Dalang Maidan, Lahaul Valley, H.P.

Website information about RS Dalang Maidan

ICAR-Indian Institute of wheat and Barley Research

Regional Station, Dalang Maidan (H.P.)


This regional station was established as a summer nursery facility in 1966 with a view to support the activities under All India Coordinated Wheat & Barley Improvement Project and later shifted to the present location of Dalang Maidan in 1974. Since its establishment the facilities at this station are being strengthened for its efficient utilization.

The station has very high future potential in serving the national wheat programme for faster varietal development process with screening to yellow rust and powdery mildew. More than 30000 lines are grown every year from co-operators across the country for various objectives.



It is situated in the district of Lahaul & Spiti of the Himachal Pradesh and located approximately at 320 30’ N latitude, 760 59’ E longitude and 9990 ft (3045 m) altitude about 7 km south-east of intersection of the Lahaul Valley (Chenab Valley), the banks of Chandra River. It is situated on Leh Manali road about 15 Kilometres away from Keylong, the district head-quarter of Lahaul & Spiti.



  • Generation advancement wheat, barley, chickpea mustard, lentil during off season
  • Seed multiplication of important cultivars/varieties
  • Corrective crossing
  • Screening important wheat and barley material against yellow rust and powdery mildew under natural epiphytotic conditions
  • Centre for high altitude wheat and barley varietal trials
  • Natural repository for wheat and barley germplasm



  • Receipt of material at IIWBR, Karnal for sowing: First Week of May
  • Sending seed directly to Dalang Maidan is not permissible, seed received after deadline will not be sown in summer nursery
  • Sowing period: May 10-25
  • Crossing period: July 15 to Aug 10
  • Disease recording & selection period: August 15-September 15
  • Harvesting: September 25 – October 10
  • Harvest material receipt at Karnal: October 10-20
  • Material dispatch to co-operators: October 20-25



Dr. Hanif Khan
Sr. Scientist (Plant Breeding) ICAR –IIWBR, Post Box No. 158 Karnal 132001 (Haryana).                                        Phone: 0184-2209150 (O), 8263987756 (M)


I/c Regional Station,
ICAR-IIWBR Regional Station, (Wheat Summer Nursery), Dalang Maidan, Lahaul – Spiti  175 140 (H.P.)

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