Dr. G. Rajeshwar Rao

Director

 

·         B.Sc. (Agriculture) – PDKV, Akola, Maharastra

·         M.Sc. (Forestry) – HPKVV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

·         Ph.D. Forestry (Silviculture) - YS Parmar Univ. of Hort. & Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

·         Joined Agricultural Research Service (ARS) on 06-06-1989 as Scientist (Forestry)

·         Worked as Scientist and Sr.Scientist (Forestry) at National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi from 1989 to 1999

·         Joined at Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad on 18-10-1999 and worked there as Sr. Scientist and Principal Scientist (Forestry) till 21/02/2018

·         Joined as Director of Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur on 22/02/2018

Overseas Training

·         Underwent training in forestry and agroforestry at

Ø  World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya

Ø  Massey University, Palmerstone North, New Zealand

Major R & D Projects Associated

·         Evaluation of MPTs (Multi Purpose Tree species) in Rangeland conditions, Canopy management of MPTs; Standardization nursery techniques of MPTs; Seed pathology of MPTs; Evaluation of Minor Fruit trees; Subabul & Eucalyptus based Industrial biomass production through agroforestry;  Development of small ruminant based silvopasture and hortipasture models; Germplasm collection, evaluation of biofuel species (Jatropha, Pongamia & Simarouba) in progeny trials and developed   Jatropha hybrids, Standardized package of practices of biofuel species; Floral biology of Jatropha and Pongamia; on-farm trials of Biofuel and agroforestry plantations; Quantification of Carbon

·         allometric equations; Biochar production & evaluation; Evaluation of elite clones of MPTs for biomass energy needs; Network R&D projects involving national and International institutes   

 

·         Published 48 papers in national and international refereed journals apart from editing books on forestry/Agroforestry related areas

Publications

Refereed Journal: 48

Rao, G.R., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Raju, B.M.K., Sathi Reddy, P., Sharath Kumar, P. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2014. Allometric models for estimation of above and below ground biomass of Jatropha curcas L. in semi-arid regions of Southern India. International Journal of Green Energy. 13:6, 531-537, DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2014.962035

Rao, G.R., Sarkar, B., Raju, B.M.K., Sathi Reddy, P. and Sharath Kumar P. 2015. Genetic association, divergence and genotype × environment interaction in Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L.). Biofuels, DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2015.1110773

Rao, G.R, M. Prabhakar, Sathi Reddy, P. and Sharath Kumar P. (2016): Jatropha curcas (L.) seed yields as impacted by pruning intensity and intercropping, Biofuels, DOI:10.1080/17597269.2016.1231958

Rao, G.R., Korwar, G.R., Shankar, A.K. and Ramakrishna, Y.S. 2008. Genetic associations, variability and diversity in seed characters, growth, reproductive phenology and yield in Jatropha curcas (L.) accessions. Trees-structure and Function:  22:697–709, DOI 10.1007/s00468-008-0229-4.

Rao, G.R., Shanker, A.K., Srinivas, I., Korwar, G.R. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2011. Diversity and variability in seed characters and growth of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre accessions. Trees: (2011) 25:725–734.

Prasad, J. V. N. S., Korwar,G. R., Rao,K. V.,Mandal,U. K.,Rao, G. R.,Srinivas, I., Venkateswarlu,B., Rao, S. N. and Kulkarni, H. D. 2010. Optimum stand density of Leucaena leucocephala for wood production in Andhra Pradesh. Southern India. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:227-235

Prasad,J. V. N. S. ,Korwar,G. R., Rao,K.V.,Mandal,U.K.,Rao,C.A. R.,Rao, G.R., Ramakrishna, Y. S.,  Venkateswarlu,B., S. N. Rao, Kulkarni, H. D.  and Rao, M. R. 2010. Tree row spacing affected agronomic and economic performance of Eucalyptus-based agroforestry in Andhra Pradesh, Southern India. Agroforestry Systems.DOI:10.1007/s10457-009-9275-1

Sunil, N., Kumar, V., Sujatha, M., Rao, G.R. and Varaprasad, K.S.2013 Minimal descriptors for characterization and evaluation of Jatropha curcas L. germplasm for utilization in crop improvement. Biomass and Bioenergy, 48:239-249

Singh, B., Singh, K., Rao GR, Chikara, J., Kumar, D, Mishra, D.K., Saikia, S.P., Pathre, U.V., Raghuvanshi, N., Rahi, T.S. and Rakesh Tuli. 2013. Agro-technology of Jatropha curcas for diverse environmental conditions in India. Biomass and Bioenergy, 48:191-202

