Dr. Lohit Chandra Bora


Coordinator, Biopesticides


Dr. Lohit Chandra Bora Professor and the Coordinator for biopesticides, DBT-AAU Centre, Jorhat. He completed his PhD (Agri.) programme from Haryana Agricultural University Hissar, Haryana under the guidance of eminent Plant Bacteriologist Dr. J. N. Chand during the year 1988. His field of specialization is Biological management of Agricultural pest and diseases. He has more than 30 years of vast research and extension experience in his specialization field. Dr. Bora started his professional carrier as a Senior Research Assistant in the year 1981 at Regional Agriculture Research Station, Nowgong, Assam. Currently he is a senior professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University.


His significant contributions to the field of Agricultural science and impact of the contributions are-

  • Developed technology for management of wilt of tomato using organics, a technology, which was included in the Package of Practices for Horticultural crops, specifically for NBP Zone, Assam.

  • Screened and recommended Deep water rice varieties for cultivation as 'Bao' rice in Assam, which can escape ‘Ufra disease’ due to their early maturity quality. It was later included in the POP for Deep water rice in NBP Plain Zone, Assam.

  • Developed two biopesticides, viz., ‘Biofor-Pf’ (Jaiva Kiran-1) for management of wilt disease of vegetables and ‘Biozin-PTB’ (Jaiva Kiran-2) for management of rhizome rot of ginger in Assam and N.E. India. The success story of the technologies was published by Indian Agricultural Universities Association in the chapter Technology Generated in Assam Agricultural University. In: Focus on Universities- Achievements and Events’ [IAUO5(3): 5]. Both the technologies has been included in the ‘Inventory of Technologies for N.E. Region’ jointly published by Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat and ICAR complex for NEH region, Umiam, Meghalaya.

  • Producing commercial formulations of ‘Biofor-Pf’ and Biozin-PTB’ and presently distributed through ATIC, AAU. Few educated youths of Assam have been trained to start entrepreneurship related to commercial production of both the biopesticides.

  • Applied for patent for both technologies, viz, “Technology of bio-pesticide ‘Jaiva kiran’ against wilt disease of vegetable crops” and ‘Technology of Bio-pesticide ‘Biozin-PTB’ against wilt and rhizome rot of ginger’ to the Patent office of Kolkata and Patent office of New-Delhi, through ‘Biotechnology Patent Facilitating Cell (BPFC) of Department of Biotechnology’ Govt. of India.

  • As member of the DBT, Govt of India Panel project referees, evaluated number of research proposals submitted to DBT by different workers for external funding

  • As a mandate of Programme on Biopesticide, DBT-AAU Centre, bioinoculants like Pseudomonas fluorescens, Trichoderma viride, T. harzianum, Metarhizium anisopliae, Verticillium lecanii, Beauveria bassiana, are being used to produce biopesticides, viz., Biofor-Pf, Biozin-PTB, BioMeta, BioSona, Biollium,BioZium , BioVeer, Biotime and Biogreen


List of patents applied for:

     - Applied for patent for the technology, “Technology of bio-pesticide ‘Jaiva kiran’ against wilt disease of vegetable crops” to the Patent office of Kolkata, through Director of Research (Agri), AAU, Jorhat.


     - Applied for patent for the technology, ‘Technology of Bio-pesticide ‘Biozin-PTB’ against wilt and rhizome rot of ginger’ to the Patent office of New-Delhi, through ‘Biotechnology Patent Facilitating Cell (BPFC) of Department of Biotechnology’ Govt. of India.