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Dr. Dayakar Rao B

Discipline: Agrl. Economics | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since: 1993

Email: dayakar@millets.res.in  |  Mobile: 09963288838

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
(From-to)
Duration
(years, months)
Principal Scientist ICAR Indian Institute of Millets 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:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Technology Business Incubator (Nutrihub)
  • Nodal Officer for National Millet Mission, policy planning and all issues related to economics of sorghum /millets
  • PI of Centre of Excellence on Sorghum Processing & Value Addition under NFSM, PI of NAIF- Agri Business Incubator, PI of NAIF-Zonal Technology Management Committee
  • Co-PI of CRP – Biofortification
  • Entrepreneurship Development &Liasoning with industries and government line departments on establishing linkages.
  • Consultancy on techno-economic feasibility studies of sorghum/millets product technologies

Recent major contributions:

  • Commercialized 22 millet based product technologies under the brand name eatrite.
  • Facilitated and coordinated incubation of 13 incubatees at Technology Business Incubator-NUTRIHUB-IIMR.
  • Prepared road map for National Millet Mission
  • Scholarly publication:157 and 3 Indian Patents

Recent awards and recognitions:

  • SRIDHANYA-Millet Award 2018
  • Awarded Shri Padmashri IV Subbarao, RaithuNestham 2017 as Best Scientist in Millets value addition
  • Best Food Processor Award by FICCI- 2014
  • Best Scientist – Overall Performance for the year 2016 – Awarded on ICAR- IIMR Foundation Day on 9th February, 2017.
  • Best Research Journal Paper in National journals category awarded first prize
  • Best popular article in Hindu-survey of Indian Agriculture, 2006- Awarded 1st prize
  • Best technical bulletin – Awarded 1st and 2nd prize – NRCS Hyderabad
  • Country program leader for DFID,UK-ICRISAT collaborative project on Sorghum utilization in India
  • Nodal Officer for Implementation of INSIMP (DAC program) on establishment of Millet processing clusters covering 25000 villages in 1000 mandals across the millet growing states in the country under the RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKVY).
  • Member, Zonal Technology management Unit of ICAR (NAIP) whose purview is to review 21 ICAR Research institutes in south zone.
  • Member, ITMU, NRC on Meat, Hyderabad
  • Member, Institute Management Committee, DRR, Hyderabad
  • Executive member, Society of Agricultural marketing, Nagpur
  • Executive member, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  • Institutional Management Committee of Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
  • Member in the State Level Committee, Andhra Pradesh to create awareness on the “Nutritional Value of Millets and Promote Use of Millets”
  • Accredited for guiding Ph. D in Agricultural Economics & MABM students in Agribusiness, PJTSAU, Hyderabad
  • Life Member of Association of Food Scientist and Technologist of India

Current collaborative activities:

  • Formulated national consortium (3 IITs, NITR, CFTRI and ICT) for millet mission
  • Industry: Britannia, ITC ABD, Bambino, MTR etc
  • NGO's: Dhan Foundation, WASSAN, Earth 360
  • Partners with 13 different private millet processing units

Recent most significant publications:

Research papers

  • Dayakar Rao B, Kulkarni D.B, Kavitha C. 2018. Study on evaluation of starch, dietary fiber and mineral composition of Cookies developed from 12 Sorghum cultivars. Food Chemistry. 238, 82-86.
  • Dayakar Rao B, Mohamed Anis, Kalpana K, Sunooj KV, Patil J V and Ganesh T. 2016. Influence of milling methods and particle size on hydration properties of sorghum flour and quality of sorghum biscuits. LWT - Food Science and Technology. Vol. 67: 8-13.
  • Dayakar Rao B, Bhargavi G, Kalpana K, Vishala A D, Ganapathy K N and Patil J V. 2015. Development and standardization of sorghum pasta using extrusion technology. Journal of Food Science and Technology. Vol. 52(10): 6828-6833.
  • Dayakar Rao B, Kalpana K, Srinivas K and Patil J V. 2015. Development and standardization of sorghum rich multigrain flour and assessment of its storage stability with addition of TBHQ. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. Vol. 39(5): 451-457
  • Indhurathna S, Manisha Guha, Hebbar Umesh H, and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Optimization of infrared heating conditions of sorghum flour using central composite design. Food Science and Biotechnology. Vol. 24(5):1667-1671
  • Rajendra Prasad MP, Dayakar Rao B, Kalpana K, Vishnuvardhan Rao M and Patil J V. 2014. Glycaemic index and glycaemic load of sorghum products. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Vol. 95(5):1626-1630

