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  Dr. PC Gaur   
  (B. January 14, 1940)

Former Head, Division of Crop Improvement, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla-171 001 (HP)
Email address: premgaur@yahoo.com

Dr Gaur was involved in augmentation of genetic variability in potato and evaluation of available exotic and indigenous collections. He had standardized the selection procedure for potato improvement programmes and also initiated cyst nematode resistance breeding programme in India. Dr Gaur was instrumental in development of India’s first processing potato varieties Kufri Chipsona-1 and Kufri Chipsona-2. He was also associated with the development of high yielding potato varieties Kufri Jawahar, Kufri Ashoka, Kufri Pukhraj, Kufri Sutlej and Kufri Anand, for the plains of India. Dr Gaur was bestowed upon the ICAR Award for Outstanding Multi-Disciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for 1997-98. He has over 85 publications, both research and technical, to his credit.