Desai, S., Narayanaiah, Ch., Kranthi Kumari, Ch., Reddy, M.S, Rao, G.R. and Venketeswarlu, B. 2007. Seed Inoculation with Bacillus spp. Improves seedling vigour in oil seed plant Jatropha curcas (L.) Biology and Fertility of Soils. (2007) 44:229-234

Rao, G.R., Shanker, A., Sathi Reddy, P, Madhusudan, K, Maheshwari, M and Venkateswarlu, B.2013. Microclimate, gas exchange, canopy architecture and photosystem II (PSII) photochemistry as influenced by spacing in Pongamia pinnata. Journal of Agrometeorology. 15(special issue-II):199-202

Deshmukh, H.K., Mishra,V.K.,  Rao, G.R., and Deshmukh, A.J. 2009. Above Ground Biomass Production of Grewia optiva Pollarded at Different Heights under Agroforestry Systems in Mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh, India. J. Tree Sci.28 (1&2):29-33.

Chary, G.R., Rao, G.R., Naidu, L.K.G., Srinivas, S., Sunil, S., Maruthi Sankar, S. Srinivasarao, Ch., Ramamurthy, V., Pratibha, G. and Rani, N.2014. Climate and site suitability criteria for Jatropha curcas L. Cultivation under non-arable marginal lands in different agro-ecological regions of India. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry 35(2):210-219.

Rao, G.R, Reddy, N.N, Srinivas, I and Dixit, S.2012 Potential of tree borne oil seeds (TBOs) for rural energy needs: Experiences and Implications. Journal of Rural Development, 31(3):335-345

Ramana D.B.V., Nirmala G., Maruthi, V. and Rao G.R. 2010 Performance of vanaraja birds as backyard poultry. Indian Vet. J., May 2010; 87:517-518

Rao, G.R., and Ramana, D.B.V. 2010. Response of protein supplementation to Deccani lambs grazing on silvopastoral system in rainfed areas. Indian Vet. J., 155-157.

Ramana, D.B.V., Reddy, N.N. and Rao, G.R. 2011. Hortipastoral systems for ram lamb production in rain fed areas. Annals of Biological Research, 2011, 2 (4): 150-158

Venkatesh,G.,Srinivasarao,Ch.,Venkateswarlu,B.,Gopinath,K.A.,Prasad,J.V.N.S.,Sanjeevareedy,B.,Sasikala,Ch.,Rao, G.R., and Ramesh Babu, P.V. 2013. Operation process for biochar preparation from castor bean stalk and its charactrization for soil appicantion.Indian J. Dryland Agric.Res. &Dev.28 (2):21-26

Rao, G.R, Ramana, D.B.V., Prasad, J. V. N. S. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2013. Performance of Deccani lambs grazed on stockpiled forage from established silvipasture. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 34(1):93-97, 2013.

Rai, P., Ramana, D.B.V., Rao, G.R., Yadav, R.S., Handa.A.K, and Chaturvedi .O.P. 2007. Growth and production of Anogeissus pendula (Edgw.)-based silvopastoral system under different pruning managements. Annals of Arid Zone (2007)46(1): 65-72.

Rai, P., Rao, G.R., Ramana, D.B.V., Chaturvedi, O.P. and Singh, U.P. (2006) Growth and prediction of   Anogeissus latifolia Wall under silvipastoral system in semiarid region of central India. Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry, 27 (1):9-12.

Karemulla, K., Rai, P., Rao, G.R. and Solanki, K.R. 2002. Economic analysis of a silvo-pastoral system for   degraded lands under rainfed conditions. Indian forester, 128(12): 1346-1350.

Rai, P., Rao, G.R., Solanki, K.R., and Ramana, D.B.V. 2001. Comparative growth and yield of multipurpose trees in semiarid natural grassland. Annals of Arid Zone, 40 (2): 185-192.

Kole, P.R., Bhat,K.V., Chaudhary, R., Mallik, S.K. and Rao, G.R.2015. Genetic Diversity Analysis in Wild Species of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Using RAPD and SCRAP Markers. Journal of Advances in Biotechnology, 4(3), 442-452.

Rai, P., Ramana, D.B.V., Rao, G.R., Yadav, R.S., and Singh, U.P. 2001. Growth and production potential of Anogeissus latifolia based silvopastoral system under different pruning managements. Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 3 (2) 168-172.

