Scientific Staff

Dr. Dayakar Rao B

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

  • DayakarRao B,Kiranmai E, Deepika, Hariprasanna K, and Vilas A Tonapi. Studies on ready to cook Gingelly fortified extruded food-sorghum pasta, International Journal of Chemical Studies 2018; 6(3): 2460-2464 (Jnrl Id: I185, NR: 5.31).
  • DayakarRao B, Suneetha A, Kiranmai E, Srenuja D and Vilas A Tonapi. Development of multi millet based extruded snack food. International Journal of Chemical Studies 2018; 6(4): 1748-1752 (Jnrl Id: I185, NR: 5.31).
  • DayakarRao B,Kulkarni D K, and Arlene-Christina G.D, (2018). Development and Evaluation of Low Gluten Composite Bread from Sorghum Cultivars, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 7 Number 03 (2018) (Jrnl Id: I199, NR: 5.38).
  • DayakarRao B,Suneetha A, Srenuja D and Kiranmai E. Standardization of sorghum based extruded snacks by using hot extrusion technology. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2018; 7(4): 1356-1361, E-ISSN: 2278-4136. (Jrnl Id: J399, NR: 5.21).
  • DayakarRao 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. (Jrnl Id: F047, NR: 8.71).

Books

  • DayakarRao B, VenkateshBhat B, Vilas A Tonapi. 2018 Nutricereals for Nutritional Security strategies for mainstreaming millets for prosperous farming & healthy society.Published by ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, rajendranagar, Hyderabad.ISBN – 81-89335-70-7, February 2018 pp 164.
  • DayakarRao B, Ananthan R, Hariprasanna K, VenkateshBhat, Rajeswari K, Sukreeti Sharma and Vilas A Tonapi 2018. Nutritional and Health Benefits of Nutri Cereals published by ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. ISBN-81-89335-73-1, September, 2018 pp 96.
  • DayakarRao. B, Kiranmai. E, Sangappa and Vilas A Tonapi. 2018. Value added product technologies of millets published by ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Hyderabad. ISBN-81-89335-74-X, November, 2018 pp 48.
  • DayakarRao B, Tonapi, VA, Krishnaveni K, Sunil, Satish and Sangappa. 2018 Millet Recipes – A Healthy Choice.(Updated) Published by Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana-500 030, INDIA. pp. 168.ISBN81-89335-62-8.
  • Bhat BV, DayakarRao B, and Tonapi ,V.A. 2018 Millet story Published by Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka,. ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana-500 030, INDIA.pp. 52.ISBN81-89335-63-2.

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

Dr. Dayakar Rao B