Dr. Cherukumalli Srinivasa Rao

Born in Anigandlapadu, Krishna District, A.P. on 4 October, 1965; Educated at ZP High School, Anigandlapadu, 1975-80; SGS College Jaggaiahpet, 1980-82; Agricultural College, Bapatla, 1982-88; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1988-92; Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1998-99; B.Sc (Ag) 1982; M.Sc (Ag) 1988; Ph.D1992; Post-Doctoral 1999.

Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, 2017 to date.

Scientist, Indian Institute of Soil Science (IISS),Bhopal,1992-98; Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur, 1998-2003 and Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2003-2006; Principal Scientist, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 2006-13; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture (AICRPDA), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad (CRIDA), Hyderabad, 2013-14; Deputation to International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, 2006-2008; Director, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad,2014-17.

Awards/Honours: Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences, 2019 in the field of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering (2019);Life Time Achievement Award from Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (2019);Dr Rajendra Prasad Puraskar of ICAR 2018;Best Emerging Technology Business Incubation Centre Award by DST, GoI, 2018;Digital Media Award of PRSI-2017;Hindi Regional Rajbhasha Award, 2016 by Ministry of Home Affairs;Sardar Patel Outstanding Research Institute Award of ICAR - 2014; Rajashri Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar - 2013-14; 2015-16;Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR 2014;Padmasree Dr. I.V. Subba Rao Memorial Award from Rithunestam, 2012;FAI Golden Jubilee Award, 2011;Vasantrao Naik Award of ICAR, 2009 & 2014;Sukumar Basu Memorial Award of IARI, 2009;ICRISAT Millennium Science Award, 2008;Doreen Mashler Award by ICRISAT, 2006;ISPRD Recognition Award, 2006-2007;PPIC-FAI Award, 2006;Pran Vohra Memorial Award, 2001; Dr. B.C. Deb Memorial Award, 2006 of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata;International Potash Institute - FAI Award, 1998 & 2012;ISSS Golden Jubilee Young Scientist Award, 1997;ICAR Young Scientist Award, 1998;Certificate of Merit by ISCA, 1995;UNFCCC Indian Delegation Member - Bonn, Germany, 2015, 2016; 2019 2020; Indian Delegation Member of 49th Session of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Kyoto, Japan, May 2019; UNFCCC COP-25/CMP-15/CMA-2 Indian Delegation Member, Madrid, Spain, 2019;Indian Delegation Member, 30th BASIC Negotiators Virtual Meetings (2021); Chief Editor, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture, 2009 to 2014; Editor, Indian Society of Soil Science 2014-15; Editor, Journal of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (2020-till date); Editor, Springer Anthrophonic Science; Executive Board Member, International Dryland Development Commission, Cairo, Egypt; Member, Regional Advisory Group, NABARD (2019-21); President of Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture and Development; President, Association for Management of Agricultural Research and Agripreneurship (AMARA), Hyderabad; President, a-Idea, Technology Business Incubator (TBI); ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad; Member, Asian Long Term Experimental Network for Agriculture (ALTENA), Tsukuba, Japan; Co-chaired as Nominee of Indian focal point, CDC and Steering Committee of 23rd Intergovernmental Meeting and Science Planning Group Meeting (IGM/SPG Meeting) of APN for Global Change Research (APN), (Bangkok, Thailand) 2018; Chairman, Standing Technical Committee, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) (2014-17);Member, Chief Advisory Committee for Preparation of Integrated Horticulture Development Perspective Plan, Govt. of Telangana (2020);Chairman, Expert Committee on Agro-Biodiversity, NBA, Chennai (2021-22); Dr. GS. Sekhon,Prof. MV. Shantaram and Dr RV Tamhane Memorial Lecture of ISSS (2014,2017 and 2018);Member, ICAR Committee on ARS (2021-23)

Fellow: The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Indian Society of Soil Science; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development; Telangana Academy of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences.

Research Areas: Climate change, District agriculture contingency planning, Soil carbon sequestration, Participatory soil health management, Dryland agriculture, Agriculture Research Management, Human Resource Management and Agriculture Research Policy.

Address: Director, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; NAARM House, NAARM Campus, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 24015070, 24581350; Cell: 9848848453; Fax: (040) 24015912; Email: cherukumalli2011@gmail.com; chsrao_director@naarm.org.in]

Member Executive Couincil (Casual Vacancy) 1 Jan, 2022; Nominee of Secretary, DARE / DG, ICAR, 1 Jan, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2021; Recognition Award 2013-2014; Young Scientist Award 1997-1998