. Post Evaluation of Farmers Field Schools on Cotton in Tamil Nadu. Journal of Extension Education, 23(1): 4592-4596
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2010. Impact of Bt cotton Technology on Cotton Farming and on cotton farmers – An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Extension Education, 22(3) :4472 - 4479.
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2010. Performance of Bt cotton – Evaluation of Farmer’s Experiences with Empirical Evidences. Journal of Extension Education, 22(2):4431 - 4436. 
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2009. Construction of a Psychological Scale to Measure the Attitude of Farmers towards Cultivation of Bt Cotton. Journal of Psychological Researches– An International Journal, 53(1): 6-14.
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2009.  Empirical Analysis of Adoption and Impact of Bt cotton Cultivation in Cotton Production Systems of Tamil Nadu, India. Agricultural Situation in India. LXVI(9):545 – 552.
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvaraj, G. 2008. An Empirical Analysis on Cultivation Behaviour of Bt cotton Growers. Journal of Agricultural Extension Management. IX(1): 79-88.

 

BOOKS

  • Karpagam, C and Usha Rani, S. 2015. Agricultural Extension - For Diploma in Agriculture. Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society. ISBN 978-93-84234-29-4. (Awarded as best Book by the Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi)
  • Jacob K Annnamalai, Raveendra Naik, Dawn C.P Ambrose, Muthamilselvan, M,  Chellamuthu, Muthuvel, Samuel kirubakaran, Krishnamurhty, Usha Rani, S and Padmanaban. 2013. “Agriculture in Growing Scientific Tamil”.  All India Scientific Tamil Council, Tanjore. ISBN 978-93-87702-56-5

BOOK CHAPTERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Usha Rani, S. 2020. Extension strategies to reduce the yield and knowledge gaps in cotton. Compendium of Lead and Invited papers of national symposium on Cotton production technologies in the next decade: problems and perspectives at OUAT, Bhubaneswar during January 22-24, 2020. pp 177-184
  • Usha Rani, S., 2020. Extension Strategies to reduce Knowledge and Yield gaps in Cotton. In: Compendium of lead / invited papers of “Cotton Production Technologies in the Next Decade: Problems & Perspectives” (Eds. Dr. M. S. Chauhan, Dr. R. K. Saini, Dr. Man Mohan and Dr. Ashish Jain), Cotton Research and Development Association, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125 004, India.
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H., Samuel Kirubakaran, W. and Karuppasamy, A. 2016.  Usage of Mobile Phone based Advisory (e-Kapas). In: Reaching the Indian Cotton Growers.  Compendium of Resource material on Emerging Trends in Communication and Essential Skill sets of Extension Professionals for Effective Technology transfer.  Shanlax Publications, Madurai. ISBN No.938597767.Pp.226-232.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2014.  Extension strategies to foster Corporate Social Responsibility in Cotton sector for Sustainable Cotton Production.  In: Rajalakshmi, S. (Ed.) CSR in Community Development.  Shanlx Computers and Publications, Chennai. Pp.372-376.
  • Usha Rani, S., Kanjana, D., Nalayini, P.  and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2013. Extension Strategies for Sustainable and Profitable Cotton Farming in India. In: Agriculture in Growing Scientific Tamil.  All India Scientific Tamil Council, Tanjore. ISBN 978-93-87702-56-5. Vol I Pp.124-128.
  • Sankaranarayanan, K., Usha Rani,S.  and Rajendran, K. 2013. Extra Long Staple Cotton. In: Agriculture in Growing Scientific Tamil.  All India Scientific Tamil Council, Tanjore. ISBN 978-93-87702-56-5. Vol II Pp.305-306
  • Nalayini, P., Sankaranarayanan, K.,  Usha Rani, S. and Kanjana, D. 2013. Polymulching in Cotton. In: Agriculture in Growing Scientific Tamil.  All India Scientific Tamil Council, Tanjore. ISBN 978-93-87702-56-5 Vol I Pp.272-274
  • Kanjana, D., Usha Rani, S. and Nalayini, P. 2013. Nanotechnologies in today’s Agriculture. In: Agriculture in Growing Scientific Tamil.  All India Scientific Tamil Council, Tanjore. Vol III  Pp.278-281
  • Usha Rani, S., Kalaivani , S. and  Kamalakanan, T. 2003. Technology Assessment and Refinement of Cotton Production technologies.  In: Nimbalkar et al., (Ed.) Extension Education in the context of Changing Agriculture. Pp. 87-90

PAPER PRESENTED IN CONFERENCE/ SEMINAR / SYMPOSIA
International (Presented in Abroad)

