Name : Nidhanapati Karanam Gayathri
Date of Birth : 31.08.1968
Gender : Female
Designation: SeniorScientist(Rice Breeding)
Mobile Number : 9959885367
E-Mail ID : email@example.com
Areas of Expertise : M.Sc ( Ag) In seed Science and Technology
from ANGRAU (1991-1993).
Higher Qualification : Doctor of Philosophy in Seed Science and Technology from
GKVK,UAS, Banglore (1998-2003)
Address : Dr.N.K Gayathri , Senior Scientist ( Rice Breeding)
Regional Agricultural Research Station, Noonepalli, Nandyal -518502.
Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
Joined in service – ANGRAU : 29/09/2006
Total Service Period : 15 years
Significant achievement :
Development of fine grain rice NDLR 7 ( Nandyal sona ) for replacing BPT 5204
(Samba Mashoori) and releasing during 2016 which is notified in 2018 (399 E on 24.1.2018).
and now it has became popular and replaced 95 % area of BPT 5204.
Salient features of the variety : variety is suitable to both seasons due to medium duration ( K: 140 days, R : 135 days) than BPT 5204 (150 days), BPH and blast tolerant, grain type, taste, cooking and keeping quality are similar to that of BPT 5204 and rice can be cooked immediately after harvest. This variety rice cannot be mixed with other varieties rice. Hence farmers of scarce rainfall zone( Kurnool, Ananthapuram), Kadapa, Guntur, Prakasham districts of Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana, parts of Karnataka and parts of Tamilnadu states are prefering this variety than BPT 5204.
NDLR 7 has high market price for the raw paddy Rs.300 more per bag of 75 kg and @Rs.400 more per bag of 100 kg grain (milled rice) than BPT 5204.Under organic cultivation the milled rice of NDLR 7 was sold @ Rs 3500 for 50 kg bag.
ICAR-Seed Project on Quinoa :
Studies for two years 2015-16 and 2016-17 results : Soaking in 1 % KH2PO4 (60 %)
followed by distilled water (54.7 %) in 1:1 ratio for 6 hrs recorded significantly higher
Brochures : 2
Research Articles : 24 (17 Research papers + 7seminars)
Popular articles in Agriculture Magazines : 11
Paper clippings in news papers : 20
Radio talks : 16
Booklets : 5
Awards received any :
• Commendation certificate by Government of Andhra Pradesh -2018
• Development of Nandyal sona – Felicitation by Nandi Rythu Samaakya on
International Womens Day -2018.
Persons for Reference :
1. Dr.B.Gopal Reddy. X-Associate Director of Research, RARS,Nandyal :
Contact No. 9848153140
2. Dr.T.MuraliKrishna, Associate Director of Research,RARS,Nandyal
Contact No. 9989625208
3. Sri . Gopal Krishnan , Farmer, Tamilnadu : 09443148224
4. Sri.Subbarao , Farmer , Karnataka-9611663747
4. Sri. Maheswar Reddy, Farmer , Nandyal, A.P- 9573096985
5. Sri, Venkateswarlu, farmer, Guntur, A.P- 9491121076.