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Expert NameDr. Venkateswarlu Bandi
TitleDirector
DivisionCentral Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture,
Institution
CityHyderabad
CountryIndia
Telephone0091 40 24530177; 09652988265
Emailvbandi_1953(at)yahoo.com; director(at)crida.in
Work Experience1) Has more than 15 years of experience on combating desertification and land degradation particularly in Indian deserts. Developed technologies for arresting desertification and rehabilitation of Indian deserts. 2)Has worked at Jodhpur and handled several initiatives on combating drought focusing 1) Has more than 15 years of experience on combating desertification and land degradation particularly in Indian deserts. Developed technologies for arresting desertification and rehabilitation of Indian deserts. 2)Has worked at Jodhpur and handled several initiatives on combating drought focusing Indian deserts. Piloted initiatives on drought management in arid and semi arid regions of India. 3)Is instrumental in developing contingency plans for every district in India. This is one of the important drought management initiatives of the government of India and so far successfully contingency plans for 450 districts of the country and can be obtained from the website of CRIDA. 4)Piloting a national initiative on climate resilient agriculture in India and has initiated evaluation of various drought mitigation measures in about 100 districts in India which will be scaled up subsequently. 5)Is contributing to the efficient implementation of watershed programme by continuously evaluating projects and contributing to the development of implementation guidelines for effectively arresting land degradation in the country; 6)Guiding development of climate ready crop varieties by evaluation of the germplasm of important food crops and identification of drought resistant crop varieties suitable for various regions of the country; 7)As director of CRIDA, has been instrumental in developing Integrated resource management (IRM) technologies for sustainable agricultural production under semi-arid ecosystem; 8)Has been instrumental in developing a research programme through a network of 25 institutes in development of perennial tree pasture systems which not only arrests land degradation but also contributes towards livelihood enhancement for various drought prone areas of the country
QualificationsBSc Osmania University , 1974 MSc Osmania University, 1976 Ph.D University of Jodhpur (CAZRI), 1987
Number of Publications179
AwardsFakruddin Ali Ahmed Award for the outstanding research in tribal farming systems 2012, ICAR, (National), Vasant Rao Naik Award for Outstanding Research in Dryland Agriculture,2009, ICAR(National); FAI Golden Jubilee Award for Soil Fertility Research in Rainfed Agriculture2011FAI, New Delhi(National) ; SP Roy Chaudhary Memorial Lecture Award 2010, Indian Society of Soil Science (National); Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences 2010, National Academy (National); Fellow of the Indian Society of Oilseeds Research 2002, Professional Society(National); Member , New York Academy of Sciences 1998, International Professional Society
Other Activities1. President, Indian Society of Dryland Agriculture 2. Member, Executive Committee of the National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) 3. Member, Project Monitoring and Review Committee of NABARD under Watershed Development Fund 4.Member, Steering Committee on implementation of FASAL Scheme of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India 5.Member and Convener of Sub-group on NRM/ Rainfed farming working group for XII Plan, Planning commission.
Publications
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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