Rai, P., Yadav, R.S., Solanki, K.R., Rao, G.R. and Rajendra Singh. 2001. Growth and pruned production of multipurpose tree species in silvopastoral systems on degraded lands in semiarid regions of Uttar Pradesh, India. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, Vol. 11, pp. 347-364. 

Rai, P., Rao, G.R. and Solanki, K.R. 2000. Effect of multipurpose tree species on composition, dominance, yield and crude protein content of forage in natural grassland. Ind. J. For. 23(4): 380-385.

Rai, P., Solanki, K.R. and Rao, G.R. 1999. Silvipasture research in India – a review. Indian J. Agroforestry Vol. 1 No.2: 107 – 120.

Kumar, A., Solanki, K.R., Shanker, C. and Rao, G.R. 1998. Effect of sanitation, solarization and pesticides on storage fungi and insects of some important MPTS seed. J. Tropical Forestry16(3): 46-49.

Shukla, S.K., Rai, P., and Rao, G.R. 1998. Preliminary studies on survival and growth of fruit trees and forage production in rangelands. Range Mgmt & Agroforestry, 19 (1).

Kumar, A., G.R.Rao and A. Dutta.1996. Storage container and protectant effects on variability and seed microflora of Leucaena leucocephala. FACTRR, 1:93-96.

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy and G.R.Rao. 1995. Introduction and evaluation of multipurpose tree species in rangelands under semi-arid conditions of Uttar Pradesh .Range Mgmt. & Agroforestry 16:103-114.   

Kumar, A., and G.R.Rao. 1995. Seed storage container and protectant effects on viability and seed microflora of Sesbania sesban. NFTRR, 3: 92-95.       

Rao, G.R., Sarkar, B., Sathi Reddy, P., Raju, B.M.K. and Sharath Kumar P. 2015, Identification of Pongamia (Pongamia pinnata L.) Based Suitable Intercropping Practices for Sustainable Production of Biofuel and Nutritional Security in Semi- Arid India. Indian J. Dryland Agric.Res. & Dev. 30(2):100-104

Chavan, S.B., Rao, G.R. and Keerthika, A. 2015. Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emission from Five Agroforestry Systems in Semi-arid Alfisols of India during Rainy Season. Indian J. Ecol.  42(1):1-8

Srinivas I, Rao G R, Pratibha G, Korwar G R and Venkateswarlu, B. 2009. Effect of operating conditions on oil extraction from Pongamia pinnata seeds for on-farm value addition. J. Oilseeds Res., 26:700-702.

Srinivas, I., Adake, R.V., Mayande, V.M., Rao, G.R., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Pratibha, G., Veeraprasad, Atul, D., Thyagaraj, C.R. and Udaykumar, M. 2013. Performance evaluation of CI engine with pretreated Pongamia biodiesel. Indian J. Dryland Agric.Res. &Dev. 28(1):104-108

Sathi Reddy, P., Rao, G.R. and Sharath Kumar, P. 2015. Soil organic carbon (SOC) changes under biodiesel plantations (Pongamia pinnata). International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. 5: (2), 132-139.

Sharath Kumar, P., Rao, G.R. and Sathi Reddy, P. 2015. Studies on floral phenology in Pongamia pinnata – A biodiesel plant. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Sciences. 5: (2), 1-5.

Sathi Reddy, P., Rao, G.R. and Sharath Kumar, P. 2015. Changes in soil organic carbon under biodiesel plantations (Jatropha curcas). Research Journal of Agricultural and environmental sciences.  5: (2), 19-26.

Rao, G.R., Sarkar, B., Raju, B.M.K., Sathi Reddy, P., Sharath Kumar P and Prasad, Y.G. 2015. Identification of Elite lines of Jatropha curcas (L.) Germplasm through selection for improved oil yield for utilization as Biodiesel crop for Wastelands. Journal of Global Science.4 (1):1930-1940

Rao, G.R. 2009.Genetic associations and variability in seed characteristics and growth of Jatropha curcas (L.) accessions. J. Oilseeds Res., 26:242-244. 