  • Usha Rani, S. 2019. Country Cotton Report – India. Proceedings of ICAC – RAP program 2019 held during 23.09.19 to 03.10.19 at Secretariat, ICAC, Washington DC, USA
  • Usha Rani, S and Prakash, A. H. 2018. Past Experiences, Present Endeavors and Future Exertions in Transfer of Cotton Technologies towards Science-led Sustainable Development in India. Book of Official Program and Abstracts of ICAC - 13th meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions held at Luxor, Egypt during February 02-06, 2018.  PP.40.
  • Usha Rani, S and Prakash, A.H. 2016. Front Line Demonstration – Proven Transfer of Technology Approach for Fostering Productivity of Cotton in India.  Book of Official Program and Abstracts of WCRC 6 held at Goiania, Brazil during May 2-9, 2016. PP 110-111
  • Usha Rani, S. 2016. Cotton Transfer of Technology Prospects for Next Decade in India.  Book of Official Program and Abstracts of WCRC 6 held at Goiania, Brazil during May 2-9, 2016. PP 165-166
  • Usha Rani, S. 2015.  The History, Development and Future of Cotton Extension in India. Meeting Documents of ICAC- 12th Meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions at Sharm –el- Sheikh, Egypt. PP.14. 
  • Usha Rani, S., Wasnik, S.M. and A.H. Prakash. 2014. Mobile Phone Based Cotton Extension – Evidences from e-Kapas network. Book of abstracts of 6th Meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network, Dhaka, Bangladesh from Jun 18-20, 2014. Pp 63-64.

International (Presented in India)

  • Usha Rani, S. and Wasnik, S.M. 2019. e-Kapas Cotton Advisory Services – A Mobile Phone Based Cotton Extension Program for Knowledge Transfer. Book of Abstracts of International Conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development held at ICAR-JSS-KVK, Mysuru during 14-16, December 2019. Page no.181
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H. and Wasnik, S.M. 2018. Synergistic Transfer of Technology Approach for Profitable and Sustainable Cotton Production in India. Compendium of lead and invited papers of the international congress on “Cotton and other Fibre Crops” held at ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam during 20-23 February, 2018.  Page No.169-175
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A. H. and Wasnik, S.M. 2017.  Best Farmer Friendly Transfer of Technology Practices Proposed to Double the Cotton Farmers’ Income in India.  Book of Abstracts of 7th ACRDN at Nagpur during 15-17 September 2017. Page No. 26.
  • Wasnik, S.M., Usha Rani, S. and Tuteja., O.P.2017.  Role of ICTs in Promotion of Best Cotton Management Practices for Enhanced Productivity.  Book of Abstracts of 7th ACRDN at Nagpur during 15-17 September 2017. Page No. 25.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2015. ICT initiatives in transferring technologies in Agriculture – A Review with special reference to India.  Book of Abstracts of International Symposium on Biodiversity, Agriculture, Environment and Forestry. Page No.185
  • Usha Rani, S. and Wasnik, S.M. 2013. Cotton Extension Models in India – A Critical Analysis. Book of papers of International Conference on Extension Educational Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development – A Global Perspective held at UAS, Bangalore during December 5 – 8, 2013 Page No. 5.
  • Wasnik, S. M., Usha Rani, S. and K.R. Kranthi. 2013. E-Kapas Networking of Cotton Farmers: An Innovative and Emerging ICT Approach for Sustainable Cotton production. Book of papers of International Conference on Extension Educational Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development – A Global Perspective held at UAS, Bangalore during December 5 – 8, 2013 Page No. 5. Page No.27.
  • Usha Rani, S and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2012. Assessment of Changes Created by Conventional, Biotech and Organic Cotton on Livelihoods of Cotton Growers. Extended Summaries of 3rd International Agronomy Congress on “Agriculture Diversification, Climate Change Management and Livelihoods” held at IARI, NewDelhi from 26.11.12 to 30.11.12.  Vol 3 PP 1318-1319.
  • Wasnik, S.M. and Usha Rani, S. 2012.  Impact of Intercropping Technology Transfer on Knowledge, Adoption and Net Profit of Cotton Farmers in Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra. Book of Papers of International Symposium on “Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-à-vis Climate Change” held at CCSHAU, Hisar from 10.10.12 to 12.10.12 PP 125-129
  • Usha Rani, S., Venugopalan, M.V., Prakash, A.H. and Wasni, S.M. 2012. Socio Economic Assessment of Cotton Growers’ Awareness about Climatic Change and Adaptation Strategies – An Empirical Analysis. Book of Papers of International Symposium on “Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-à-vis Climate Change” held at CCSHAU, Hisar from 10.10.12 to 12.10.12 PP 350-352
  • Usha Rani, S., Wasnik, S.M. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2011. Comparative Analysis of Biotech, Conventional and Organic Cotton Production Systems in India, Proceedings of 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University, Chennai
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvaraj, G.2006. Attitude of Cotton Growers towards Cultivation of Bt cotton. Proceedings of the International conference on “Social Science Perspectives in Agricultural Research and Development” at IARI, New Delhi, India during February 15–18, 2006.

