Awards

 

Dr. K Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Scientist( SWCE), Division of Respurce management, ICAR- CRIDA is conferred with "Eminent Engineer Award, 2022" by Institution of Engineers(IE), Hosur, Tamilnadu on 16/09/2022 in the inaugural function of national seminar and Convention of Agricultural Engineers held at Adiamman Engineering Collage, Hosur. The award was given away by Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. T Armugam, Thiruvalluvar University, Chennai.. The award was given to Dr Reddy for his contributions in the field of agricultural engineering particularly Rainwater management in Rainfed Agriculture.

 

भाकृअनुप - केंद्रीय बारानी कृषि अनुसंधान संस्थान (क्रीडा) को आईसीएआर का
राजऋषि टंडन राजभाषा पुरस्कार



क्रीडा, हैदराबाद को राजभाषा के क्षेत्र में वर्ष 2020-21 के दौरान परिषद के संस्थानों में उत्कृष्ट कार्य करनोपरांत प्रथम स्थान स्वरूप राजऋषि टंडन राजभाषा पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया । यह पुरस्कार दिनांक 16 जुलाई, 2022 को आईसीएआर के 94वें स्थापना दिवस और परिषद के वार्षिक पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह के अवसर पर ए.के.शिंदे सभागार, NASC परिसर, पूसा, नई दिल्ली में प्रदान किया गया ।
डॉ. विनोद कुमार सिंह, निदेशक, क्रीडा ने श्री नरेंद्र सिंह तोमर, माननीय केंद्रीय कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री, भारत सरकार से राजभाषा पुरस्कार स्वरूप शील्ड ग्रहण की तथा डॉ.संतराम यादव, सहायक निदेशक (राजभाषा) ने श्री पुरुषोत्तम रूपाला, मत्स्य एवं पशुपालन राज्यमंत्री से प्रमाणपत्र ग्रहण किया । इस अवसर पर नीति आयोग के चेयरमैन; माननीय सांसद; डी.जी,आईसीएआर, सचिव, आईसीएआर और मंचासीन अन्य गणमान्य विभूतियों के साथ कृषि मंत्रालय तथा भारतीय कृषि अनुसंधान परिषद के उच्चाधिकारियों सहित देशभर से पधारे महान कृषि वैज्ञानिक और कृषक समुदाय के सर्वश्रेष्ठ किसान भाई उपस्थित थे ।

CRIDA, Hyderabad was adjudged Best Institute in recognition of the Best Performance in implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Government of India in the ICAR Institute’s situated in Region ‘C’ for the year 2020-21. The Rajrishi Rajbhasha Tandan Award was awarded to this Institute on 16th July, 2022 on the 94th Foundation Day & Annual Award Ceremony of ICAR organized at A.K.Shinde Auditorium, NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi.

Dr.Vinod Kumar Singh, Director, CRIDA received the Shield as a First Prize of the award from Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and and Dr.Sant Ram Yadav, Assistant Director (OL) received the Certificates from Shri Purushottam Rujpala, Hon’ble Minister of State for Fisheries & Animal Husbandry in the presence of Hon’ble MP; Chairman of Niti Aayog; Secretary,DARE & DG,ICAR; and Addl.Secy,DARE/Secretary, ICAR alongwith other dignitaries on the dais were also present.

 

 

Dr K Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Scientist (SWCE) & CCPI(ACRP-Water) was honored with Gold Medal Award on 05 Nov 2019 in the inaugural function of 4th International conference on Soil and Water Resource Management for Climate Smart Agriculture, Global food and Livelihood security held at NASC Shinde Stadium, New Delhi organised by Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi in collaboration with World Association of Soil and water conservation (WASWAC), China and International Soil Conservation Organisation(ISCO), USA. A Gold Medal Award was presented by Dr Trilochan Mahopatra, Hon'ble Director General, ICAR and Secretary, DARE, New Delhi for my Research and Development contribution in Rainwater Management with specific reference to soil and water conservation engineering

 

 

 

Dr. Santanu Kumar Bal, Principal Scientist (Agrometeorology) was honored with "Fellow Award"  by Association of Agrometeorologists at International Symposium INAGMET-2019 held at JNU, New Delhi during 11-13 Feb 2019.