G.R.Rao, V.K.Mishra, B. Gupta, H.K.Deshmukh, P.Sathi Reddy and P.Sharath Kumar. 2015.  Herbage Biomass, Carrying Capacity and Relative Silvipastoral class of the Chirpine (Pinus roxburghii Sargent) based natural Silvipastoral system in North-West Himalaya. Journal of Global Science.4 (1):1941-1952

G.R.Rao, V.K.Mishra, B. Gupta, N.P.Bhrot, P.Sathi Reddy and P.Sharath Kumar.2015. Effect of widely spaced khair trees on biomass and carrying capacity of silvipastoral system in North-West Himalaya. International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research (IJIAR),Volume 3, Issue (4): 23-32

Symposia papers: 30

Rao, G.R., Sathi Reddy, P. and Srinu, B. Carbon sequestration potential of Pongamia pinnata and Simarouba glauca. Paper presented in Agroforestry Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, during March 21-22, 2017 at FC&RI, Mettupalayam.

Rao, G.R., Sathi Reddy, P., Balloli, S.S. and Sharath Kumar, P. National Symposium on Agroforestry for environmental challenges, sustainable land use, biodiversity conservation and rural livelihood options” held during December, 3-5, 2016 at ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi.

Rao, G.R., R&D efforts of Pongamia pinnata as Presented paper as Invited speaker in National workshop on TBOs – Way ahead be organized by DAC and Farmers Welfare at   ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi during   15-16 October, 2015

Rao, G.R., Rao, K.V. and Venkateswarlu. Potential of bio diesel plantations in drylands of South India: Experiences. Paper presented in the World Conference of Agroforestry, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. 10-14 February, 2014

Rao, G.R. Scope of TBOs as biodiesel crops in India. Participated in Orientation workshop for launching NMOOP (National Mission on Oilseeds, Oil palm & TBOs), DOR, Hyderabad. 13-14 March, 2014

Rao, G.R., Shankar, A., Sathi Reddy, P., Madhusudan, K., Maheshwari, M. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2013 Microclimate, gas exchange, canopy architecture and photosystem II (PSII) photochemistry as influenced   by spacing in Pongamia pinnata. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Climate and Indian Agriculture: Slicing Down the Uncertainties, CRIDA Hyderabad.

Rao GR, Prasad, J.V.N.S., Sathi Reddy, P. and Sharath Kumar, P. 2012 Carbon sequestration potential of Jatropha curcas in semiarid regions of southern India. Paper presented in the National Conference on Recent Advances in Bio-Energy. NIRE, Kapurthala.

Srinivas, I. and Rao, G.R., 2013 Mitigation options for climate change through Biofuel production and usage in India. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Climate and Indian Agriculture: Slicing Down the Uncertainties., CRIDA Hyderabad.

Prasad, J.V.N.S.and Rao G.R. 2013 Evaluation of Eucalyptus and Leucaena based Agroforestry systems for Industrial Biomass Production in Drylands. Paper presented in The National Workshop on Industrial Agroforestry. TNAU, Mettupalayam

Rao, G.R., Rao. J.V., Rao. K. V., Korwar. G. R. and Ramakrishna. Y.S. 2008. On-Farm Research Experiences of CRIDA on Bio-fuel Plantations. WINROCK International India, 5th International Biofuels Conference, February 7-8, 2008 New Delhi. P. 66-75.

Rao, G.R., Ramana. D. B. V., Prasad, J.V.N.S. and Mishra. A.K. 2008 Performance of small ruminants and fodder yield of pasture species under different canopy management of Subabul trees in: Abstracts of National Seminar on Integrated Nutrient Management in Rainfed Agro-Ecosystems, March 3-4, 2008, Hyderabad p.49.

Arun K. Shankar., Rao, G.R. and Venkateswarlu, B., 2008 Nutrient and Hormonal manipulation for induction of flowering, fruiting and seed set in Pongamia pinnata (L.) in: Abstracts of National Seminar on Integrated Nutrient Management in Rainfed Agro-Ecosystems, March 3-4, 2008, Hyderabad p.45.

Rao, G.R. 2007. Research on Jatropha and Pongamia at CRIDA. Paper presented in International Conference on Linkages between Energy and Water Management for Agriculture in Developing Countries held at ICRISAT from 29th –31st January 20

Rao, G.R. 2006. Biofuel Scenario in India. Proc. of National Workshop on Rainfed Area Network on Biofuels held at CRIDA, Hyderabad on 24-25 April 2006 pp. 9-12

Rao, G.R. 2006 Survey, Collection, Evaluation and Multiplication of elite germplasm of Pongamia and Jatropha. Proc. of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry held at UAS, Dharwad on 15-17 March 2006

Rao, G.R. Prasad, Y.G. Prabhakar, M. Ravindrachary, G. Korwar G.R and Ramakrishna, Y.S 2006 Scope of Biodiesel Plantations In Drylands in Proc. Of National Symposium on Agroforestry for Livelihood Security, Environment Protection and Biofuel Production held at NRCAF, Jhansi on 16th – 18th December, 2006

 

Rao, G.R. R.S.Kureel, Y.G.Prasad, M.Prabhakar, G.R.Korwar, G.Ravindrachary, K.P.R.Vittal and Y.Ramakrishna. 2006. Biofuel scenario in India and their Scope in Wasteland development Paper presented in National Seminar on “Emerging issues and Development strategies for Dryland Agriculture and Wasteland Management”, 6 –8 March 2006, CRIDA, Hyderabad.