National

  • Usha Rani, S., 2020. Extension Strategies to reduce Knowledge and Yield gaps in Cotton. In: Compendium of lead / invited papers of “Cotton Production Technologies in the Next Decade: Problems & Perspectives” (Eds. Dr. M. S. Chauhan, Dr. R. K. Saini, Dr. Man Mohan and Dr. Ashish Jain), Cotton Research and Development Association, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125 004, India. PP.177-184
  • Usha Rani, S. and Prakash, A.H., 2016. ICT based Cotton Extension Model for Fostering Climate Resilient Cotton Farming. Book of Abstracts of XIII Agricultural Science Congress-2017 on Climate Smart Agriculture at UAS, Bangalore during 21-24 February, 2017. Pp 573.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2015.  Role of Extension Agencies in Increasing the Cotton Production in India. Book of Papers of the Symposium on “Future Technologies: Indian Cotton in the Next Decade” held at ANGRAU, Guntur from 17-19, December 2015 . PP. 276-280.
  • Usha Rani,S., Prakash A.H. and S. M. Wasnik. 2014.  Dissemination of Cotton Technologies through Mobile Phones – A New initiative. Compendium 7th NEEC 2014 Translational Research-Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development held during November 8-11, 2014 at ICAR Research Complex, Umiam, Meghalaya Pp. 277-278
  • Usha Rani, S. and Samuel Kirubakaran, W. 2014. Extension Strategies to Foster Corporate Social Responsibility in Cotton Sector for Sustainable Cotton Production.  National Seminar on “Corporate Social Responsibility in Community Development” held at Avinasilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore on 22.01.2014 and 23.01.2014
  • Usha Rani,S, Wasnik, S.M. and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2011. Impact of Bt cotton on Cotton production and Farming Systems of Cotton Growers in India. Proceedings of 6th National Extension Education Congress on “Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-Rural Development” held at ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa during December 17-19, 2011
  • Wasnik, S.M., Parwate,P.P., Usha Rani, S. and Raju, A.R. 2011.  Farmer to Farmer Technology Dissemination - An Emerging and Effective Approach for Promotion of Cotton Based Intercropping Techniques. Proceedings of 6th National Extension Education Congress on “Emerging Models of Technology Application for Agri-Rural Development” held at ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa during December 17-19, 2011 Pp. 131 & 132
  • Usha Rani, S., Wasnik, S.M. and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2011. Regulatory Issues and Policy Suggestions for Bt Cotton Cultivation in India Farmers’ Perspectives. Proceedings of national seminar on “Innovations in Farming System Research and Extension for Inclusive Development” during 24 -25 November, 2011 organized by TANUVAS & SEE at Madras Veterinary College, Chennai. Pp.181-182.
  • Usha Rani, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010. Extension Policy for Biotech Crops in India – A new Approach to Probe, Proceedings of national seminar on Extension Management Reforms – Initiatives and Impact held at TNAU, Coimbatore during 11 -12th December 2010.
  • Usha Rani, S., Sabesh. M. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010. Socio economic implications of Adoption of Bt cotton in India – a Multi Dimensional Analysis, Proceedings of national conference on “Paradigm Shift in Cotton Research and Cultivation” held at NAU, Surat.
  • Usha Rani, S and G. Selvaraj. 2009. Attitude of Bt cotton growers towards cultivation of refuge crops in Bt cotton.  Proceedings of national seminar on Bt cotton: Opportunities and prospects, CICR, Nagpur. (pp no. 140)
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvaraj, G. 2006. Genetically engineered Cotton (Bt cotton) and Its Impact on Cotton Farming in Southern India.  Proceedings of the 8th Agricultural Science Congress held on February 15-17, 2007 at TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S, Sidhakaran, V.S. and G. Selvaraj. 2006.  Extension Strategies for Fostering the Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops in India. Proceedings of national seminar on “Extension Strategies for Fostering Knowledge Centric Agricultural Growth” held on December 2-3, 2006 at Pondicherry by Society of Extension Education, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvaraj, G. 2005. Scale Construction for Measuring Performance of Bt cotton at Farm Level.  Proceedings of the national seminar on “Green to Evergreen Challenges to Extension Education” during December 15-17 at IARI, New Delhi.
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvaraj, G. 2005. Socio-economic, Environmental and Ethical implications of Adoption of Bt cotton.  Proceedings of the national seminar on “Green to Evergreen Challenges to Extension Education” during December 15-17 at IARI, New Delhi.
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvaraj, G. 2005. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of Bt cotton at Farm Level as Perceived by the End-Users. Proceedings of the national symposium on “Transgenic Crops in Pest Management” during September 12-13, 2005 at Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, CPMB, TNAU, Coimbatore.
  • Selvarani, G. and Usha Rani, S. 2005. E-governance: A New Dimension in Agricultural and Rural Development. Proceedings of national seminar on Extension Pluralism for Rural Development at TNAU, Coimbatore during 25 &26 February, 2005 (Page 43).
  • Selvarani, G. and Usha Rani, S.2005. Self-Help Group – Key to Accelerate Rural Development. Proceedings of national seminar on Extension Pluralism for Rural Development at TNAU, Coimbatore during 25 &26 February, 2005. (Page 42).
  • Usha Rani, S. and Selvarani, G. 2005. Innovations in Organization of Extension in Recent Years in India. Proceedings of national seminar on Extension Pluralism for Rural Development at TNAU, Coimbatore during 25 &26 February, 2005. (Page 48).
  • Selvarani, G and Usha Ran, S.. 2005. Role of Women Self Help groups in Environment Conservation. Proceedings of the national seminar on “Issues and Trends in Environment Management – Role of Women and Corporate” conducted by GRG School of Management Studies, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore  on February 18-19, 2005.
  • Selvarani, G and Usha Rani, S. 2004. Modernizing Agricultural Extension for Effective TOT. Proceedings of national seminar on “ Restructuring Extension System for Effective Transfer of Technology – Experiences, Needed Changes and Policy Support” at KVK, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram during 26 -28, November 2004 (Page 12).
  • Usha Rani, S and Selvarani, G. 2004. SWOT Analysis of Extension System. Proceedings of national seminar on “ Restructuring Extension System for Effective Transfer of Technology – Experiences, Needed Changes and Policy Support” at KVK, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram during 26 -28, November 2004 (Page 15)
  • Usha Rani, S., Nalayini, P. and Kalaivani, S. 2001. Influence of Integrated Cotton Crop Management Intervention through IVLP on Farm Women. Proceedings of National Seminar on Gender Issues – Women in Agriculture and Management held at TNAU, Coimbatore during August 20-22, 2001.