 

 

 

   
 
 
 

ISAE team award for the year 2018 for the research work on "Enhancing Water productivity and Profitability through Climate Smart Farmpond technology in the Tribal region of Telangana" under the project ACRP on Water.. The team was Led by Dr. K Sreenivas Reddy, PS (SWCE) & CCPI (ACRPW) as team leader with members Dr. V Maruthi, PS Agronomy, Dr. P K Pankaj, SS (LPM), Dr. M Kumar, PS(SWCE) & Ms. Pushpanjali, Scientist Soil pedology. This award was given by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Honble' DG ICAR & Secretary DARE, on 28.01.2019 in the 53rd ISAE Annual convention and International Symposium held at BHU, Varanasi.

     
 

Dr.K.Sammi Reddy, Director was honored with  "ISSS Fellow Award"  from His Excellency honorable Governor of Gujarat Shri O.P.Kohil at 83rd Annual Convention of ISSS Award on 27.11.2018

 

Dr.V.Maruthi, Principal Scientist (Agronomy)  was honored with  "Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy" 2014 during 4th International Agronomy Congress held in New Delhi Nov, 2016

     
  Dr.G.Pratibha, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) was honored with Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy for her contribution in the field of Agronomy
     
 

Dr.JVNS Prasad, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) was conferred with Dr K G Tejwani Award for his significant contribution in the field of Agroforestry Research and Development.

 

     
 

 

Dr.JVNS Prasad, Principal Scientist (Agronomy) was honored with Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy for his contribution in the field of Agronomy

 

 

     
 

Dr.P.Vijaya Kumar, Principal Scientist (Agrometeorology)  was honored with Fellow of Association of Agrometeorologists for his outstanding contribution in the   filed of Agrometrology

     
 

Er. R. Nagarjuna Kumar received "Scientist of the year - 2016 award"  from National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi  in recognition of  significant research contribution in the field of computer applications in agriculture.

 

     
 
     
 
   

 

 

Er.R.Nagarjuna Kumar, Scientist (Computer Applications in  Agriculture)  was honored with Fellow of Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science  for the best work done in the field of computer applications in agriculture.

 

     
 

Dr. Arun K.Shanker, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) got the Scientist of the Award  2015 from the Minister of Science and Technology of Uttarakhand , Surendra Singh Negi in Uttarakhand  State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) on 21 st Dec 2015 in a conference  held in Dehradun. The award is given by National Environmental Science Academy for his work in Heavy metal interaction in plants.

 

     
 

Dr. M. Vanaja, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) selected for  Fellowship of Indian Society for Plant Physiology (FISSP) based on significant research contributions in the field of Plant Physiology

     
 

Dr Arun K. Shanker, Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Hyderabad, India has been selected for the Scientist of the Year-2015 Award by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA).

     
 

Dr. Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA received "Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Research Institute Award-2014" from Honorable Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi at Patna, Bihar on 25th July, 2015 for its contributions in research and technology development for rainfed farming regions in India

     
 

Dr. Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA and Dr. B.Venkateswarlu, Honble VC, Vasant Rao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Parbani have been awarded "Hari Om Ashram Award of ICAR for outstanding research work done in the field of Natural Resource Management  (Soil health and carbon sequestration in rainfed systems of India)". This was presented by Honorable Minster of State for Agriculture, Government of India on 25th July, 2015 at Patna, Bihar

     
 

Dr. K.Venkanna, Asst. Chief Technical Officer has been awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2014. This was presented by Honorable Minster of State for Agriculture, Government of India on 25th July, 2015 at Patna, Bihar

     
  ICAR-CRIDA received first prize of "Rajrishi Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar' of ICAR. The award received by Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad on 15th May, 2015 at VC-Directors Conference held at NASC, New Delhi.
 
     
 

ICAR Inter Zonal Sports Tournament 2014 was held at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal during 11-14 March 2015.  In this tournament, Ms D.G.M. Saroja, Technical Assistant from Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture winner of Womens' Chess  in the ICAR South Zone Intra Zonal Tournament  2014 represented South Zone as a member of Women’s Chess Team.  Ms D.G.M. Saroja, won 4 out of 5 round robin matches in women’s chess and bagged the Silver Medal. 