Rao, G.R., Y.S.Ramakrishna, G.R.Korwar, J.V.Rao and T. Suresh Kumar. 2005. Status of Research on Pongamia and Jatropha at CRIDA 2005 – Paper presented in Conference on “Bio-Diesel as Bio-Fuel. Organized by Centre for Bharatiya Marketing Development (CBMD)” at CRIDA, 17 February, 2005

Rao, G.R. and I.Srinivas.2004. Integrating Jatropha and Pongamia in Agroforestry systems 2004 Paper presented in National conference on “Biodiesel for IC Engine – technologies and Strategies for Rural Application” held at CIAE, Bhopal December 3-4, 2004 pp. 253

Rao, G.R., Y.S.Ramakrishna, G.R.Korwar and J.V.Rao.2004. Jatropha cultivation: An Overview 2004 Paper presented to Info Concepts India Inc. National Seminar on “Jatropha Biodiesel and Aloe vera”, October 15-16, 2004, Hyderabad.

Rao, G.R., I. Srinivas and T. Suresh Kumar .2004.Scope of Jatropha and Pongamia in dry land farming 2004 – Paper presented in Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), September 17, Hyderabad.

Rao, G.R., Y.S.Ramakrishna, G.R.Korwar and J.V.Rao. 2004. Jatropha and Pongamia as a source of biodiesel – An Overview 2004 – Paper presented in seminar organized by Sampada & FAPCII on “Biofuel- Bioleum –2004, September 7, 2004.

Rao, G.R., V.K. Mishra and B. Gupta. 2003. Dynamics of Herbage in Chirpine based Silvipastoral System in North-West Himalaya. In: Extended Abst. of National Symposium on Agroforestry and Sustainable Production & Silver Jubilee of Agroforestry Initiative in India. IGFRI, Jhansi: 34-36.

Ramana, D.B.V., N.N. Reddy and G.R.Rao. 2003. Fodder Banks. In: Abst. Of National Symposium on Grassland and Fodder Research in the New Millennium. IGFRI, Jhansi: 202

Rao, G.R. and J.V.N.S. Prasad. 2002. Establishment and management of fodder banks. In: Abst. of National Seminar on Control of land degradation in rainfed areas. CRIDA, Hyderabad, 5-7March: 75.

Shukla, S.K., K.R.Solanki, R.K.Tewari and G.R.Rao. 2002. Propagation of Mahua by Air Layering. ICAR Newsletter, 8(1):14.

Rai, P., Ramana, D.B.V., Solanki, K.R, Rao, G.R. and Singh, U.P. (2001). Effect of Pruning Management on Growth and Production of Anogeissus latifolia based Silvipastoral System. Presented in National Symposium on Grassland & Fodder Production Technologies, September, 5-7, 2001, RMSI, IGFRI, Jhansi

Shukla, S.K., P. Rai and G. R. Rao. 1998.Studies on evaluation of fruit trees in horti-pastoral system in rangeland. Proc. of the Golden Jubilee Symposium on “Feeding strategies for sustainable livestock production with emphasis on non-conventional feeds and systems for protein evaluation in ruminants” held at IVRI, Regional Station, Palampur, and H.P from: 66-67.

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy and G.R. Rao (1994).  Performance of multipurpose tree species introduced in rangelands under semi-arid conditions, pp.194.  XIII National Symposium on “Integrated input management for efficient crop production”, held at TNAU, Coimbatore, February 22-25, 1994.

Gupta, V.K., and G.R.Rao. 1993. Breeding needs for Agroforestry species. In: Abst. Of Seminar on Agroforestry in 2000 AD for  the semi-arid tropics”, March 12-13, 1993.

