Kavya Dashora

Kavya Dashora
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi | IIT Delhi · Centre for Rural Development and Technology

PhD
Associate professor at IIT Delhi

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Introduction
Working as Associate Professor at IIT Delhi and key research undertaken presently is on nanotoxicity and blockchain technology, Smart proteins, mockmeats, value chain establishment of rural industries, using rural resources for hand made paper, and developing panchgavya based rural technologies
Additional affiliations
December 2016 - February 2022
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2010 - November 2016
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
Position
  • Deputy Director Science
Education
December 2003 - December 2005
Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)
Field of study
  • Plant Protection

Publications

Publications (65)
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Nanoproducts are gaining more importance in scientific society and the industrial sphere thus emerging as a new contaminant of the terrestrial systems including soil biology and biochemistry. Organic carbons are crucial in the growth and development of microorganisms and plants. Soil rich in organic carbon is considered as fertile. Enzymes like β-g...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the enablers for the implementation of electronic traceability in agri-food supply chain in India. In several agri-food supply chains, the lack of any form of traceability or the presence of paper-based traceability impacts the trade of the concerned food product. Electronic traceability (e-traceability) will...
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The current manuscript presents the spatial analysis of the temperature trends during India's Rabi and Kharif cropping seasons. We investigated the district-level temperature trends from 1966 to 2015 using Climate Research Unit data. All the 666 Indian districts showed significant upward temperature trends for the Rabi season. This upward trend was...
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An understanding of the climate-crop yield relationship has remained elusive. Wheat is one of the essential food crops globally. India is the second-largest wheat producer. Herein, we evaluate 50 years of detailed climate and wheat crop statistics (1966–2015) to spatially analyze temperature and precipitation trends and their impact on wheat yield...
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In this study, the raw dung fibers (RDF) separated from fresh cow dung and digested dung fibers (DDF) were collected from an anaerobically digested bottled biogas plant. The entire study was planned to characterize and analyze both RDF and DDF samples. The results showed that the cellulose and hemicellulose content were in the range of 36–38% and 2...
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Lignocellulosic materials form the building block of 50% of plant biomass comprising non-chewable agri-components like wheat straw, rice stubbles, wood shavings and other crop residues. The degradation of lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose is complicated and presently being done by chemical process for industrial application through a very energy...
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The management of energy consumption in agriculture is a worldwide concern because of the adverse effects of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, which are generally used as an energy source for various applications in agriculture. Renewable energy technologies are promoted in many parts of the world for various agriculture applications for mitigating...
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Purpose This study aims to explore and analyze the application of blockchain technology (BKCT) in agrifood supply chain management (AFSM). Design/methodology/approach A systematic literature review (SLR) using Scopus, Emerald and Web of Science covering publications from 2016 to 2021 (till June). Out of 429 papers, 89 papers were shortlisted from...
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The paper evaluates varying trends in ten climate variables, i.e., maximum temperature (Tmx), mean temperature (Tmp), minimum temperature (Tmn), diurnal temperature range (Dtr), total precipitation (Pre), cloud cover (Cld), wet day frequency (Wet), vapor pressure deficit (Vpd), vapor pressure (Vap), and potential evapotranspiration (Pet), and their...
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In tea production, India ranks second largest in the world, after China. Indian tea industry is one of the largest in the world and with over 13,000 gardens and produces 1350 million kg of tea leaves. Tea production and processing require electrical and thermal energy in various processes such as irrigation, withering, rolling, fermentation, drying...
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Cattle dung fibre is a lignocellulosic material abundant and sustainable non-wood source of polymeric components, which can be converted into high added-value products. Hydrothermal treatment of the fibre obtained from cow dung was explored using four different temperatures (120, 140, 160 and 180 ◦ C) and incubation times (0 and 120 minutes) at a f...
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Nanobionics involves the improvement of plant or plant productivity using nanomaterials. Growth of a plant from a seed encompasses various factors which are directly or indirectly dependent upon the imbibition of micro and macro nutrients and vital elements from the soil. Since most of the nutrition is physiologically unavailable to the plants, it...