Ms D.G.M. Saroja receiving Silver medal from Director, NDRI Karnal on 13 March 2015

 

     
 

Dr. K. Nagasree, Senior Scientist (Agril. Extension), TOT was conferred with  Indian Society of Extension Education (ISEE ) Young Scientist Award -2014   in recognition of outstanding work done in the field of extension research and grassroot extension services. The award was presented  by Hon'ble VC, RVSKVV & Ex.DDG(NRM),Dr.A.K.Singh, in ISEE National Seminar-2014 on "Extension Innovatons and Methodologies for Market-led agricultural growth and development" held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidayalaya(RVSKVV),Gwalior( M.P) during February 26-28,2015

     
   

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA has been awarded with National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Recognition Award for 2013-14 at the inaugural session of 12th Agriculture Science Congress, held at NDRI, Karnal, Haryana for his significant research contributions in the field of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences

     
 

Dr. K.A. Gopinath, Senior Scientist (Agronomy), PC Unit, AICRPDA, received 'The Best Editor Award' for outstanding contribution in bringing out "International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management" for the year 2013. The award was presented on 7th January, 2015 during the 2nd International Conference on Bio-resource and Stress Management at Hyderabad.

 

     
 

Er. R. Nagarjuna Kumar, Scientist, received Scientist of the Year Award-2013 of Society for Scientific Development in Agriculture and Technology (SSDAT) for the best work done in the field of computer applications in agriculture. The award was given by Dr. V. Ravindra Babu, Project Director, DRR, Hyderabad in National Conference on Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Biotic and Abiotic Stress Management (ECOBASM-2014), held during  December 13–14, 2014 at Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.

 

     
 

Dr. Kaushalya Ramachandran, Principal Scientist & ICAR National Fellow and her GIS team were awarded the Asia Geospatial Excellence Award on 25 Nov 2014 at Jakarta, Indonesia for the work on Use of NDVI for Mapping Extent of Agricultural Vulnerability in India due to Climate Change  under NICRA. The award was given in the category of Best Application of Geospatial Tools in Agriculture among competing Asian countries. CRIDA-NICRA acknowledges the diligent support of present project staff - V. Praveen Kumar (SRF), Shubhasmita Sahani (RA), D.V.S. Sarma (SRF), A. Sravani (Asst.) and past project staff - M. Gayatri (RA), N.Thilagavathi (SRF) and J. Satish (SRF).

 

     
 

Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Principal Scientist (Agronomy), PC Unit, AICRPDA, received Fellow of Indian Society of Agronomy Award for outstanding contributions in the field of agronomy and presented on 18th November 2014 during National Symposium on Agricultural Diversification for Sustainable Livelihood and Environmental Security organized by Indian Society of Agronomy at PAU, Ludhina

     
 

Dr. A.K. Shanker honored of receiving  "Fellow Award 2014" of the society of applied biotechnology in recognition of outstanding achievements and contribution to the field of bioinformatics

     
 

Dr.K.Ravi Shankar  honored of receiving "Young Scientist Award-2014" by the Society of Extension Education, Agra. The award was presented by Hon. A.L. Hek, Minister of Health, Family Welfare, Information & Public Relations Department, Govt. of Meghalaya at the 7th National Extension Education Congress on "Translational Research-Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development" at ICAR RC for NEH Region at Barapani during November 8-11,2014.

     
 

 

Chaudhary Devilal Outstanding All India Co-ordinated Research Project (AICRP) Award - 2013  has been received by the AICRP ON AGROMETEOROLOGY (AICRPAM) at CRIDA, Hyderabad has made significant progress in terms of climate characterization of majority of the states, bringing out several agro-climatic atlases, taking up frontier research on climatic variability, preparation of real-time contingency plans, issuing of Agromet advisories to farmers, networking of 100 automatic weather stations in KVKs and providing data support to weather based insurance products in several crops. Project Co-ordinating Unit at CRIDA, Hyderabad was selected as the best centre of the AICRP on Agrometeorology.

     
 

Dr.K.Sreenivasa Reddy honored of receiving the Fellow Award of ISAE, New Delhi from Prof. O. P. Gill, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur on 21/02/2014 in 48th ISAE Annual Convention and Symposium on "Engineering Interventions in Conservation Agriculture" held during 21-23 February, 2014 at CTAE, MPUAT, Udaipur.
 

     
 

 

CRIDA was adjudged Best Institute for Implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Union in the Southern Region i.e. Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka by Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi for the year 2012-13 and awarded with Second Prize.  Dr.Sant Ram Yadav, Assistant Director (Official Language), CRIDA, Hyderabad received the award & Certificate from Dr.Konijeti Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu and a former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Smt.Neeta Chaudhary, IAS, Secretary and Ms.Punam Juneja, Joint Secretary(Rajbhasha), Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs during the Regional Official Language Conference & Rajbhasha Award Ceremony held on 10th  February, 2014 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu State.