Books

Rao, G.R., Prabhakar, M., Venkatesh, G., Srinivas, I. and Sammireddy, K. (Eds.).2018. Agroforestry Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in Rainfed Areas, ICAR – Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India. p.224

Book Chapter: 31

Rao, G.R. and Dwivedi,R.P. 2017.Varsha adarith krishi khsetro ki samsyaye yevam samadhan. ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp153-168.

Rao, G.R. and Rebacca, A.J. 2018.Carbon Sequestration in Some of the Important Biofuel Systems. In: Agroforestry Opportunities for enhancing resilience to climate change.  (Eds. G.Rajeshwar Rao, M. Prabhakar, G. Venkatesh, I. Srinivas and K. Sammi Reddy).ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp 99-103.

Rao, G.R. and Rebacca, A.J. 2018.Agroforestry system for rainwater conservation and management in drylands. In: Rainwater Management for Climate Resilient Agriculture in Drylands (Eds. B. Krishna Rao K. Sammi Reddy V. Visha Kumari R. Nagarjuna Kumar G. Nirmala R. Rejani). ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 301-308.

Balloli, S.S., Rao, G.R., Girijaveni, V., Vishakumari, V. and Osman, MD. 2018.Carbon Sequestration Potential in Agroforestry Systems. In: Agroforestry Opportunities for enhancing resilience to climate change.  (Eds. G.Rajeshwar Rao, M. Prabhakar, G. Venkatesh, I. Srinivas and K. Sammi Reddy). ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 92-98.

Venkatesh, G., Rao, G.R., Gopinath, K.A., Visha Kumari, V., Sammi Reddy, K., and Srinivas, D.K. 2018.Potential of Biomass Derived in Soil Carbon Sequestration and Adaptation to Climate Change. In: Agroforestry Opportunities for enhancing resilience to climate change.  (Eds. G.Rajeshwar Rao, M. Prabhakar, G. Venkatesh, I. Srinivas and K. Sammi Reddy). ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 104-111.

Srinivas, I. and Rao, G.R. 2018.Climate Smart Farm Machinery For agroforestry. In: Agroforestry Opportunities for enhancing resilience to climate change.  (Eds. G.Rajeshwar Rao, M. Prabhakar, G. Venkatesh, I. Srinivas and K. Sammi Reddy). ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, pp 104-111.

Rao, G.R. and Dwivedi,R.P. Varsha adarith krishi khsetro ki samsyaye yevam samadhan. ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad. 2017,pp153-168

Rao, G.R., Sathi Reddy,P. and Srinu,B. 2017. Carbon sequestration potential of pongamia pinnata and simarouba glauca . Agroforestry Strategies For Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation, Pages 169–176 .Edited by: K.T. Parthiban, R. Jude Sudhagar, C. Cinthia Fernandaz and K.K. SureshCopyright © 2017, Jaya Publishing House, Delhi, India

Korwar, G.R., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Rao, G.R., Venkatesh, G, G, Pratibha, G. and Venkateswarlu. Agroforestry as a strategy for livelihood security in the raifed areas: In: experience and exploration Springer India.2014, pp 37.

Rao GR, Prasad, J.V.N.S., Sathi Reddy, P. and Sharath Kumar, P. Carbon sequestration potential of Jatropha curcas in semiarid regions of southern India. Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala.2013, pp 11.

Ravindra Chary. G., Vittal, K.P.R., Venkateswarlu, B., Mishra, P.K., Rao, G.G.S.N., Pratibha, G., Rao, K.V., Sharma, K.L.  and Rao, G.R.  (2010). Drought Hazards and Mitigation Measures. In: M.K. Jha (editor), Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Vulnerability, Preparedness and Mitigation. Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi and Springer, The Netherlands, Chapter 22, pp. 197 -237.

Rao, G.R. 2006.Scope of Biodiesel in farm mechanization. In: Mechanization of Dryland Agriculture (Eds.VM Mayande, YS Ramakrishna, CR Thyagaraj, GR Korwar and I. Srinivas) Agritech Publisher Academy, Udaipur. pp 246-256.

Rao, G.R. 2003. Silvipasture system for development of degraded lands. In: Land use diversification for sustainable Rainfed Agriculture.  (Eds. K.D.Sharma, J.V. Rao, G.R. Korwar, K.L. Sharma and S. Dixit). CRIDA, Hyderabad. pp 243-254.