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Synthetic polymers are widely used globally for food and other packaging. It plays an important role in food packaging during transportation, handling, and also increasing shelf-life of product at a controlled atmospheric condition. Most of the time, plastic is preferred as a packaging material due to its inherent properties like light in weight, s...
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Wheat is an important food security crop supporting the livelihood of a large population across the world. Though climatic change has been affecting wheat yields globally, the detailed study on the historical climatic impacts on wheat yield in India is mostly missing. There are two approaches to assess the climatic impacts on crop yields: process-b...
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Wheat is an important agricultural crop globally. India ranks second in the world, accounting for ~ 14% of global wheat production. Wheat provides food and livelihood to a large Indian population. India would require improving its wheat yield significantly to feed the growing population. Ascertaining the wheat yield trends and their sensitivity to...
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A large part of the vegetation on the earth is unsuitable for human consumption but is fairly consumed by grazing and herbivorous animals. Cattle convert straw and stover in their rumen and the excreted waste from their body like dung and urine are subsidiary. Proper management, processing and valorisation of cow dung and cow urine into energy, man...
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Melatonin was discovered as a pineal gland hormone in animals and is now more significantly known as a signaling molecule in plants' biotic and abiotic stressors. Melatonin has been traced back to prokaryotic organisms during evolution and its primary function of antioxidant scavenging free radicals in photosynthetic prokaryotic bacteria is a lesse...
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As one of the most efficient methods for waste management and sustainable energy production, anaerobic digestion (AD) countenances difficulties in the hydrolysis of lignocelluloses biomass. Different pretreatment methods have been applied to make lignocelluloses readily biodegradable by microorganisms. These pretreatments can affect biogas yield by...
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Soil actinomycetes are known as very versatile micro-machinery having tremendous potential to produce enzymes like cellulases, chitinases, proteases, and other agro-biochemicals, which are very instrumental in soil reclamation and sustainable soil health. The metabolic aspects of actinomycetes offer enormous possibilities for industrial and commerc...
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The modern-day paper industry is highly capital-intensive industries in the core sector. Though there are several uses of paper for currency, packaging, education, information, communication, trade and hygiene, the flip side of this industry is the impact on the forest resources and other ecosystems which leads to increasing pollution in water and...
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Background According to the current scenario with millions of deaths worldwide, the outbreak of COVID-19 has really created global havoc. The vast spreading of COVID-19 has already challenged the healthcare system and economy of the world. Every country is now putting their best efforts to develop their own standards, strategies and policies to fig...
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Fungal diversity enables us to discover different kinds of metabolites. Higher fungi are involved in secondary metabolite production. Metabolites are an intermediate response that completes physiological digestion outcomes that determine multiple critical biological activities in the human body such as signals as well as stimulating and inhibitory...
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There has been a spurt in the spread of microbial resistance to antibiotics due to indiscriminate use of antimicrobial agents in human medicine, agriculture, and animal husbandry. It has been realized that conventional antibiotic therapy would be less effective in the coming decades and more emphasis should be given for the development of novel ant...
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This study aimed for the production of antimicrobial, extracellular enzymes and antioxidants by endophytic teleomorphic Ascomycota associated with medicinal plants. A total of eleven teleomorphic species were isolated from four medicinal plant species. Chaetomium grande and Sordaria fimicola were the most frequently isolated species and represented...
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India is one of the largest landmasses under crop cultivation with staple consumption of food security crops. Post green revolution (since 1967), there has been a steady March towards self-sustainability in food production. Though the general trends speak of an increase in crop yields, the detailed study on decade wise trends and fast approaching s...
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Nanotechnology proved as a boon to this era and is widely applied in many areas of science and technology. Agriculture is the backbone of industrial raw material and it is very important to have technologies supporting high yield, better crop production and protection in a cost effective, ecofriendly and sustainable way. Globally, there is a lot of...