INVITED PAPERS FOR SOVENEIRS

  • Usha Rani. 2018. Conventional and Contemporary Extension Approaches in Transferring Technologies of Cotton in India. Cotton India 2018 – Book of Invited Papers the International Conference on “Enhancing the Brand Value of Indian Cotton (5th and 6th, October 2018 at Aurangabad) by Cotton Association of India.  pp 102-108.
  • Usha Rani. 2019. Role of Women in Indian Cotton Farming. Cotton India 2019 - Book of Invited Papers the International Conference on “Global Opportunities and Challenges in Cotton” (6th -8th March 2019 at Mumbai) by Cotton Association of India. pp 106-110

POPULAR ARTICLES/ SHORT NOTES/ SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

  • Usha Rani, S. 2020. Is Yield Always a Concern to Indian Cotton. Cotton Statistics and News. Vol. 7 .Pp 1-3
  • Usha Rani, S. 2020. Is Yield Always a Concern to Indian Cotton. Cotton Statistics and News. Vol.8 .Pp 4-6 (continuation of vol 7)
  • Usha Rani, S. 2020. Need of the hour – Ethical and Responsible Cotton Production In India. Cotton Statistics and News. Vol. 44. Pp 1- 5
  • Usha Rani, S. 2019. History and Development of Indian Cotton. In: Capacity building program on cotton production technologies – Training Manual. PC and Head, CICR, RS, Coimbatore.  pp 4-9.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2019. Technology transfer in Indian Cotton Sectors – Opportunities and Challenges. Cotton Statistics and News. Vol. 48. Pp 1- 4
  • Gopalakrishnan, N and Usha Rani, S. and Prakash, A.H. 2016. Cotton Cultivation in India – An Overview. (Tamil). In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.1-4.
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S., and Kanjana, D.  2016.  Central Institute for Cotton Research at Coimbatore – An overview. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp..5-8.
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S. and Kanjana, D. 2016. All India Coordinated Project on Cotton – An overview. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.9-12
  • Nalayini, P., Sankaranarayanan, K., Usha Rani, S and Kanjana, D. 2016.  Poly Mulching – A novel Technology. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil).  Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.33-36
  • Nalayini, P., Sankaranarayanan, K., Usha Rani, S and Kanjana, D. 2016.  Weed Management in Cotton. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.41-42
  • Kanjana, D, Nalayini, P., Usha Rani, S. and Amutha, M. 2016. Balanced Nutrients Planning and Management in Cotton. (Tamil). 2016. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.49-54.
  • Kanjana, D, Nalayini, P., Usha Rani, S. and Amutha, M. 2016. Management of Manures to protect soil health. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.55-60
  • Amutha, M., Nalayini, P., Usha Rani, S and Kanjana, D. 2016. Bio control methods of Pest Management in Cotton Crop. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.77- 80.
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H. and Samuel Kirubakaran, W. 2016. e-Kapas Cotton Extension Program. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.87-89.
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H. and Karuppasamy, A. 2016. Transfer of Technology Programs in Cotton. In: Training manual of Cotton Cultivation Technologies. (Tamil). Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.90-93.
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S. and Nalayini, P. 2014. All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project. (Tamil). In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp. 1 – 3
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S., Kanjana, D. and Amutha, M. 2014. Cotton cultivation in India – A review (Tamil). In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp. 4-9