Rao, G.R.  2003 Mitigation of fodder scarcity through silvipastoral systems In: Drought management: (Eds. KD Sharma and KS Shastri) Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp 284 -296

 

Rao, G.R. and J.V.N.S. Prasad. 2002. Charaa Bankonki Stapana Yevum Prabandan .In: Varsha Aadaarith Krishi Kshetro Me Bhoomi Vikruthikaran Ki Samasyaye Yevam Samaadaan (Eds. H.P.Singh, S.K.Yadav, K.L.Sharma & A.K.Mishra). CRIDA, Hyderabad: 173-178

Rao, G.R V.K. Mishra, Gupta, KR. Solanki and Anil Kumar. 2000. Effect of chirpine on above ground biomass of herbage layer and carrying capacity of the natural silvipastoral system in North West Himalayas. In "Multipurpose tree species research- Retrospect and Prospect "(Eds. KR. Solanki, AK Bisaria and AK Handa) Agrobios, Jodhpur, India. PP 270 - 275.

Rao, G.R. and G.R. Korwar. 2003. Research priorities to popularise Jatropha among farming community. In: Proceedings of National Workshop on Jatropha and Other Perennial Oilseeds Species. BAIF, Pune p-68-69

Rao, G.R. Scope of Biofuels Crops in Drylands. Paper presented in Workshop on “Strategies for Biofuel Crops in AP”, 23rd January 2006, NAARM, Hyderabad pp 23-29.

Rao, G.R... Rehabilitation of wastelands through biofuel plants 2005. Paper presented in National Seminar on “Biodiesel-Fuels for the future”, May 29, 2005 at Swami Ramananda Tirtha Institute, Hyderabad pp. 8-12.

Rao, G.R. 2005 1st R&D Report on TBO’s published by National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board, Gurgaon. pp 18.

Rao, G.R. 2005 Biodiesel Mokkala Sagulo Melakuvalu In: Metta Sagulo Melaina Sanketika Vigyanam, CRIDA, Hyderabad pp 70-75.

Rao, G.R. 2004 15 Years of Research (1988-2003) Published by National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi.

Rao, G.R. 2006 2nd R&D Report on TBO’s published by National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board, Gurgaon. pp 8

Rao, G.R... Scope of Jatropha and Pongamia cultivation in dryland farming 2005. Paper presented in Seminar on “Jatropha cultivation & Biodiesel processing”, September 21, 2005 at SISI, Hyderabad pp. 3-7

Shukla, S.K., P.Rai and G.R.Rao. 1995. Survival of fruit tree species and their cultivars in rangelands after fire outbreak. Agroforestry Newsletter, 7(4).  

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy, N.C. Verma and G.R. Rao. 1994.  Performance of small ruminants on silvipasture and natural grassland under grazing condition. In: Agroforestry Systems for Degraded Lands (eds.P.Singh, P.S.Pathak and M.M.Roy). OXFORD & IBH, New Delhi. Pp.773-779.

 Anil kumar, Rao, G. R and A.K. Handa. 2000. Control of storage fungi associated with seeds of some important MPTS. In “Multipurpose tree species research "(Eds. KR. Solanki, AK Bisaria and AK Handa) Agrobios, Jodhpur, India. pp 227 - 230.

Rao, G.R., Y.S.Ramakrishna and G.R.Korwar .2004.Pongamia and Jatropha: CRIDA’s Experiences and New Initiatives 2004 Paper presented in WINROCK International India, Conference on “Biofuels – Perspectives and Prospects”, September 16-17, 2004 New Delhi pp 215-219.

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy, G. R. Rao and U.P. Singh. 2000. Evaluation of MPTs introduced in natural grassland under semi-arid condition of Jhansi. In “Multipurpose tree species research - Retrospect and Prospect "(Eds. KR. Solanki, AK Bisaria and AK Handa) Agrobios, Jodhpur, India.

Rao, G.R. and Md. Osman 2000.Nursery Techniques for tree farming and Agroforestry. In: Advances in Integrated Watershed Management Technology in a Farming Systems Perspective for Enhanced and Sustained Land Productivity. pp 159-161.

Rao, G.R. 1999 A Decade of Research (1988-1998), Published by National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi.

