Fellow, Elected 2005
Born in Bellanne, Karnataka, lndia on 28 January 1947. Educated at Municipal High School, Sagar, 1961-64; Arts and Science College, Sirsi, 1965, Agricultural College, Hebbal, Bangalore; 1965-72, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1973-76; B.Sc. 1969; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D. 1976.
Scientist (Sl),Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, Kamataka, 1976-81; Scientist (S2), Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 1981-83; Scientist (S3), Professor and Principal Scientist, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1983-94; Assistant Director General (Economics, Statistics, Marketing; Policy Planning; Plan Implementation and Monitoring), 1995-2000; Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, 2000-05; National Director, National Agricultural Innovation Project, ICAR 2005-09; Resident Consultant, NIRD Delhi Unit, NIRD, Hyderabad, 2009-11; Senior Consultant, NCAP, New Delhi, 2011-12; Consultant to Madhya Pradesh Government, Haryana Government, Rajasthan Government, ADB-IFPRI-APAARI and Government of Bangladesh during 2012-13. Consultant to IFPRI at New Delhi since January, 2014.
Awards/Honours: UAS, 1969 and Karnataka, 1970 Gold Medals in B.Sc.; ICAR Jawaharlal Nehru Award, 1977.
Fellow: Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai.
Research Areas: Agricultural technology assessment and policy, agricultural research management and strategic planning
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Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2013 to 31 Dec, 2015; Dr. M.S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2015-2016