Awards and Honors

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao

Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award   for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2019 in the field of Natural Resources Management (2019)

Dr. Bharat S. Sontakki

Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Outstanding Extension Scientist Award

Dr M. B. Dastagiri

International Iconic Achievement Award for Intellectual People for outstanding achievements and remarkable role in the field of education.

1st February, 2020, at Bangkok (Thailand). Given by Economic Growth Foundation, New Delhi.

Smt. N. Vijaya Lakshmi

cash award under Administrative Category.

Shri. S. N. Rasool

cash award under Supporting Staff Category.

Best Employee of the Decade 2020

Shri P. Vijender Reddy
Technical Staff
Smt T. Vanisri
Admin and Finance Staff
Smt B. Santhamma
Shri B. Raju
Best Performer Awards for 2019-20
Dr. S Senthil Vinayagam
Best Scientist Award
Dr. Ranjit Kumar
Best Faculty Award
Dr. P. Krishnan
Best Trainer Award
Mr. ZH. Khilji
Best Admin Staff – (officer)
Mr. R. Chandra Babu
Best Admin Staff – Non. Officers
Mr. ACPRN. Rao
Best Technical Staff (t1- t5)
Mr. S. Venkatesham
Best SSS worker (male)
Smt. I. Bharathamma
Best SSS worker (female)
Mr. N. Yadagiri (Farm Section)
Best CLTS (Male)
Smt. M. Lakshmamma
Best CLTS (Female)

Special Recognition 2019-20

Dr. M. Balakrishnan
Institution Building
Mr. Danam Murahari
Swachh Bharath Abhiyan
Mr. K. Shivaiah
Energy Conservation Award

Covid – 19 Warriors

Shri M. Shekhar Reddy
Asst Chief Technical Officer
Shri T. Laxman
Technical Staff(T1-T5)
Smt Y.Gayathri
Admin and Finance Staff
Shri C. Venkatesham
Shri K. Shamulu
Awards and Honors

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM bagged Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar for the year 2019 for publishing Best Technical Book in Hindi in Agriculture and allied Sciences in the area of Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is nominated by DG, ICAR as Member of the Advisory Committee of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency Project on Adaptation (ICTA-A) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is nominated as Member, Regional Advisory Group (RAG) of NABARD for the year 2019-20.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is nominated as Member of Board of Management, ANGRAU, Guntur as ICAR nominee.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, is Elected as ” Honorary Fellow of A.P. Akademi of Sciences (FAPAS)” for the year 2019.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM participated in the 49th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as Indian Delegation Member at Kyoto, Japan during May 8-12, 2019.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM participated as a Government of India Delegation Member in UNFCCC Global Climate Change Negotiations at UN Secretariat at Bonn, Germany during June 17-27, 2019.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, is nominated as Member, Executive Council of NAAS as ICAR Nominee for a period of three years with effect from Jan 01, 2019.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, is selected as Chairman, Committee for screening of proposals for new Agribusiness Incubation Centres in ICAR Institutes under Component-II (Incubation Fund) of NAIF Scheme sponsored by ICAR.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, is selected as Member, Executive Board of International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt – 2019-20 sponsored by IDDC.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao is selected as Member, NAAS Sectional Committee for NRM sponsored by NAAS.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao is selected as President, Association for Management of Agricultural Research and Agripreneurship (AMARA), Hyderabad

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao Director, ICAR-NAARM is nominated by DG, ICAR as Member of the Advisory Committee of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency Project on Adaptation (ICTA-A) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi.

Dr. S.K. Soam received Rythunestham Award- 2019 (Farmer Friend Award-2019) of Rythunestham Foundation presented by Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu in presence of Dr. (Smt.) Tamilasai Soundarajan, Hon’ble Governor, Telangana State on Sep 22, 2019 at Swarna Bharat Trust.

Dr. S.K. Soam served as session chair on AI & IoT in Agriculture at Broadband India Fourm (BIF) International conference on the “Positive Impact of AI & IoT on Job creation in India with Special focus on Agriculture and Healthcare in rural areas” at Taj Mansingh Hotel, New Delhi on Sep 03, 2019.

Dr M. B. Dastagiri

MB Dastagiri wins from India World Championship-2019 in Agriculture (Foreign Trade Policy), recognized as Father of modern Agriculture (Foreign Trade Policy), Fellow, Directorate of Agriculture, International Agency for Standards and Ratings. USA NEWS CORP (International Newspaper) confirmed Prof. M.B Dastagiri recognition among World’s 500 Most Influential Experts in Agriculture for the Year 2019 on Earth.

National Award of Excellence 2019 (with medal), A distinction of being one of The BEST SCIENTIST in the country. By Global Management Council, Ahmadabad (Glacier Journal Research Foundation, 26th February.

MB Dastagiri (2019), Certificate of Honor award for phenomenal and worthy keynote presentation on “International Trade Economic Analysis for Indian Agriculture during WTO Regime: Effects on Production, Exports, Imports and Poverty” at 4th International Conference on “Advances in Agriculture & Animal Sciences towards Global Food Security” organized by Endling Conferences, USA in association with Life Science Society of Hyderabad, August 28-30, 2019 at University of Hyderabad, India.

Dr. P. Krishnan

Dr. P. Krishnan is selected as an Expert Member in the working group formed by the National Institute for Disaster management (NIDM), New Delhi on Preparation of National Agriculture Disaster Management Plan for MoAGFW and attended the first meeting held at Centre for Excellence on Climate Change, NIDM on July 12, 2019

Dr. Surya Rathore

Dr. Surya Rathore bagged ‘Excellence in Research Award’ during ‘International Conference on Advances in Agriculture and Allied Sciences Research’ sponsored by Samagra Vikas Welfare Society (SVWS), Lucknow (UP) held at Rama University, Kanpur on February 24, 2019.