Rao, G.R., Y.S.Ramakrishna, G.R.Korwar and T. Suresh Kumar .2006.Integration of Jatropha and Pongamia in Dryland Areas of Andhra Pradesh. Paper presented in WINROCK International India, 3rd International Biofuels Conference, January 18-19, 2006 New Delhi. pp. 103-106

Rao, G.R. 2007. Criteria to be followed for DUS testing for Neem. In: Discussion Note of National Level Consultative Meeting on DUS Testing of Trees. FC&RI, TNAU, Mettupalayam.  56p

Rao, J.V., Rao, G.R., Chary, G.R., Srinivas, I. and Ramakrishna Y.S. 2007. On-farm Research Experiences on Biofuel Establishments in Andhra Pradesh. In: Proceedings of National Workshop on Production, Methodologies, Utilization Techniques and Challenges Ahead. MERADO, Ludhiana. pp. 163-170

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy and G.R. Rao .1995.  Comparative performance of multipurpose tree species introduced in rangelands under rainfed condition at Jhansi, In: Holastic Approach to Sustainable Development, (Ed) Pramod Singh., M.D. Publication Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, pp. 147-156.

Rai, P., R. Deb Roy, N.C. Verma and G.R. Rao .1994.  Performance of small ruminants on silvipasture and natural grassland under grazing condition. In: Agroforestry Systems for Degraded Lands (Eds) P.Singh, P.S.Pathak and M.M.Roy, OXFORD & IBH, New Delhi. Pp.773-779.

Bulletins: 6

Venkatesh, G., Gopinath, K.A., Sammi Reddy, K., Sanjeeva Reddy, B., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Rao, G.R., Pratibha, G.Srinivasa Rao, C.H., Chary, G.R.C., Prabhakar,M., Visha Kumari, V., Shankar, A.K. and Venkateswarlu, B. 2018. Biochar Production and its Use in Rainfed Agriculture: Experiences from CRIDA.CRIDA-NICRA Research Bulletin 02/2018, ICAR – Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad. pp 50.

Rao, G.R., Prasad, Y.G., Prabhakar, M., Srinivas, I., Rao. K.V., Korwar, G.R., Venkateswarlu, B., Shankdar, A.K., Ravindra Chary, G. and Reddy, N.N. (2010). Biofuel Crops for Drylands: Cultivation and Processing Issues. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, 32p

Sunil, Venod Kumar, Varaprasad, K.S., Rao, G.R., Sujatha, M. and Sharma, S.K. (2010). Minimal Descriptors of Jatropha curcas L. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi, viii + 32 p.

Rao, G.R., Rao, J.V., Prasad, Y.G., Prabhakar, M., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Metta Bhoomulalo Biodiesel Mokkala Sagu Technical Bulletin 1/2006. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR), Hyderabad. 16p

Rao, G.R., Rao, J.V., Prasad, Y.G., Prabhakar, M., Ramakrishna, Y.S., Agrotechniques for Biodiesel Plantations in Rainfed Areas Technical Bulletin 2/2006. Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR), Hyderabad. 16p

Maruthi, V.,Reddy, B.S., Nirmala, G., Pratibha, G., Rao, G.R., Srinivasa Rao, M., Ramana, D.B.V., Rama Rao, C.A and Ramakrishna, Y.S. Empowerment of women farmers through participatory dryland agricultural technology interventions. Technical Bulletin No. UNDP/CRIDA/TB-2/04. 16p

Compendium: 2

Rao, G.R., Kumar,N.R., Prasad, J.V.N.S., Prabhakar, M., Venkatesh,G., Srinivas, I., Ramana, D.B.V. and Venkateshwarlu,B. Agro-forestry as a strategy for adaptation and mitigation of climate change in rainfed areas (Compendium of Lectures), 2013, 385p, published by CRIDA.

Prasad, Y.G., Prabhakar, M., Rao, G.R., Ravi Kumar, N. and Sailaja. Decision support system in pest management (Compendium of Lectures), 2014, 350p, published by CRIDA.

Popular Articles: 4

G.R.Rao, P.Sathi Reddy, P.Sharat kumar “Bahula prayojanakaari   simarouba”ANNADATA-February-2016, page no-42-45

P.Sathi Reddy, G.Srikrishna,G.R.Rao,M.Prabhakar,P.Sharat kumar and Ch.Srinivasa Rao ”Adunika paddathullo labhaadayakanga Karet saagu” ANNADATA- November-             2015, page no-38-40.

P.Sathi Reddy, G.Srikrishna, G.R.Rao,M.Prabhakar, D.Ananatha Rao  and Ch.Srinivasa Rao “Pandla thotala mariu ithara pantallo anthara pantaga Allum sagu”ANNADATA-  December-2015,page no-10-12

P.Sathi Reddy, G.Srikrishna, G.R.Rao, S. Srinivas reddy  and Ch.Srinivasa Rao “Sheetakala pantaga Podachikkudu saagutho rithuku aadayamu”ANNADATA- January-2016,page no-26-27.