  • Nalayini, P., Sankaranarayanan,K., Usha Rani, S. and Kanjana, D. 2014.Polythen Mulching - A gift for Cotton Cultivation (Tamil). In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.17-19
  • Kanjana, D., Usha Rani, S., Nalayini, P. and Amutha, M. 2014. Integrated Nutrients Management in Cotton – A Review (Tamil). In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp.24-31
  • Isabella Agarwal, Usha Rani, S. and Madhankumar, M. 2014.  The Opportunities for Cotton Cultivation and Cotton growers in Tamil Nadu. In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp. 50-53
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H. and Isabella Agarwal.2014. Front Line Demonstrations in Cotton (Tamil) In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp. 54 -57
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H. and Samuel Kirubakaran, W. 2014. e-Kapas Cotton Extension Program (Tamil). In: Training manual of Integrated Cotton Management Practices. AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore. Pp. 58-60
  • Usha Rani, S., Snajy kushwaha and Samuel kirubakaran, W. 2013. Decision Support System in Cotton. In: Course Manaual of ICAR Summer School on ICT for Inclusive Agricultural Developemnt held at TNAU, Coimbatore from July 3 -23,2013. Pp.316-331
  • Usha Rani, S and Isabella Agarwal. 2013. Contract Farming – Useful Approaches for ELS and Organic Cotton farming.  Training Manual of Intenational Training Prgramme on ”Relevance and Techniques of Organic Cotton Production” under Cotton Technical Assistance Program for Africa held at CICR, Coimbatore from Jan 21-15, 2013
  • Kanjana, D and Usha Rani, S. 2012. The Importnace of Micro Nutrients in Cotton and their Uses (Tamil). Malarum Velanmai. Vol.11. No.05. June 2012. Aneesha Media publications, Coimbatore . Pp. 70-73
  • Kanjana, D., Nalayini, P. and Usha Rani, S. 2012. Nutrients Deficiencies in Cotton and its Management (tamil) Uzvarin Valarum Velanmai, Vol.3 No.9. March 2012.Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore . Pp. 30 – 33.
  • Usha Rani, S and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010. Front Line Demonstration Programme in Cotton (Tamil), Uzvarin Valarum Velanmai, Vol.2, No.2, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Sankaranaraya, K. 2010. Extension Strategies to improve ELS and Desi Cotton. Training Manual of National Level Trainers Training on Nutrient and Water Management in Cotton with special reference to ELS and Desi cotton (18-19.03.10). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S. 2007. Extension Strategies for Cotton Outreach Programme. Training manual of Model Training course on Cultivation of Long Staple Cotton. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Rajendran, T.P., S. Usha Rani, S. Kalaivani, T. Kamalakannan and Rangasamy, K. 2003. Genetically Engineered Cotton (Tamil). Valarum Velanmai (Tamil Monthly magazine) Pp. 26-28
  • Usha Rani, S., Kalaivani,S.,  Kamalakanan, T. and Rangasamy, K. 2002. Village Adoption Programme – A boon for Cotton Growers (Tamil). Uzhavum Thunaivan (Tamil magazine) Pp. 3-7
  • Kalaivani, S and Usha Rani, S. 2002. Payan Tharum Paruthi (Tamil). Valarum Velanmai (Tamil Monthly magazine) Pp. 26-27
  • Ramamoorthy, R., Usha Rani, S. and Venkattasamy, R. 2000. Cotton as Catch Crop in Banana fields (English). The New Indian Express – 12.12.2000 .Pp.4.
  • Ramamoorthy, R., Usha Rani, S. and Venkattasamy, R. 2000. Vazhiyil Varuvai Tharum Paruthi – Tamil (In English Income Generating Cotton in Banana Fields). Uzhavum Thozhilum (Monthly Tamil Magazine). October. Pp.16-18
  • Ramamoorthy, R., Usha Rani, S. and Venkattasamy, R. 2000. “Paruthi Viruthi Adaiyuma” (Tamil) (In English “Will the Cotton Prosper”- 3 issues). Uzhavum Thozhilum (Monthly Tamil Magazine). September (Pp. 21-23) October and November (Pp. 36-39).