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India is one of the largest landmasses under crop cultivation with staple consumption of food security crops. Post green revolution (since 1967), there has been a steady march towards self-sustainability in food production. Though the general trends speak of an increase in crop yields, the detailed study on decade wise trends and fast approaching s...
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Panchagavya is combination of five different products, cow milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine obtained from cows. It has been traditionally utilized as an excellent, organic, cheaper, and effective source of manure in India. The major impact has been observed in improvement of various factors including soil alkalinity, sodicity, acidity, fertility, n...
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Chrysophanol is a unique anthraquinone having broad-spectrum therapeutic potential along with ecological importance. It is the first polyketide that has been reported to be biosynthesized in an organism-specific manner. The traditional Chinese and Korean medicinal systems provide evidence of the beneficial effects of chrysophanol on human health. T...
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To meetthechallengesoffoodsecurityinasustainable way,technological intervention inagricultureis ofprime importance. With the existing conventional technologies supporting high yield, better crop production and protection, the emphasis is now on use of nanotechnology. Exploring new applications of nanotechnology has gained momentum in recent years a...
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Increasing concerns over safety and quality of Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) like honey, fruits, resins, etc have drawn more attention for monitoring the supply chain. In response to growing food safety issues, many technologies related to internet of things, such as RFID are applied to supply chain traceability and visibility. Due to their cent...
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Honey is a natural biological product from nectar of the flowers and is of immense medicinal and culinary importance to human beings. Usually, the honey is consumed in its natural form without much processing. In recent times, some of the food processers are developing flavoured honey candies and thins for more convenience of eating as dry product....
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Center for Rural Development and Technology@ IIT Delhi is conducting a short term course on Agri business planning and project appraisal techniques from 03rd to 08th December, 2018
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THE NEED The crop production has become extremely toxic due to the extensive use of chemicals for pest management. It is an urgent requirement for technology to step in for reducing the chemical pest management and at the same time develop tools for physical pest management. The scope of using the rural, low-cost mechanisms is extremely less explor...
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The value chain of honey is vulnerable to non-compliance of international standards, adulteration and food fraud. The objective of the study at IIT Delhi is to track and trace the value chain of selected unifloral honey using blockchain technology. This technology addresses the reliance on central identity as in RFID and ensures a robust system of...
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Podophyllotoxin is a natural occurring lignin and potent cytotoxic which acts on the spindle fibres during mitotic division showing anticancer properties similar to drugs like paclitaxel and camptothecin . Semi-synthetic derivative of podophylotoxin viz, etoposide, teniposide and etopophos are widely used as anticancer drugs showing good clinical e...
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World demand for paper has increased at an average annual rate of 4.7% over the past 40 years. Wood fiber makes longer-term impacts of forest harvesting. It is, therefore, necessary to consider alternative fiber sources for papermaking. Non-wood fibers are alternate fibers presence non-woody cellulosic plant materials from which papermaking fibers...
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it s about quality assurance of henoy through etraceability
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The impact of use of pesticides and agrochemicals in Indian agriculture has transformed the agricultural position of the country from food dependent to food reliant nation. If the credits of pesticides include enhanced economic potential in terms of increased production of food and fiber, and amelioration of vector-borne diseases, then their debits...
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Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a soil bacterium that forms spores containing crystals comprising one or more Cry or Cyt proteins having potential and specific insecticidal activity. Different strains of Bt produce different types of toxins, affecting a narrow taxonomic group of insects. Therefore, it is used in non-chemical pest management, includi...
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This book contains 12 chapters covering a broad range of topics: economic, social and biodiversity impacts of invasive alien plants, rural community perceptions, policy framework responses, prevention and control experiences, and the net result of all of this on livelihoods and development as a whole. The particular value of classical biological co...
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India is the second largest producer of black tea in the world. The biggest challenge for tea growers of India nowadays is to combat pests and diseases. Tea crop in India is infested by not less than 720 insect and mite species. At least four sucking pests and six chewing pests have well established themselves as regular pests causing substantial d...
