Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao

Post-Doctoral (Fellow) from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, IsraelPh.D. (Soil Science & Agril Chemistry) from IARI, New Delhi

Contact Address

National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030 Phone (Office): +91-40-24581322, 24015070

Email Address: chsrao_director@naarm.org.in

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

⦁ Trained at NAARM, Hyderabad (Trainee Scientist)
⦁ Worked at IISS, Bhopal,   IIPR, Kanpur and CRIDA, Hyderabad
⦁ Project Coordinator, AICRP for Dryland Agriculture, 2013-2014
⦁ Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, 2006-2008.
⦁ Director, Central Research Institute for Dry-land Agriculture from 2014 – 2017

Fellowships/Awards/Recognitions/Honors

  • Member, ICT Steering Committee of ICAR (2020)
  • Member, Committee to study the payment of honorarium/remunerations in respect of projects, consultancy and professional activities to make appropriate recommendations, National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt.  of India (2020)
  • Member, Committee on Agricultural Research Service (2020-22)
  • Member, Board of Management, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur. (ICAR Nominee) – (2019-22)
  • Member (ICAR Nominee), Board of Management, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad. (ICAR Nominee) (2020-22)
  • Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2019 in the field of Natural Resources Management (2019);
  • Life Time Achievement Award from Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (APAS), Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (2019)
  • Fellow Elected – The National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) – 2019
  • Fellow Elected – National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS) – 2008
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Soil Science (FISSS) – 2011
  • Fellow of Indian Society of Pulse Research and Development, Kanpur – 2006
  • Fellow of Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) – 2017
  • Honorary Fellow of A.P. Akademi of Sciences (APAS) – 2019
  • Ch. Dimag Singh Award from Astha Foundation, Meerut, U.P – 2019.
  • Best Emerging Technology Business Incubation Centre Award from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi – 2018.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad Puraskar from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 2018.
  • 45th Dr RV Tamhane Memorial Lecture, Indian Society of Soil Science (ISSS), New Delhi – 2018.
  • Digital Media Award of PRSI – 2017 from Public Relations Society of India, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 2017.
  • Prof Shantaram Memorial Lecture, Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi – 2017.
  • Rajashri Tandon Rajbhasha Award from ICAR – 2016.
  • Hindi Regional Rajbhasha Award from Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi – 2015.
  • Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Research Institute Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 2014.
  • Hari Om Ashram Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 2014.
  • Vasant Rao Naik Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) New Delhi – 2014
  • GS. Sekhon Memorial Lecture, Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi – 2014.
  • Rajarshi Tandon Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 2013.
  • NAAS Recognition Award from National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, (NAAS), New Delhi – 2013-14.
  • IPI-FAI award from International Potash Institute, Canada – 2012.
  • Padmasree Dr. I.V. Subba Rao Memorial award from Rytunestham, (Agricultural Monthly Magazine), Hyderabad – 2012.
  • Golden Jubilee Award of FAI from Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi – 2011.
  • Sukumar Basu Memorial Award from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi – 2010.
  • Vasantrao Naik Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR),New Delhi – 2009.
  • IPNI Prize from International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), USA – 2009.
  • Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award for best article in Agricultural Sciences from The FAI,  New Delhi – 2009-2010.
  • ICRISAT Millennium Science Award from ICRISAT, Patancheru, India – 2008.
  • IPNI-Prize from International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA – 2008.
  • ISPRD Recognition Award from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur – 2007.
  • B. C. Deb Memorial Award from Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata – 2006.
  • PPIC-FAI Award from International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA – 2006.
  • Doreen Mashler Award from ICRISAT, India – 2006.
  • Best Paper Award from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur – 2003.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, ICAR-NAHEP Component-2 Project on Investment in ICAR Leadership for Agriculture Higher Education
  • Dhiru Morarjee Award from Fertilizer Association of India, Delhi – 2003.
  • Pran Vohra Memorial Award from Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata – 2001.
  • ICAR Young Scientist Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 1998.
  • IPI-FAI Award from International Potash Institute (Switzerland) – Fertilizer Association of India, Delhi – 1998.
  • NAAS Young Scientist Award from National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi – 1999.
  • ISSS Young Scientist Award from Indian Society of Soil Science, New Delhi – 1997.
  • Certificate of Merit from Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata – 1995.
  • Dhiru Morarjee Award from Fertilizer Association of India, Delhi – 1993.
  • Member, Board of Management, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Member, Board of Management, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Member, ICAR Selection-cum-Standing Committee for Emeritus Scientist Scheme (2019-22)
  • Member, Food and Agriculture Division Council (FADC), Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Govt of India. (2017 – till date)