RESEARCH BULLETIN/ EXTENSION BULLETINS/ COMPENDIUM

  • Puthira Prathap, D., Senthil Kumar, M., Usha Rani,S., Sriram, N., Philip, H., Chandra Gowda and Arun Balamatti. 2019. Book of Abstracts of International conference on Extension for Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development, held at ICAR-KVK, Suttur during 14-16, December 2019.A.H. Prakash, S. Usha Rani and M. Sabesh. 2018. ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research – Regional Station, Coimbatore – A Profile. (Tamil)
  • A.H. Prakash, S. Usha Rani and M. Sabesh. 2018. ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research – Regional Station, Coimbatore – A Profile. (English)
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S., Amutha, M., Gopalakrishnan, N and M. Sabesh. 2016. Cotton Cultivation – An Overview (Tamil). Golden Jubilee Publication of ICAR-AICRP on cotton, Coimbatore
  • Prakash, A.H., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sabesh, M., Usha Rani, S., Manickam, S., Monga, D., Dharajothi, B., and Sankaranarayanan, K. 2016. Fifty Years of Tireless Service to the Indian Cotton Farmers. Golden Jubilee Publication of ICAR-AICRP on cotton, Coimbatore
  • Manickam, S., Rathinavel, K., Wagmare, V.N., Verma, S.K., Prakash, A.H., Gopalakrishnan, N., Sabesh, M and S. Usha Rani. 2016.  Morphological Characteristics of ICAR-CICR Cotton Varieties and Hybrids.  Golden Jubilee Publication of ICAR-AICRP on cotton, Coimbatore
  • Jitendra Chauhan, ……. S. Usha Rani. 2014.  Compendium 7th NEEC 2014 Translational Research-Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development held during November 8-11, 2014 at ICAR Research Complex, Umiam, Meghalaya
  • Nalayini, P., Sankaranarayanan, K. and Usha Rani, S. 2011. Bt Cotton Based Innovative Intercropping Systems for the Winter Irrigated Tract of Coimbatore. Technical bulletin No.3/2011, CICR, Coimbatore 
  • Sankaranarayanan, K., Nalayini, P., M. Sabesh, Usha Rani, S., Nachane, R.P. and Gopalakrishna, N. 2011. Low Cost Drip – Cost Effective and Precision Irrigation Tool in Bt Cotton. Technical bulletin No.1/2011. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Usha Rani, S., Sankaranarayanan, K., Sabesh, M. and Dharajothi, B. 2010. Innovations in Cotton cultivation – an outlook (Tamil). Technical Bulletin No.2/2010. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S., Sabesh, M., Sankaranarayanan, K and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010. Frequently Asked Questions in Cotton (Tamil). Technical Bulletin No. 1/2010. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M. and Usha Rani, S. 2010. All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project – In the Service of Indian Cotton Farmers. Technical Bulletin No. 2/2010. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Rathinavel, K., S. Usha Rani and N. Gopalakrishnan. 2007. Cotton seed Production – Problems, Perspectives and Technological Advancements. Status papers- Workshop on share your experiences in seed production, marketing, trading, IPR and its implementation. ICAR Regional Committee No. VIII. Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore. Pp 17-36
  • Ramamoorthy, K., Surulivelu,T., Chidambaram,P., Khader, SESA., Nalayini, P., Manickam, S., Sabesh,M., Usha Rani, S. and Sriram, N. 2001. Organic Cotton (Tamil Technical Bulletin.), CICR, Coimbatore.
  • Ramamoorthy, K., Surulivelu,T., Chidambaram,P., Khader, SESA., Nalayini, P., Manickam, S., Sabesh,M., Usha Rani, S. and Sriram, N. 2001. Integrated Cotton Management (Tamil Technical Bulletin.), CICR, Coimbatore.

