Dr Bhogireddy Sailaja awarded with the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research

Dr Bhogireddy Sailaja receiving the medal and certificate from Mr Radha Mohan Singh (second from left). Mr Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (extreme left) and Dr Trilochan Mohapatra (extreme right) are also seen.

Dr Bhogireddy Sailaja, DBT-Research Associate, Genetic Gains Program, ICRISAT, has been awarded the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2016’ in the Biotechnology category. The award recognizes her significant contribution towards the improvement of rice productivity despite high temperature stress induced by climate change. The award was presented by Mr Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, and Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and ICRISAT Governing Board Member, at the 89th ICAR Foundation Day, on July 16.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings

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