 

 

Dr M. Maheswari, Head, Division of Crop Sciences received the J.J. Chinoy Gold Medal Award – 2013 for her outstanding research contributions in the field of Plant PhysiologyThe award was presented by the Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi during the National Conference of Plant Physiology held at Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagarh on December 13, 2013.

     
 

Dr M. Maheswari, Head, Division of Crop Sciences has been admitted as Fellow of the Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi on December 13, 2013 for her contributions in the field of Plant Physiology & Cognate Sciences

     
 

Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) received the “FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Excellence” for the best work done in the field of ‘Nutrient Management in Wheat. The award was presented by Shri Sharad Pawar, Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture, Government of India during FAI Annual Seminar on 11 December 2013.  

Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) elected as the Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi.

     
 

Dr. K. Sammi Reddy, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) received the 12th International Congress Commemoration Award of Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS) for his “Outstanding research work on Development of site-specific integrated and balanced nutrient management practices and Novel fertilizer materials for higher use efficiency and on the Transformation and Dynamics of organic pools of N, P and S to establish their role as  sources and sinks of applied nutrients in contrasting soils under different production systems”. The award was given by Dr R. B. Singh, President, NAAS, New  Delhi on 23 October 2013 during the Annual Convention of the ISSS at CAZRI, Jodhpur.

     
 

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Project Coordinator (AICRPDA) received a Dhiru Morarjee Memorial Award of FAI from  Shri Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Shri Srikant Jeena, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers on 11-12-13 at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi

     
 

Dr.Sreenath Dixit, Principal Scientist (Agril Extn) received the Fakruddin Ali Ahmed Award on behalf of the CRIDA team that won the prestigious ICAR award for the year 2012 on the 85th Foundation Day of ICAR (16 July 2013). The award was given for the outstanding  research in tribal farming systems by the team led by Dr B. Venkateswarlu, Director CRIDA in association with Drs Sreenath Dixit, Md.Osman and KV Rao in five tribal districts of Andhra Pradesh as part of NAIP Component 3 sub-project during the period 2007-2012.

     
 

Dr.K.Srinivas Reddy, Principal Scientist (Soil & Water Conservation Engg.)  received  award of Best Scientist in Agriculture discipline for the recognition of the work on Rain water harvesting and its upscaling in State of Andhra Pradesh. The award was given by Sri M Prasad Kumar, Hon'ble Minister for Textiles and Handlooms, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on 23.06.2013 in Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Bagalingampalli, Hyderabad. The Director, CRIDA, Dr B Vekateswarlu , was also present. The award was given by the Rythubandhu . This is in recognition  of service to the rainfed farming community.
 

     
    

CRIDA was adjudged Best Institute for the year 2011 in recognition of the best performance in Implementation of the Official Language Policy of the ICAR Institute’s in Region ‘C’,.  Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Director, CRIDA and Dr.S.R.Yadav, Assistant Director (Official Language) received the award from Prof. M. S. Swaminathan on 19th March, 2013 during the ICAR Director's Conference.

 

     
 

 

CRIDA was adjudged Best Institute in implementing the Official Language Policy of the Union in Region ‘C’ by Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs for the year 2011-12.  Dr.S.R.Yadav, Assistant Director (Official Language) received the award from Shri A.K. Jain, IAS, Secretary, Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi on 20th  February, 2013 during the Regional Rajbhasha Award Ceremony.

 

     
    

"Dr. Ch. Srinivasarao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) has been awarded International Potash Insttitute-FAI Award for year 2012 for his outstanding contributions on soil potassium fertility in Indian soils, district wise K maps combining various soil K fractions, development of K recommendations and identification of various efficient regions and crops where K application needs to get high priority" The award was presented by Mr Srikant Jena, Minister for Programme Implementation, Chemicals and Fertilizers on 10-12-2012 at FAI Annual Seminar, Agra.

 

     
   

Dr. Ch. Srinivasarao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science), received Padmasri  Dr. IV.Subba Rao Memorial Award on 11-09-2012 from, Dr. Daggupati Purandheswari, Union Minister for State, HRD Government of India  and    Mr. Ponnala Laxmaiah, IT Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh for farmer orienting research and extension work on soil health cards in different parts of the country. Award in the form of trophy and memento was presented on the occasion of 8th Annual Day function of Rythunestham.

