Dr. Kanuparthy Pandu Ranga Vittal

Born in Narasaraopet, Guntur, A.P., India on 6 August 1949, Educated at Agricultural College, Bapatla 1965-69; College of Post Graduate Studies, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology 1969-72; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1972-76; B. Sc. (Ag) 1969; M. Sc. (Ag) 1972; Ph. D. 1976; Post-Doc 1976

Scientist, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad 1976-82; Soil Scientist, ICRISAT, Patancheru 1983-85; Senior Scientist, 1982-98; Principal Production System Scientist (Rainfed Farming) 1997-2001; Head, Division of Resource Management, 1996-2001; and Principal Scientist 1998-2006, Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture 2001-06; Director, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur 2007-09; Director, National Institute of Abiotic Stresses Management, ICAR, Malegaon, Baramati, Maharashtra, 2009-12.

Awards/Honours: INSA Young Scientist Award 1982; KRIBHCO Award for Outstanding Research in Dryland Agriculture 1988; ADB-ICRISAT Certificate of Achievement 2001; CAZRI one of the Scientific Spirit Institutes, India Today, 2008

Research Areas: Soil and Water Management in Dryland Agriculture

Address: 101, Nipun's Gunturi Residency, 1-19-79/61 and 62/101, Ayodhyanagar, Hyderabad 500062, Telangana; [Tel: Cell: 7893579854; Email: kprvittal49@gmail.com]