Best Performer Awards for 2018-19
Dr. G. R. K. Murthy
Best Faculty (PGDMA)
Dr. P. Krishnan
Best Scientist
P. G. Kohad
Best Admin. & Finance staff (officer)
G. Raj Reddy
Best Admin. & Finance staff (non-officer)
M. Shekhar Reddy
Best technical staff (T-6 and above)
D. Rajagopal Rao
Best technical staff (T-1 to T-5)
Nazia Parveen
Best SSS worker (female)
S.N. Rasool
Best SSS worker (male)
NAARM’s Technology Business Incubator: a-IDEA Bags National Award
a-IDEA, Technology Business Incubator of NAARM won “National Award for Emerging Technology Business Incubator 2017” from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Dr Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM & President, a-IDEA along with Mr. Vijay Nadiminti, COO, aIDEA received the award from Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India at a function held on Technology Day at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on May 11, 2018. The event was graced by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India.
Award Date Awarding Body
Dr. N. Srinivasa Rao Distinguished Scientist Award 11-08-2018 In the field of Computer Science The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International foundation, Chennai
Dr. Manju Gerard Best Paper Award 17-10-2018 National Conference ‘Empirical Research on Alternative Medicine Impingement on Health Care System’ Society of Pharmacognosy (Formerly Indian Society of Pharmacognosy)
Dr K. Srinivas Dr NA Majumdar Prize award 03-11-2018 78th Annual Conference of ISAE ISAE, Mumbai
Dr. P. Krishnan Dr Anamitra Saha prize for best pager award 03-11-2018 78th Annual Conference of ISAE ISAE, Mumbai
Dr P. Venkatesan Best Paper Presentation Award 2018 17-11-2018 9th National Extension Education Congress-2018 SEE Arga at CAEPHT, Ranipool, Sikkim (CAU, Imphal)
Dr M. B. Dastagiri

The Sir Isaac Newton Legacy of Honorary Award (2017) for excelled in the sciences and scholarly professions. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London

Award for Excellence in Rising Personalities (With Medal) (2018) by Economic Growth Foundation at New Delhi.

International Kohinoor Award for Excellence Person (With Gold Medal) (8th July 2018)   held at Tashkent, Uzbekistan by Economic Growth Foundation, New Delhi.

World Academy of Great Minds (April 2018) diploma enrolls in the World Academy of Great Minds with the distinction of SUMMA CUM LAUDE for remarkable intellectual achievements and ability as a great contemporary thinker. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.

ICAR Award
NAARM Awarded Rajarshi Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar Award
ICAR Award for Institutionalizing Digital Transactions
ICAR-NAARM was awarded Rs. 2 lakhs prize for its initiatives for institutionalizing digital transactions in the Academy. Dr. R. Kalpana Sastry, Director (Acting) received the award from Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Government of India, during the Annual Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Agricultural Universities and Directors of ICAR Institutes, held on 15 Feb 2017 at New Delhi. Shri. Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), Shri. Sunil Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor (DARE/ICAR), Shri. Chhabilendra Roul, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR), Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman (ASRB) and Dr. Narendra Singh Rathore, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Education) were amongst those who graced the occasion.
NAARM Awarded for Digital Media Initiatives
The Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) reconised the digital initiatives of ICAR- NAARM. The academy won the second prize of PRSI National Award – 2017 in the category of “Digital Media – Best Viral Marketing Campaign – 2017”. The award was presented during it’s 39th All India Public Relations Conference – 2017. Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao garu, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resouces Development, Govt of Andhra Pradesh presented the award in the presnce of Shri M Srinivasa Rao, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Anakapalli of A.P. and other officials of PRSI. The award function held on 15th December, 2017 at Hotel Novotel, Visakhapatnam.
Dr M. B. Dastagiri

The Sir Isaac Newton Legacy of Honorary Award (2017) for excelled in the sciences and scholarly professions. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London

Shri B. Ashok
Shri B. Ashok, Skilled Support Staff of ICAR-NAARM bagged ICAR Cash Award under “Cash Awards Scheme 2017-Supporting Category”.
NAARM Get Best Performance Award for Official Language Implementation
In recognition of implementation of official language at the Academy, NAARM got ‘Best Performance Award’ from Town Official Language Implementation Committee-2 (TOLIC), Hyderabad, Central Govt. Offices, Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs. The award was received by Dr. R Kalpana Sastry, Acting Director, Dr. SK Soam, Head, ICM and Dr. J Renuka, AD (OL) from Dr. WR Reddy, IAS, Convener of TOWLIC, Hyderabad, on 15th November 2016

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM bagged Rajya Basha Award by Ministry of Home Affairs (2016).

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is President, Indian Society of Dry-land Agriculture and Development (2016-2018)i.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is Part of Indian Delegation in SBSTA and COP for global climate change negotiations under UNFCCC during 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM is Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences (2016).

Dr M. B. Dastagiri

Mother Teresa Priyadarsani Award, 2016 by Economic Growth Foundation, New Delhi, India (received on 24th  September 2016).

Star of Asia Award, 2016 by International Institute of Education and Management New Delhi, India (received on 21st December 2016).

Glory of India Award (2016) organized by Indian International Friendship Society on 4th October, held at Bangkok, Thailand given by H.E. Korn Dabbaransi, Former Deputy prime minister of Thailand, for outstanding individual achievements & distinguished service to the nation.

Life Time Achievement Award (2016) for outstanding contribution in the field of Agricultural Economics on occasion of National conference on “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture, Social, Plant, Environment, Co-operatives & Technology” held on 10.12.16 at IIRI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad by Genesis Urban and Rural Development Society.

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