TRAINING MANUAL

  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S, Sabesh, M and Sathyakumar, S. 2019. Capacity building program on cotton production technologies – Training Manual. PC and Head, CICR, RS, Coimbatore
  • Prakash, A.H., Usha Rani, S., Kanjana, D., Karuppasamy, A and Samuel Kirubakaran, W. 2016. Training Manual on Cotton Cultivation Technologies. Published by PC and Head, AICRP on Cotton/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore
  • Prakash, A.H., and Usha Rani, S. 2014. Training Manual on “Integrated Cotton Management Practices”. Published by AICCIP/TSP, CICR, Coimbatore
  • Shankaranarayan, K., Usha Rani, S. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010. Training Manual of National Level Trainers Training on Nutrient and Water Management in Cotton with special reference to ELS and Desi cotton (18-19.03.10). CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.

RESEARCH REPORTS / ANNUAL REPORTS

  • Prakash, A. H. Gopalkrishnan N., Manickam, S., Sankaranarayanan, K., Dharajothi, B., Monga, D., Madhyan, P.K., Sabesh, M., Usha Rani, S and Sathyakumar, S. 2016.  ICAR-AICRP (Cotton) Annual Report .2016-17.  ICAR-CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Usha Rani, S. and Sathyakumar, S. AICCIP Annual Report . 2012-13, ICAR-CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Sabesh, M., and Usha Rani, S. AICCIP Annual Report. 2011-12. ICAR-CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Surulivelu, T., Pramod Pundhir, Nehra, P.L., Monga, D, Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., and Usha Rani, S. AICCIP Annual Report. 2010- 11. ICAR-CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Gopalakrishnan, N., S. Manickam, M. Sabesh and S. Usha Rani. 2009-10. AICCIP Annual Report. ICAR-CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore

FLD REPORTS COMPILED

  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H., Sabesh, M. and Vedavyas. 2019. Annual Report (2019-20), Front Line Demonstration in Cotton, NFSM,  ICAR-AICRP on cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H., Sabesh, M., Manickam, S, Vedavyas and Soundhar, S.  2018. Annual Report (2018-19), Front Line Demonstration in Cotton, NFSM,  ICAR-AICRP on cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H., Sabesh, M.,  Manickam, S and Lalitha, S., 2017. Annual Report (2017-18), Front Line Demonstration in Cotton, NFSM,  ICAR-AICRP on cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash, A.H., Gopalakrishnan, N., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Karuppasamy, A., Kamarahugadda Vedavyas and Samuel Kirubakaran, W. 2016.  Annual Report (2016-17), Front Line Demonstration in Cotton, NFSM,  ICAR-AICRP on cotton, CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani, S., Prakash A.H., Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., Karuppasamy, A and Samuel Kirubakran, W. 2016. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton. Annual Report 2015-16. Published by PC and Head, ICAR-AICRP on Cotton, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani S., Prakash A.H., Manickam, S. andSabesh, M. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. 2014-15. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani S., Prakash A.H., Manickam, S. andIsabella Agarwal. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. 2012-13. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani S., Prakash A.H., Manickam, S. andIsabella Agarwal. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. 2011-12. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S., and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2010-11. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. CICR, Coimbatore
  • Usha Rani, S., and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2009-10. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. CICR, Coimbatore
  • Isabella, A., Gururajan,K.N., Gopalakrishnan, N. and Usha Rani, S. 2006. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. CICR, Coimbatore.
  • Usha Rani, S., Kannan,A., Chidambaram, P. and Gopalakrishnan, N. 2002. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. CICR, Coimbatore.
  • Kannan, A., Gururajan K.N.,, Chidambaram, P., Gopalakrishnan, N.,  Usha Rani, S. and Prakash, A.H. 2001. Front Line Demonstration in Cotton Annual Report. CICR, Coimbatore.

WEB PORTALS/ E-PUBLICATIONS/ CD DEVELOPMENT/ MOBILE APP

  • Kanjana, D., Sankaranarayanan, K and Usha Rani,S. 2018. Stop the global warming with one miracle plant Kenaf. Cotton Innovate 4(1) pp 1-2

http://www.cicr.org.in/newsletter/Weekly_news_04_01_2018.pdf

  • Sankaranarayanan, K and Usha Rani, S. 2018. ITK ensuing uniform plant stand and line sowing of HDPS cotton. Cotton Innovate 2912) Pp 1

http://www.cicr.org.in/newsletter/Weekly_news_02_12_2017.pdf

  • Usha Rani, S. 2015.  The History, Development and Future of Cotton Extension in India. Meeting Documents of  12th Meeting of the Inter-Regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions

https://www.icac.org/getattachment/tech/Regional-Networks/Inter-Regional-CooperativeResearch-Network-on-Cot/Twelfth-Regional-Meeting-Documents/Usharani-JOSHUAIndia.pdf 14

