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

Fellowships of the Society/Academy:

  • 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

Awards:

  • Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2021 (large institute) from ICAR, New Delhi
  • 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)
  • Ch. Dimag Singh Award from Astha Foundation, Meerut, U.P – 2019.
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad Puraskar from Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi – 2018.
  • Best Emerging Technology Business Incubation Centre Award from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 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
  • Dr. 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 – 2008 & 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.
  • ISPRD Recognition Award from Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development, Kanpur – 2007.
  • Dr. 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.
  • 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.

Recognitions/Honors :

  • Member, Executive Board of the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Cairo, Egypt, (2016-till date).
  • Member, Asian Long Term Experimental Network for Agriculture (ALTENA), Tsukuba, Japan (2017 – till date)
  • Chairman, Committee to develop targeted roadmap for the creation of Technology Incubator Centres in all Institutes including KVKs(2021)
  • Chairman, Expert Committee on Agro-biodiversity, National Biodiversity Authority, (MoEFCC, Govt. of India), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2021-2022).
  • Member, Steering Committee to prepare India’s Adaptation Communication under UNFCCC, constituted by MoEF&CC, Govt. of India (2022).
  • Member, Committee to review the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) and Score Cards for Scientists of ICAR (2021)
  • Member, PGDM Committee for PGDM-ABM (MBA) Programme, Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), (Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India), Pune, Maharashtra (2021)
  • Member, NCCT Committee to recommend the Course Curriculum for launching of Certificate Course on Agri-Logistics, by NCCT Institutions.
  • Chairman, Committee for devising formats for output-outcome parameters, constituted by NCCT, Ministry of Cooperation, New Delhi (2022).
  • Member, Chief Advisory Committee for Preparation of Integrated Horticulture Development Perspective Plan, Dept. of Horticulture and Sericulture, Govt. of Telangana (2020)
  • Member, ICAR Committee for filing APAR Online (2020)
  • Member, ICAR Committee on Agricultural Research Service – 2021-2023
  • Member, ICT Steering Committee of ICAR (2020 onwards)
  • Member, Performance Review Committee on recommendations of Working Group Report on Finalization of Parameters of Activity Plan of the Faculty Members of VAMNICOM/RICMs/ICMs under National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), Ministry of Cooperation, Govt. of India.
  • Member, ICAR Committee on Development of Tech Dome for Central Vista Project (2021)
  • Chairman, National Organizing Committee to organize ICAR National Convention for Industry-Institute Interface for Food Processing Technologies in April 2021. (2021)
  • Member, NAAS Organizational Committee to frame guidelines relating to organizational, personnel, finances and investments as well as delegation of powers (2021)
  • Member, NAAS Sectional Committee on Natural Resource Management (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 Cooperation, Govt. of India.
  • Member, Executive Council, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), as ICAR/DARE nominee – 2019-21
  • Member, ICAR Selection Committee for Netaji Subhas – ICAR International Fellowships – 2019-20.
  • Member, Selection-cum-Standing Committee for Emeritus Scientist Scheme of ICAR (2019-22)
  • Member, Board of Management, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Member, Executive Council, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), as ICAR/DARE nominee – 2019-21
  • Member, Executive Council, NAAS, for a period of one year from 1-1-2022.
  • Member, Academic Council, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Member, Board of Management, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Member, Academic Council, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Member, ICAR Steering committee to review and monitor the performance of National Agricultural Innovation Fund (NAIF) Scheme.
  • Member, National Advisory Committee, Andhra Pradesh Science Congress – 2019 (APSC-2019) at Srikakulam – November 28-30, 2019.
  • Member, Agricultural Science Research Committee of 43rd Indian Social Science Congress, Bengaluru – January 17-21, 2020.
  • 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), Ministry of Cooperation, Govt. of India.
  • Member, Food and Agriculture Division Council, Bureau of Indian Standards, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, 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).
  • Member, Indian Delegation as Member for SBSTA-44, SBI and APA meetings of UNFCCC (June 2016).
  • 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 onwards)
  • 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 Global Climate Change Negotiations, Bonn, Germany – UNFCCC, Government of India. 2015 and 2019.
  • Member, Indian Delegation as Member for United Nations Climate Change Conference UNFCC COP-25/CMP-15/CMA-2, Madrid, Spain (2019).
