V Praveen Rao received the 7th Dr M.S. Swaminathan Award for 2017-19: V Praveen Rao has won the 7th Dr M S Swaminathan Award for the period 2017-19 for the award recognising his contributions in the fields of ‘agricultural research, teaching, extension and administration’.
- Praveen Rao has managed 13 research and 6 consultancy projects on micro-irrigation in India and other countries including Israel and South Africa.
- V Praveen Rao is a Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University.
- The retired ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) Employees Association (RICAREA) and Nuziveedu Seeds Limited has presented biennial national (every 2 years) award to V Praveen Rao.
- The award includes a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000 and a citation.
About Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award
- In 2004, The prestigious Dr M S Swaminathan Award (lifetime achievement award) was instituted in order to honour of Dr M.S. Swaminathan the main architect of India’s Green Revolution.
- It is presented for outstanding contributions to agricultural research and development and for overall food security and sustainability of agriculture.
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