     
     

 

 

     Awarded for outstanding contribution in Research on Sustainable Rural Livelohood Security under NAIP sub-project Sustainable Rural Livelihoods through Enhanced Farming Systems Productivity and Efficient Support Systems in Rainfed Areas

 

 

ISAE Best Chapter Award was presented by Dr.V.N.Sharda, Member ASRB to Dr.K.Srinivas Reddy, Chairman (ISAE AP Chapter) and Principal Scientist (SWCE), Er.G.V.Ramana Reddy, Vice Chairman (Activities) and Er.T.V.Bhaskar Reddy, Gen. Secretary of the AP Chapter, at 46th ISAE Annual Convention and International conference on grain storage, held at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar on 27/02/2012 for the best performance of the chapter during the year 2010-11.

 

 

 

 

Commendation Medal received by   Dr.K.Srinivas Reddy, Principal Scientist (SWCE), CRIDA, Hyderabad from Prof. Gajendra Singh, President, Indian Society of Agriculture Engineers and  Ex. Vice Chancellor, Doon University, New Delhi on 27/02/2012 in the 46th ISAE Annual Convention and International Symposium on grain storage held at GBPUAT, Pantnagar. The award was given to Dr. Reddy, for his outstanding contribution in the field of Soil and Water Engineering.

 

 

 

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) and Dr. B. Venkateswarlu, Director (CRIDA) received “Golden Jubilee Award of FAI” from Mr Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India for their significant contributions in “Integrated Nutrient Management Practices in Rainfed Agriculture” on 7th December, 2011  during Inaugural Session of FAI Annual Seminar-2011 at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi.

 

 

 

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) was inducted as Fellow of Indian Society of Soil Science for his outstanding contributions in the field of nutrient dynamics and K recommendations in different agro-ecological regions of  India and for  evolving better  soil organic carbon  sequestration  strategies in rainfed agriculture. The fellowship was presented on 16-11-2011 at 76th  annual convention of ISSS,  UAS, Dharwad by the Minister of Water Resource, Mr Basavaraja Bommai, Government of Karnataka

 

     
 

 

 

 

CRIDA-IKISAN led initiative of setting up ICT enabled Knowledge Share Centers (as part of NAIP sub project on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods) at remote villages of 8 backward districts of A.P. has won Best Citizen's Choice award This award was presented under ‘ICT Enabled Agri Initiative’ category in the e-World Conference held in New Delhi (1-3 August, 2011).  Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Director, CRIDA received the award.  The award recognizes the novelty of the ICT initiative in timely delivery of location specific, need based advisory and diagnostic services to farmers through a combination of ICT tools viz. touch screen kiosk, IVRS systems, display announcement packages, online portal and mobile based weather and market alerts. 

Click here for images of trophy, certificate of recognition, publication in e.gov magazine.

 

 

National Water Conservation Award of the Ministry of Water Resources in the Institution category for it's best research programme on water conservation and ground water recharge.  The Institute carried out research in 5 States involving 3000 farmers on rain water conservation on farmers fields.  Award received   by Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Director, CRIDA received the award from Hon'ble Union Minister of Water Resources and Minority Affairs Shri Salman Khurshid on March 22, 2011 at New Delhi

 

Dr.K.A.Gopinath, Sr, Scientist (Agronomy), has been awarded "Dr.P S Deshmukh Young Agronomist Award" by Indian Society of Agronomy at the annual meet of Society at UAS, Bangalore on 02 December, 2010

     
 

Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) Award  from Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister, Mr.MK Alaigiri, Govt. of India on 29.11.2010 at New Delhi for work on watershed based nutrient management option in semi arid India received   by Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science)

     
 

Vasantrao Naik Award to CRIDA

 

     
 

Choudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All-India Coordinated Research Project Award to AICRPDA

     
 

Jawaharlal Nehru Award to  Dr.I.Srinivas, Senior Scientist (FMP)

     
 

Jawaharlal Nehru Award to Dr.Kusuma Grace, Research Associate

B.Venkateswarlu  

Dr.B.Venkateswarlu, Director, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture has been awarded the prestigious “Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences- 2010” for his outstanding contribution in the broad area of natural resource management in dryland agriculture and specific contributions in microbial ecology, biological nitrogen fixation, the molecular basis of stress tolerance in micro-organisms and adaptation of crops to climate change. The Academy fellowship recognises his continuing leadership in India on dryland agriculture and climate change adaptation research.

     
 

Dr.Ch.Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist has been awarded XVI Sukumar Basu Memorial award 2007-08, constituted by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi for his outstanding contributions in the area of Soil Science.