  • Member, Executive Board of the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt, (2016-till date).
  • Member, ICAR Selection Committee for Netaji Subhas – ICAR International Fellowships 2019-20.
  • Member, Agricultural Science Research Committee of 43rd Indian Social Science Congress, Bengaluru – (January 17-21, 2020).
  • Member, Asian Long Term Experimental Network for Agriculture (ALTENA), Tsukuba, Japan (2017 – till date)
  • Member, Executive Council, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), as ICAR/DARE nominee – 2019-21
  • Member, ICAR Steering Committee to review and monitor the performance of National Agricultural Innovation Fund (NAIF) Scheme.
  • Member, NAAS Sectional Committee for NRM.
  • Member, International Technical Programme Committee for 13th International Dryland Development Conference (13th IDDC) held at Jodhpur during February 11-14, 2019.
  • Member, Agro and Food Processing Committee of the Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  • Chairman, ICAR Committee for screening of proposals for new Agribusiness Incubation (ABI) Centres in ICAR Institutes.
  • Chairman, Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research – CDC and Steering Committee, Bangkok, Thailand (22 Member Countries) (2018)
  • Chief Editor, The Indian Journal of Dryland Agricultural Research and Development.
  • Councilor, Clay Mineral Society of India, New Delhi.
  • Vice President, Indian Society of Soil Science (Hyderabad Chapter)
  • Councilor, Indian Society of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Nagpur.
  • Editor, Journal of Indian Society of Soil Science.
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of Research – ANGRAU, Andhra Pradesh from April 2018 onwards.
  • President, Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (a-IDEA), Technology Business Incubator, ICAR-NAARM.
  • President, Association for Management of Agricultural Research and Agripreneurship (AMARA), Hyderabad.
  • President, NAARM Alumni Association, Hyderabad.
  • Chairman, Seed Support Management Committee/ Investment Committee of a-IDEA, (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture), Technology Business Incubator, ICAR-NAARM.
  • Member, Executive Council, National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt of India.
  • Member, Management Committee of Extension Education Institute (Southern Region), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India.
  • Member, ICAR Training Board, New Delhi (from April 2018 onwards).
  • Member, Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture, New Delhi (from 2017 onwards).
  • Chairman, Standing Technical Committee of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) (One of 8 Missions working under Prime Minister, Government of India) (2014 onwards).
  • Member, State Standing Technical Committee (SSTC) of NMSAA – Telangana State.
  • National Coordinator, ICAR Mega Project: NICRA (National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture) (2014-17).
  • Member-Secretary, ICAR-Hailstorm Management Committee (2015-17).
  • Member, Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa (GKMY) by India Meteorological Department (IMD) (2016-17).
  • Member, Regional Advisory Group (RAG), NABARD (2015 – till date)
  • Member, Indian Delegation for Global Climate Change Negotiations, Bonn, Germany – UNFCCC, Government of India. 2015. 2016 and 2019.
  • Member, COP-21, Paris, France, 2015 organized as side event on Climate Resilient Agriculture in Indian Pavilion.
  • Member, Indian Delegation for 49th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (49 IPCC), Kyoto, Japan (2019).
  • Member, ASPEE, Technical Committee, Mumbai.
  • Chairman, Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) with about 250 Central Government Offices under Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India.
  • Chief Liaison Officer, Standing Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture Study Visit to Hyderabad during 24-27th Jan, 2016, Government of India.
  • Liaison Officer, Parliamentary Committee on Official Language Implementation, 2015.
  • Member, Telangana State Bio-diversity Board, Hyderabad (2016).
  • Member, Climate proofing of watershed projects – Constitution of a State Project Sanctioning and Steering Committee – Expert (NABARD).
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency Project on Adaptation (ICTA-A) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. (Nominated by ICAR).
  • Member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Member, IMD – Ministry of Earth Science Plan Program Review Committee, September 2016 onwards.
  • President, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture (w.e.f. May 2016).
  • Member, Revision of Manual for Drought Management and Preparation of National Disaster Plan for Drought, Hailstorm, Pest Attack & Cold Wave/Frost (31.05.2016).
  • Convener, State Coordination Committee for Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 in Telanagana State.
  • Member, State Coordination Committee for Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 in Andhra Pradesh State.
  • Member, Judging Committee for Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award of ICAR, for the year 2017.
  • Member, ICAR-Central Joint Staff Council (2017 onwards).

Areas of Interest:

Climate Change, Contingency Planning, Soil Carbon Sequestration, Rainwater Management, Climate Resilient Villages, Rainfed Mission Development, Climate and Conservation Policy, Agriculture Research Management.

Publications

  • Research Papers: 277 (International 113 + National: 164)
  • Books Authored: 26
  • Books Edited: 16
  • Book Chapters/Manuals: International: 19; National: 43
  • Bulletins: 55
  • Papers presented at Conferences/Seminars/Workshops: 50
  • Popular Articles: 34
  • Occasional Paper: 1
  • Abstracts: 21
  • Policy Papers/Briefs: 10
  • Folders/Manuals/Brochures: 12
  • Technical brochures: 18
  • Annual reports, etc.: 15

Publications and Citation Index (27-04-2020)

 Index  All  Since 2015
 Citations 4348 2814
 h-index  31  24
 i10-index 126  81

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