Books

  • Dayakar Rao B, Malleshi N.G, George A. Annor and Patil J.V. 2016. Millets Value Chain for Nutritional Security: A Replicable Success Model from India published by CABI, UK. ISBN-13: 978-1-78064-830-9
  • Dayakar Rao B, Sangappa, Vishala A D, Arlene Christina G D and Tonapi V A. 2016. Technologies of Millet Value Added Products. Centre of Excellence on Sorghum, ICAR-Indian institute of Millets Research. Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India. pp 48.ISBN81-89335-61-8
  • Dayakar Rao B, Vishala AD, Arlene Christina GD, Tonapi V.A. 2016. Millet Recipes, A Healthy Choice. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, pp 137. ISBN81-89335-62-6
  • Dayakar Rao B, Patil JV, Chavan UD and Kachui N. 2015. Emerging Competitiveness of Sorghum in India- Intensive on farm Analysis of major rabi sorghum regions. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, pp 140, ISBN: 81-89335-51-0
  • Dayakar Rao B, Bhaskarachary K, Rajendra Prasad MP, Balakrishna D, Dhanashri K and Nageshwar Rao TG. 2015. Nutritional and Health Benefits of Millets. ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, AP- 500 030, India. pp. 86. ISBN: 81-89335-55-3
  • Tonapi VA, Dayakar Rao B and Patil JV. 2015. Millets - Promotion for Food, Feed, Fodder, Nutritional and Environment Security, Society for Millets Research, pp11-127 ICAR- Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030, India. Pp258. ISBN 81-89335-52-9z

Book Chapters

  • Dayakar Rao B and Ratnavathi CV. 2015. Nutritional and Health Benefits of Millets. Pp 519-540. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Patil J V, Vilas A Tonapi and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Millets Improvement and Utilization: Progress and prospects. Pp 3-43. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Utilization pattern of millets. Pp 541-550. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and Patil J V, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Malleshi N G and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Creating Demand of Millets through Value Addition. Pp 551-574. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9
  • Dayakar Rao B, Ganapathy K N and Patil J V. 2015. Millets Improvement and Utilization: Progress and prospects. Pp 575-550. (in) Millets: Ensuring climate resilience and nutritional security, edited by Vilas A Tonapi and JV Patil, published by Astral International Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi- 110002. ISBN 978-93-5130-671-9

Popular articles

  • Hariprasanna K and Dayakar Rao B. 2016. Small Millets in India-current scenario and way forward. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):8-13
  • Dayakar Rao B and Deepika T. 2016. Nutritional Comparison of millets, cereals, oats and quinoa. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):14-1
  • Dayakar Rao B, Arlene Christina G D and Vishala A D. 2016. Emerging Opportunities for Extrusion in millets. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):79-83
  • Dayakar Rao B and Y Latika Devi. 2016. Trend in cost of cultivation and profitability of sorghum cultivation. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):87-88.
  • Sai Krishna Popuri and Dayakar Rao B. 2016. Millets for the new world-products, positioning and education. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(12):89-91.
  • Patil JV, Dayakar Rao B and Rao TGN. 2015. Overview of millets in India. Indian Farming. Special issue. Vol. 65(4):3-7
  • Dayakar Rao B, Balakrishna D and Kachui N. 2015. Utilization pattern of millets. Indian Farming. Special issue. Vol. 65(4):34-37
  • Malleshi NG and Dayakar Rao B. 2015 Diversification of processing technologies in millets. Indian Farming Special issue Vol. 65(4):50-54
  • Singh J P and Dayakar Rao B. 2015. Policy perspectives for millets production, consumption and utilization. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(4):63 -65
  • Dayakar Rao B, Saikat M and Mukesh P. 2015. Entrepreneurship development in millets. Indian Farming Special issue. Vol. 65(4):66-68

Other professional activities

  • Documented GoI’sRs 1000 Cr National mission on Nutri-cereals 2018 which is submitted to Union Agrl Minister, GoI for Approval.
  • Documented Government of India’s –Rs 300 Cr DAC’s scheme on Millets 2011: Initiative on Nutritional Security through Intensive Millet Promotion (INSIMP)
  • Organizing secretary for the first ever International Conference on Global Millet Consultation on Millets for health and food security proved his organizing skillsin December 2013.
  • Lifetime Executive member, Society of Agricultural marketing, Nagpur and Executive member, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI), Hyderabad.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Society for Underutilized Plants for Future Research, Gorakhpur, India
  • Serving as Board of Advisors of ASSOCOM, Institute of Baking Technology & Management.
  • Guiding M. Sc, PGDBM and Ph. D students
  • Reviewing Journal Papers of various national journals and few international journals
  • Member in the State Level Committee, Andhra Pradesh to create awareness on the “Nutritional Value of Millets and Promote Use of Millets”
  • Institutional Management Committee of Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Certified that above facts are correct and I have repeatedly edited and verified to my full satisfaction.

Dr. Dayakar Rao B

Last Updated on 27 November 2018

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