At DSR since: 1993


Dr. Dayakar Rao B
Principal Scientist

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Mobile : 09989710405


Academic Qualifications

Degree Institute/ University Year of completion Subject(s) with major field
Ph D NDRI, Karnal 1991 Agricultural Economics
M.Sc. (Ag) ANGRAU, Hyderabad 1987 Agricultural Economics
B.Sc. (Ag)   ANGRAU, Hyderabad 1985 Agricultural Sciences

Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)

Designation Organization Institution & place of posting Period
(years, months)
Principal Scientist ICAR Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad  08-08-2008 to till date  
Senior Scientist ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, AP 08-08-1996 to 08-08-2008 12 years
Scientist ICAR National Research Centre for Sorghum, Hyderabad, AP 26-03-1993 to 08-08-1996 3 Years
Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Institute (IIHR), Bangalore 01-06-1992 to 26-03-1993 9 months
Scientist ICAR NAARM, Hyderabad & IARI, New Delhi 08-08-1991 to 31-05-1992 1 year 3 months
Current responsibilities:
  1. Nodal person for policy planning and all issues related to economics of sorghum
  2. Member of National Task Force on Millets to devise Nation -wide programme on Millet Promotion constituted by Secretary, DAC, Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, New Delhi
  3. CPI of NAIP subproject on “Creation of demand for millet foods through PCS value-chain” (2007-2014).
  4. PI of DSR-Britannia Joint Project on “Development and Commercialization of Sorghum based Biscuits and Bakery products” (2012-14)
  5. PI of Centre of Excellence on Sorghum Processing & Value Addition
  6. Marketing analyst for sorghum seed, grain and fodder.
  7. Entrepreneurship development & Liasoning with industries and government line departments on establishing linkages.
  8. Consultancy on techno-economic feasibility studies of sorghum product technologies
  9. Theme leader at DSR 2005-2013 on Socio-economics, Value-addition and Entrepreneurship Development

Recent 3 major contributions :

  1. Launched seven sorghum product technologies developed under DSR- NAIP project in Hyderabad city under Eatrite brand for their promotion and commercialization
  2. Tie-ups with multi-national M/s Britannia Industries, and other key players such as ITC (foods) ltd, Bangalore, and 12 firms viz., including M/s Heritage Fresh Ltd, Hyderabad, M/s Hope Blessing Pvt Ltd, Delhi, and other Hyderabad based: M/s Bhagyanagar Foods, M/s Vegan Enterprises, M/s GUV Foods, M/s Kottaram Foods, M/s Nova Traders, M/s Sri Venkateswara Enterprises, M/s Chandu Rotis, and M/s Mathesis engineering Ltd.
  3. Instrumental in launching of INSIMP (Initiative on Nutritional Security through Intensive Millet Promotion) in various millet growing states by DAC of Government of India which has roots in policy sensitization through NAIP/DSR efforts.
  4. Entrepreneurship development training in partnership with ITC (ABD) Ltd., given to more than 12,000 including farmers, NGOs, Self help groups, government servants and entrepreneurs on sorghum processing and marketing, and improved methods of sorghum cultivation.

Recent awards and recognitions :

  1. NAIP-Appreciation award by PIU-NAIP on July 19, 2012
  2. Appointed as Nodal officer for monitoring and establishing Processing clusters across the country under INSIMP.
  3. Accredited for guiding MABM students in Agribusiness, Department of Agri Business Management, ANGRAU, Hyderabad
  4. Executive member, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  5. Member, Zonal Institute Technology Management Committee covering 22 ICAR centres (South Zone, ICAR) (2008- 2010) to assess the IP & to commercialize ICAR technologies generated by them.

Current collaborative activities:

  1. DSR- Britannia Industries (Pvt) Ltd joint project
  2. With CFTRI, Mysore under NAIP Millets value chain project
  3. DAC- DSR "Centre of Excellence" on Sorghum project

Recent most significant publications :

Research papers

  1. T.V. Hymavathi, B Dayakar Rao S. Spandana and M.Sowmya. 2012. Physico chemical, Nutritional and sensory Quality of soy Fortified Gluten Free Pearl Millet (Pennisetum Glaucum) vermicelli, Published by International Association of Cereal Science and Technology,Vienna December 2012 pp.58.

  2. Hymavathi T V, Bala Tripurasundari, Dayakar Rao B and Spandana S. 2011. “Production of gluten- free products from underutilized millets”. Journal of Food Processing Technology 2011/S1: 2157-7110-10000S1-3/Special Issue 2011doi:10.4172/2157-7110.10000S1.

  3. Dayakar Rao, B. 2011. “Linking Sorghum farmers to markets: Issues and approaches”. Journal of Agricultural Situation of India. Vol LXVII (2), pp 59-68.

  4. Dayakar Rao B, Patil J V, Rajendraprasad M P, Nirmal Reddy K, Kamini Devi, Sriharsha B, and Kachui N. 2010. Impact of Innovations in Value Chain on Sorghum Farmers. Agricultural Economics Research Review. Vol 23: 419-426pp

 Other professional activities 

  1. Lifetime Executive member, Society of Agricultural marketing, Nagpur and Executive member, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  3. Guiding M Sc, PGDBM and Ph D students
  4. Reviewing Journal Papers

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Last Updated on 20 June 2013