  • Usha Rani, S., S. M. Wasnik and A.H. Prakash. 2014. Mobile Phone based cotton extension – evidences from e-Kapas network 

https://www.icac.org/getattachment/tech/Regional-Networks/Asian-Cotton-R-D-Network-6th-Meeting/RaniU_India.pdf

  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Usha Rani,S., and S.Sathyakumar.2013.  AICCIP Annual Report (2012-13), AICCIP, Coimbatore

http://www.aiccip.cicr.org.in/main_aiccip_reports.html

  • Prakash, A.H., Manickam, S., Nehra, P.L., Mohan, S., Monga, D., Sabesh, M., and Usha Rani, S. AICCIP Annual Report. 2011-12. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore

http://www.aiccip.cicr.org.in/main_aiccip_reports.html

  • Surulivelu, T., Pramod Pundhir, Nehra, P.L., Monga, D, Manickam, S., Sabesh, M., and Usha Rani, S. AICCIP Annual Report. 2010-11. CICR, Regional Station, Coimbatore http://www.aiccip.cicr.org.in/main_aiccip_reports.html
  • Developed a series of programme (15 topics) about cotton production technologies in collaboration with the Doordarshan Kendra, Regional Station, Coimbatore  which were telecast in the Tamil DD Channel ‘Pothigai” from 24.01.10 to 16.05.10 (15 episodes)
  • Produced a Video Compact Disc (VCD) on the impact of TMC-MMG and MME-I projects in the project village.
  • e-Kapas Network

Under this project a total of 16, 38,142 voice SMS about cotton production & protection technologies in Tamil language were sent to the 26,479 registered e-Kapas cotton growers in Tamil Nadu(2012-17)

ASSOCIATION IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Member in International Cotton Research Association
  • Life member of the Extension Education Society, Coimbatore
  • Life member of the Society of Extension Education, Agra
  • Life Member of the International Extension Forum, Coimbatore
  • Life Member of Madras Agricultural Students Union, Coimbatore
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi
  • Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkatta
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Cotton Improvement, Mumbai
  • Life Member of Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi Member in Cotton Research and Development Association, Hisar

OTHER OFFICAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Scientist i/c for coordinating Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) conducted by the participating centers of ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton (06.06.2000 to till date)
  • Scientist i/c for conducting FLD at ICAR - Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to till date)
  • Nodal Officer for MGMG at ICAR - Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (19.08.2015 to till date)
  • Member in the Steering Committee of Open and Distance Learning programs of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India (19.03.2019 to till date)
  • Executive committee member in Extension Education Society, India and Associate Editor for Journal Of Extension Education (01.07.13 to till date)
  • Executive committee member in Madras Agricultural Students Union, India and Technical editor of the subject Extension Education and Social Sciences for the Madras Agricultural Journal (10.01.2020 to till date)
  • Member in Rural Programme Advisory Committee, All India radio, Coimbatore at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to till date)
  • Member in Local Program Advisory Committee of DST project entitled “Mainstreaming Gender and Empowerment through Women Friendly Farm Mechanization Package in Tribal Areas of Tamil Nadu” being operated at ICAR-CIAE, Regional Station, Coimbatore (13.05.2019 to till date)
  • Nominated for Executive Councilor - South Zone of Indian Society of Extension Education, India
  • IRC Secretary in respect of ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (29.01.2014 to 31.03.2018)
  • Chairman, Institute Public Relation Cell of ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (04.02.2013 to 30.05.2020)
  • Officer i/c Storesat ICAR - Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (01.04.15 to  11.09.2015)
  • Officer i/c Vehicleat ICAR - Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (01.04.15 to  11.09.2015)
  • Project Review Committee Member in GOI sponsored DSIR project at TRS, TNAU, Yethapur, Salem (01.04.13 to 1.03.15)
  • Scientist i/c (Institute Museum) at ICAR - Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to 24.09.2013)
  • Scientist i/c (Institute Committee Room) at ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (01.04.2011  to 24.09.2013)
  • Scientist i/c (Institute Seminar Hall) at ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (01.04.2011  to 24.09.2013)
  • Member (Official) of Institute Joint Staff Council (IJSC) at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to 04.11.2003)
  • Scientist i/c (Library) at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to 04.11.2003)
  • Convener – Institute Research Council Meeting at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (06.06.2000 to 04.11.2003)
  • Member – State Cotton Council of Tamil Nadu (2008- 2012)
  • Vice- President (Staff recreation Club) at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India (2011 – 2013)

CONSULTANCIES PRIVIDED

  • Nil

 

 

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