 

     
Ch.Srinivasa Rao  

IPNI-Prize awarded from International Plan Nutrition Institute, USA for documenting potassium deficiency in rainfed crops

     
K.L.Sharma  

Dr. K.L. Sharma, Principal Scientist & National Fellow (ICAR), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture has been awarded the prestigious “Fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science w.e.f Dec 2009, for his significant contributions made in the field ofSoil Fertility and Plant Nutrition in Rainfed Agriculture” in general, and “Advancement of the Theme of Soil Quality Assessment and Improvement for ensuring Agricultural Sustainability” in particular. He identified the soil quality key indicators for predominant rainfed crops / cropping systems under conservation agricultural practices.   

     
Uttam Kumar Mandal  

 

Dr.Uttam Kumar Mandal, Senior Scientist has been awarded Golden Jubilee Young Scientist by Indian Society of Soil Science.

 

 

     
G.Ravindra Chary  

Dr. G. Ravindra Chary, Senior Scientist (Agronomy) was awarded Fellowship of Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development by Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, IIPR, Kanpur during International Conference on Grain Legumes and Food Security at IIPR Kanpur during February 14 - 16 2009.

 

 

     
Suseelendra Desai  

 

Dr. Suseelendra Desai, Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) has been selected by the Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA), Government of India as member of “Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards” for a period of 3 years.

 

 

     
PK Mishra    

Dr. P.K. Mishra, Project Coordinator AICRPDA has been awarded Dr.KG.Tejwani Award for 2006-07 for his R&D contributions in Natural Resource Management.

 

 

     
Shalender Kumar  

 

Dr. Shalander Kumar, Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics) has been awarded Swamy Sahajanand Saraswati Extension Scientist Award for the year 2008.

 

 

     
KA Gopinath  

 

Dr. K.A. Gopinath, Senior Scientist (Agronomy) has been selected for Lal Bahadur Shastri  Young Scientist Award 2007-08 by ICAR for his work on organic farming.

 

 

     
AK Shanker  

Dr. Arun Kumar Shankar, Senior Scientist (Plant Physiology) has been selected to serve in the editorial board of Journal “Environmental and Experimental Botany” and also as Reader Panel Member by the “The Nature".

 

Ch.Srinivasa Rao

 

 

 

 
  • Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) was elected as “Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)for significant contributions in the field of natural resource management particularly,  soil potassium nutrition of crop plants, concept of inclusion of nonexchangeable K fraction in soil test based K recommendations, categorization of Indian soils based on soil K reserves, K release kinetics in bench mark soils of India, evaluation of indigenous non conventional sources of K, role of K in water stress management, management of pulse nutrition and soil health studies. His contributions are significant in modifying K recommendations of various crops and cropping systems on different soil types of India for higher K use efficiency

  • ICRISAT Millennium Science Award from ICRISAT, Patancheru, India for the best article "Carbon sequestration and livelihoods on Semi Arid Tropics"

  • IPNI-Prize awarded from International Plan Nutrition Institute, USA for documenting phosphorus deficiency symptoms in grain legumes

     
K.Kareemulla  

Dr K. Kareemulla Principal Scientist (Agril. Economics) received the ‘Best Team Award on Watershed Project’ – 2008, from NRCAF, Jhansi.

Ch.Srinivasa Rao  
  • ISPRD Recognition Award from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur for best work done in soil fertility management improving pulse production and popularizing balanced nutrition in various pulse based production systems of India

  • Fellow of ISPRD from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur for best work done in the field of balanced nutrition of pulse crops

Kausalya Ramachandran  

Dr Kausalya Ramachandran, Principal Scientist (GIS Application) received the Punjabrao Deshmukh Women Agricultural Scientist Award from ICAR.

     
Ch.Srinivasa Rao  
  • Dr.BC Deb Memorial Award from Indian Science Congress Association for best work done in potassium nutrition of crop plants, K dynamics in mineralogically different soils of India, release kinetics, contribtuion of mica in K supplying power. 

  • Fellow of ISPRD from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur for best work done in the field of balanced nutrition of pulse crops.

  • PPIC-FAI Award from Potash and Phosphate Institute of Canada-Fertilizer Association of India (International Plant Nutrition Institute), USA for best work done in balanced nutrition of field crops, delineation of multinutrient deficiences in rainfed regions of India, nutrient management, plant test methods, evaluation of soil test methods, on farm trials on balanced nutrition and soil health cards.

  • Doren Mashler Award from ICRISAT, India for best team work in Watershed Management, INM, watershed evaluation, impact of watershed activities on water and soil quality, on farm generation of organic measures, popularization of glyricidia plantations for biomass incorporation, vermicomposting and soil health cards