Initiatives of CHAI
The confederation has successfully organised and supported national and international conferences, workshops and national consultations and, services in education, and is providing solutions to the problems. Awards and Fellowships are instituted to recognise the contributions of scientists and other stakeholders in the research and development in the country and also abroad. The Confederation has instituted various awards, which includes Honored Fellowship for leadership of par excellence, Life Time Achievement Award for distinguished life time contributions in horticulture, Honorary Fellowship for noticeable contributions, and commitment to furtherance of horticulture, Dr. R. S. Paroda Award for Excellence in research and academics. Dr. B.H. Jain Award for excellence in transfer and diffusion of technology and Ram Nandan Babu Award for excellence in farming. CHAI Fellowship is conferred to members for their commitment in furtherance of agriculture / horticulture. JISL fellowship is provided for training abroad to meritorious members. Considering the needs for dissemination of science based knowledge among scientists for the furtherance of agriculture/ horticulture science, an International Journal of Innovative Horticulture (IJIH) is also published besides newsletter and books, which has over whelming response. To encourage the students, the CHAI has instituted Dr. D. P. Ray Best Dissertation Award for the students who have completed masters and Best Paper Award for scientific article published in IJIH, are also awarded.