  • Member, June Momentum for Climate Change – UNFCCC Global Climate Change Negotiations -Agriculture Session as Government of India Delegation Member from June 1 – 10, 2020 (virtual mode).
  • Member, 4th Koronivia Dialogue (Three sessions of the 4th Koronivia Dialogue) organized by UNFCCC as Government of India Delegation Member on 2nd , 4th and 6th November, 2020 (virtual mode).
  • Member, UNFCCC Climate Change Dialogues (Climate Dialogues) – online by UN Secretariat held November 23 to December 4, 2020 as Government of India Delegation Member. (virtual mode).
  • Member, 30th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Negotiators Meetings – Host India, held virtually on April 7, 2021, organized by MoEFCC, Govt. of India.
  • Member, Informal Consultations on Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture held virtually on April 13, 2021, organized by UN Climate Change Secretariat.
  • Member, Indian Delegation for UNFCC Meetings – SBI Consultations on matters related to the Fourth Review of the Adaptation Fund and First Expert Group Meeting on ACE on April 14, 2021, organized virtually by UN Climate Change Secretariat.
  • Member, Indian Delegation for UNFCC Informal Consultations on Santiago Network on Loss and Damages held virtually on April 15, 2021 and on June 28, 2021.
  • Member, Inauguration of UNFCCC Meetings – Opening Plenary Meetings of the SBSTA and SBI (UNFCCC) Joint SBSTA and SBI Plenary for statements (UNFCCC) held virtually on May 31, 2021.
  • Member, Webinar on Adaptation Communications: draft supplementary guidance for voluntary use by Parties in communicating adaptation information through Adaptation Communications, organized virtually by UN Climate Change Secretariat on June 30, 2021.
  • Member, Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW) Side Event on KJWA, Transformation and Ambition in Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific, organized virtually by FAO Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand on July 9, 2021.
  • Member, Indian Delegation in 1st Meeting (Virtual) of Quad Climate Working Group – Adaptation, Resilience, Preparedness Pillar on 13 July, 2021 organized by Ministry of Environment, Japan.
  • Member, COP26 Dialogue on Prioritizing Adaptation and Resilience in India’s Climate Action organised virtually by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with British High Commission, India, on 28 July 2021.
  • Member, Indian Delegation for Multilateral Heads of Delegations Consultations on Loss and Damage with Chairs and Coordinators of Negotiating Groups (COP 25 Presidency and the COP 26 incoming Presidency, in collaboration with the Chairs of the Subsidiary Bodies), organized online by UN Climate Change Secretariat on August 3 & 4, 2021
  • Member, Indian Delegation for First Online Roundtable Discussion organized virtually by Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, held on September 30, 2021. [(This discussion is in preparation of side event on Sustainable Livestock Farming at COP26 being organized by the Governments of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Kenya and Colombia and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR)].
  • Member, COP-21, Paris, France, 2015 organised as side event on Climate Resilient Agriculture in Indian Pavilion
  • Member, Indian Delegation as Member for 49th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (49 IPCC), Kyoto, Japan (2019).
  • Member, 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, Advisory Committee, ICAR-NAHEP Component-2 Project on Investment in ICAR Leadership for Agriculture Higher Education
  • 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, Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022 in Telangana State
  • Member, 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).
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of Research – PJTSAU.
  • Editor, Journal of Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability
  • Editor, Springer Journal.
  • Accredited by PJTSAU for teaching and guiding its M.Sc. and Ph.D Students in the field of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry for a period of five years.
  • Member, Advisory Board, International Conference based on the theme “Agriculture Science and Technology: Challenges and Prospects in Future (AST-2022)” being organized by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi in association of RLBCAU, Jhansi; ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi and ICAR-IGFRI, Jhansi from 28-30 January, 2022.

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: 317 (International 132 + National: 185)
  • Books Authored: 27
  • Books Edited: 22
  • Book Chapters/Manuals: International: 28; National: 65
  • Bulletins: 61
  • Papers presented at Conferences/Seminars/Workshops: 52
  • Popular Articles: 37
  • Occasional Paper: 1
  • Abstracts: 23
  • Policy Papers/Briefs: 15
  • Status Paper: 1
  • Strategy Paper: 2
  • Copyrights: 12
  • Folders/Manuals/Brochures: 14
  • Technical brochures: 18
  • Best poster/ oral presentations: 5
  • Annual reports, etc.: 18
  • Software and Database developed: 12 (Software: 4 + Database: 8)
  • Web/Media/Print/Electronic: 93 (TV Talks: 22+ Radio Talks: 10 + Press Releases: 61)

Publications and Citation Index (10-08-2022)

 Index  All  Since 2017
Citations 6957 4518
h-index 41 31
i10-index 173 119

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