Dr Rajendra R. Chapke
Discipline: Agricultural Extension | Designation: Principal Scientist | At IIMR Since: 2008
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||Year of completion
||Subject(s) with major field
||Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
||Agricultural Extension including Agril. Statistics & Horticulture
||Dr. Panjabrao Deshamukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Akola (Maharashtra State), India
|| Extension Education including Agril. Statistics, Entomology & Agronomy
||Dr. Panjabrao Deshamukh Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Akola (M.S.), India
Employment Record & Experience (Starting from the present position)
||Institution & place of posting
||Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad, Telangana
||6 Oct 2014 to till date
||Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad
||6 Oct 2008 to 5 Oct 2015
|Scientist (Senior Scale)
West Bengal (India)
|3rd Dec., 2005 to 4th Oct., 2008
||2 years & 9 months
||CRIJAF, Barrackpore, West Bengal (India)
||3rd Dec., 2001 to 2nd Dec., 2005
- Identification and introduction of sorghum technologies in non-traditional sorghum area like rice-fallows under zero-tillage
- Impact assessment of the demonstrated improved rabi sorghum technologies on farmers’ livelihood in major sorghum growing states of the country
- Farmers’ livelihood enhancement through interventions of latest sorghum production technologies in different agro-eco systems of the country
- Coordination of frontline demonstration programmes to evaluate and demonstrate latest sorghum technologies for wide adoption in different agro-eco systems of the country
- Agro-ecology and constraints analysis of sorghum and small millets in constrained areas for livelihood betterment of tribal community
Recent 3 major contributions:
- Identified promising sorghum hybrid CSH 16,
suitable for rice-fallows in coastal Andhra Pradesh, out of thirty
two public and private cultivars evaluated in the farmers’ fields.
Six productivity factors viz., area under sorghum crop, cost of
fertilizers, irrigation, pesticide, labourer and grain yield were
contributed significantly in obtaining gross returns (R2=0.9668) to
- Latest kharif sorghum cultivars; CSH 23, SPH
1148, CSV 20, CSV 23, CSV 17, CSV 15, SU 1080, PJ 1430, JJ 1022, GJ
42, CoS 28, and CoS 30 were introduced in Maharashtra, Karnataka,
Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
states through frontline demonstrations. They yielded 78% more grain
and 60% stover than the local cultivars which were resulted into 51
per cent more net returns.
- Demonstrated rabi sorghum cultivars viz., CSV
18R, CSV 22R, PKV Kranti, Phule Vasuda, Phule Yashodha, Phule Revati,
Phule Chitra, Parbhani Moti and Parbhani Jyoti in major sorghum
growing states Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. They gave
84% higher grain and 61% stover yields than the local checks, and
obtained 50% more net returns.
Recent awards and recognitions:
- Best Paper Award in International Conference on “Good Governance in Agricultural Extension” held at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad during 3-4 September, 2015
- Young Scientist Award - 2014 of Society of Extension Education, Agra, India
- Best Poster Award in Global Consultation on millets promotion for health and nutritional security organized by Society for Millets Research, Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad, India during 18-20, December, 2013.
- Fellow Award - 2011 of Indian Society of Extension Education, New Delhi, India
- Certificate of recognition for “Best Popularization Effort for Sorghum in Rice-fallows during 2009-10” from Directorate of Sorghum Research, ICAR, Hyderabad.
Current collaborative activities:
- Coordinating frontline demonstration programmes on sorghum with different All India Coordinated Research Project on Sorghum (AICRPs)
- Field evaluations of improved sorghum cultivation in collaboration with different AICRPs for socio-economic upliftment of tribal farmers under Tribal Sub-Plan programme
Recent most significant publications:
- Chapke RR, Bhagwat VR and Patil JV. 2015. Impact of National Training on Sorghum Cultivation for Value-addition. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 51 (1&2): 78-83.
- Chapke RR. 2013. Feasibility and appropriateness of recommended sorghum production technologies. SpingerPlus 2014, 3: 453 (Available at: http://www.springerplus.com/content/pdf/2193-1801-3-453.pdf)
- Chapke RR. 2013. Women’s perception on decision making in integrated farming system. International Journal of Extension Education, Vol. 9: 65-68.
- Chapke RR, Mondal B and Mishra JS. 2011. Resource-use Efficiency of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) Production in Rice (Oryza sativa)-fallows in Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Human Ecology 34 (2): 87-90.
- Chapke RR, Rakshit S, Mishra JS and Patil JV. 2011. Factors associated with sorghum cultivation under rice-fallows. Indian Research Journal of Extension Education, 11 (3): 67-71.
Other professional activities:
- Presented research paper on “Participatory technology evaluation and dissemination (PTED) for sorghum promotion in rice-fallows” in 7th National Extension Education Congress 2014 on “Translational Research Extension for Sustainable Small Farm Development” held ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalayaduring 08-11 November, 2014: p. 200.
- Presented invited paper on “Constraints Analysis and Impact of Improved Jute Cultivation Practices” in International Conference on Innovative Approaches for Agricultural Knowledge Management- Global Extension Experiences, held at NASC Complex, New Delhi during November 07-12, 2011: p. 73-74.
- Awareness generation through printed and mass media, and capacity building in sorghum sector by imparting trainings for up-gradation of skill and knowledge of farmers, stakeholders and extension functionaries on latest production technologies.
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Dr Rajendra R. Chapke
Last Updated on 30th July 2016