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The population of the world is expected to be 9.6 billion by 2050 indicating a huge pressure to factor the food for all. It is worth mentioning that more than 80 percent of the food comes from plants and of 50,000 edible plants, only 12 crop plants provides 90 percent of the world food energy uptake. Presently, the agriculture and biodiversity is e...
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scientific research comprises of a creative , meticulous work undertaken by academia in a methodical manner to further enrich the stock of existing knowledge. research may confirm facts, reaffirm results of previous work or solve new or existing problems generating knowledge and thus at given point it becomes an absolute requirement to acknowledge...
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Production of conventional puddled transplanted rice is facing severe constraints because of water and labour scarcity and climate changes. The rice cultivation experiences the challenge of GHG emission which impacts the climate change, particular in developing countries, and at the same time highly vulnerable to extreme climate variability. GHG mi...
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Knowledge management promotes an integrated approach to identify, capture, evaluate, retrieve and share information assets for enhanced knowledge processing. Agriculture forms the backbone of rural livelihoods and national economy in South Asia. The food security which largely depends on plant biosecurity in South Asian countries is challenged by d...
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Grasses have been on this earth as monocotyledonous plants and have been a survivor on the planet despite of various ecological changes. Many grasses hold the medicinal value and are a repository of some unique medicinal properties. Man had been using these grasses in various forms from cultivating the cereals like the rice, wheat and maize and mil...
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Out of the basic elements of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N, P, K), nitrogen is the most unavailable for soil. Though it is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere, yet the form in which it is utilized by the soil and plants for their vital functions is not readily available. Growing of leguminous plants like alfalfa, beans, clovers, nuts, e...
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The effect of various pre-sowing treatments on seed germination of Arctium lappa L. was investigated. Arctium lappa belongs to the Asteraceae and is an important medicinal plant of Western Himalayas. The seeds possess both physical and physiological dormancy. Scarification with 50% H2SO4 for 3 min followed by pre-soaking in GA3 500 ppm for 24 hrs w...
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western ghats being an important hotspot for many endemic species, are the target area for present investigation. germplasm collection and conservation of this endemic flora was done and as a result thirteen endemic species and many rare and endangered species had been collected and conserved at National Gene Bank
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n India, there are distinct male and female roles in the rural economy. Women and girls engage in a number of agro-oriented activities ranging from seedbed preparation, weeding, horticulture and fruit cultivation to a series of post-harvest crop processing activities like cleaning and drying vegetables, fruits and nuts for domestic use and for mark...
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In India, there are distinct male and female roles in the rural economy. Women and girls engage in a number of agro-oriented activities ranging from seedbed preparation, weeding, horticulture and fruit cultivation to a series of post-harvest crop processing activities like cleaning and drying vegetables, fruits and nuts for domestic use and for mar...
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The cult of worshipping plants as a blessing from God on earth has its roots deep in the history of human civilization. Plants were considered as a solemn symbol that protected and defended man in various ways. Over the centuries, possibly, the world's first recorded conservation measures were enacted in India by emperor Ashoka, the Great. Later on...
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Seed dormancy in wild species of Corchorus very often interferes with the results of routine germination tests conducted by genebanks. Jute is an important crop in India and hard seededness places a major constraint on breeders exploring some of the important and desirable genes for jute improvement. In order to improve germination of four wild spe...
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Smut disease caused by Tolyposporium penicillariae Bref. is a constant and a potential threat to pearl millet, a staple crop of people residing in the rural India. In the present studies an effort was made to study the management of smut disease through fungicides under laboratory conditions. It was observed that out of all fungicides tested no fun...
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Pearl millet has tremendous potential to add to the food basket of India, yet due to the biotic stresses the crop has suffered production constraints. The smut disease is endemic in all the millet-growing tracts of India, and thus plays an important role in determining the yield loss in this crop. The present paper deals with the study of symptoms,...

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to study about nanotoxicity in soil, crop and eventually food chain; its regulation in India and world and the impact of nanoparticles on microbial enzymes in soil
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to reduce the chemical insecticide use and provide a biological alternative for management of Red spider mite in tea
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Ensure quality compliance in honey for export potential